If you’re in the market to buy an RV of your very own, chances are you’ve already encountered the ABCs of RVing. By which, of course, we mean the many different types, or “classes,” of motorhomes. But although Class B RVs may sound like they’re second-best (especially given their truncated footprints), these small but powerful RVs actually have a whole lot to offer the rugged and adventure-ready traveler.
Class B motorhomes are sometimes referred to as “sleeper vans” or “camper vans.” Unlike Class A and Class Cs, they pack all the comforts of home into a standard-sized van. And while that definitely makes for close quarters, it also means your rig has unparalleled flexibility, with the ability to get down even the narrowest unpaved roads without worry. (i.e. where some of the very coolest boondocking spots are).
Whether you’re a solo adventurer, a cozy couple, or even a close-knit family who’s unafraid to share a small space, Class B motorhomes have a whole lot to offer. So we’re going to go into a deep dive on everything you need to know about these unique vehicles right here in this post!
A Deep Dive into Class B RVs
Travelers who take road trips in vans love their vehicles’ ease of maneuverability; they can often wind their way into remote areas bigger motorhomes and trailers can’t access. And some camper vans are surprisingly inclusive and spacious, while still offering mobility and affordability you won’t come across in heftier RV models.
Class B motorhomes are self-powered and all-inclusive, so all you have to do is put the key in the ignition and get going. You won’t have any need to tow a secondary vehicle behind you.
Constructed on a pickup or passenger van chassis, they provide excellent visibility, something that can’t be said of a large motorhome. Furthermore, a small RV is not nearly as susceptible to experiencing problems during windy conditions. Plus — perhaps one of the best things about Class Bs — unlike with a full-sized RV, you probably won’t have to put a whole third of your budget into the gas tank!
A Quick Overview of the Main Types of Motorhomes
We’ve already written in-depth about the different types and styles of RVs you’re most likely to see out there on the market. But just as a quick refresher, let’s go over the RV classes briefly here, too.
Class B Motorhome Size: Good Things Come in Small Packages!
Perhaps the most notable attribute of a Class B van is its size relative to other motorhome options. Unlike Class A and Class C rigs, these motorhomes are able to pack a lot of creature comforts into a teeny-tiny footprint.
Some Class B RVs have extended ceilings so as to facilitate being able to stand up fully while inside the rig. (as a normal van may not afford this ability to tall, or even average-sized, travelers). You may also be familiar with the little “pop-up” ceilings in converted Westfalia vans.
Although their size is a relative constant, Class B RVs come with a wide variety of different features. They are made by a large number of manufacturers, ranging across the scale of price and quality. For instance, tiny Volkswagen camper vans fit the Class B category. But so do the tricked-out, Mercedes-based Class B RV Sprinters, one of the best brands of Class B motorhomes on the market.
But let’s back up a little bit. What are the main stats and characteristics of a Class B RV?
Class B Motorhome Length
Although size can vary, Class B RVs tend to be between about 17 to 19 feet in length, with a standard width and height matching that of other road vans. They may weigh between 6,000 and 8,000 pounds, and may have slide-outs or extended ceilings in order to increase interior living space and comfort.
There is also a sub-class known as “Super B” or “B+,” which looks a bit like a hybrid between a Class B and Class C motorhome. These “B+” vehicles may offer more headroom, storage, and living space, while still keeping most of the benefits of a very small recreational vehicle, such as fuel efficiency and ease of use.
Class B RVs can sleep a surprising number of passengers in their small footprints, though, again, you need to make sure you’re comfortable with your camping party. Regular Class Bs often have sleeping spaces for as many as four adults, and B+ or “Super B”s may sleep as many as six.
Make no mistake about it: a Class B RV’s small space makes for tight quarters, even with a very small camping party. Those sleeping surfaces we’re talking about are often shared, so you’ll want to be sure everyone involved is comfortable with that arrangement before you commit to purchasing this kind of vehicle! But many adventurers favor these small rigs thanks to their flexibility, ease of use, and simple, all-contained travel style. After all, part of the draw of RVing for many of us in the first place is its compatibility with a minimalist lifestyle.
