The RVIA continues to make efforts through carefully placed advertising and marketing campaigns to increase consumer awareness of the RV lifestyle. And their efforts are reaping major results. More consumers are aware of the potential offered through a recreational vehicle purchase.
One of the most popular and well-known types of recreational vehicles is the Class A. The Class A is most easily described as a vehicle about the size of a bus filled with living accommodations. It is regarded by many fulltime RVers as their home, not their home away from home, but their actual home. They enjoy the combination of both home and vehicle. They love the Class A RV’s easy access from driver seat to living quarters. They appreciate the interior space that is so open compared to smaller RV options. Many drivers appreciate their view of the road through the Class A’s height which gives them an excellent vantage point for a clear view. The Class A is also often prized for its ability to accommodate a number of different floor plans and additional amenities. Many feel that the Class A is able to offer a homier feel. Price range and even the quality of the Class A motorhome falls into a wide range.
The list of advantages of owning a Class A is long, but there are some disadvantages that lead buyers towards other RV types. The Class A is long. And while the space is very much appreciated, it can be a hindrance when negotiating smaller, local or simply windy roads. They are also more difficult to maneuver when backing up or turning around. The vehicle is extra wide and leaves many drivers with an issue when determining accurate right side clearance.
If you’re considering a Class A purchase, make sure that you are aware of both the advantages and the disadvantages. Your final decision will depend upon your personal priorities. You’ll discover that what’s important to you will not be important to the next guy. And what’s important to him will be negligible to you. Never ignore the advice of experts, but in the end, don’t be swayed by opinions that aren’t your own. If you know that you already have a bit of an issue negotiating tight spaces in vehicles, then consider some smaller RV sizes. If you know that you tend to feel a bit claustrophobic when you are stressed, remember that and go full boar with the biggest Class A you can find. If you know that economical issues will always weigh heavier on your mind than any worries over luxury then you should probably lean towards one of the smaller vehicles that won’t require as much fuel. You get the picture. Talk to the experts and then fill in the blanks with your own details because that’s the important stuff. The experts won’t be with you on the road. That’s going to be all you!