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: $188,649 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: $185,770 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: $153,140 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: $160,420 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 24P
MSRP $93,308 USD
The NeXus RV Phantom 24P is a 25’ Class C motorhome built on a Ford E350 chassis with 158” wheelbase, and 7.3 litre / V8 rated at 430 h.p. Phantom by NeXus is the only Class C motorhome built using a full steel cage for structure, walk on fiberglass roof, heated holding tanks, galvanized residential air conditioner ducting and featuring Azdel composite instead of wood on both the interior and exterior of the roof and walls. The 2021 Phantom has an all-new look both inside and out. Frameless windows and optional full body paint highlight the exterior while all new furniture, window treatments, and dinette styling complete the upgraded look inside yet at a competitive price. Most popular options include roof ladder, aluminum running boards, electric stabilizer jacks, oven, side view camera.
Nexus RV Rebel 30R
MSRP: $217,386 USD
Riding on an International CV chassis with a 6.6L diesel engine developing 350 HP, Rebel by NeXus is the only Super C motorhome built using a full steel cage for structure, walk on fiberglass roof, heated holding tanks, galvanized residential air conditioner ducting and featuring Azdel composite instead of wood on both the interior and exterior of the roof and walls. Rebel is offered on the International CV Chassis. The 350 HP Duramax engine and Allison transmission provide 15,000 lbs. of towing capacity with 22,000 GVWR rating, 2,500 lbs. more than our competition. The forward tilt hood makes servicing a breeze and the on-demand 4×4 provides peace of mind. Most popular options include: 100-watt solar panel, Theatre seating, Oven, Mobileye collision avoidance system.
Nexus RV Viper 27V
MSRP: $122,293 USD
The Viper 27V rides on a Ford F450 chassis powered by a 7.3L V8 gasoline engine developing 430 HP. Viper by NeXus is the only Class B+ motorhome built using a full steel cage for structure, walk on fiberglass roof, heated holding tanks, galvanized residential air conditioner ducting and featuring Azdel composite instead of wood on both the interior and exterior of the roof and walls. The 2021 Viper has an all-new look both inside and out. Frameless windows and standard full body paint highlight the exterior while all new furniture, window treatments, and dinette styling complete the upgraded look inside yet at a competitive price. Most popular options include: Theatre seating, Side view camera, Swivel driver and passenger seat, Mobileye collision avoidance.
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 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 – BASE – NOT INCLUDING PDI, FREIGHT, OR TAXES, $ 222,067 CDN.
A 25’5” Class C motorhome with a convenient slide-out section, built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, this unit features a 3.0L turbo-diesel engine producing 188 hp. The View® includes luxurious details and features throughout, the View’s industry-leading amenities promise an unparalleled Class C experience. Most popular options include hydraulic leveling jacks with automatic controls, dual pane acrylic windows, dual recliners with table, theater seating with swivel tables, an entertainment system with blu-ray disc player and Bluetooth sound bar, Lithium-ion smart batteries, and a 3,200-watt Cummins Onan diesel generator
Winnebago Ekko 22A
MSRP: $210,273 CAD
Ford AWD Tranist with 156” wheelbase, powered by an EcoBoost 3.5L V6 gas engine developing 310-HP. The all-new Winnebago® EKKO™ combines the efficiency of a camper van, the added capacity of a Class C coach, and the enhanced capability of AWD to create not just a new model, but an entirely new type of RV. Popular standard features: AWD, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, standard lithium-ion battery, dinette seating w/3-point seatbelts, heated gear garage w/L-track cargo tie down system, 110V/12V charging ports and LED lighting, Truma Vario heat, adjustable/removable table/counter extension/workstation.
Winnebago Minnie Winnie 31K
MSRP: $166,739 USD
Choose your own adventure – the Minnie Winnie® is ready. With six floorplans to choose from, Winnebago’s industry-leading innovation meets your own creativity in this Class C model. The Minnie Winnie 31K rides on a Ford E450 Chassis with 220’ wheelbase and a 7.3L V8 gasoline engine. 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. Most popular options: Hydraulic leveling jacks, swivel cab seats, dual-glazed, thermo-insulated windows, sofa sleeper, and theater seating.