If you are familiar with the types and classes of RVs available, then you might also know that there’s an RV out there called a Super C RV. What is a Super C RV? It is a Class C RV that’s built larger and more along the scale of a Class A motorhome. However, while it is built larger than the average Class C, the Super C RV is still not built on a bus chassis.
It still has a large commercial truck chassis as its foundation. This enables some advantages that make the Super C special. Personally, I think these RVs are super cool and a good alternative to a Class A motorhome. I know I’m not alone in this thought, so let’s take a closer look at why they’re so awesome.
What Is a Super C RV Exactly?
Super C RVs are motorhomes that offer a design similar to a Class C coach, but with a larger chassis and a larger powerplant. The super-large frame and extra-powerful engine open up a lot of possibilities when it comes to the details of the motorhome.
So the chassis on Super C’s are a lot bigger, but how much bigger? Class C motorhomes will typically use the Ford E-450 chassis or a comparable chassis from Chevrolet or another manufacturer, Super C RVs get the larger truck chassis. For example, the 2020 Thor Motor Coach Omi Motorhome features the F-550 chassis. This is a considerably larger option.
Take a Video Tour of the Thor Magnitude Super C RV
What are the Advantages of a Super C RV?
So, it’s bigger. But Is bigger better? In some cases, no. In other cases, yes. It really depends on how you plan to use the RV and what destinations you have in mind. There are many advantages to a Super C motorhome. Some of these advantages are:
Typically, a Super C RV will have a wider wheelbase than a standard Class C. These types of RVs can even have a wider wheelbase than some Class A RVs. This means you’ll feel safer and more secure on the road. The Super C RV is an RV that is well-planted and ready for any type of road condition.
Plenty of Exterior Storage
Regular Class C motorhomes have limited basement or exterior storage space. Super C motorhomes have a basement storage area much more like a Class A motorhome. This means you can easily store a grill, camp chairs, an extra tent or canopy, or anything else that you’d like to take along.
As you might imagine, a larger chassis means more room to work with in terms of the floorplan. A Super C will have plenty of space for you and your family to enjoy the interior of the RV. While not every family needs a huge floorplan, most will be happier with a little more space.
High Towing Capacity
Want to bring a toad or tow a boat with you on your next camping trip? Get yourself a Super C RV and you’ll have plenty of towing capacity for whatever you want to tow. Typical Class C motorhomes usually have a pretty good towing capacity, but they pale in comparison to a Super C. Some can tow up to 25,000 pounds or more.
High Durability and Numerous Service Stations
The last big advantage of the Super C motorhome is the fact that it uses a typical large truck chassis. I touched on this a little before, but these chassis were designed for hundreds of thousands of miles of heavy use. They’re built like tanks and can truly take a beating and take you anywhere you want to go in the process.
Additionally, these large truck chassis can be serviced by a larger number of service stations than a Class A motorhome can. Many service stations won’t touch a Class A whereas they’ll be less apprehensive about working on a Super C. You can also always bring your Super C motorhome to your local Camping World service center.
Does a Super Class C RV Require a Special Driver’s License?
Many RV enthusiasts wonder if driving a Super Class C requires that they obtain a special driver’s license before hitting the road. The good news is no. A Super C RV falls under the 26,000-pound weight limit, so you can drive your Super Class C RV with a regular driver’s license — no questions asked.
Super Class C RV vs. Class C Motorhome
Still not convinced if the Super Class C RV is the right RV for you and your family? No worries! Check out a few of our detailed Class C posts to help you decide.
- The Best Short Class C Motorhomes
- Class C Motorhomes that Sleep Up to 8 People
- Great Class C Motorhomes Under 25 Feet Long
- How Much Can Class C RVs Tow?
Whether you choose to invest in a Super C or find yourself leaning towards a Class C, one thing will always remain the same — RVing is awesome. There isn’t a one size fits all RV for everyone and that’s part of what makes the RV lifestyle such an adventure. You can upgrade, downsize, trade-in, fix up, redesign, or a combination of all the above when it comes to discovering the perfect RV for the adventures you have planned. Seeing where the road takes you applies to more than just the pavement under your tires.
When it comes to a Super Class C RV, it really is the ideal marriage of the Class A and the Class C motorhomes. It gives you all the luxury, space, and power of Class A without sacrificing the flexibility, convenience, and navigability that comes along with Class C. If there were ever a win/win scenario that speaks to choosing an RV, a Super C is the solution. How awesome is that?
Are you interested in a Super C RV? Check out the options available at Camping World’s inventory.
Wade divides his time among various outdoor activities in both urban and rural environments. An adventurer by nature, he is always up for a challenging hike, fun hunt, or day out on the water with friends and family. When he isn’t enjoying the outdoors, he’s writing, reading, or tinkering with motorcycles and cars.