These RV Makers Put the Super in 2024 Super C Luxury Motorhomes

When an RV manufacturer produces something with super in the name, you know its extra special. These 2024 Super C luxury motorhomes live up to that expectation. A handful of the biggest RV manufacturers offer this high end RV option. In this article, you’ll learn what sets their chassis, floor plans, appliances, and amenities apart from the rest.

Let’s take a look at four favorite 2024 Super C luxury motorhomes.

First, what exactly is a Super C motorhome?

As it turns out there is extensive debate among RVers about the exact definition of a Super C motorhome. “A true Super C is on a minimum Class 6 but more often on a Class 7 or 8 truck Chassis such as a Freightliner M2 or Cascadia. A Super C will tow 20,000 pounds or more,” explains iRV2 Forums member scott.bryan.

Many RV manufacturers call their beefed-up Class C motorhome a Super C model even though it sits on a truck chassis that’s lighter than a Class 7.

But generally speaking here’s what most RVers can agree on when it comes to the definition of a Class C motorhome.

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Super C motorhomes are built on a more robust, medium or heavy-duty chassis than a regular Class C. As a result, a Super C can tow heavier loads than a regular Class C or Class A motorhome.

The Super C motorhome engine location makes this type of RV easier to get serviced. Any commercial truck repair shop can work on it as opposed to Class A motorhomes (diesel pushers) with engines that only RV service centers know how to repair.

Aerodynamics of the Super C motorhome design and heavier chassis gives it more stability in heavy winds than any other motorhome.

Safety is another standout feature of all Super Cs. Their chassis are built by commercial truck manufacturers like Freightliner and Volvo, all of which are required to install driver and passenger airbags in cabs. RV manufacturers are not required to install airbags in their smaller motorhome models.

A Super C motorhome resembles a regular Class C motorhome with that trademark cab over engine design but that’s about where it stops. The more robust chassis, heavier towing capacity, and structural integrity of the Super C motorhome makes it a standout option for greater safety, towability, and maneuverability than other RVs of similar length and sleeping capacity.

All of these factors are what give Super C motorhomes a loyal fan base and a higher price tag as you’ll see in these 2024 models. Keep in mind that MSRP fluctuates. Prices may be slightly lower or higher by the time you read this.

Four fabulous 2024 Super C motorhomes

It’s tricky to pick the best overall Super C motorhome because every buyer is looking for something different. Some rank storage capacity over towing abilities and vice versa. But in general these models all have great selling points that make them worth further investigation if you’re in the market.

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1. Most Affordable Super C: Thor Omni LV35

First up is the Thor Omni LV35 from Thor Motor Coach. The Ford F550 XLT chassis that it sits on falls in that gray area of “Is it a Super C or isn’t it?” Some may argue that it’s not a true Super C. But the low entry-point cost of this 4×4 rig makes it a solid all-around choice for anyone interested in test driving a Super C motorhome with one of the lowest MSRPs in 2024.

Chassis: Ford F550 XLT

Engine: F600 Power Stroke® 4×4 Turbo Diesel V8

Length: 36 feet, 4 inches

Hitch: 12,000 pounds

GVWR: 22,000 pounds

MRSP: $293,823

Measuring at just over 36 feet long, the size is fairly manageable on the roads and inside campgrounds. The four-wheel drive capabilities also gives excellent maneuverability for backcountry boondocking.

This model has an interior height of 84-inches and has sleeping space for up to four passengers to enjoy one king and one queen-sized bed. With 75-gallons of fresh water tank capacity, 80-gallons of waste water tank space, and a 500-watt solar electric power system, it’s a great choice for a first-time Super C motorhome buyer.

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2. Best Luxury Super C: Newmar Supreme Aire 4509

Newmar is famous for luxurious Class A motorhomes but this Newmar 2024 Supreme Aire Super C motorhome is worth a look for anyone thinking about joining the Super C owners’ community.

