When deciding on which type of camper would be best for you, there are a number of considerations. Some of the considerations are obvious, but some may not be. Here we will discuss the most important points to help you make the best decision for you.
It is important that you understand what you want and what your budget is. Then you should begin the research to find just the right camper to fit your criteria.
For those with a sizable budget, motor homes have some advantages over travel trailers. These type of campers are easier to set up when staying at a camping site. As well, while in transit, there is room for any passengers to move around rather than just having to sit as they would do if traveling in a car of truck that is pulling a camper.
On the other hand, towable campers have their advantages. They are considerably less expensive to purchase. They are detachable which means when set up at a campsite you can detach your towing vehicle and drive it for shopping and site seeing. If you have a motor home and it breaks down mechanically then you are without transportation and without a place to stay. But if you have a towable camper and your vehicle breaks down, you can stay in your camper while the vehicle is repaired.
Different Types Of Motor Homes
Class A motor homes are among the most expensive. These are the largest and are often preferred by the most dedicated roadies. They are up to 45 feet long and it is not necessary to have a commercial license as long as you are using it for personal use.
Because of the size of these campers, they usually come equipped with full baths and showers. Living areas are spacious and generally have entertainment packages included. Kitchens are fully equipped with refrigerator, microwave, and range. They also have substantial storage areas on the bottom part of the R.V.
Some of the drawbacks of this choice is the size can be difficult for some to comfortable drive. There are many areas where the camper would simply be too big. Once set up at a campsite it is inconvenient to go shopping, site seeing or to run any simple errands.
Class B motor homes are smaller. They have the essentials, but because they are smaller they do not have all of the accommodations of larger types. They are still pricey, but they are much more driver friendly. This choice is also good for short travel excursions.
Class C motor homes are in the midsize range. They are easier to drive than the larger versions, but more roomy, and have more accommodations than smaller versions.
Towable campers have a number of advantages over motor homes. They are easy to use for short excursions and still suitable longer travel uses. Once set up in a campsite, they can be easily detached from your vehicle freeing it to be driven for daily task, shopping, and other activities. They have fewer mechanical parts making them more reliable. The vehicle will usually need to be a truck, SUV or van with a tow capacity that meets the weight requirement of the camper you chose.
Any of these choices can be good depending on your needs and budget.