- Sleeps 1 - 7
- Length 24' 1" - 32' 8"
Class C RVs are most recognizable by their over-cab space that can double as additional sleeping or storage space. Some of the most notable features of a Class C motorhome include multiple sleeping spaces, smooth navigation and easy accessibility between the driving space and living space. Perfect for families who want something spacious but mobile, Class C RVs are the goldie locks of RV size, price and amenities.
So, if you’re thinking about buying a Class C motorhome, here are some features to consider.
Because Class C motorhomes can greatly range in size, consider the overall length and size. A shorter RV is generally easier to maneuver and park in tight spaces, especially in urban or crowded campgrounds. Some Class C RVs offer features to further enhance maneuverability, such as power steering, rearview or side-view cameras, and assistive technologies like lane departure warning.
Consider both interior and exterior storage options. Basement storage compartments that can be accessible from the outside are great for storing larger, bulkier items. Inside the RV, be sure to check for under-bed storage, dinette storage, pantry/cabinet storage and overhead storage.
Carefully review what components and systems are covered under the warranty. A comprehensive warranty should cover major components such as the chassis, frame, exterior, interior, electrical systems, plumbing systems, appliances, and HVAC (if applicable).
The raised area extending over the cab is unique to Class C RVs and can be used for extra sleeping or storage space. Many bunk areas come equipped with TVs, power outlets and smart storage bins or cubbies.
Having a large, complete kitchen is important if you like to cook or plan to RV for extended periods of time. Check to see the size of the refrigerator, which can range from a smaller efficiency style up to a full residential-size refrigerator. Look for other appliances like an oven, a large sink or double bowl sink, plenty of kitchen cabinets and storage, and solid-surface countertops.
Be sure to evaluate the storage options in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and main living space. If the Class C has a dinette or seating area, check if there are storage compartments beneath the seats. And if you don’t plan to use the over-cab space for additional sleeping, this is a great option for additional storage.
Check the number, size and accessibility of exterior storage compartments. Look for compartments that are spacious, weather-proof, lockable, and easily accessible. You can also consider additional storage solutions, such as bike racks, roof racks and cargo carriers.
When considering solar power, it's important to assess your energy needs, the solar panel capacity, battery storage, and the overall system design. If your Class C comes pre-installed with solar panels, this can help reduce your reliance on traditional power sources, such as electrical hookups or generators. This can allow you to enjoy extended periods of off-grid camping or boondocking. Solar panels can also help extend the life of your RV’s batteries.
This can include driving systems, like blind spot sensors and tire pressure monitors, as well as security systems, like alarms and motion-sensing exterior lights.
Stabilizing jacks help minimize the rocking and swaying motion of your Class C once it's stationary, providing a stable and secure foundation. By stabilizing the RV, jacks help reduce the wear and tear on the suspension system and leveling system, which can help extend the lifespan of these components.
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