A Class C motorhome is very easy to recognize as they most often have a section that folds out over the roof of the cab. They are very popular with weekend campers and vacationers for reasons that we will discuss later. They usually are shorter and somewhat smaller than most Class A motorhomes since they are built on more conventional truck frames. Here are is the short list of advantages and disadvantages of Class C RVs:
1. Price can be a great advantage as they generally cost far less than Class A motorhomes and a lot less than bus conversions.
2. They are built to accommodate several people. Since they are a favorite of weekend travelers and vacationers, there is usually plenty of sleeping accommodations and that is one of the functions of that section that juts out over the cab roof, to provide another bed for sleeping.
3. Because of being smaller they can fit into almost any campground or park very easily, so you have more choices of where you can stay at night. They also take going off-road much better than most other larger RV types.
1. They are built on a truck/van frame and so there is only so much weight that they can handle without getting overloaded. This will limit how much you can take with you on the trip. If you pack light this isn’t a problem, but with every person that you add on the trip, the load increases, so bear this in mind.
2. If they aren’t packed properly, or if you buy one of the very long models, they can be more difficult to handle on the highway. Again, this is a weight issue that relates back to the frame size, so keep your weight ratio down and this may not present much of a problem.
3. A good section of the unit’s length will be pretty useless as it involves the cab itself. So when considering actual living space, be sure to only count the area from the end of the cab backward.
These are great RVs to rent and try out for a week or so to see how you like the RV lifestyle before actually committing to it long term. Generally, if you like staying in a Class C and can handle the little problems associated with it, you will most likely be very comfortable in a Class A or bus conversion motorhome. Class C RVs can be rented almost anywhere, so why not give them a try and see if taking your home on the road with you is your cup of tea.