How Much Does A Class B RV Weigh? 10 Examples

Class B RV parked side view

If you are interested in purchasing an RV, you may be wondering how much it will weigh. This can be especially true of trailers that need to be towed. You need to make sure that you have a vehicle capable of towing the weight of the trailer.

In the case of a Class B RV, there are a few reasons that someone might be concerned with the weight.

First of all, it’s important to know the gross vehicle weight rating of the RV. This is the maximum weight that the RV can weigh when you include the weight of the van itself along with everything that is going in it, including the people.

This will include all cargo items such as personal items, clothing, cooking supplies, freshwater, and gray water.

In some locations, the weight of a vehicle matters in determining the class of license that you need to drive it. In the United States, this is often seen only in large motorhomes that weigh over 26,000 pounds.

Class B RVs are not affected by this and can be driven in most locations with a standard driver’s license.

A Class B RV weighs between 6,000 and 11,000 pounds fully loaded on average. Most of the Class B motorhomes being produced nowadays are built using the same van chassis and are similar in weight. The weight will differ based on the van size and options included.

If you own an RV or are considering purchasing one, you will need to make sure you adhere to the GVWR recommendations from the manufacturer. This will help you to avoid potential problems that could arise from overloading a vehicle.

Overloading a vehicle can cause mechanical damage to the vehicle and may cause a tire blowout or other issues. It will also make it more difficult to climb hills. It may also be a safety concern as you will need a longer distance to brake and may be more susceptible to accidents.

In the case of an accident, if your vehicle is overloaded, you could be responsible and your insurance may not even pay for damages. To avoid this, you’ll want to weigh your RV to make sure you are within the maximum limit set forth by the manufacturer.

10 Examples of Class B RV Weight

I have included the weights that the manufacturer suggests for each of the Class B motorhomes below along with some details about the RV.

The weights that I have included are the GVWR for each motorhome. This weight includes the RV along with all cargo that will be inside the RV. It’s the maximum weight that the RV should weigh at any given time when fully loaded.

1) 2020 Pleasure-Way Tofino

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) – 8550 lbs

The Pleasure-Way Tofino is built on the RAM Promaster 1500 chassis and is one of the lowest weighing Class B RVs on the market. It is also among the most affordable Class B motorhomes that you can purchase.

Although the van is a low roof, it offers a pop-top that provides additional walking space and headroom inside the van. This makes for a very roomy layout.

This van has a freshwater capacity of 16 gallons and a gray holding tank capacity of 8 gallons.

Read more about the Tofino here.

2) 2020 Roadtrek SS Agile

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) – 8550 lbs

Cargo capacity – 1500 lbs

The Roadtrek SS agile comes in at a very low weight considering all that it has to offer. Although it is a very expensive model with an MSRP starting at 142,000+.

It offers a roomy layout with a large kitchen area and a living and dining area that converts to a bed in the rear.

Learn more about the Roadtrek SS Agile here.

3) 2020 Winnebago Solis

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) – 8900 lbs

The Solis is a new motorhome for 2020 and is built using the RAM Promaster chassis. It is built on a high roof and also has a pop-top for additional headroom.

This van offers a lot of room for those looking to have a camping space that allows plenty of room to move around.

The pop-top allows for an additional sleeping area besides the Murphy bed located in the main living area of the van.

This motorhome is an excellent new addition to Winnebagos line of motorhomes and comes in at a GVWR of 8900 pounds.

Learn more about the Solis here.

4) 2020 Airstream Interstate Nineteen

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) – 9050 lbs

The Interstate Nineteen is a small 19-foot RV that offers luxurious amenities for those who want it. The starting MSRP is $161,099 so it is quite a lot to spend. It has a well thought out floor plan that allows for maximum living, including a living area that converts into a sleeping area.

The RV is built on the Mercedes sprinter chassis and is still quite light for an RV at 9050 pounds maximum weight.

Dry weight – 7,426 lbs without cargo, passengers and all water tanks empty.

Cargo capacity – 1663 lbs. This amount is the amount of cargo you can expect to add to the dry weight and includes all supplies, people and freshwater tanks.

Learn more by visiting the company’s website here.

5) Storyteller Overland Mode 4×4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) – 9050 lbs

This RV is popular among those who would like to get off the road and go to places that a normal RV might not go. The four-wheel-drive on this van allows one to drive on terrain that might be less than desired.

