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Small Class C RVs – List of Best Class C RV Manufacturers


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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. Whether you’re shopping for your first motorhome or looking for a change, here are some small Class C RVs under 25 feet to check out.

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

Airstream

Airstream Atlas Small Class C motorhome
Photo Credit: www.airstream.com

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 considered a luxury small Class C motorhome built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis. This touring coach is 24 feet long, has one floor plan, seats four and sleeps two on the power slide out Murphy bed.

Price: MSRP starting at $312,900

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

Chinook RV

Chinook RV Summit Small Class C RV
Photo Credit: chinookrv.com

Based in Elkhart, Indiana. Chinook RV is known for their Class B motorhomes and started manufacturing the small Class C motorhome on the Mercedes Sprinter and Ford Transit chassis. The Chinook Summit built on the Sprinter chassis has an exterior length of 23’9″ where as the Chinnok Maverick built on the Transit chassis has an exterior length of 24’5″.

Price: MSRP starting at $234,831

Website: https://www.chinookrv.com/

Coach House

Coach House Platinum Small Class C RV
Photo Credit: coachhouserv.com

Based in Nokomis, Florida. The Coach House Platinum series is a one piece fiberglass body on three cutaway chassis options: Ford E-450, Mercedes Sprinter 3500, Ford Transit 350. Unlike many of the small RV manufacturer listed here, Coach House sells factory direct to consumers.

Price: MRSP n/a

Website: https://www.coachhouserv.com

Coachmen RV

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Photo Credit: coachmenrv.com

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, Leprechaun Orion. Newer models include the Cross Trail (previously Cross Trek) and the Prism.

The Coachmen Cross Trail on the Ford Transit chassis has an exterior length of 24’3″ and the Coachmen Prism on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis has an exterior length of 24’11”.

Price: MSRP starting at $123,206

Website: http://www.coachmenrv.com

Dynamax

Dynamax Isata 3 Class C RV under 25 feet
Photo Credit: dynamaxcorp.com

Based in Elkhart, Indiana. Dynamax (a division of Forest River Inc.) manufacturers the Isata 3 on the Merceds Sprinter chassis with an exterior length of 24’7″. The Isata 3 has three layout options to maximize space inside this small diesel Class C motorhome.

Price: MSRP starting at $193,128

Website: http://www.dynamaxcorp.com/

Fleetwood RV, a division of REV Group

Based in Decatur, Indiana. , Fleetwood has been manufacturing RVs since the 1950s. If you’re in the market for a used small Class C RV, search for the Fleetwood Jamboree, Fleetwood Tioga, or Fleetwood Pulse.

Fleetwood also introduced the Insight in 2024, a diesel Class C motorhome that measures 25’6″ and is built on the Mercedes Sprinter 3500 chassis.

Price: Insight MSRP starting at $218,175.00. Other models vary depending on used RV market

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

Forest River RV

Forest River Sunseeker TS Ford Transit Small Class C RV
Photo Credit: forestriverinc.com

Based in Elkhart, Indiana. Forest River makes the Forester series and Sunseeker series on the Chevy, Ford and Mercedes chassis. You can also look for the Forest River Lexington model on the used Class C RV market.

Sunseeker TS is built on the Ford Transit chassis with an exterior length of 25’6″ and the Sunseeker MBS is built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis with an exterior length of 25’5″.

Price: MRSP n/a

Website: https://www.forestriverinc.com

Grand Design Lineage

Based in Middlebury, Indiana. Grand Design is a well-established manufacturer of towable RVs. In the summer of 2024, the company plans to release the Grand Design Lineage, a 26′ Class C motorhome on the Mercedes Benz 4500 Sprinter chassis.

Price: MSRP n/a

Website: https://www.granddesignrv.com/motorized/lineage

Gulf Stream Coach

Based in Nappanee, Indiana. Gulf Stream Coach is an independent family owned business that has been manufacturer RVs since 1983. The BT Cruiser is built on the Ford E350 chassis and comes in a few layouts under 25 feet. The most popular and smallest Class C RV in the line up is this BT Cruiser 5210.

Price: MSRP starting at $150,284

Website: https://www.gulfstreamcoach.com/

Jayco

Jayco Granite Ford Transit Small Class C RV
Photo Credit: Jayco.com

Based in Middlebury, Indiana. The Melbourne and Granite 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.