So if you’re going to take the challenge to see how little you can get by on, why not take it all the way?
Class B Motorhome Mileage
Another reason the small size of these RVs is so appealing to many travelers: because they don’t weigh nearly as much as their much larger Class A and Class C cousins, Class B RVs tend to get much better gas mileage. (Keep in mind that large motorhomes sometimes get as little as 4-6 miles to the gallon… not exactly a green machine!)
Although the exact mileage your Class B motorhome will get will vary widely based on make, model, and age, it’s not unheard of for some newer, lightweight vans to get as much as 25 miles to the gallon — which is better than a lot of standard vehicles! Even on the low end, Class B RVs will probably get 10-12 miles to the gallon, which is still a whole lot better than 4-6.
To see how much of a difference this seemingly small difference can make, let’s use an example. Say you want to travel to Yellowstone National Park from Salt Lake City, Utah, a drive of about 350 miles. Let’s say gas costs $3 per gallon, which may be high or low depending on current market prices. If your RV gets 6 miles to the gallon, that means you’ll spend $175 on gas — just in one direction. If, on the other hand, you drive a Class B that gets, say, 15 miles to the gallon, that price goes down to just $70. That’s less than half the cost… and that’s not even the most fuel-efficient type of Class B on the market!
Class B RV Makes and Models
Class Bs come from many different manufacturers, and the class also includes converted vehicles that were originally built as regular passenger vans. Many of these RV manufacturers also produce Class As, Class Cs, and travel trailers. A few of these include:
- Forest River
- and many other producers
You may hear Class Bs referred to with the following words: sprinter vans, camper vans, and sleeper vans.
Each of these terms generally refers to the same kind of vehicle, though sprinter refers to a specific brand which is built on a Mercedes-Benz sprinter van chassis. Mercedes sprinters are among the most famous models of Class B RVs.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans
Mercedes has thrown their hat into the class B RV ring, by creating their Mercedes Sprinter vans, from luxury conversion vans, or stock vans that are sent to third-party companies to be outfitted for road trips.
Although Mercedes isn’t as prominent of a camping brand as say Volkswagen, their campervans are nonetheless a force to be reckoned with. They may not look too menacing on the outside, but once you get inside, you’ll instantly recognize the class and luxury of Mercedes.
Sprinters have high-quality engines and are stocked with some of the most luxurious (if small) amenities in the business. Suffice it to say, however, that these rigs can sell for upwards of $100k+, despite their small size, and it’s definitely possible to find them available at higher prices than their larger counterparts. They’re considered to be one of the best Class B RV models available, and come in two or four-door styles.
Mercedes-Benz Camper Van Rentals
Today, you can find these rentals everywhere. Mercedes-Benz camper van rentals are quite roomy and a little larger than many Class B motorhomes due to their high ceiling designs. Although their floor plans can be somewhat unique depending on the model, Mercedes campers often come equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, a toilet area, and a small (yet relatively large) living area to walk across the entire unit. Plus tons of storage space that you didn’t think they could possibly have room for!
To add to the convenience, Mercedes-Benz camper vans can also be suited with large TVs, onboard Wi-Fi, and high-end sound systems. They’re built with premium materials as well such as top-grain leather, stainless steel, and solid wood.
The Volkswagen (VW) Type II campervan — including its various modified conversion models — is perhaps the most iconic RV ever made. Also known as the “hippie van,” the VW campervan was popularized by counterculture celebrities on both sides of the Atlantic in the post-WWII period. Despite its association with beatniks, hippies, and other nontraditional groups, the VW campervan also endeared itself to millions of families thanks to its industry-leading design, focus on comfort, and the availability of budget-friendly options.
Though the last production run of the VW Type II ended in December 2013, there continues to be significant global demand for various VW campervan models among the community of prospective RV renters — driven, perhaps, by a desire to go on a road trip that recalls the famed road-tripping era. Looks certainly play a part, too. All VW campervan models, from combi vans to microbuses to Westfalia campers, feature a similar retro styling inspired by the early luxury trams of Europe.
