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Off-Road Class B Comparison: Revel Vs. Top 5 Off-Road Class B Alternatives

The Winnebago Revel has become so popular that many RV manufacturers are jumping on the off-road Class B bandwagon. So, do models like the Jayco Terrain, Entegra Launch, Storyteller Overland, Thor Sanctuary, and Airstream Interstate 19X have what it takes to compete with the Revel?

We pit the popular Winnebago Revel against five formidable off-road alternatives to help determine if they’re truly off-road vehicles and which one is best for you. Let’s dive in!

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Watch Out Revel, Here Come the “Off-Road” Class Bs

Recently, there’s been a surge in demand for more off-road-capable RVs. RVers have a growing desire to explore beyond traditional campgrounds. Boondocking and overlanding have become increasingly trendier, and many RVers want a rig that can traverse rough terrain without compromising on comfort and amenities.

This demand has spurred manufacturers to develop Class B motorhomes for off-road adventures. Class Bs are compact and easy to drive, and if you raise their clearance and slap on some beefy tires, they can easily venture off the pavement. But do RVers really go off-roading in these Class B’s? 

While many people use their rigs to set out on grand overlanding adventures, the ability to get off the pavement is appealing. You never know what you’ll encounter on a cross-country road trip, especially when boondocking. In our opinion, this is why off-road vehicles are so popular lately. People want confidence in their self-sufficient adventures. We don’t blame them!

revel interstate X and launch camper van off road

All About the Winnebago Revel 

Since the Winnebago Revel debuted in 2017, it’s been a gateway for many to more rugged off-road adventures. With a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis and four-wheel drive, the Revel has some basic off-road capabilities necessary for getting out of the campground.

Its turbo-diesel engine and automatic overdrive transmission deliver over 330 pounds of torque and 211 horsepower. Additionally, it has dual light bars with 22,000 lumens of light.

Revel holds an impressive 35 gallons of fresh water and 21 gallons of gray water, so you can boondock for a bit longer. Other specifications include:

  • Exterior Length: 19’6″
  • Exterior Height: 9’11”
  • Exterior Width: 7’5″
  • Interior Height: 6’3″
  • Interior Width: 5’10”
  • Wheelbase: 144″
  • Fuel Capacity: 24.5 gallons
  • GVWR: 9,050 lbs
  • Cassette Toilet Capacity: 5 gallons
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Awning Length: 10′
Winnebago Revel
The Winnebago Revel is well-loved amongst van lifers.

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The Revel Now Has Some Serious Competition 

The Revel is no longer the only player in town. Several manufacturers have entered the off-road Class B arena, offering alternative options that challenge the Revel’s dominance. Let’s examine five other off-road Class B options.  

Jayco Terrain Vs. Revel

Jayco, a reputable name in the RV industry, has introduced the Terrain. Like the Revel, the Terrain is on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with 4WD.

It features a rugged exterior design with off-road tires and a lifted suspension. Inside, it offers all the comforts of home. It includes a fully equipped kitchen, an all-in-one wet bath with shower and cassette toilet, and sleeping accommodations for up to two people.

However, some key differences in features of the Jayco Terrain vs. the Revel are the battery amp hours, mounting space in the “garage,” and insulation quality. The Revel takes the cake with all these features, with a 320 amp-hour lithium-ion battery vs. a 210 amp-hour lithium battery in the Jayco Terrain. The Revel also has more storage room in the garage space and better insulation for colder camping.

Now let’s take a look at the specs of the Jayco Terrain vs the Revel: 

Jayco TerrainWinnebago Revel 
Fresh Water Capacity22 gallons 35 gallons
Gray Water Capacity20 gallons 21 gallons
Sleeps 22
Interior Height6′ 1″6’3″
Exterior Length19′ 7″19’6″
Fuel Capacity24 gallons24.5 gallons
GVWR9,050 lbs 9,050 lbs

MSRP

Starting at $201,000

Starting at $245,463

Entegra Launch (New in 2024)  Vs. Revel 

New to the scene is the Entegra Launch, a 4×4 Class B motorhome. Like the Revel and Terrain, the Launch is on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter AWD van with a 144-inch wheelbase.

It comes with Koni shocks and a heavy-duty rear stabilizer bar. Additionally, the Entegra Launch has BF Goodrich all-terrain tires. To stay connected, it comes with a 210-amp hour lithium battery and a Starlink Satellite Internet System. But how do the specs of the Entegra Launch compare vs. the Revel?

Entegra LaunchWinnebago Revel 
Fresh Water Capacity21 gallons 35 gallons
Gray Water Capacity21 gallons 21 gallons
Sleeps 22
Interior Height6’1”6’3″
Exterior Length19’6″19’6″
Fuel Capacity24.5 gallons24.5 gallons
GVWR9,050 lbs 9,050 lbs

MSRP

Starting at $248,569

Starting at $245,463
Entegra Launch
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Storyteller Overland MODE Vs. Revel

Storyteller Overland’s MODE series is an impressive lineup of Class Bs, featuring the Classic MODE, Mystic MODE, Stealth MODE, and Beast MODE to compete vs the Revel. However, we’re comparing the Beast MODE, which is the most off-road-equipped model in the lineup, vs the Revel.

