Class B RVs – Complete List of Class B RV Manufacturers

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During our search for the perfect camper van, we discovered many Class B RV manufacturers in the United States and Canada. Some of these companies make custom camper vans, others make standard Class B RVs sold through RV dealerships. One thing we know for sure is there are quite a few Class B RV manufacturers out there with a wide range in price. We hope you find this list of the Class B RV manufacturers helpful in your research.

Class B RV Manufacturers

Class B RV Storyteller Overland Beast Mode4x4

Featured Manufacturer: Storyteller Overland

Based in Birmingham, Alabama. Storyteller Overland is building adventure vans on the Sprinter 4×4 chassis and the Transit AWD chassis. 2022 production models include the Classic MODE 4×4, Stealth MODE 4×4, Beast MODE 4×4 and MODE LT


Chassis: Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://www.storytelleroverland.com

Not sure which MODE van is the right fit for you and your traveling companions?

>>Check out these Storyteller Overland MODE Vans for Rent<<

List of Class B RV Manufacturers (A-Z)

5 Mars RV

5 Mars RV Imagine camper van with pop-top roof
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Based in Joliette, Québec, Canada. 5 Mars RV specializes in van conversions with a pop-up top. We first learned about this Canadian Class B van builder while traveling through Maine in a Hymer ProMaster camper van. Currently there are two Class B style camper van models offered by 5 Mars RV. the Imagine model is build on the Ram 1500 with a pop-up roof. The Inspiration model is also built on the Ram 1500 without the pop-up roof.

Chassis: Dodge Caravan, Ram ProMaster

Website: https://www.5marsrv.com/

Adrenaline Vans

Adrenaline Vans Motorcycle Hauler Sprinter Van
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Based in Montrose, Colorado. Adrenaline Vans builds custom Mercedes Sprinter van conversions for motorsports and outdoor enthusiasts. This van builder offers a modular interior systems that allows customers to convert the van from an empty cargo van to a fully outfitted adventure van.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://www.adrenalinevans.com

Advanced RV

Advanced RV Mercedes Sprinter Van
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Based in Willoughby, Ohio. Advanced RV has been manufacturing Class B motorhomes since 2012. Customers can order a Mercedes Sprinter custom van with the 144″, 170″ or extended 170″ wheelbase.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://advanced-rv.com/

Airstream

Based in Jackson Center, Ohio. Airstream (a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc.) is more than shiny aluminum travel trailers. The company has been manufacturing the Interstate Class B RV on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis since 2004. All the Airstream Interstate models sleeps two and can seat anywhere from four to nine depending on the model. The Interstate 19 is their smallest Class B 4×4 motorhome measuring in at 19 feet in length.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://www.airstream.com/touring-coaches/

>>Browse Airstream Interstate for Rent<<

American Coach

Based in Decatur, Indiana. American Coach (part of REV Group, Inc.) entered the Class B RV market with the introduction of the American Patriot on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis in 2019. The last model year release was 2021.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://www.americancoach.com/

Benchmark Vehicles

Based in Portland, Oregon. Benchmark Vehicles builds custom van conversions where the customer supply the empty cargo van. This Pacific Northwest van outfitter used to build on the Ford Transit chassis, but in 2021 they made the shift to focus on Mercedes Sprinter camper conversions. According to their website, “production slots are full through the 2021 calendar year.”

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://www.benchmarkvehicles.com

Chinook RV

Based in Elkhart, Indiana. Chinook RV went into foreclosure in 2005 and was resurrected in 2013. The company once known as “The Sports Car of Motorhomes” now sells Class B RVs, small Class C RVs, and travel trailers. The Chinook Bayside is built on the Ford Transit chassis and the Countryside is built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis.

Chassis: Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://www.chinookrv.com/

Coach House

Based in Nokomis, Forida. The Coach House Arriva is a Class B motorhome built on the Mercedes Sprinter 3500 extended van chassis. Standard features include a fridge, roof mounted AC with heat pump, furnace and generator. This Class B RV manufacturer sells factory direct to consumers.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter

Website: http://www.coachhouserv.com/

Coachmen

Coachman Nova Class B RV Ram ProMaster
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Based in Middlebury, Indiana. Coachmen (a division of Forest River, Inc.) manufacturers three Class B RVs: Beyond (previously Crossfit) on the Ford Transit chassis, Galleria on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis, and Nova on the Ram ProMaster chassis.

