Small RVs are a versatile and more compact alternative to large motorhomes and offer increased maneuverability, often without sacrificing comfort and features.
Many factors affect the cost of small RVs, including length, brand, and sleeping capacity. Optional extras can also drive up the price.
Let’s look at some examples of small RVs and how much they cost.
1. Jayco Greyhawk 27U
The Jayco Greyhawk 27U is a popular Class C motorhome built on a sturdy Ford E450 chassis.
While still considered a small RV, the Greyhawk measures 29′ 11″ in length and can comfortably sleep up to 5 people.
Although you’ll be paying around $100 000 for this small RV, its high-quality construction and many features make it worth every penny.
The Jayco Greyhawk 27U has a spacious layout, with a full kitchen, dinette, and extra sofa. As well as an overhead bunk for sleeping or extra storage, there’s a private master bedroom with a king-sized bed and ample wardrobe storage.
If you want all the comforts of home in your RV, the Greyhawk will deliver. The stylish kitchen features a Furrion all-in-one cooktop/stove and subway tile backsplash, and the recessed LED lighting makes for a cozy living space.
2. Tiffin Wayfarer 25W
The Tiffin Wayfarer 25W is another Class C RV that provides luxury living while on the road.
The Wayfarer is built on a Mercedes Benz chassis and measures 25′ 7″. This small RV sleeps 4 to 5 people, making it ideal for couples or small families.
At around $130,000, the Tiffin Wayfarer 25W is one of the most expensive small RVs on our list and has everything you’ll want if you’re looking for a true ‘glamping’ experience.
The ample kitchen has everything you’d expect from an RV at this price point, including a stove, microwave, and a neat pull-out pantry. There’s plenty of room for families to stretch out, with a sleeping bunk above the cab, a dinette, and a queen-size Murphy bed that converts to a sofa.
The luxury feel extends to the entertainment options, including a 32″ TV in the main living area and a smaller TV in the sleeping bunk.
3. Coachmen Freelander 22XG
You’ll pay around $70,000 for the Coachmen Freelander, making it a much more affordable small RV than some of the others on our list.
Built on a 350 Ford chassis and measuring 24′ 3″ in length, this Class C motorhome is spacious enough to sleep up to 5 people.
The Freelander has a well-designed living area, featuring an over-cab bunk, a queen-size Murphy bed, and an extra pull-out seat in the dinette area.
Although this small RV costs a lot less than some of its competitors, it still has a large, well-appointed kitchen.
There’s a 3 burner stove, microwave, and a large fridge, as well as sturdy, hardwood cabinets.
4. Forest River Forester MBS 2401W
The Forest River Forester is a comfortable, inviting Class C RV built on a Mercedes Benz chassis.
The Forester MBS has a great kitchen, with a U-shaped dinette that means cooking and enjoying a meal will never feel cramped.
Like most Class C motorhomes, the Forester has a sleeping bunk above the cab that can also be used for extra storage. There’s also a master bedroom at the back of the vehicle with a queen-size bed, which feels private and separate from the living area.
The Forester also features a bathroom with a stand-up shower and a medicine cabinet. The RV itself is constructed using 1.5″ aluminum framed laminate walls and a fiberglass roof.
Block foam insulation means that it’s easy to maintain a steady temperature in the vehicle year-round.
You can expect to pay around $100,000 for this well-constructed small RV.
5. Winnebago Vita 24F
Measuring 24′ 5″, the Winnebago Vita is one of the smaller Class C RVs on our list, but it still manages to feel spacious.
You’ll pay around $95,000 for a Winnebago Vita, which is packed with innovative features such as a central control panel, LED lights, and a 32″ HDTV with an amplified digital antenna.
There are also plenty of 12-volt power outlets and USB chargers for all your devices.
As well as a small bathroom, the Vita has a large and private bed alcove at the rear of the vehicle and an overhead bunk that kids will love!
6. Winnebago Revel
Another Winnebago on our list is the hugely popular Revel, which will take you just about anywhere you want to go!
