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What is a "Class A" or "Class C" RV and are there other types?

Class A RVs are built on specially designed truck or bus chassis; available with gasoline or diesel engines. The larger Class A RVs can be equipped with the diesel engine in the rear (diesel pushers); those with air ride suspension give an extremely comfortable ride. Class A RVs can be equipped with one to four slide outs that greatly increase the living space when parked. The entire under carriage is designed for storage, much like the baggage area of a bus. A class "A" RV is often referred to as the "bus" style because of the large windshield and flat or aerodynamically designed front end. The Class "C" is the cab over style that looks like a camper but the driver's compartment can be accessed from the living area. A Class C RV is built on a front engine truck chassis; the front of the RV has a van or pickup cab and has an overhang that houses a sleeping area or an entertainment center. Both the Class A and the Class C RVs for Bates locations are fully self-contained and most include generators.

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