Are Motor Homes the Same as Mobile Homes?

Are motor homes the same as mobile homes? If not, what’s the difference?

As far as I know a motor home is classified as more of a recreational vehicle than a home. A mobile home is a home that is designed to be moved and is not built on site. I am not sure if they are sometimes mistakenly referred to as the same thing, and I’m not 100% sure that I’m totally accurate, so if anyone wants to correct me feel free.

Hope that helped. :smile

Here are some examples with pictures that I just found. =o)
(I wasn’t sure if I was correct because the names both imply houses that move…so I did a little checking to make sure I wasn’t telling fibs hehe.)


Mobile homes

A motorhome has a steering wheel.

A mobile home doesnt.