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Frequently Asked Questions

Do 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 power,
superior maneuverability and braking.

What are the Different Types of RVs?

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 bathroom facilities.

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 an
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.

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 camping.

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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