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What Are the Different Types of RVs?

Whether you’re looking to take quick weekend trips or a cross-country adventure, there’s an RV for you out there! Searching for an RV online can be an overwhelming experience with so many different options, but we’ll break down a few of the most common RV types. 


Drivable Types: 

Class A RVs are the largest of all drivable motorhomes and are truly a home on wheels. These luxurious models are typically built on a commercial bus or truck chassis that have full kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, and large living spaces. They are great for larger groups and full-timers and can include king-sized beds, full living rooms with sofas, washers and dryers, televisions, kitchens, refrigerators, and full-sized bathrooms.

Class B motorhomes, otherwise known as camper vans, are driven like regular vans but are typically taller to allow for additional living space. Class Bs are great for smaller groups and are fairly easy to maneuver due to their size. Most include a living area, sleeping area, kitchen, and bathroom – all the necessities you would need on a short trip.

Class C RVs are very similar to Class As but with more compact features. They are built on a truck or van chassis and are usually designed to have an overhang over the cab that is typically an extra bed or additional storage. These units can be very luxurious and include a wide range of amenities like full kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, cab-over beds, fold-out beds, and more. 

Towable Types:

Travel Trailers are RVs that are towed behind a vehicle. They typically include living spaces, multiple sleeping areas, kitchens, and bathrooms. One of the main benefits of a Travel Trailer is that the unit can be detached from the towing vehicle, so you are free to easily travel to nearby destinations and attractions in your car while your trailer is parked in designated areas.

Fifth Wheels are designed to be towed by a pickup truck with a “fifth-wheel” trailer hitch. These units are BIG and can, in some cases, be larger than Class A RVs. Most include full-sized kitchens, master bedrooms, sleeping areas, living rooms, ample storage space, and full bathrooms. They also allow you to disconnect from your truck if you want to explore nearby towns or parks off the beaten path. 

Toy Haulers are towable travel trailers that feature a garage and built-in ramp on the back, allowing easy access to any toys or adventure gear the owner might be traveling with – for example, ATVs, motorcycles, mountain bikes, etc. Keep in mind that these units are typically on the heavier side so you will need a vehicle that has ample towing capabilities. 

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Emily Sullivan
Emily Sullivan
Emily Sullivan is a Content Curator for Trader Interactive, serving the recreational brands RV Trader and Cycle Trader. Her mission is to provide thoughtful, practical content to those who are always on the hunt for their next adventure.

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  1. I have been looking for a Leisure Unity , with the twin beds, for awhile.. You have had several, but when I get in touch they are already sold. Is there any way You could notify with email when one is listed? I called on one today I wanted and it has only been on site I day and it sold. Email is [email protected]
    Please contact.

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