Purchasing a new motorhome can take lots of research and thought. Since you will be making a large monetary investment it is extremely important to understand the different classes of motorhome and how prices will vary.
Motorhomes are categorized into three different classes. The largest being a Class A motorhome, followed by a medium sized Class C, and then by the smaller Class B. Depending on the quality, class, and age of the motorhome you purchase, the price tag could range anywhere from $10,000 to $300,000.
Before you go and purchase your next motorhome, take a look at our guide! Below I will go into detail on each of the three classes, provide you with both pictures and prices, and give you all the information you could ever need to find the perfect motorhome for you and your family! So what are we waiting for? Let’s get started!
The Different Motorhome Classes
First, let’s take a moment to see how the different motorhome classes compare to each other in important categories such as size, sleeping capacity, and how easy they are to drive.
|Motorhome Class||Specs||Sleeping Capacity||Driving Difficulty|
|Class A||Length: 21 – 45 feet|
Height: 10 feet
Weight: 13,000 to 30,000 pounds
|1 – 10 People||medium – hard|
|Class C||Length: 20 – 35 feet|
Height: 10 feet
Weight: 10,000 to 13,000 pounds
|1 – 8 People||easy – medium|
|Class B||Length: 16 – 23 feet|
Height: 8 feet
Weight: 4,000 to 9,000 pounds
|1 – 4 People||easy|
Now that we have a basic knowledge of how each of the motorhome classes differ from each other, we can go more into detail.
How the three motorhome classes are sorted may not go exactly as one would imagine (Class A, C, B). To help you better understand how the motorhomes are classified, I have gathered information on each of the classes and sorted it for you to easily find below!
A Class A motorhome is built on a modified, heavy-duty special bus chassis and is therefore known as the largest class size of motorhome.
Some of these Class A motorhomes are even large enough to have enough room underneath them to store a sports car.
A Class A motorhome has an extremely low fuel efficiency (it is basically a small home on wheels after all).
Some of the Class A motorhomes are equipped with a diesel engine in order to give it more power and strength as they travel down the road.
However, diesel engine motorhomes are going to come at a higher price than any of the regular fuel engine motorhomes.
Not only is a Class A motorhome known as the largest in size, but they are often known for being much more expensive and luxurious (hence the sports car garage underneath) than any of the other motorhome classes or travel trailers.
If you are looking for a “home away from home” then a Class A motorhome may be the perfect option for you.
A Class A motorhome will almost always include all of the amenities that you could find in a residential home (or at least in an apartment).
Some of the amenities that Class A motorhomes have are bottom storage, multiple slide outs, multiple awnings, a full kitchen, a full bathroom, and a master bedroom.
Some Class A motorhomes even have built-in laundry systems or other “luxury” features depending on the size and price of the rig.
The second largest motorhome class is a Class C (confusing right?).
While one may assume that a Class B would be the second largest, Class B is, in fact, the smallest class of motorhome.
A Class C motorhome is built on a modified pick-up truck chassis (sometimes on a flat truck chassis), and is easily distinguished by the overhang above the cab.
While fuel efficiency still won’t be perfect in a Class C motorhome, it is still better than that of the Class A motorhomes.
Class C motorhomes are also able to be either gas or diesel engines, but once again the type of engine in your motorhome is going to greatly affect the overall price.
A Class C motorhome has the capability to tow either a boat or a small car behind it. Making it the perfect vehicle for a family getaway!
While still smaller than a Class A, Class C motorhomes still offer many of the same amenities.
Some of these amenities include a medium to small kitchen space, a medium sized bathroom, and a comfortable amount of living space.
One of the most difficult portions of driving a Class C is the overhang. For many, it will take some time to adjust to the overhang being in your vision but overall, a Class C motorhome does not require any special license or driving experience.
A Class C motorhome is a perfect option if you are looking to find all of the same features that are in a Class A motorhome, but for a much lower price!
Gather together your family or a group of friends and take your Class C motorhome on the ultimate road trip!
Finally, we have arrived at the smallest motorhome class size, the Class B motorhome.
Commonly known as campervans, or van campers, a Class B motorhome is built on a modified van chassis and is much easier to drive than the other larger motorhomes.
Never worry about finding a parking space big enough for you and your rig again when you drive a Class B motorhome.