The Winnebago Revel is a compact Class B RV that will sleep 3 people but is better suited to couples. There’s a small kitchen, an all-in-one wet bath and gear closet, and a full-sized power lift bed that provides huge amounts of storage underneath.
The Revel is built on a sturdy 4×4 Mercedes Benz chassis, with a powerful 3-liter turbo Diesel engine under the hood.
If you’re looking for adventure and don’t mind the $130,000 price-tag, the Revel could be the small RV for you.
7. Pleasure way Tofino
Easily the most affordable small RV on our list, the Class B Pleasure way Tofino sleeps 4 people and can cost as little as $58,000.
The Tofino has seating for 4 people, a fold-down bed, and a pop-top that sleeps not only 2 people but also creates extra headroom. This affordable small RV is perfect for small families that aren’t looking for too much luxury.
Although the Tofino has limited features, it does come with a 1 burner stove, LED lighting, and solar options.
The main drawback for some people would be that the Tofino doesn’t have a bathroom, but this does mean that there’s more living space in the RV.
8. Roadtrek Zion
The Roadtrek Zion might be the perfect small RV for couples who want a sleek, versatile RV with plenty of features.
Plus, it doesn’t cost a fortune: You can buy a Zion for around $85,000.
The Zion is built on a solid Dodge Promaster chassis. This Class B RV has a spacious open floorplan that allows space for all the gear you’ll ever need to be stored in the center aisle.
This small RV provides excellent value for money, with its bathroom, large sofa-bed, and elegantly designed galley kitchen. It also comes with a retractable power awning and 330 watts of solar, making it an excellent option for off-grid camping.
9. Hymer Aktiv 2.0
Although Erwin Hymer Group North America closed its doors in 2019, there are plenty of used models available, usually around $100,000.
The Hymer Aktiv 2.0 is another Class B motorhome with a Dodge Promaster chassis, which means that this small RV has a great turning radius and handles smoothly.
People love the Hymer Aktiv for its quality materials and intelligent design. There’s a small dinette with a foldaway table at the front of the vehicle and a king-size bed at the rear that converts into a comfortable sofa.
A wet bath and kitchen round out this small RV that can sleep up to 4.
10. Airstream Interstate 19
Airstream Interstate 19 is one of the most popular Class B motorhomes on the market.
Although the Interstate is compact – measuring only 19′ – it packs enough features to make it a great option for couples who want to cruise in luxury. Plus, it’s small enough to fit in a standard parking space!
The Interstate 19 has a small wet bath and kitchen, and the super-efficient Truma furnace and water heater mean you’ll never have to worry about the shower going cold.
This small RV sleeps 2 people very comfortably and costs around $120,000, making it quite an expensive option. However, the design and features make it well worth the price-tag if you can afford it.
What’s the Difference Between Class B and Class C RVs?
Small RVs can be classified as either Class B or Class C, and both differ from the large Class A motorhomes that we’re all familiar with.
Here are the main differences between Class B and Class C RVs:
Class B RVs
Class B RVs are vans that have been converted to be lived in.
Although they aren’t as spacious as other motorhome types, they’re usually very well designed and can actually feel quite roomy.
Class B RVs are perfect for couples and small families that don’t mind living in close-quarters.
The main advantage to owning a Class B motorhome is its size and maneuverability. You’ll be able to travel more widely in Class B than in a larger motorhome, and parking in a driveway or on the street won’t be a problem.
Class C RVs
Class C RVs have been built onto a van or truck chassis and feature an overhang over the cab.
This overhang provides extra space that is usually utilized as a sleeping bunk.
These motorhomes usually feature a spacious interior with dinette tables, couches, and large kitchens. Often, Class C RVs will have motorized extensions that add even more living space.
There’s usually a dry bath and a separate bedroom, making this kind of small RV perfect for those who want more options for privacy in their motorhome.
Morten is the founder of GoDownsize. He has filmed and interviewed people living in tiny houses and RVs since 2011. He grew up on the coast where his dad took him boating from a young age. He has completely rebuilt two RVs in which he travels with his family for months at the time. Read more about Morten here.