Jayco Melbourne is built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis with an exterior length of 22’2″and sleeps up to 5 depending on layout and options. Jayco Granite is built on the Ford Transit chassis with an exterior length of 22’11” and sleeps up to 2.

Price: MSRP starting at $164,093

Website: https://www.jayco.com/products/class-c-motorhomes

Lazy Daze

best class c rv manufacturers

Based in Montclair, California. Lazy Daze manufactured Class C RVs from 1956 to 2022. This RV manufacturer sold direct to customer with a loyal customer base and when we visited their factory, 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.

Price: varies depending on used RV market

Website: This small Class C motorhome manufacturer no longer has a website, but you can find information by checking out the Lazy Daze Owners’ Group.

Leisure Travel Vans

Based in Winkler, Canada. Leisure Travel Vans specializes in small Class C motorhomes. The LTV Wonder is built on the Ford Transit chassis with an exterior length of 24’9″. The LTV Unity is built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis with an exterior length of 25’1″. Both of these models are available in several floor plans, some of which can sleep up to four people.

We had the opportunity to test out the LTV Wonder on the Ford Transit chassis a few years ago and you can watch our LTV video series to get an idea of what it’s like to live out of this small Class C RV.

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.

Price: MSRP starting at $187,620

Website: https://leisurevans.com

Pleasure-Way Industries

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Photo Credit: PleasureWay.com

Based in Saskaoon, SK, Canada. Pleasure-Way has brought back the Plateau XLTS built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis. This small class C motorhome is equipped with 600 Amp hours of lithium batteries, features a dry bath and has an exterior length of 22’9″.

Price: MSRP starting at $217,750

Website: https://pleasureway.com

Phoenix USA RV

Phoenix TRX Class C RV
Photo Credit: phoenixusarv.com

Based in Elkhart, Indiana. Phoenix USA RV started out as a Class B RV manufacturer and expanded to small Class C RVs. You can find several used and new models under 25 feet including the Phoenix Cruiser and Phoenix TRX.

Price: MSRP n/a

Website: https://www.phoenixusarv.com

Regency RV

Based in Fort Worth, Texas. Regency RV used to manufacture the Ultra Brougham and Ultra Continental built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis that were available in several layouts including a Murphy bed on a slide. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October 2023.

Price: varies depending on used RV market

Website: n/a

Renegade RV

Renegade RV Vienna Class C RV
Photo Credit: renegaderv.com

Based in Bristol, Indiana. Renegade RV (a division of REV Group) is well known for their Super C motorhomes, but they also manufacture small Class C motorhomes including the Vienna and Villagio on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis.

Price: MSRP n/a

Website: https://www.renegaderv.com

Thor Industries

Based in Elkhart, Indiana. Thor Industries is a large RV manufacturer with several small RVs to choose from. Models include: Chateau, Compass, Four Winds, Gemini and Quantum.

Price: MSRP starting at $129,750

Website: https://www.thormotorcoach.com/

Tiffin Motorhomes

Based in Red Bay, Alabama. Tiffin Motorhomes is a luxury Class A motorhome manufacturer that entered the small Class C RV market. The Tiffin Midas is built on the Ford Transit chassis with an exterior length of 25’4″ and sleeps two. The Tiffin Wayfarer is built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis with an exterior length of 25’8″ and sleeps up to four people depending on the floor plan.

Price: MSRP n/a

Website: https://tiffinmotorhomes.com

Wingamm Fiberglass RVs

Based in Verona, Italy. Wingamm International is the manufacturer of the Wingamm Oasi 540 small Class C RV. This camper sleeps four, seats four and measures 17 feet and 9 inches in length. W Motorhome has plans to sell this European Class C RV in the United States.

Price: MSRP n/a

Website: https://www.wingamm.com/us/

Winnebago Industries, Inc.

Winnebago EKKO AWD Ford Transit Small Class C RV

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 with an exterior length of 23′ and the Ekko on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis with an exterior length of 24’6″

Other small Class C motorhomes by Winnebago include the View, Navion, Chalet, Fuse, Minnie, Minnie Winnie, Outlook, Porto, Rialta, Spirit, Via, Vita.

Price: MSRP n/a

Website: https://winnebago.com

Small Class C Alternative

Alternatives to a small Class C RVs include:

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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