• [Roadmaster Logo]
  • [Northwood Logo]
  • [RVibrake]
  • [Pleasure Way Logo
  • [Leisure Travel Vans Logo]
  • [Progressive Insurance Logo]
  • [RVT.com Logo]
  • [Lance Camper Logo]
  • [Safe T-Plus Logo]
  • [Coach House Logo]
  • [EEZ RV Products Logo]
  • [Geico Logo]
  • [Heartland RV Logo]
  • [Hensley/McKesh Mirror Logo]
  • [Highland Ridge RV Logo]
  • [Roadtrek Logo]
  • [Newmar Logo]
  • [Hymer Logo]
  • [Thor Motor Coach Logo]
  • [Truma Corp Logo]
  • [Suntrust Logo]
  • [KZ Logo]
  • [ADCO Logo]
  • [Spartan Power Logo]
  • [Winegard Logo]
  • [Icon Direct Logo]
  • [Lippert Components Logo]
  • [AP Products Logo]
  • [Oliver Travel Trailers Logo]
  • [CalMark Logo]
  • [Torklift Logo]
  • [Camco Logo]
  • [Phoenix USA Logo]
  • [Equal-i-zer Logo]
  • [Starcraft RV Logo]
  • [Blue Ox Logo]

Class C Motorhome

A Class C motorhome starts with a cab-and-chassis unit and has the RV body added to that chassis. The cab can be that of a Ford, GM or Dodge van, or it can be a full-size pickup or medium-duty commercial truck such as a Freightliner, GM or Navistar/International model. Most Class C’s have a cab-over-body section used for a large bed or to house cabinets, a TV and the like.

You may still hear some old-timers refer to these as “mini motorhomes” because they once were significantly smaller than a typical Class A. Today these rigs are still somewhat smaller, but they’re by no means “mini” anymore. Some are 40 feet long and are based on a commercial-truck chassis, but these are a small part of the Class C market. Diesel-powered Dodge Sprinter-based Class C’s are growing in popularity, as they offer significantly higher fuel-economy potential than their traditional gasoline-powered counterparts.

The cab is the biggest difference between a Class A and a Class C. The Class C cab offers truck-manufacturer engineering and design and is a familiar and comfortable place to many drivers. It has easy-access driver and passenger doors. At the same time, the engine can be challenging and expensive to reach in most van-based Class C’s, while pickup-based rigs have the engine right out there in front for easy access.