Westfalia Camper Rentals
In the 1950s, VW subcontracted out a modified camper version of their original Type II van to another company, Westfalia. The modified campervan — which came to be known as the Westfalia camper — quickly caught on with the general buying public.
Westfalia added a wide variety of modifications, some default and some optional, that made the van much better suited for camping and longer road trips.
Westfalia campers were somewhat more premium than standard Type II campervans. As such, the campers featured luxury wood finishes on the interior paneling and furniture and came with a few added appliances and amenities (i.e., refrigerator and sink, among other items). Westfalia also modified the campervans in such a way to promote more efficient use of space for camping. For example, seats were foldable into sleeping berths, and some of the furniture could be folded into space-saving configurations. Further, default Westfalia configurations included important utility hookups (i.e., electricity, water, etc.).
Much of the modern-day value proposition of the Westfalia camper is tied into the suite of optional modifications. Without these additional modifications, the camper would likely not be comfortable for the modern RVers, given decades of changing tastes and expectations.
Modifications include but are not limited to a) stovetop with utility hookup; b) toilet facilities; c) attachable awning for setting up a protected picnic area adjacent to the van; d) attachable tent configurations so that passengers can sleep more comfortably, as opposed to squeezing into the foldable sleeping berths in the van; and e) a popup top for additional space inside the vehicle.
Conversion Van Rentals – What They Are and Where to Find Them
Conversion vans offer comfort and custom features at affordable rates. They make excellent first-time rentals for a traveling couple or individual, and some conversion vans can even accommodate up to four people. But, with all the options for RV rentals out there, how can you narrow down your choices? Let’s take a closer look at what renting a conversion van entails.
What are Conversion Vans?
Conversion vans, which are Class B RVs, are just what the name implies: vans that have been converted to function as RVs. Whether it’s a luxury conversion van rental or a DIY job, you’ll be traveling with all the amenities of a basic RV. These days, people make conversion vans from a variety of vehicles, like box trucks, vintage buses, and church vans. Their small size allows for an easier drive and more options for camping in compact locations, which is why they’re a good choice for newbies. Most conversion vans feature a bed, a bathroom, and a kitchenette. Some of the larger models may even include a shower.
Interiors — Not Quite Roughin’ It
Now, here’s what makes Class Bs such a unique solution to the problem of wanting to upgrade your camping game, without sacrificing the ease and rugged readiness of a regular car:
Despite their small size, Class B RVs offer some incredible luxuries that can make camping feel like anything but roughing it. Many modern models come complete with fully-functioning kitchenettes, toilet facilities, and even showers, though these may be built into a multi-use wet bathroom. This means your toilet and shower share a space (if you have a shower that is). In fact, that’s a common feature across all Class B amenities — since there’s not very much room to work with, they prioritize efficiency.
This means that most everything inside your Class B motorhome will serve at least two functions. For instance, your sleeping area may also function as a couch or settee during the day, and your dining area may fold out into a sleeping surface. And while a Class B motorhome may have functioning kitchen appliances, you’re unlikely to find one equipped with a full-sized refrigerator, oven, or stove. There’s simply no room!
High-End Class Bs
High-end Class Bs come equipped with all the basics for getting off the grid and self-contained boondocking, such as fresh- and waste-water holding tanks and generators. In addition, they occasionally feature slide-outs and other room-extending technology to make their living spaces more comfortable when you’re set up for camp. Many Class B sprinters come with high-quality amenities — we’re talking all electric features, great sound systems, genuine leather upholstery, cushy bucket seats, modern chrome kitchen outfitting, and more.
Furthermore, these rigs are well suited to dispersed camping, since they’re small and easy to maneuver into wilderness areas. They’re also easy to wire for solar since they don’t need to draw very much power!
Small Class Bs
On the other end of the spectrum, small converted vans and pop-up sleeper vans may not offer all of these amenities. Sometimes they don’t come with much more than a driving area and a bed, which means campers will need to outsource bathroom use and cooking functions. However, given that many campgrounds offer bathhouses and on-site grill areas, this isn’t usually a very serious obstacle. You can also purchase portable camp toilets and barbecues if you won’t be staying in a developed campground.
