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How Much is a Small RV?

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One of the best ways to experience the scenic landscapes in North America is by RV. If you’re thinking about purchasing a small RV but not sure how much it will cost, we’re here to help! Lakeshore RV in Muskegon Michigan has over 500 RVs in stock. With the lowest prices in the country, zero down financing and delivery options right to your door, there’s no need to shop anywhere else. Lakeshore RV has options for New or Used small RVs and our team can help you find one to meet your needs. The decision to buy an RV will bring you to fun adventures and help make memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re wondering what to budget for your RV, we’re going to break down the costs and give you helpful tips on making your RV investment.

RV Sizes and Costs

RVs can range in sizes and costs which vary depending on the type of RV. Price varies based on RV Class, manufacturer, and finishes.

RV Class and Size

One indicator of the price of an RV is the RV Class and size. Larger RVs are typically more expensive. Small RVs can vary in price range depending which RV class it belongs to.

RV Manufacturer

Some manufacturers are known for their options and amenities which can vary the price. There are more budget friendly brands that will work within your price range.

Finishes and Amenities

Most small RVs come with standard options but you have the ability to choose upgrades that are available such as premium appliances and upgraded finishes. Adding upgraded options to your RV will add extra costs to your final bill.


Motorhome RV Classes

Class A RVs

are the largest and most expensive. They start around $50,000 for a small class A RV and go up to $100,000-$500,000 for larger RVs.

Class B RVs

are common small camper vans or conversion vans. They are the smallest of the motorhome class. They start around $30,000 but adding extras can add a few thousand dollars . Custom builds can reach up to $100,000 for class B RVs with top of the line features.

Class C RVs

are a mix between class A and class B RVs. They are larger than a camper van but much smaller than a class A RVs. These usually cost anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 depending on the size and features selected.


Travel Trailers

Small travel trailers have the most variations in cost because they can come in a range of sizes and options. Small travel trailers start around $10,000 with an average of around $25,000-$30,000. Keep in mind the manufacturer and amenities can fluctuate the price and some more luxurious travel trailers can cost up to $180,000.


Fifth Wheels

Fifth wheels are typically on the large end in terms of size but the smaller fifth wheel starts around $35,000 and goes up from there. Depending on the amenities you select, a small fifth wheel can get up to $150,000. They are a towable attached with a special fifth wheel hitch that is installed in your trunk bed.

Other costs when buying a small RV

There are additional costs to consider when buying a small RV that you should factor into your budget including:

  • Campsite costs
  • Power such as propane and generators
  • Gas prices
  • Storage Fees
  • Maintenance and repair costs
  • Insurance
  • Satellite internet and TV
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    Buying New versus Used

    New RVs are traditionally higher priced than a used RV but have added perks such as warranty and the ability to select your features. Use RVs can also have drawbacks with the wear and tear, could need maintenance or upgrades. Shop around to price match to make sure you are getting a great value for your money.


    Buying a small RV can lead to exciting adventures and great memories. You can travel the country in comfort and style. Depending on the type of small RV you select and the amenities, the cost can be anywhere from $10,000-150,000. The team at Lakeshore RV has a large selection of small RVS to choose from and have a lowest price guaranteed. Call us for more information today 231-788-2040.

    2024 Final RV Auction
    2024 Final RV Auction