What is the Best Small RV?
The best small-drivable RV for you is like choosing your child. Each model comes with its own pros and cons, and all come in a variety of price ranges. It is amazing that so many manufacturers make smaller motorhomes. And because they are so popular, many more are being developed.
What is the smallest motorhome size?
These types of drivable motorhomes, also known as Class B RVs, are most commonly referred to as Class A RVs. These are the smallest types of motorhomes and can be 18-24 feet in length.
How much do Class B RVs cost?
They can be as low as $50,000 and up to $170,000. They are built on capable van chassis like the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, RAM Promaster chassis, or Ford Transit chassis. This makes it easier to take them in for maintenance.
What are the benefits of Class B RVs
The most loved RV on the market has been the Class B. Although larger Class A and fifth-wheels may seem intimidating to some buyers, they are much easier to park, drive, store, and outfit. They can also be used daily as a driver because they are more fuel efficient than their larger counterparts.
The pros and cons of Class B RVs
There are some cons to their agile footprint. Many Class Bs don’t have a bed for the whole time. Because they can be used as passenger vans the passenger seats often transform into the bed. This can be either convenient or irritating, depending on your preference.
Kitchens can be small, so they may not have full-size fridges or ovens. Bathrooms are typically smaller and have a wet tub. There is not much storage and the dining area is often shared by the driver and passenger seats.
Which class B RV is the most small-drivable?
These cons might not bother you so a Class B may be the right choice for you. Which model is the best?
Many independent outfitters are able to build a van that is identical to a Class B, and pre-owned Class Bs can always be sourced. However, we will review some of the most popular 2021 models available right now.
The Winnebago Revel is a favorite of both Class B and Off-road enthusiasts. This Class B four-wheel drive is not only very impressive, but also has many details that are absent in other RVs.
Revel has a full-time bed that can be raised to make a garage in the RV’s back. The Revel has an ergonomic kitchen and 21-gallon freshwater tank. It also includes 125-amp hour LiFePO batteries that are charged by the roof solar panel. The wet bathroom doubles as a storage area for gear.
These great amenities come at a steep price. The Revel is priced between $175,000 and $185,000. Some buyers might not be able to afford this model because of the high price. Winnebago now offers the Solis with its cool poptop for $107,000.
You might be experiencing sticker shock after the first Class B of this list. Check out the Sequence by Thor Motor Coach.
The Sequence is the only Class B RV under $100,000. This motorhome is built on a RAM Promaster chassis and offers many features in just 20 feet.
The wet bath and closet are located in the rear of two of the three floor plans. This allows for plenty of space to accommodate twin beds or an expanding sleeper sofa. It is attractive with its European design and optional poptop bed.
Roadtrek SS Agile
Roadtrek is the Class B expert if you are looking for someone who has been there and done that.
These motorhomes have been built for more than 40 years. They now offer six models. It is difficult to choose the right one as each model offers different layouts, amenities and other options.
The SS Agile starts at $168,000 if you prefer to stick with the smallest. It is built on a Sprinter wheelbase of 144 inches. This allows for a lot to be packed inside. The interior features a spacious kitchen, pullout beds, and an optional twin-sized mattress that can be used over the captain’s seats. The Class B RV has 330 watts of solar standard and an outdoor shower.
Airstream Interstate 19
If you are still not able to afford a new model, why not choose one of the most respected manufacturers? Airstream is a newcomer to the Class B market, with several models such as the Atlas and Interstate.
The Airstream Interstate is available in two sizes, the 24-footer and the 19-footer. Although the Interstate 19 is expensive at $165,000, this Class B is a luxury option.
With a push of a button, the leather sofa at the back of the Interstate can be converted into a queen-sized bed. To increase the sleeping area, the side seats can fold down. The interior includes Italian-built, round cabinetry, ample closet space, and a kitchen with flip-up countertops.
Coachmen Class B’s newest member has already won a few RSS awards, and is on track to be a leading contender for best-in-class.
The Nova , a 20-foot-long Nova , is constructed on the RAM Promaster chassis. It has two layouts. One has a rear bath, and one can seat up to six people.
The standard features include solid hardwood cabinets, fiberglass showers and Lagun table. Roof racks with ladder access are also available. You can also choose to add insulation or a grey water tank heater, as well as an induction stovetop.
There are more Class B RVs available than ever, but because of their popularity it is becoming more difficult to find them on the lots. We recommend that you look at every floor plan you are interested and then pin the chassis options and price you are willing and able to afford. This will narrow down your options.
No matter what manufacturer or model you choose, there is bound to be a small, drivable RV similar to a tiny home on the road. It might be the one that takes you to your destination in comfort.