RV Types And Storage Options To Match

Recreational vehicles, known more commonly as RVs, come in different shapes and sizes. From pop-up campers to teardrops and beyond, RVs are designed to fit the needs of any outdoor enthusiast. 


Motorized RVs, though, fall into a specific category of recreational vehicles. And within that category, they’re divided into three classes — starting with the largest. As complicated as it may sound, those who designated the classes kept it relatively simple by naming them Class A, Class B, and Class C. 


But the sizing and order of the classes can be confusing. As can storage options. At I-10 RV Storage, we see it all, and we’re happy to sort out the classes, the sizes, and the storage options so RV owners can enjoy the best experience possible when they hit the road for their next adventure.


Class A RVs are the largest motorhomes on the road, ranging in size from 21 to 45 feet. They’re usually built using a commercial bus or truck chassis and they come fully loaded with living areas, full kitchens, and at least one actual bedroom. They’re easy to drive, they’re designed with long-term RVing in mind and they’re most often the most expensive models available.


When it comes to storage, Class A RV owners will likely need to find a facility they trust, since the size of the RV — for most — makes home storage impractical. The most important factors when finding a facility to store a Class A RV include security, protection, and space. Whether you choose indoor or outdoor storage, ensure the space you secure has enough space to easily park and access your RV. And, if your space is outdoors, make sure it’s covered. Knowing a Class A RV is no small investment, it’s the best way to protect the exterior integrity of the vehicle. 


Class B RVs complicates things a bit because they’re the smallest type of motorhome — sandwiched into the middle of the list. These RVs are more often referred to as campervans or conversion vans, and they’re the most affordable and easy to operate of the bunch. They usually include a small sleeping area large enough for a mattress, a dainty cooking area, and a small fridge. These types of RVs are ideal for weekenders or brief adventures with just one other companion. 


Storing a Class B RV is easier than a Class A, simply due to its size and shape. Anyone with an extra parking space at home could store their campervan there, but those in more urban areas or those without parking will need to find a convenient facility to utilize for storage. For Class B RVs, the most important storage facility factors, beyond security, are accessibility and location. Since these types of RVs are used for shorter trips, sometimes even on a whim, it’s nice to have 24/7 access to the vehicle. And, to get the road trip started as soon as possible, finding a storage facility near freeway routes out of town is a particularly welcome bonus. 


Class C RVs sit in the middle of the pack at 20 to 30 feet in length and look most often like the Winnebagos showcased on MTV’s “Road Rules” reality show from back in the day. They often include a sleeping area above the cab of the vehicle, and come with a cooking area, an eating area that converts to a sleeping area, and a self-contained bathroom. With appliances, entertainment, and heating and air conditioning, a Class C RV is a pared-down version of the Class A and a gussied-up version of the Class B. 


Those who are unable to store their Class C RV at home may appreciate a storage facility that offers security, covered or indoor spaces, and simple conveniences — like potable water, a small market for last-minute items, and a dump station. 


At I-10 RV Storage, we’ve designed our Southeast Valley facility with every RV owner in mind. Our concierge-style amenities, covered parking, and prime Southeast Valley location are just a few benefits of storing with us. 


Contact us to learn more about our state-of-the-art facilities and our competitive rates!

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