Class B motorhomes, which are typically chassis-cab van conversions, combine the best of two worlds, blending the versatility of full-size van/chassis with many of the same features of luxury RVs. Not surprisingly, these motorhomes are a growing market segment in the RV industry.

Some Class B manufacturers categorize this segment as Class B, while others characterize them as Class B+. Traditionally, Ford and Chevy chassis have been the platforms of choice; however, the Sprinter van chassis (powered by a Mercedes turbodiesel and a five-speed automatic transmission) has been embraced by several motorhome builders, with others planning to follow.

In addition to enjoying the RV lifestyle and the residential luxuries associated with it, the Class B motorhome offers several unique benefits. Because this is the smallest class of motorhome, parking is less of an issue. This means the owner may be able to utilize his own residential driveway for parking. Those who prefer the Class B testify that it feels much like a large sedan when navigating through urban traffic and out on the Interstate. The familiarity of the cab (instrumentation and controls) is another plus. For some, the utility of a Class B recreational vehicle is huge: It can be used to haul kids to soccer practice, run to the market, and launch a weekend getaway or an extended family vacation.

A dozen Canadian and American manufacturers build Class B motorhomes that are sold in both countries, for the construction and safety standards used are certified and approved by both. Some Class B manufacturers build only one model with one floor plan while others may offer several of each. The MSRPs noted below are base prices (without options) and need to be verified as they will change. When comparing MSRPs, keep in mind that standard and optional equipment varies between manufacturers and between models within the same manufacturer. Base MSRPs range from about $55,000 up to $165,000. Options can add several thousand dollars to the price, and standard and optional features depend on model and floor plan.

Airstream
Coachhouse
Forestriver
Great West Van Conversions
Gulf Stream
Holiday Rambler
Leisure Travel Vans
Phoenix USA
Pleasureway
Roadtrek
R-Vision
Safari Damara B+
Sportsmobile
Winnebago

Sportsmobile


Sportsmobile
559/233-8267
www.sportsmobile.com
Models 3 (45 custom floor plans)
Chassis Ford Econoline; Dodge Sprinter
GVWR, lb 10,000 (Ford); 8550 (Dodge)
Towing capacity, lb 10,000 (Ford); 5000 (Dodge)
Engine, trans 6.0L/235-hp/440-lb-ft TD V-8, 5-speed TorqShift automatic w/Dynatrac Pro Rock 60 axle, 12-speed gear-driven Advanced Adapters transfer case (Ford); M-B 3.0L/154-hp/280-lb-ft TD V-6, 5-speed automatic w/4WD (Dodge)
Std (Ford) Aluminum black powdercoated Aluminess bumpers, 12,000-lb Warn winch, Hella off-road lights, fender flares, side steps, roof rack, electric penthouse expandable roof w/sleeping for two above, sofa/bed below (sleeps two), refrigerator, diesel furnace, outside shower, water heater, sink, microwave, inverter, home theater w/flat-screen TV, DVD, GPS, iPod hookups
Opt (Ford) Visit Web site
Std (Dodge) Insulated wall panels, carpet, shades, door panels, table, fire extinguisher, refrigerator, sink, faucet, water pump, stove, 110-volt outlets, double bed
Opt (Dodge) Visit Web site
MSRP $92,500-$96,500 (Ford); $62,500 (Dodge)




Winnebago


Winnebago
641/585-3535
www.winnebagoind.com
Models 1 (one floor plan, two trim levels)
Chassis Dodge Sprinter 3500
GVWR, lb 8500
Towing capacity, lb 5000
Engine, trans Mercedes 3.0L/154-hp/280-lb-ft TD V-6, 5-speed automatic w/tip shift
Std Trailer hitch, Ultraleather upholstery, fully equipped galley and bathroom, solid surface countertops, TV w/DVD, Sony AM/FM stereo/CD and iPod connector, curved cabinetry w/hidden hinges
Opt Awning, additional cabinets, Sirius Satellite Radio, roof air-conditioner w/heat pump, water purification
MSRP $86,899


