RVs are intended for everything from brief leisure activities such as vacations and camping, to full-time living, for which they are often parked in special trailer parks. (However, many RV parks are reserved just for mobile homes, not to be confused with RVs/motorhomes.) RVs can also be rented in most major cities and tourist areas. Class- A motorhome Constructed on either a commercial truck chassis, a specially designed motor vehicle chassis, or a commercial bus chassis. Bus- Conversion A commercial passenger bus that has been converted into an RV. Highly customized with luxury components, bus conversions are typically the largest motorhomes available. Class B- campervan Built using a conventional van, to which either a raised roof has been added or had the back replaced by a low-profile body (aka coach-built). Class C- motorhome Built on a truck chassis with an attached cab section, which is usually van based, but may also be pickup truck based or even large truck based.
They are characterized by a distinctive cab-over profile, the “cab-over” containing a bed or an “entertainment” section. Also referred to as “mini-motorhomes”. In the UK, the cab-over is known as a Luton. Truck camper A unit that is temporarily let into the bed or chassis of a pickup truck. These are much favored by hunters and other backwoods travelers, particularly in North America. Toterhome An uncommon term indicating a motorhome built around a semi truck chassis (such as a Freightliner). This type of motor home allows the pulling of large and heavy trailers. Toy hauler A motorhome, 5th-wheel, or travel trailer, it is designed to be part living space, and part garage for storing things such as motorcycles and ATVs.
Thinking of trying out motorhoming for the very first time? Then you might be wondering what motorhome you’d want to choose for that vacation trip. You can do this by matching your needs to the motorhome with the best or closest match. Firstly, consider how many passengers you’d have or berths that you would need. In this case, the beds that you would be needing with the people travelling. This is the first thing to consider and must be right the first time.
This will decide and help you narrow your motorhome choices. Berths range from 2 berths, 3 berths, 4, 5 and even 6 berths. Note that double beds count as 2 berths in some motorhomes, so take care in choosing. Next, what facilities would you need? Determine how self-sufficient you’d want to be. Possibilities include toilet, heating, shower, kitchen, storage, batteries or power and gas heating. Note that even a small motorhome has all the facilities and probably would have smaller water tanks and fridge, too. Which means, you’d have to ?service? your vehicle more often that with a larger version.