Chassis: Freightliner® M2 112

Engine: 525 horsepower Detroit Diesel DD12

Length: 44 feet, 11 inches

Hitch: 30,000 pounds

GVWR: 58,000 pounds

MRSP: $725,496

Available in four different floorplans, the 4509 version can sleep up to eight and features a bunkhouse design with 1.5 baths. This makes it ideal for families or traveling with the grandkids. And if boondocking is your goal, you’re set with the 150-gallon fresh water tank, 100-gallon gray and black tanks, washer/dryer combo, and more luxuries any Newmar buyer will love.

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3. Most Sleeping Capacity: Jayco Seneca Prestige 37L

Super C motorhome owners love the extra sleeping capacity built into this RV. Jayco’s 2024 Seneca Prestige 37L has one of the highest sleeping capacities with bed options for up to nine people. Take the whole family along for the ride and enjoy features like:

Chassis: Freightliner® S2RV Plus

Engine: Cummins® ISB 6.7L

Length: 39 feet, 4 inches

Hitch: 12,000 pounds

GVWR: 31,000 pounds

MRSP: $382,050

Jayco packs a ton of standard features into a Super C less than 40 feet long. From the 8,000W diesel generator with auto-gen start to the Thetford Sani-Con Turbo Macerator System, Aqua-Hot® 250D hydronic water and heating system, walk-around king size bed and 5,000 btu thermostat-controlled electric fireplace, this rig has everything necessary for comfortable camping adventures.

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4. Best for Full-Time Living: Entegra Accolade 37K

Short camping adventures are fun but when you’re searching for a full-time RV home, the Entegra Accolade Super C is a strong contender worth considering.

Chassis: Freightliner® S2RV

Engine: Cummins® ISB 6.7L 360 HP diesel engine

Length: 39 feet, 4 inches

Hitch: 21,000 pounds

GVWR: 31,000 pounds

MRSP: $350,000

Super C’s have a reputation for not having as much storage as Class A motorhomes but this one defies stereotypes. Entegra built the Accolade with enormous pass-through, water-tight storage capacity in the chassis.

The rear section has a spacious king size bedroom and spacious bathroom. Hidden in a storage compartment is a stackable RV washer/dryer combo which takes away the drudgery of heading to the laundromat on laundry day.

The rest of the vehicle is dedicated to a cozy living room/kitchen combination. Kick back on the 93-inch reclining sofa, enjoy cozy dinners in the dinette, and relax with the fireplace and mounted entertainment center. A large-scale outdoor entertainment center with exterior refrigerator option can move your RV parties outdoors when the weather’s just right.

About the only downside to the Entegra are the small holding tanks. At just 72 gallons of fresh water and up to 90 gallons of waste tanks space, you won’t be boondocking for too long if you give it a try with this rig. But overall, if you want to RV full-time in style and comfort, the Entegra Accolade 37K is a great choice.

I hope this Super C motorhome roundup gives you a better idea of their value. Now you know what makes Super C RVs different from regular Class C motorhomes. Are you interested in learning more? Here are some articles to help:

Worth Pondering…

No matter where we go in our motorhome, that sense of independence is satisfying. We have our own facilities, from comfortable bed to a fridge full of our favorite foods. We set the thermostat the way we like it and go to bed and get up in our usual routine.

10 Reasons Why the Super C Motorhome Is the King of RVs

Super C motorhomes have numerous benefits for travelers with specific needs. Let’s take a closer look at 10 of the reasons for owning one.

What’s so super about a Super C motorhome? Lots of things and I’ll go down the list one by one. Are they sturdy, powerful, and comfortable? Check, check, and check. In fact, they might just be the most versatile style of RVs.

With just a quick look up and down the highway or around the RV parks, you’ll see they’re growing in popularity. I’ll show why they’ve earned the crown as the king (or queen!) of all RVs.

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What is a Super C motorhome?

As the name implies, a Super C motorhome is a bigger, more rugged version of a Class C motorhome. They can be quite luxurious, too!

A Super C is a souped-up version of a traditional Class C motorhome.

Like the Class C, a Super C motorhome has a distinctive cab-over area in the front that’s usually a sleeping area. And that’s along with a bedroom in the back plus a kitchen, bathroom, separate shower, dinette, and living area. What’s different is the Super C is built on a heavy-duty truck chassis rather than a van chassis so it’s sturdier and can carry heavier loads. 

