What is a Class B RV: Everything You Should Know


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Unfamiliar with the different RV classes, what they mean, and what pros/cons are associated with each? You’ve come to the right place.

Today we’re talking about Class B RVs and everything you need to know about them before purchasing your first one.

But before we discuss the pros and cons, let’s first answer the question, what is a Class B RV?

What is a Class B RV?

A Class B motorhome is a van that’s been converted into an RV. It’s the smallest class of motorhome but lacks nothing by way of necessity. 

Class B motorhomes have skyrocketed in popularity due to being conveniently-sized, more affordable, and easier to drive than larger RVs. With the growing trends of van life and downsizing, it’s no wonder that Class B motorhomes have increased in popularity to the extent that they have.

What is a Class B Plus RV?

The main difference between regular Class B RVs and Class B Plus RVs is chassis size. Regular Class B motorhomes are converted vans (also called camper vans) and are smaller than Class B Plus RVs. Class B Plus RVs are built on a larger chassis and are not technically even vans as regular Class B RVs are.

Due to the bigger chassis and often larger interior, Class B Plus RVs generally have more sleeping space and amenities than regular Class B RVs.

Should I Get a Class B Motorhome?

Here are several questions to ask yourself to determine if a Class B motorhome is right for you. Feel free to call Kirkland RV today with any additional questions you have concerning Class B RVs.

Questions to Ask Yourself to Determine if a Class B RV is Right For You:

  • Want a conveniently-sized motorhome that won’t take up multiple parking spaces
  • An RV that’s easy to drive and handle
  • A vehicle that is subtle (makes city camping much easier)
  • An RV suitable for you or you and your partner

If you answered yes to these questions then, congratulations! Class B RV is the perfect choice for you.

However, if you:

  • Are planning on traveling as a family or have numerous pets
  • Want enough space to spread out
  • Want all the amenities of home life while on the road
  • Need a full bathroom and shower
  • Get claustrophobic in small spaces

Then a Class B motorhome might not be the best fit for you. If you’ve determined that a Class B RV isn’t the right fit for you, don’t sweat it, there’s plenty of other RV options available. 

Find Your Class B RV Today

Looking for the Class B motorhome of your dreams? Get started by contacting Kirkland RV today. 

Here at Kirkland RV, we have a selection of used Class B RVs for sale. Our lot managers would be happy to give you a tour of our lot and help you select the best RV for your situation. 

Why wait when the Class B motorhome of your dreams is just a phone call away? Contact Kirkland RV to hear more about our selection of Class B RVs or to ask us your Class B motorhome questions.