Most Popular RV Lengths for Sale
Buying an RV can be exciting and daunting; first-time buyers especially can face so many choices that can seem intimidating.
RV length options depend on your preferred camping activity; this article can help you select an RV size suitable for both you and your family.
Class C Motorhomes
When shopping for an RV, there are various aspects to consider. Key questions include fuel efficiency, how many people it can comfortably accommodate, and its functionality. Its towing capacity should also be considered; some prefer purchasing their RV first before finding an appropriate tow vehicle. Regardless of your choice, you must understand both the maximum towing weight of potential options and the specifications of existing ones to avoid costly errors down the line.
Class C motorhomes provide an ideal way to travel comfortably for two to four occupants.
Their driving feel resembles that of a car or SUV, making them the ideal option for newcomers to the industry or simply those wanting an effortless way to travel between home and their favorite destinations.
Class C RVs come in various floor plans, so it is wise to conduct research before making a final decision.
Although many Class Cs offer ample storage space internally, they often lose out when it comes to external storage space compared to their larger Class A counterparts.
Consideration must also be given to where your RV will travel with you; some states impose laws limiting its length before making any definitive decisions.
Before finalizing, make sure that it can fit comfortably where your plan lies before making your choice.
Whether you plan to pay cash or finance your RV purchase, setting a budget before shopping can help narrow your options and select the ideal RV. Remember, an investment such as this should provide years of enjoyment!
Class A Motorhomes
Class A motorhomes are the ultimate RV full-timers’ dream home on wheels, featuring everything they could ever need in one convenient package.
Ranging in length up to 45 feet long, Class A’s boast luxurious amenities such as washer and dryer sets, washer-drier combos, king-sized beds, large outside entertainment centers, full kitchens, and much more – but their gas mileage can often prove costly when filling them up! However, fueling these motorhomes may prove expensive over time.
Class B’s and C’s RV’s can often be more fuel-efficient, saving both on maintenance costs and gas.
Furthermore, their smaller size makes them easier to maneuver through tight spots such as campgrounds or rest stop parking lots, plus many can fit on many homeowner driveways.
Small RV’s also meet length requirements of many state and national park campgrounds where larger models are not permitted to remain, and many can be easily squeezed into tight parking lots in cities.
Small RV’s can also be more affordable to purchase and insure, and some manufacturers even provide packages specifically targeted towards first-time buyers, with special prices such as extended warranties and discounted insurance premiums.
RV’s come equipped with extra pet areas and features for those traveling with their furry friends on camping trips, including litter boxes and crates for both dogs and cats.
Some models even provide storage areas designated explicitly to pet food and waste supplies – perfect if you plan to be away for extended periods.
Considerations should also be given when shopping for an RV; knowing your current vehicle and trailer specifications or those of the trailer you intend to buy are vitally crucial for safe and legal towing of the weight of the RV you desire.
Usually, this requires either a truck or SUV. If neither will do, consider upgrading or purchasing another model instead.
Fifth-wheel RVs feature a raised portion that sits atop their truck beds, complete with steps leading up to it, creating multi-level living spaces unique among other types of trailers like travel trailers or motorhomes.
Furthermore, fifth wheels boast greater storage options and an underground space underneath their base portion, doubling as an extra basement area.
At their very core, RVs that attach to trucks must bear significant loads; as such, they tend to be heavier than other forms.
A larger pickup truck is required to tow them safely and for stability while driving.
Therefore, it is vitally important to conduct thorough research regarding the towing capacity and payload limits of both the truck and trailer you intend to purchase to be certain both can support what you intend to put on them.
Many RV buyers appreciate that fifth wheels offer multiple advantages that other RVs lack, which explains their growing popularity.
Fifth wheels offer ample interior and exterior storage space – perfect for full-timers needing to bring everything along on their travels – as well as various floorplan options with bedrooms at the back.
Some fifth-wheel RVs come equipped with what is known as a toy garage at the back, enabling it to be lowered down and ATVs or other outdoor toys parked inside it. This garage may be full-sized or fit under an RV living area; either way, it provides secure storage of toys in case they get stolen while away from your rig.
Travel trailers are one of the most versatile classes of RVs, offering multiple floor plans and sizes to meet anyone’s camping needs.
Non-motorized and requiring a tow vehicle (typically a pickup truck), travel trailers offer ample space compared to their size while typically constructed using durable materials that make them more reliable than many other forms.
Your RV choice should reflect your lifestyle and travel habits, such as whether or not you prefer outdoor adventures such as teardrop trailers.
Full-time families may require larger fifth wheel or campers. When selecting an RV you should also consider the distance traveled and whether national parks or more private campsites will provide adequate accommodations.
Budget and towing capabilities should both be key considerations when selecting an RV. Most travel trailers can be pulled by mid-sized cars; you will require a truck for larger ones. Furthermore, ensure it has enough power and strength in its hitch to tow the chosen RV safely.
Many RVers have specific amenities they require in their RV, including an extensive kitchen, bathroom living area, or multiple beds.
To determine your ideal RV, you’ll also need to determine how much storage you’d like, your off-road driving plans or camping with pets plans, how long your stay in campgrounds will be, etc.
Another key consideration for RV travelers in national parks is the maximum RV length limit allowed within those parks.
As these rules typically encompass both towing vehicles and length restrictions, it’s wise to research beforehand to comply with them.
Travel trailers make an ideal entryway into RVing for beginners as they’re affordable and have multiple floorplan options to meet any need.
Finding one to suit your specific requirements shouldn’t be hard either; many hold their value well over time, too – Camp Addict co-founders Kelly and Marshall lived in travel trailers for many years, enjoying how easily they fit into tight spots at rest stops or home driveways alike!