Like the other contenders, the Beast MODE is on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4X4 chassis with all-terrain tires and an impressive suspension system (the Agile Off-Road Ride improvement package).

The Storyteller Overland also has a Lithionics 16.8kWh M-Power System in its competition vs the Revel, no rub fender kit, and an onboard air compressor with front and rear air chucks to help you when you’re off the beaten path.

We think the Storyteller Overland Beast MODE is one of the most rugged and capable Class B options out there, but let’s compare its specs vs the Revel: 

Beast MODEWinnebago Revel 
Fresh Water Capacity21 gallons 35 gallons
Gray Water Capacity24 gallons 21 gallons
Sleeps 22
Interior Height6’3”6’3″
Exterior Length21’19’6″
Fuel Capacity24.5 gallons24.5 gallons
GVWR9,050 lbs 9,050 lbs

MSRP

Starting at $232,586

Starting at $245,463
Storyteller Overland
Storyteller Overland offers an impressive range of Class B RVs.

Thor Sanctuary Vs. Revel

Thor Motor Coach has entered the off-road Class B market with the Sanctuary, a rugged yet luxurious motorhome for adventurers who don’t want to sacrifice comfort.

It’s on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 4X4 chassis with durable construction and advanced off-road capabilities. With five floorplans to compete vs the Revel, you’ll likely find the Thor Sanctuary Class B that fits your needs. 

The Sanctuary also has the Re(Li)able energy system with solar and lithium-ion power, a Thule roof ladder, a top-mounted LED light bar, and all-terrain tires. While the Sanctuary doesn’t have the off-roading features of some Class Bs, it delivers style, options, and upscale amenities. Here’s how Thor Sanctuary stacks up vs the Revel: 

Thor SanctuaryWinnebago Revel 
Fresh Water Capacity35 – 19 gallons 35 gallons
Gray Water Capacity20 – 26 gallons 21 gallons
Sleeps 22
Interior Height6’4”6’3″
Exterior Length19’8″ – 24’4″19’6″
Fuel Capacity24.5 gallons24.5 gallons
GVWR9,050 lbs – 11,030 lbs9,050 lbs

MSRP

$180,460 – $214,060

Starting at $245,463

Airstream Interstate 19X (New in 2024) Vs. Revel

Airstream camper van
The Airstream Interstate 19X is an excellent alternative to the Winnebago Revel.

Airstream has introduced the Interstate 19X, a compact off-road Class B for off-grid adventures. Like many others, it’s on a 19-foot Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with 4X4 capabilities.

With all-terrain tires, electronic stability and electronic traction systems, durable body protection, and a front-end brush guard with adjustable LED lights, you can venture off the beaten path with all the comforts of home. 

To stay connected, you’ll have two 100 amp-hour lithium Battle Born Batteries, a 30-amp energy management system, a 2000-watt power inverter, and 250-watts of military-grade solar panels. It also comes with a surprising amount of overhead storage and a dynamic living area.

Here’s the Airstream Interstate 19X vs. the Winnebago Revel:

Airstream Interstate 19XWinnebago Revel 
Fresh Water Capacity20 gallons 35 gallons
Gray Water Capacity16 gallons 21 gallons
Sleeps 22
Interior Height6’2”6’3″
Exterior Length19′5″19’6″
Fuel Capacity24.5 gallons24.5 gallons
GVWR9,050 lbs9,050 lbs

MSRP

Starting at $199,940

Starting at $245,463

Can These Vans Really Go Off-Road?

All these off-road Class Bs offer some baseline off-road capabilities, but it’s crucial to manage your expectations regarding their overland prowess.

While they can handle moderate off-road conditions with ease, extreme terrain may still pose challenges. Even with 4WD, it’s possible to have difficulty in icy, sandy, or extremely rocky terrain.

We also don’t recommend trying to rock crawl in your $200,000+ Class B van.

Before setting out, it’s vital to assess your destinations and the level of off-roading you plan to do before making a decision. If some areas seem questionable, we’d think twice before attempting. 

Pro Tip: Go off the beaten path in your Class B RV safely by using our tips and tricks for overlanding in a van.

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Which Off-Road Class B Is Best for You?

Choosing the right off-road Class B ultimately depends on your individual preferences, budget, and travel plans. When making your decision, consider factors such as off-road capabilities, interior layout, amenities, and overall value.

Whether you opt for the tried-and-true Winnebago Revel or one of its competitors, these off-road Class Bs offer the promise of adventure and exploration beyond the pavement. So buckle up, hit the road less traveled, and embark on your next off-road adventure with confidence.

Which Class B would you choose? Tell us in the comments below!

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