4 Most Common RV Types

RV sales are often advertised as the opportunity to find the perfect vehicle for camping, family fun, and even cross-country travel. The options vary widely from huge houses on wheels to tiny trailers. The four main types are explained below.

1. Motorhomes

Motorhomes are generally the most expensive type of RV for sale. They can be purchased new from RV dealers and used from RV dealers or private owners. Motorhomes offer the advantage of being completely self-contained. It has a motor, bathrooms, kitchen, and separate bedrooms and living rooms.

Class A motorhomes are up to 45 feet in length. They are desirable for people who take long trips or live on the road fulltime, though they are expensive to operate and difficult to drive.

Class B motorhomes are much smaller and easier to maneuver. They are often referred to as camping vans. They comfortably fit 1 or 2 people. Purchase and operating costs are significantly below class A motorhomes.

Class C motorhomes strike a balance between classes A and B. They are built on truck chassis and average 25 feet in length. They offer all the amenities of class A in a space still large enough for a family. The costs offer a significant savings compared to class A.


Travel Trailers
2. Travel Trailers

Travel trailers are to largest RV trailers. They are available new or used at RV dealers and used from private owners. They are essentially containers on wheels. Sizes vary, but they are all built on a trailer frame. They also offer all the amenities of home. Some are plain, while others contain all the luxuries that make them a great choice for glamping.

They are far less expensive than full-sized motorhomes. A wide variety of vehicles can tow travel trailers, and they can be easily hitched and unhitched. Some drivers find them difficult to maneuver, especially the larger versions. They are generally suitable for small families or fulltime campers.


5th Wheel
3. 5th Wheel Trailers

These are much the same as standard travel trailers, except for the gooseneck connector. The gooseneck connects into the back of an open-bed truck. This makes the 5th wheel much more manageable on the road than a traditional trailer; however, a pickup truck is mandatory for hauling.


Tent Trailers
4. Tent Trailers

Tent trailers are tiny compared to other RV trailers. For occasional camping trips, they tend to be the favorite because they are easy to maneuver, can be towed by a regular car, and still offer many comforts over tent camping, though bathrooms are usually not included and kitchen facilities and storage are minimal. Some tent trailers come with a hard plastic top, while others protect campers with a canvas ceiling. They are comfortable and climate control is available. Because they offer less protection from the elements, they are a better choice for mild weather excursions.

All of the listed above can be found at Lovesick Lake RV Sales.