What are the best Camper vans (Class B)?

I have camped for many years and thinking about buying a camper van (Class B) for my family.

I like the idea of being able to simply take a few items of clothing and some food and just drive away for the weekend.

To do this I have spent time researching what are the best camper vans (Class B) on the market today.

There’s likely to be other great camper vans (Class B) that I missed off the list but these camper vans (Class B) I thought were great.

The camper vans (class B) are in no particular order, just think they are worth considering.

What are the Best Camper vans (Class B) on the Market today

Volkswagen California Ocean

Prices start at $70k

Beds four people

Description

Germans are renowned for their engineering, the Volkswagen California Ocean is no exception.

With added technological advances that act as a second pair of eyes such as driver-assist and driver alert this camper van is a dream to the driver.

Parking is not a problem with parking assist supported by parking sensors front and rear.

Other notable technology capabilities are the Electronic Stabilisation System (ESP).

The ESP applies the brakes if the vehicle encounters a strong crosswind.

This function is standard across the California 6.1 range and activated automatically when traveling above 50 mph.

Prepare a tasty meal anywhere, any time. A kitchen on wheels: the California 6.1 offers you a fully fitted kitchen with a cool box, sink, and stove kitchen unit.

Plus there’s a camping table and chairs which can be set up outside or stowed neatly away to save space when not being used.

There are three engine options in Europe, all diesel: a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 75kW and 250Nm and a five-speed manual gearbox; a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo with 110kW/350Nm and the choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG (dual-clutch automatic).

The latter available with optional 4Motion all-wheel-drive; and a 2.0-liter bi-turbo four-cylinder with 150kW/450Nm, again with a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG auto with the option of AWD.

California 6.1 offers comfort in a small space.

You can set up the elevating roof of California 6.1 in just a few easy steps at your holiday destination or stopover.

The expanding roof gives you extra space to move around in the passenger compartment.

Setting up the elevating roof is easy in the California Ocean as it’s operated electrically.

As night falls, you can transform the camper van into your comfortable bedroom to sleep four.

If you are interested in learning more, check out their website

RB Components Sawtooth Touring Van

Prices start at $90k

Two to Four Beds

Description

Using the body of a Mercedes Sprinter as a base, the crew from RB Components in their Southern California workshop have produced a top of the line Camper van or arguably glamper van.

With its 4×4 capabilities, this Camper van is built for offroad adventures.

The RB Components Sawtooth Touring Van will take you to a place where many campers cannot go.

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Sawtooth comes with a freshwater system that can carry up to 69 liters, a bbq grill on the back, and plush seats around a table.

The roof contains solar panels to keep you off the grid for many days or months if required.

The saw does come with a kitchen, shower, and hidden toilet for discrete business.

If you are interested in learning more, check out their website

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Winnebago Revel

Prices start at $173k

Beds four people

Description

The Revel 4x 4 begins life at Winnebago’s factory in Lake Mills, Iowa, as an empty and unmodified Sprinter cargo van equipped with Mercedes’s factory four-wheel-drive system.

Winnebago adds the camper interior and copious electronic life support.

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Designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the all-new Winnebago Revel takes a no-nonsense approach to adventure with a straightforward design and function-driven features.

Taking full advantage of the proven 4×4 Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis, the Revel’s 3.0-liter turbo diesel puts 325 lbs-ft of torque through an on-demand 4WD system, complete with high and low range and hill descent mode for added off-road capability

7,200 pounds laden with a galley, bathroom, rear bed, plumbing, furnace, and solid wooden cabinetry.

The Revel is a quality camper van that must be a consideration for anyone looking to purchase a camper van.

If you are interested in learning more, check out their website

Airstream Interstate Nineteen

Prices start at $170k

2 people

Verdict

For many years Airstream has been known for high build quality. The Airstream Interstate Nineteen built is no different.

On the chassis of a Mercedes Sprinter, the Airstream Interstate Nineteen comes with luxury features and comforts.

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Airstream designed the Interstate Nineteen to offer increased maneuverability and flexibility for city driving, a nice feature on a cross country road trip.

It is easy to drive and offers car-like handling, a vehicle capable of fitting into a standard parking space.

It’s also clearly aimed at a couple’s market, albeit well-heeled couples, a spacious mobile luxury hotel suite for two people.

