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?
- 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?