Class B RVs may be the smallest of the RV classes, but don’t let that fool you. They have many of the amenities of the larger classes in a compact, easy-to-drive vehicle. To help you learn more about these RVs before you start browsing Class B RVs for sale near you, RVT took a look at which makes and models of Class B RVs generated the most buyer inquiries on our marketplace.
What is a Class B RV?
Class B RVs are the smallest of the motorized recreational vehicles. Also known as camper vans, they are typically around twenty feet long, with an exterior height between nine and ten feet tall. Streamlined, versatile, and fuel efficient, it’s no wonder the popularity of Class Bs and van life is growing. It’s not for everyone, though. Compact size equals smaller living space and less storage, therefore camper vans are ideal for solo travelers and couples, but most are not well-suited for families. Most Class B RVs offer many of the comforts of home, including a galley kitchen, bed, entertainment system, and flush toilets. Due to their size, they fit easily in driveways (separate guest bedroom, anyone?), and can go anywhere a van can—including drive-thrus and narrow, winding roads. They are simple to park and maneuver, can fit in any campsite, and often can be serviced at a traditional mechanic shop. These versatile vehicles can also be used for tailgating, daytripping, at sporting events, and more.
Top 5 Most Popular Class B RVs
These are the Top 5 Class B RVs that shoppers have inquired about most* with our dealers and private sellers, including links to RV reviews:
- Winnebago Travato
The versatile Winnebago Travato has 4 different floor plans, which offer features such as a full galley kitchen, microwave oven, Eco-Hot® water system, Pure3 Advanced Energy system to provide over 9,000 useable watt-hours (or more with the optional 4-module energy system) for extended off-grid stays, flex bed system, dedicated lounge area, wet bath, underbed/roof/bike rack storage, and more, depending on the model. Older models may have different features.
Length: 21’ Height: 9’4” Interior height: 6’3”
- Airstream Interstate
The elegant Airstream Interstate comes in 4 models: Interstate 19, 24X, 24GL and 24GT. The Interstate 19 is the smallest, nimblest model at 19 feet in length and is the unit we will focus on today. It offers one floor plan. Features include a Samsung® LED widescreen TV, premium Italian cabinetry, solid-surface countertop, microwave oven, power sliding door, European-style wet bath, the largest bed in its class, unlimited hot water, ultra-leather seating, multiplex controls and monitoring, powered awning, and Mercedes-Benz safety systems. Options include on-demand four-wheel drive, a cockpit bed, and an enhanced energy system for a powerful off-grid camping experience. Older models may have different features.
Length: 19’5” Height: 9’7” Interior height: 6’2”
- Roadtrek Zion Slumber
With two floor plans to choose from and expanded sleeping quarters, the family-friendly Zion Slumber is made for small groups. Its roomy pop top feature allows for extra guests and includes a comfortable bed, 3 windows, and a storage tray with charging ports. The open concept allows for easy transport of sporting items such as bikes or kayaks. Other features include a 5.0 cu. ft. refrigerator, microwave oven, slide-out pantry and bathroom. Older models may have different features.
Length: 20’9” Height: 9’5” Interior height: 6’2”
- Leisure Travel Vans Unity
While it’s typically considered a Class B+ (in between Class B and Class C), the spacious Unity is still one of the most inquired about Class B RVs in our marketplace. Featuring six innovative floor plans, there’s sure to be a Unity that suits your lifestyle. Features include a residential-style dry bathroom, pull-out pantry, stainless steel sink, instant hot water, murphy bed/corner bed/twin beds depending on the model, Corian® countertops, premium cabinetry, leisure lounge system, and MBUX entertainment system. Options include lithium batteries. Older models may have different features.
Length: 25’1” Height: 10’6” Interior height: 6’5”
- Winnebago Revel
The adventure-ready Winnebago Revel includes on-demand four-wheel drive so you can head out almost anywhere. The single floor plan offers a wet bath/gear closet, Power Lift bed with a gear garage underneath, easy-to-maintain surfaces, removable counter extension, indoor/outdoor accessible refrigerator, storable induction cooktop, rectangular sink with fixed faucet, vinyl flooring, exterior table and a 320-amp hour LiFePO4 battery to stay off-grid longer.
Length: 19’7” Height: 10’6” Interior height: 6’5”
We hope this article helped you learn more about Class B RVs, including the top models that RVT camper van shoppers are inquiring about most this year. Looking for a new RV to join you on your next journey? Check out all the available listings on RVT.com.
If you’ve owned any of these Class B RVs—or others—feel free to help out your fellow campers by sharing your experiences at RVInsider.com.
*Internal RVT analytics, 2022
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