Is The Class B Motorhome Right For You?

Considering a smaller motorhome?  Here are some key questions owners considered when deciding if the Class B lifestyle was right for them.

What is the handling like on a Class B RV?  

  • The Class B RV drives and handles very similarly to a van.  In essence, the Class B RV is a van that has been converted into a small RV

What is the fuel economy like on the smaller RVs?

  • Fuel economy can range from 14-17 MPG in some of the Gas models
  • Diesel models (typical of the sprinter chassis) can get up to 20-22 MPG

What types of amenities can I expect to get in a Class B motorhome?

  • Sink
  • Stove
  • Cabinetry
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Shower (some are enclosed)
  • Couch which converts to a bed
  • Dinette table
  • Electric hook up
  • Water hook up
  • Water Tanks (Fresh and Grey)

Extra amenities that come in some models:

  • Coffee Maker (some models)
  • TVs & DVD (some models)

What is the typical length and interior height?

  • The length can run between 16-23 feet
  • Interior height can run from 65′ to 75′

How many people can sleep in a Class B?

  • You can sleep from 2-4 people depending on the model you choose

Major Pros to owning a smaller RV?

  • Fuel economy is better
  • Purchasing & maintenance cost is less than larger RVs
  • You can essentially park it anywhere, even your driveway
  • You can go off the beaten path and enjoy some backwoods scenery. Boondocking is a cinch
  • Everything you need is inside the RV

Ok, so what are the Cons compared to Class As and Cs? There have to be some draw backs, right?

  • Limited storage. Our owners keep things very simple by taking only what they know they need for their road trips
  • Smaller water tanks and holding tanks
  • If you are traveling with others, there is no privacy inside the small RV. Most owners are single or couples
  • Bathrooms and showers are tighter

According to RV Business, the latest report from Statistical Surveys, Inc. shows Class B sales grew 32.7% in February 2014.  The popularity of the small RV continues to grow.

There are many reasons why Class B owners love their RV.  How about you?  What do you like most about the small RV lifestyle? Did you make the switch from a larger RV or did you go straight to buying a Class B motorhome?

Happy RVing!!

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