If you tell a friend that you plan on renting an RV, they likely won’t ask specific questions about your rental. However, if you convey the same message to a professional dealer that handles RV Rentals for a living, your request might seem a little vague to them. The reason for this is that there are multiple classes of RVs. Generally, if you want to rent or buy an RV, it helps to know what kind you’re aiming for.
Of course, most people that want to rent an RV for the first time have no clue about what the different RV classes are. That being said, most dealers should be happy to steer you in the right direction. However, it’s important to do your research and get some information from people other than the ones looking to get your money. While not all dealers will try and trick you, it’s best to know what you’re looking for before you even engage with one.
The different types of RVs
Here, you can find a quick rundown and of the main types of RVs available on the market. You can choose any type of RV to get to your destination, but if you’re looking for a more customized experience, you’re going to need to find the right one for you.
Class C RVs
These are pretty standard RVs, with a motorhome attached to the van cab. There’s nothing really special about Class C RVs, but they do their job well. They come with different “rooms” such as sleeping quarters or the kitchen area, so you can properly live in the RV for the duration of your trip. It’s spacious enough to comfortably host multiple people and you shouldn’t find it difficult to hang around in a Class C RV while you’re on the road.
A fifth wheel camper is a type of RV that is mounted to the fifth wheel hitch on the bed of your truck. If your truck doesn’t have such a hitch, you’re going to need to figure something out, because that’s what you need to get this baby on the road. Once that’s taken care of, you can enjoy a very spacious RV, which can fit multiple full-scale beds, not to mention all the other necessities like a kitchen, a bathroom and even a special dining table. These are fairly large RVs but you’re going to need a competent truck to get them on the road.
Class A RVs
This is the pinnacle of RV luxury. If you see a really fancy RV in a movie or on the road, it’s probably a Class A. These are easily the biggest, baddest and most expensive RVs available. If you can afford one of these, you are pretty much set. If your budget is strict, then this may not be the option for you. But if money isn’t an issue, there’s only one reason why you shouldn’t get a Class A – space. You might find this type of RV to be too big for you or your needs, especially if you are traveling with a smaller group.
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