Choosing the right RV for your vacation may seem quite daunting. Your ultimate choice will most likely depend upon whether you are planning a stay put vacation, a vacation on the go or a mix of both. The length of your vacation should also factor into your choice.
Perhaps you’re looking for small and zippy – here the deluxe van camper delivers.
Would you prefer to be like a tortoise and carry your house on your back – the TCA Truck and Camper has you covered.
Are you travelling as a family and need lots of room to spread out? The maxi motorhome (27-33 feet long) is the right choice.
What about something in between? The midi motorhome (24-27 feet) provides all the amenities of the maxi motorhome but in a slightly smaller size. Both are C-class vehicles, defined by the existence of an overcab bed, useful for either sleeping or as additional storage on your trip.
If you’re travelling as a couple or as a couple with up to two small children though, the super van camper (SVC) delivers the best of both small and roomy.
As an avid RVer, I’ve tried them all. My vehicle preference each time is usually based on the length of my trip, whether my vacation will be a stay put one, on the go or a mix of both. Having taken the SVC on my latest adventure, here’s why I think this B+ class vehicle should be a serious contender in your RV choice.
- There's room to spread out. The dedicated dining area is ideally positioned for outside views, dining or laptop use.
- A modern, convenient kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare meals on the go. All models have a 3-burner propane cooktop - some have a gas oven while newer versions feature a convection microwave.
- The (almost) queen sized bed at the rear is in a slide out - the mattress splits in half with the touch of a button to conserve space when not in use but the bedding stayed intact.
- Outside visibility from the driver and passenger seat is amazing. Without the overhead cab that the Class C's have, the SVC allows for 180 degree views including the sky!
- It has a decent sized bathroom when compared with the DVC or TCA. There's plenty of room in the shower and the fresh water and grey water tanks are fairly big. Using the shower daily resulted in the grey water tank needing emptying about every three days.
- While I wasn't travelling with small kids, the dinette easily converts to a super single bed perfect for two littlees. If one is still in a portacot, there's room for it beside the dinette bed when the slide is out.
- The living and kitchen space is roomy when the dinette slide is extended. You could almost use it for a dance floor (for two)!
- Plug ins to charge electronic equipment are provided in all the right places - so important for today's travellers.
- An onboard generator is available to provide 110V power to the unit if you can't connect to shore power. Note however, there is a fairly steep charge for this convenience, not only in usage but also in fuel. The generator uses approx. 4 litres of gas an hour.
- While the SVC doesn't sport the extra large exterior storage compartments of its larger MHB and MHA cousins, space for lawn chairs, dirty boots, soft luggage etc is still fairly generous. Inside doesn't disappoint either.
Would I rent the SVC again? Sure. I was fortunate enough to be given the newest addition to CanaDream's SVC fleet - they refer to it as the 2251. I'm told they are progressively replacing their existing SVC model with this smaller 2251 and I think that it will become a popular rv rental
choice for couples and small families, especially for a vacation on the go.