What Are the Different Types of RVs?

RV Park in Mountains For some, RVing is a hobby; for others, it’s a lifestyle. If you’re new to the world of RVs, you may be wondering, “Which types of RVs would suit me?” ClickIt RV Liquidation Center is here to answer that question for you! Below, you’ll find a guide to the different types of RVs, what they’re used for, and their benefits. When you’re ready, explore our inventory of used RVs to find the right model for the journeys ahead.

Motorhomes & Trailers

  • Large Fully-Motorized RVs
    • Class A Motorhome (Gas-Powered)
    • Class A Motorhome (Diesel-Powered)
    • Class C Motorhome
  • Full-Size Trailers
    • Fifth-Wheel Trailer
    • Travel Trailer (such as a Toy Hauler)
  • Lightweight Trailers
    • Expandable Trailer
    • Fold-Down Trailer
    • Truck Trailer
Truck Towing an RV into the Mountains

Types of RV: Which is Right for Me?

When you’re weighing the pros and cons of the many types of RVs, the most important question to ask yourself is, “Am I looking for a driveable and motorized RV that’s self-contained or am I looking for a setup I can tow with me?” 

  • Do you plan on spending a lot of time on the roads around Spokane? If so, a Class A or Class C motorhome may be best for you. These models are easily fitted with RV upgrades like furniture, kitchen accessories, and more.
    • Class A models allow drivers and their groups to travel in luxury and comfort, while Class C models are typically smaller. In addition to size, one of the major differences between the two is shape. Class A models resemble buses, while Class C models have truck-shaped front ends.
    • For fuel-efficient long-distance traveling, consider a diesel version of the Class A motorhome.
  • Don’t need a full-size motorhome? You may be better served by a smaller trailer or a camper.
    • Expandable trailers or Fold-Down options (also known as Pop-Ups) are best for smaller vehicles and are much more affordable than a motorhome.
    • When the word “camper” is used to describe an non-motorized RV, it’s usually referring to a Travel Trailer. These trailers are easy to hookup to your vehicle using the standard trailer hitch, which can be found on most models that are built to be towed.
    • Do you drive a pickup with a fifth-wheel hitch? If so, you have everything you need to tow a Fifth-Wheel trailer, which offers the best combination of size and stability of any type of non-motorized RV.
    • More interested in traveling on your own? Consider a Truck Camper. These types of campers are secured to your truck’s bed. They’re stable and easy to configure based on your needs.
    • If you’re planning to bring snowmobiles, waterskis, and ATVs, a Toy Hauler is the perfect option. You can find toy hauler motorhomes, fifth-wheel trailers, and standard trailers.

Class B vs. Class C RV

What about a Class B RV? It’s common to hear about Class C models before Class B because Class C RVs are more popular. When you have a Class C RV, you can take more people on the road and it is more affordable as it is built on a truck or van chassis with an attached cab section, unlike the Class Bs that are built within the dimensions of a customized van. Here are some highlights you should keep in mind when considering a Class B vs. Class C RV:

Overall Space: 

  • Class C models have more room, so you and your passengers can hang out inside the RV comfortably.
  • Class B models have less space, but are ideal for a smaller group, especially for retired couples. They are also ideal if you love to spend more time outside of your RV!

Lifestyle: 

  • Class C RVs feature many of the same luxuries of a typical home, including having extra room, such as an over-the-cab bunkbed, for any guests. If you love to spend time with loved ones on the road, you’ll be able to do so with this type of RV. Even if you live in an RV full-time, this is the ideal model for you.
  • Class B models are ideal for those who live a minimalist lifestyle or those who like to pick up and go wherever and whenever. In other words, you often won’t have to worry about accommodating guests.

Starting RV Shopping at ClickIt RV Liquidation Center!

Are you ready to start your next adventure with the motorhome or trailer you’ve almost dreamed of? ClickIt RV Liquidation Center can help you find it, even if you’re buying from out of state! Not only do we offer a wide selection of pre-owned RVs for sale, but we also make RV financing a breeze. Contact us to learn more about our inventory near Spokane Valley and Coeur d'Alene, ID or how to apply for financing online.

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