All told, the miniaturization and dual-use nature of Class B RV amenities doesn’t make them any less comfortable, useful, or luxurious. In fact, for those who prioritize getting outside and adventuring during their camping trip, such a small space can be a better solution than an oversized motorhome, which limits functionality and off-road abilities.
Class B vs. Class C: Which is Right for Your Family?
If you’ll be traveling with a family, you may be wondering which is the better option for you between Class B and Class C motorhomes. Both afford plenty of luxury amenities at a price that’s (usually) less than their larger Class A counterparts.
Whether a Class B or Class C rig makes more sense for you and your camping party depends on a variety of factors, all of which come down to your personal camping style. For example, is your family one that prioritizes outdoor adventure and spends relatively little time cooped up inside your rig? Are you more prone to head to a wilderness campsite for some boondocking than to hit a resort-style developed campground with every amenity?
If so, a Class B might make a lot of sense for you, even if you’re camping with children. Their small footprint means you won’t have much room inside, but if you’re not spending much time inside anyway, that shouldn’t be a problem. Plus, you’ll have more ability to get out to those truly remote wilderness campsites you’re after, whereas, with a larger rig, you’d have to consider whether or not you’d be able to turn around or get back out if your boondocking spot requires navigating a narrow or unpaved roadway.
If you’ve ever tried backing up a larger motorhome, you likely know how much of a hassle it can be. Even trying to work your way into a parking spot can be very frustrating. While you might have difficulty backing up a Class A, motorhome, the process becomes much easier with a camper van, because the turning radius and visibility are more like that of a family passenger vehicle.
Fuel economy is also pretty impressive when compared to a larger RV, equaling significant savings, especially if you take long road trips.
On the other hand…
Maybe you and your family do enjoy the kind of camping that feels as if you never left home. Maybe you plan to spend equal amounts of your time enjoying your destination, but also cozying up on your camper couch in front of a TV show or movie. Or maybe your family includes an older child who could benefit from a little bit of extra privacy, or otherwise includes members who don’t necessarily want to share such close spaces. Maybe you’re a gourmand who wants to be able to cook complex meals no matter where the road takes you — or possibly even considering ditching your sticks-and-bricks house to take to the RV lifestyle full-time.
If any of these descriptions fit your scenario, a Class C rig, or perhaps even a Class A, may make more sense for you. You’ll have more room to spread out and make sure that everybody on board feels like they have a little bit of privacy. Fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities will make your camping trip more comfortable and convenient, and you’ll have lots of extra storage for your cooking gear — or any serious outdoor adventure gear you might want to bring along, like bicycles, kayaks, or skis. And in some cases, Class C motorhomes may actually be less expensive than Class Bs, all while offering an undeniably superior amount of legroom and comfort.
In any case, below, find a short summary of the main differences between Class B and Class C motorhomes to help you get an overview of which might better fit your specific camping needs.
Class B Motorhomes
- Size: 16-19 feet, sometimes with extended ceilings or extra length (especially in the case of Class B+)
- Weight: 6,000 to 8,000 pounds
- Mileage: 10-25 miles per gallon
- Storage: Limited to moderate
- Sleeping Capability: 2-4 adults; up to 6 in the case of Class B+
- Extra Amenities: Slide-outs, wet/dry bathroom compartments with showers, limited kitchenette facilities, leather sofas and sleeping surfaces, onboard plumbing facilities, generator
- Price Range: $40,000-$80,000+ new
Class C Motorhomes
- Size: 20-30+ feet
- Weight: 10,000-15,000 pounds
- Mileage: 8-10 miles per gallon
- Storage: Moderate to capacious
- Sleeping Capability: 4 to 8 adults, with more opportunities for private sleeping quarters
- Extra Amenities: Slide-outs, full-sized bathroom and shower facilities, full-sized kitchen facilities equipped with ovens, stoves, and refrigerators, queen-sized beds and over-chassis sleeping or storage area, onboard plumbing facilities, generator, entertainment systems, and more
- Price Range: $50,000-$100,000+ new
Other Types of Small Campers
If you’re interested in small Class B RVs but not quite sure they’re the right fit for you and your family, there are many other types of small motorhomes to consider. Many of these are towed RVs, which give you the added bonus of having a built-in “breakaway” vehicle, as well as affording extra living space since these rigs don’t have to devote any room to an engine, chassis, or driving area.
