After full time RVing in a Class A gas coach for over a year, we are ready to downsize. About five months in, we realized we had way too much room and wasted space in our 29′ motorhome. Our search for a smaller RV has been all over the place. We looked at lightweight travel trailers, truck campers, small Class Cs and Class B camper vans. The journey of downsizing has been an interesting one with many things to consider. This post will cover our search for a Class B camper van for full time RVing.

Class B RV Manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada.

Meet Our New Camper Van!.

Class B Camper Van for Full Time RVing

There are many reasons we want to downsize to a smaller RV. The two videos below go into detail about our thought process for downsizing.

Benefits of Moving from Class A to Class B:
– Easy to park in a pull out along the road and enjoy the view
– Fit in the driveway of friends/family who invite us to visit
– Better fuel economy
– Small and nimble
– Lower maintenance cost (check out our post on the cost of Class A windshield replacement)

First Step: Sell the Class A RV

Second Step: Downsize for Camper Van Life

Third Step: Find the Right Class B Camper Van

The search continues for the right Class B camper van for us. Below is a list of the options we’ve considered so far. Cargo carrying capacity is a big concern when we look at the Class B camper vans. As we continue to minimize our lives, we realize we don’t need much to live the way we want. Of course, Leo has to approve of our new home on wheels. Update: Meet Our New Camper Van!

Class B Camper Vans Considered

Hymer Aktiv

Leisure Travel Vans Unity, Serenity, Wonder

Roadtrek SS Agile, CS Adventurous, SRT Simplicity, Zion

Sportsmobile Sprinter 4×4

Winnebago Era

Winnebago Travato

Other Class B Camper Vans Considered:
– Airstream
– Coach House
– Midwest Automotive Designs
– Pleasure-Way Industries

Full list of Class B RV Manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada.

Meet Our New Camper Van!

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