The Best Small Class C Motorhomes of 2024

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Stephanie Hatley

Favorite Trip

Staying at Watchman Campground inside Zion National Park was one of the best experiences of my life! We also love Acadia, and my kids are begging us to return to White Sands.

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North Carolina

Favorite RV

Our family travels in a 2022 Grand Design Reflection 28BH, but we hope to one day own an Airstream!

About Contributor

Our family hit the road in September 2021. We spend more time traveling than we do in NC, and because of that, we’ve visited 28 states and 19 of the 63 national parks so far. We love roadschooling, meeting new people, trying new foods, and embracing our beautiful country on this adventure!

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to motorhomes. Many RVers choose a small Class C motorhome for more campsite options and easier maneuverability. You can book smaller national park sites or get in and out of busy cities. And yet, even in smaller packages, these best Class C campers provide everything you need for an enjoyable experience.

What Is a Small Class C RV?

There are several different types of motorhomes. The largest is the Class A, which features a huge windshield and bus-type body. Class B campers are the smallest and look more like vans. In the middle are Class C campers, motorhomes designed to provide additional sleeping space above the cab. When it comes to Class B vs Class C RVs, the latter tend to be better equipped to suit families.

Class C motorhomes generally range from 22 to more than 40 feet long but average around 30-35 feet. They’re typically less expensive than Class A and Class B RVs, making them ideal for RVers on a tighter budget. Whether you’re looking for a small space for a weekend couples getaway or a larger motorhome to entertain friends, Class C motorhomes offer something for everyone.

Our Favorite Small Class C Motorhome Floorplans

Our favorite small Class C motorhomes are under 27 feet long. They include a cabover area for sleeping or additional storage, a rear bedroom, and a central eating and lounging space. Only one on our list has a dinette and sofa; most will only have one or the other. 

Let’s take a look at our top picks!

Thor Eddie Bauer 22EB

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Specs

  • Length: 24’1”
  • GVWR: 12,500 pounds
  • Chassis: Ford
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

Favorite Feature: Compact but has all the necessities

My favorite feature of this small Class C motorhome is its compact design. There are no slide-outs in this Eddie Bauer 22EB, which means no extra interior space once you’re settled into the campsite. But this also means no possibility for malfunctions or slide maintenance.

You can access everything on a travel day, from the rear bathroom to the fridge to the dinette. If you want to stop at a truck stop for lunch, it’s easy to fix a sandwich, enjoy a break, and get back on the road.

This Eddie Bauer motorhome has a 12-volt refrigerator, 3-burner cooktop, microwave, stainless steel sink, and a comfortable booth dinette. In the rear is a full bed, bathroom, and closet. While under 25 feet long, the Eddie Bauer 22EB provides everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable camping trip.

However, if you want something slightly bigger with a living room slide, consider the Eddie Bauer 26EB. This small Class C motorhome extends the central interior area and replaces the booth dinette with a 68” sofa and a removable pedestal table.

Jayco Redhawk SE 22CF

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Specs

  • Length: 24’8”
  • GVWR: 14,500 pounds
  • Chassis: Ford
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 5

Favorite Feature: Abundant storage

The Redhawk SE 22CF features one slide-out in the rear, which provides additional room in the bedroom. The rear queen bed sits across from a full bathroom with plenty of space to walk around the bed.

What I love most about this small Class C motorhome is the ample storage. The bedroom has overhead storage above the bed and a large wardrobe closet. In the kitchen, you’ll find a pantry and overhead storage above the booth dinette and kitchen areas. Whether traveling for a weekend or on a cross-country summer trip, you’ll have expansive storage space in the Redhawk SE 22CF.

The kitchen is also equipped with all the necessities for cooking: a 12-volt refrigerator, a 2-burner cooktop, a convection microwave, and a stainless steel sink. The booth dinette sits across from the kitchen for easy mealtime access.

If you prefer a slide-out in the living area instead of the bedroom, consider the Redhawk SE 22AF. It’s also under 25 feet long but replaces the dinette with a U-shaped booth, increasing the entertaining space.

