What is a Class B RV?

August 11, 2022

What is a Class B RV?

What is a Class B RV?

Many of us daydream about hitting the open road to see national parks and the natural wonders the world around us has to offer. Recreational vehicles (RVs) are the best method of transportation for all those looking to travel in style. Whether it's just two adventure seekers, or an entire family traveling together, there is an RV for you. All kinds of RVs are available to choose from, and we understand how complicated the process can be. From looking at an RV Class chart you will see different kinds of RV’s like towables and motorhomes. The class B RV’s fall under the motorhome category as they are motorized and do not need to be attached to another vehicle. So how do you know which motorhome to choose? We have put together this guide on Class B RVs so you can see if this motorhome is the perfect fit.

There are three main motorhome types: Class A, Class B and Class C. You might naturally guess that the type B RV is the second biggest and second most expensive option. However, the Class B RV is actually the smallest and occasionally cheaper option of the three. One of the first things you’ll discover about Class B’s is that they are easy to drive and store. They are also the ideal size for couples or small families, which is why the popularity of Class B motorhomes is exploding. However, with many other similarities between the RV classes, what differentiates them?


What is the Difference Between a Class A and a Class B RV?

The first thing that will let you know that you're looking at a Class A RV and not a Class B is the size. The Class A RV truly put the "home" in motorhome. This style of RV is more like a home than a vehicle, with some reaching up to 45 feet long. Having a larger chassis comes with some downsides as well. You will be better off with a Class B or C in terms of pure economic value on the road. Getting 8-12 miles per gallon (mpg) out of a Class A motorhome is common, whereas Class B typically gets 15-17mpg. However, regardless of what class you choose, it is worthwhile to note if the RV takes diesel fuel. This equates to better fuel economy.

What is the Difference Between a Class B and a Class C RV?

The Class C RV is the middle child of the motorhome types. They are commonly built on a truck chassis or van chassis and feature an attached cab for extra storage or sleeping space. Class C motorhomes have more amenities than Class B and are generally less expensive than Class A.

How Much Does a Class B RV Cost?

After you get done looking through all of the bells and whistles you can have on your RV, it is time to see if you'll need to break open the piggy bank. Luckily, Class B RVs will be on the lower end of the price spectrum, in relation to most motorhome purchases. Unfortunately, we cannot give an exact average as many factors can alter the price of an RV. Whatever your investment, it is a considerable amount of money to spend. It would be worthwhile to discuss in detail what you are looking for with a retailer before you make a purchase to make you ge the most value for your dollar. Keep in mind that the less you spend, the less you will get. The more expensive models tend to have a better quality build, more amenities and other quality of life features. 

Is a Class B RV Worth the Money? 

Whether you end up spending $60,000 or $240,000, it is a considerable amount of money, and it is reasonable to wonder if you will actually be getting your money's worth. The best way to answer this question is to identify what you are looking to get out of an RV. If you are looking for a motorhome that handles more like a car, comfortably sleeps two people and gets excellent gas mileage, then a Class B RV is more than worth the money. 

Now that you know if a Class B RV is right for you, which class B RV is best? If you are looking for a one size fits all RV, you will have difficulty with your search. One of the best parts of purchasing a motorhome is the customizability. Hundreds of people can all start with the same base model Class B, but you will see all kinds of uniquely tailored RVs that are perfect for each person by the end of the process. We currently offer two Class B motorhomes that offer best-in-class features. They are the 2022 Jayco Swift and the 2022 Jayco Terrain. Both of of which are available for less then $200,000. 


Explore in Style with Jayco

Customizing every tiny detail to craft the perfect RV can be a time-consuming process. Thankfully, our talented team at Jayco will walk you through our extensive collection of motorhomes. No matter what you are looking for in an RV, we’ve got you covered. 

If you are ready to get into the RV of your dreams, contact us today!

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