Class C motorhomes can be full-size, compact or super-sized. The most popular are those built on a full-A sized cutaway van chassis like the Ford E350/E450 and the Chevy Express. Growing in popularity are compact Cs, featuring a Ford Transit or Mercedes cutaway chassis. The Super-C is the big-daddy of this group and utilizes the Ford F550 or Freightliner chassis.
A gasoline-engine powers most Class Cs, although some, including those built on the Mercedes chassis and Super-C type, are powered by a front-engine diesel.
No matter what type of Class C you are interested in, the advantages include:
- Frequently shorter in length and not as tall, making them more maneuverable for getting in and out of tight places
- Ability for adult passengers to access conveniences like bathroom and refrigerator while the motorhome is moving
- Most have at least one slide-out to increase living and storage space
- Some models offer a toy hauler capability, making it easy to transport ATVs, bikes or kayaks
- Chassis and engine services are available at many automotive dealerships
- Compared to Class A, Class Cs have a somewhat limited towing capacity for hauling a cargo, trailer, or a “dingy” (the exception being the Super C, which has towing capacity rivaling many Class A motorhomes)
Length: Usually 24 to 32 feet
Sleeps: Up to 11 depending on the floor plan