Class B RVs are the smallest type of RV on the market. These units are built on a van chassis, and are otherwise known as camper vans or van conversions. Class B motor homes have a raised roof and can be customized to suit all of your RVing lifestyle needs.
Some people prefer luxury sized motor homes with lots of space, while others prefer something the size of the cozier Class B. When selecting an RV, look at the Class B pros and cons to see if it is the ideal unit for you.
Pros to a Class B Units
- Class B units use less fuel, which saves you money. They are also easier to drive on mountain roads that often twist and turn.
- Class B RVs can be parked, oftentimes, in regular parking spaces.
- Class B motor homes can be used as a second car.
- It typically can be fixed and maintenance in any service shop.
- You have the option to tow a trailer or other car with your motor home.
- You have the option to explore parts of the countryside that larger RVs cannot.
- This unit can be parked and left on your driveway.
- This size of unit is easy to wash and keep clean.
- You don’t have to exit the RV when moving from the driving area to the living area.
- Upgrade the RV’s size by purchasing slide-outs that give more space.
Class B RV Negatives
- Storage space is limited, so you can’t pack a lot or store a lot.
- One to two people can sleep comfortably, but you will have the option to sleep 6.
- Spending time in the unit can become cramped, but this gives you opportunity to venture outward.
- Beds are often fold-outs, so they are put away each morning.
- Bathrooms are smaller than larger models.
- Some people don’t find that this type of RV is suitable for full time RVers. This is a decision you have to make.
- Prices vary, meaning some new models are more expensive than Class C units.
How to make the decision
Research and analyze what your RVing needs are and then make your decision. Try out different sizes, models, and styles by test driving. Your RVing lifestyle is just around the corner.