Coachman and Winnebago View Motorhomes in Elkmont Campground,
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, May 4, 2009
Class C motorhomes, Elkmont Campground, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, May 4, 2009
In today’s economy, smaller may just be the ticket, at least for the near term, for many who are interested in RVing. Across the country, many surviving RV dealerships are downsizing their inventory, both in the number of units they carry on their lots and the size and type of units.
As well, many of the newer recreational vehicles may be more economical to operate. For instance, the two class c motorhomes in the picture above are probably about the same size. The Coachmen motorhome, with its v8 gasoline engine, will probably be lucky to achieve more than 8 to 10 miles per gallon. The Winnebago View, on the other hand, with it’s 3 liter Mercedes Benz diesel can easily achieve 15 or more miles per gallon, even when towing a small vehicle. Some without a towed vehicle have even achieved over 20 miles per gallon.