Compare Class B Motorhomes
The goal of this page is to compare class B motorhomes. From the
original VW bus camper all the way to the fully featured class B RVs of
There's really a Class B motorhome for everyone out there. If
weekend camping in the woods is what you're into, and you want to be
able to use your camper as a daily driver then you will want to look
Campers... These are small, very easy to drive and park, and are great
on gas. It's really a perfect vehicle for camping on weekends as well
as using everyday.
- Sportsmobile RVs... These are a step up in
size from a VW bus but are still easy to drive and park. They are
usually full sized Ford E-series vans that are converted with a pop up
roof (similar to some VWs) and they have plenty of features. The great
thing is that when not in camping mode you don't have to worry about
the height clearance (hitting branches and trees). These are also
usually better on gas.
- Make Your Own... Lots of people these
days are finding that it's cheaper to buy a van and convert it into a
camper yourself. You can add all the features that you can think of and
on top of it all you can make it stealthy so you can have more
options for over night parking than with an RV that sticks out like a
sore thumb! This is the perfect solution for inexpensive traveling.
By the way, if you find that you have any interest in converting a cargo van into a camper you might want to take a peak at my
teardrop trailer section.
A simple teardrop trailer can be built easily and for just two to three
thousand dollars and it can be pulled with your current vehicle.
Okay next are class B RVs with the fiberglass tops, also sometimes referred to as conversion vans or camper vans.
Here are some good options to look into...
Used Class B RV...
There are a bunch of these out there. From the
Airstream Class B.
They are usually fully featured with shower, bathroom, kitchen, and can
sleep up to four. They also usually have a generator and air
Class Bs are usually from Roadtrek (190 and 170) which feature lower
height clearance because they lower the floors inside instead of
raising the roof only. This makes them costlier to make but better with
gas and less worrisome when driving.
- Sprinter RVs... There are
lots of class Bs now that are based on the Dodge / Mercedes Sprinter
which is great on gas mileage (around 19 mpg). These are beautiful,
quite spacious, but very expensive.
If you want to compare class b motorhomes some more...
Check out these awesome 4x4 / offroad ready class B's.