If you’re thinking about buying an RV, the type you choose to buy should align with your intended use for the vehicle. Whether you’re planning to do some summer camping or you’re more of an all-season adventurer, knowing and understanding the three main classes of motorhomes can help you narrow down your options and find your ideal camper sooner. So if you’re not sure which type of RV is the right choice, this buyer’s guide is for you!

After reading this blog, you’ll be better equipped to start comparing models of motorhomes from a camper dealer near you. For a wide selection of RVs both new and used, check out our extensive inventory at East Coast Campers & More today! We’re located in Frankford but serve clients throughout the greater Delaware region, and we can even come to you to service your RV within a 50-mile radius.

Class A RVs

The largest motorhomes may come with steeper price tags, but given their maximized functionality and extensive specs, there’s really no better way to go than with a Class A RV. Most class A RVs will range in length from 20 to 45 feet, so even though they’re not always the easiest vehicles to park, their considerable size makes it all worthwhile. 

This category of recreational rig is perfect for long-term travel, from cross-country roadtrips to out-of-state snowbirding sessions. In our experience at East Coast Campers, we find that this variety is often recommended for big families or groups that need more storage and living space. To get a better idea of what a Class A RV looks like and what it features, check out this model selection guide from RVing Planet!

Class B RVs

Despite what the name may imply, there’s nothing average about most Class B RVs. This class of motorhome is an excellent choice for campers who plan to spend lots of time outside, so we recommend them for outdoor enthusiasts with a moderate need for rider and storage capacity. A great example we offer here at East Coast Campers is the 2018 Palomino Columbus Fifth Wheel F298RL. Compared to a Class A RV, these “sleeper vans” don’t have as much interior room, but they’re much easier to drive and navigate through steep, narrow, and unpaved terrain. Once you’ve got your tent and camping supplies all packed up, all that’s left to do is buy the right Class B. Check out our affordable and customizable assortment of used RVs and campers online now, or get a better feel by test driving your favorites when you visit us in Frankford today!

Class C RVs

Last but not least in our breakdown of RV types is the Class C. As the most affordable and fuel-efficient of the three primary categories, we tend to see the most requests for this kind of motorhome, which generally ranges from 20 to 33 feet in length. A sort of hybrid of its camper counterparts, the Class C RV offers all the comfort and amenities of a Class A rig with the compact size and navigation capabilities of a Class B traveler. Whether you’re traveling as a duo with your spouse or best friend, or you want the whole family to tag along, a Class C RV may be right for you. As an initial reference point to begin comparing options, take a look at our collection of Crossroads RV Zinger Lite models!

Next Steps: Compare RVs, Travel Trailers, & Campers Near You


Now that you know the difference between the three main classes of motorhomes, you’re well on your way to making a smart decision on the RV you ultimately buy. For a vast variety of recreational travel solutions, look no further than our inventory at East Coast Campers. Contact us in Frankford today or browse our RVs, trailers and campers online now!