General

These are the 10 best small RVs you can buy

serenity--Leisure-Travel-Vans

The recreational lifestyle is not for everyone. Some who dreamed of a euphoric, picture-perfect lifestyle experience may find it a shocking nightmare. But if you like the isolated nomadic life, few experiences can match the freedom of a motorhome to live on the go. Recreational vehicles also come in different sizes and classes, and your choice will depend on your budget, frequency of use, driving confidence, and the accessories and conveniences you can do without.



Bigger is not always better; sometimes a small motorhome can be your favorite motorhome. Many opt for smaller RVs, while others shrink to enjoy the many benefits they offer in small but powerful packages. They offer superior cost benefits, and even with their small and lighter dimensions, they contain amenities and enough space for many people. They are also easier to drive through cities and gas stations and are cheaper to maintain. Any recreational vehicle less than 25 ft long qualifies as a small motorhome, and they cover all the basic needs for an independent life on the road. Here are the best small RVs to buy for your next adventure.


10 Airstream Interstate Nineteen

Starting at $200,681, the Airstream Interstate 19 isn’t the cheapest piece of auto-machine you can buy. But it’s one of the best value-for-money motorhomes out there. It is slightly longer than a standard 19-foot SUV, making it the smallest Class B RV with a full bathroom, complete with a shower and cassette toilet.

The Airstream Interstate 19 is easy to drive, effortless to park and can accommodate four while sleeping two. It was built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 van chassis and came with: over fifty best-in-class standard features to increase safety, performance, comfort and efficiency.


9 Leisure Travel Vans Serenity

At 24 feet in length and a curved fiberglass body, the Leisure Travel Vans Serenity is one of the finest Class C motorhomes available for sale. It comes with a high quality interior and exterior, better than you will find on many motorhomes. It has a comfortable layout, a walkaround bed, four burner gas stoves and an outdoor shower.

Serenity lies on the Mercedes Sprinter cab chassis, which it can owe to its flexibility and agility. The sleek aerodynamic exterior lines reduce wind noise and help increase gas mileage.

RELATED: Here’s Why the Carbon Fiber EarthRoamer LTi Is the Coolest RV You Can Buy


8 Winnebago Ekko

While we wait for Winnebago’s first all-electric motorhome, we have the opportunity to enjoy the Ekko, which is new for 2022. It combines the luxury, capacity and livability of a Class C motorhome with the efficiency of a motorhome. Built on the capable AWD Ford Transit chassis, you can easily take the RV to explore deep dirt roads for the ultimate boondocking experience during any season.

Prices for the small 23-foot RV start at $171,845. It has the right equipment to comfortably go off-grid for days, with a 50-gallon water tank, wet tub and cassette toilet. 445 watt solar panels roof mounted keeps your devices online. It can sleep four people and there is an additional outdoor kitchen for preparing meals in the open air.


7 Unity Leisure Bus

The Mercedes Sprinter chassis is a popular platform for many great motorhomes, and the Unity Leisure Van sits atop a Sprinter with a 3.6-litre V6 turbo diesel engine. It produces 188 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque, enough to navigate rough roads and difficult trails on an adventure.

A choice of six different floor layouts maximizes space in the 25-foot Class B RV for functionality and comfort. The layout features two twin beds, a pull-out bed, a corner bed and a unique large island bedroom with a walk-through room.

RELATED: Check Out the Self-Sufficient 2023 Living Vehicle Luxury RV That Makes Its Own Water


6 Winnebago Revel

If you are an adventurous purist, Winnebago has prepared the Revel for you and all outdoor enthusiasts. The off-road 4×4 system is one of the most robust in a motorhome. It comes complete with high and low range modes. The American Recreational Outfit Claims It Does the most off-road capable RV they have built.

At 19 feet, it’s one of the smallest RVs on this list, but that doesn’t detract from the usable space. Winnebago’s ingenuity created an electric pull-down bed that can be transformed into a 140 cubic meter garage.

5 Thor Gemini AWD

Thor Motor Coach claims that: the Gemini AWD helps to rewrite research rules. It offers many possibilities, livability, driving characteristics and the ability to go anywhere. The Class B+ motorhome has plenty of storage space, seats that convert to beds, a fully enclosed bath and a fully equipped kitchen.

It runs on a Ford Transit chassis powered by a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine that produces an incredible 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. There are plenty of safety features, and with a starting price of $120,000, the Gemini offers an excellent, high-quality RV choice.

4 Coachman’s Gallery

Coachmen has a rich line-up of high-quality motorhomes, built on decades of experience. The Galleria is a Class B offering built on the award-winning 3500 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The “Blue TEC” turbo diesel engine in the car is one of the cleanest in the industry. It delivers 325 lb-ft of torque while delivering good fuel economy.

The Galleria is 24 feet tall and comes in four layout configurations, with the most affordable option starting at $188,066. You will find high-quality components, including marble cabinets, a Truma Combi boiler system and an Onan generator.

RELATED: This Awesome School Bus RV Conversion Is More Beautiful Than Your Average Home

3 Ford Transit Nugget

Ford offers the Transit Nugget in the Active and Trail trims, offers the perfect home-on-wheels option without breaking the bank. The Active comes in a luxurious high-end interior, while the Trail features rugged exterior styling and a mechanical limited-slip differential to tackle rough roads.

Despite being only 5 meters long, the Nugget can accommodate up to four people and offers plenty of living space to entertain camping guests. It is equipped with a cassette toilet, but you will have to do without a shower. Prices start at $66,950, making it the cheapest on this list.

2 Fleetwood RV Irok FSL

The Irok takes motorhome luxury to new heights with a sleek, understated exterior and chic interior. It comes standard with many features that you would like in a home. There is 28 gallon fresh water storage, LPG generator, solar panels and ECO charging. The kitchen boasts a refrigerator, induction hob, microwave and a fold-out dining area. The bath has a large shower and porcelain toilet. There is also a Samsung LED smart TV and WiFi prep for your entertainment.

Its small dimensions, such as its 21-foot length, make it the best of both worlds; you can easily cross the continent and then easily fit in your driveway when you come back.

RELATED: Winnebago’s 500,000th RV Is A Rugged 4×4 Overlanding Camper Based On A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

1 American Coach Patriot MD2

American Coach is better known for building large, million-dollar Class A buses, but as of 2021 they dived into the Class B motorhome market. They built the Patriot MD2 on the ever-present Mercedes-Benz Splinter chassis, which has one of the best interior designs and layouts among Class B RVs.

The Patriot MD2 offers unparalleled elegance and style, backed by American Coach’s superior craftsmanship. The only shortcoming is that only two people can sleep comfortably in it, but you don’t go for a small camper if you want to host your entire clan.