With so many Canadian families discovering the “good life” that comes with the RV vacation alternative, the RV Lifestyle Magazine Road Test Teams have compiled this array of energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and easy handling recreational vehicles.
Coachmen Cross Trek 20XG
The convenient sized Coachmen Cross Trek 20XG features unique content not found on similar sized motorhomes. Incredible pass through storage, solar capabilities, and increased Coach battery capacities are a few of the features that make this unit ideal for any adventure. Extra-large kitchen and refrigerator, dedicated dining, and full bath amenities make this an incredible option for the compact RV. This unit is designed and built to be ecofriendly with the great gas mileage provided by the ford transit and no generator on board. All functions in the coach, including air conditioning, can be run off battery power.
Coachmen Freelander 22XG
MSRP: $78,271 USD.
The Coachmen Freelander 22XG has a multi-functional bedroom and cargo bay area with a 3’ by 5’ rear entry door. Sleeping is comfortable in a residential sized 60” by 80” Queen murphy bed. Food stays cold with a 10 cu. ft. refrigerator that can be enjoyed in a multi-use 5-in-1 sofa/dinette combo. Popular options include: child safety net & ladder, molded fiberglass front cap, touch screen radio & back-up monitor, and swivel seats for driver and passenger.
Coachmen Leprechaun 230FS
MSRP: $86,565 USD.
The Leprechaun 230FS has a full wall-slide including a wraparound dinette and bed. You’ll feel at home with a large and deep double door wardrobe with three drawers and a residential queen bed. Popular options include: upgraded mattress, slideout awning, child safety net & ladder, molded fiberglass front cap, touch screen radio & back-up monitor, and swivel seats for driver and passenger.
Coachmen Leprechaun 298KB
MSRP: $102,950 USD.
Coachmen’s Leprechaun 298KB features a taste of home away on the road. There’s room to spread out on a 72” by 80” King bed and a larger bathroom design. You’ll also find a larger bedroom wardrobe with double doors and washer/dryer prep. Popular options include: comfort & convenience package, molded fiberglass front cap, dual recliners,
driver & passenger swivel seat, 15K BTU A/C with heat pump, heated holding tanks and an auto leveling system.
Coachmen Prism Elite 24EE
MSRP: $140,500 USD.
The Coachmen Prism Elite 24EE provides the traveling RVer with an incredible option. Focused on providing the Mercedes Benz Sprinter customer incredible content with an incredible value. These features include abundant CCC, large interior and exterior storage, and 68 LBs of Propane. The exterior includes a one-piece fiberglass cap and curved transition walls along with full body paint that gives the Prism Elite a very automotive finish. The interior floorplan provides privacy with a hard-sliding door to separate sleeping from living areas. Two interior closets and an additional hutch provide the ample kitchen counter space and cu ft of storage making this one of the most practical small Class Cs.
Jayco Melbourne 24K
MSRP: $122,168 USD.
Jayco’s Melbourne 24K built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis comes with a two-year warranty, one-piece seamless front cap, rear back-up camera, third brake light, frameless windows, exclusive easy operation, leg-less dinette and a 750-lb overhead bunk capacity. Popular options include hydraulic leveling jacks, 3.2w diesel generator and sun-fold windshield shade.
Jayco Redhawk 31F
MSRP: $100,943 USD.
The Jayco Redhawk is a 32’6” Class C with a seamless one-piece front cap, 750-lb overhead bunk capacity, two-year warranty, rear back-up camera, third brake light, soundstream infotainment dash radio with GPS and CD/DVD player. Most popular options include automatic hydraulic leveling jacks, theatre seating and bedroom TV.
Jayco Seneca 37L
MSRP: $264,300 USD.
Seneca 37L comes with a two-year warranty, one-piece fiberglass cap with automotive banded windshield, set of bunks, electric patio awning with LED light strip, fireplace with 50” TV, residential refrigerator and convection microwave. A combination washer/dryer, power theatre seating, and freestanding table and chairs are popular options for this unit.
Leisure Travel Vans Unity U24MB
MSRP: $173,309 CAD.
The U24MB is the Unity’s flagship floorplan, and with its spacious interior it’s easy to see why. Featuring the optional patented Leisure Lounge Plus, a larger than queen-size 68” × 76” murphy bed, a pop-up 40” Smart LED TV, curved European cabinetry throughout, and a washroom to make any Class A envious, the U24MB is one big “little” motorhome.
Leisure Travel Vans Unity U24RL
MSRP: $170,300 CAD.
The Unity Rear Lounge represents a decade of product innovations and sets the stage for the next generation of the Unity. Built on the all-new Sprinter Cab Chassis, the U24RL features a first-of-its-kind innovative layout with two separate living area, Murphy bed, completely redesigned modern interior, and a host of new technology including the all-new “Dometic Interact Multiplex system.”
Leisure Travel Vans Wonder W24FTB
MSRP: $151,060 CAD.
Bringing a new level of comfort and convenience to the open road, the all-new Wonder Front Twin Bed features a wide-open layout, spacious galley and lavatory, and twin beds that form into a bed wider than a residential Queen bed. The modern interior combines style and function, offering an abundance of interior and exterior storage for all of your travel necessities.
