Class B campervans - list of current models. 19 manufacturers in this post so far!
We’ve flipped the page on the calendar to greet a New Year. I thought a summary of the Class B models available would be informative, interesting and fun to do so here it is. There’s no specific ordering of this list of companies except for the first three which are listed according to published market share rankings.
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I’ll start with the market share leader Roadtrek. http://www.roadtrek.com
I believe there are ten models in their current line-up:
Ranger RT - Chevy Express
170 Versatile – Chevy Express
190 Popular – Chevy Express
210 Popular - Chevy Express
SS Agile – Mercedes Sprinter
CS Adventurous – Mercedes Sprinter
RS Adventurous – Mercedes Sprinter
E-Trek – Mercedes Sprinter
TS Adventurous – Mercedes Sprinter
Zion – Ram ProMaster
The new Zion should hit an affordable price point for anyone wanting one of the newer style European design vans. Full production of that model is slated for February this year. In a Youtube video, I think I heard Jim Hammill say that the CS Adventurous accounted for 50% of their sales (not sure if Sprinter only or all models). In addition, I think he said that the sales mix for the CS model was approximately 50/50 traditional generator/under-the-hood generator. Let me know if that is not accurate. They cover everything from the high end to more affordable models. Recent units being tested have lithium coach batteries. You’ll find solar panels on their units.
Next up is Winnebago http://winnebagotouring.com
They have 5 models now:
ERA 70A – Mercedes Sprinter
ERA 70C – Mercedes Sprinter (side slide-out)
ERA 70X – Mercedes Sprinter
Travato 59G – Ram ProMaster
Travato 59K – Ram ProMaster
There’s a model in Winnebago’s line-up for just about anyone’s preference and budget. A quick look on RV Trader shows new Winnebago Class B’s starting at $65,000.
Winnebago recently introduced the new Travato 59K with practical features like having two large Group 31 batteries and Solar charging at an affordable price point.
One thing I really like about Winnebago is the technical resources available to their customers. http://www.winnebagoind.com/resources/manuals
You view or download detailed schematics of you unit. You’ll find part numbers for the screws used! You know exactly what you are getting, all the details are there.
They expanded in 2013 and there’s talk of another expansion in the news needed to keep up with demand.
Next up is Airstream http://www.airstream.com/touring-coaches
Grand Tour EXT – Mercedes Sprinter
Lounge EXT – Mercedes Sprinter
Lounge – Mercedes Sprinter
These are higher end coaches. Look through their website to see all the specs and features. You’ll see dual batteries, solar, 3M Protective Film on Rear Bumper and Forged Aluminum Wheels etc. The last report I saw showed them at 23.2% market share in the Class B category just behind Winnebago.
Next is Sportsmobile - http://www.sportsmobile.com/
Sportsmobile specializes in the conversion of vans into Class B campervans.
Van models include:
They'll convert a new van for you or a van that you currently own. The company was founded in 1961!
Next up is Safari Condo http://www.safaricondo.com/en/
They offer an extensive selection of Class B RV’s. Models include:
ME 18' - GM Savana/Express
MC 18' - GM Savana/Express
MX 18' - GM Savana/Express
LC 20' - GM Savana/Express
LX 20' - GM Savana/Express
LDX 20' - GM Savana/Express
LSX 20' - GM Savana/Express
LC 19' - GM Savana/Express
LX 19' - Mercedes Sprinter
LDX 19' - Mercedes Sprinter
LSX 19' - Mercedes Sprinter
XL PLUS 22' - Mercedes Sprinter
XLT 22' - Mercedes Sprinter
MX 18' - Ram ProMaster
XL FLEX 21' - Ram ProMaster
A quick, one page overview of their current models is here: http://www.safaricondo.com/en/motorises
. Watch for new models in 2015 including the Safari Condo Sprinter XL FLEX
very soon and their first Mercedes Sprinter 4x4
in March or April 2015. They’ve just received their first diesel engine Ram ProMaster
also so expect that to be an option. Safari Condo offers some unique options like the electric TOPS roof and expanding shower. Solar and dual batteries are available.
