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Best motorhomes Australia | The Complete List 2022

Motorhomes Australia

Even though I’ve titled this article ‘Best Motorhomes Australia’ I’m sure we’re all cognisant of the fact that the best motorhome, is the one that’s sitting in your driveway, or you’re sitting in it right now enjoying a peanut butter and banana sandwich at some beachside location.

The point is… there is no best that suits everyone.

And even if you can’t afford the best for you, any motorhome is better than none. As long as you get out there and enjoy the freedom that a mobile home affords us, and experience the beauty of our amazing country, it doesn’t really matter what type of vehicle you’re in.

But that doesn’t stop us dreaming, right?

I’m a constant dreamer, always trying to figure out which would be the best motorhome for us to travel in.

And that sends me down a rabbit hole of motorhome research.

Difference between motorhome / RV / Campervan / A Class / B Class / C Class

There are a lot of classifications that get flung around the internet, sometimes making it difficult to understand exactly what you’re looking at. 

Americans, Canadians, Europeans and Australians use different names for everything but this chart below shows you how RVs are generally defined here compared to the USA.

Simple table showing the difference between motorhomes and campervans.

RV – The term RV, or Recreational Vehicle, encompasses all sorts of vehicles, both powered or towed. It includes motorhomes, caravans, camper vans, fifth wheels and campers.

Class A – are the motorhomes that look more like a bus. They can be diesel or petrol and the motor is in the rear of the vehicle.

Class C – are smaller and have the luton peak over the cab, which is used as either a bed or for storage.

Class B – is the equivalent of our camper vans, with a sliding door access.

Best Motorhomes in Australia in 2022

Here in Australia, we don’t have a massive selection of RVs to choose from. But there’s still a pretty big list.

I’ve managed to find 19 motorhome manufacturers with 164 different models of motorhomes!

I’ve listed all 19 of the manufacturers at the end of this post, if you just want to see who they are. Jump to end of post to see the list of manufacturers.

All 164 motorhomes on a spreadsheet

But if want to see all 164 different models, we’ve made available a spreadsheet where I’ve painstakingly gone through every manufacturer’s website and listed each of their motorhome models.

I’ve included all the different types of motorhomes / RVs / camper vans, from the smallest campervan with no bathroom, right through to large luxurious buses.

The spreadsheet lists Make, Model, Length, Width, Height, Weights, Number of people it sleeps, bathroom, the battery set-up, aircon, Base Price and the URL so you can go and check it out for yourself.

8 of the best motorhomes available in Australia now

Here are 8 of the best motorhomes Australia. They’ve each got features that make this motorhome a great touring rig, whether you’re a solo traveller, couple or a family.

Windsor Daintree

https://www.windsorrvs.com.au/Motorhomes/Windsor-Daintree

Windsor may have been known to you previously for their caravans, but since 2019 Windsor have been producing a range of motorhomes built at Apollo’s manufacturing facility in South-east QLD.

Exterior promo shot of the Windsor Daintree motorhome with luton peak used for storage.
Interior view of the Windsor Daintree motorhome looking for the back to the front.
Floor plan of Windsor Daintree motorhome showing both the daytime and nighttime layout.

Length: 6.58m
Belted seats: 2
Sleeps: 2
Price: from $158,990

Explorer Motorhomes Pathfinder

https://explorermotorhomes.com.au/our-range/pathfinder/

I’ve waxed lyrical about the Explorer Motorhomes previously on this blog, and I haven’t changed my tune.

I love that they fit into a regular size carpark, 4WD, the shower is separate from the toilet and in the other models (Vision and Spirit) they’ve got clever slide out beds that means couples don’t have to climb over each other to get in and out of bed.

The Pathfinder is, in my opinion, great for singles. You can have the full double bed, or opt for a single bed and use the extra space for storage. You can also have a friend stay over if you want, with the option of the dining area converting to another bed.

