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Old 04-10-2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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Class A, B, and C

If a class A is the biggest of them all and a C is bigger than a Class B why is a class B called B and C called C?
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Just wanna see what kind of funny answers I get on this one. But, seriously I see most B's are smaller than C's so what give them there name?
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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Good question. It appears to me that Class B units were some of the original RVs out there. Then of course bigger is better so then came along the class C. Who knows why they are termed that way. I would also be interested in hearing a definitive answer!
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:45 PM   #3
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Actually the term "Class" was removed in 2000 by the RVIA. It is now "Type" instead. RVIA sets the industry standards and their description is here

Type A MH's were the first to be produced, then Type B's, then Type C's, that's how they were named.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:23 AM   #4
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mine is a CLASS "A"
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:47 AM   #5
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Type A, B & C are descriptions of convenience.
As are built on a bus or truck chassis (for the most part) and the cab is part of the coach structure.
Bs are modified vans. There is a problem here I will get to.
Cs are built on a van cut-way or a truck chassis and retain the chassis builder's cab.

Now, Some say it is not a true C if there is no sleeping accommodation over the cab.
Hence the new category B+ or super B.

Then there are Cs built on medium duty truck chassis. Many of these are as large as the largest A. These are sometimes referred to a D.

Many OTR Semi tractors have complete accommodations. Sometimes these are referred to as class D.

I happen to have an A (Very A) that is smaller than many Cs. The C I used to have was shoter that some Bs I have seen. The B I had could not be distinguished from the van by the same company without close inspection.

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Well if you're gonna have a class "A" then so am I !!!
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Super C and B+ are marketing terms. RIVA only has A, B and C.
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This thread is leading to a different kind of "class warfare".
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True on RIVA but you buy from a sales person.
How many people have you seen with 1/2 or 3/4 ton "towables" the "salesman said".
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