Next up is Pleasure-Way http://www.pleasureway.com
According to the latest brochure, current models include:
Plateau TS – Mercedes Sprinter
Plateau FL – Mercedes Sprinter
Ascent – Mercedes Sprinter
Lexor TS – Ram ProMaster
The Lexor TS – Chevy Express may still be available and in production. Check with Pleasure-Way if you are interested. The new brochure indicates that an optional solar package is available on all models and that a retractable screen door is an option available on their Sprinter models. Dual coach batteries are offered on the Lexor TS – Ram ProMaster model.
Next I’ll list Advanced RV http://www.advanced-rv.com
Advanced RV is, I’d say, a custom Class B manufacturer. The RV’s are built using Mercedes Sprinter vans. If you want a special workstation or need a safe and comfortable enclosure for your pets for example then Advanced RV will accommodate your requests. You’ll see things like a safe for security, solar, lithium batteries etc. Check the website. That should give you a good idea of what they offer. There’s been some discussion lately about a waiting list for their units because of demand. See this link http://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/vi...p=24173#p24174
Next is Sterling RV / Great West Vans http://www.greatwestvans.com
Legend - Mercedes Sprinter
Legend SE - Mercedes Sprinter
Legend EX - Mercedes Sprinter
Classic - Ram ProMaster
It is my understanding that the company moved production from Canada in 2014 to Winfield, Alabama. I think they were first to offer innovative features like a sliding screen door on their vans. Solar, multiple batteries etc. would also be available.
Next is Leisure Travel Vans http://www.leisurevans.com
Free Spirit - Mercedes Sprinter
Free Spirit SS - Mercedes Sprinter (side slide-out)
Free Spirit TE - Mercedes Sprinter
Leisure Travel Vans introduced a side slide-out Class B based on a Mercedes Sprinter van in 2012. It was the first I’d seen. Roof Trim Kit with Integrated Awning, solar and Screen Door for Side Entry are some features/options available on their Class B Vans.
Next is New-West V.R. https://www.new-west.com/eng/
Four current models:
Excursion - Chevy Express 1500
Expedition - Chevy Express 1500
Migration - Chevy Express 1500
Evazion - Mercedes Sprinter 2500
Liberte - Ford Transit
I've visited the showroom and was impressed by what I saw. Marine-like (quality) in the fitment and components. The focus is high quality, easily driveable "car like" RV's. Solar options - of course!
Next is Coach House Inc. http://www.coachhouserv.com/model-V24.php
One Class B model:
Arriva V24 TB - Mercedes Sprinter
Rear bathroom, solar and dual batteries look to be an option.
Next is Midwest Automotive Designs http://www.midwestautomotivedesigns.com/model-rv.php
One Class B model:
Weekender RV - Mercedes Sprinter
Solar and seat massage are two of the options listed.
Next is ProLite http://www.roulottesprolite.com/sprinter-eng.html
One Class B model:
Prolite Sprinter - Mercedes Sprinter 2500
Lot's of counter space, raised height refrigerator.
Next is HymerCar USA http://hymer-usa.com/
HYMERCAR Grand Canyon - Ram ProMaster
Here are eight more Class B Van builders:
GTRV - http://www.gtrv.com
SVO Group - http://svogroup.server289.com
- Ram Promaster
Van Specialties - https://www.vanspecialties.com
Outside Van - http://www.outsidevan.com
Majestic Van - http://www.majesticvan.com/fordcampervans.html
The RV Factory / Avion Class B Motorhomes - http://www.avionvans.com/
Florida RV Sales & Service - Custom Class B's - http://floridarvdeals.com/
Morehead Design Lab - http://www.moreheaddesignlab.com/
Gala RV - http://galarv.com