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Old 07-15-2016, 11:00 AM   #1
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Class C or B+

What is the difference in a B+ and C? My neighbor has a 2015 Itasca Navion 24J that is supposed to be a B+, but looks like a C to me!
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I have always considered a B to be a van front and back and a C to be van front end but coach back end. I guess the manufacturers wanted to be sure we understood that the new super coaches were something special. I still think of them as a C (van front coach back) but some of them even look like class A's due to the size and full body paint.
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What is the difference in a B+ and C? My neighbor has a 2015 Itasca Navion 24J that is supposed to be a B+, but looks like a C to me!
As I understand it, the B+ "cabover" portion does not extend far out over the windshield like a Class C. They usually have an entertainment center over the cab instead of an overhead bed. IMO they are practically the same with only a small "profile" difference. I don't know why the B+ designation was necessary as it seems to add more confusion.
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The B+ "cabover" portion does not extend out over the windshield like a Class C. They usually have an entertainment center over the cab instead of an overhead bed.

The one I mentioned above has a bed over the cab. They told them it is a B+
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The one I mentioned above has a bed over the cab. They told them it is a B+
Well, then beats me, Joe. I guess the salesman can call it whatever he wants. I have friends who just bought a Coachmen Concord and it was also called a B+.

The Concord looks like this...

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Class B-Plus The Hybrid

In the past few years, the RV industry has come up with a sort of hybrid between the Class B and the Class C. Known as the B-Plus, they get better gas mileage than a Class C but have more storage and space than the Class B. They are built on a truck chassis, and there is a cab-over, but it is more aerodynamic and not as high. The cab-over usually houses storage space or an entertainment center. The bathrooms is more in line with those in a Class C. Floor plans include models with beds in the back or sofa-beds on the side, both with a separate dinette that usually converts into a bed. Slides are common.The B-Plus models, usually limited to 30 feet in length, can fit into most National Park camping spots. Depending on the model you choose, this motor home may or may not fit in your driveway.
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A B+ is actually a C. Using the term B+ is for marketing purposes, it is not an actual classification. You will notice that Winnebago does not have anything in their product line that has the tag B+ yet they build units that look like others that are marketed as B+.

A C class may or may not have the cab over area.

They way I see it someone in marketing wanted to differentiate their new sleek model class C motor home that didn't have the cab over area. They had two choices. One was to call it a C- ( minus the over cab area) which of course would have been a marketing faux pas. Instead they chose to confuse folks and called it a B+ which is technically wrong.

The same type of confusion existed with the Winnebago Rialta where some sales people would call it a B when it was a C ( or perhaps one of the first B+ ). Winnebago sold it as a C.
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Winnebago/Itasca calls the Navion a C (in their 2016 literature).
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When I hear B+, I can get a better idea of the style, to differentiate it from a "C".
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Winnebago/Itasca calls the Navion a C (in their 2016 literature).
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When I hear B+, I can get a better idea of the style, to differentiate it from a "C".
Same w/ the View. Its a C. And, there are two flavors. The View with the Snuffy Smith bunk snout over cab and the View Profile having the slicker looking picture window in the laid back cab to roof transition.

Length, GVWR, Sprinter 3500 chassis & drive trains are identical. The only difference is the bunky over the cab and you give away the two storage cubbys on either side of the snout.
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Winnebago/Itasca calls the Navion a C (in their 2016 literature).
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When I hear B+, I can get a better idea of the style, to differentiate it from a "C".
Same w/ the View. Its a C. And, there are two flavors. The View with the Snuffy Smith bunk snout over cab and the View Profile having the slicker looking picture window in the laid back cab to roof transition.

Itasca Navions also have two flavors. The "Navion" and the "Navion iQ". The "iQ" is like the View Profile.
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Leisure Travel Van used to call their Unity a B+ then when they stopped making their Class B conversion van line they changed and now refer to the Unity as a Class C. Based on my observations it appears Class B is a conversion van rv and a Class B+ is a conversion of a box type delivery van, https://www.google.com/search?q=merc...ITWZIMX_UjM%3A, and a Class C is a chassis cab build on.
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FWIW Coachmen calls the Concord a C. I say it's a B+. Generally a B uses the body of the factory van. C uses the cutaway chassis and builds the house as an add on. B+ usually is a C without the overcab bunk. Salesmen will call anything whatever you want them to if it makes the sale.
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