1. General information
A class A motorhome is a type of RV. There are class B and class C motorhomes as well. A class B motorhome resembles a van with less space but often with a kitchen and a bathroom, and class C motorhomes are middle sized RVs supported by a cabin chassis.
Class A motorhomes are the largest, the most spacious and the most elegant ones, both inside and outside. They have specific characteristics that make them different from other types of motorhomes. A class A motorhome is basically like a bus with living facilities and often very luxurious interiors. Since they resemble a bus they also offer lots of living accommodations thanks to their large size.
There are many manufacturers of Class A motorhomes, but one thing they have in common is the many living spaces and various facilities that such RVs offer. All class A motorhomes come with bathrooms, several rooms and a kitchen area as well. They have luxurious, comfortable furniture that makes even the longest roads a delight. Class A motorhomes also tend to be used for longer travels rather than just weekend getaways and camping.One of the best reasons for investing into such a motorhome is the fact that you do not need any other vehicle to transport it. For many campers you need a truck, but a class A motorhome is already the vehicle and the home as well, all in one package.
Not only that
these vehicles are comfortable for the passengers, but they are also great for
the driver. Most of the times the driving area is easily accessible from the
living area. Furthermore, the seat of the driver is higher up, providing a
beautiful and comfortable view to the road. Even driving is a pleasure in such
motorhomes are very spacious. Since they come in the shape of a bus, there is
enough interior space that can be used very effectively. The only downfall of
such an RV is its price, but there are many options to choose from and there are
enough good deals out there to make it worth to buy such a vehicle. While they
come with 1 or 2 bedrooms, there are plenty of sleeping spaces in the living
area, such as unfolding beds, bunk beds and so on. These motorhomes are suitable
for larger families, often having space for as many as 10 people.
These motorhomes are not only perfect for a longer journey because of the comfort they offer, but also because they have a durable, strong construction. They can carry heavy loads and they have lots of storage space. They can be more than 40 feet in length.
There are many
companies that manufacture these luxurious motorhomes. There are leading RV
brands that are experts in class A motorhomes. Here are some of the most
2013 Providence model
Hardwood Cabinet Doors/Drawers
Manual Double Roller Shades
Solid Wood Face Frame Cabinets
Whole Coach Water Filtration System
Sony DVD Home Theater Sound System with Hidden Surround Sound Speakers
Polished Porcelain Tile with Deco Inserts
Hardwood Bath Door/Trims
Molded Shower Enclosure with Skylight
Porcelain Toilet with Water Saver
Overall Length 43' 6"
Overall Height (with A/C) 12' 10"
Overall Width (maximum) 102"
Interior Height (maximum) 84"
Interior Width (maximum) 96"
Fresh Water Holding Tank (gal) 100
This model is a
gas motorhome, designed to be appealing for the eye, but also very functional.
Here are its main features and some optional features that you can choose
before you decide to make a purchase.
Hardwood cabinet doors with raised panel
32” TV in living room and a bedroom
Radius slider windows with safety glass
Reclining/swivel pilot seats
32˝ LCD TV coach with DVD player
Corian kitchen countertop
Double bowl kitchen sink with Corian sink covers
Porcelain toilet with foot flush
Dual 7˝ TV/DVD player/AM/FM radio (optional)
DVD player in bedroom (optional)
Fuel Capacity 80 gal.
Exterior Length 36' 6"
Exterior Height 12' 0"
Exterior Width 102"
Fresh Water 66 gal.
Cross Country Diesel model
luxurious as the Miranda model, this is one of the most affordable cross
country Class A motorhomes available on the market today. Its air ride
suspension and air brakes make any traveler feel good and at home.
Chassis Air Suspension and Air Brakes
Faux Leather Sofa with Air Mattress
Faux Leather Love Seat-Comfort Lounge
Deluxe Pivoting Euro Chair W/Ottoman
Dash Radio- AM/FM CD
Deluxe Innerspring Mattress w/ 312 Coil w/ pillowtop
Single Pedal Porcelain Toilet w/ Sprayer
One-Piece ABS Surround & Shower Pan Textured Glass Shower Door
Outside Entertainment Center w/ 32" TV (optional)
Fuel Capacity 100 gal.
Exterior Length 41' 4"
Exterior Height 12' 4"
Exterior Width 102"
Fresh Water 89 gal.
class A motorhome by Motor Coach comes with a variety of floor plans and many
options to choose from.
Ford F53 Super Duty Class A Motorhome Chassis
Vacu-Bond™ Laminated Walls w/ High-Density Block Foam Insulation
Slick Fiberglass Exterior
Side Mounted Power Patio Awning
Maintenance Free Roto-Cast Storage Compartments
Exterior Height 11' 11"
Exterior Width 99"
Interior Height 82"
Fuel 80 ga
LPG 88 lbs
Fresh Water 50 gal
Tuscany XTE model
Easy Slide Storage Tray
Halogen Lighting Throughout
Pioneer Touch Screen AM / FM / MP3 / CD / DVD Dash Radio (iPod & Sirius Satellite Expandable)
20" x 20" Porcelain Tile
Solar & Privacy Roller Shades in Living Area and Bedroom
King Size Beds
Exterior Entertainment System (optinal)
Exterior Length 35'
Exterior Height 12' 8"
Exterior Width 101"
Interior Height 85"
Fuel 100 gal
Fresh Water 91 gal
Furnace Twin 20,000 BTU
4. Buying a class A motorhome
Prepare to pay
a lot for such as RV, but there are also options if you have a lower budget. Places
such as Craigslist, Yakaz or eBay are the best for those who are looking for a
bargain. Dealers of the brands mentioned above can be easily located with the
help of the information found on the website of the manufacturer. The price of
a class A motorhome can be anywhere between $50,000, and ... sky is the limit if you want a luxury motorhome.
The ultimate in luxury, a Class A RV camper. The most luxurious of all Rvs is the Class A motor home. They can be as much as 45 feet in length and have interiors that rival some top of the line traditional homes. A new Class A mobile home RV starts out at about $56,000.
This is the base price, but as you add amenities such as a full bath, galley, luxury fabrics and fully equipped entertainment centers, the price rises. I have seen Class A RVs with price tags as much as three times the initial starting price. Of course, you can get a motor coach loan, but shop around for the best possible loan rates. Some financing institutions will give you 15 years to pay off the loan.
You can do a web search for a Class A motorcoach manufacturer. Often these companies will totally customize your Class A motor home. You basically get to design your motor coach to suit the preferences and needs of your family. One way to save money on your recreational vehicle is to buy a used Class A RV motor home. You can get almost new campers at big savings. Check campers and hunting and fishing magazines and websites for a used Class A motor home for sale by owners. It is easier to negotiate a price with an individual owner than with a big corporation.
You can also save some money by buying a new or used Class A diesel motor home. Although diesel fuel is more expensive than gasoline, diesel gives much better mileage. So a Class A diesel motor home is more economical and probably the best bet for very long road trips. More and more people are taking to the roads in recreational vehicles. This increase includes seniors as well as families. I know of two senior couples that are currently living out of their Rvs for an undetermined period of time.
Jack and Nan have a three year old Class A motor home RV and have been on the road since they took delivery. Joe and his wife have a camper van and they just started out 3 weeks ago. You will hear from them and other full and part time Rv-ers on this site.Before you take your first RV road trip, talk to people who have some experience or go online for hints about a successful RV vacation. For instance how do you choose a campground? What extras must I bring?
There are dozens more questions that you need to have answered before you leave home. At campgrounds you will see every kind of RV vehicle from pop-ups to motor coaches. A motor home Class A camper will give you all the comforts of a high end hotel and the privacy of your own home. If you have never taken an RV trip, I would suggest you rent a Class A motor home RV for a week or two and head for a campground.