Chassis: Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

Website: http://www.coachmenrv.com/

>>Browse Class B Vans for Rent<<

El Kapitan

El Kapitan Sprinter Van Story Maker
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Based in Huntington Beach, California. El Kapitan has been converting vans since 1984 and currently has two Class B RV models for sale built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://elkapitan.com

Esplori Sprinter Van Conversions


Based in Bend, Oregon. The team at Esplori is building custom sprinter vans with a minimalist approach using recycled, recyclable and/or sustainable materials. DIY van builders can also purchase Esplori’s line of products including custom floor trim kit and aluminum and powder coated panels.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://www.esplori.com

Field Vans

Field Vans pop-up Sprinter camper van
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Offices in Reno, Nevada and Fresno, California. Field Vans was officially launched in 2021 by Jonathan Feld, former president of Sportsmobile West. With nearly 20 years of experience building custom camper vans and vehicles, Field Vans is focused on helping customers creating their own adventures “through the customization of camper vans and custom vehicles.”

Chassis: Ford E-Series Cutaway, Ford Transit, GMC Chevy Express, Mercedes Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

Website: https://fieldvan.com/

Fleetwood

Based in Decatur, Indiana. Fleetwood (part of REV Group, Inc.) introduced the IROK, a Class B RV on the Ram ProMaster chassis in 2018. The 2022 model features all the standard amenities expected of a Class B motorhome including a microwave, bathroom with shower, television, and AC unit.

Chassis: Ram ProMaster

Website: https://www.fleetwoodrv.com/

Gala RV

Based in Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada. Gala RV launched its first Class B RV in 2015 and has since expanded their lineup of camper vans built on the ProMaster 2500 and 3500 chassis.

Chassis: Ram ProMaster

Website: https://galarv.com/en

GTRV

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Based in Sebastopol, California. GTRV converts pre-owned and new full size, mid sized and mini vans. The company sells direct to consumer with a variety of models to choose from.

Chassis: Chevy Express, Ford Transit, Mercedes Metris, Mercedes Sprinter, Toyota Sienna

Website: https://gtrv.com

Leisure Travel Vans

Leisure Travel Vans Free Spirit Class B RV
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Based in Winkler, Canada. Leisure Travel Vans used to manufacture the Free Spirit, a Class B RV on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis. The company now specializes in small Class C motorhomes.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://leisurevans.com/free-spirit/

Midwest Automotive Designs

Based in Elkhart, Indiana. Midwest Automotive Designs (part of REV Group, Inc.) has been manufacturing Class B RVs since 2001. The company manufactures several Class B campers on three different camper van chassis.

Chassis: Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

Website: https://midwestautomotivedesigns.com/

ModVans


Based in Ventura, California. ModVans specializes in building modular pop-up camper vans on the Ford Transit chassis with removable RV components.

Chassis: Ford Transit

Website: https://www.modvans.com

>>Browse Class B Vans for Rent<<

New-West V.R.

Based in Lévis, Quebec, Canada. NEW-WEST has been manufacturing Class B recreational vehicles since 1999. Founder Jean Dumais created his first Class B RV by drawing inspiration from the Westfalia van.

Chassis: Chevy Express, Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://www.new-west.com/

Nomad Vanz

Nomad Vanz Class B Sprinter Van - Yabba Dabba Doo
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Based in Northern Vancouver, BC Canada. John and Christina of Nomad Vanz build custom vans on the Sprinter chassis with a tribute to the Volkswagen Bus.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://nomadvanz.com

Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd.

Pleasure-Way Recon 4x4 Class B Van
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Based in Saskatoon, SK Canada. Pleasure-Way has been manufacturing Class B RVs since 1985. The company’s latest Class B motorhome is the Pleasure-Way Recon built on the Sprinter 2500 4×4 chassis with the 144″ wheelbase.

