Our Favorite Class B RVs for Van Life

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You’ve seen it on the covers of magazines. You’ve scrolled by beautiful images on social media. You’ve heard it discussed on your favorite outdoorsy podcasts. Van life has taken the RV community by storm while attracting a whole new generation of RVers.

Now, more than ever, the idea of seeing the country while living and traveling in an RV seems like a dream come true. For many young RVers, especially those with remote jobs, hitting the open road and taking your home with you is an appealing option worth exploring.

What is the best, most convenient RV for living out your dreams on the road? The Class B, of course! Smaller than the Class A and Class C, the Class B is the perfect choice for anyone wishing to live a more compact lifestyle.

Check out a few of our favorite Class B RVs for van life below.

Thor Tellaro

  • Length: 21’1”
  • Height: 9’5”
  • GVWR: 9,350 lbs.
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2

With all the features you love in a larger RV in a compact and easy-to-drive design, the Thor Tellaro will have you living van life in style. The no-hassle parking combined with safety features like electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes make the journey just as amazing as the destination every time.

Built on the RAM Promaster 3500 XT window van chassis, the Tellaro is a fuel-efficient RV that helps you save money on the road. Inside, the kitchen has everything you need to create culinary magic, including a two-burner gas cooktop and a pull-out countertop extension.

Shop the Thor Tellaro.

Winnebago Travato

  • Length: 21’
  • Height: 9’4”
  • GVWR: 9,350 lbs.
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2

Fun fact: the Winnebago Travato is the top-selling camper van in the country. Why? Because of its energy and fuel-efficient systems and streamlined features work together to keep RVers on the road longer. And let’s face it, being on the road is always the goal.

While downsizing is inevitably part of choosing van life, it doesn’t mean you have to get rid of everything. The Travato has under bed, roof, and bike rack storage to hold larger gear, overhead storage for books and smaller items, and RAMâ Tough-Trackä mounts for your electronics.

Shop the Winnebago Travato.

Jayco Swift

Jayco Swift
Jayco Swift (Image: Jayco)
  • Length: 20’11”
  • Height: 9’3”
  • GVWR: 9,350 lbs.
  • Sleep Capacity: 2

Looking for the Class B that has everything you need to get off the grid? Look no further than the Jayco Swift. Designed specifically for van life RVers that want to explore a big city one weekend and dry camp in a remote location the next, while being comfortable every mile along the way.

The Swift is engineered, thanks to JRIDE technology, to provide stability and precision when driving. From premium shocks to a balanced drive shaft, your on-the-road experience will always be out-of-this-world.

Shop the Jayco Swift.

Jayco Terrain

Jayco Terrain
Jayco Terrain (Image: Jayco)
  • Length: 19’7”
  • Height: 10’1”
  • GVWR: 9,050 lbs.
  • Sleep Capacity: 2

If you want a Class B with a bold look and features designed for adventure-seeking nomads, the Jayco Terrain is worth exploring. With the same JRIDE technology as the Swift RV, the Terrain packs a punch with adjustable shocks and a heavy-duty rear stabilizer bar.

The Terrain also uses the JAYCOMMAND Smart RV System, which streamlines your main operations and allows you to monitor and control onboard equipment from a central touchscreen. If you already have the world at your fingertips, it only makes sense to control your RV the same way.

Shop the Jayco Terrain.

Thor Sanctuary

  • Length: 19’8”
  • Height: 10’5”
  • GVWR: 9,050 lbs.
  • Sleep Capacity: 2

Vanlife may already be the breath of fresh air you’ve been looking for. But if you’re interested in taking the lifestyle to another level, consider the Thor Sanctuary. Surround yourself with nature without sacrificing any of the comforts you’re used to by investing in not just an RV, but a true sanctuary.

For maximum camper nirvana, open the sliding entryway to hear your environment through the convenient screen door. Then open the large side windows to provide the perfect vantage point to watch the sunset. If mother nature is being friendly, open the back doors for a true indoor/outdoor living experience.

Shop the Thor Sanctuary.

Airstream Interstate

  • Length: 24’6”
  • Height: 9’8”
  • GVWR: 11,030 lbs.
  • Sleep Capacity: 4

Speaking of taking experiences to another level, the Airstream Interstate (built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis) turns van life into a life of luxury. With space for at least seven passengers, the Interstate marries style and comfort for the ride of a lifetime. The biggest perk though? There’s a bathroom and a kitchen onboard.

Whether you’re going to the beach, a tailgating party, a concert, or a destination on your bucket list, the lounge of the Interstate elevates your in-transit entertainment. How? With two widescreen LED HD televisions — one in the front and another for riders in the back.

Shop the Airstream Interstate.

Is Van Life Worth It?

Summer RVing with Pet
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Absolutely! With the popularity of van life on the rise, more and more people are hitting the road full-time to see all the beautiful locations the country has to offer. If a new Class B isn’t in your budget, but you still want to join the van life movement, consider purchasing a used Class B.

To truly make it your own, consider partnering with Camping World’s Design Center. A Design Specialist will provide the tools, resources, and installations necessary to turn your interior design dream into reality.

The best part about purchasing a used Class B RV and using the Design Center? You can finance the cost of the renovations into the price of your RV for one, convenient payment. Just like van life, it’s a win-win.

Have you experienced van life? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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