Why we chose a Class B motorhome as our RV

Written by on December 27, 2012 in Observations, Videos

When we share our love of RVing in our 22-foot Type B motorhome with friends and relatives, probably the most common question we get is why a Type B?  Why not one of those giant Type A motorhomes?

Well, no offense to Type A or Type C owners but we’re really hooked on small motorhomes and the Type B in particular for one basic reason: Convenience. We can go anywhere in our Type B RV and when we do, everything we have is with us.

That’s why I put together this little video, which was shot across the country during our travels this year.

picsbOur Roadtrek motorhome, built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis, can be used as a second vehicle. It parks in regular parking spots, which is a great convenience when hitting fast food restaurants or visiting national parks or places with limited parking for big rigs

Something else our Type B RV lets us do…. Boondock. Travel far off the beaten path, down backwoods roads and forest trails, taking us to true wilderness spots bigger RVs couldn’t even get close to.

This is our favorite type of camping. Just us and our dog, surrounded by nature  Our on board batteries and generator give us power when we need it and cooking is as convenient as home.

For us, our Type B small motorhome is a perfect fit. It gets us where we want to go and it carries everything we need. Check out the video and you’ll see.


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About the Author: Mike is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, and Norweigian Elkhound, Tai, travels North America in a Type B motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and frustrations of RV life on the road. He is the official on-the-road reporter for the Family Motor Coach Association. a columnist with Family Motor Coaching Magazine and his Roadtreking reports appear in numerous newspapers and publications. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, video editing and all things dealing with technology. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations. .

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  1. Lisa says:

    Boontrekking! That’s my new word for boondocking. Thanks for sharing the video with us. Think you could share more about finding boondocking sites with us? It must be a lot different in Michigan than down here in Alabama but tips would be very welcome and appreciated!

  2. cloosh says:

    Good factual article Mike

  3. Roy Justis says:

    Good tightly edited and well recorded video.
    We agree 100% and the quality of these well built vehicles can give you confidence when you are miles from home as well. Thanks for your reporting.

  4. Carlon & Gigi Snyder says:

    Mike,

    You are right on. I also downsized this past year from a 31′ Class C (my 2nd), and now enjoy the things you listed. A big plus for me (I live in a condo), is that I now can park my Roadtrek 190 Popular in my garage, and am able to pack for trips WITHOUT advertising to my neighbors of my intentions to leave on a trip! Also allows us to make “short term” trips, or spur of the moment travels, with all the comforts of home (i.e. our recent Thanksgiving visit to Atlanta from Michigan). I can keep the batteries charging, make modifications to my unit, and keep it ready to go! It is our 2nd car as well…did I mention gas mileage in the 16-17+ mpg range…nearly double my Class C! I just added a sewer connection in my garage for even greater convenience, and no more storage rental fees!

    In my opinion, I have found the best of all worlds for travel that I have ever had in my 37 years of RVing!

    Happy Trekking and keep up the good work!

    Carlon & Gigi
    2012 190 Popular
    Grandville, MI

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