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When a Class C RV is More Like a Class A Motorhome

Here and on our YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel, we've been doing a bunch of show and tell videos that explain the different classifications of what are generally considered to be small motorhomes.

We've talked about the Class B RV, the Class B Plus RV and the Class C RV. All are under 26 feet and – at least for the ones we showed you – are built on the Mercedes Sprinter Chassis. Some of the others are made on the Doge Promaster or Chevy van chassis. That's what all those chassis are…van chassis. All are generally under 26 feet, some as short as 18 feet.

But there's another type of Class C motorhome that is even bigger, measuring in at well over 30 feet, with some even over 40 feet. They are built on heavy duty truck chassis and are able to tow huge loads. Someplace in there – it's very arbitrary – these beefy behemoths informally become known as  “Super Cs.” It's really a made-up RV classification. Most of the Super Cs would be on the Ford F550 or the Freightmaster-type chassis. They have much more in common with Class A motorhomes than their smaller cousins, including multiple slides. But for some reason, they are included in the “small” motorhome grouping.

In this video, we take you through a Winnebago/Itasca Cambria, which, built on the F450 chassis and at 32 feet is on the smaller end if the Super C classification but still way longer than it's distant C, B Plus and B motorhome cousins. Winnebago calls it a basic Class C.  Again, that Super C designation is really a vague and arbitrary term used by the industry for very large Class C motorhomes. This one is indeed that, if not quite a Super C.

We shot this video at the Super B Small RV show in Glendale, Arizona that was sponsored by LaMesa RV.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2017-05-18

Mike Wendland is an Emmy award-winning journalist, traveler, and producer of RV Podcast, the RV Lifestyle travel blog, and the RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube. Mike, traveling with his wife Jennifer and their Norwegian Elkhound, Bo, has vast experience and a great passion for exploring North America, previously working as a long-time NBC-TV News Channel Technology Correspondent and now sharing his love for the RV lifestyle with millions. Mike is not only an adept RV life enthusiast but also a skillful storyteller, bringing to his channels stories from the road that perfectly capture the magic and hardships of this lifestyle.

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