Most people have heard about RV vehicles and many out there have actually rented them, or are lucky enough to be the owner of one. So, for those out there who are in the dark regarding this very versatile vehicle, let’s take a look at what all the fuss is about.
When taking a closer at recreational vehicle vans, there are two basic types of design: the class B or van conversion and the class C or mini-motorhome. The class B style is the basic street-driven passenger van with extra enhancements such as reclining seats, a foldout bed and often a sink (don’t leave home without one!) and a microwave oven. The class C type of mini-motorhome is something more of a stylised-built camper fitted onto a 1-ton van chassis. This style of RV maintains the van cab that houses the driver and a passenger. Despite the chassis manufacturer, both kinds of RV are usually built by aftermarket companies applying chassis from major automobile manufacturers. Other extras can include a fridge, internal table, DVD and CD player, large water tank, blinds and more.
Where to Go and What to Do
There are a lot of good folk who enjoy camping in a self-contained camper or motorhome, but, many of these people simply do not want to have the expenses or burden connected with a class A motorhome. The class A-type motorhome is the biggest of the group and looks very much similar to a large passenger bus. For many people, RV vans are the vehicle of choice, simply because of the typical ease of driving and lower costs, which also makes it convenient to also rent an RV van. With regards to the class B motorhome, the exterior dimensions are no bigger than a common passenger van used by most families on a daily basis. Inside the vehicle, the dashboard and driving position are also not as grandiose to many as those of the class A motorhome.
Indeed, one of the singular visual features that separate the class B style of RV vans from a common passenger van is the extended roof. This variety of van commonly uses an extra-tall fiberglass roof extension to grant more comfortable movement inside the vehicle’s interior. Some of these RV vans also contain a roof-mounted air conditioner and a generating unit on the vehicle. This certainly makes the functioning of the RV vans more efficient when parked at a campsite, if you compare it to having the van’s engine ticking over in idle for extended periods. There are also plug-in receptacles which can be handily utilised at a campground power while parked. You can now begin to see why a lot of people like to rent an RV van for their holidays!
More on the Class C
Class C-type of RV vans look like a camping trailer mixed with a passenger van. This purpose-built camping body is mounted onto a van chassis which allows a larger platform than the class B-type. This type of RV commonly also includes a bath or shower, small toilet, range and a microwave oven! What else more would you need for a joyous adventure?!