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Class C and Class B Comparison

Yesterday we had a customer call in and ask the difference between Class B and Class C motorhomes. It’s a very common question with a fairly simple answer.  Below I have included some of the differences between the models along with the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Class B Van

Class B vans are built on van or sprinter chassis. The roof of a Class B Van is often raised, giving occupants more headroom and accommodating cabinets and accessories. Class B motorhomes are often called camper vans or van conversions. The bigger and more luxurious Class B motorhomes can have slide-outs for more space. Unlike the Class C motorhome, they do not have a bed or entertainment center in a cabover, which is the area over the driver’s and passenger’s seats. A Class B averages 10 to 25 miles per gallon, depending on length and weight.

Class C motorhomes are built on a cutaway van chassis or large truck chassis.  A Class C motorhome is bigger than a Class B, but smaller than a Class A. It can generally be


Class C Motorhome

distinguished from a Class B motorhome by the overcab sleeping area. A Class C motorhome gets 8 to 15 miles per gallon depending on length and weight.

A Class B motorhome handles just like a mini-van or full-size van, so it’s easy to drive. It gets better gas mileage than the Class C motorhome.  It can easily fit in a regular-sized parking spot or a driveway. Because it is basically a van, you don’t need a towed vehicle when running local errands.

It all comes down to size, amenities, and gas mileage.  Each type of motorhome has its advantages and disadvantages. Our trained professionals are here to provide you with all the information needed to find the perfect RV for you and your family. Call us today at 1-866-975-3287!

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