Since Class B motorhomes are built on a smaller van chassis, many Class B motorhomes will come equipped all of the safety features you would find in a new car!
Class B motorhomes offer the highest fuel efficiency out of all the motorhome classes and are often the best choice for when you go boondocking (camping without hookups).
One of the only downsides to a Class B motorhome is that there is not much living space to be found inside.
But if you are looking for more motivation to spend time in the outdoors when you travel, than a Class B motorhome could be the perfect choice for you.
Due to their smaller size, Class B motorhomes only have a tiny kitchen (if any) and often do not feature a typical bathroom but rather a “wet bath.”
Not sure what a wet bath is? No worries, I wasn’t sure at first either.
Essentially a wet bath is just a bathroom that saves space by water-proofing the entire interior and turning it all into a shower (toilet and all).
Class B motorhomes are often equipped to seat anywhere from 3 to 12 people as you travel down the road; however, most will only be capable of sleeping 2 or 3 people at a time.
If you have a larger family, you may need to consider bringing sleeping bags and tents along with you or to consider purchasing a larger motorhome.
Many Class B motorhomes come with the option to include 4 Wheel Drive. So, for all of you adventure seekers looking to discover new places, a Class B motorhome is perfect for you!
With a Class B motorhome, you never have to worry if your rig can make it up or down any rough roads like you would in a larger motorhome. So take advantage of your motorhomes dexterity and find a new, unique adventure!
So now you have it, all the details and information you could need for the three motorhome classes!
Wait! There is actually one more sub-class for you to learn about!
This final sub-class is known as the Class B+ motorhome.
A Class B+ motorhome is often grouped with Class B motorhomes and not seen as a separate class; however, here at Camper Report we aim to provide you with ALL of the information.
Class B+ motorhomes are bigger and come with a few different amenities than a regular Class B motorhome.
Essentially, a Class B+ motorhome is just a cross between a Class C and a Class B.
One notable difference between a Class B and a Class B+ motorhome is the size and design of the bathroom.
In a Class B motorhome we learned there is most commonly a small wet bath; however, in a Class B+ motorhome, you will often find a standing bath/shower (similar to what would be seen in Class C).
Class B+ motorhomes give a little extra room to the kitchen, living room, and sleeping areas.
The point of any Class B motorhome is to give you mobile living space.
A Class B+ goes above and beyond to use every possible inch to make your mobile living space both affordable and comfortable.
Motorhome Prices (with examples)
Now that you know more about the differences between each of the motorhome classes, it is important to know which ones will fall within your price range!
To help you get a better idea of everything that comes with the purchase of a motorhome, I have included a few of my favorite rigs for each of the classes!
Most Class A motorhomes are going to cost not only one pretty penny but often two (depening on the size and year that is of course).
The cheapest you will find a Class A motorhome being sold new is for $80,000.
If you are looking to save some money by purchasing a pre-owned Class A motorhome, you will still be spending anywhere from $60,000 upwards.
However, if you purchase an older model Class A motorhome, you may be able to find one between $15,000 and $25,000 (remember these are going to be well used and most likely from the 90’s).
While it may seem out there to many of us RVers, some of the most expensive Class A motorhomes can be anywhere from $1 Million to $3 Million.
These motorhomes are more commonly referred to as “mansions on wheels” and are often custom made.
My Top 3 Class A Picks
2019 Thor Windsport 27B ($135,713)
This motorhome is one of my favorites because you will find both luxury and affordability inside!
The Thor Windsport 27B can sleep up to 6 people and features not only a queen size master bed but a KING size master bed!
The only downside to this motorhome is the lack of counter space and a smaller, more cramped cab space.
However, if you plan on only preparing small meals, the table may provide enough counter space for you and your family!
2019 Forest River Berkshire 34QS ($292,015)
While this motorhome definitely comes at a higher price than the Windsport, the Forest River Berkshire 34QS offers much more living and cooking space.
With 4 slide- outs, you will never feel cramped in this luxurious motorhome.
Make sure everything you need for your camping trip will fit by using the underbelly storage! Something that makes the Forest River’s under-belly storage unique is the pull-out floor.
Never worry about not being able to reach something, just pull out the sliding floor and reach it easily!
Sleep 6 comfortably and use all the extra counter space in this luxurious Class A motorhome.