Gulf Stream Vista Cruiser Mini


Gulf Stream Vista Cruiser Mini
800/289-8787
www.conquestmotorhomes.com
Models 1 (four floor plans)
Chassis Dodge Sprinter 2500
GVWR, lb 8550
Towing capacity, lb 5000
Engine, trans M-B 3.0L/154-hp/280-lb-ft TD V-6, 5-speed automatic
Std Dashmounted stereo, A/C, marine-style toilet, remote keyless entry, exterior shower, 20-amp hookup, L.P. tank, city water hookup, power doorlocks w/remote, six-gallon water heater, TV/DVD/CD/FM w/four speakers, glass interior appointments, range, microwave, refrigerator, sink
Opt Heat strip for the roof A/C, reverse monitor, awning, spare tire (req on Canadian units)
MSRP $89,170




Holiday Rambler Augusta B+


Holiday Rambler Augusta B+
800/634-0855
www.holidayrambler.com
Models 1 (seven floor plans)
Chassis Ford; Chevy
GVWR, lb 12,300-14,500 (depending on chassis)
Towing capacity, lb 5500 (depending on chassis)
Engine, trans 6.8L/305-hp/420-lb-ft V-10 or 6.0L/235-hp/440-lb-ft TD V-8, 5-speed TorqShift w/OD (Ford); 6.0L/323hp/373-lb-ft V-8 Vortec, 4-speed 4L80E or 4L85E w/OD (Chevy)
Std Full-service galley, barrel chairs, dinette, Hide-a-bed sofa w/innerspring mattress, wall clock, carpeting, marine-style toilet/shower/medicine cabinet, water heater/pump, 30-amp 120-volt power supply, battery disconnect, city water hookup, carbon monoxide/L.P. gas/smoke detectors, furnace, generator prep, prewire air-conditioner, satellite dish prep
Opt 13-in bedroom TV, 24-in TV, AM/FM/CD Sirius-ready stereo, 7-in LCD color/sound reverse monitor/camera, day/night shades, DVD/VCR, exterior entertainment center, Fantastic fan, double-door refrigerator, sink/range covers, gas/electric DSI water heater, microwave oven, home-theater surround sound, sofa in place of dinette, three-burner range and oven, tub surround, phone jack, TV antenna/booster/jack and cable ready (Value pkg includes Leatherette driver seat, captain's chairs, sofa and dinette, 26-in flat-screen TV, woodgrain dash, awning, 13,500- or 15,000-BTU air-conditioner, 4.0kW generator, runningboards, electric entrance step, heated remote mirrors, heated holding tanks, Hellwig helper springs, high-gloss GIII gelcoat fiberglass, outside shower, rear ladder, stainless-steel wheel inserts, trailer hitch w/wire, spare tire w/Continental tire cover
MSRP $51,979-$78,767


Airstream Interstate


Airstream Interstate
877/596-6111
www.airstream.com
Models 1 (one floor plan)
Chassis Dodge Sprinter 3500
GVWR, lb 11,030
Towing capacity, lb 5000
Engine, trans M-B 3.0L/154-hp/280-lb-ft TD V-6, 5-speed automatic w/tip shift
Std Wet bath w/hinged door (expands for add'l space), one glass mat battery, 110-volt energy mgmt, cooktop, 12-volt/110-volt refrigerator, convection microwave, roof air-conditioner w/heat strip, furnace, water heater, prewired for solar panels and satellite TV, Ultraleather seating, macerator pump, electric gate valves, inverter
Opt Visit Web site
MSRP $103,000




