Small Class C motorhomes are becoming increasingly popular because they offer more fuel-efficiency, smaller price tag at the dealership and are easier to drive with their smaller size. However, just because campers are giving up space for the above listed conveniences, they are not giving up features and comfort.
What is a Class C?
Class C motorhomes are built on a sprinter van or truck chassis. They are larger than a Class B camper van but much easier to maneuver than the bus-like Class A motorhome. The larger interior space gives it the ability to offer a master bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining/living space and an over cab bunk.
There are several RV manufacturers that build Class C motorhomes, so there is a always a wide variety of floorplans and models available to fulfill every camper's unique needs, lifestyle and budget. But with so many options, it can become overwhelming. We'll break down some of the most popular brands and floorplans to help you figure out the right option for you in this blog post.
Smaller Class C motorhomes range in size from 23- to 30-feet in length. These smaller models are more affordable and easier to drive and park than larger RVs. And they are still packed with the amenities and features RVers desire, so you won't feel like you are giving up much choosing a smaller size.
The 6 Best Small Class C RVs
- Forest River Forester MBS 2401W
- Winnebago Vita 24F
- Coachmen Freelander 22XG
- Jayco Greyhawk 27U
- Tiffin Wayfarer 25RW
- Winnebago Minnie Winnie 25B
Class C RVs Between 20 and 25 Feet
Forest River Forester MBS 2401W
The Forester offers upscale features and well-appointed décor that makes this RV comfortable and inviting. It is 24’11” in length and is built on a Mercedes Benz chassis. It can sleep four to five people, which is perfect for families.
When first entering the RV, you'll face the large u-shaped dinette across from the kitchen area. There is an over-the-cab bunk for sleeping or extra storage space if needed.
The master bedroom is located at the back of the RV and has a queen bed and a nightstand to hold essentials. The full bathroom has a standup shower and a medicine cabinet to hold toiletries and medications.
The Forester is constructed with 1.5-inch aluminum framed laminate sidewalls, fiberglass roof and running boards. The block foam insulation helps maintain the interior temperature of the RV.
Winnebago Vita 24F
The Vita offers innovative features and technology for the solo camper, couples or families. The common area has a dinette, full kitchen, storage space and an upper bunk area for the kids or guests. There is a bed alcove that has a 50-inch x 80-inch bed, so there is a small amount of privacy for couples to wind down at the end of the day.
Other features include a small stand up shower in the bathroom and a sink on the outside, making it easy for multiple people to get ready for the day.
The 32-inch HDTV with an amplified digital HDTV antenna provides evening entertainment after a long day of hiking. Plus, there are 12-volt power outlets and USB chargers throughout the Vita making it easy to use appliances or charge phones. And with the systems monitor panel, it makes keeping track of your RV’s water and power systems easy and convenient. Plus, LED lighting throughout the interior ensures long bulb life on camping trips.
The Vita is built on a Mercedes Benz sprinter chassis and sleeps up to four people. It is 24-feet, 5-inches in length making it a smaller Class C, but the floorplan still allows for a spacious feel.
Coachmen Freelander 22XG
The Freelander is a Class C motorhome that both novice and experienced RVers will quickly appreciate. It is 24-feet, 3-inches in length, sleeps up to five and is built on a 350-Ford chassis.
The Coachmen Freelander’s floorplan has an over cab bunk, j-lounge dinette with a pullout auxiliary seat, storage space and a queen-sized Murphy bed. When the bed is put away, the space can be used as storage.
The kitchen includes everything one would have at home including a 10 cubic-foot, 12-volt stainless-steel double door refrigerator, residential-size microwave oven, recessed three-burner cooktop with cover and more. The cabinets have hardwood door and drawer fronts providing campers a luxury stylish kitchen and everything they need to whip up favorite campsite meals.
Class C RVs Between 25 and 30 Feet
Jayco Greyhawk 27U
The Greyhawk Class C RV makes traveling to a new place just as exciting as the destination. It is 29-feet, 11-inches in length and is built on a Ford E-450 chassis. It sleeps up to five people comfortably.
Its spacious interior gives it the ability to have a full kitchen, dinette, over-head bunk with added 24-inch TV, extra sofa and private bedroom. The bedroom features a walk-around king bed with a small nightstand on each side and two large wardrobe spaces. The full bathroom has a stand-up shower and overhead cabinet space above the sink.
This Class C also includes luxury items like high intensity recessed LED lighting, interior command center, vinyl flooring and 84-inch ceiling height are some of the things that make this Jayco a favorite at the campsite.
The Greyhawk also has a well appointed kitchen with appliances such as a Furrion all-in-one cooktop and stove, double door refrigerator and a deep, undermount sinks and subway tile backsplash, which makes cooking at the campsite easy and stylish.
Tiffin Wayfarer 25W
The Wayfarer was designed with the glamper in mind. For campers who still want somewhere luxurious to stay, no matter where they are. To the left of the entry door, there is the kitchen area with a microwave, stovetop, fridge, sink and overhead cabinets, plus a small slide-out pantry for extra storage.
Across the way is a dinette that can flip into extra sleeping space at night. Over the cab there is a bunk or optional entertainment center area with a TV and a skylight.
The back houses a queen-sized sofa Murphy bed. During the day, the bed can be put away and a sofa appears that faces the 32” TV. The full bathroom includes a stand up shower and cabinets.
This motorhome is built on a Mercedes sprinter chassis and is 25-feet, 7-inches in length. It can sleep four to five people, so it is ideal for small families or couples. And with Tiffin's signature paint system for a flawless finish and updated fenders and lights, plus with reduced noise and increased steering wheel adjustability for drivers with different heights. The dashboard also houses the Mercedes Benz touchscreen User Experience multi-media system for easy to access navigation, entertainment and hands-free phone use.
This modern and well-appointed luxury Class C will give campers the feeling they are vacationing in their own private suite.
Winnebago Minnie Winnie 25B
Take advantage of everything the Minnie Winnie has to offer the short-term camper. This 26-foot, 4-inch long motorhome sleeps up to six people and is built on a Ford E450 chassis.
Take the whole family and friends on an adventure in the Minnie Winnie. Campers won't be disappointed with the expansive floorplan that features a queen bed, full bathroom and kitchen with double door refrigerator and expansive pantry, wardrobe space, a dinette that transforms into a bed, an additional sofa/bed, overhead bunk, power awning and more.
Built using premium high-gloss fiberglass skin and a molded front cap, it comes with a 20,000 BTU furnace and a Coleman-Mach 15 A/C. It runs on a 55-amp converter and includes a 6-gallon LP water heater with electronic ignition. And it comes with power to spare including a second coach battery and 1,000 Watt inverter.
Arrive safely to your destination with now standard technology such as rearview monitoring system for the driver and features like auto headlight control, traction control, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warnings, forward collision warning and much more.
It is a great RV to make many family memories that will last a lifetime.
There is a wide variety of small Class C RVs out there to fit every camper’s lifestyle and we hope this helped narrow it down for you.
Still not sure if it’s the RV for you? Find out in our article Is a Class C Motorhome Right For You.
If you are still trying to decide which motorhome is a good fit for you, check out our blog Which Type of Motorhome is Right for You: Class A, C or B.