I need a special license to drive a motorhome?
Driving the vast majority of RVs requires no special license and
is easier than many newcomers think. In some states, the very largest
motorhomes may require a special driving test or written test for
a different class of drivers license. Regardless of size, personal
use recreation vehicles do not require a commercial drivers license.
Experienced automobile drivers already have the skills to drive
a motorized RV. With proper attention to the size, height and weight
differences, experienced drivers find it fun to take the wheel.
Do I need a special license to tow an RV?
In some states, the very largest towable RVs may require a special
driving test or written test for a different class of drivers license.
Regardless of size, a commercial drivers license is not required
for towing a personal use RV. Towing skills are readily acquired.
With a little practice, experienced drivers find it easy to learn
to tow an RV.
What type of vehicle do I need to tow an RV?
Today's market features a large selection of tow vehicles -- conversion
vehicles, SUVs, light trucks, most full-size and many mid-size cars
-- with sophisticated engineering packages providing greater towing
What are the Different Types of RVs?
superior maneuverability and braking.
There are eight generally accepted types of recreational vehicles.
CLASS A MOTORHOMES - The type A motorhome, also commonly
referred to as the conventional motorhome, is the largest, most
luxurious of the motorized RVs -- a virtual "home-away from-home"
on wheels, fully loaded and equipped for short trips, lengthy vacations
and fulltiming. The type A is entirely constructed on a bare, specially
designed motor vehicle chassis.
CLASS B MOTORHOMES (Van Campers) - Also commonly
referred to as the van camper, the Type B motorhome is a cargo van
that has been customized to include temporary sleeping, eating and
CLASS C MOTORHOMES - The type C motorhome, sometimes
referred to as a mini-motorhome, provides the conveniences of a
larger motorhome in a scaled-down version and at a lower price.
The type C is built on an automotive manufactured van frame with
attached cab section.
FIFTH WHEEL TRAILERS - Designed to be affixed
and towed by a pickup equipped with special hitch in the truck bed,
these two-level units can provide the greatest living of all towable
RVs. Fifth-wheel travel trailers come equipped with all the comforts
of home, and are perfectly adaptable for weekend getaways, family
vacations and fulltiming.
TRAVEL TRAILERS - A unit designed to be towed
by a car, van or pickup by means of a bumper or frame hitch, the
travel trailer provides all the comforts of home and is perfectly
adaptable for weekend getaways, family vacations, and fulltiming.
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PARK MODELS - For those RVers and campers who like
to spend the summer at their favorite campground near the lake,
or for those who prefer to head South during the winter, park models
(also referred to as park trailers) are often an economical and
convenient alternative for long-term or seasonal camping. When set,
park trailers may be connected to utilities necessary for operation
of installed fixtures and appliances. It's built on a single chassis
which is mounted on wheels.
TRUCK CAMPERS - A unit loaded onto, or affixed
to, the bed or chassis of a pickup, the truck camper is popular
for backroad journeys, accessing remote locales and family recreational
POP-UP CAMPERS - A lightweight unit with sides
that collapse for towing and storage, the folding camping trailer
combines the experience of open-air tent camping with sleeping comforts,
basic conveniences and weather protection found in other RVs.
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