GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted October
    2nd, 2020


    101: What Type of RV is Right for You?


    Happy Camper Blog



    After facing
    the challenges 2020 has brought, you probably can’t wait to hit the road
    again in a way that’s not only enjoyable, but safe for your family. You’re
    certainly not alone. That’s one big reason interest in RVs is booming.
    Traveling in an RV gives you complete control over the cleanliness of your
    accommodations while giving you the freedom to escape the crowds and enjoy
    the great outdoors just the way you want to.

    Whether you’re interested in experiencing the RV lifestyle as a
    new owner or you want to rent an RV first to see what they’re all about,
    you’ll have plenty of options. Here’s a quick guide to the different types of
    RVs you have to choose from:

    Towable RVs

    These units are either mounted on or towed by a motorized vehicle.
    Some models, such as teardrop campers, are small enough to be towed by your
    family car, while others will require an SUV or pickup truck.  When
    choosing a towable RV, you’ll need to know the loaded weight of the RV you’re
    considering as well as the tow capacity of your vehicle. Other types of
    towable RVs include travel trailers, folding camping trailers, fifth-wheel
    travel trailers, truck campers and expandable travel trailers. An experienced
    RV dealer can help you make the right choice.

    Motorized RVs

    These are self-contained units built on a motorized chassis. There
    are three main types of motorized RVs:

    • Type A

    Ranging from 21 to 40 feet in length and sleeping up to six
    people, these are the most spacious type of motorized RV. They feature many
    of the comforts of home, including kitchens, bathrooms, living areas,
    entertainment systems and central heat and air conditioning. Some also have
    slideouts that can expand the living area at the touch of a button. Type A
    motorhomes can also be equipped with a tow hitch to enable campers to take
    along a smaller vehicle to use when they reach their

    • Type B

    Also known as van campers, these models are built using van or
    panel truck shells. They’re easier to drive than larger models but still
    offer standard conveniences such as a bathroom and sleeping, dining and
    kitchen facilities. Full stand-up room in these units is achieved by raising
    the roof or through the use of dropped floors. Type B motorhomes range in
    size from 16 to 22 feet and can sleep up to four people.

    • Type C

    These motorhomes are also built on an automotive van frame but
    they have a wider body section and often have an area built out over the cab
    that can provide an additional sleeping area. Some models have slideouts that
    can expand the living area up to three feet at the touch of a button. They
    may also be used to tow a smaller vehicle for use at the campers’
    destination. Type C motorhomes typically range from 21 to 35 feet and can
    sleep up to eight people.

    Once you settle on your favorite type of RV, you’ll have another
    fun decision to make—where to go on your first trip. Just go to
    GoCampingAmerica.com and enter in your favorite destination(s) to find some
    amazing campgrounds that offer all the amenities you’re looking for. Happy