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OK, I was debating this over the 4th, so I started reading about the definition of a Class C Motorhome (Definition of What is a Class C Motorhome) and it looks like a B+ Motorhome is really just a Class C without the overhead cab, making it more aerodynamic? Am I correct, or am I missing something here?

Is B+ a consumer term or is it officially a class of motorhome set by whoever officially sets these standards?

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Posted: 07/05/12 08:09am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Correct!!
Marketing term


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I believe logically is would be a B- (B Minus), a Class C Minus the overhead cab. But I guess the plus is for fuel economy... Thanks.

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There are three types of motorhomes. BTW, the industry is trying to get away from the word "Class" they are now calling them "Types"

Type A, B and C. There is no such thing as a B+ or C- or A Double ++

There are smaller and larger versions of each type, the rest is marketing baloney.


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Johnworth914 wrote:

There are three types of motorhomes. BTW, the industry is trying to get away from the word "Class" they are now calling them "Types"

Type A, B and C. There is no such thing as a B+ or C- or A Double ++

There are smaller and larger versions of each type, the rest is marketing baloney.

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Indianaboy - you are correct - however - a Class B+ has a lot of the optional items included as standard that need to be added as an upgrade in the C of B. The upgrade cost in the C or B is at a higher cost than when they are included in the B+.


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Since a B+ and a C both start out with this (without seats and mirrors) they are "Officially" classified a class "C".
I wonder if "C" originally stood for Cut-away chassis.

But as others have stated, marketing declares the aero-cap version a B+.
I see no harm in that. Personally I don't care what they are called as long as I understand the terminology.



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Things I noticed comparing a traditional C with the B+/C-/noseless C:

What I'll call "B+" (since that's the title of the thread):

Narrower and Lower as well as no Cabover.

Less storage than a C of similar length, even disregarding no cabover.

More likely to have curved sidewalls.

Obviously less sleeping berths.

More of a middle/higher product line than a basic C.

We're a couple in a C that "sleeps 8" and it's for the storage and adequate living space without a slide.


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More of a middle/higher product line than a basic C.


I don't think that's the "marketing intent" of their (Class B/Class B+) design. It just comes about primarily because of the higher labor costs to put them together in a more compact design. Kindof like why a laptop computer costs more than a desktop computer - although both might have very similar capabilities.

It "seems like, intuitively" that if a basic Class C retails for, say $59K, that a similar length basic Class B/Class B+ should retail for, say $49K. IMHO, it's the additional design and construction labor for putting together a compact design that makes the difference. This is not considering the very high materials cost of the molded one-piece, or nearly one-piece, fiberglass shell that many Class B/Class B+ products have ... which isn't a design necessity for Class B/Class B+ units at all.


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When I bought my Itasca Cambria the sales men called it a Class B+ . All that meant to me was no over the cab bed. Its a entertainment center. I have also seen full Class Cs with no overhead bed. A so called Class B+ is just a bigger Class B. I have owned both and both were more expensive than a regular Class C.


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