Drivable Motorhomes in Corpus Christi, TX
RV travel starts with a basic decision: Are you hauling your vacation home, or driving it? There are pros and cons to each. A lot will depend on your budget and the vehicle you own right now. If you don’t have a budget for both a towable RV and a hauling vehicle, you can still find a great drivable RV, also called a motorhome.
Styles and Sizes
In order of size from biggest to smallest, Motorhomes Corpus Christi TX include:
1) Class A: Class A’s are about the size of a Greyhound bus and offer a lot of comfort. You’ll find loads of storage under the RV in what’s known as the basement. These RVs also come with large grey and black tanks, a bath and shower, full kitchen and generally sleeping for at least six.
Driving a Class A will take some training and time. First off, the front end is flat, so you can actually pull much closer to things than you think you can. Secondly, a lot of that front end is window, which can take a little getting used to. Finally, this is a long vehicle, so your turning radius will be much larger than an ordinary vehicle. If you are worried, find a class. At the very least, find an empty parking lot and practice.
2) Class C: A Class C is about the size of a moving truck. The front cab will feel a lot like a large van or pickup, with the exception that most Class C’s have a sleeping space over the cab, which can be distracting as the lip of it can lie at the top of your field of vision. Again, practice until it feels normal. Many Class Cs have basement storage, or storage from the side or back that accesses a spot under a fixed bed. This storage from the side is sometimes called a “garage” and may offer a propane nipple so you can set up an outdoor kitchen.
Class C’s are shorter than a Class A and offer less space. Depending on the layout, you’ll find tables that break down into full beds, bunks along the wall, and a kitchen either in the middle or at the back. All drivable RVs offer one challenge to those who’ve only driven cars: You must learn to drive using your mirrors. You may be able to see over your left shoulder, but probably not much.
3) Class B: Yes, the Class B is smaller than the Class C, and much smaller than the Class A. This can be confusing. A Class B is about the size of a 15 passenger van and rides on a van or truck chassis. Class B’s are a great option for a single traveler or a couple with a great sense of humor and some flexibility.
You’ll find a bathroom, shower, and kitchen in a Class B. If you’re tall, be prepared for limited headroom. Beds may be along the wall or at the back, and many will be platform bed spaces, so getting in and out will take a ladder or a step.
Ways to Expand Your Space
If you have ATVs, jet skis or other gear that also needs a trip to the shore or the mountains, be aware that you can also get a motorhome with a toy hauler. This portion of the RV actually is a garage, and is left unfinished and often has a fold down wall or back gate that turns into a ramp. Of course, this will cut into your living space for people, but for many adventurers, toy haulers make the travel fun.
How many people can you get in a Class C or a Class B? The biggest limitation to renting or buying a smaller drivable rig is seatbelts. On travel days, everybody needs a seatbelt somewhere in the vehicle, and kids must be belted into an appropriate tool for their height and weight. Discuss your needs with the folks at Motorhomes Corpus Christi TX so you get the best rig for the whole family.
After that has been defined, be aware that there are many ways you can spread out. If you’re going to the beach, a big umbrella may suffice to create a shady spot away from your RV. In the forest, a clamshell shade house is a terrific spot to read or nap in a bug-free zone. Many families will set up a tent near the RV for additional play spaces for children. Yes, you need a spot for everyone to sleep, but you probably won’t all be hanging out in the RV all day together. Get out, have fun and explore!