Coachhouse


Coachhouse
800/235-0984
www.coachhouserv.com
Models 8 (14 floorplans)
Chassis Ford Econoline E-450; Dodge Sprinter 3500
GVWR, lb 14,050 (Ford); 11,030 (Dodge)
Towing capacity, lb 5950 (Ford); N/A (Dodge)
Engine, trans 6.8L/305-hp/420-lb-ft V-10 or 6.0L/235-hp/440-lb-ft TD V-8, 5-speed TorqShift automatic w/tow/haul (Ford); M-B 3.0L/154-hp/280-lb-ft TD V-6, 5-speed electronically controlled automatic (Dodge)
Std (Ford) Zero/one/two slide-out rooms, one-piece molded fiberglass body w/R28 insulation, aux generator, solid surface countertops, flat-screen TV, surround sound, DVD, CD, AM/FM, porcelain toilet, Optima leather upholstery, cooktop, convection microwave, refrigerator, roof air-conditioner, furnace
Opt (Ford) Floor safe, premium exterior paint/graphics, hydraulic leveling, awning, heated holding tanks, GPS, inverter, security alarm, in-motion or stationary satellite dish, reverse monitor, solar battery charger
Std (Dodge) One-piece molded fiberglass body w/R28 insulation, zero/one slide-out rooms, furnace, solid-surface counter tops, porcelain toilet, Optima leather-touch upholstery, standup shower, cooktop, refrigerator, Thermo pane windows, Firestone Ride-Rite air suspension
Opt (Dodge) 26-in HD flat-panel front TV, DVD, Bose surround sound, rear TV, satellite dish, floor safe, navigation system, hydraulic slide-out, awning, trailer hitch, coffeemaker, microwave/convection oven, inverter, aux generator, solar battery charger, reverse video camera, heated holding tanks
MSRP $121,700-$164,235 (Ford); $121,400-$129,800 (Dodge)

Forestriver


Forestriver
800/445-2825
www.forestriverinc.com
Models 2 (10 floorplans)
Chassis Ford Econoline E-450; Chevy Workhorse
GVWR, lb 14,050 (Ford); 12,300-14,050 (Chevy)
Towing capacity, lb 5950 (Ford); 3550-5300 (Chevy)
Engine, trans 6.8L/305-hp/420-lb-ft V-10, 5-speed automatic (Ford); 6.0L/300-hp/360-lb-ft V-8, 4-speed automatic (Chevy)
Std Aux generator, power windows/locks, Arctic package, night shades, range, sink, awning, roof air-conditioner, microwave/convection oven, phone, stainless-steel wheel liners, water filtration system, sofa, runningboards, hitch, AM/FM/CD player, flat-screen TV, slide-room awnings, AC/DC power jacks, solid surface edged countertops, Filon fiberglass exterior, porcelain toilet, one-piece rubber roof, water heater, slide-out battery tray, upgraded galley/bath fixtures, fiberglass roof, outside shower, outside entertainment center, additional house battery, molded sinks, surround sound, solid surface countertops, solid Maple raised panel cabinet doors/drawers, leather seating
Opt Slide-out battery tray, additional coach battery, rear ladder, woodgrain dash, Fantastic fan, electric step, outside shower, spare tire, reverse camera/monitor, bedroom TV, inverter, 15M-btu air-conditioner w/heat pump, leveling jacks, power driver seat, satellite system, in-motion satellite, aluminum wheels
MSRP$64,200-$98,600

Great West Van Conversions


Great West Van Conversions
888/498-8267
www.greatwestvans.com
Models 3 (eight floorplans)
Chassis Ford Econoline E-350 Super Duty; Chevy Express; Dodge Sprinter
GVWR, lb 9400 (Ford); 12,300 (Chevy); 8500 (Dodge)
Towing capacity, lb 5500 (Ford); 3700-5700 (Chevy); 5000 (Dodge)
Engine, trans 5.4L/255-hp/350-lb-ft V-8 or 6.8L/305-hp/420-lb-ft V10 or 6.0L/235-hp/440-lb-ft TD V-8, automatic w/OD (Ford); 6.0L/323-hp/ 373-lb-ft V-8 or 6.6L/250-hp/460-lb-ft TD V-8, 4-speed automatic w/OD (Chevy); M-B 3.0L/154-hp/ 280-lb-ft TD V-6, 5-speed automatic (Dodge)
Std (Ford) Marine-style toilet, shower, demand water system, galley sink, water filter, water heater, 110-volt exterior outlet, aux battery system, interior halogen lighting, graphics package, outside shower, Continental spare tire carrier, runningboards, basement storage compartments and slide-out, trailer hitch, solid wood cabinetry, day/night shades
Opt (Ford) Aluminum wheels, crank awning, bug deflector, aux battery, Diamond Gloss paint protection, electric sofa, leather seating, wood dash trim, Fantastic fan, Firestone Air-Ride, aux generator, GPS, color reverse camera, inverter, air-conditioner w/heat pump, cargo-door screen, skylight w/sunshade, flat-screen TV w/DVD/CD, MP3/AM/FM stereo
Std (Chevy) Refrigerator, furnace, cooktop, convection oven, coffeemaker, solid wood cabinets, flat-screen TV, DVD/MP3, AM/FM/CD, day/night shades, UltraLeather upholstery, solid surface countertops, stainless-steel sink, Fantastic fan, air-conditioner w/heat pump, runningboards, stainless-steel wheel covers
Opt (Chevy) Trailer hitch, awning, second house battery, Diamond Gloss paint protection, aux generator, inverter, GPS/CD/DVD/AM/FM, color reverse camera, spare tire
Std (Dodge) Refrigerator, furnace, cooktop, convection oven, coffeemaker, flat-screen TV, DVD/MP3, CD/AM/FM, day/night shades, UltraLeather upholstery, lift-up solid surface countertop, Fantastic fan, runningboards, trailer hitch, solid wood cabinets
Opt (Dodge) Aluminum wheels, awning, second house battery, Diamond Gloss paint protection, Air Ride suspension w/compressor, aux generator, in-dash GPS/CD/DVD/AM/FM/color reverse monitor, inverter, rear door opening screen, insulated underbody
MSRP $76,700 (Ford); $90,740 (Chevy); $90,500 (Dodge)

