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What Are The Pros & Cons Of Super C RVs?

Published on July 30th, 2020 by Lynne Fedorick

Pros and Cons of Super C RVs

What Are The Pros & Cons Of Super C RVs?

Super C RVs are super-sized versions of Class C RVs, with between 33 and 45 feet of well-appointed luxury. If you’re considering one of these gorgeous rigs, it’s important to know the pros and cons.

Pros of Super C RVs

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There are so many pros to these RVs, it’s really hard not to fall in love with their features.

Greater ride comfort

Front seating positions are closer together, up high, and not as close as in a Class A RV. This front row positioning gives a softer ride, a great view of the road, and front-seat passengers don’t feel unnerving like they are sitting right on top of the road.

Easier to drive

The design of these RVs have the front row seating behind the front wheels, rather than over the top of them. This design makes Super Cs drive more like a pickup truck than a bus.

Better safety

With the hood and engine in-between the driver and the front of the vehicle, and a durable truck chassis, the chances of surviving a front-end collision are far better in a Super C than a Class A RV. Three wide doors that can be used for emergency egress are another feature not found on other RVs.

Super C RVs are powerful

With plenty of horsepower and amazing torque, these RVs won’t bog down on hills. Towing capacity ranges from 10,000 to 20,000 lbs.

Easy to service

Most Super Cs are built on heavy truck chassis like Volvo, Freightliner, or Peterbilt and can be worked on at any truck mechanic shop. This means you can get a Super C serviced 24/7.

Luxurious features

Super Cs are well-appointed inside and out. Manufacturers have installed everything to make you feel at home on the road:

  • Real wood kitchen and bathroom cabinetry
  • Granite countertops
  • Spacious bathrooms with tile flooring
  • Electric fireplaces
  • Outdoor entertainment centers
  • Huge awnings that span the length of the RV
  • Loads of storage space
  • Programmable Temperature Control

Cons of Super C RVs

Alas, while Super C RVs are definitely super, they aren’t perfect. The biggest barrier to owning one for most RV enthusiasts is the price.

High price point

There is no denying that the price makes ownership inaccessible for many would-be owners. The Dynamax Isata 5, which is on a Dodge Ram Chassis, starts at $211,211. Super C RVs range up to around $700,000.

Not as much interior room

Length measurements include about 10 feet of hood and front seats, so you get less interior space.

Fuel economy

No RV is great on gas but due to their bulkiness and weight, Super Cs will definitely put a ding in your pocketbook at the fuel pump.

As you can see, there are both pros and cons to these RVs. You may also want to check out our previous article on 19 Reasons To Choose A Class C RV (And Not A Class A!)

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3 thoughts on “What Are The Pros & Cons Of Super C RVs?”

  1. Sadly, there are NO legal definitions of the variety of RVs so, builders are free to call them whatever they want. My understanding was that a TRUE Super-C motorhome was built on the cab/chassis of an HDT (HEAVY Duty Truck) which, by Federal DOT regulations mean that the MINIMUM GVWR is 28,001# (and goes up to 33,000#). This CLEARLY designates said vehicle as a Class 7 HDT. Above 33,000#, The Federal DOT designates vehicles as Class 8 HDTs. There are a lot of “wanna be” Super-C RVs. These are often built on MEDIUM Duty Pick Up cab/chassis and have engine displacements of 7 Liters or less (HDT engines are generally around 9 Liters (or more). Some builders use a Freightliner (or other marque) BUT, the GVWR will be 28,000 OR LESS (which, under Federal DOT regulations make said vehicle a MEDIUM Duty Truck. BUYER BEWARE! Perform careful DUE DILIGENCE and don’t swallow the puffery a dealer hopes you’ll believe.

  2. Consumers need better laws to protect them. Large purchase but have only the good will of a dealer to correct issues which seems to have become don’t bother us we have units to sell or maybe in 6 months we can look at it.
    We need lemon laws with some teeth in them.
    These costs are ridiculously high to have nothing to help you out once you purchase it


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