Understanding RV Types

At RV and Camper Deals we understand the importance of the decision to purchase an RV.  There are many things to take into consideration including which type of fuel you prefer in a motorized camper, will the sleeping capacity meet your needs, do you want bathroom facilities, do you have the proper vehicle to tow the RV you like.  Following you will find a brief description of the 9 most common RVs.
1. Class A Motorhome: Class A Motorhomes are the largest, most luxurious and generally most expensive type of RV.  This type of motorhome is built up from a specially designed chassis that includes the frame, suspension and drive train.  Class A Motorhomes run on either diesel or gas and are a wonderful way to travel on a short vacation or an extended cross crountry trip.
2. Class B Motorhome:  Class B Motorhomes are the smallest type of motorized RV, more commonly referred to as a van conversion or van camper.  This type of motorhome is built using a van body and is customized to provide temporary sleeping, eating and bathroom facilites.  They range in size from 16 to 21 feet.
3.Class C Motorhome:  Class C Motorhomes are a scaled-down version of the Class A Motorhome. Providing the same convenieces in a smaller vehicle this type of RV is commonly referred to as a mini-motorhome.  It is built on a van frame and has an attached cab section.  They range in size from 20 to 28 feet.
4.Fifth Wheel Campers:  The Fifth Wheel Camper is a towable two-level camper that requires a special hitch mounted in the bed of a pickup truck.  This style camper comes equipped with all the comforts of home generally with an upper bedroom and a living area on the lower level.  Once you arrive at your destination, the camper can be removed from the truck bed and stand alone on the attached legs.  A great choice for family vacations and weekend getaways.
5.Travel Trailer: A Travel trailer is a towable camper that (depending on its size) can be towed by a car, van or pickup truck with a bumper or frame hitch.  Equipped with all the comforts of home this type of camper comes in a variety of floor plans and sleeping options depending on your personal needs.  Many larger travel trailers have "slide-outs" which provide additional living space. Once you arrive at your destination, they can be removed from the vehicle and stand alone which allows you to have your vehicle for travel without towing the camper.
6.Sport Utility Camper: The sport utility camper is a larger travel trailer with a garage. There is a door at the rear of the unit that drops down as a ramp, allowing you to park a 4 wheeler, motorcycle, dirt bike or any other "toy" you would like to bring on your vacation.
7.Pop Up Campers: Pop Up Campers, also known as folding or tent trailers are the smallest type of towable camper.  Their lightweight makes them easily towable by any vehicle with a bumper level hitch.  They have a hard roof, floor and partial sidewalls.  The sides are made of canvas combining the open-air tent camping with the basic comforts and protection found in other RVs.  There are generally two pullout beds, one on each end and a common living area between which can include a stove, sink and bathroom facilities.  The canvas sides fold in and the hard top collaspes for travel.  This is an excellent choice camper for those moving from a tent into their first RV and is the perfect camper to be towed by a car.
8.Truck Campers: Truck Campers, also known as slide in campers because they slide into the back of a pickup truck.  This type of camper comes in a variety of floor plans for sleeping and eating.  Some units are equipped with bathroom facilities.  Due to the limited size of a pickup truck bed, these campers tend to be smaller with less living space but provide the protection and comfort of other RVs.
9.Hybrid Camper: Hybrid Campers are a cross between a travel trailer and a pop up. Lighter than most travel trailers, this type of camper has hard sides, however the ends fold down and provide beds with canvas covers similar to a pop-up camper. This feature provides additional floor space with the space saving bed option.  Due to the lighter weight of this camper, it can be towed by smaller vehicles.


We hope this guide has been helpful and that you will find the perfect camper at RV and Camper Deals.


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