There is nothing better than exploring a remote region, or well-known National Park, and hitting the trails. And while many of us enjoy tent life, an RV can provide comfortable, sturdy shelter from the elements, and perhaps most of all, a clean toilet and shower! When our family traveled across the country in our RV, we found having access to our own toilet was a great relief, especially for those late-night restroom trips.
But if you’re concerned about vehicle size, your personal driving comfort, or if you want to minimize your impact without reducing comfort- then a Class B RV is a great way to go. Class B RVs under 25-feet are accepted inside most National Parks and they can squeeze into those smaller campsites, giving you more options.
You’ll find them comfortable to drive, and pretty stylish, too. And remember, most have decent towing capacity, either for a small car or a trailer, or a bike rack – you’ll have everything you need to explore.
So, if you’re looking for RV options that won’t break the budget (or the campsite boundaries) but still have a toilet and shower – here are 11 great options. NOTE: Each is listed in ascending order of length, and dimensions are shown: L x W x H.
11 Smallest RVs with shower and toilet:
1. Airstream Interstate (smallest on the list)
Size: 19’-5” x 6’-7” x 9’-7”. Sleeps 2.
If you’re a couple looking to explore, the Air Stream Interstate is an excellent option that provides comfort and durability at a friendly price point. The space-efficient floor plan sleeps 2 and still provides a toilet and shower compartment.
The toilet/shower combination is a “wet-bath”, meaning the space is combined into one area with a drain in the center. It makes good use of space while providing those much-needed amenities. I also like that the room can be washed down, making cleaning a little easier.
The Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 chassis offers reliability and energy-efficient diesel motoring. One of the nice things about the Interstate, at 19’-5” it can fit into a normal parking spot, so you won’t need an extra car to explore those windy roads or city centers. Just power up and go!
For more information: airstream.com
2. Carado Banff
Size: 19’-6” x 6’-7” x 9’-5”. Sleeps 2-3.
Carado makes a nice conversion van, built on a reliable and affordable Ram Promaster chassis. The price point is very friendly, and the interior offers you all the options you need, including the option of a king-sized bed. (A nice touch.) And if you buy a slightly used van, the price comes down considerably. All in all, you’re getting an excellent RV for the money.
For more information: rvtrader.com
3. Winnebago Revel (off-road ready)
Size: 19’-7” x 7’-1” x 10’-0”. Sleeps 2.
OK, attention off-roaders out there, this is a great Class B RV with 4WD, with the outdoorsy-vibe to go along with it. It’s definitely on the higher end of the price range, MSRP begins at $174k, but it’s Winnebago’s high-quality design and construction, combined with off-road durability. Built on a Mercedes-Benz sprinter chassis with turbo-diesel, it includes a 5,000-lb trailer hitch.
Related article: Winnebago Revel Review: 6 Owners Tell All
The interior features high-quality finishes and offers a wet bath (with swivel toilet) and a power lift queen bed. The interior surface above the bed is indented to offer you a few extra inches in the bed, which is nice for us taller folks. A little on the pricier side, this is a gorgeous, high-quality vehicle and perfect for the couple looking to extend their adventures into remote areas.
For more information: winnebago.com
4. OGA Vans (eco-friendly build)
Size: 19’-8” x 6’-9” x 8’-4”. Sleeps 2.
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly, efficient, affordable vehicle, Ogavans are definitely the way to go. Each conversion includes solar power options, a composting toilet, and sustainably-harvested, real wood materials.
The interior is beautifully crafted, so you won’t mind spending time inside, and can you know you’re reducing your carbon footprint- score. All of this a very friendly price point. They have several conversion kits to choose from, so you have plenty of options, too.
For more information: ogavans.com
5. Fleetwood Irok (sleeps 4)
Size: 21’-0” x 6’-9” x 9’-4”. Sleeps 4.
The Fleetwood is a sleek vehicle with a number of unique features. Solar panels come standard, giving you an eco-friendly boost to your trips, and I like the sliding door which gives you easy access to the interior.
There is room enough to sleep four, and the wet bath toilet compartment is convenient and has a porcelain toilet, to boot. The Promaster 3500 chassis is gas-powered and the entire package won’t break the bank in the low 100s.
For more information: fleetwoodrv.com
6. Winnebago Travato
Size: 21’-0” x 6’-9” x 9’-4”. Sleeps 2-3.
In addition to Winnebago’s legendary reliability, the Travato G & K series both offer a wet bath compartment as well as a number of unique features to keep in mind. The G-series has a few extra seats up-front for passengers, and with a moveable table in this area, you can turn your captains chairs around and sit with your guests.
