Motor-homes have come a long way in comfort, style and quality. The motor-homes today are designed to bring the comforts of home out onto the open road. Featuring wood cabinetry, designer fabrics, and roomy interiors it can be very easy to forget that these motorhomes are meant for camping.
The manufacturers of motor-homes pay close attention to the comforts of the driver when designing these motor-homes. Most motorhomes are easy to drive once the driver becomes accustomed to the dimensions of vehicle. Most motor-homes can be operated with a class c driver’s license although some states require additional non-commercial licensing for motor-homes that have air brakes or if they reach a certain weight threshold. Contact the local Department of Motor vehicles to clarify local regulations.
Class C Motor-home
Built on an automotive van chassis with a wider body section, class c motor-homes are known for their over-the-cab sleeping quarters. One downfall of these motor-homes is that it can be difficult or uncomfortable to get into the driver’s seat from inside the coach. However, these motor-homes do feature a driver’s side door.
· 21-35 feet long
· $48,000 to $140,000 new
· Sleeps up to 8
· Kitchen, dining, sleeping areas, bathroom, entertainment and storage
· Some models feature slide-outs
Class B Motor-homes
Smaller than class c motor-homes, class b motor-homes are also known as van campers and are built on a van or panel-truck chassis. Class b motor-homes look just like a van with a raised roof and drive like a family car. The raised roof or drop down floors provides head room in this compact coach.
· 16-22 feet long
· $41,000 to $100,000 new
· Sleeps up to 4
· Kitchen, dining, sleeping areas, bathroom and storage
Class A Motor-home
The class a motor-home can be broken down into 2 categories. First there are the gas motor-homes that are the lower priced standard motor-home. They are spacious, well equipped and come in many different floor plans. They feature many home-like amenities such as larger refrigerators, central heat and air, larger bathrooms and sometimes even additional bathrooms.
The second category of class a motor-homes is the diesel pushers. The diesel pushers are the luxury models that contain all the features of the gas motor-homes, with some additions that border ridiculous. Some models have fireplaces, washers and dryers, and dishwashers.
All class a motor-homes are able to tow a vehicle as well. This could be a small car or a trailer for toys such as quads, dirt bikes or a boat. Some models may even contain a “garage” to store and transport the toys. Many models feature a basement as well for extra storage.
· 21-40 feet long
· $50,000 to $500,000 new
· Sleeps up to 6
· Home-like kitchens, dining, bathrooms, sleeping areas and entertainment centers
· Many luxury options available
· Most models have slide-outs