Deciding which class of RV is right for your family can be quite overwhelming. If you’re trying to choose between a Class B or Class C Motorhome, there are still several things to consider from size to weight and special licensing.
Class A motorhomes are large and luxurious, Class B are compact and easy to maneuver, while Class C motorhomes are a well-rounded, in-between option.
What is a Class B Motorhome?
Also called a camper van or conversion van, Class B motorhomes are very easy to maneuver and can fit in a normal parking space. Even though these motorhomes are small, they still offer many of the conveniences found in the larger classes, such as; a kitchen, bathroom, shower, bed and ample storage space. Class B motorhomes are ideal for the “get up and go” spontaneous adventurer, or for retirees who want to travel without the hassle of setting up and tearing down.
Sleeps: Up To 4 People
Length: 16-21 Feet
How Much Does a Class B Motorhome Cost?
A new Class B motorhome can range anywhere from $130,000 to $190,000, whereas buying used you will only spend between $20,000 and $100,000.
How Much Does a Class B Motorhome Weigh?
On average, the weight of a class B motorhome is 10,000-20,000lbs.
Do You Need a Special License to Drive a Class B Motorhome?
In Alberta, you do not need a special licence to drive a Class B Motorhome. As long as you have a regular Class 5 licence, you are allowed to drive almost any size of RV, provided it’s not equipped with air brakes. If you’re looking for a little practice before you head out, the Alberta Motor Association offers a course called RV Smart. This half-day program will help new (and experienced) RVers strengthen their skills when manoeuvring an RV or towing or trailer.
Best Class B Motorhomes for 2019
- Pleasure-Way Tofino
- Pleasure-Way Ascent
- Pleasure-Way Plateau
- Pleasure-Way Lexor
View our selection of NEW and USED Class B Motorhomes for sale in Alberta.
With its distinctive cab-over bunk, the Class C motorhome looks like nothing else on the market. This is the most popular style of RV, due to its affordable price point and ability to fit up to 8 people. Class C motorhomes are a great choice for first time RVers, because they offer a more natural driving feel and greater maneuverability than a larger Class A. Furthermore, they are perfect for those who don’t have a vehicle strong enough to tow a large travel trailer or fifth wheel.
Sleeps: Up To 8 People
Length: 21-35 Feet
How Much Does a Class C Motorhome Weigh?
On average, the weight of a class C motorhome is 10,000-12,000lbs.
How Much Does a Class C Motorhome Cost?
A new Class C motorhome can range anywhere from $110,000 – $160,000. Buying a used Class C is more affordable, ranging from $20,000 to $100,0000.
Do You Need a Special License to Drive a Class C Motorhome?
No, your Class 5 Alberta License is all you need to drive a Class C motorhome.
Best Class C Motorhomes for 2019
- Leisure Travel Vans Unity
- Leisure Travel Vans Serenity
- Leisure Travel Vans Wonder
- Coachmen Concord
- Dynamax Isata 3 & 4
View our selection of NEW and USED Class C Motorhomes for sale in Alberta.
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