Also, the G-series has a queen bed at the rear of the vehicle, so your partner can grab a nap without too much fuss. Alternately, the K-series is designed with a galley-style interior running the length of the van. It has two twin beds which can convert to one bed, but you can still lie down and grab that nap without too much trouble.
With an MSRP beginning in the $120s, it is a slightly higher price than some, but again you’re getting a high-quality vehicle from one of the most reputable manufacturers.
For more information: winnebago.com
7. Coachmen Beyond
Size: 22’-2” x 7’-0” x 9’-11”. Sleeps 2.
Built on a sturdy Ford Transit 350 chassis, the Beyond gives you a reliable RV at a friendly price point (Very low 100s new). Three floor plan options give you some flexibility, and each is designed with around a central open space that runs the length of the vehicle which lends a roomy feel to the interior.
The Beyond comes standard with a wet bath compartment, and you have your choice whether it is located at the rear of the vehicle (22RB) or towards the front (22 C & 22D). The Ford Transit 350 is a gasoline engine, which some may prefer depending on fuel prices or personal choice.
For more information: coachmenrv.com
8. Sportsmobile Mercedes-Benz Sprinter EB
Size: 22’-9” x 6’-8” x 9’-0”. Sleeps 2.
One of the great things about the Sportsmobile Sprinters is the incredible number of floor plan options. You can select from separate or joined beds, wet or dry toilet/shower compartments, and a variety of closet and cabinets arrangements. So, depending on priorities (sitting vs storage, wet vs dry toilet area), you can dial-in the layout the meet your needs.
Each of these options is built on a reliable Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 chassis, and best of all, depending on your selections, you can get the price point in the low 100s, so it won’t break the budget.
For more information: sportsmobile.com
9. Thor Coach Gemini
Size: 23’-6” x 7’-6” x 10’-8”. Sleeps 2-3.
Technically a Class B+, the Gemini is a little larger than some and looks less like a van and more like a true RV. However, this distinction also offers a number of nice features. Thor offers slide-outs with this RV, giving you extra elbow room when space is already at a premium. So, if you feel a little cramped in some of the conversion vans, the Gemini is definitely worth a look.
The queen size bed is nice, but it requires a murphy-style set-up or a slide-out to set-up, so if you’re looking for a quick nap, you just have to set it up. (Not a biggie.) I like the headroom inside, as well as the bathroom which includes a separate shower, sized comfortably at 24 x 36 inches. A 100-watt solar panel rounds-out this nicely appointed Class B, all at a friendly price-point starting in the $110s.
For more information: thormotorcoach.com
10. American Coach Patriot
Size: 24’-3” x 6’-11” x 9’-8”. Sleeps 2.
The Patriot offers many of the attractive features of Class B RVs, in a high-quality package. It’s on the higher price end, typically in the mid-100s, but it’s a lovely living space, super comfortable, and elegant. The extra couple of feet in length offer some elbow room inside the cabin, while still being maneuverable in both parks and cities.
The toilet and shower compartment is efficient but still keeps the shower separated. And I really like the number of seating/lounge options. The driver and passenger seats turn around and can be joined by two additional seats, in addition to a lounge area in the rear of the cabin. Perfect for couples looking for extra space and comfort, and the option to entertain a few friends.
For more information: americancoach.com
11. Leisure Travel Vans – Serenity (sleeps 4)
Size: 24’-6” x 8’-1” x 10’-3”. Sleeps 4.
One of Leisure’s higher-end models, this van offers a lot for the size, and for your money. Built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 chassis, and with numerous floor plan options, the Serenity provides sleeping room for 4, and a toilet and shower compartment. The compartment has a solid door enclosure, and the shower and toilet are separated, giving you a true bathroom feel.
Different floor plans offer varied couch/sleeping arrangements, which is nice, especially if you want some extra space to lounge with friends. And remember- if you can’t live without your run-around car, the Serenity has healthy towing capacity, too.
For more information: leisurevans.com
A Lot to Consider…
It’s a lot of information, and the options may seem endless- so where on earth to begin!? Begin with your intended activities, the number of people in your party, and then your budget. The list above includes all price ranges in this category and you’re certain to find a few that suit your needs and your aesthetic taste. (Which is important.)
Also, if sustainability is a critical factor, then take note of the solar power options, and in one case, a composting toilet.
And, if possible, we highly recommend visiting an RV show to get a better feel for each of your options. You won’t have the stress of making a purchase, and you can see the range of what’s out there. And renting is a great way to dip your toe in the water and find what feels right, especially if you’re first-time RVers.
Once you’ve narrowed down your choice and found that perfect Class B or van – you’ll never regret spending your weekends, vacations or even your retirement, exploring the country! Happy trails.
Up Next In Small RVs: