An RV with large storage areas typically under a raised chassis providing “basement” storage.
The part of a Class C overhanging the vehicle’s cab, usually containing a sleeping bunk or storage area. Some manufacturers are now offering an entertainment center instead of a bunk.
An RV build on a straight or drop rail frame. Class A’s typically have a flat front end with gas engines located in the front and diesels in the rear. Diesel Class A’s are known as pushers. Class A coaches are available in front or mid-entry and even some toy hauler floor plans are available.
AKA a Camper Van. Class B’s are built within a van body, sometimes with a raised roof. With all the systems available in a larger motorhome, a Class B is considered by many as an ideal adventure vehicle as they are small enough to get around town and typically accepted by HOA covenants. These flexible coaches are a great choice for short trips or Full Timing.
An RV built on a van cutaway chassis, typically with a bed that overhangs the cab area. Known as a "mini" or "mini-motorhome" Class C’s are a great entry point into motorhome ownership for many people.
The front areas of a motorhome where the controls are located and the driver and passenger sit.
A booth dining area, sometimes two benches or a U-shape. Most dinettes convert into a bed.
Towable trailers coupled to a special hitch mounted in the bed of a truck over the rear axle. These trailers can have one to three axles and are the largest in the towable class. Due to hitch requirements, they can only be towed by trucks or specialized vehicles prepared for fifth-wheel trailer compatibility.
An electrical device powered by gasoline or diesel fuel (and sometimes propane) for generating 120-volt AC power.
A fifth-wheel trailer with a higher-than-normal interior space in the front cap allowing more than six feet of standing room so the average-height person can walk around without ducking.
Battery or batteries in a motorhome that operate the 12-volt system independent of the chassis batteries.
Type of travel trailer designed for permanent parking. It is shorter in length than a mobile home but generally has equal amenities. Also known as ‘Destination Trailer’.
An enclosure attaching to an RV’s exterior to enable a ‘bug-free’ outside experience. Some screen rooms have a canvas-type roof for rain protection as well.
Additional living space that ‘slides out’ when the RV is set up for camping, sliding mostly by electricity or hydraulics, but sometimes manually.
Side panels on pop-up tent campers or expandable travel trailers for sleeping quarters. They’re usually constructed of canvas or vinyl and mesh netting.
An exposed, open-air attachment generally located on the front of a travel trailer to carry motorcycles, ATVs and more.
An RV with the ability to take your motorcycles, ATVs and more. Toy haulers are mostly fifth wheels but can be found in travel trailers and select Class A and C motorhomes.
Any camper with an A-frame hitch system at its front needing a tow vehicle to move it. They can have from one to three axles and, depending upon weight, mostly towed by a truck or SUV with some light enough to be towed by a car.