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Different Types of RVs (RV Guide)

Deciding which RV to buy is no easy task. There are numerous options available in the market with different features. Also, there are several important factors to consider while buying an RV.

For example- you need to consider the number of people traveling as well as the duration of the trip and the frequency of the travels. Moreover, a budget estimate has to be done.

The easy way to learn about RVs is to visit an RV show. However, that might not be possible for all. So in this article, we will be guiding you through the different kinds of RVs available in the market.

Different Types Of RVs

1. Towable RVs

As the name suggests, these RVs can be towed with other vehicles. They are ideal for short-term trips and camping and they are an affordable option compared to other RVs.

Types of Towable RVs

a) Camping Trailers

These are one of the smallest RVs available. The compartments are collapsible which allows for easy storage. These are best suited for camp trips and quite light in weight. However, it lacks amenities like kitchens and bathrooms.


  • A wide range of lengths are available
  • Less set-up time compared to others.
  • A fair amount of interior and exterior space.
  • Fits in most campsites.


  • No generator
  • Requires a very strong truck for towing.

b) Pop-Up Campers

POP-UP CAMPER - Types Of RVsThis is an ideal choice for people who are on a budget. The camper is very light but not easy to set up. Also, they can be stored in the garage. When using this camper, the experience is similar to sleeping under a canvas.


  • Very light in weight.
  • Affordable choice.
  • Compact Size.
  • Not necessary to pack up while leaving.


  • Very little space
  • Difficult to set up.

c) Teardrop Trailers

TEARDROP TRAILER - Different Types Of RVsThese are a smaller version of the Travel Trailer. Despite the compact size, it features many amenities like a bathroom and a kitchen. The sides are hard and this trailer is best suited for couples or single people.


  • Compact Size
  • Easy to pull
  • Includes air conditioners and other amenities
  • Easy to position


  • Small Space
  • No Generator

d) Travel Trailers

travel trailers - Different Types Of RVsThese resemble large containers with ample living space. Travel trailers are equipped with all the basic amenities and are available in different sizes. These are compatible with different kinds of towing vehicles and that is a huge advantage. However, driving is a bit tricky, especially in tight spots.


  • Available in different lengths and weights
  • Sufficient interior and exterior storage.
  • Fits in most campsites
  • Less setup time


  • Hard to pull
  • No generators are included.

e) Hybrid Trailers

HYBRID TRAILER - Different Types Of RVsIt resembles a cross between a travel trailer and a pop-up camper in design. It is not that big so it can fit into most campsites. You also get the feeling of sleeping under the canvas. However, it does not fit into a garage.


  • Sufficient spacing
  • Lighter than travel trailers
  • Bathroom and Kitchen
  • Two propane tanks are available


  • Set-up time
  • Low Exterior storage

f) Toy Haulers

TOY HAULER CAMPER - Types Of RVsIt is best suited for people who like to bring their bikes or snowmobiles along to the campsite. The front side can be used as a living space. However, the space for living is limited. As a result, some people might not prefer it.


  • Open Garage at the rear for transporting other vehicles.
  • Garage space can be used as an office or workshop
  • Different sleeping options and entertainment centers are available.
  • Can be utilized as a fifth wheel or Motorhome.


  • Exterior storage is less
  • Quite heavy

g) Fifth-Wheels

FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER - Different Types Of RVsThey resemble the travel trailer in many ways with one major difference. There is a gooseneck connector that attaches to the towing vehicle. As a result, towing is quite easy. Also, there is more interior space when compared to a Travel trailer.


  • Lots of Space
  • Different sizes and floorplans
  • Outdoor kitchens are available in some models
  • Good control


  • Very heavy to pull
  • Might not fit in all campsites.

Types of Motorhomes

Motorhomes do not need to be towed by other vehicles. They can move on their own. They can be quite daunting to drive initially.

1- Class C Motorhomes

These are medium-sized vehicles with lengths between 20 and 35 feet. It is designed for large families on vacation trips. They have toilet and kitchen facilities along with good interior space. Some of the bigger models even come with master bedrooms as well.


  • Easy to set up compared to towable ones.
  • Comes with a generator
  • Multiple sleeping spaces
  • Sufficient for an entire family


  • Driving is not easy
  • Maintenance is expensive

2- Super C Motorhomes

It is a bigger version of the Class C Motorhomes. It has diesel engines and a large chassis. They have more height compared to a class C vehicle and are more comfortable to ride in. Also, the diesel engines make maintenance a bit hard.


  • More capacity than Class C Motorhomes
  • Features a generator
  • More internal storage
  • Has automatic leveling jacks


  • Fairly expensive
  • Lots of steps to enter

3- Class B Motorhomes

It is also known as Camper Van and is quite small when compared to many other RVs. It has both diesel and gasoline versions. There is ample sleeping space and due to the fairly small size, it is quite easy to drive. It is expensive but the maintenance is fairly easy.


  • Easy to park
  • Features raised roof
  • Includes Kitchen and restroom
  • Easy to enter


  • Limited interior space for storage
  • Fairly expensive considering the price

4- Class B+ Motorhomes

It very much resembles a Class C Motorhome than a class B. However, the landscape view is much better than those found in Class C. Due to the low height, it benefits old people as they can easily enter and exit.


  • Available in different lengths and sizes.
  • Good interior view
  • Features a generator
  • Easy to enter and exit


  • Interior Storage is average
  • Not suitable for exploring

5- Class A Gas Motorhomes

These are the largest and most expensive variants of the RV. If you are a dedicated group of adventurists, this is the RV for you. Their length could be up to 45 feet. However, there is no need for any special license to drive them. There is one door for entering and exiting.


  • Large Windshield
  • Automatic Leveling Jack makes setup easy
  • Has a generator
  • Good towing capacity


  • Gas mileage on the lower side
  • Not easy to enter

6-  Class A Diesel Pusher Motorhomes

Class A RVs have both diesel as well as petrol variants. The diesel engine is placed at the rear and this makes it much quieter when compared to a petrol variant. Also, the diesel variants are usually at a better height, which makes the ride smoother.


  • Very quiet
  • Powerful Engine
  • Easy to set up
  • Features refrigerators, washing machines, etc


  • Very long
  • Maintenance

Other Types of RVs

Truck Campers

This camper is a few feet longer than a normal truck. It can fit into pretty much any campsite. It cannot accommodate a large number of people and is best suited for 2 people at most. Its suspension system is pretty good and includes many basic amenities.


  • Fits everywhere
  • No soft sides.
  • Good towing capability
  • Includes Kitchen and restrooms.


  • No generator in some models
  • Too compact


There is no shortage of good-quality RVs in the market. Each has its own unique features that make it appealing for certain sections of customers. A good RV in your eyes might not be ideal for another person. So, ultimately the one to decide has to be you. While choosing a Towable RV, travel trailers were our choice. In Motorhomes, all of them offer specific capabilities and it is not possible to pick one in general.

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