Thor Freedom Elite 22FE

Thor Freedom Elite 22FE
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Specs

  • Length: 24’1” or 24’7”
  • GVWR: 12,500 or 12,300 pounds
  • Chassis: Ford or Chevrolet
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

Favorite Feature: Two chassis options

Another great small Class C motorhome with a slide-out in the rear bedroom is the Freedom Elite 22FE. This camper’s floorplan is similar to the Jayco Redhawk SE 22CF. Across from the full bathroom, the rear queen bed has plenty of room to walk around, plus there’s overhead storage and a closet. 

The booth dinette is a bit bigger than the one in the Jayco, providing 76 inches of eating space instead of 70 inches. The cabover area measures 52” by 96”, offering plenty of room for kids to have their own sleeping space.

The two chassis options are one of the Freedom Elite 22FE’s most intriguing features. You can choose from a Ford with a gas 7.3L V8 engine or a Chevrolet with a gas 6.0L V8 engine. The Chevrolet chassis is a bit longer at 24’7” but lighter at 12,300 pounds.

The Freedom Elite 22HE is an option if you prefer a small Class C motorhome with no slides. As long as a full bed is comfortable, this camper provides everything you need for an enjoyable camping trip in a smaller motorhome.

Winnebago Minnie Winnie 25B

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Specs

  • Length: 26’4”
  • GVWR: 14,500 pounds
  • Chassis: Ford
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 6

Favorite Feature: Sofa and dinette

If you’re searching for a small Class C motorhome with a sofa and a dinette, the Minnie Winnie 25B is an excellent option. The entry door is towards the rear, providing more lounge space in the front of the camper. The 40” by 67” sofa also converts into another bed, providing more sleeping space than any other motorhome on our list.

Because this floorplan features a sofa and a dinette, the kitchen is smaller and offers less countertop space. However, you still have a microwave, 3-burner cooktop, 6.3 cubic-foot refrigerator, and double stainless steel sink for all your cooking and cleaning needs.

The Minnie Winnie 25B does not have slide-outs. The rear bedroom has a 54” by 80” corner bed and a full bathroom. If you’re looking for something slightly larger with slide-outs, consider the Minnie Winnie 26T. Its two slides open the interior space in the rear bedroom and central living area.

Thor Coleman 22EQF

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Specs

  • Length: 24’1” or 24’7”
  • GVWR: 12,500 or 12,300 pounds
  • Chassis: Ford or Chevrolet 
  • Sleeping Capacity: up to 4

Favorite Feature: Excellent exterior storage

Finally, another pick for the best small Class C motorhome is the Coleman 22EQF by Thor. Like a couple of the other campers, it has a full corner bed and a corner bathroom in the rear. A 76” booth dinette sits across from the kitchen.

This motorhome also has two chassis options. However, the Coleman 22EQF offers much more exterior storage space at just over 50 cubic feet. If you’re looking for a small Class C motorhome that provides plenty of room for camping chairs, a propane fire pit, fishing poles, and all your other gear, this motorhome is ideal.

The Thor Coleman 22EQF has no slide-outs, but if you prefer a larger bed and a more spacious bedroom, consider the Coleman 22CMF. This camper allows you to walk around a queen-size bed.

What Is The Smallest Class C RV?

All the options above make the cut as some of the smallest Class C motorhomes out there, but here are a few more you should research: 

What Length RV Will Fit in a Parking Space?

A standard US parking space is between 8 and 9 feet wide. Length varies from location to location. Some parking spots are 16 feet long, while others offer spaces up to 20 feet long.

Therefore, most Class C motorhomes – even the smallest ones – won’t fit in a standard parking space. If you need a smaller motorhome, we suggest researching Class B vans, the smallest options for drivable RVs.


Class C motorhomes offer all the necessities for a comfortable camping experience at a more affordable price. While Class A motorhomes provide more luxury and Class B camper vans are more compact, Class C RVs are the best of both worlds. 

Whether you’re a solo traveler or a family of four or more, you’ll find a small Class C to suit your camping needs!

Which small Class C motorhome is your favorite and why? Let us know in the comments below!

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