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DrunknIrish

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Been reading the forums and have some questions. I want to verify I understand RV classes:
Class A is essentially a bus Largest
Class B is essentially a van with a built in camper Smallest
Class C is a truck/PU with a camper Mid-size

What is a "toad"?

In a Class A you need Diesel if you were towing a big trailer like a car hauler. Are there certain mountain passes/elevations you can't get to without a diesel or can gas get me anywhere?

If got other questions like new vs. used but I will put that rabbit hole in another thread.

Thx
 

docj

RVF Supporter
Joined
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RV Year
2000
RV Make
Beaver
RV Model
Patriot Thunder Princeton
RV Length
40
TOW/TOAD
2014 CR-V
Fulltimer
Yes
Diesel engines usually have more torque than automotive gas engines, but the horsepower of both types can be comparable. Large diesel engines may make it possible to climb hills a bit faster but gas engines will get you up the same slopes. Diesels cost more to purchase and somewhat more to maintain.

With a smaller diesel you won't notice all that much of a difference compared to driving a large V-8. OTOH with a large block diesel (12-15 liters) the extra torque results in a very different driving experience IMO.
 
Joined
Mar 8, 2021
Messages
349
RV Year
2014
RV Make
Renegade
RV Length
45’
TOW/TOAD
ATC Trailer
Fulltimer
Yes
Toad = “towed” or a vehicle towed behind the motorhome.
 

TheLooks

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Location
Harrison, TN
RV Year
2011
RV Make
Jayco
RV Model
26 BH
RV Length
29 ft
Fulltimer
No
Class C is actually larger then a B and can rival a small A. Both A's and C's have diesel and gas motors. The higher A's have "pusher" diesels meaning rear mounted engines. Puts the noise back away from the compartment.
 

docj

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Beaver
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Patriot Thunder Princeton
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TOW/TOAD
2014 CR-V
Fulltimer
Yes
Class C is actually larger then a B and can rival a small A. Both A's and C's have diesel and gas motors. The higher A's have "pusher" diesels meaning rear mounted engines. Puts the noise back away from the compartment.
Although they aren't all that common, there are also "Super C's" which essentially large "straight trucks."
 

LMHS

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Joined
Oct 4, 2022
Messages
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A "sport deck" and a Toterhome are also classed as Class C.

Slide in Truck campers are a different classification even though they can be permanently mounted onto a truck chassis similar to a Class C but does not have direct access from the cab like a Class C.
 

TheLooks

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Joined
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Messages
410
Location
Harrison, TN
RV Year
2011
RV Make
Jayco
RV Model
26 BH
RV Length
29 ft
Fulltimer
No
I worked on a Toterhome the other day and he was miffed I called it a class C. ....
 

LMHS

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Want to have fun with people? Call their really expensive RV a "little camper". I used to mess with those Allegro Bus people by telling them "That's not a bus.... THIS is a bus". I had an Eagle 05 at the time. It was a bus.
 

gordo2050

RVF Regular
Joined
Jan 13, 2023
Messages
9
Location
Caldwell Id.
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Coachman
RV Model
Sportscoach srs365rb
RV Length
40
Chassis
Freightshaker
Fulltimer
No
I worked on a Toterhome the other day and he was miffed I called it a class C. ....
He is angry onaconna he had to spend money on his toter instead of his racecar.
 

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