Class B Motorhomes vs. Class C Motorhomes

Feb 25, 2021 Randy Lancaster Comments Disabled
Class B Motorhomes vs Class C Motorhomes


Many families who are after a recreational vehicle find that a Class A motorhome is too large. Instead, they find that either a Class B or Class C is more what they are after. The decision comes down to what they are looking for in size, design, and features.


Class B motorhomes are also called van conversions. They are smaller than Class C options and drive more like a car. If maneuverability is a concern, Class B is the way to go. They typically fit easily into driveways and get better fuel economy numbers than other types of motorhomes.

When it comes to Class C motorhomes, they are often seen as a compromise between a Class A and Class B option. They drive similarly to a moving fan. While Class B motorhomes can usually tow no more than 5,000 pounds, Class C can sometimes tow up to 10,000 or more. This is due to its stronger chassis.


At first glance, a Class B motorhome looks like a slightly enlarged van. The roof is raised so that people can stand up inside and so that there is more room for storage space. Many Class B motorhomes are designed with a dinette set that converts into a bed in the back.

When people picture a motorhome, they typically think of a Class C. An overhang is placed over the cab, usually the primary bed location. The driver's area is separated from the main living area by a small passageway that includes a step or two.


Despite its smaller size, the average Class B motorhome fits everything needed for daily life on the road. A stove, sink, and even a mini-fridge are all included. Most have a toilet as well.

A Class C motorhome gives drivers more amenities, as well as more cargo space. They can hold more water, propane, and waste, making them more convenient for some drivers. While a Class B motorhome can typically sleep up to four people, some Class C motorhomes can handle eight.

The best way to learn more about both Class B and Class C motorhomes is to stop by and explore them in person. You are also encouraged to reach out to our team if you have questions about the differences and similarities between these two vehicle types. We will help you find the perfect motorhome for your driving needs.