Which RV is Right for You? + Storage Recommendations

The popularity of preferring “experiences” over material items spans across multiple generations, and buying an RV checks both boxes of being not just a physical item – but also for making priceless memories. 

Whether you’re in the market to buy a fifth wheel camper or a motorhome, here are the different types of fun vehicles to help weigh out your options, along with the best ways to store them.

Motorcoach/Motorhome

After determining your budget, the first step in choosing your RV is deciding whether you want something you can drive or if you prefer to tow it instead. Let’s start with motorhomes, which fall under the “drive” category. There are what seems like an endless amount of brands, but the main variations to pay attention to first are class, size and fuel type.  

Class A Motorcoach

Classes range from A to C, with the top-of-the-line model being the most spacious and upscale. Amenities of the Class A motorcoach include 1-2 bathrooms, washer/dryer, refrigerator, induction cooktop, exterior storage, and more. These can either be fueled by gasoline or diesel, with the latter lasting longer.  

  • Length: 26-45 feet
  • Weight: 13K – 30K lbs.
  • Special License Required (AZ): Class A CDL ONLY if over 26K lbs.
  • Storage Recommendation: Covered, 12×35’ or 12×40’ (depending on overall size)
    • $145-$180 per month, electrical included 
    • *Make sure to take into account any additional racks or aftermarket accessories added to your RV before choosing a space.

Class B Motorhome

A Class B motorhome is also referred to as a “camper van” and is built smaller like a panel truck. Though it is more compact, it can pack a full kitchen, shower, and entertainment center. It will feature a hitch to tow a trailer but will have substantially less capacity. 

  • Length: 21-24 feet
  • Weight: 6K – 8K lbs.
  • Special License Required (AZ): N/A 
  • Storage Recommendation: 12×35’ 
    • $145 per month, electrical included
    • *Make sure you take into account any additional racks or aftermarket accessories added to your RV before choosing a space.

Class C Motorhome

Like Class A, this model can either come with a gas-powered or diesel-powered engine and are actually larger than Class B. Amenities like the appliances and bathroom are accessible while in motion and it has towing capability, although it is more limited.  

  • Length: 24-32 feet
  • Weight: 10K – 12K lbs.
  • Special License Required (AZ): N/A 
  • Storage Recommendation: 12×35’ 
    • $145 per month, electrical included
    • *Make sure you take into account any additional racks or aftermarket accessories added to your RV before choosing a space.

Towable RVs

If you decide to go the “tow” route instead, there are even more options available to compare to decide what works best for you and your family.  

Fifth Wheel Campers

Starting with the largest in this category first, these are also referred to as “fivers” and can still be used to travel full-time. The fifth wheel gets its name from the U-shaped overhang that fits into the space above the truck bed like a puzzle piece.

  • Length: 25-40 feet
  • Weight: 12K-15K lbs.
  • Special License Required (AZ): N/A
  • Storage Recommendation: 12×35’ or 12×40’ (premium space depending on length) 
    • Keep in mind that your towing vehicle and trailer need to have enough room for comfortable pick-up and drop off on the drive aisle. 
    • Our premium spots are ideal for this type because of the extra-wide aisle or driveway access. 

Travel Trailer

The most common non-motorized RV you will see on the road in some form is a travel trailer. This is likely due to the fact that there is a wide array of options to match essentially every budget. It is also important to note that it is not necessary to purchase a designated tow vehicle.

  • Length: 18-22 feet
  • Weight: 2,500-2,750 lbs.
  • Storage Recommendation: 12×35’
    • $145 per month, electrical included 
    • Go up to a 12×40’ and conveniently park your tow vehicle and trailer in the same space!

Sport Utility RV (A.K.A. Toy Hauler)

This beloved type of RV is known as being versatile and having open-concept living space. It can be very similar to fifth wheels or travel trailers, but one exception – it also features a “garage” for items such as ATVs or motorbikes, hence the nickname. 

  • Length: 21-40 feet
  • Weight: 3,600-11,400 lbs.
  • Special License Required (AZ): N/A
  • Storage Recommendation: 12×35’ or 12×40’ (premium space depending on length) 
    • Keep in mind that your towing vehicle and trailer need to have enough room for comfortable pick-up and drop off on the drive aisle. 
    • Our premium spots are ideal for this type because of the extra-wide aisle or driveway access.  

Lightweight Camper

Like the travel trailer, a lightweight camper doesn’t require a particular truck tow. In fact, it can be conveniently hitched to a light-duty truck, SUV, crossover, or even sedan. Made with significantly lighter materials, they are under 3,500 pounds so you can reserve a smaller, but secure space. 

  • Length: 16-20 feet
  • Weight: 2,500-3,500 lbs. 
  • Special License Required (AZ): N/A
  • Storage Recommendation: 12×35’ 
    • $145 per month, electrical included 

From ones you drive to ones you tow, this list should provide a brief overview to get you on the right track when it comes to securing your storage solution for your RV.

Have any other questions about what size space you will need? Call us at (520) 833-8016 or click to reserve your spot now! 


 This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for recommendations or services provided by a licensed professional. 

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