Did you know that Class B motor homes are the smallest in the RV world? Class B units have a raised roof and are build on a van chassis. You may have heard Class B RVs called van conversions or, simply, camper vans. No matter the size, though, you still have the opportunity to customize your Class B RV to fit your RVing needs.
Many people enjoy luxury motor homes, while others enjoy more space. Class B RVs have both positive features and negative features. These are what you should take into consideration before purchasing a new or used Class B.
Pros to a Class B Units
– Its smaller unit size uses less fuel and is easy to maneuver on twisty mountain roads.
– You can often park your Class B RV in the regular sized parking space.
– The unit can be used as a second vehicle.
– This type of RV can typically be serviced at any mechanics shop or garage.
– This class can tow another small car or trailer, if needed.
– You have the option to travel to locations that larger RVs cannot venture to.
– You can park or store this size RV unit in your home driveway.
– This size of unit is easy to wash and keep clean.
– The driving and living areas are connected making it easy to move between the two areas.
– If the space is too limiting, you can upgrade and purchase slide-outs.
Cons to Class B Motorhomes
– You will have limited storage space. This means you have to pay added attention to what you bring on board.
– One to two people can sleep comfortably, but you will have the option to sleep 6.
– Although space is tight, it gets you out into nature or the world when traveling.
– Beds are often fold-outs, so they are put away each morning.
– Bathroom space is limited.
– The unit is not ideal for fulltimers that require lots of space. If you will be on the road a lot, think about this.
– As with all RVs, prices will vary. Buying a new RV is always pricier than purchasing a used one.
How to make the decision
Make sure you spend the time necessary to research your RVing needs and options. Look at various models, styles, and sizes before committing to one type of unit. Take test drives. You will soon be in the RV of your dreams!