Leisure Travel Vans Wonder W24RTB
MSRP: $158,340 CAD.
A revolutionary new floorplan featuring an exterior garage with bicycle storage, rear twin beds, an innovative three-piece dry bathroom, and the largest galley offered in the Leisure Travel Vans lineup. North America’s first exterior pass-through garage storage. Centralized touch screen display controls everything from lighting, heating/cooling, monitoring system and more.
Nexus RV Phantom 31P
Known in the industry for exclusive manufacturing philosophies, Nexus RV’s feature high strength low alloy 20-gauge steel framing, Azdel substrates, seamless fiberglass roofs and residential galvanized A/C ducting, they are quality built to last. The 31P offers overhead sleeping, a euro-recliner, booth dinette and jackknife sofa. The passenger side has a great kitchen equipped with a full pantry. No slides on the passenger side allows for a large awning for relaxing under. It also features great exterior storage with a large passthrough in the rear. Four-colour full body paint and automatic levelling jacks are popular options for this Class C that is powered by a 305 HP V10 gas engine.
Nexus RV Wraith 35
The company’s strong foundation of high strength low alloy 20-gauge steel framing has earned Nexus RV the reputation in the industry for exclusive manufacturing philosophies. Using Azdel substrates and seamless fiberglass roofs they are quality built to last. The 35 Wraith is the largest of the floorplans built on the International Durastar diesel truck chassis with an additional three floorplans to choose from. Featuring a jackknife sofa and flip-up bunk combo giving the versatility of a seating area along with a dual sleeping option. Offers the comfort and convenience of a Class C powered by a 300 HP Cummins engine.
Pleasure-Way Plateau XLTS
The Plateau XLTS wide body features a rear power sofa that easily converts into a very comfortable 74” X 74” memory foam bed. The rear living areas includes three large windows providing panoramic views that add to the bright and spacious feel inside. A generous full-size bathroom with separate shower and flip up front work stations provide both versatility and comfort. Standard equipment on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter based chassis XLTS includes 200Ah lithium Ion auxiliary batteries, 2000W inverter, on-demand water heater and dual 7-inch touchscreen control panels.
Thor Motor Coach Four Winds 27R
MSRP: $109,050 USD.
The Four Winds 27R features Full-wall Slideout, Electric Stabilizing, Power Driver’s Seat, Leatherette Jack-knife Sofa, Dream Dinette, 40” LED TV, Winegard® ConnecTTM 2.0 4G LTE Router & WiFi Extender, King Size Bed, Full Bath with Shower, Cab-over Sleeping Bunk, Fully-equipped Kitchen, Onan® RV QG 4000 Gas Generator, Solar Charging Prep, 6-gallon DSI Gas/Electric Water Heater, Power Patio Awning, 30,000 BTU LP Furnace, 13,500 BTU Roof Air Conditioner, Exterior LP Connection, Touch-Screen Dash Radio w/Back-up Monitor and Integrated Camera, Sleeping Capacity: 7, Seat Belt Positions: 6
Thor Motor Coach Quantum
Approx. Price: $112,575 (USD)
The Quantum line is priced to fit anyone’s budget. From families buying their first unit to full-timers looking for a roaming dream home. The RW28 sleeps up to seven people, features high-gloss cabinetry and solid surface countertops in the well-equipped kitchen. Included as options is an electric stabilizing system, cab-over child safety net, 32” LED TV in bedroom, single child safety tether in dinette, holding tanks with heat pads, full-body paint packages, and a convection microwave oven. The Quantum is 30’ long, has a GVWR of 12,500 lbs., with two slides. Power is supplied by a 6.8L Triton V10 producing 310hp.
Winnebago View 24D
MSRP: $208,704.62 CAD.
Showcasing boundless freedom combined with upscale comfort, the View® is designed to create memories that last lifetimes. With luxurious details and features throughout, the View’s industry-leading amenities promise an unparalleled Class C experience. With the new, dependable diesel-powered Sprinter chassis, you can stay in control, even off-grid. Options include dual-pane acrylic windows, full-body paint options, automatic front and rear hydraulic leveling jacks and lithium ion smart batteries.
Winnebago Vita 24P
MSRP: $163,451.29 CAD.
The innovation that created the RV category continues to lead by example with the best-in-class Vita™. This budget-friendly Class C coach is large and spacious inside, while still allowing for freedom of travel with a compact and easy-driving package that’s perfect for solo adventurers and families alike.
Winnebago Minnie Winnie 31H
MSRP: $119,061 USD.
Choose your own adventure – the Minnie Winnie® is ready. With five floorplans to choose from, Winnebago’s industry-leading innovation meets your own creativity in this Class C model. Inside, there’s plenty of space for your family and gear so you can get outdoors and bring all the creature comforts of home with you. The Minnie Winnie offers many standard features, including: 32-inch HDTV, Radio/Rearview monitor system with integrated 6.2” touchscreen monitor, Corian® countertops, powered patio awning with LED lights, hydraulic leveling jacks, large, double door refrigerator/freezer, bunk beds, 24-inch HDTV in the bedroom, running boards and child seat tether anchor.