Last Updated on May 10, 2022 by Jessica Lauren Vine
If you’re worried about hitting bridges, then you might be asking, “What’s the average height of an RV?”
Not knowing the height of your RV can cause serious problems. But having an idea of the average RV height can help you figure out what type of RV you might want to buy as well.
Height of an RV
Depending on the class of RV, one might have a higher average than the other. However, most RVs are around 10 to 12 feet high and can fit under most normal height bridges.
Class A motorhomes are usually taller than this, and Class B RVs might be lower than this.
The best thing to do is actually measure your RV (including the AC unit) and make sure how high it is. It’s great to read how tall it is, but it’s better to actually measure it.
Most bridges are at least 14 feet high. There are some bridges that are 16 feet high and above and you won’t feel the least bit of worry.
The bridges you have to worry about are the back road bridges. Usually, there is a warning but the time when there isn’t is usually the time when it’s the most difficult to back up, turn around and find a place to get out of the mess.
Don’t Push It
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t push it if you think the bridge might be too low. Even if the bridge is supposed to be 14 feet high, that doesn’t mean it is, so be careful. When you have a really tall RV, you should take extra care when you’re on smaller roads.
Now you know the answer to “What’s the average height of an RV?” and you can figure out which RV you want. For me, I think the extra height would be worth the hassle. I’ve been in the smaller RVs, and it’s so different than being in an RV with a tall ceiling.
Before you hop off to do something else, why not check out one of these RV-related articles?