Motorhome Comparison Guide

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Our updated motorhome guide rates over 96% RV manufacturers and popular models from 2006-2021.

The industry’s best-selling Motorhome Comparison Guide for over 20-years rates Class A, B, B+, C and C+ motorhomes in North America. We update our guide ever year which provides in-depth reviews and ratings for manufacturers and popular selling models.

Whether you’re looking for a new or used RV, our publication provides honest reviews and money saving buying tips. Our buying tips alone will save you thousands of dollars on any motorhome, new or used.

Who Builds the Best Motorhomes for the Money?

It never fails, someone will call our office and ask, “Who builds the best motorhomes?” Great question, but there are a number of variables that will determine which model is best for your travel needs. For example:

  • How long do you plan to own your RV?
  • How long do you plan to vacation in your motorhome each year?
  • Do you want diesel or gas?
  • How much is your budget?
  • Will you be towing anything?
  • Do you plan to go off road?

Thus, the reason for our Motorhome Comparison Guide, which answers all these questions and much more.

#1 MISTAKE MOST RV SHOPPERS COMMIT

shopping for a motorhome at an rv dealerMost buyers start at the dealer level when shopping for a Class A, C or B motorhome. They fall in love with a certain floorplan and know nothing about the manufacturer or quality of the unit they are interested in. This is the wrong approach and usually leads to buyer’s remorse.

Without knowing which RV manufacturer builds top-quality models that hold their resale value over time is a big mistake. We believe in starting at the manufacture level first and our strategy has been proven to be correct. There is no other RV resource that we are aware of that has been successful helping consumers purchase a RV over the past 20-years.

What to Look for in a Well-Built Motorhome

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All buyers want to know if the model they are considering is well built and will stand the test of time. Nobody wants a poorly built motorhome, new or used. Having a set of construction standards that properly reflect a structurally sound motor home is important and helps eliminates any confusion when trying to determine the quality of a particular brand or model. Our in-depth motorhome reviews will save both time and money.

An important component for choosing a Class A, C or B motorhome is how well is it is constructed. In Chapter 2 of our publication we cover important aspects of construction such as:

  • motorhome cut away a look insideChassis & frames
  • Exterior wall construction
  • Insulation types
  • Plumbing & electrical
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Windows
  • Roofing materials
  • We also discuss the pros and cons associated with diesel and gas engines and much more

HOW DO WE COLLECT THE DATA FOR OUR BOOK?

class b motorhomeAs we conducted our research, we discovered that most salespeople didn’t know much, regarding how their products were constructed. This was frustrating and made our research team look deeper into the industry to see how much those in upper management knew about construction methods. Interestingly, most in management were also somewhat clueless about construction techniques of their products.

We were beginning to think we would never finish the construction chapter of our book until we decided to contact motorhome plant managers. To our surprise, many plant managers were delighted to speak with us and they had the technical expertise we were looking for. Much of their insight and feedback has gone into our best-selling publication. We also receive valuable input from previous motorhome owners and those that have purchased our RV guides in the past.

class a motorhome with side-outsIn addition to speaking with company plant managers, our staff frequently connects with RV manufacturers and dealers from around the country. We talk to existing motorhome owners and our research team collects data from various RV organizations and other online resources. We edit all this information down and put it into layman terms in our easy-to-read publication.

With over 20+ years of research you can be confident with the knowledge that you will have the most relevant information in your hands to purchase your next motorhome, new or used. You will learn how RV manufacturers compare to each in the areas of:

  • Overall Quality
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Factory support
  • Resale value
  • Price

Each article contains information in these key areas:

Our Motorhome Comparison Guide includes a current factory article for each manufacturer with helpful and interesting facts and insight you won’t find anywhere else. Each article sheds insight about buyouts, impending or past bankruptcies, lawsuits and notable events and product changes. We also, feature popular selling models per manufacturer with honest reviews. Bottom line is this – you won’t find anything as comprehensive as our Motorhome Guide.

