The Best Short Class C Motorhomes 10355

Class C motorhomes come in a wide variety of lengths from 20 feet to over 30 feet. While a longer Class C motorhome might be right for you and your family, many RVers find that a shorter model works extremely well for them.

A short Class C motorhome is easier to maneuver on the road and around campsites and parking lots. These smaller Class C motorhomes are also more versatile as far as where they can travel. A really long Class C will be limited, and that can mean you’ll miss out on certain opportunities.

So, if you think a shorter Class C motorhome might be a good fit for you, then you should check out the options presented below. These are excellent Class C motorhomes that likely have exactly what you’re looking for.

Thor Gemini 23TW

Thor Motor Coach Gemini 23TW
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If you’re looking for an RV with plenty of interior room and like the idea of a skylight above the cab of the RV, then the Thor Gemini 23TW is a perfect option for you. This model features a camp-side kitchen, a full bath in the rear passenger side of the RV, and a queen bed and Dream dinette on a slide on the driver’s side of the RV.

The unit features a Ford Transit chassis with a diesel engine that puts out 185 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. This engine is great on fuel and provides plenty of power to get the RV around. The length overall is 23.5 feet. The model sleeps up to five people between the bed, the dinette, and the cab-over bunk.

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Thor Freedom Elite 22HE

Thor Motor Coach Freedom Elite 22HEC
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If you’re looking for something with a different layout and no slide, then the Thor Freedom Elite 22HE is a great choice to explore. The model features a large Dream dinette, a kitchen on the passenger side of the RV, a queen bed in the rear of the RV next to the bathroom, and a closet next to the bathroom.

The RV is built on the Ford E-Series chassis. It features a gasoline engine that makes 325HP and 450 lb-ft of torque. The Freedom Elite 22HE measures 24 feet in length and it will sleep up to five people between the bed, dinette, and cab-over bunk.

Shop all Thor Freedom Elite 22HE RVs.

Forest River Forester MBS 2401B

Forester MBS 2401B Floorplan
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If you’re looking for an RV that combines style and function, then the Forest River Forester MBS 2401B is among the best in the industry that marries those two categories. This model features a convertible dinette for additional sleeping space, a queen bed with a TV mounted across, a spacious corner bathroom, and blackout roller shades throughout.

Built on the Mercedes 3500 chassis, this RV measures just over 25 feet in length. It has a sleeping capacity of up to five people between the queen-size bed, the convertible dinette (or theater seat option), and the cab-over bunk.

Shop all Forest River Forester MBS 2401B RVs.

Thor Coleman 22CMF

Thor Coleman 22CMF Floorplan
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If you’re looking for a short Class C that puts the fun in function, the Thor Coleman 22CMF is an ideal choice for your next adventure. With a 76-inch Dream dinette, a queen bed, a generous closet, and a bathroom you’ll never feel cramped in, you’ll be counting down the minutes until you hit the road.

The Coleman 22CMF is built on a Ford E-Series chassis delivering 325HP & 450 lb-ft of torque. It measures 24 feet in length and can sleep up to four comfortably between the queen bed and the cab-over bunk.

Shop all Thor Coleman 22CMF RVs.

Winnebago EKKO

Winnebago EKKO
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If you’re looking for an RV that has practically reinvented the short Class C altogether, then look no further than the Winnebago EKKO. It features the added capacity of a Class C coach, the efficiency of a camper van, as well as the enhanced capability of AWD to deliver one of the best short Class C RVs available.

Built on a Ford AWD Transit chassis, the EKKO delivers 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. It measures 23 feet in length and has a sleeping capacity of four. The bottom line, it proves that good things really do come in smaller packages.

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Choosing a Class C RV

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When it comes to choosing the best RV for you and your family, a Class C motorhome is always a solid choice. The short Class C models suit many RVers and their adventures, but if you’re on the fence about why a Class C could be the perfect RV for your needs, don’t fret.

Check out the articles below that have plenty of advice to help you make the best choice:

It’s important to note that there are other floorplans for each of these Class C models. This means if you’re interested in the chassis or model in general but would like to see other layouts, there are additional options out there for you to choose from.

What are you looking for when it comes to a short Class C motorhome? Tell us in the comments below!

Are you interested in seeing the other Class C models? Check out all of the Class C motorhomes available at Camping World. Didn’t see something you’re interested in here? Check out the new Happier Camper. As always, Camping World is available to help you sell or trade-in your current RV.

The Best Short Class C Motorhomes

Wade divides his time among various outdoor activities in both urban and rural environments. An adventurer by nature, he is always up for a challenging hike, fun hunt, or day out on the water with friends and family. When he isn’t enjoying the outdoors, he’s writing, reading, or tinkering with motorcycles and cars.
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  1. We are researching Class C RVs this spring and summer. I am reading everything and passing all my new knowledge to my husband. Your articles really give us a lot to think about. Thanks.

    1. We’re doing the same… trying to find the smallest/shortest we can… if they get too long or wide it limits where you can drive or park…have you found a favorite yet

  2. Nice article. Very happy with our Thor Daybreak 22DB, similar to the Freedom Elite except it has the Queen slideout on the driver side, lots of privacy back there and a regular size person can sleep there with the slide in, if the mattress is turned around and folded up like a futon, very cozy. Rides on a powerful Ford E350 with the V10 Triton gas motor, and a gas generator. Best feature was the very affordable price, around $65K.

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