Is a Class C Motorhome Right for Your Family? 218

A Class C Motorhome is what most people envision when they think of an RV, but is it right for your family? Here are a few things that make it a great choice.

You Don’t Need a Tow Vehicle

The most obvious thing may be the biggest point of decision when you’re considering an RV.

When you decide to buy a motorhome, that’s all you need to buy. There’s no tow vehicle or tow ratings or hitches or extra hardware to deal with.

Just hop in the cab of your motorhome and head out on the road.

Driving a Class C Motorhome Feels Like Driving a Car

Class C Motorhome Driving
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You don’t need to worry about learning to tow or driving something that feels like a bus. Class C Motorhomes are built on a van chassis—you’re literally behind the wheel and engine of a typical work van.

After a few miles on the road, you’ll feel like you’re driving any other car down the highway. You’ll quickly adjust to the length of the motorhome and feel confident on your journey.

Most newer motorhomes include a backup camera, so maneuvering a Class C is even easier.

Easy Access to Food and Bathrooms on the Road

One of the biggest benefits of a motorhome is that it’s a self-contained vehicle. While you or your kids shouldn’t spend much time unbuckled, you can easily make a quick bathroom run or grab a snack out of the fridge.

Think about how much faster you’ll get to your destination without needing to pull off the highway for a bathroom break or to grab a snack every other exit.

A Wide Selection of Campsites

Just about every campsite at a campground can handle a Class C RV, depending on length, of course.

Often there are restrictions on large Class A motorhomes or bigger travel trailers or fifth wheels, and the larger Class A motorhomes sometimes necessitate a pull-through site.

Most Class C Motorhomes work easily with both back-in or pull-through sites.

If there’s an open site at a campground, you’ll usually have no problem booking it for a Class C.

More Engine Service Options for Class C Motorhomes

Service tech working on a class C
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Since Class C Motorhomes are built on a van chassis, when it comes to engine issues you can typically get service at any auto mechanic.

You don’t always need to find a diesel specialist or an RV-specific service shop.

This is especially useful if there’s an engine issue when you’re on a trip and you need service on the side of the road. (You do have Good Sam Roadside, don’t you?

Even routine maintenance like oil changes or air filter changes can be done by an auto mechanic—as long as they have room to handle your RV.


If you’re looking for a motorhome for your family, a Class C could be a perfect choice. Take a look at our inventory of Class C Motorhomes here!

Is a class c motorhome right for your family?

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