Pop-up campers are the first foray into the RVing world for many, and they’re a good alternative to Class B motorhomes if you already have a capable tow vehicle and are looking for a camper that affords a little bit more space. With their canvas sides and easy storage size, they combine the flexibility of being towable behind even SUVs and some large sedans with an upgraded camping experience that still allows you to experience the great outdoors up close and personal.
Teardrop trailers are even smaller towable RVs, which feature little more than a bed and a trunk-like rear compartment that’s often outfitted with basic outdoor kitchen facilities or storage. These very small RVs do require outsourcing bathroom functions, but can be an amazing way to spend a long weekend, especially for a romantic getaway.
Truck campers too have a number of advantages, but there are also some drawbacks you should be aware of. Among the benefits is that most trucks provide a higher clearance, which can allow access to more areas and rougher roads than is possible with even a small motorhome. At the same time, you will not have access to the driver’s seat when you are in the camper without exiting the camper first. This could present an issue during inclement weather.
From lightweight travel trailers to converted vans and more, there are lots of small RVs you can try out which make for a great introduction to the camping lifestyle. For more information on these uniquely flexible, convenient, and accessible vehicles, check out our guide to small RVs here.
Class B Motorhome Rental
If you’re seriously considering purchasing a Class B RV — or any RV, for that matter — the best first step to take is to explore as many different types and styles of RV as possible. That way, you’ll have the best understanding of which kinds of rigs fit your camping style and preferences.
One of our favorite suggestions for campers on the market to purchase an RV of their own is to attend an RV show. This gives you the opportunity to walk through and explore a large number of rigs, while introducing you to a large number of RV dealers in your area. You’ll be able to get a sense both of the types of RV that most interest you, as well as which dealerships you feel most comfortable with and with whom you’d like to create a business relationship.
However, even the best walkthrough in the world doesn’t get you the kind of insight that taking an actual camping trip in your prospective RV style does. So if you’re really interested in buying a Class B camper, renting one to test it out first is a great idea!
What You Need To Know About Renting a Class B RV For A Road Trip
If you don’t have a Class B of your own, you’ll need to rent one. And you might be skeptical of dishing out your hard-earned dollars on a rental van for travel, especially if you’re already used to camping out of your car.
But sleeper van rentals are actually a perfect compromise for the rugged solo traveler or couple, and even work for some adventurous families. While not all of them come equipped with bathroom facilities or refrigeration, you’ll still know you have a comfy bed to lie down in each night of your trip, and you won’t sacrifice the fun of being outside and getting closer to nature that attracted you to camping in the first place!
Rent A Camping Van – The Benefits
So: Why should you rent a camper van instead of biting the bullet and buying your own?
Well, we’ll start with the easiest, most obvious answer. Unless you do a lot of traveling, renting your vans for your vacations is a whole lot cheaper! When you rent a sleeper van for your road trip, you’ll pay by the night or pay a flat rate for a bigger chunk of time, like a week. You’ll also be responsible for fuel, of course, and some owners might charge you for mileage. However, considering that it cost thousands of dollars to buy your own van, using rental vans for traveling is likely a much better option… even though sleeper vans can be somewhat affordable if you later decide you do want to own one.
Another benefit of renting a camper van is that you can figure out if sleeping in a van is, in fact, a good vacation (or full-time!) lifestyle for you. Although it’s fun and adventurous, taking a road trip in a van isn’t for everyone, especially if you have small children or frequently travel in areas with extreme climates. By renting a camping van instead of buying, if it turns out not to be your perfect means of travel, no problem! You’ll just return it and maybe rent a bigger RV next time instead.
