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Jul 27, 2019
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
RV Make
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
2017 Chevy Colorado
I saw a lot of Class B's during my winter journey out west and see a lot of videos on the subject on my daily YouTube browsing. I wonder what generation are seeking Class B's such as is this the younger generation adventure vehicle? Obviously lower cost is a factor but also the flexibility in not having to use Campgrounds. My perception such as when at Lake Powell watching a Class B roam to different locations daily and possibly parking in sites not paid for (as they kept moving) is RVing and enjoying the RV lifestyle at the lowest cost as a game.

Are Class B owners spending months on end or even fulltiming? My neighbor, once a Class C owner is now talking of a future Class B with some stays actually at a hotel to get a good cleaning at various intervals while on the road.

I can see Class B as the next step from someone that enjoys tent camping but now having the option to live in a climate controlled and safe vehicle.

I look forward to hearing from other Class B owners; past present or future, and sharing what this RV lifestyle is about.
Jun 3, 2020
Hi Neal, glad to add to the forum. My wife Mary and I are a youthful 64 and 63 respectively and began with tent camping, then progressed and have had every Class of RV since, many, twice over. So, I am aware of all the inconveniences with having to maintain gensets (and repair), change dead batteries, maintain a quality cover (that dont tear in 2 mos.) over them, tire covers and so on, while it is parked in storage far away from our home. We went with a Class B now because,
1. We wanted to be able to park it in our driveway at home where I can address any maintenance issue any time, at my convenience. 2. Get away from having to hitch and unhitch a travel trailer (our last RV). 3. Only 4 tires to replace, as opposed to six (with the C's). 4. The flexibility it gives us to park it anywhere and go most anywhere. At the park, I can quickly disconnect utilities and make a run to the grocery store if needed. In a way, for us it seemed like a good idea to downsize and still keep some nice creature comforts. In summary, I would say for me the biggest plus is having it in the driveway where I can see it and have the peace of mind that any issues that arise, I dont have to travel far to the storage to access the rig.
Happy Travels!
Mike, Mary and Lucy 🐶 Montano
2019 MAD Legend