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.
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With 50+ best-in-class features, the all-new Atlas is Airstream’s most luxurious touring coach to date.Inspired by the trailblazing Interstate, the Atlas Class B+ features richly appointed high-end finishes, a wider body, and a horizon-expanding power slide-out Murphy suite. Built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis, the Atlas is powered by a 3.0L V6 diesel, has a dry weight of 10,250lbs and a GVWR of 11,030lbs. Other features include a hideaway smart TV, tankless water heater, solar panels for extra power, and the advanced Mercedes-Benz driving and safety systems.
Airstream Interstate Grand Tour EXT
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The Interstate Grand Tour EXT is an elegant Class B built for those in search of generous, flexible storage and luxurious sleeping accommodations. Featuring a long list of standard equipment, including more than 50 best-in-class features, the Interstate Grand Tour is based on the diesel sprinter chassis.Weighing in at 9,110lbs., with a GVWR or 11,030lbs., the 3.0L V6 provides plenty of power. Popular options include air-ride suspension, 4-Wheel Drive, sliding screen door, a power rear screen and golf bag storage.
Airstream Interstate Lounge EXT.
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The Interstate Lounge EXT features all the amenities and comfort you could dream of in a high-end Class B motorhome.Painstakingly built for transporting up to nine people in luxurious style.Featuring a long list of standard equipment, including more than 50 best-in-class features. The Interstate Lounge EXT weighs in at 9,087 lbs. dry, and has a GVWR of 11,030 lbs.Built on the Sprinter chassis, the Interstate Lounge EXT is powered by a 3.0L V6 diesel engine, producing 188hp. Popular options include a hydraulic jack system, front bed system, air-ride suspension and 4-Wheel Drive.
MSRP – BASE – NOT INCLUDING PDI, FREIGHT, OR TAXES, $85,150 CDN
Pleasure-Way, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, builds a full range of class B motorhomes. Our spotlight unit for this issue is the Tofino, a 17’ 9” van built on a Ram ProMaster 1500 chassis with 136” wheelbase and 3.6 L V6 gas engine that produces 280 hp. The Tofino’s dynamic living space is fully revealed when you lift the manual pop-top roof. This transformation provides abundant head room for the galley and entrance area, while also allowing access to the 49” x 72” overhead bunk. The manual folding sofa offers a comfortable lounge area and swiftly converts into the 54” x 72” bed. All your storage needs are covered with 70 cubic feet in the rear cargo area, providing ample space for bikes, golf clubs or supplies. The available roof rack can accommodate additional gear like paddle boards and kayaks. The Tofino’s large storage capacity, combined with two separate sleeping areas, give rise to one of the most versatile vans in the Pleasure-Way lineup.
Pleasure-Way Plateau TS
MSRP: $172,185 CAD
The sophisticated design of the Plateau TS reveals a large bathroom, six cubic foot double-door fridge, full-sized wardrobe, and an expansive bank of galley cabinets, all while leaving the passenger side windows clear and unobstructed. The combination of a large side entrance, roll-up screen and six foot Corian® countertop allows for a preparation and serving area that permits you to enjoy the great outdoors. Plateau TS is built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 3L V6 diesel chassis. European-styled radius cabinetry, rich Ultraleather® upholstery and modern 10-inch touchscreen control panels complete the luxurious interior and make the Plateau TS an impeccably styled Class B motorhome.
Pleasure-Way Ontour 2.0
MSRP: $141,687 CAD
A testament to the fact that good things come in small packages, the Ontour 2.0 features all the comforts of home with no compromises. Key standard features include an induction stove, 12V compressor refrigerator, dual 100Ah lithium coach batteries and a 200-Watt solar package, all included to extend dry camping times while exploring the road less traveled. The 19’ 8” Ontour 2.0 is compact, but its 78” of headroom, spacious 77” long rear bed, private wet bath, and fully equipped galley transforms it into an inviting space. The nimble and responsive handling of the Ford Transit 250 chassis with 3.5L V6 gas engine offers a more stable and confident ride.
MSRP: $162,960 CAD
The 2021 Roadtrek Chase class B motorhome is a 20’ 9” unit built on a Ram ProMaster 3500 extended chassis, powered by a 3.6 L gas engine producing 209kW/280 HP. Equipped with twin beds, Froli Sleep System, adjustable head rests, underbed storage and thick plush mattress. The galley has all the conveniences of home along with a pull-out pantry and large pot drawer. The Chase comes standard with a Smart TV, 330 watts of solar power, 11,000 BTU A/C, power awning, under hood generator and heavy-duty magnetic bug screens. It is also equipped with 400 AMP lithium batteries, 3,000-watt sine-wave inverter and a Firefly Coach control system.