  • factory article for rv manufacturersCompany background and history
  • Principle target customer
  • List of best-selling models
  • Company’s main competitors
  • Average MSRP of best-selling motorhomes
  • Financial stability of company
  • Rating charts which show how each manufacturer is performing over multiple years. (These rating charts are very important and reveal if a particular manufacturer is trending, upward or downward in quality, customer satisfaction, factory support and overall resale value of models)
  • Objective comments from research staff

List of Motorhome Manufacturers Rated in Our Guide

Manufacturers Manufacturers Manufacturers
Air Stream Forest River Pacific Coast Works
Alfa-Leisure Glendale RV Palomino RV
Ameri-camp Grand Design Peterson Industries
Bigfoot Gulf Stream Pilgrim International
Carriage Inc Heartland RV Prime Time
Casita Highland Ridge Redwood RV
Chalet RV Holiday Rambler R-Vision
Cikira RV Jayco Inc Skyline Corp
Coachmen Keystone RV Starcraft RV
Crossroads RV Comfort RV Sunnybrook RV
Cruiser RV K-Z RV Teton Homes
DRV (Double Tree) Lance Campers Thor Industries
Dutchmen RV LifeStyle TrailManor
Dynamax Livin' Life Travel Lite
Earthbound New Horizons RV Travel Supreme
Eclipse RV Newmar Triple E RV
Escape Northwood Weekend Warrior
EverGreen RV NuWa Industries Western RV
Extreme Warrior Open Range RV Winnebago
Fleetwood RV Outdoors RV Yellowstone RV

Some of the manufacturers on the chart above are out of business but there are still used motorhomes being sold to customers that would like to know how they rated while in business.

Class B & B+ Motorhomes – A New Addition to our Guide

camping in a class b motorhomeIn the past we did not rate Class B manufacturers in our guide, but we have received many emails requesting we feature this growing segment of RV products, and we are glad to announce this new addition.

With high gas prices and the cost factor of purchasing a Class A or Class C motorhome the popularity of Class B Motorhomes has continued to rise and many RV factories are producing more of these units to meet the growing demand.

Our RV research staff started researching this classification in 2009 and we now have more data on Class B manufacturers than any other single source in North America. We provide factory ratings for Class B & B+ starting from 2010. Class A and C manufacturer ratings are from 2006-2021.

With over 20 different Class B manufacturers rated we believe this addition is a great resource for anyone considering this increasingly popular segment. We remain committed to bringing our readers the most accurate and up-to-date ratings and feedback in the RV industry via our constant updates.

Buying a Motorhome with Confidence & Peace of Mind

If you have never attended a large RV show or visited a mega motorhome dealership you are in for a big surprise. The first thing you’ll notice right off is, “There are so many choices, where do I begin?” Did you know this is the number one reason why people put off buying a motorhome? They are overwhelmed with all the choices and become frustrated. Don’t let this happen to you!

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The second biggest reason people decide not to buy an RV is that they don’t know who they can trust. It’s not uncommon to hear your RV salesperson say something like, “This manufacturer builds the best models“. After you have visited a number of dealers it’s like a listening to a broken record. Everybody thinks their motorhome brands are the best in the industry.

Our research for over 20 + years has found there are BIG differences in construction and overall quality. Our guide will show you which companies are consistently producing the best models as well as giving you a head’s up about potential problem years. If you’re going to spend tens of thousands of dollars for an RV it makes sense to educate yourself about the industry.

Motorhome Comparison Guide

Rating Class A, C, C+, B & B+ from model years 2006-2021

This offer includes the newly updated (August, 2021) Motorhome Comparison Guide, the industry’s most trusted RV buying resource for more than twenty years.

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Once you have narrowed your search down to a few models you can request your individual RV model reports which provides in-depth ratings, reviews, quality of construction and dealer costs, along with wholesale values if purchasing used.

