When I was looking for the perfect RV with a twin layout, good storage, and not too expensive, I found some pretty decent ones. There are many class B RVs with the twin layout but I didn’t want to focus on those. In this article, I will focus on slightly larger B+ or C RVs but I’ll mention the Axis and the Vegas which is an RUV from Thor to consider. Here are the ones I will talk about in this blog post: Leisure Travel Unity and Wonder, Winnebago EKKO, Winnebago View and Navion, Thor Axis and Vegas, Entegra Ethos, Entegra QWEST, Tiffin Wayfarer, Jayco Melbourne, Thor Chateau. Many come with the Mercedes chassis which is way more expensive than similar RVs with the Ford or the Ram. I personally would not want to buy a Mercedes it’s too fancy and pricey for me but many like it so I include some of them here.
Leisure Travel Unity and Wonder
To begin with, Leisure RV is top of the line in looks and is as expensive as they come. Both their models Wonder and Unity have twin bed layouts. Wonder is cheaper ($129.985) because it is built on the Ford Transit chassis. The Wonder has a front twin layout and a rear twin layout. The Unity is utilizing the Mercedes diesel engine, but that comes with the hefty price of $187.000. However, the layout of the RV is very compelling. First off, given the size of the RV, it has a capacity to get heavily loaded with ease, but users have reported an impressive gas mileage even on full load. The RV also comes with useful features like lane assist, along with backup cameras. This is really a fancy nice RV but way out of my price range. Even the ones from 2012 are more than 90k. Solar panels incorporated into its design help you to effectively manage the battery. An intensively powerful AC unit, along with propane heaters and a heat pump manages good living temperatures inside the RV.
The price of this RV is set at around $187,662 for the Unity and starts around $130,00 for the Wonder.
This is a pretty cool Class B+ RV. Whether your next adventure is a weekend getaway or an epic cross-country trek, the EKKO will take you there. The model won the’ Best New Model” and “Class C of the Year” Award in 2021. It’s a well-insulated four-season RV and it has it all you may want for your weekend trip. You can fit all your gear in the big compartment in the back and can sleep 4 people comfortably. It comes with an All-Wheel Drive and has some built-in off-grid systems for longer stays. Let’s see some of its features:
- Pass through heated storage with a cargo tie-down system.
- You can choose between different solar panel options
- Optional outdoor kitchen
- Powered patio awning
- Four weather prepped, extra insulation, dual pane windows, and heated exterior compartments will keep the inside temperature more steady.
The price of the Ekko is about $171,845
Thor Axis 24.1 and Vegas 24.1
The Axis and the Vegas have been on my list since the beginning. It is very popular because of its small size, and modern inside. It is more of a recreational utility vehicle (RUV) and can be used for ordinary activities too, it has a nice layout for full-time living. The engine is a 6,8L Triton and the interior comes packed with a gas cooktop with 3 burners and newer models have a convection/ microwave oven. It has a slide with a booth or a couch which looks comfortable. The two twin beds can be made into a big king-size bed easily. I really like the larger counter space with the extendable additional counter. I love the sofas, the size of the fridge is awesome. Besides the living room area, there is a huge ascending queen-sized bed above the driver seats. There is good closet space inside as well as outside. I really don’t like the curtain in the shower. I prefer glass doors. It’s definitely one of the more budget-friendly options.
This RV is priced at $ 154,00 the used, few years models are around $54,000
Thor Chateau 25V and Four Winds 25V
Let’s not miss this conventional 28 feet long Class C RV the Thor Chateau and the Four Winds. Full-timers spend many hours on the road and need a trustworthy chassis. The Ford E-Series is famous for being well-built and reliable. You can see them go up even to 200k-300k miles! It comes with a trusted suspension package, the same used in ambulances, and provides a smooth ride to every destination. Simply turn on cruise control and let the Four Winds take you there. The twin bed model has one slide which is the dining area. It has a full bath, fridge and the twin beds can be converted to a large king bed.
The MSRP for this RV is $126,000
Entegra Ethos 20T
The Ethos is a luxurious class B RV on the RAM® ProMaster 3500. It is full of all kinds of helpful technology, and the exclusive E-Z Drive™ system. Entegra RVs are famous for their excellence and superior craftsmanship. The Ethos was made for a comfortable home base, whether you are on the move or you plan to stay in a beautiful spot for a few days. Because of its small size, it is easy to drive it around and park it. I personally tried full-timing in a van-sized RV at first but I got tired of the lack of space. I do have many friends however who live in them full-time and they love it.
