Envy made me to look at house after house imagining how I would look living inside their luxurious walls. RVs held the same fascination for me. I would go to the RV shows and drool over the $200,000 diesel Class A homes on wheels. No more. Now it is just fascination with the differences that people choose. A walk down the streets of OC is a lesson in all types, sizes and conditions of RV all commingled congenially within the Canyon.
To a snooty RV classifier, trailers are low on the totem pole of trailer prestige. A trailer is independent of the vehicle that tows it. It has a short hitch that makes it more unstable to pull than a fifth wheel. Regular trailers come in all shapes and sizes, tent trailers, toy-haulers to park models, tip-out, no tip-outs, and pop-ups. They have fiberglass sides, which are smooth,
and ripply sides made of aluminum, which are less ritzy.
Trailers come to the park clean and dirty, old and new, repaired and dilapidated.
I’ll start with our trailer. We quickly discovered that we couldn’t (or didn’t want to) pull it with our pick-up. We have one tip out in the living room which allows the hide-a-bed to unfold and house a guest.
A step above the lowly trailer would be the fifth-wheel. It is still a trailer, but SO much more, Snooty talking here. Our OC neighbor had a fifth wheel, which doesn’t mean that the coach travels lopsided down the road. This type of trailer perches over the top of the cab of the pick-up like a hovering typing teacher. They are much easier to maneuver when you are backing into a tight spot. They jackknife without any problem. The bedroom is almost always over the cab, and the unit may or may not have a tip out. Tip outs allow you to make your bed without scratching your hands on the built-in night stands!
A motor home is just a home with a motor and any number of tires. There are several classes of motor homes A, B, and C. These are examples of A Class motor homes.
Most people own an A or C class.
The motors are either gas or diesel engines. Diesel engines last longer and usually get better gas mileage. I’m not sure of the snooty status when you take age and size into consideration.
C Class motor homes seem more common, but there is a huge range among the classes as far as price consideration.
Most rentals are Class C motor homes. The next motor home might be classified as a Class B. I am not as familiar with that class, but I thought it was cute.
So no matter what your tastes, if you have an RV that you can move, you should visit the Ocean Canyon RV Park. But don’t everybody come at once, because otherwise I can’t make a reservation.