When you get ready to look at the new RV's in Lawton, do some research so you will know the features that work best for your RVing plans. RV stands for recreational vehicle, a term that encompasses several types of motorhomes and trailers. With so many choices, it can be confusing deciding what to buy. It's not just budget that should dictate your purchase. Also consider where you want to travel, how much time you will spend in the vehicle and what types of amenities you can't live without.
New RV's in Lawton come in four major categories, basically based on the type of chassis. The RV we most often think of are the monster motor homes that look like palaces on wheels. These are appropriately called Class A. But there are also Class B, Class C and towables. Each of these categories has significant advantages based on how much you want to pay and what you will use it for. Class B use a van chassis but are fully equipped. Class C are slimmed down versions of the Class A RV. Towables are hitched to your pickup or SUV. Though not strictly speaking an RV, they are considered part of the same family by RV dealers.
The most expensive new RV's in Lawton are Class A. These are the biggest types of recreational vehicles are the highway, between 26 and 45 feet. These are real motor homes, meaning they were designed as a living space either pulled, with a front motor, or pushed by a rear motor. The chassis is specific to the motor home which makes it easier to drive. The driver must get a certification added to his basic drivers license to legally operate the equipment. They come equipped with full kitchens, full bathrooms, a living area, eating space and bedrooms. Newer models even have washers and dryers. In many you can expand the living area with extensions that pop out of the chassis when it is parked. These are complicated pieces of equipment. Most owners get help with repairs because there is a separate system each for heating, electricity, propane or other fuel and water, much like a home. They are expensive to buy and to operate and are not known for fuel economy.
The Class B new RV's in Lawton are built on a van chassis and are usually 17 to 19 feet long, substantially smaller than a Class A. They are great for overnights or for camping because they have sitting space that converts easily to sleeping, a toilet and the basics for fixing meals. In a campground they connect to the water and electrical systems. Space can be added by using a canopy over a grilling area and makeshift patio. They are usually tall enough to make it easy to walk around inside. They are a more normal size, making it comfortable for in town driving. It is fairly easy to park them. Since they are small, they are made for short trips if several people are using it. For one or two people, they are a good size for a long vacation.
The Class C of new RV's in Lawton
are made of a truck chassis and are sometimes called a cab-over model. They can be quite large, as big as a Class A. Most have a large kitchen area, with separate living and sleeping spots. They come equipped with setups for heating, water and electricity. They usually have a full bathroom. They have many of the features of a Class A but don't have the engine power. If you intend to tow a car behind your RV, you can't do it with a Class C RV. One of the big disadvantages of both the Class A and C are the fact they are so long, it is hard to find parking spots for them, outside of regular RV parks.
Towables is a term that includes popup campers, travel trailers and fifth-wheel trailers. The campers are quite small but provide a fun camping experience for families with a number of amenities. This is often the first step for a family interested in motorhome vacations and car camping. They don't have bathrooms or kitchens but they do provide plentiful sleeping space. Travel trailers are much smaller and are pulled with a car, SUV or pickup using a hitch not the back of the vehicle. Fifth wheels can be quite large and offer much of the space and convenience of a Class A or C motorhome. They are pulled by a truck with the hitch positioned on the cargo bed.