Class C RVs are very popular and come in a variety of styles, from massive toy haulers to sleek little habitats with Euro styling. The smaller units are easy to drive and handy to have in state parks and National Forest campgrounds because they easily fit into small campsites. When you're finished camping they're easy to store. Today you can drive through any neighborhood in North America and see Class C RVs parked in driveways (unless there is an ordinance prohibiting RV parking).
In general, Class C RVs are less expensive than Class A motorhomes and easier to work on. For instance, I have a Class A motorhome that doesn't have a spare tire. I don't have the space to carry a spare or the tools necessary to change a tire of this size anyway, so I'm forced to rely on roadside service. If you're mechanically inclined, you can easily maintain a Class C by doing your own brake jobs, engine work, tire rotation, and all the other standard maintenance you'd normally do on your own vehicles.
On the negative side, on most Class C RVs you have to climb up over the cab to sleep, climb down into the cockpit to drive, and they can be tricky to level. My new Canadian friend Philip Snobelen recently purchased this Class C Itasca "Spirit" by Winnebago. This unit has two slide-outs on the driver side and requires extra support to make it more stable.Philip uses a combination of blocks and jacks to level and stabilize his coach. Once he has everything level, he supports the corners with auger jacks, placing a piece of plywood under the jack to increase the surface area for stability. Once these are in place Philip says, "You can dance a jig inside and it doesn't move much."
Unless you install an aftermarket leveling system, you'll be on your hands and knees doing this manually. Even with an automatic leveling system you still may have to do some manual leveling. Many RVers use graduated ramps and drive their RV onto the ramp until they achieve level. You can purchase the plastic models which, in my opinion, are garbage or you can make your own using scrap lumber. The homemade ramps are stronger and safer; the only problem is where to store them.
Leveling with you on all things RV - Jim Twamley, Professor of RVing