Of all types of vehicles, the motorhome surely allows the most freedom to owners, allowing them to take all the comforts of home onto the road and visit destinations that aren’t often practical by any other means. With a motorhome, you can park up at the roadside and enjoy a comfortable night in a bed while being able to cook, wash and relax – yet, while still enjoying all the freedom and excitement of life on the open road.
The Importance of Considering Which Model Is Right for You
Before taking the plunge and splurging on a new motorhome, you should take the time to learn about the extensive range of models that are available and the relative advantages or disadvantages they might bring.
A quick search online will show you the diversity of motorhomes available, and you should think about how the vehicle is likely to be used, on what kinds of trips and by whom. Some of the questions you should ask yourself include
- How often will I use the motorhome (e.g. just one annual trip, regular weekends or to live full-time)?
- Who will be using the vehicle?
- Is the motorhome more for travel or holidays in the final destination?
- Will you want the relative luxury of campsites or are you happy to live a little rougher?
- Is petrol consumption important?
Also, while motorhomes aren’t particularly cheap, there is now a plethora of motorhome finance service companies that will help you spread the initial cost of ownership, while still allowing you to enjoy and use the vehicle.
Common Types of Motorhomes Available
It doesn’t take a genius to realize that motorhomes come in all shapes and sizes and your choice of which works best for you will be personal to how you intend to use the vehicle. However, as a general guide, the most common models include:
Class A motorhomes: By far the largest and most expensive of all models, these vehicles often end up prohibitively expensive for many owners. Unless you’re planning to spend extended periods out on the road touring and traveling, you probably don’t need a vehicle as big as this. You should also bear in mind the higher full consumption and difficulty of driving this type of RV.
Class B motorhomes (often also includes camper van styles): The Class B motorhome is considerably smaller and less luxurious than their Class A counterparts but they also have the advantage of being considerably cheaper to buy and run, while also being a lot easier to drive. In most cases, a Class B model will be all you need to enjoy your time on the road - just with a little less space. This type of motorhome also often includes models that are more akin to camper vans. Just to make things even more confusing, there is also a Class B+ which tends to be slightly larger.
Class C motorhomes: Yet more confusingly, there is a Class C motorhome that sits between Classes A and B in terms of size and cost. As with all other models listed here, you should think about what you need in terms of size, space, and fuel consumption, and choose accordingly.