How to RV: The Class A Motorhome
|The 2011 Tiffin Allegro Bus|
If you’re looking for the most lavish and comfortable motorhome experience, forget the Class Bs, move past the Class Cs and settle into a sophisticated Class A motorhome.
Class A motorhomes are big, rectangular, boxy buses. Luxury coaches – or bus conversions – offer nearly everything you would find in your own home (and sometimes more!) including washers and dryers, dishwashers, residential style fridges with ice makers, fireplaces, basement storage, satellite dishes and security cameras. Unlike the Class Cs, they have a huge picture window windshield, giving you a panoramic view above traffic.
These motorhomes are popular because they’re both a vehicle and a house in one. The homelike openness of the floorplans has great appeal to RVers with some models extending as long as 45 feet. Just like Class C motorhomes, Class As can have up to four slideouts to enlarge the living, kitchen, dining or sleeping area. With storage large enough to keep you on the road permanently, top-of-the-line amenities and all the power resources needed for self-contained traveling (batteries, propane and large water tanks), Class As are ideal for fulltimers.
|Interiors of Class As are|
spacious and comfortable
Class A RVs are available in gas or diesel and there are pros and cons to owning both. Comparatively, gas motorhomes and maintenance are less expensive than diesel, however, most luxury bus conversions are only offered as a diesel. A diesel motorhome gives you more torque to tow larger vehicles and help you climb steep hills, but it comes at a higher price.
Popular Class A manufacturers are Winnebago, Tiffin Motorhomes, Fleetwood and Thor Motor Coach. Depending on the model, you may find such features as leather sofas, stainless steel appliances, King beds and multiple large screen TVs. One of the most unique features of the Tiffin Allegro Bus, for example, is the rear bathroom with two beautiful sinks, plus an additional half bath before entering the master bedroom.
Conclusion: Class A motorhomes have everything you are looking for and more, best for fulltimers and the advanced RVer.
In case you missed it, learn more about the smaller motorhomes, Class B motorhomes and Class C motorhomes.