2020 Thor Hurricane 33X ($109,995)
Get ahead of the times by purchasing the 2020 Thor Hurricane 33X!
This motorhome has the ability to sleep 6 as well and has 2 slide-outs to extend your living space.
I think one of my favorite things about this motorhome is the sleek interior and excellent use of space.
Both the interior and exterior of the Thor Hurricane are visually appealing and will make your camping experience that much more enjoyable!
Class C motorhomes tend to be my favorite choice of motorhome, simply because you get both space and affordability wrapped up into one package!
Most newer Class C motorhomes are going to start at $65,000 and climb upwards of $100,000 depending on the make, model, and floorplan you choose.
For example, a brand new 2019 DYNAMAX DX3 37RB is sold for $338,819. (Keep in mind this will be one of the most luxurious Class C motorhome models).
For pre-owned Class C motorhomes, it will be a little easier to find a relatively new model for around $20,000 to $40,000.
My Top 3 Class C Picks
2019 Dynamax DX3 37RB ($338,819)
Since I mentioned this motorhome as one of the most luxurious Class C’s you will find, I figured I should let you know EXACTLY what makes me think that.
One of the first things you notice about this motorhome is that the cab is much larger than that of a normal Class C motorhome.
This larger cab is a result of a stronger engine to help carry all that luxury from one location to the next.
Once you walk inside the Dynamax DX3 37RB you will find plenty of sitting and storage space.
If you are one who struggles to fit everything in the smaller motorhome fridges, then the Dynamax will blow you away with a much larger, sleeker fridge for you to fill!
Forget stopping at the laundromat on your next camping adventure, the Dynamax has it’s own washer and dryer set inside!
The next part of the Dynamax that just screams luxury is the bathroom. Not only will you find a full shower, but a couples vanity set as well!
2019 Forest River Sunseeker 3050SF ($94,995)
This Class C motorhome comes at a much lower price than the Dynamax but offers just as many amenities!
In the Forest River Sunseeker 3050SF you can take advantage of the extra fridge and counter space to entertain all of your guests!
We have all experienced the struggle of sharing one bathroom at some point or another.
As parents, it can quickly put a damper on your camping trip to hear Tom yelling at Rebecca to share the bathroom.
With the Forest River Sunseeker, you will find some solution to the problem with a bathroom vanity set separate from the toilet and shower.
The Forest River Sunseeker has room to sleep your entire family comfortably and even features plenty of room for entertainment!
2019 Winnebago Outlook 27D ($99,849)
Winnebago has always been known as a reliable vehicle manufacturer, and their motorhomes come with that same legacy behind them.
You are able to sleep up to 4 in the Winnebago Outlook 27D.
The Winnebago Outlook 27D– while much cozier than my other two picks- still has the room to make traveling easier on you and your family.
While Winnebago Outlook does not offer all of the luxuries you would find in my other favorite picks, it does feature a much larger shower than you would find in another motorhome.
This motorhome offers the necessities to make for the perfect weekend trip for a small family.
While Class B motorhomes do not take the title of my favorite motorhome class, they do receive plenty of points (in mind of course) for their versatility, affordability, and ease of driving.
While a Class B motorhome may not make the ideal motorhome for a larger family, if you and a couple friends wanted to venture into the wilderness to explore, a Class B would be perfect!
Most Class B motorhomes can be found for around $50,000 to $70,000; however, many of the modern, more “luxurious” models can climb upwards of $150,000.
Finding a used Class B that someone is willing to part with may be a little more difficult than simply purchasing a new one (since people love their Class B motorhomes so much).
However, if you are lucky enough to find someone willing to part with their Class B motorhome, depending on the mileage and quality of the motorhome you can most often purchase it for $20,000 to $30,000.
My Top 3 Class B Picks
2019 Winnebago Revel 44E 4WD ($154,935)
Alright now I know I started at the top of the price range for my first favorite, but this Class B motorhome is sure to blow you away!
The Winnebago Revel comes with 4 wheel drive and has the tires you will need to traverse even the most difficult of roads.
Once you get inside the Winnebago Revel, your first thought might be that the space is too small for you, but just wait until you see all the features inside this motorhome before you make a decision!
First thing first is the interior. The Winnebago Revel has a sort of “modern-retro” design making your camping experience truly unique!
