Best New and Innovative RVs for 2015
We’ve been scouring the California RV Show for the past week (yea, it’s a very long show) looking for the new, the noteworthy and the “Best Of” the 2015 RV selection. Every year it seems the RV industry takes a step towards the 21st century and this year is no different; with transitional spaces, cabinets that cleverly turn into desks, skylights that open up to the stars and even high end luxury without looking like Vegas threw up (don’t worry, they have that too)!
We’ve handpicked 11 of the Best 2015 RVs that have loads of cool features and amenities worth checking out, but to keep the video from becoming a half hour snorefest we’ve selected only a few of our favorite items from each rig. If you’re looking to upgrade, or buy your first RV, this is a good place to start your search.
Here’s the list of the RV’s we featured in the video, keep in mind that many of these are still in “pre-launch” or “prototype” mode so there might not be much info out there:
- Lance 1172 Truck Camper
- Cricket Trailer
- Genesis Classic Trailer
- Airstream Grand Tour EXT
- Fleetwood Flair 26D
- Sportsmobile 4WD
- Monaco Diplomat 43DFT
- Holiday Rambler Vacationer 36DBT
- American Coach Revolution 39A
- Leisure Travel Unity
- Heartland Road Warrior RV 420
So what do you think? Any favorites in the bunch? Did we miss something cool you’ve seen for the 2015 model year? Personally I think the skylight and the dimmable LEDs should be on every new RV!
There are plenty of other reasons to visit the show this weekend: Come hang with us at the entrance and talk shop, check out an inflatable SUP from Fisher that’s a perfect for the RV, walk through an Off-The-Grid park model, see the “Vegas Throw-UP” RV I mentioned above and snap a photo with that other famous guy Bret Michaels! Check the CA RV show website for details. Seriously if you’re in CA, NV or AZ come by and say hi, here’s our schedule for this weekend:
- Friday 10:00 – 1:00 at the entrance & 4:30 in the Seminar Tent
- Saturday 10:00 – 1:00 at the entrance & 3:30 in the Seminar Tent
- Sunday 10:00 – 1:00 at the entrance & 3:30 in the Seminar Tent
do you guys have any plans to start a family?/
Eventually, just not soon.
Didn’t you guys downsize recently? I think I saw somewhere an explanation why but can’t find it. We have a Leisure Van TB model on order. Won’t get it until May 2016. We are complete newbies and are enjoying all your helpful info.i want to use my rv as a mobile office/clinic I’ve been in practice for 16 years at a “stationary” office and am ready to try something new! Any good advice? Thanks
Dr. Lisa Timmerman
Hey Lisa, welcome to our world! We did consider downsizing RV’s 3 years ago but never took the plunge as we couldn’t find anything at the time we liked enough. This is our current home on wheels: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/resurrecting-dinosaurs-wynn-custom-rv
I don’t know if you have seen this post yet but Nurse Eric could be someone you may want to reach out to: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/make-money-travel-traveling-nurse
I have become obsessed with your blog lately. I just love the two of you. Love your videos, all the content and of course your cats. I am trying to persuade my husband to sell everything, buy an RV and go. I have just a few questions. I am sure it is in your content somewhere but I can’t seem to locate it. How long do you usually take out a loan for your RV? I saw in your blog that you lease? Is that a better way to go? And lastly best tips for people who have never Rv’ed before but really want to give it a go?
Thank You so much!
Mostly this article was about luxury. I would like to see more ‘green’ innovations. More multi-functionality. I recently saw a sink directly attached to a toilet. Wash hands and flush with same water. That is innovative.
We would like to see more ‘green’ innovations too. This was the best there was at the show…which is more of the same we know.
What do you think about Winnebago’s?
Currently we “generally” feel Winnebago and Fleetwood make some of the best RVs.
So glad you two featured so many smaller RVs. We’re downsizing next time! 🙂
Would love your reviews of the best fifth wheel toy haulers. Thanks
Jason, Being a past Vesta owner, why do you think the Vesta was a failure? What was the issue that pushed you guys to say goodbye to Wendy?
Here’s the story on how we wended up with Roy, our New RV: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/new-rv-adventure
We were looking at the Thor Super C diesel, but after discarding our fears of maneuvering a class A by test driving, we are going for the Fleetwood Excursion, like yours.
