The Class C RV and Class C Motorhome provides the same conveniences as a larger motorhome in a smaller version with lower price.
The Class C is built on an automotive van frame with an attached cab section.
The class C or mini motor home has been very popular since the early '70s. Always a favorite for family vacations, the introduction in the '90's of new chassis with greater carrying capacities allowed new lines of class C's to enter the snow birding market.
The class C is actually built on what is known as a cutaway van chassis. This means the entire front of the vehicle — which includes the engine, doors, dash, and cockpit area — is of the same general construction and appearance as a van or a pickup truck. Because the class C chassis has evolved from a standard road vehicle designed for family and commercial use, it has many of the built-in safety features normally associated with those types of vehicles. With cockpit design being one of the great weaknesses of class A motor homes, more RVers are considering the class C for its relative crashworthiness.