Part One – IN-DEPTH FACTORY ARTICLE:

Each 8 to 10-page RV report starts out with a Factory Article about the manufacturer that builds the model you’re considering. Article is based on our interviews with each manufacturer over the last 20+ years, giving our customers some additional insight into the manufacturer and direction the company is heading. Each factory article contains:

  • Company history
  • Principle target customer
  • List of best-selling model
  • Company’s main competitors
  • Comments by research staff

RV Factory Article reviews and ratings

PART TWO – RV MODEL INTENDED USE:

In this section of the report we focus on intended use. There are four main categories most RV models will fall into. They are: Weekend, Vacationer, Snowbird and Full-Time use.

Based on the standard options, overall quality, and data collected from various RV sources, we can accurately determine the overall intended use of a particular model.

If your intention is to use your RV to head south for the winter and spend 3-6 months a year in your unit, you will probably be dissatisfied with a poorly constructed model or a model that was intended for moderate use only.

rv model intended use

PART THREE – COMPREHENSIVE RATING CHART:

The manner in which a particular RV model performs in the areas of: Quality of Construction, Reliability, Payload, Drivability (motorhome only), Customer Satisfaction, Style & Resale Value will ultimately determine the overall satisfaction level of the unit.

When rating a particular model, our staff has spoken with RV owners, dealers and we attend various RV shows on a regular basis. We also receive feedback from people that have bought our reports in the past. All this information is collected and stored in our data base which allows us to accurately rate models based on 20+ years of research.

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PART FOUR – DEPRECIATION CHART:

This cart shows how a particular RV model depreciates over time and the RV dealer’s invoice for a new model or the true wholesale value for a used model. This information will help you decide if the model you’re looking at is a good investment and how a particular model will perform over time in regards to resale value. Having the dealer’s invoice or true wholesale value is very important and puts you in the driver’s seat when it is time to negotiate a price. This data has helped thousands of our customers over the years and we receive positive emails on a regular basis thanking us for this info. Each report also includes a STAR RATING showing what that particular RV model received based on the data collected in the Comprehensive Rating Chart. A Five Star Rating is the highest rating an RV model can receive.

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HOW TO ACCESS YOUR INDIVIDUAL RV MODEL REPORTS & Bonus Offers

We recommend reading our Motorhome Comparison Guide first to learn which RV manufacturers best meet your needs. Once you have selected 2 or 3 manufacturers based on our factory reviews, we recommend visiting a number of RV dealers that offer products by those manufacturers. At this point you will have narrowed your search down to a few models and now you’re ready to request your RV Reports.

If you order the E-book version of the Ultimate Motorhome Package you will receive an email with instructions to access your E-book, Bonus Offers & RV Report Request Form within minutes of placing your order. All printed book orders will receive instructions to access RV Report Request Form and Bonus Offers when book arrives via USPS priority Mail.

To request your RV Report you will need to fill out a simple form on our website, supplying make, model, and model. Once we receive your information we will research and write your report using our database of thousands of feedback reports from existing owners and send your RV report(s) direct to your email address. Each report is 8-10 pages in length and includes detailed ratings, manufacturer info, usage charts, wholesale and retail values, known issues (if applicable) and how much you should be paying for a good deal. All reports are sent in standard pdf format and open easily with any computer.

Should I Purchase a Towable RV or a Motorhome?

rv combo book order for motorhomes and travel trailersNothing beats vacationing in an RV. Whether you are driving in a motorhome or towing a travel trailer or fifth wheel behind your truck, it is an experience like no other.

In fact, the summer of 2020 saw more people than ever purchasing RVs. Even today the RV industry is experiencing better than expected sales. The baby boomers are retiring in large numbers and people just want to get outside and enjoy nature.

Amongst the RV camping community, one debate has always remained front-and-center. When purchasing an RV, which type is best? Should I buy a towable or motorhome? If you are not sure which type of RV is best suited for your travel needs our RV Combo Package is for you!