This opens up possibilities for better-quality furnishings and accessories—and more of them. The Super C has more storage space and more power under the hood. A Super C motorhome is big—typically ranging from around 33 feet to about 45 feet. It’s safe to say that many RV parks can accommodate them, even with a vehicle in tow.

➡ You might consider a Super C a big rig but some RV parks and campgrounds have a different opinion. Before you book a stay, find out What Does Big Rig Friendly Really Mean?

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10 reasons why Super C motorhomes are RV royalty

I’ve already checked quite a few boxes in favor of the Super C motorhome. I’ll expound on those a bit and add a few more to explain why they reign supreme.

1. They have a powerful engine and driveline

A Super C has its engine in the front and it’s usually a diesel (but not always). The engines pack a lot of power, too. These are large displacement engines with lots of horsepower and torque to carry heavy loads and tackle challenging terrain.

Many times Super C motorhomes have a more robust drive than even the biggest class A motorhomes. Like a semi, many of them have two sets of dual rear wheels and sometimes both are powered giving them far more carrying capacity and traction.

2. Safer in a crash

A Super C’s heavy-duty truck chassis will hold up better in a collision. With the engine in front (unlike a diesel pusher) you have more of a protective barrier in a head-on crash. And with a wider wheelbase they’re less likely to overturn.

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3. They drive like trucks

Super C motorhomes may have more muscle than what you’re used to but it’s probably within your comfort zone. Getting behind the wheel of a Super C is more or less like driving a big pickup truck with a truck camper on the back.

By comparison, there’s a bigger learning curve with the larger, lumbering Class A motorhomes. Driving a Class A is more like driving a bus because you’re positioned on top of the front wheels rather than behind them.

4. Straightforward maintenance

Those truck engines are easy to work on and most mechanics have experience with them. You won’t have to hunt down a specialist when you need to do some repairs. And it may be a while before you do. Heavy-duty truck engines are designed to go for hundreds of thousands of miles with routine maintenance.

5. Ride in comfort

When in transit, the extra weight and width of the Super C motorhome’s heavy-duty chassis give you tons of stability. Combine that with air suspension and you’ve got an exceptionally smooth ride. This is true on open highways as well as bumpy country roads.

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6. Quality interiors

Because Super Cs can carry heavier loads, manufacturers don’t have to compromise by using lightweight materials. Many of these motorhomes have upgraded components and features like solid wood cabinetry, granite countertops, tile flooring, and electric fireplaces.

7. Spacious floorplans 

Those wider wheelbases are often a bit longer, too. A few extra inches here and there can add up to much more living space, even king-sized beds. In addition, some Super C motorhomes have multiple slide-outs so you can stretch out even more.

8. Significant towing capacity

With a Super C, you’ll be able to bring along a second vehicle to use as a daily driver. Or, you may want to tow your boat or other toys you can’t leave behind. Towing capacities of 10,000 pounds to 20,000 pounds are more typical but some models can tow up to 25,000 pounds.

9. Large holding tanks

Bigger tanks mean you can stay in one place longer even off the grid. It’s not unusual for a Super C to have a fresh water capacity of 100 to 150 gallons. Count on 75 gallons or so for black and grey tanks.

10. Increased storage (and cargo carrying capacity)

While Class C motorhomes are notorious for their limited storage space, their super-sized cousins have more room to spare. The roomy basement area is more like what you’d expect to find on a Class A motorhome. You’ll still need to pack wisely but you can definitely carry more things with you.

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Do you need a special driver’s license to drive a Super C?

In most places, you don’t need any kind of special driver’s license to drive a motorhome if you’re doing it for recreational purposes. However, if it’s for business, you should have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

These laws vary from state to state and province to province but most of them don’t have any particular restrictions on RVs that weigh less than 26,000 pounds. Most Super C motorhomes weigh more than that and you might need a special license so check your state or provincial laws.

How much does a Super C motorhome cost?