Chassis: Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

Website: https://pleasureway.com

Panoramic RV

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Based in Chambly, QC Canada. Panoramic RV makes a Class B motorhome built on the 3500 Ram ProMaster chassis with the 159″ wheelbase. There is currently one floorplan with multiple colors to choose from.

Chassis: Ram ProMaster

Website: https://panoramicrv.com

Regency RV

Based in Fort Worth, Texas. Regency RV specializes in Class B RVs built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis. The Regency Xalta can be built on the 144″ wheelbase or the 170″ wheelbase.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter

Website: http://regencyrv.com/

Roadtrek

Based in Cambridge, ON Canada. Roadtrek (part of Groupe Rapido) has been manufacturing Class B motorhomes since the 1980s. The company was acquired by Groups Rapido in 2019 and currently manufactures Class B campers on the ProMaster and Sprinter chassis.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

Website: https://www.roadtrek.com

Safari Condo

Based in Québec, Canada. Safari Condo manufacturers small camping trailer and Class B RVs. Current Class B models are being built on the Mercedes Sprinter and Ram ProMaster. Customers might find usedSafari Condo vans built on the Chevy Express/GM Savana and the Ford Transit chassis.

Chassis: Chevy Express/GM Savana, Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

Website: https://safaricondo.com/en/motorises/

Sportsmobile


Three locations: Austin, Texas, Phoenix, Arizona and Huntington, Indiana. Sportsmobile builds fully custom Class B RVs on multiple van chassis. Sportsmobile custom vans include toy haulers, dog transports and wheelchair accessible RVs with lifts.

Chassis: Chevy Express, Ford E-Series Cutaway Ford Transit, Mercedes Metris, Mercedes Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

Website: https://sportsmobile.com

>>Browse Sportsmobile Vans for Rent<<

Sync Vans

Based in Bellevue, Idaho. Josh and Jay started Sync Vans to build on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis. They have since expanded to the Ford Transit platform. They promise to have your van conversion finished and ready for an adventure in four months or less.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://www.syncvans.com/vans

Thor Motor Coach

Based in Elkhart, Indiana. Thor Motor Coach manufacturers several Class B RVs including the Thor Sequence built on the ProMaster 159″ wheel base.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

Website: https://www.thormotorcoach.com

Titan Vans

Based in Boulder, Colorado. Titan Vans specializes in Sprinter van conversions with two options: classic and custom. The average classic option comes in around $50,000 not including the cost of the van.

Chassis: Ford Transit Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://titanvans.com

TouRig Custom Vans

Tourig Ford Transit Camper Van
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Based in Golden, Colorado. TouRig builds camper vans on the Sprinter and Transit chassis. The XUV (Xtreme Utility Van) on the Ford Transit chassis offers seating up to 6, sleeping up to 5 with a starting price at $89K. The XAV (Xtreme Adventure Van) on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis offers seating up to 6, sleeping up to 6 with a starting price at $149K. Tourig is also entering the flatbed truck campers space with the introduction of the XDV (Xtreme Duty Vehicle).

Chassis: Mercedes Metris, Mercedes Sprinter

Website: https://www.mytourig.com/

Van Specialities

Based in Tualatin, Oregon. Van Specialities builds custom van for professional and recreational use on a variety of van chassis

Chassis: Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

Website: https://www.vanspecialties.com/

VanDOit


Based in Blue Springs, Missouri. VanDOit builds modular Class B camper vans that can be configured to fit just about any need. The current builds are on the Ford Transit chassis with two packages: LIV custom van and DO custom van.

Chassis: Ford Transit

Website: https://www.vandoit.com/

Vanlife Customs

Vanlife Customs Ford Transit AWD camper van
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Based in Denver, Colorado. Dave the owner traveled in his own conversion van for a year before starting the company. Vanlife Customs offers full conversion van builds as well as parts and services and DIY camper van consulting.

Chassis: Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

Website: https://vanlifecustoms.com

Winnebago Industries, Inc.

Based in Forest City, Iowa. Winnebago manufacturers a wide range of RVs including the popular Revel and Travato Class B motorhomes. When we were on Big Time RV, the two Class B RVs we considered were manufactured by Winnebago including the Era featured in the video tour above. Winnebago also introduced the EKKO small Class C RV on the Transit chassis.

