Do you love your Class C motorhome? Some say it’s the best of both worlds. It’s been called the Class A option without the price tag. It’s been called the affordable full size RV. It’s been called the best compromise in the RV industry. So what makes the Class C motorhome so popular and different from other options on the market?
Depending upon your personal and family situation and your traveling preferences, the Class C motorhome could be the most appropriate RV choice to suit your needs.
But there’s a bigger question. Before you go about deciding if the Class C motorhome is the RV for you, you have to decide if you are the type to enjoy the RV lifestyle and/or the RV road trip. Some find that they can very easily adjust from traditional home to life in the Class C motorhome. They may even sell their “home” and go mobile with their RV, cell phones, satellites, Wi-Fi hot spots, and careers that can be conducted on the move. Some careers are even conducive to the recreational vehicle (i.e. writing, photography, etc.)
If you are considering the RV not as a permanent lifestyle change, but as an addition to your current lifestyle, you should consider some of the following issues:
- Motion sickness: does anyone in your family have motion sickness? Is there motion sickness better by air or by road vehicle?
- What entertainment and recreational activities does your family enjoy? Are they conducive to road travel?
- Cooking options: Is there a cook on board? Make sure to provide the kitchen accouterments that will make cooking on the road just as enjoyable as in the kitchen “at home.” With the design details in today’s Class C motorhome, this is entirely possible.
- Budget limitations: consider all aspects of RV travel before heading out on your first road trip. You don’t want to budget tightly and find out once you’re away from home that you forgot to budget for something important like, say, food. This leaves you in a tight spot.
- Consider the needs of taking care of the home you are leaving behind while on the road. This has to be added into the budget and added to the to do list for long planned and spontaneous trips. For instance, who is taking care of the dogs and who will water/mow the lawn? If it’s a long trip, are you going to turn off the water? Are you going to turn off the power? Are you allowed to turn off either of these in your local area? Will anything in your home be harmed by disuse?
Carefully consider all aspects of RVing and how it will suit or fit in to your lifestyle and you will find that it will be far more enjoyable. Most new RVers will discover that their RVing trips get better as time goes on and that the first few were a little stressful due to the new rig and the “newness” of the RV lifestyle for travel purposes. But planning carefully and considering all the different elements commonly associated with the RV will go a long way to making your first trip in your Class C motorhome a good one.