Interstate Nineteen includes a wet bath with a toilet, one-piece sink, shower, mirror, a retractable clothesline.

Other amenities read like a laundry list of top-notch home comforts; the van includes power window shades, adjustable LED lighting, USB charging ports, and a ceiling fan with rain sensor

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The Interstate Nineteen has the features options that Mercedes-Benz includes.

Apart from heated seats and heated windshield, the vehicle has advanced Mercedes-Benz safety features such as collision prevention assist, lane-keeping assistant, side and rear-view camera assist, load adaptive electronic stability program, high-beam assist, headlamp cleaning system, and automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers.

If you are interested in learning more, check out their website

Glampervan Promaster Upfit

Prices start at $30k

2 people

Description

Built on the back of a RAM Promaster 136wb van, the Glampervan Promaster Upfit design is a multi-use vehicle (MUV) that can be part of your daily life rather than just a weekend getaway.

It’s a two-person camper. It’s a mobile office.  And still can haul your stuff like a truck.

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The interior is made from plywood and rather basic.

Perhaps the coolest thing is being able to throw up a couple of chairs on the plywood roof deck with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down.

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The galley style kitchen is functional with a sink and plenty of room to store your food.

It does not come with a burner. You would need to bring your own portable cooking stove.

Interesting is how the two font seats swivel towards each other making it useful for a dining table.

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The rear of the vehicle a queens size mattress folds down ready for sleeping or resting in.

If you are interested in learning more, check out their website

Off-Grid Adventure Vans

Prices start at $30k

2 to 4 people

Description

Seeking a more environmentally friendly option? This is where Off Grid Adventure Vans comes in.

Off Grid’s vision is all about creating an economical van outfitted sustainably, and in the process, it’s created a space that appears quite functional and beautiful.

The crew at Off Grid Adventure Vans convert Ram Promaster into a fully functioning, two-person motorhome complete with bathroom, Murphy bed, and solar system.

Off-Grid Adventure Vans is committed to promoting sustainable building and living practices.

For example, All of the wood in our vans is harvested from sustainable local forests and processed by a Mennonite mill near their factory.

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Photo Courtesy Off Grid Adventure Vans

All Standard Conversion packages include solid natural wood walls, Dometic 80 liter refrigerator/freezer, dual burner stove and sink, beautiful countertops, 3-gallon grey water sink tank, 26-gallon freshwater tank, dimmable LED lighting, and 5 lb propane tank. Plus other standard options

Photo Courtesy of Off Grid Adventure Vans

If you are interested in learning more, check out their website

Boho Campervans

Prices start at $29k

Beds two to four people

Description

A campervan is a campervan, right? Not according to Boho Camper Vans.

Boho designs are crafted with three important principles: functionality, durability, and beauty.

Boho Campervan’s started out building vans for renting out, now they build vans for direct sale to consumers.

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It may be a Dodge Ram Van 3500, or it may be a Ford E-350, but it’ll be roomy enough to support a camper floor plan and it won’t cost more than $10,000, leaving the remaining budget for the particulars of Boho’s interior conversion.

Their designs are the foundation on which every project starts before evolving into a unique creation.

Not one van we hand-craft is the same; a direct reflection of the individuality of their clients.

Boho dedicates the rest of each conversion’s budget toward building out simple but very aesthetic living space.

It covers up the cold sheet metal with warm, knotty pine or cedar, creating the feel of a cozy mini-lodge.

The wood-look flooring shown in photos blends nicely with the wall and ceiling paneling, but Boho uses vinyl flooring, beefing toughness up for the mobile environment.

In back, Boho adds a two-person full-size bed, framing out storage below the mattress.

Ahead of the bed on the driver side, the long bamboo countertop unit includes an end sink hooked to an electric pump and a 25-gal (95-L) water tank.

That water tank also feeds the outdoor shower.

Boho Campervan’s most affordable campervan starts at $29,000 which offers basic but quality and comfort.

The standard is based on Ford E-Series E-250 or E-350 models.

Bono Campervan also offers deluxe models built on a vehicle of your choice, such as a Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, etc.

All campervans are built to order and come with the rustic wood paneling that visually sets them apart from other campervan manufacturers.

If you are interested in learning more, check out their website

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