Like everything else around us, the smallest Class A motorhomes have had an unapologetic price hike in 2022. Was it simply caused by inflation, or maybe greediness of dealers or, hopefully a significant improvement in packaging and features? Today we will try to answer these questions and will attempt to figure out whether fully integrated RV models remain even remotely affordable.
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#1 Chausson A-Class
This integrated motorhome from the French manufacturer Chausson remains on the edge of innovation in the RV business. Their 2022 Chausson Class A is offered in 3 lengths, 3 layouts and 2 trims.
#2 Knaus Van I
This German brand Knaus has been in camper business for over 60 years, continuously improving their trailers and expanding into campervan and motorhome markets. Among the latter is the compact Class A, labeled Van I.
#3 Thor Axis and Vegas
Thor Motorcoach currently carry two compact Class As in the lineup. To distinguish them from the massive American coaches, Thor places the Axis and Vegas within a special RUV subclass.
#4 Winnebago Vista and Sunstar
Winnebago Vista and Sunstar are basically the same Class motorhome and they mostly differ in color schemes, interior styling and a few minor features.
#5 Adria Sonic
Adria Sonic is the brand’s one and only Class A that is available in two equipment lines, Plus and Supreme with three layouts each.
#6 Entegra Vision
The smallest and therefore the cheapest Class-A Entegra is a gasoline powered coach built on the popular Ford F53 chassis. In 2022 it is unified with the rest of the lineup and gets a new 7.3L V8 engine that makes 350 horsepower.
#7 Newmar Bay Star Sport
Newmar Bay Star Sport is a gas-powered coach, built on the Ford F-Series chassis and rated for 22,000 lbs GVWR.
#8 Jayco Alante
Jayco Alante offers 3 configurable floorplans and 2 dealer-only layouts, all of which maximize the use of interior space and accommodate 6 to 8 people.