Class B Motorhomes: The Rising Trend


What Are Class B Motorhomes?

Class B motorhomes also referred to as “camper vans” are the smallest of the three classes of motorhomes.  Class B motorhomes are built using an automotive manufactured van chassis, are easy to drive/park and get significantly better gas mileage than Class A and C motorhomes.  Typically they have a raised roof, creating a space large enough to stand in.  In the past Class B motorhomes were known for being the smallest in size and offering significantly less amenities than a Class A or a Class C motorhome.  This reputation is quickly changing as the popularity of Class B motorhomes is soaring, so are the amenities and capabilities of these bite size homes on wheels.

The New Class B+ Motorhome | A Class C & Class B Hybrid 

The Class B+ motorhomes are the newest category to the “RV Type” family.  Typically Class B motorhomes look like vans on the exterior and have an interior that has been modified to provide a sleeping area and other amenities of home.  The Class B+ motorhome is built on a cutaway chassis, giving it a similar appearance to a Class C motorhome.  The Class B+ motorhome has two main factors that keep them from falling into the Class C category, it lacks a cabover bunk and is not as wide as a Class C motorhome.

Class B Motorhome Key Benefits

  • A traditional Class B motorhome can be small enough to fit into your garage and most parking spaces, making it an option to use as a full-time family vehicle.
  • Class B motorhomes are very easy to drive and can fit into the tightest of camping sites without much effort.
  • Class B motorhomes can get double or even triple the gas mileage of Class A and C motorhomes
  • Perfect for a couple or a small family of 4

Browse New and Used Class B Motorhomes

RV Manufacturers have heard the consumers increased demand for Class B motorhomes and they’ve listened.  With tons of new Class B brands being introduced this year, General RV Center is excited to carry these new brands from some of our top manufacturers.  This year Thor Motor Coach has introduced the Gemini and Synergy Class B+ motorhomes and Coachmen RV has introduced the new Galleria Class B motorhome.  To start shopping our full inventory of new and used Class B Motorhomes click here or if you have any questions on which brands or floorplans would be a good fit for you contact our experienced sales department at 888-436-7578.  Below are some popular Class B models, plus features and helpful information!

Synergy Motorhome by Thor Motor Coach


Synergy motorhomes are priced to fit anyone’s budget- from families buying their first motorhome to full-timers looking for a roaming dream home.  The Synergy sits on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with a BlueTEC diesel engine.  Each floorplan has 1 slide in the living area giving this Class B+ motorhome an extra plus for spaciousness!

Welcome to the Synergy, the motorhome that is Made to Fit your relationships.

 Motorhome’s Key Features

  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis
  • Rotocast Storage Compartments with Side-Hinged Doors
  • Keyless Entry System
  • Touchscreen Dash Radio with CD/DVD Player, Bluetooth® & Back-Up Monitor
  • Heated/Remote Exterior Side Mirrors
  • Euro-Skylight in Living Area
  • Leatherette Furniture
  • European 2-Burner Gas Cooktop & Convection Microwave Oven
  • Optional Full Body Paint Packages
  • Black Tank Flush System
  • Whole Coach Water Filter System

Siesta Sprinter Motorhome by Thor Motor Coach


Siesta Sprinter motorhomes  are a line of Class B+ motorhomes with innovative floorplans, spacious interiors and great fuel efficiency.  The Siesta Sprinter sits on a Mercedes Sprinter chassis with a  V6 188HP V6 Diesel engine.  All floorplans offer a full galley and bathroom.  The Siesta Sprinter also features an exterior 32″ LED TV perfect for a tailgate or outdoor entertaining!

Welcome to the Siesta, the motorhome that is Made to Fit your spirit.

Motorhome’s Key Features

  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis
  • Rotocast Storage Compartments with Side-Hinged Doors
  • Keyless Entry System
  • Touchscreen Dash Radio with CD/DVD Player, Bluetooth® & Back-Up Monitor
  • Heated/Remote Exterior Side Mirrors
  • Euro-Skylight in Living Area
  • Leatherette Furniture
  • European 2-Burner Gas Cooktop & Convection Microwave Oven
  • Optional Full Body Paint Packages

Gemini Motorhome by Thor Motor Coach


Gemini motorhomes are budget friendly and have all the amenities to make it  “home on wheels”.  This Class B+ motorhome offers modern and sleek interior finishings and sits on a Ford Transit Diesel Chassis that rides like a dream.  The Gemini is a new addition this year to Thor Motor Coach’s Class B line up and General RV Center is loving everything about this rig!

