Class C Motorhomes and You

When shopping around for an RV to elevate your camping trip into a true camping experience, it’s important to understand your options before you commit to anything. One of those options, a Class C motorhome, has a lot to offer, so we here at Maple Grove RV wanted to explain what they are and do, below. To learn more, or to see the Class C motorhomes we have for sale, contact our store in Everett, Washington, today!

The Sizes

Class C motorhomes are the middle ground when it comes to size and amenities and tend to weigh between 10,000-12,000 lbs with a length between 21 and 41 feet. Aside from some of the smaller models, many will have a few slide-outs to help maximize indoor space once you get to your campsite. The largest ones can even sleep up to 8 people, making them perfect for family trips or a small group of friends.

Fuel Economy

As a middle-ground option in terms of size and power, a Class C motorhome is more fuel-efficient than the largest motorhomes and less so than the smaller ones. On average, a gasoline-fueled Class C will get around 13 miles per gallon.


Because it’s the medium-sized option, you might expect the amenities in a Class C motorhome to be fairly limited—but you’d be surprised. Your average Class C rig has a full bedroom, full kitchen with all the appliances you’re used to, and a full bathroom with a distinct shower, not a cramped wet bath. They also tend to have a lot of flexible sleeping arrangements like fold-outs and convertible furniture. These campers also have respectable living areas with entertainment centers to bring a touch of the modern with you on your next camping adventure and both interior and exterior storage.

Class C’s are also distinct due to the part of the living space that hangs over the cab. This extra area can be either an extra bunk, storage space, or both, depending on the model you can and how you choose to use the space.

Who Might Want a Class C Motorhome?

If you’re looking for the perfect RV to take your family on weekend trips to your favorite campsite or nature park, or you’re traveling cross-country with a few friends, a Class C motorhome is the perfect fit. These campers have the space to house and transport everyone comfortably and all the residential-style amenities you need to feel at home on the road. Class C motorhomes are also great for folks who want a spacious motorhome but aren’t sure they’ll be able to handle the bus-sized Class A’s on the road.

Ready to see what a Class C motorhome can offer you? Contact us at Maple Grove RV for more information, or to see the Class C motorhomes we have available. We proudly serve the people of Bellevue and Seattle, Washington—let us serve you today!

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