 

IMPORTANT TIPS FROM OUR STAFF

consumers at an rv showWe recommend reading our Motorhome Comparison Guide first to learn about which RV manufacturers produce top-quality models, year in and year out.

Once you have a solid understanding about the motorhome industry and construction methods, we recommend reading our Top 100 RV Dealer Guide. This won’t take long and with our valuable insights you’ll be able to choose the right RV dealer. This is a BIG DEAL and if you get this wrong, you’ll be an un-happy camper, pardon the pun.

Now you’re ready to visit some RV dealers or shop for a used RV via private party. Once you have narrowed your search down to a particular model or two, please take some time to review our, How To Buy An RV And Save. This resource reveals valuable money saving tips and how to determine a great price.

If you’re purchasing a new or used motorhome from a dealer, it is a good idea to spend some time looking over our RV Extended Warranty Guide. Understanding your options when it comes to extended warranties can save you hundreds of dollars.

Another option for those that bought our Ultimate Package, you can request our Individual RV Model Specific Reports. These reports will help clarify which model is the best when it comes to quality, resale value, customer satisfaction and factory support. Plus, we include detailed wholesale values that will give you an edge when negotiating with your dealer or private party.

Last but not least, our Pre-Purchase Inspection Guide, will give you the tools you need to make sure that your new or used motorhome is ready for delivery. Don’t spend hundreds of dollars for an independent RV inspection. Our PPI is written in an easy-to-read and easy-to-follow style, and walks you through your inspection, step by step. In addition, you’ll learn how to have defects fixed quickly and for free BEFORE leaving the dealership. Also, great resource for those purchasing an RV from a private party.

 

HOW CAN EVERYBODY BUILD THE BEST MOTORHOME?

RV salesperson trying to sell you an rvAfter you have visited a number of motorhome dealers it’s like listening to a broken record. Everybody claims their brands are top-quality and the best in the industry. How is that possible? It’s not.

Please remember; we are an independent research company and accept no monies or kickbacks to promote one model, brand or manufacturer over another. Our consumer guides, reviews and rating charts are compiled in-house by our staff. We take pride in putting forth honest reviews without the fluff and hype that you find with most online reviews today.

Our best-selling motorhome resource and bonus offers cuts through the conflicting claims and sheds light on which manufacturers have high customer satisfaction ratings, as well as those that don’t. Poorly constructed motorhomes with slippery and misleading warranties are all too common in the RV industry and will cause headaches, frustration and costly expenses for the uninformed buyer. Not to mention low quality motorhomes have poor resale value that could force you to keep your unit longer than you anticipated.

WHAT IS A FAIR & REASONABLE DISCOUNT?

figuring out a fair rv budgetAhhh, at last we get to the elephant in the room: How much is this going to cost you? Is a 15%, 20% or even a 25% discount a good deal or a bad deal? Is the sale price at an RV show better than an every-day sale price at your local dealer? Does your dealer have your best interest in mind or is he or she taking advantage of you? Last but not least, what is your budget?

For a moment let’s forget everything else (model years, features, sales prices and floorplans) and establish a budget. Know what you can afford to spend and don’t get bogged down getting too specific at this point, but you will need to establish a ballpark number. A relaxing vacation won’t be very relaxing in your newly purchased motorhome, if you’re spending it in an RV that cost more than you can comfortably afford.

Establishing your comfort zone now and sticking to it BEFORE you start shopping, will be a big step in the right direction. With a dollar amount in mind, now the fun can begin. Your budget will put you in to a specific segment or category; (Entry Level, Above Average or Premium as outlined in our motorhome publication).

Once you understand which segment you fall into, this enables you to easily compare apples-to-apples and we’ll help you avoid the bad apples. Our guide has helped so many people understand what type of buyer they are. This keeps our readers focused on what they can afford and eliminates stress when shopping for a motorhome. When you know what you can afford and understand the type of buyer you are, it makes for a pleasant buying experience. Buying an RV should be fun, and our guide and additional resources will help you accomplish this.

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