Welcome to the Gemini, the motorhome that is small enough to go place and large enough to fit our needs.

Motorhome’s Key Features

  • Ford® Transit Diesel Chassis
  • Rotocast Storage Compartments
  • Keyless Entry System
  • AM/FM Dash Radio with CD Player
  • Deluxe Heated/Remote Exterior Side Mirrors
  • Rear View Mirror w/Back-Up Monitor
  • Skylight in Front Cap and Shower
  • Leatherette Jack-Knife Sofa
  • European 2-Burner Gas Cooktop & Convection Microwave Oven
  • Bluetooth® Coach Radio System w/DVD Player
  • HDMI Ready, App Control & Exterior Speakers

Travato Motorhome by Winnebago Industries


The adventurous spirit of the Travato carries forward to the all-new 59K with a re-designed open floorplan featuring a space-saving bath area and the deluxe Froli® sleep system. Optional bike and kayak racks help you enjoy a rugged day outdoors, while amenities such as Ultraleather™ furniture (59G), Corian® countertops, and an exterior sound system help you relax in comfort when the sun goes down. The Travato doesn’t just enable your adventurous lifestyle, it enhances it. Brilliant, indeed.

Motorhome’s Key Features

  • Deluxe Froli® sleep system
  • Easy-to-swivel cab seats 
  • Exterior speaker system
  • Available bike and kayak racks
  • Truma Combi™ Eco Plus heating system with 1,700-watt heating element
  • Optional 100-watt solar panel battery charger

Era Motorhome by Winnebago Industries


The Class B market continues to grow, in large part due to the success of the Era®. Its combination of fuel efficiency, maneuverability, and high-end features has introduced a whole new set of enthusiasts to the van-style RV. With its Mercedes-Benz® diesel engine, driving your Era motorhome is a pure joy. Arrive at your destination safely and on time with the help of the Radio/Rearview Monitor with 6” touchscreen and the available Rand McNally RV GPS. Each floorplan offers a full-featured galley and swivel cab seats that increase your functional living space while parked. Inside, you’ll find LED ceiling lights, MCD blackout roller shades, and Corian® countertops, while an awning with LED lighting will keep the outdoor fun going well into the night.

Take your travels off the trails with the all-new Era 4X4; the first Sprinter-based off-road RV from Winnebago. Enjoy all of the same amenities the 5,000-lb. towing capacity and four additional inches of ground clearance. 

Motorhome’s Key Features

  • Mercedes Benz Chassis
  • Diesel Engine
  • Radio/Rearview Monitor System w/ 6″ Touch Screen
  • Double-Door Rear Storage
  • Powered Patio Awning w/ LED lights
  • Ultraleather Furniture

Galleria Motorhome by Coachmen RV

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Coachmen RV and Mercedes have combined their decades worth of experience to introduce Galleria, a Class B Motorhome that offers the utmost in quality, luxury and value. Built on the award winning 3500 Mercedes Sprinter extended platform with one of the cleanest running turbo-diesel “Blue TEC” engines on the market which delivers an impressive 325 ft lb of torque while still providing excellent fuel economy. Galleria uses high end components like the Truma Combi furnace/water heater system, Onan generator and maple cabinetry that is handcrafted by a local Amish cabinet maker with radius cabinet doors, soft close doors/drawers and custom trim.

Motorhome’s Key Features

  • Gerflor Bamboo flooring
  • Heated Swivel and Reclining Captain’s Chairs
  • V6 Turbo Diesel “Blue TEC” Engine
  • Go Power! 100W Solar Panel w/ Independant Charging of Coach & Chassis Batteries
  • Power Heated Side Mirrors
  • Load Adaptive ESP w/Trailer Stability
  • Induction Cooktop
  • Child Seat Latches in Mid-Captain’s Chair(s)
  • Custom Amish Hardwood Cabinetry w/ Radius Doors and Soft Close Hinges





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