Cook some quick meals in the mini kitchen stored inside this Class B motorhome (kitchen, stove, mini-fridge).
One of the truly amazing parts of this motorhome is the bathroom! (yes I said the bathroom). When the bathroom is not in use, you can put in removable shelves, taking it from a bathroom to a cupboard, in order to help transport your belongings safely.
Once you remove the shelves from the bathroom, you have a two in one wet-bath (shower and toilet). Just be sure to remove the toilet paper roll before you turn on the shower!
Possibly my favorite part of this motorhome is the back storage space. While you are driving use the space below the power lifted bed to store bikes or other pieces of equipment. Easily lower the bed when it comes time to sleep!
The Winnebago Revel really has a method of using as much space as effectively as possible!
2019 Roadtrek Simplicity SRT ($74,995)
Now that we are on the other side of the price line, let’s look at a more affordable, but just as amazing Class B motorhome.
Once you step out of the cab area in the Roadtrek Simplicity SRT you no longer feel like you are in a vehicle but rather are in a small home.
Make use of the full wet-bath or cook a delicious meal on the two burner stove in the featured mini-kitchen.
Looking for a place to sit and just talk with friends, well during the day the backseat can operate as a lounge area and then at night folds down into a bed!
If you are looking for a Class B motorhome with all of the perks for a great price, then the Roadtrek Simplicity SRT is the perfect fit for you!
2018 American Coach Patriot MD2DINNETT RWD ($129,191)
The American Coach Patriot is another Class B motorhome that makes you feel like you are truly traveling in style!
While a little more expensive, this motorhome also features a full wet-bath, a mini kitchen, and has a backseat that folds down into a bed.
Built on a Mercedes van chassis, the American Coach Patriot is sure to not only allow you to live comfortably but to drive comfortably as well!
Cook with confidence on the American Coach Patriot’s beautiful countertops and take advantage of the microwave (not many Class B motorhomes will feature a microwave).
Class B+ motorhomes look like a literal mix between a Class C and Class B motorhome (basically a campervan with a slight cab overhang).
Get the size of a Class B and the luxury of a Class C all wrapped up in one wonderful package!
A Class B+ motorhome will typically be sold for around $80,000 to $90,000. But once again, like other classes of motorhomes, you are able to find more luxurious models for upwards of $150,000.
My Top 3 Class B+ Picks
2019 Winnebago View 24J RWD ($156,653)
Once again, yes I started at the top of the price scale, but I promise this Class B+ motorhome will not disappoint you!
The Winnebago View is large enough to not only sleep 2 people but up to 5!
Featuring a dining slide out, this Class B+ really does feel more like a Class C.
In the mini-kitchen, you can find a full-size sink, a two burner stove, and a small microwave. Not to mention the extended dining table!
When you enter the bathroom area, no longer expect to see a small wet-bath but a separate toilet and stand-up shower.
The Winnebago View features a sleekly designed interior with plenty of storage options to make sure you are able to get everything to your final destination.
2019 Coachmen Orion 24RB RWD ($110,367)
The Coachmen Orion is not only stunning on the inside, but also on the outside!
The exterior brilliantly attracts the eye and invites everyone to come inside!
In the interior of the Coachmen Orion, you will find plenty of seating area to entertain all of your guests as you travel.
When you enter the mini-kitchen in this Class B+ motorhome you find not only a small sink and stovetop, but an oven as well (and yes this is something to get excited about)!
The bathroom features a separate toilet and stand up shower accompanied by plenty of cupboards and drawers for storage.
While the Coachmen Orion may not sleep as many as the Winnebago View, you and your family are still sure to have an amazing time as you travel!
2015 Roadtrek CS Adventurous ($89,999)
This Class B+ motorhome leans more on the side of being a Class B rather than a Class C, but that is to be expected due to the lower price tag.
Inside the Roadtrek CS Adventurous, you will find a narrow interior full of amenities.
In the mini-kitchen, there is a small sink, a two burner stove top, a microwave, and a full size RV fridge.
Moving towards the back of the motorhome, you will find a small three in one wet-bath.
The back of the motorhome has two long benches to for your guests to lounge in, and at night the two benches fold down into a medium bed to sleep in!
While not as luxurious as my other favorites, the Roadtrek is still guaranteed to give you an unforgettable experience along the road!