Leisure Travel Vans


Leisure Travel Vans
877/288-8088
www.leisurevans.com
Models 4 (seven floorplans)
Chassis Dodge Sprinter 2500/3500 cargo van; Chevy 2500 cargo van, 3500 cutaway chassis
GVWR, lb 8500-11,500 (Dodge); 9600-12,300 (Chevy)
Towing capacity, lb 4220-5000 (Dodge); 3700-4400 (Chevy)
Engine, trans M-B 3.0L/154-hp/280-lb-ft TD V-6, 5-speed automatic (Dodge); 6.0L/300-hp/360-lb-ft V-8, 4-speed automatic w/OD (Chevy)
Std (Dodge) Three choices of wood cabinetry, solid surface countertop, microwave/convection, awning, air-conditioner w/heat strip, Macerator pump, Fantastic fan w/rain sensor, AM/FM/CD/DVD, refrigerator, coffeemaker, glasstop stove and sink, private bath w/toilet, vanity, handheld shower and sink, furnace, day/night shades, Firestone Ride-Rite air suspension, skylight, dining table, Queen bed, trailer hitch w/wiring, exterior shower, special wheel covers, dual coach batteries
Opt (Dodge) Serta mattress, electric sofa, single beds replace sofa, UltraLeather cockpit seats, swivel cockpit seats, grill screen, cab area window screens, electric skylight, rear and/or front TV, reverse camera w/monitor, aux generator, low-profile air-conditioner, basement storage, awning
Std (Chevy) Three choices of wood cabinetry, residential air-conditioner w/heat pump or heat strip, Macerator pump, refrigerator, furnace, glasstop stove/sink, bath w/toilet/lavvy/shower, rear dinette converts into Queen bed, awning, Serta mattress, front dinette, trailer hitch, exterior shower, Firestone Ride-Rite air suspension
Opt (Chevy) UltraLeather Dinette (rear single beds), driver/pass UltraLeather seats, driver/pass swivel/power seats, grill screen, cab window screens, bug deflector, rear TV, reverse camera w/monitor, awning, aux generator, second coach battery, Queen Serta mattress/bed, electric sofa, UltraLeather front dinette, electric skylight, rear and/or front TV
MSRP $69,900-$99,060 (Dodge); $69,900-$109,070 (Chevy)

Phoenix USA


Phoenix USA
574/266-2020
www.phoenixcruiser.com
Models 1 (seven floorplans)
Chassis Ford Econoline
GVWR, lb 11,500-14,500
Towing capacity, lb 5550-8500
Engine, trans 6.8L/305-hp/420-lb-ft V-10 or 6.0L/235-hp/440-lb-ft TD V-8, 5-speed automatic
Std Maple cabinetry, wardrobe, day/night shades, mounted coffeemaker, solid wood tables and countertop extensions, solid surface countertop and galley sink, refrigerator, cooktop, water heater, furnace, stainless-steel wheel covers, runningboards, slide-out storage, Vacu-Bond laminated gel-coat fiberglass exterior
Opt Aux generator, cherry cabinetry, LCD TV, leveling jacks, reverse monitor, insulated glass, Fantastic vent, electric sofa in slide-out lower, surround sound w/DVD, leather seating, awning
MSRP $68,026-$81,606

