Class C motorhome sales have increased drastically over the last five years, and safety may play a major role in their popularity. According to the RV Consumer Group, these are few reasons why the class C RV is safer than its large cousin, the greyhound bus-like Class A RV:
The class C is built on a cutaway van chassis, which is lighter weight than the heavy duty class A frame. The whole front of the vehicle, including the cockpit area, the doors, the engine and the dash is very similar to a van or a pickup truck. Because of this, there are many built-in safety features that you would find in a family vehicle, which have surely lent to the increased class C motorhome sales.
The frontal crush zone of the class C motorhome is built with a steel cage surrounding the cockpit area, which protects the driver and passenger in a rollover accident. The class A offers no such protection.
The class C RV is much easier to control on the highway, as it maintains a lower profile. Windy conditions are much easier to navigate in. Visibility is also a big factor, as it is much easier to keep a vigilant watch on the road and its conditions.
In tight spaces, the class C is much easier to maneuver. Whether in a parking lot, or a high traffic situation, the shorter wheelbase makes it a breeze to navigate compared to the class A. Also, getting into and out of the RV parking space is almost effortless compared to the tedious maneuvering of the class A motorhome.
Class C motorhome sales have been on the increase since the early 70's, but their popularity continues to grow. Most likely folks are realizing the budget-friendly benefits of traveling in an RV, as opposed to flying to a destination point, renting a car and setting up in a hotel. The class C is much fuel-friendlier than its large cousin, the class A.
At Cruise America, we specialize in class C RV rentals and class C motorhome sales. While we used to rent the larger vehicles, the safety and convenience of the class C drove us to the realization that class C is the way to go. To look at the inventory of class C motorhome sales and rental opportunities by Cruise America, visit our website or give us a call, and allow us to introduce you to the wonder of class C RV travel.