Have you ever seen anyone that loves to travel long distances for a while and not like the recreational vehicles? I am guessing not, and who wouldn’t? The recreational vehicles, RV for short is a form of a house on the wheel. It gives the luxury of home while you travel the distance.
One other thing that makes the RV so popular is that they are made in different length, height and width to suit that you need for your journey and often time you might need for a specialized driving certificate before being allowed to take the wheel.
If you are planning on getting the recreational vehicle anytime soon or you want to know more about it, here is something for your eyes about the different sizes it has and why this might be very essential before acquiring one.
Importance of Knowing the Size of an RV
Knowing the size of this mobile-home is crucial as the larger it is, the more space that will be available and this, in turn, will define the number of mod-cons you will be able to fit in it. Here, one will have to consider things like; the things that you want to fit inside the RV, the number of occupants and finally the level of comfortability desired.
Not just this, when bigger the motorhome, the more precautions you will need while driving it. Take, for example, if you are taking a very large RV, you will have to be careful about how and where you park, how wide your turnings are and when passing under an overpass or bridge. This is the major reason special driver’s license is required for driving most RVs as they are a lot more different than driving a personal car that is quite small and light compared to it. There are three classes of the Recreational Homes, they are the Class A, Class B, and Class C.
The Class A Recreational Homes
Although the width, height and length of the class A RV differ, the standard size of the motorhome is 33’ long, 2ft-13ft high and around 9ft wide. Nevertheless, it is advised to make one’s measurement with tape to get the correct dimension as there are slight variations based on the makers and models.
To drive this motorhome, one needs a special class B driver’s license. The motorhome in most states are not considered based on the measurement but on the weight and to be exact, 26,000lbs. And in the case of class A, its weight ranges from 30,000lbs to 33,000lbs, hence the need for the special license as driving such heavy motor requires more skills than the common class C standard license.
The Class C Motorhome
While you might wonder why class C is coming in second, it will suffice to tell you that against your general assumption, class C is the second largest. The standard measurement for a class C motorhome is 28ft long, 9ft wide and about 10ft high. Class C serves as the middle ground for the two other classes, that is, A and B as it can also contain about 6 to 8 people.
The class C’s weight ranges from 12,000 to 20,000lbs. Even though the standard weight that requires a special license as we already stated before is 26,000lbs, we must bear in mind that the more things we inside, the higher the total weight, thereby giving the need to acquire the Class B Commercial License.
The Class B Motorhomes
This is the smallest of all the motorhomes and it has a more physical similarity to a bigger sized van. The standard dimension for the Class B Motorhome is around, 20ft long, 8 to 9ft wide and 7 to 9ft tall. The class B motorhomes are more popular than its other counterpart not just because of their sizes that allow easy movement in tight space but also its ease of driving it as unlike others, they do not weigh too much.
The standard weight of the Class B motorhomes ranges from 10,000 to 20,000lbs depending on the model and make. Often time, one does not need a special license and people can be seen using it as a daily car. Another thing that makes it so popular is that it can serve two purposes; one, it effective for road trips and at the same time easy to drive around town and even park at the parking lot.
Average Travel Trailer Dimensions
The standard length of travel trailer is about 20ft with 8ft as its width. In contrast to camper vans or RVs, travel trailers need a truck in towing them, some with smaller size can be towed by a car.
One of the best thing about travel trailer is that it is removable. So in a case where you are going to be spending a few days somewhere, you can detach the trailer while taking the car about. This proves to be an advantage as you might not be about to visit campgrounds with beautiful views taking the large RV or trailer.
Importance of knowing the length of your RV
As we have been explaining, knowing the dimension of your RV, Travel Trailer or Camper Van come with lots of advantages. This knowledge will help in giving logistics so to how to navigate during low overhangs, sharp turns and going downhill with such weigh under you. Aside from this, the most crucial of all the measurement is the length.
Why? The length is what is to be considered when changing lanes, passing over cars or pulling into traffic. But in most cases, people don’t take this into consideration and another thing people don’t consider is that some locations have length restrictions. Take, for example, the majority of the beach-side State Parks in California have limited space so travel trailers and RVs of a stipulated length are not allowed. This could lead to disappointment if you don’t put this into consideration.
Recreational Vehicles, Travel Trailers, and Camper Vans are a very wonderful choice to consider for people that love adventures and camping. They give the comfort of a home while taking you long distance. With the different sizes of RVs, finding one that offers the level of comfort, adequate space you need for your stuff and occupants isn’t too hard to find.