Class A

Overall: one of the biggest and often most luxurious and expensive, great for extended stays at one location

Amenities: Usually fully loaded with all the amenities of home with usable living space while driving. Operating is still relatively easy and doesn’t require a special license.

Sleeps: 1 to 8 people

Size: 21 to 45 feet.

Class B

Overall: the smallest fully enclosed motor home, great choice due to the price, versatility, and ease of operating.

Amenities: cooking facilities, a small refrigerator, heating unit, self contained toilet, a fresh water tank, and folding beds but limited living space

Sleeps: 1 to 4 people.

Size: 17 to 19 feet.

Class C

Overall: A smaller version of the class A motorhome.

Amenities:Most likely the sleeping quarters will be above the cab and one in the back, a slide out feature increases the living space when parked. Equipped with many of same features as bigger counterparts (refrigerator, cooking facilities, self-contained toilet, heating and air conditioning, and an array of appliances and entertainment equipment

Sleeps: 1 to 8 people.

Size: 20 to 31 feet.

Fifth Wheel

Overall: these RVs get their name because they have an extension on the front that extends over the tow vehicle and end with a plate that looks like another wheel. The ‘wheel’ attaches to the cab of a full sized pickup truck that tows it. It is important to have the correct tow vehicle when using a fifth-wheel.

Amenities: There is plenty of room on the inside, and some often include slide outs for a larger living space. The trailer usually includes a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Because these trailers provide the best comforts of home, these are great choices if you are staying in one spot for an extended period of time.

Travel Trailers

Overall: require a vehicle such as an SUV, pickup truck, or van and a special hitch that controls the sway of the trailer when in motion.

Amenities: usually provide all the living amenities that motorized RVs do

Sleeps: 1 to 8 people depending on model and floor plan

Size: a variety of sizes, ranging from 10 feet (a small bedroom) to 35 feet long.

Pop-Up

Overall: smaller in size and can be easily towed by an average size car or SUV. The sides fold down for easy storage and towing. They are usually inexpensive in comparison to other RVs, but provide a nice enhancement to the camping experience.

Amenities: comfortable sleeping, cooking and lounging areas, and some even include showers and toilets.

Truck Camper

Overall: sitting in the back of a pickup truck, the truck can still tow additional equipment or trailers. Jacks or hydraulic lifts can raise the camper off the truck for further exploring.

Amenities: cooking capabilities, dining areas and comfortable sleeping quarters. Many find the truck with camper option makes roughing it significantly less rough.