Motorhomes: The ultimate in travel comfort
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Prolonged periods of sitting in cramped spaces isn’t fun – and it isn’t healthy. If you’ve ever tried to push your seat back on a plane, you know what happens next…
Plenty of legroom when you RV
RVing is different. There’s plenty of legroom!
Motorhomes are self-propelled RVs that combine vehicle and living space. Living space you can use while you’re travelling. Getting to your destination isn’t something to be endured – it’s part of the fun.
Whether you’re the driver or a passenger, the seats are a dream: comfortable, roomy, with lots of space to stretch out. Most motorhomes come with at least one flat-screen smart TV and a great sound system. Curl up with a good book, stream your favourite show or kick back and listen to music en route.
Feel like a snack? There’s a kitchen with a fridge and pantry to raid: throw what you want on the stove or in the microwave. It can be as healthy – or as indulgent – as you want. It may even taste like real food!
Larger motorhomes include private sleeping areas. Smaller models effortlessly convert sofas, dining areas and seating into beds for a good night’s sleep in a hygienic environment you can trust.
No need to navigate public washrooms either. Motorhomes come equipped with a bathroom and shower.
More than just legroom
Whether you’re taking off for a day trip, a weekend jaunt or a full vacation, motorhomes have room for everyone – and almost everything.
Family, friends, dogs, cats: there’s space for the whole menagerie and all their paraphernalia. Pack what you need, not what you can squeeze into a tiny piece of luggage.
Is a canoe trip part of the fun? Bring it. A little mountain biking? Bring ‘em. Golfing? Pack your clubs, even a golf cart. There’s space for gear, clothes, gadgets and equipment for whatever you’ve got planned. And if it doesn’t fit inside, motorhomes are powerful enough to tow a trailer full of stuff, even a car.
Best of all, if something catches your eye along the way, stop and explore. When you RV, you have the freedom to change plans on the fly. These are self-contained vehicles – you’ve got everything you need to do whatever you want: food, fresh water, sewage tanks and batteries for electricity. You can overnight just about anywhere. Life’s most amazing moments can be those you weren’t expecting. It’s your holiday: having a good time is what matters – not someone else’s timetable.
What kinds of Motorhomes are there?
Motorhomes come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and are divided into three main types: Class A, Class B and Class C. You don’t need a special license to drive one unless it has air-brakes. Most have a winterized option for year-round adventures with a stronger furnace, heated tanks, upgraded insulation and double-glazed windows.
Small but mighty: The versatile Class B
Also known as camper vans, Class Bs are the smallest, most versatile motorhomes. Easy to drive and easy on fuel, they fit comfortably in a normal parking space and often double as a second family vehicle. But don’t underestimate the Class B: they have the chops to take you down narrow, unpaved roads for remote, off-the-beaten-track adventures. You can dry camp in a Class B with ease.
Built on an automotive van chassis, they’ll either have a raised roof or a dropped floor so you can stand up straight. At 17-23 feet long, Class B motorhomes make clever use of space. Dining areas convert into sleeping spaces for up to four, and come equipped with a small kitchen, washroom and shower.
They’re also tremendously powerful, with enough verve to carry bikes, tow a boat or even a small car.
The Pleasure-Way Ontour 2.2 is our pick of Class B motorhome.
Class C: A little more luxury
If you’re looking for a bit more living space, and want the flexibility to travel with a larger party, there’s the Class C. Built on a truck or van chassis and attached to a van cab, these RVs have a distinctive look: a raised compartment over the cab for sleeping or storage.
At 20-32 feet long, the Class C features a full kitchen, washroom and shower. The area behind the driver’s cab is usually dedicated to living space, with the master bedroom at the rear. Some have a slide-out for extra sleeping and living room. Dining areas convert into beds, with additional sleeping quarters above the driver’s cab. They’ll sleep up to eleven, depending on the floor plan.
The Class C comes in both gas and diesel versions. Strong enough to tow a trailer, you can bring along bikes, an ATV, tow a boat, or even a small family car.
The staggering luxury of a Class A
The Class A really indulges your inner celebrity. Built on a specially designed chassis, it is the epitome of luxury.
Big and sumptuous, the Class A can measure 29-45 feet long. Spacious kitchens feature a full residential fridge, stove, microwave, double sink and dishwasher. There’s plenty of counter space, with cupboards specially designed for a moveable lifestyle. Many Class As include a central vac system and washer / dryer.
The entertainment centre features multiple flat-screen TVs, a sound system and plush theatre seating. Multiple slide-out sections expand living space when stopped for the night or settled in at your destination. WiFi, centrally controlled heating and air conditioning make it simple to stay connected and comfortable. There’s lots of storage space inside and out in the exterior compartments
A master bedroom with closet and wardrobe offers privacy, while sofas and dining areas convert into sleeping spaces to accommodate 8-10. Most Class As have a full bathroom off the master suite along with a half bath closer to the kitchen.
Outdoor amenities include a second kitchen with sink and fridge, flat screen TV and a shower so you can wash off kids, dogs and yourself after heavy outdoor activity.
Like smaller motorhomes in Ontario, the Class A easily tows a trailer or car.
Find an amazing example of Class A motorhome clicking on the link.
ORVDA: A network of reputable, knowledgeable dealers to help you get started
Your local RV and motorhome dealer can help you find a vehicle that suits your lifestyle and budget. Some offer rentals, so you can try a few options before you buy. Members of the Ontario Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (ORVDA) meet the highest standards of professionalism: buy from our dealers and service providers with absolute confidence. When you choose an ORVDA member, you support local Ontario businesses. The Ontario RV industry employs over 21,860 people and generates over $1.64B to the provincial economy.
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