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An Overview of the Different Types of RVs

Last updated 7 years ago

Buying an RV is a big decision and can be a great investment for recreational activity.  As such, it is important to understand the various types of RVs before going to your motorhome sales specialist.  Whether buying a new or used RV, you want to know exactly what you are getting.  This helpful list will aid in narrowing down your selection.


  • Class A: This is the type of motorhome that you usually think of when you hear the term RV.  This is the largest type, affording many luxuries and goods for people looking to spend a lot of time in their RV.
  • Class B: Class B motorhomes are the smallest type, built onto a van chassis.  These are economical and easy to maneuver, but not practical for long durations of use.
  • Class C: These are the cutaway can type.  Class C motorhomes are larger than class B motorhomes, making them more comfortable, but afford more safety, maneuverability, and economy than Class A motorhomes.

Trailers (Towables)

  • Travel Trailers: These can be as big as a Class A motorhome without the engine or as small as a single bedroom.  They are towed completely behind a vehicle and can offer many amenities.
  • Folding Camping Trailers: These are the smallest, most inexpensive RVs.  Nearly any car can pull them, and they are essentially large tents, some coming with amenities such as heat, an icebox, cooking devices, and water tanks.
  • Fifth-Wheel Trailers: Similar to a travel trailer, these trailers have an extension over the tow vehicle.  These require special hitches and can often only be pulled by full size pick-ups but are easier to pull because of added stability.
  • Truck Campers: These slide into truck beds and are quite small.  These are good for weekend RVers or those who want extra amenities on the road.

This should get you started on choosing the new or used RV that is right for you.  For more information and expert motorhome sales, come visit us at Johnnie Walker RV, where we can satisfy all of your RV sales and service needs in Las Vegas. Our knowledgeable, friendly sales staff is here to help you at any of our three locations, without the typical salesperson pressure.



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