Class A vs Class C RV: 20 Reasons to Choose a Class C
- 1 Class A vs Class C RV: 20 Reasons to Choose a Class C
- 2 More sleeping space
- 3 Multiple Exits/Entrances
- 4 Location of the Gas/Brake pedal
- 5 Price
- 6 Protected from anterior impact accidents
- 7 Fuel Efficiency
- 8 Weight
- 9 Engine Access
- 10 Built to be lower or closer to the ground
- 11 Stable and not easier to roll
- 12 Find a campsite is easier
- 13 Airbags
- 14 Seeing ahead of the vehicle is easy
- 15 Driving area is easier to cool
- 16 Less wind drag
- 17 Finding mechanics is not a problem
- 18 Tighter turn radius
- 19 Easier to tow
The existing Recreational Vehicles (“caravan”, motorhome or “camper van”)in the market are
broadly classified under class A, B, and C. It means a certain type may be better
for you compared to another. Consequently, here are 20 differences between Class A and Class C RVs.
More sleeping space
With class C RV, there is a bunk situated over the driver or passenger seats which would offer
you more space for sleeping when you need that rest.
The class C motorhome comes with three options, the passenger door, and driver’s door and
also in the living area in the middle there is a door. The multiple doors
offering convenience and are also important for safety purposes.
Location of the Gas/Brake pedal
While for class C RV the gas/brake pedals are located where you would usually expect them to be, for class A the pedals are tilted to your right-hand side. During the first few times, you drive a Class you will find this frustrating.
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Typically the worth of a Class A motorhome starts from around $50,000 to $100,000 and the price can
go up to a million dollars or even more. A Class C caravan is available from
between $50,000-$80,000. For the same length of the two classes, Class C value will
be cheaper and is therefore popular.
Protected from anterior impact accidents
A class C motorhome has an enormous hood and engine located at the driver’s front. When an
accident happens, the engine will drop and the large crash box situated ahead of
the driver will serve to minimize the possible impact and protect both the
driver and of course the passenger. Let not the hugeness of the class A RV fool you that it is safer.
Since every rig is not the same, it is harder to quantify this but going by the people who own
the two types of RV, they seem to agree that type C is better for fuel efficiency. The gas mileage for type C
is slightly better, 2 or 3 miles for every gallon range.
When you compare the same sizes of Class C and Class A, they will weigh approximately 14,000
pounds and 17,000 or 18,000 pounds respectively.
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The location of the engine in class C in the front is comparable to the normal Chevy/Ford automobile.
When you simply lift the hood you will be at ease with the look of everything
will and they are easily accessible. For class A, accessing the engine area is a
nightmare as it can be accessed partly through the dog home located inside the
home and in the front.
Built to be lower or closer to the ground
Class C is lower or closer to the ground both in the perspective of the driver and from the coach’s
bottom. When you drive class C RV, the feeling is comparable to when you are
steering a truck and the clearance is the same.
Stable and not easier to roll
Since class C is built in a manner that is very stable, it will not be easier for it to roll or fall
over especially when navigating a tight corner.
Find a campsite is easier
That is because of the relatively small size of class C compared to class A and you know that
campsites on national/state grounds have cut-off point.
Class A vehicles have no airbags making them less safe compared to class C which has airbags like a regular vehicle.
Seeing ahead of the vehicle is easy
The forward-facing part of the class A RV is chopped flat, thus you seeing directly what is in the
front is not possible, and the windshield is longer. A class C is nearer
to the ground enhancing the view of what is ahead of you.
Driving area is easier to cool
The windshield of Class C is just like that one of a
normal truck and therefore on a day that is hot it is easier to uniformly cool.
While the enormous windshield of Class A is visually appealing, on a day that
is hot it tends to turn the cabin into an oven.
Less wind drag
That is because of the ceiling height being lower in class C RV making it safer as an abrupt breeze
of wind can be dangerous to the vehicle(swaying) and driver.
Finding mechanics is not a problem
Since accessing the engine of type C is easier and the parts are cheaper, there are a number
of mechanics that can be found.
Tighter turn radius
The turning radius of class C beats that of class A and that is because of the turning of the
motorhome itself is tighter and the bringing forward of the wheelbase.
Easier to tow
That is when you break down and that is because of its relatively small weight.
In conclusion, the many advantages associated with class C is enough reason for you buying or
renting it even if there may be drawbacks. It would be nice if you would
contribute the number 19 reason below.
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