What Is the Difference Between an RV and a Motor Home?


Quick Answer

Recreational vehicle, or RV, is a broad term that refers to a number of different types of vehicles used primarily for camping and travel. A motor home is a specific type of recreational vehicle.

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A recreational vehicle is either powered by its own motor, or it needs to be towed or carried. Motor homes provide their own power and are categorized as class A, class B or class C. Class A motor homes are the largest and most luxurious. Class B motor homes are also known as camper vans and are the smallest, and class C are in the middle.

Recreational vehicles that need to be towed or carried include travel trailers, folding camping trailers and truck campers.

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