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Why Class C Motorhomes Are The Best

Published on February 15th, 2021 by Emily Lawrence

Class C Motorhomes
Parked Class C Motorhome. Photo via Shutterstock Standard License

Why Class C Motorhomes Are The Best

When you’re getting ready to buy a motorhome, there are a lot of options to consider. One of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is what type of motorhome will work best for your needs. Class A, B, and C motorhomes are all popular in the RV world, but Class C might just be the best overall!

Class C motorhomes are motorhomes that are built onto the frame of a van or truck chassis. This means you don’t have to worry about towing a trailer because it’s directly connected to the vehicle!

Below we’ll explore some of the other benefits of this motorhome, including the large living space, improved maneuverability, and many other things.

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Improved living space

One of the biggest draws of Class C motorhomes is the living space they offer. Because of their construction and floorplans, these can generally host more people than any other type of motorhome. The extended overhang provides extra sleeping space, which frees up the rest of the cabin.

A defining characteristic of this type of motorhome is the small overhang that extends over the top of the driver’s cab. This can be used for extra storage space and maybe even a bed.

For a more detailed breakdown of what a Class C motorhome is, check out our article about it here.

If your model includes slide-outs, it can provide additional space for storage, eating, and sleeping. Depending on the size and layout, 4-8 people can live comfortably in a Class C motorhome. In extreme circumstances, some of them can even fit up to 11 people!

Just like all motorhomes, Class C models also have driving areas that are directly connected to the rest of the living space. Drivers and passengers can interact and engage with each other more easily during their trips. This also makes it easier for passengers to access all areas of the vehicle, even when it’s moving.

And speaking of accessibility, another benefit of this type of motorhome is the height. While Class A motorhomes are often raised up, Class C motorhomes are lower to the ground. This makes it easier for people to get on and off. This will be especially appealing if you’re traveling with pets or anyone who is particularly old or young.

Easier to drive

With the internal benefits aside, Class C motorhomes are also easy to drive, maneuver, and park. Other motorhome models can be quite bulky and unwieldy. Plus, if you tow a trailer or other vehicle behind you, that can complicate things on the road as well.

Luckily these motorhomes are easier to handle due to their smaller size and compact layout. They aren’t as long or tall as Class A motorhomes. This makes it easier to drive them in cities or other developed areas. Parking may still be a bit tricky because they’re larger than most vehicles, but it’s still manageable in most places.

These motorhomes are usually between 24 and 32 feet long and they can be driven by anyone with a valid driver’s license. No special certification required here!

Additional benefits of Class C motorhomes

Because of their large hosting capacity and good handling on the roads, Class C motorhomes are popular choices for first-time buyers. They’re a good middle ground between the comfort and size of Class A, and the compact layout and maneuverability of Class B models. They have many other benefits as well!

Towing capabilities

These motorhomes offer quite a bit of storage and living space by themselves, but if owners want to tow extra gear (or even another vehicle) most Class C motorhomes have the ability to tow things behind them as well.

For example, if you enjoy exploring new areas but don’t want to worry about parking the motorhome, you can tow an extra car behind you and use that for town driving.

Middle ground gas mileage

Motorhomes are notorious for being gas guzzlers, and this is a hard problem to overcome. After all, they are large, heavy vehicles and require a lot of gas and energy to move.

However, Class C motorhomes are pretty good at staying within reasonable limits when it comes to gas. These vehicles are smaller and lighter than Class A models, and over time you might find that the gas savings will add up quite a bit.

See also: How To Improve Your RV Gas Mileage

Versatile storage space

Storage space is important for any home away from home! Luckily these motorhomes have a lot of it. Storage can appear both inside and outside the vehicle, depending on the floor plan and the needs of the owner.

The motorhome’s roof and back can also be used to mount bulky items such as bikes, kayaks, and skiis.

Widely available and easy to service

Finally, these motorhomes are popular choices for many travelers, so they are easy to buy and maintain. There’s a thriving market for Class C motorhomes, which means there’s a lot of innovation as well. People are always coming up with new products, appliances, storage ideas, and DIY tips that can make life in a motorhome better than ever!

Many people are qualified to sell and service these motorhomes, and no problem is too big to solve. With the availability and easy access of motorhomes like this, it’s easy to see why they’re a popular choice.

For more information on the prices of this type of motorhome, check out this costhelper report that details the cost of upfront payment, maintenance, and additional fees.

If you’re interested in some of the best Class C motorhome models as well as some of the customizations and options they provide, check out the video below! It gives reviews and walkthroughs for some of the best models on the market.

If you’re interested in trying out a Class C motorhome, but aren’t sure if you’re ready to commit to one full-time, you can also explore RV rentals! This article from gives a great breakdown of the pros and cons of renting Class C motorhomes.

See also: 19 Reasons To Choose A Class C RV (and NOT a Class A!)

2 thoughts on “Why Class C Motorhomes Are The Best”

  1. I have a good chuckle, my 1991 Itasca Class C, is the same length as the 1987 Class A I grew up with. 30 feet. Its 5 feet longer then the 1970’s Class A Coachman I first knew as a kid. Big difference, Class C doesn’t use Semi truck tires. That’ll save you $$$$$ when a tire goes(and its always the inner dually). My Class C, is still a gas guzzler, I get 6 mpg, no cab AC on either, doing 55mph. The Class A’s I knew, all had a pull down upper bunk over the driver and passenger seats. They got 8mpg if no ac being run, 5 if you ran AC or went above 60 mph.
    A Class C seems a decent choice for those of us not mechanically inclined, most dealerships of your particular van chassis its built on can service it. Class A, you need a tire changed you need a truck stop with shop, or find a RV dealership with a shop. I don’t know its easier to drive, I drove the Class A as a teenager, other then I’m not sitting up quite as high, not much difference, and they’re nearly the same height when put next to each other, both require large sweeping turns, no rapid braking, and smooth takeoffs. But its fun, and cute, and serves my purpose for what travel and camping I do. But insist upon emergency roadside services on your RV insurance plan…or a tow call can bankrupt you.

  2. This article is right on point! Being RVers for 20 years and owning seven units over the years we now own our best and most favorite unit. A 32’ Class C. We owned towable, a 42’ fifth, a 33’ fiver, and now our C. You are absolutely right. Easyy to drive, easy to move and travel in and great utilization of space Class C. Thanks for the article as I feel it will resonate with current owners and help those in the market. Kudos!


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