Pleasureway


Pleasureway
800/364-0189
www.pleasureway.com
Models 4 (11 floorplans)
Chassis Dodge Sprinter; Chevy Express; Ford Econoline
GVWR, lb 8550 (Dodge); 9600 (Chevy); 9500 (Ford)
Towing capacity, lb 5000 (Dodge); 5000 (Chevy); 4000 (Ford)
Engine, trans M-B 3.0L/154-hp/280-lb-ft TD V-6, 5-speed automatic (Dodge); 6.0L/323-hp/373-lb-ft V-8, 4-speed automatic w/tow/haul (Chevy); 5.4L/255-hp/350-lb-ft V-8, 4-speed automatic w/OD or 6.8L/305-hp/420-lb-ft V-10, 5-speed TorqShift automatic w/OD and tow/haul mode (Ford)
Std (Dodge) Rear twin beds or electric sofa, solid surface galley countertop w/stainless steel sink, furnace, water heater, fantastic fan, cooktop, microwave, refrigerator, flip-up counter extension, private bath w/shower and sink, marine-style toilet, King or twin beds, private bath w/standup shower, three choices of leather fabric, exterior shower, runningboards, traction control, Continental tire carrier
Opt (Dodge) Roof air-conditioner, aux generator, awning, LCD flat-screen TV, DVD/DC and MP3, Firestone rear air-spring compressor kit, black solid surface countertop, electric sofa
Std (Chevy) Refrigerator, microwave, cooktop, solid surface galley countertop w/stainless-steel sink, furnace, water heater, flip-up counter extension, fantastic fan, cab swivel reclining seats, second-row swivel seats, rear lounge converts into double bed, second-row seating convert to single beds, F/R dinettes, marine-style toilet, shower, ext shower, runningboards, hitch, Continental tire carrier
Opt (Chevy) Roof air-conditioner, aux generator, patio awning, LCD flat-screen TV, CD, DVD/MP3 player, black solid surface countertop, second-row seating ent pkg w/TV screens, wireless headsets
Std (Ford) Refrigerator, cooktop, microwave, solid surface galley and bathroom stainless-steel sinks, flip-up countertop extension, furnace, water heater, fantastic fan, private bath w/shower, marine-style toilet, swivel driver/pass front seats, UltraLeather fabric, King and single beds, exterior shower, Continental tire carrier, runningboards
Opt (Ford) Roof air-conditioner, aux generator, awning, flat-screen TV, DVD/CD/MP3 player, coffeemaker, Firestone rear air-spring compressor kit, black solid surface countertops, electric sofa, convection microwave, hitch and wiring
MSRP $87,717-$93,470 (Dodge); $68,380-$73,330 (Chevy); $75,920 (Ford)

Safari Damara B+


Safari Damara B+
800/634-0855
www.safarimotorcoaches.com
Models 1 (seven floorplans)
Chassis Ford; Chevy
GVWR, lb 12,300-14,500 (depending on chassis)
Towing capacity, lb 5500 (depending on chassis)
Engine, trans 6.8L/305-hp/420-lb-ft V-10 or 6.0L/235-hp/440-lb-ft TD V-8, 5-speed TorqShift w/OD (Ford); 6.0L/323-hp/373-lb-ft V-8, 4-speed 4L80E or 4L85E w/OD (Chevy)
Std Full-service galley, barrel chairs, dinette, Hide-a bed sofa w/innerspring mattress, wall clock, carpeting, marine-style toilet/shower/medicine cabinet, water heater/pump, 30-amp 120-volt power supply, battery disconnect, city water hookup, carbon monoxide/LP gas/smoke detectors, furnace, generator prep, prewire air-conditioner, satellite dish prep
Opt 13-in bedroom TV, 24-in TV, AM/FM/CD Sirius-ready stereo, 7-in LCD color/sound reverse monitor/camera, day/night shades, DVD/VCR, exterior entertainment center, Fantastic fan, double-door refrigerator, sink/range covers, gas/electric DSI water heater, microwave oven, home theater surround-sound, raised panel or black high-gloss Plexiglas refrigerator front, sofa in place of dinette, three-burner range and oven, tub surround, telephone jack, TV antenna/booster/jack, cable ready (Value pkg includes Leatherette driver seat, captain's chairs, sofa and dinette, 26-in flat-screen TV, woodgrain dash, awning, 13,500- or 15,000-BTU air-conditioner, 4.0kW generator, runningboards, electric entrance step, heated remote mirrors, heated holding tanks, Hellwig helper springs, high gloss GIII gel-coat fiberglass, outside shower, rear ladder, stainless-steel wheel inserts, trailer hitch w/wire, spare tire w/Continental tire cover
MSRP $52,175-78,963