Chassis: Mercedes Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

Website: https://winnebagoind.com/

>>Browse Winnebago Vans for Rent<<

Rent a Class B RV

With so many camper vans to choose from, it can be a challenge picking the one that’s right for you. Fortunately, there are RV rental companies such as Outdoorsy and RV Share where you can browse for Class B campers for rent in your area.

We’ve met many Class B RV owners who rented their top choices before making a purchase. Some even realized that a Class B RV wasn’t right for them and decided to go with something completely different.

>>Browse RVs for Rent<<

Class B RV Manufacturers Resources

Storyteller Overland Mode4x4 Russos

Below are some additional resources about van life and Class B RV Manufacturers based in the U.S. and Canada.

Thanks for reading! If you’re new to the RV lifestyle and want to learn more, check out our Beginners Guide to RVing.

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83 thoughts on “Class B RVs – Complete List of Class B RV Manufacturers”

  1. I have a 2017 Pleasure Way Plateau FL. I want to remove the sofa and put in a platform bed. We never use the sofa and it is taking up a lot of storage room underneath. Where should I go to have someone do this work? or where can I get the platform bed parts to do it myself? I would also like a lagun table installed up front. Thanks, Paul

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  2. Looking For A 18-20 (max) Long (See Carado-Axion Type) With A Fixed Washroom & Shower With Good Power Plus Winterized & Heating & AirConditions Coach>
    Since Carado Has gone bankrupt.Cannot Find Any in North America. Yes 20 footer Available But Exhorbitatnt Price> Any suggestions?
    Sam Baidya
    Toronto, Canada

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  3. Hi, Can I hire y’all as consultants? I’m overwhelmed with the choices. I’m in a class B but ready for an upgrade.

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  4. Joe and Kait,

    Do you have insight into how class B camper van manufactures can justify charging $70k to $150k above the cost of the van to install a bed, galley, cabinets, etc. It’s difficult to see how you can get that much into a 19′ shell, when an entire Airstream Trailer costs much less and has considerably more materials. Are manufactures just gouging customers because of demand, or is there really that much that goes into a camper van build?

    Thanks,
    Kevin

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    • Hi Kevin and interesting question. We’ve done a lot of factory tours and what we’ve learned is that there is a lot more that goes into these builds than just a bed, galley and some cabinets. For example, Storyteller Overland installs a four module Volta system (12kw batter, 8kw secondary alternator and 3.6kw inverter). If you were to buy this retail, the system would cost somewhere around $40k. Heater, AC, solar, etc all add to the just the parts that go into the van before you think about the time it takes to install everything. The types of materials used also play into the price. For example, we’ve seen some companies use much more expensive types of insulation or wool to help minimize the effects of condensation. This all adds to the cost. On top of that, companies need to cover all their expenses, payroll, etc and then turn a profit.

      Now that said, there are certainly some companies who are charging a premium because of their name and/or the fact that they’re so oversold that customers have to wait a year or more to get their van. That said, we’ve seen a significant difference in the level of quality in many custom vans that you don’t see in a production level unit.

      Hope that give you some insight!

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  5. Hi guys !

    I’ve been feeding on your videos since Covid-19.
    I’m looking at your S2:E1 video and there are two
    RV’S on Promaster chassis made in Quebec that I really like !

    I’m in the market and these really interest me !
    One is almost like a Hymer (Panoramic RV) Nice size tanks !

    The other is Gala Rv look at the FB21 all fiber glass inside… no Wood !
    Unfortunately no Lithium path upgrade…
    But look at the size of these tanks ! Oulala !

    What do you think ?

    http://www.panoramic.rv
    http://www.prestigevr.com

    Enjoying your videos !
    Keep on trucking !

    Kenneth Henkel
    Montreal, Canada

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    • Hi Kenneth – we’ve not seen either of those vans in person so we can’t comment. We’d suggest spending time in each at the dealership and pretending to do things like take a shower or use the kitchen. See how they fit and if you find that one works better than the other. The best thing to do would be to rent a Class B for a few days and see what you think…even if it’s not the model you’re looking for it will give you a much better idea of what you like and what you don’t. You can find an RV for rent here.