The company advertises the van as being a four-season, rugged RV that is ready for adventure. It offers decent living space but the key feature with this Class B RV is the ability to go off-the-grid.

It contains a powerful solar system and all of the amenities that you would expect in an RV of this size.

Learn more about this RV here.

6) 2020 Winnebago Revel

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) – 9050 lbs

Similar to the Mode 4×4 mentioned above, the Revel is a four-wheel-drive adventure RV that is great for those who want to go off the road. Built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis, it comes in a small package but packs a punch in terms of features.

It’s a small van at 19′ 7″ in total length so the total weight is low at 9050 lbs.

The Revel is a lightweight RV that appeals to those who want to go on off-road, off-grid adventures.

Learn more about the Revel by visiting the company’s website here.

7) 2020 Winnebago Travato

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) – 9350 lbs

The Travato is one of the most popular Class B RVs on the road in North America. It’s a roomy van at 21′ in length and uses the RAM Promaster 159″ chassis. This is the same van that my custom van conversion is built on.

It’s a small amount heavier than some of the others we’ve looked at above but still similar in weight and size.

It has a clean and spacious layout and contains all of the amenities you’ve come to expect from a professionally upfitted Class B.

You can read more about the Travato here.

8) 2020 Roadtrek Zion

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) – 9350 lbs

The Zion weighs the same as the Travato listed above and uses the same Ram Promaster chassis.

Similarly, it offers a spacious layout and also includes a wet bath. Another great feature is the amount of storage it offers. The Zion is one of the more affordable options when it comes to motorhomes of this size.

Although not cheap, at a starting MSRP of $101,681, it is more affordable than most of the other options on this list.

Learn more about the Zion here.

9) 2020 Airstream Interstate Lounge EXT

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) – 11,030 lbs

Dry weight – 9,300 lbs for the 2WD version / 9,575 for the 4WD version.

Cargo capacity – 1,730 lbs for the 2WD version / 1,455 for the 4WD version.

This luxury Class B motorhome has substantially more weight than the others we have looked at so far. It has a length of 24′ and offers a very roomy interior for families.

This one is for those who want to be spoiled while out on the road and need the comforts of home with them at all times.

Airstream is known for its high-quality RVs and this one is certainly no different in that regard. Starting with a Mercedes-Benz van and creating a luxury coach on top of it, this one is for those who want quality and comfort above all else.

Learn more here.

10) Coachmen Galleria

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) – 11030 lbs

The Galleria is another high-quality coach with a hefty weight. Weighing in at the same amount as the Airstream Interstate Lounge EXT, it’s among the heavier models that we will discuss. It also uses the same Mercedes chassis in a 24′ length.

It offers a nice, clean layout that provides tons of storage. It’s an expensive RV that offers luxury to those who place the quality of living at the top of their priorities.

It has everything you could need to enjoy a comfortable RVing experience whether you are comping for the weekend of living in it full-time.

Learn more here.

What Weight Camper Van Can I Drive?

In most states in the United States, there is no special license required for most classes of motorhomes. The only exception to the US is driving something over 26,000 pounds which does not include any class B motorhome.

There isn’t a class B motorhome that weighs this much as you’ve seen from the list above. The typical range of weight that you can expect from a class B motorhome is in the 6,000 to the 11,000-pound range.

If you are driving an RV that weighs more than 26,000 pounds, various states have different rules concerning the type of license required. An RV of this size will likely be a Class A so if you are only concerned with Class B motorhomes, you will not have to worry about this.


A Class B RV can weigh anywhere from 6000 to over 11,000 pounds when you include freshwater and cargo. This is the smallest and lightest type of motorhome on the market.

In comparison, a class C RV could weigh between 10,000 and 15,000 pounds on average and a class A might be in the 12,000 to 30,000-pound weight range. This is quite a difference over the weight that a Class B would be.

The majority of professionally manufactured Class B RVs being sold today are similar in weight since most of them are built on the same few chassis. There are some variances depending on the size and features of the van.

The list above will give you an idea of what to expect when considering the weight of a Class B RV.

Dan Collins

I consider myself an outdoor enthusiast. I love to travel and go to places that most people don't get a chance to go. I want to see it all and live life to the fullest while I'm alive. My camper van is helping me to do just that. I write about my experiences to help inspire others to do the same.

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