MSRP: $125,986 CAD
The Roadtrek Play is an entry-level coach, built in Cambridge, Ontario, on a Ram ProMaster chassis powered by a 3.6L gasoline engine producing 209kW/280 HP. The Play is equipped with twin beds, adjustable head rests, underbed storage and thick plush mattress. The galley has all the conveniences of home along with a pull-out pantry and large pot drawer. The Play comes standard with a 400 AGM battery system, 11,000 BTU A/C, power awning, under hood generator, heavy duty magnetic bug screens and is pre-wired for TV and Solar.
Roadtrek Zion slumber
The Zion Slumber offers all the comfort and conveniences of the popular Zion model but with the addition of a pop top sleeping area. Great for families as it can sleep and seat five people. The galley has all the conveniences of home along with a pull-out pantry and large pot drawer. The Zion Slumber comes standard with a Smart TV, under hood generator, 13,500 BTU air conditioner and heavy-duty magnetic bug screens. It is also equipped with 400 AMP lithium batteries, 3,000-watt sine-wave inverter and a Firefly Coach control system. The pop top area offers comfortable sleeping for two, three zippered windows and a storage tray with USB ports. Most popular options include: Induction Stove, rear Sumo Springs, forward facing sofa option.
Safari Condo MX
MSRP: $98,787 CAD.
Versatile and maneuverable vehicle, it has the widest interior in its segment. This compact camper offers the largest interior in its category and has the biggest counter surface of the industry. You will find a large bed (55.5” x 76”) and the largest refrigerator (7 cu. ft.) of any class b RV (opt.). Equipped with the gasoline heater 7950 BTU, bright interior with its windows along both sides giving you a roomy feeling.
Safari Condo XL FLEX
MSRP: $130,271 CAD.
This class B offers the most storage space of its category. The main queen size bed is adjustable in height to put large cargo items such as bikes under the bed. There is a spacious central toilet/shower cabin as well as a front dining area that seats four. Other configurations are available for the bed or for the front area. It is also equipped with a 13,000 BTU diesel heater.
Thor Motor Coach Tellaro 20AT
MSRP: $92,813 USD.
Start your adventure anytime with the 2021 Tellaro 20AT B-Class Van from Thor Motor Coach. Standard features include: Power Awning & Bike Rack by Thule®, Solar Battery Charging, Onan® 2,800 Watt Generator, Rapid Camp+® Multiplex Control System, Winegard® ConnecT 2.0+ WiFi extender, 30 Amp Electrical Panel, 1,000 watt inverter, Truma® Combi Eco Furnace/Water Heater, 11,000 BTU Roof Air Conditioner, Fully-enclosed Bath w/ Cassette Toilet, Self-contained Water System, 12V Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, 2-burner LP Range, Solid-surface Countertop, Swivel Captain’s Chairs, TecnoForm® S,p,A, Fold-up Full-size Bed, 24” LED TV, Sleeps 2.
Winnebago Boldt 70KL
MSRP: $259,354.92 CAD.
Inspired by the boundless spirit of its namesake – German explorer and naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt – the Boldt has adventure in its DNA. This energy- and fuel-efficient, diesel-powered Camper Van is equipped with Winnebago’s exclusive Pure3 Advanced Energy System, lots of storage and spacious floorplans, making it the perfect blend of innovation and comfort.
Winnebago Revel 44E
MSRP: $238,765 CAD
With the Winnebago® 4×4 Revel® – built on the new Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter chassis – it’s time that RVers start treating roads more like suggestions. The function-fueled design, powered by the reliability of a 3-liter turbo diesel engine and the freedom of on-demand 4WD means going off-road is never off the table. Most popular options include: Performance wheels and BF Goodrich T/A KO2 all-terrain tires, Coleman-Mach 10 NDQ air conditioner w/directional vents, Bluetooth control and built-in thermostat
Winnebago Solis 59P
MSRP: $138,529 CAD
From slope to shore, adapt to any adventure and any budget with the flexible, Winnebago® Solis. This camper van rides on a Ram ProMaster chassis, powered by a 3.6L gas fueled 180-HP V6. The coach is designed so you and your family can take any adventure on, while featuring a classic rooftop extension so you can take everything in. Most popular options include: sofa/bed w/two 3-point seat belts.
Winnebago Travato 59GL
The Travato® is the top-selling Camper Van in North America for a reason. Several reasons, actually. Energy and fuel-efficient systems make the most of the Travato’s ample power. Streamlined features are designed to keep you traveling even when the elements – and the road – are less than forgiving. Riding on a Ram ProMaster chassis with 3.6L V6 gas engine, popular standard features include : Pure3 Advanced Energy Management System 3-module lithium-ion energy pack, Coleman-Mach 10 NDQ air conditioner, Cummins Onan 2,800-watt QG gas generator and SuperSprings SumoSprings.
This article was first published by RV Lifestyle Magazine.