The Ethos runs around $140.000 brand new.
Winnebago View 24V and Navion 24V
I cannot miss Winnebagos since they are very popular. Winnebago has a few RVs with a twin bed layout, the View and Navion are two of them. The introduction of the Winnebago View launched an RV revolution. The View was the first motorhome in America built on the Mercedes chassis with combined power and fuel efficiency. The latest View raises the bar with available theater seating, an optional dual lithium battery system that lets you run major appliances off the 2,000-watt pure sine wave inverter, larger holding tanks, an optional entertainment package, plus two sumptuous interior colorways, and many more upgrades.
This RV is priced at $180,000 which makes it an expensive choice.
Other Models with the Mercedes Chassis To Consider:
Entegra QWest 24T
Tiffin Wayfarer 25TW
Jayco Melbourne 24T
Not Anymore Manufactured Models:
Dynamax Rev 24TB
Dynamax has stopped manufacturing the REV and they now don’t have any small RVs with the twin layout. You can still find used ones though. This RV runs on a chassis of RAM and has a neat Dodge 3.6L engine. The solid makeup of the RV says a lot about its quality. Another interesting feature is that the design of the toilet is pretty swanky and practical for two on the move. I love the swivel chairs in the front which makes the driver area to become part of the living area. This RV also features an unlimited hot water capacity for a freshwater tank of 25 gallons or you can get city water connected. The two twin beds can be converted to a full bed when you have the appropriate company. The couch turns into a smaller bed as well. It has a decent amount of storage space, however, I am sad that it does not have a larger space outside for a bicycle. Now, that would be nice! Not much counter space.
The price of a used model can be as low as $55,000
Winnebago Trend 23D
Winnebago stopped manufacturing the Trend. You can only buy used models. They made it up to 2019. This RV runs on RAM and has an impressive layout. However, Trend 23D is often confused with Winnebago Navion 24V and Winnebago View 24V, because all the three RVs have similar floorplans. However, while Trend 23D runs on RAM, Navion 24V and View 24 V are Mercedes-based RVs. Also, the Itasca Viva is the same as the Winnebago Trend. Moreover, some of the layouts has a slideout with a dining booth or small couch, which the Trend 23D does not feature. Trend 23D features a ProMaster engine and comes with a gas generator. The water heating system is tankless and the refrigerator is a full-size 3-way model. I like the Trend and I’ve been looking at those with the corner bed plan. If you create one big bed, the bathroom cannot be used. The closet is in the bathroom. I believe the chairs swivel here, which is at least good. I also find it too expensive.
A used Trend will be around $75,000 or less.
Coachmen Orion T24TB
I found this RV after I first wrote this article. They have a different twin layout. What I like about this, that it has a great living space. Good counter space, good sized bathroom, storage, outside TV. The door is in the back, so the bedroom is right behind the driver’s seats. I could use one bed and my friend can sleep on the other. It would be nice if the driver seats would swivel, which I think is optional. I don’t see any model with a convection oven, only with a microwave. Hopefully, they will put a better oven in future models. It would be nice to have that one more extra sleeping place that the Dynamax REV has as well, so I could accommodate two people besides me… I don’t think there is such thing as the perfect RV, The price is great and it definitely has great things going. I will definitely consider it.
This RV is not made anymore. When it was new it was priced at $75,000.
Winnebago Via 25T
Winnebago stopped manufacturing the Via. You can still find used models with the twin bed layout. This RV is a small Class A diesel RV, but since it runs on a Mercedes Sprinter, its price is well on the higher side. The most eye-catching feature is perhaps the waterfall-style countertop which is designed along with an equally redesigned galley. I love the size of the kitchen counter. It has been described as a boldly designed RV that is as swanky in its interior as it is on its exterior. Despite this load, the Via is a zippy RV with great storage.
The used price of this RV is $58,000
Here are a few more 2022 class B RVs with the twin layout:
Winnebago Travato 59K
Winnebago Era 70A
Winnebago Boldt 70BL
Coachmen Nova 20RB
Thor Sequence 20L & 20A
Thor Dellaro 20A & 20L
Choosing a suitable RV for your full-time living can be a tricky decision. I don’t want to make the mistake is going too large. I want to be able to comfortably drive the RV anywhere. Maybe some other small RVs with the twin floor-plan that I’ve missed?
“We bought an Orion and traveled around the West with it. We thought of living on the road full-time but that is hard to do when I do install pool fence which is pretty location-dependent. Maybe when we retire.” – George T.