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When we were shopping for our first motorhome, I remember saying to Kait “let’s go look at some Class C RVs.” She immediately responded with a firm “no” and that was the end of that discussion.
When we look back on that moment, Kait and I both agree that if we had seriously considered small Class C RVs, things could have turned out very differently.
We can play the “what if” game all day, but the reality is, we have switched motorhomes multiples times since hitting the road full time in 2015. Before buying our most recently RV, we took a closer look at small Class C RVs under 25 feet.
Main Benefits of Small Class C RVs over Class B RVs:
- additional interior space with regards to height, width and length
- larger bathroom (wet or full bath)
- more storage inside and storage bays outside
- larger tanks (fresh water, gray tank, etc…)
Best Small Class C Motorhomes Under 25 Feet (A-Z)
This list contains all the small Class C RV manufacturers in alphabetical order. I hope you’ll find it useful in your RV shopping journey.
Note: some RV manufacturers label a small Class C RV as a Class B Plus RV. These small Class C RVs do not have the standard cab over body of a traditional Class C RV. However, they are still built on a cutaway chassis unlike a true Class B motorhome, which is built on a standard van chassis.
List of Small Class C RVs
Based in Jackson Center, Ohio. Airstream (a division of Thor Industries) released the Atlas small Class C RV which was inspired by the Airstream Interstate series. The Airstream Atlas is built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis with what they highlight as a “residential-style bathroom” in the rear.
Big Foot RV
Based in Armstrong, British Colombia, Canada. Big Foot RV used to manufacturer Class C RVs. The Bigfoot 3000 motorhome series was built on the Ford Turbo Diesel with two models under 25 feet: 30MH24DB and 30MH24S. To find a used unit, search for used Bigfoot motorhomes on popular RV listing websites. Today, Big Foot RV manufacturers all season truck campers and travel trailers.
Born Free Motorcoach
Born Free Motorcoach built several small Class C RVs under 25 feet before the company closed its doors in 2017. Models to look for on the used market are: Built for Two, President, or Reign. Born Free also manufactured wheelchair-accessible RVs.
Search for “Born Free Built for Two for sale” and you’ll find several listings for these used small Class C RVs. Below is a walk-through we filmed of one of Born Free’s used RVs to give you an idea of the build quality and layout.
Website: This small Class C motorhome manufacturer no longer has a website, but you can find information by looking up owner’s groups like the Born Free Leap’n Lions RV Club.
Based in Nokomis, Florida. The Coach House Platinum series is a one piece fiberglass body on three cutaway chassis options: Ford E-450 Super Duty, Mercedes Sprinter 3500, Ford Transit 3500 Turbo Diesel. This RV manufacturer sells factory direct to consumers.
Based in Middlebury, Indiana. You can find new and used small Class C motorhomes by Coachmen (a Division of Forest River Inc.). Popular used models include: Freelander and Leprechaun. Newer models include the Cross Trek and Orion on the Ford Transit chassis and the Prism on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis.
Gulf Stream Coach
Based in Nappanee, Indiana. Gulf Stream Coach has been manufacturer RVs since 1983. The BT Cruiser is built on the Ford chassis and comes in a few layouts under 25 feet.
Based in Middlebury, Indiana. The Melbourne series on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis are the smallest Class C RVs made by Jayco (a division of Thor Industries). We stopped by their factory in Indiana to learn more about the company and filmed a tour of the Jayco Melbourne above.
Based in Montclair, California. Lazy Daze has been manufacturing Class C RVs since 1956. The manufacturer sells direct to customer with a loyal customer base. Last we checked, there was a one year wait for a new Lazy Daze Class C motorhome.
We had a chance to tour the Lazy Daze factory and really liked the classic on display next to the brand new models.
Leisure Travel Vans
Based in Winkler, Canada. Leisure Travel Vans specializes in Class C motorhomes on the Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter chassis. We had the opportunity to test out the LTV Wonder on the Ford Transit Turbo Diesel chassis. Watch the video tour above to learn more about the features.
Leisure Travel Van used to make the Libero, a small Class C on the Chevrolet Express cutaway chassis. Keep an eye out for these on the used class C RV market.
Originally based in Warsaw, Indiana. The R-Vision Town & Country Touring Sedan is a small Class C/B Plus RV that is no longer in production. However, you can still find used ones for sale on popular RV for sale listing websites. This two page PDF will give you an idea of the specifications of the Town & Country Touring Sedan by R-Vision.
Based in Red Bay, Alabama. Tiffin Motorhomes is a luxury Class A motorhome manufacturer entering the small Class C RV market. The Wayfarer built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis is over 25 feet with a slide.
Winnebago Industries, Inc.
Based in Forest City, Iowa. Winnebago is a well established RV manufacturer that has been making RVs since 1958. The newest addition to the Winnebago small Class C RV line up is the Ekko on the Ford Transit chassis. Popular small Class campers by Winnebago include the View/Navion on the Mercedes Chassis. Other models include: Chalet, Fuse, Minnie, Minnie Winnie, Outlook, Porto, Rialta, Via, Vita.
Thanks for reading! If you’re new to the RV lifestyle and want to learn more, check out our Beginners Guide to RVing.