Plus, by trying a travel van rental for your next road trip, you’ll give yourself the opportunity to get a glimpse of sleeper van camping at a much lower cost, which will make you a better-informed buyer if you do later decide to invest in your own vehicle.
RVs For Rent By Owner
Traditionally, when renting RVs, potential customers would search for a company, usually a large corporation, and then try to navigate through a cluttered and dated website to finally find something suitable to use on their much-anticipated vacation.
However, what makes this so frustrating is that most of the time, the companies don’t list all the options they have available, because they’d rather you come in, so they can try to sell you something you don’t need. Or, they might have something listed as available, but when it comes time to check it out, it turns out that the particular RV in question might be waiting to come back and they just never updated their online inventory. Even worse, the vehicle you wanted to rent could be at one of their other properties and unavailable to you at all!
Who has time for that kind of run around?
At RVshare, these are nonexistent. Because RVshare is a peer-to-peer marketplace, customers have the pleasure of dealing directly with RV owners themselves. And perhaps what draws people to RVshare the most is the fact that the savings compared to renting from a large corporation are phenomenal!
As in any peer-to-peer market (like Uber or Airbnb), this platform helps renters circumvent the exorbitant pricing that businesses have to charge to cover their overhead costs, and it also simplifies the rental relationship. Since you’ll be dealing one-on-one with real people, you won’t have to worry about shoddy customer service or tricky sales tactics. You’ll even have access to a complimentary 24-hour travel concierge and roadside assistance, and your rental is covered by a $10,000 peace of mind guarantee. Basically, you get all the perks of renting from a dealership for what’s generally a much cheaper price. (That’s what we call a win-win scenario!)
All of what RVshare has to offer is prominently listed on the site in real time because all owners want their offers on display at all times. When you click on an RV to view, it even has a calendar that shows you well in advance which dates the camper you want is available.
If you have any questions or would like to negotiate a specific day or amount of time you would like to rent a camper, you can easily get in contact with the owner and figure out what works for both of you. Best of all, since every camper has an individual owner when you’re inquiring about one you’re interested in, you know you’ll be talking to an expert, as opposed to one guy who is expected to know every detail about every different RV at a corporate RV rental facility.
Renting from a private owner is almost always a better deal than renting from a big company. Private owners don’t have much to lose — they’re usually renting their own recreational vehicle while it’s not in use, which means it would just be sitting empty and collecting dust anyway. For that reason, and because they don’t have to worry about overhead business costs like big dealerships do, private renters on peer-to-peer marketplaces like RVShare can afford to offer you the very best cost on your sleeper van rental. And since it’s been lived in and loved by a real family, your rental vehicle will be homey and comfortable… which is to say, perfect for your family’s big adventure!
Tips On Renting A Van For Vacation
Renting anything always comes with a certain degree of risk. To make sure you get the best road trip van possible, you need to do some research before you sign your rental contract.
First, make sure the RV you’re considering is well-regarded. You can do this by checking reviews on the RV listing itself, or even by contacting the owner if you have specific questions. When you’re looking at the rental sleeper van itself, you’ll want to make sure all of its mechanical parts are in good working order before embarking on your trip — although there are some aspects of this that won’t be visible to a layperson’s eye, of course, which is part of why it’s important to check reviews!
Complete a thorough walk-around with the renting owner to avoid any charges for damages that aren’t your fault, and also make sure you understand exactly what fees you’re responsible for. While you might see a low rental price listed, it often happens that fees for insurance, extra mileage, or even additional passengers pushes the bottom line higher than you initially expected.
Pay close attention to the tires and engine oil. Before leaving, check all the controls and be sure you know how to operate everything.
If you’re paying for optional gear, ensure that everything is onboard. Are the propane bottles full? Is all the bedding and cookware present? Are the water tanks full? Taking a few minutes to check everything prior to leaving with your camper van rental can save you a lot of hassles and headaches once you’re out on the road.
Where to Find Class B Rentals Near You
“But where can I find Class B rentals near me?” you may be wondering. Many traditional RV rental agencies deal exclusively with larger Class C and Class A motorhomes.