You can expect to pay $500,000 or more for a brand-new Super C off the lot. And when we say or more, it could be considerably more. The price could rise as high as $775,000 depending on the manufacturer and what kinds of extras it has. On the other hand, you may be able to buy a used one for $150,000 to $200,000.

While we’re talking numbers, you should also consider fuel costs. Unfortunately, many Super C motorhomes get less than 10 mpg.

Pro tip: Some motorhome buyers forget to factor in the cost of the RV lifestyle.

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Are you considering a Super C motorhome?

As you can see, the Super C motorhome has a lot going for it. They’re spacious, easy to drive, and have high-end features. In fact, you might even feel like you’re riding on a cushion of air thanks to the suspension. 

Super C motorhomes are also powerful, safe, and dependable. And if you have a maintenance issue, they’re usually not difficult to repair.

It’s no wonder we see so many running the roads and settling in for long stays. They may not be the ideal rig for everyone but there are many Super C owners who wouldn’t want any other kind of RV.

Worth Pondering…

No matter where we go in our motorhome, that sense of independence is satisfying. We have our own facilities, from comfortable bed to a fridge full of our favorite foods. We set the thermostat the way we like it and go to bed and get up in our usual routine.

Gas or Diesel Motorhome: Which is Better?

Which is better, a gas or diesel motorhome? That’s one of the biggest questions RV buyers need to answer. It’s important to ask and answer before buying a motorhome.

“Should I get a gas or diesel motorhome?” It’s a question that will repeat itself through the ages as long as we have fuel.

Maybe electric or another option will be added to the comparison charts in the future. In other countries, propane is a cheaper fuel. It’s used in many hybrid cars although it is rarely used in the U.S. and Canada  For now, it’s gas versus diesel.

RVers love to argue about the best RV fuel. Gas versus diesel motorhomes is the topic of many campfire circles. But we can’t argue until we understand the features and benefits of each type.

Let’s take a look.

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Gasoline powered motorhomes

Gasoline is the most used fuel.  It is easily combustible which allows for quick starts and fast acceleration.  It is also the leading contributor to pollution. According to AAA, nearly 1/5 of all emissions come from vehicles. Your engine determines which grade of gasoline you can use. You have regular (87), premium (91), and mid-grade (89).

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Diesel powered motorhomes

Diesel is more fuel efficient. In traveling, you can usually go about 20 percent farther on a gallon of fuel than gas-powered vehicles. This is one reason why you will see most truckers with diesel engines. It also produces less carbon dioxide. But, it still creates nitrous oxide which causes smog.

There are six things to consider. I’ll go through them one by one.

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1. The mechanical basics

For those who might not know the difference between diesel and gas engines, it’s worth spending a little time talking about the basics.

Without being overly technical, the first and perhaps most notable difference is the thermal efficiency of diesel engines which refers to the work that can be expected to be produced by the fuel put into the engine. As mentioned above, a diesel engine is about 20 percent more thermally efficient than a gas engine. That means a 20 percent increase in fuel economy.

Diesel engines also run at a much slower RPM (revolutions per minute) than gas engines. Slower RPM translates to less wear and tear and a longer life cycle for the engine.

Further, increased thermal efficiency also translates to more power and torque. A diesel engine’s high torque application is very beneficial for hauling heavy loads.

Gas engines, on the other hand, deliver a much higher volatility point but a lower flashpoint. A spark controls the combustion of a gas engine. Diesel engines do not use a spark but what’s called a compression combustion engine.

Essentially, a gasoline engine is a spark-fired combustion and a diesel engine utilizes compression.

Now that you have some background on the differences between gas and diesel engines, let’s look at the pros and cons of each about RVing.

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2. Costs of gas vs diesel motorhomess

The first consideration for many people shopping for a new RV is the price. Simply put, does it fit your budget?

On the whole, diesel-powered motorhomes are much more expensive than gas-powered motorhomes. For that reason, first-time motorhome buyers often decide to go with a less expensive gas-powered RV rather than a diesel or luxury unit.

However there are various degrees of quality within each type. Depending on what you are looking for, the best gas motorhomes on the market stack up against some lower-quality diesel units.

