What’s the Towing Capacity for Class B Motorhomes?
Nimble, fuel efficient, yet still self-contained, Class Bs can seem to do it all, but when it comes to towing, how much can they really pull off?
When looking for the perfect home away from home, many of us turn to a home with wheels. We take to the pavement for a home on the road that promises one breathtaking view after another, and we (more often than not) do so with a Class B motorhome.
Smaller than their Class A and Class C counterparts, Class B motorhomes are easier to navigate with their streamlined and ready-to-roll design.
Equipped with the same luxurious amenities like galley kitchens, beds, and restrooms as the larger classes, Class B motorhomes are simply more nimble and more fuel-efficient than their bigger siblings without sacrificing the fully self-contained ability you’ve come to expect. Think of them as the overachieving little brother, smaller but always rising to every challenge without fail… that Class B, it’s such a showoff.
Beyond the comparable comfort and capabilities of the Class B motorhomes, the most popular topic tends to be the towing capacity. As a result of their smaller size, these motorhomes are commonly built using automotive vans or panel trucks and can conveniently double as your everyday driving choice.
Ideal for narrower roads and congested streets, the Class B motorhome is simple to maneuver, which makes parking and turning around easier than ever. Plus, engine service is available at nearly every automotive dealership. Speaking of service, the Class B motorhome comes equipped with a hitch or tow trailer to meet your towing needs. So what’s the towing capacity for Class B motorhomes? Let’s break it down with a few different options.
2022 Thor Tellaro 20AT
If you’re drawn to the newest gadgets and your ears perk up when those proverbial bells and whistles are sounded, then the 2022 Thor Tellaro is more than likely the best Class B RV for your next adventure. With a fuel-efficient platform, this camper van encourages weekend warriors to become full-time nomads.
A foldable bike rack holds two full-size adult bicycles allowing you the option of parking and taking a separate set of wheels off the beaten path. A roof ladder with a trusty magnet system provides access to the roof for retrieving your snowboard and gear or to get a closer look at the stars. A patio awning extends and retracts with the simple press of a button for taking the inside living outside.
When it comes to towing, the hitch capacity here is 3,500 lbs. so feel free to bring along an ATV or a snowmobile and take your next adventure to the next level. Do so in style, too, because the Thor Tellaro is not short on good looks and charm.
2021 Winnebago Revel 44E
Built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, the Winnebago Revel will stop traffic and clear the roads as it commands all the attention when it passes by.
Packed full of all the modern conveniences you love about your stationary home, this Class B RV includes those plus easy access to the lithium system, internal freshwater tank, and simplified water center panel. Two 125-amp hour LiFePO batteries, that can be monitored using Bluetooth, allow you to stay off-grid longer without sacrificing comfort, perfect for those times you wish the trip would never end. When you’ve driven up an appetite (it happens, I know), the intuitive galley design allows access to the fridge inside and outside of the coach so you can refuel without hassle.
The towing capacity for the Revel is 5,000 lbs. which means you can bring along a small boat, if you’d like, and trade the pavement for the water whenever the opportunity presents itself.
2021 Winnebago Solis 59PX
Perhaps the most flexible of the Class B motorhomes is the Winnebago Solis. With the unique advantage of being able to adapt to every adventure within any budget, the Solis is what I would call a people pleaser.
Featuring a classic rooftop extension that allows incredible sightlines, this camper van will have everyone in the family climbing in before it’s even time to hit the road. Let’s talk good news and bad news with the Solis. The good news: it comfortably sleeps four without an issue. The bad news: everyone is going to be fighting over where to sleep even though there isn’t a bad option. It’s just the pop-up top sleeps you closer to the stars, which is ideal for those of us who like to have our heads in the clouds.
A sleek, flexible solar panel system is fitted to the top portion of the pop-top roof that keeps you fueled whether you’re on or off the grid. A hitch capacity of 3,500 lbs. still gives you plenty of leeway to bring along a motorcycle, or something comparable, if towing is a necessity for your journey.
Class B Motorhomes are Great Small Towing Machines
Granted, these are just a few options of Class B motorhomes on the market at the moment. There’s a wide range available from efficient smaller models to larger RVs that increase living space without challenging the driving experience one expects from this Class.
The towing capacity tends to range from 3,000 lbs. on the low end to 5,000 lbs. on the higher end to meet whatever needs your next excursion requires.
Whether you’re bringing along a small boat or ATV, a motorcycle or snowmobile, the towing capacity of the Class B will prove itself time and again… just like that youngest, overachieving sibling.
I’m not saying it will be your favorite, what parent could ever choose a favorite child, but I am saying it’s definitely in the running. Don’t worry, we don’t have to tell the others.