If you had the choice to live in an RV, van, motorhome, School Bus, Class A, Class C, or Sprinter van what would you choose to live in?? There are many things to consider when purchasing the right Residential Vehicle for your nomad life or RV adventures. For instance, are you interested in living in your RV(or as I like to call it, Residential Vehicle) full-time or even part-time, it’s important to think about what is important to you.
Can you live in a confined space for months and months and be comfortable/happy? Do you need a vehicle to separate from your rig (A “Toad”) because you are a city explorer and less of a nature explorer? Will you be boondocking or staying in National Parks, RV Parks and campgrounds?
Most of you know, I’m a nature wanderer. I love boondocking and finding the hidden treasures our Public Lands have to offer. If you are like me and are considering an RV life-style and enjoy boondocking, This is a must-read blog for preparing for your RV Living adventures!
Below, I’m going to share five simple reason why I chose to live in a Class C for full-time RV living.
WHY I LIVE IN A CLASS C RV
#1: Why I chose a Class C vs. Class A? I like the van chassis. It actually sits on a Ford E450 Van Chassis as opposed to a Class A which is typically on a commercial bus chassis. So, if I need any work done it’s just a Ford van as opposed to something more complicated.
#2: Why did I choose a Motorhome vs. Van? More space of course! I spend a lot of time inside, working from my laptop. I didn’t want to feel like I was in a cave, feeling claustrophobic, and have to sit on a bed. Having my table and bench to work from is so much more comfortable. And most importantly, I have windows!!! I can gaze out them and let the light shine in as I work!
There is also more headroom to walk around and having a full kitchen is important to me.
RV SAFETY & DRIVABLILITY CONSIDERATIONS
#3: Why I chose a Class C vs. Trailor? Above all, safety. I like not having to exit my living courters to get in the driver’s seat. For safety as a solo female RVer and nomad, I like that I can easily get from my living quarters to my driver’s seat without having to go outside of the rig. Think about it, it’s like being trapped in a big box if you are in a questionable situation. Therefore, I wanted to know I could easily and quickly leave a situation I’m not comfortable with.
#4: What I like about my Class C vs. Class A? Most certainly, it’s size. I like that the Class C is smaller, more aerodynamic and has higher clearance making it easier to drive on the less traveled roads for boondocking. Another thing to consider is that a Class C is easier drive through trees and brush.
RV SHOPPING: MORE BANG FOR THE BUCK
#5: Price. Both my Class C RVs cost less than Sprinter and Coachmen Vans (both of which I considered). It’s a considerable difference when you are looking at a used sprinter van that can cost $67,000 versus used Class C in good condition for around $15,000 (when I bought mine, they’ve gone up a lot since!).
There you have it! Five simple reasons for choosing a Class C for full-time RV living. I hope this helped and I hope you will find yourself living your best RV life soon! Until next time friendlies… be Happy, be Free, be Kind!
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