Renting through a peer-to-peer market like RVshare gives you a unique opportunity to explore many different “non-traditional” RV styles, including Class B rigs. There are handfuls of RV owners across the US that you can rent from, coming in all shapes and sizes. You might even find a luxury Sprinter rental, all at much better prices than you’d get at a larger, faceless corporation.
How Much Does a Class B Camper Van Rental Cost?
Renting an RV also doesn’t necessarily mean having to spend thousands of dollars on massive units that you probably won’t need anyway. If you’re going on a short trip with a couple of people, a small camper van, sprinter, or conversion van rental will most likely be more than enough to have a comfortable trip.
Class B rental prices can vary widely based on many different factors and it’s important to think about what you need versus what you want, as options and luxuries usually come with a price hike.
With a camper van rental, you can typically expect to pay between an average of $50-$125 per night, depending on the age of the camper, the model, the number of nights you’re renting the camper van, and the season in which you’re renting. If you’re looking for a more luxurious ride, expect to pay around $200 to $300 per night. On average, a Mercedes camper van rental will cost you about $200 to $400 per night, plus taxes, and any deposits.
Two nights – $400 to $800
Five nights – $1000 to $2000
Seven nights – $1400 to $2800
Other costs to consider are taxes, a refunded security deposit, fees for bringing pets, and fees for miles driven (if the unit you’re renting doesn’t come with unlimited mileage). As always, check with the RV owner to get a full, inclusive quote for the most accurate answer to the question.
Conversion Van Rental Prices
In general, you can expect to see conversion van rental rates like the following:
- Class B’s that are older than 10 years tend to range from $100 to $200 per night.
- Newer conversion vans with basic amenities are between $200 to $300 per night.
- Luxury conversion vans, like Sprinter vans, range from $300 to $350 per night.
How To Find The Best Deals On Class B Camper Rentals
At RVshare, we have the lowest cost campers for rent in the industry!
Finding the best value is pretty simple:
- Just head over to the search bar on this page
- Select “driveables”
- Enter the number of people in your camping party + any pets
- Enter where you’d like to pick up your camper or have it delivered
- Enter the potential dates of your trip
- Browse through hundreds of options and rent your dream RV!
You can filter your results to find the perfect camper as well. On the top of the results page, select the filters button to customize what comes up on your search. Choose from a list of RV classes, whether or not you’d like delivery, the expected number of travelers, and even the year and length. Then, at the top of the page, you can choose between viewing options from lowest prices to highest, or vice versa. This way, you’re sure to only spend time viewing RVs that match your interests.
When you see a unit you like, click on it to view information such as a description of the unit left by owners, bios of the owner, and rules owners may have for their units. In this section, you’ll find beautiful images of the rigs, so you know exactly how it looks before you book, and you can even read reviews left by previous renters to see what kind of experiences other families have had.
If it fits your needs, request to book it and the owner will review your request and get in touch with you as soon as possible. After you agree to the terms, you’ll schedule when to meet to pick up your RV Rental. They’ll give you a quick demo, hand you the keys, and you’ll be on your way. Just remember to dump the tanks and replace the gas you used when you return it.
Rent a Camper Van if You Want to Experience it All
Once you’ve found your dream travel van rental, it’s time for the fun part: hitting the road!
The best part of any kind of RV travel is how much freedom it gives you to see the country at your own pace, and with your own set of priorities. Renting a Class B camper van can open a world of possibilities and provide you with the adventure of a lifetime. By traveling, sleeping, cooking, and eating in the comfort of your camper van, you’ll have far greater flexibility to enjoy your travels than when staying in a hotel.
Do you want to take a whole summer to explore all of America’s National Parks or do an affordable, week-long tour of its big cities? Maybe you’re ready to leave it all behind and go boondocking in the wilderness, or just spend a weekend lazing on the beach. Awaken each morning and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while breathing in the fresh air and planning your travels for the day. Soak up the sunset every evening while reflecting on the day’s journey. The choice is yours.