What is a Class A Motorhome?

What is a Class A Motorhome?
A Class A motor home is the largest, most luxurious type of recreational vehicle (RV) available. Featuring transportation and living quarters under one roof, a Class A motor home allows you to go camping and explore the outdoors while enjoying all the comforts of home.

Identification

Based on their size, luxuriousness and number of amenities, motor homes are categorized into three classes--Class A, Class B and Class C. Class A is the top-of-the-line model, followed by Class C and Class B.

Construction

A Class A motor home is built on a specially manufactured bare vehicle chassis and is available with an engine powered by gas or diesel.

Features

A Class A motor home is fully equipped with kitchen, dining and sleeping facilities. Available with optional slide-out extensions, some also have a washer and dryer.

Size

The size of a Class A motor home, according to the Family Motor Coach Association, ranges from 21 to 45 feet in length, with sleeping accommodations for up to six people.

Cost

As of 2009, the cost of a new Class A motor home, as listed by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, ranges from $58,000 to $400,000.

Article Written By Linda Hinkle

Linda Hinkle has been a writer since 2004. She spent 29 years teaching mathematics in public high schools and now maintains a private tutoring practice. In addition to writing about education and parenting issues, she writes mathematics assessment and test prep items. Hinkle is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, where she earned a bachelor's degree in education.

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