However, well maintained diesel engines have a longer life than gasoline ones and can still perform reliably after extensive mileage. This means diesel-powered motorhomes tend to retain their value longer and have higher resale values than gas-powered units.

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3. Differences in mileage

As mentioned above, the second factor to take into consideration is the fuel economy. After all, fuel is expensive and adds up over time. Here are the main differences in mileage between gas-powered and diesel-powered rigs.

Gas-powered motorhomes:

  • Depending on chassis, gas motorhomes will have between 80-100 gallon tanks (Class A) and 20-30 gallon tanks (Class B)
  • Average of 6-10 mpg (Class A), 10-14+ mpg (Class B and Class C)
  • Widespread availability at all fuel stations
  • Less expensive than diesel
  • Gas has an odor when burned; the smell can fill the cabin
  • Gas has a shorter shelf life due to evaporation

Diesel-powered motorhomes:

  • Depending on the chassis will have between 80-150 gallon tanks
  • Average of 6-18 miles per gallon with Class Cs and A motorhomes getting less, Class Bs and B+ RVs getting more
  • More expensive than gas
  • Diesel is available at most but not all stations but maneuverability presents a problem for most diesel pushers (Class A motorhomes)
  • Diesel has better fuel efficiency meaning less frequent refills at the pump
  • Diesel burns cleaner than gas
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4. Maintenance

Gas engines are easier to maintain and repair compared with their diesel counterparts. If you have a general knowledge of gas engines, you can probably do the bulk of the repairs and maintenance yourself.

A downside of a gas engine is that it runs at higher RPMs meaning it will always be working harder than a diesel engine. Running at higher RPMs allows for a smoother, quieter ride with faster acceleration but more frequent upkeep is required.

Diesel engines are considerably more expensive to maintain and require specialized training to service. Diesel engines run at a lower RPM meaning slower acceleration and lower top speeds but less strain on the engine and you can drive more miles between servicing.

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5. Oil 

All engines require oil. Diesel-powered engines use a lot more oil than gas-powered engines but the oil only needs to be replaced once a year or every 12,000-15,000 miles (depending on the chassis). You’ll need to change the oil in a gas engine every six months or less.

In a gas engine, if you know how to change oil you can do it yourself. Diesel oil changes are more complicated, so you’ll probably have to take it to a professional mechanic to do the work.

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6. Speed and towing ability of gas vs diesel RVs

Gas-powered engines typically have higher horsepower and less torque so you can accelerate and maintain higher speeds. However, having less torque adds more strain on the engine while towing and climbing inclines.

Diesel-powered engines are designed for higher torque at lower speeds but are not as fast as gas engines. More torque means slower acceleration speeds but greater towing power and ease in steep inclines.

As you can see, there are some pros and cons to both styles of engines but ultimately the decision for you boils down to personal preference and your budget.

Are you planning on carrying a toad? Do you frequent the Rockies and the Northwest Mountains? Having the power to climb hills with a load lends to diesel-powered engines.

Or are you planning on RVing without a toad and in relatively flatter areas such as Florida and Louisiana? In that case, a gas-powered engine would work well for you.

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Gas or diesel: The bottom line

Simply put, the bottom line on gas or diesel comes down to your particular situation and preference.

YOU are the most important factor when it comes to the best RV fuel option. 

All the miles you drive, where you drive, how you manage your fuel usage, cost of ownership, how long you plan to keep your RV, resale value, and your RV maintenance habits affect you more in the long run. Hopefully, if you already own an RV, it meets your needs. 

We are RVers! We aren’t like everyone else already and neither does our fuel use have to be like everyone else’s. Whether we choose a motorhome that uses gasoline or one that uses diesel, the RV itself should match our travel needs. 

Every RVer’s bottom line is different. If you don’t plan to travel as many miles or aren’t concerned about resale value then a gas-powered RV might suffice for you.

Worth Pondering…

Get your motor runnin’
Head out on the highway
Lookin’ for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space.

Born To Be Free, words and music by Mars Bonfire