Five of the Best Class B Motorhomes for 2018

Derrek Sigler
by Derrek Sigler
When comes to compact, go-anywhere motorhomes, the conversation starts and ends with the best Class B motorhomes. Here are five of our favorites for 2018.

Size doesn’t always matter, especially when it comes to motorhomes. The smallest motorhomes are the Class B variety, but that doesn’t mean they skimp on the things that make using one so great. Usually built on a van frame, class-B type motorhomes offer a great amount of mobility and flexibility that other motorhomes cannot due to size. You’ll still find plenty of comfort and luxury in any model in our list of five of the best Class B motorhomes for 2018.

2018 Airstream Tommy Bahama Interstate Grand Tour

Airstream is one of the more iconic brands in RVs, having built a strong following for many years. It partnered with Tommy Bahama to bring two brands together in a luxury motorhome – the Airstream Tommy Bahama Interstate Grand Tour. Built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 35000 Extended platform and powered by Mercedes’ 3.0L V6 turbo diesel motor, the Interstate Grand Tour starts out with an extremely well-appointed interior. Sleeping quarters are to the rear with a bath/shower, kitchen area and two extremely comfortable seats that swivel around to use as both driving seats and lounge chairs. Every detail has been addressed to make this the ultimate luxury ride for the adventurous minded explorer.

2018 Coachmen Crossfit 22D

Coachman builds the excellent Crossfit series on Ford’s Transit 350 van, a versatile and easy to maneuver platform. These vehicles run on the economic EcoBoost V6 engine that has excellent power and outstanding fuel economy. The Coachmen Crossfit 22D has two large convertible sleeper sofas in the rear for eating and sleeping. You’ll also find a wet bath with a sink and shower, condensed kitchen area and enough storage to fit your active lifestyle. The 148-inch wheelbase means you can go anywhere with the Crossfit, which is why it made our list of the best Class B motorhomes for 2018.

2018 Carado Axion Base

This RV is proof that good things do come in small packages. Using a Ram ProMaster 1500 van as a platform, the 2018 Carado Axion packs a lot into a small space. Convertible sleeper sofas work as both bed and lounges. The rear of the RV serves as the bath, and can be accessed directly through the rear doors. This is a nice feature if your outdoor activities involve getting dirty so you don’t have to track the dirt and mud through the whole camper. Powered by a 3.6L V6, this is an economic way to travel to your adventures.

2018 Hymer Aktiv 2.0

Hymer touts its RVs as being German engineered, European designed and American made. This leads to an RV built for adventure all over the world. Hymer uses a Ram ProMaster3500 as a base with the 3.6 Pentastar motor that provides plenty of power and the kind of fuel economy you’d expect. The interior of the 2018 Hymer Aktiv 2.0 is all European, with a king-size bed that has a 75% thicker mattress than the competition, to help you have the most comfortable night’s sleep you can get. The rest of the interior is fitted with soft composite leather. The kitchen includes a microwave, two-burner stove and more. You’ll find everything you need to get out and explore everything the great outdoors has in store for you in one of the best Class B motorhomes available in 2018.

2018 Roadtrek Simplicity SRT

Sometimes you have to take a moment to enjoy the simple things. That’s the basis for the 2018 Roadtrek Simplicity SRT, a Class-B motorhome designed to give you everything you need in a small, simple and affordable package. Built using a Ram ProMaster 2500 as a base, the Simplicity has sleeping for three, ample windows, a full kitchen, bath and more. The surprising thing you’ll find is just how much storage Roadtrek has managed to squeeze into the platform. The Simplicity uses the same Pentastar V6 you’ll find in other Ram chassis RVs, and with the shorter 19.7-foot length, fuel economy and maneuverability are outstanding.