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  6. I know 2 gals who have had conversions by Custom Coach Creation. I visited their shop in Deland FL with one of the ladies when they finished her van, and they are a nice group of folks. In the gallery of Completed Coaches, hers is “2014 Carole Custom Sprinter RV Build”. She lives in it fulltime and loves what they did for her.

    https://customcoachcreations.com/

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  7. Have you checked out the Embassy PRL (and other models) by SVO group. It’s emphasis is on all electric (no propane, no generator) and no wood in the vehicle. Would love to see you try one and give a review. Website is http://www.embassyrv.com. Thanks for all you do for the class b rv/van community!

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  8. I’ve been researching Embassy RVs lately (https://embassyrv.com). Haven’t seen one yet, but the website looks promising. It’s kind of a custom manufacturer but limited, so the cost is lower. Doesn’t use wood (all aluminum framework), no propane, and you can upgrade to a 600 amp battery with Bluetooth to a smartphone. It can be built on a Promaster, Transit or Sprinter in three different lengths.
    You may want to check them out… they are out of Elkhart Indiana.

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  9. Have you seen the Vandoit vans and if so have you ever considered it as an option for you?

    I am looking at it due to the simplicity and lower cost.

    However, I am waiting for the 2020 version with AWD and considering adding the upgraded wheels instead of adding Quigley 4 x 4.

    It seems like it would be a good option for what you both like.

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  10. Here’s another van conversion company in the Portland area that I recently discovered, Benchmark Vehicles. More of a weekender style but could work if built for full time. It will be interesting to see if they offer the upcoming AWD Transit since the current 4WD conversion is pretty expensive.
    https://www.benchmarkvehicles.com

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  11. OUTSTANDING! WOW!, You put tons of time, and effort into this article, very informative. As I had mentioned I am simply fed up with RV dealers, and Sales people.I Too will be building on one of these platforms. Maybe even a 3500 NV high top so I can have a Quigly 4X4 conversion one day. All in good time.
    Thank you again for all the work you put into your Blog, WebSite, YouTube, News Letters, Patron page,,,well……everything. Love you Guys! C-Ya!,,,,,Peace!

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  12. Very nice list! There are a great number of us who for one reason or another must live life from a wheelchair. I know Sportsmobility offers accessible designs, could you please let us know what manufacturers offer Class B Camper Vans that are wheelchair accessible? I applaud those manufacturers who provide this type of universal design and wish others would see the light.

    The easiest way for my wife and me to travel this great country of ours is in our wheelchair accessible van. However, finding motels whos ADA rooms that meet my needs is difficult so a camper van offers us and others like us an alternative when we cannot find a “true” ADA room or are in an area where there are not motels.
    On behalf of those of us who must rellie on wheelchairs in our daily life, we would appreciate this information. Thank you Bob Fleege, Iowa

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  13. I will be new to RV but have studied them alot. My question is I have narrowed the RV I want for 2 seniors to a Leisure Unity 2019 Twin Bed with Mercedes chassis are Coach House Twin Bed with Mercedes chassis preowned. What is your opinion for RV Seniors that like room but need no more then 26 feet ?

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    • Everyone is different so we can’t give you an opinion one way or another. Our suggestion is to spend time in each, pretend to live out of it and see which one you prefer.

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  14. Have you thought about using a company like https://www.alaskacampervanconversions.com

    The quality of work they do is amazing. He used to buold yachts. His quality is on par with Advanced RV without the glitz. I think a Ford Transit with 4×4 conversion done by these guys would be a great fit for you!

    A big Ford with Quigley conversion is a thought as well. Maybe a Pleasureway Excel with Quigley?