Not crazy about the black interior, but it will grow on us.
This will be our first RV, and last, as retirement transforms us into full timers.
We both ride, still downsizing, sold wife’s 2 Harley’s, down to my bagger Roadking.
Will never tow . . hydralift on rear for Hawg.
We follow you constantly for the great info . . . please continue and see you out there . . .
See ya out there Don, thanks for saying hi! Totally agree that driving is believing…it’s much easier to maneuver than it looks 🙂
My manual gives instructions on how to tow a smart car, but my dealer and smart USA tells me not to. Still waiting to hear WHY?
if you look on youtube there actually is a amphibious motor home. I don’t remember the name of the company but it is out their.
We’ve seen it too, but until it hits the ‘real’ market we’re not convinced 🙂
My wife and I stumbled upon the Renegade Super C searching for bunk models. From what we’ve seen, it looks like one of the best built RV’s available, but very expensive. I’m curious if you’ve seen one. If so, what’s your opinion of Renegade?
We’re not a huge fan of the Super C, we’d prefer a Class A Bunk model from Fleetwood or Winnebago.
We have a renegade and love the quality and pulling power. Look for used if the price is too much.
My fav is the Unity. It looks like the modern amenities of an Airstream in a B-Class. I really like the layout and the ingenious bed config. Actually like the Lance as well. Very roomy for its class and the versatility of that class is fantastic. Thanks for the vid.
Question for you; the more i explore RV’ing, the more i find on inevitable water leaks and that no matttee the make or $, they all leak. Comparisons have been made to a continuous earthquake on a home and so therefore, leaks will happen. In your years of travel, experience and socializing, do you have feedback.
I like the sound of an Airstream but ive been through multiple water damage events in my homes over time and im not about to invest in a known water leaking issue. Thanks
Our Vesta had one or two small leaks over the years, no issue with the Excursion yet. Leaks can be an issue but when you’re living full time in an RV it’s just something you deal with.
Thanks for the report from California. Why the preference of class A over a class C?
In general a class A motorhome is built to higher standards than a class C, from the chassis to the bay doors and the engine options. That said if a class C is a good fit we say go for it.
The Leisure Travel Unity looked great, especially the Murphy Bed. Does it have a decent bathroom with shower?
Because of the Murphy Bed it has a HUGE shower and bathroom. Perfect bachelor pad!
no smaller (25 – 30″) Class A diesels? that’s too bad, but thanks for the previous write ups!
Sorry Liz, after the fail of the Vesta, the Avanti and the horrible issues with the 28 Tiffin Breeze I don’t know if anyone will build a small class A diesel in 2015. Still Winnebago makes the Via which might be the best option unless you want to go B+.
I’m curious about the problems with the Allegro Breeze? That was one we really had our eye on.
Funny… My brother-in-law started transporting RVs a few months back and, just a couple of days ago, he told me about a toy-hauler he had transported that had two decks!
Heartland said they’ve only been making these for a short bit, we love the idea!
Ahhh no Jayco motorhome reviews? Drats!
We are gearing up to go full time with our three boys and two cats. Because there are five of us we are looking for a class C diesel…did y’all see any noteworthy class Cs with bunks and an overhead bed?
Jennie. We have been looking at Jayco Super C (diesel). They have a Seneca model 37FS with bunks, overhead queen and a king bedroom.
The Seneca Super C is the only model line we would recommend from Jayco.
Linda, We’ll definitely check those out! Thank you!
I would stay away from class C if you can and go for a class A. You might want to look at the Excursion 35 with bunks, and I’m sure there’s a similar product from another mfr. If it was my choice I’d recommend a used class A over a new Class C.
We would go for an A, but we really want all three boys to have their own space. A space I don’t have to make up each time. I know there are the drop down beds in the A’s but they don’t seem as sturdy.
There are class A bunk models offered by Tiffin, Fleetwood and Winnebago.
As always a good video. I’m doing research in towing our just purchased tow car
1 what is the brand of your dual receiver and the tow bar?
2. There are conflicting issues re: towing of a smart car. Smart USA says no but my manual gives detailed steps for flat towing.
Keep up the good work
The brand of all our tow gear is Roadmaster.
Smart says Yes when I asked about 2015 models, where did you hear “no”?