Roadtrek


Roadtrek
888/825-2772
www.roadtrek.com
Models 5 (seven floorplans)
Chassis Chevrolet Express 2500 regular van, 3500 extended van; Dodge Sprinter 2500
GVWR, lb 8600-9600 (Chevy); 8550 (Dodge)
Towing capacity, lb 5400-6400 (Chevy); 5000 (Dodge)
Engine, trans 6.0L/323-hp/373-lb-ft V-8, 4-speed automatic, 4WD opt (Chevy); M-B 3.0L/154-hp/280-lb-ft TD V-6, 5-speed automatic
Std (Chevy) Air-conditioner w/heat pump, patio awning, microwave oven, refrigerator, marine-style toilet, shower, dining table, sink/lavvy, water heater, home theater, receiver hitch w/wire harness
Opt (Chevy) Coffeemaker, aux generator, screen package for side/rear door openings, flat-screen TV, removable wardrobe and armoire, locking diff, trans cooler, 4WD
Std (Dodge) Microwave/convection oven, refrigerator/freezer, shower, marine-style toilet, cooktop, sink, water heater, home theater, traction control, hitch w/wire harness
Opt (Dodge) Coffeemaker, armoire, flat-screen TV, wardrobe, swiveling dual-armrest captain/lounge seats
MSRP $65,260-$87,750 (Chevy); $68,800-$72,700 (Dodge)

R-Vision


R-Vision
800/784-1498
www.trail-lite.com
Models 2 (eight floorplans)
Chassis Ford; Chevy
GVWR, lb 12,300-14,500 (depending on chassis)
Towing capacity, lb 5500 (depending on chassis)
Engine, trans 6.8L/305-hp/420-lb-ft V-10 or 6.0L/235-hp/440-lb-ft TD V-8, 5-speed TorqShift w/OD (Ford); 6.0L/323-hp/373-lb-ft V-8, 4-speed 4L80-E or 4L85-E w/OD (Chevy)
Std Zero-three slideout rooms, full-service galley, barrel chairs, dinette, Hide-a bed sofa w/innerspring mattress, wall clock, carpeting, marine-style toilet/shower/medicine cabinet, water heater/pump, 30-amp 120-volt power supply, battery disconnect, city water hookup, carbon monoxide/LP gas/smoke detectors, furnace, generator prep, prewire air-conditioner, satellite dish prep
Opt 13-in bedroom TV, 24-in TV, AM/FM/CD Sirius-ready stereo, 7-in LCD color/sound reverse monitor/camera, day/night shades, DVD/VCR, exterior entertainment center, Fantastic fan, double-door refrigerator, sink/range covers, gas/electric DSI water heater, microwave, home-theater surround-sound, sofa in place of dinette, three-burner range and oven, tub surround, telephone jack, TV antenna/booster/jack, cable ready (Value pkg includes Leatherette driver seat, captain's chairs, sofa and dinette, 26-in flat-screen TV, woodgrain dash, awning, 13,500- or 15,000-BTU air-conditioner, 4.0kW generator, runningboards, electric entrance step, heated remote mirrors, heated holding tanks, Hellwig helper springs, high-gloss GIII gel-coat fiberglass, outside shower, rear ladder, stainless-steel wheel inserts, trailer hitch w/wire, spare tire w/Continental tire cover
MSRP $52,411-$79,198

  • «
  • |
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
  • |
  • 3
  • |
  • 4
  • |
  • 5
  • |
  • 6
  • |
  • 7
  • |
  • 8
  • |
  • 9
  • |
  • 10
  • |
  • View Full Article