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  15. Hi! We enjoy your videos and website. The info offered on this page is so useful! We are looking at converting an econoline 350 super duty 15 passenger van into a 4×4 via UJoint Offroad in NC and upfitting the inside through Blue Ridge Adventure Vehicles in NC (both in Asheville). The e350 van we are considering is black. How much impact, if any, would you say your black Hymer Aktiv had on your overall comfort (temperature-wise) inside your class b? Did the fan/sundshield while parked take care of the interior heat, if you did have increased interior warmth due to the black, or did you find the air conditioner essential on those days? Would you buy a black van again?
    Thanks!
    http://www.ujointoffroad.com
    http://www.blueridgeadventurevehicles.com/about-us

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    • Hey guys – we would not get a dark colored van again. It would get much hotter than white vans on hot days. A white van, we could put our hand on and it was a bit warm. Our van, you could cook an egg on the hood.

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  16. Hi Russos
    We are family of four looking into 1yr RV adventure in North America starting this summer.
    Do you have any RV suggestions that may fit our needs? Our wishes are we can have the RV that can be parked in the regular parking spaces and have decent sleeping area for 2 adults and 2 kids ( age 12 girl and 9 boy) with a bathroom. Hymer Active 2.0 with roof top option seemed to be best choice but I hear recent changes with company and not sure if it is worth investing. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

    Thank you!
    Chris

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    • Hey Chris – we’d suggest you go to a few RV shows (here’s a list: https://weretherussos.com/rv-shows/) and looking through different makes models. I would think that four people in a van would be difficult for a year so you may want to look at something that’s a bit bigger. The other problem you’re going to run into is that all RVs have a limited amount of carrying capacity (there is always a yellow sticker on one of the doors that states the GVWR and carrying capacity of the RV). With a full tank of water, four people and all of your stuff, you’re going to be hard pressed not to exceed the carrying capacity of many of the vans, the pop-tops especially since the top adds a lot of extra weight to the build. A small/mid sized Class C RV might be a better option, but again, take the whole family shopping and try mock living out of different things and see what fits. Good luck!

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  17. Looking forward to see what van you choose. It is of particular interest to me because I share your layout and van size preferences. I keep hoping for more European design influence on North American manufacturers. Also waiting for the 2019 Sprinter.

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  18. Thank you!! I have been searching for such a list for a long time. You have made my research for my dream RV a lot easier. Happy travels….

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  19. Hi there from Texas 🙂 Love following you guys. Presently have Class A. Too much RV for us and ready for a Class B. My husband, 6’5″ ,needs height on inside and I would rather have dry bath or more room in bathroom. Suggestions? Thank You

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    • Unfortunately at 6’5 you’re going to have very few if any options that have enough head room. Take a look at vans on the Ford Transit chassis which has the highest roof, but even then it may not be high enough. Another option is to consider a small C like Leisure Travel Vans.

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  20. We love your stuff. We are looking at a Class B but sometimes need extra space. Do you know anyone who has pulled one of the little tagalong trailers with their B or B+? (Like a T@G or something like that.) I know they can pull them I am more wondering if campgrounds give grief for having two units on one site even though one is really the tow vehicle.

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  21. Great list, so helpful, thank you. Suggestion: Make a list of RVs available in North America that offer a cassette toilet. I know that list is short now with the Hymer Activ being almost alone, but I suspect the list will grow. Or perhaps just add a flag for this feature on this list here.

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  22. Please also add TouRig out of Golden, Colorardo for Sprinter Van conversions. We considered having Outside Vans do our conversion but TouRig is closer and their work is easily on par with Outside Vans.
    Thanks,
    Tim

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  23. Hi, I love your vlog. We are seriously considering getting the new Aktiv 2.0 with Loft pop top camper and going on the road full time with our three kids age 7, 7, and 9. I just don’t want to drive a giant RC and the Aktiv 2.0 with loft is the smallest fully functional RV that can sleep all of 5 of us. Seems crazy though. But I really want to try.

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  24. Hi. Thanks for compiling this list. It seems the one truly customizable will be sportsmobile. Although not sure if even they can help. Due to medical issues we are looking for a “day tripper” van. We need my feet raised for long rides and a marine toilet. We don’t want to cook but would like fridge and microwave for overnight or long rides. We need storage space for a very small mobility scooter and that seems to be the hitch for most styles. Hubby wants Chevy or Ford ideally. Any other customizing company ideas welcome. We really are looking for a unique hybrid between tailgating and long ride comfort.

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  25. Hey, thanks for the comprehensive list and also for your vlog efforts that have been very helpful in sending me down the path of using a Class B for a combo business office and mobile tiny home on wheels – I appreciate your time and efforts and letting others benefit from your experiences (blazing the trail).

    Ok, I have a narrow perspective here since I am looking for a) an established, experienced, reputable company with a warranty; b) reasonable pricing with functionality over luxury; c) a product with options; d) something I can use during the winter as needed (freezing but not sub-zero); and e) STEALTH (nothing boxy or RV-ish, no wild paint swoops, and less than 20 feet).

    As I see it, that narrows the field to Pleasure-Way, Hymer (Roadtrek/Hymer/Carado), Sportsmobile and maybe Winnebago (the aforementioned paint swoops on their “Revel” is an issue). I’d appreciate feedback if I missed an established company here that also has reasonable pricing. So, my question: outside of Sportsmobile, is any other company able to a) alter their options to include a cassette or portable potty instead of a marine toilet (I’ll always be in urban areas); b) swap out the propane for all electric; and c) address how to deal with the issue of the fresh water tank freezing during the winter? Seems like Sportsmobile is my one and only choice (they can do all three)?

    Keep up the nice site and I also look forward to reading Joe’s book “Take Risks.” I will also be looking for a book/site (any recommendations?) on how best to stay connected with the internet/cloud via wi-fi or smartphone connection as I will use the van for a mobile office during the day. Thanks Joe and Kait!

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    • Jim — the Revel w/o the swoop design has no propane, cassette potty, under 20feet, functionality over luxury, and the lines are more protected for cold temps — Mercedes price is only drawback.

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  26. Hello there,

    I learned that class A RV can expect to discount anywhere between 25-30% off of window sticker. Does this go same for the class B van conversion RV’s such as the one you own?
    Thanks, you guys are so much fun to watch.
    Richard

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  27. Hi,
    Are you familiar with GTRV in Sebastapol, California? Mike Reed builds beautiful Class Bs on many van bases. He specialises in pop-tops, making “garageable” RVs. I visited his shop several years ago and was very impressed. I need a vehicle that will fit in my garage to avoid expensive storage fees. My HOA prohibits parking RVs in driveways or on the street.

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  28. Thanks so much for compiling this ! I’m looking at Class B motorhomes and wanted to find one based on the Ford Transit chassis, so this made it quick & easy.

    Also, I’d love to see a longer-term review of your Hymer as a vehicle after you’ve owned it awhile longer (so primarily a review of the Promaster as a van suited, or not, to Class B conversion). Reliability, service issues, etc…

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  29. Hi guys, just started following you guys. I’m in process of deciding between a small Class C or a big Class B. I like the idea of just one vehicle and not towing. The vans are all so expensive though, and I worry about storage.

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    • We live out of our van full time and have more than enough storage – but we also only have what is necessary. The Class C’s are much wider, have slides, etc and will be, in our opinion, more difficult to use as a primary vehicle.

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  30. The Airstream dealer tells me their class B is freeze proof, but I’m not so sure. Are y’all planning on doing any camping where the nights get down below freezing? I have seen where some people apply Ultra Heat to their tanks.
    Thanks for all the great videos!

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    • Hey Ron.

      If it get’s cold enough, anything will freeze. I would contact Airstream and find out what their rigs are rated for. We try to stay away from any freezing temps, especially because our current water tank is exposed and we can not withstand long periods of freezing cold.

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  31. Hi there! Great resource you have built here! However, notably missing is Leisure Vans (formerly Triple E) out of Winkler MB. Canada. We’ve looked at a lot of different motorhomes, primarily Class B, and we keep coming back to them. They’re not the cheapest ones out there, but their designs are exceptional and their quality can’t be beat. https://leisurevans.com/

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    • Hey Danny! We also looked at Leisure Travel Vans and liked the Wonder. Which model are you considering? The reason we didn’t include LTV because their RVs are considered more as a B+ or small C.

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  32. Cannot wait to see what you chose. Have really missed seeing you both on a regular basis via youtube and look forward to you, hopefully, resuming vlog.
    Candace

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