Exterior front end view of the Pathfinder by Explorer Motorhomes.
Interior view of the Pathfinder by Explorer Motorhomes, showing the bed in the luton peak.
Floor plan of the Pathfinder by Explorer Motorhomes showing a double bed in the luton peak.
Floor plan of the Pathfinder by Explorer Motorhomes showing a single bed in the luton peak.

Length: 5.8m
Belted seats: 2
Sleeps: 2-4
Price:

Avida Motorhomes – Leura 

https://avidarv.com.au/motorhomes-for-sale/leura-small-motorhome/

Avida is one of the bigger motorhome manufacturers in Australia, with 9 different models with various layouts available. The Leura is one of their smaller motorhomes, but with their clever use of space, and an electric roll down bed, it manages to have a spacious and well appointed living, and sleeping, area.

Exterior of the Leura by Avida motorhomes.
Interior of the Leura by Avida motorhomes.
Floor plan of the Leura by Avida motorhomes.

Length: 6.714m
Belted seats: 2
Sleeps: 2
Price: from $150,808

Sunliner Chase

https://www.sunliner.com.au/motorhomes/chase

What if you’re a solo traveller? Sunliner have got you covered with their Chase model. 

Small and compact, this little rig still has all the comforts, and space, of the larger rigs. But it all fits into a vehicle that fits easily into a standard sized car park space.

Sunliner are another one of the big players in the Australian motorhomes industry; and they have lots of other models, which you can see on their website.

Sunliner Chase motorhome parked beside a lake.
Sunliner Chase motorhome interior showing the dining and kitchen area and the bed in the luton peak.
Floor plan of the Sunliner Chase motorhome.

Length: 5.9m
Belted seats: 2
Sleeps: 2
Price: from $127,990

Winnebago Cottesloe

https://www.gowinnebago.com.au/motorhomes/winnebago-cottesloe

Winnebago have 3 models in their motorhome range (including 2 campervans) and one of the smaller ones is the Cottesloe.

I’m seeing a lot more motorhome manufacturers utilise the drop down bed and Winnebago is no exception.

In the Cottesloe, the bed drops down over the living area at the front of the vehicle, leaving plenty of room for the kitchen in the middle of the rig, and a spacious bathroom at the rear.

Winnebago Cottesloe Class C motorhome as seen from the exterior front left.
Spacious interior of the Winnebago Cottesloe motorhome.
Winnebago Cottesloe Class C motorhome floor plan showing the day time and the night time layouts.

Length: 7.05m
Belted seats: 2
Sleeps: 2
Price: from $179,990

Jayco Optimum

https://www.jayco.com.au/range/jayco-motorhomes/jayco-optimum/floor-plans/touring/optimum-iv29-5op-my22

The Jayco Optimum is the largest motorhome in the Jayco range. And it deserves it’s name!

It has all the luxury and space that a family of four could want. Its large 29ft is increased even more with the massive slide out almost the entire length of the motorhome.

It even has a dishwasher.

Outside view of the Jayco Optimum motorhome.
Interior view of the Jayco Optimum motorhome.
Floor plan of the Jayco Optimum motorhome.

Length: 8.995m
Belted seats: 4
Sleeps: 4
Price: from $266,990

Tiffin Allegro

https://www.tiffinmotorhomes.com.au/product/2022-tiffin-allegro-breeze-33ibr-orders-from-factory/

If you, like me, have spent any amount of time scouring the internet looking at the myriad of RVs that are available; chances are high that you will have come across the Tiffin range of motorhomes.

Like many of the American RVs, these things are HUGE, and we rarely see vehicles of this size here in Australia.

But… Tiffin recognised that their smallest Class A diesel pusher, the Allegro, is the right size for Australia. Since 2011 they’ve been importing a right hand drive version of the Allegro to Australia. Built in America, but to Australian standards.

It’s a plush ride.

Tiffin Allegro motorhome as seen from the front left outside.
Tiffin Allegro motorhome interior looking towards the captains chairs in the front.
Tiffin Allegro motorhome floor plan.

Length: 10.2m
Belted seats: 4-6
Sleeps: 4-6
Price: 

Trakka Akuna A2M-E

https://trakka.com.au/models/akuna/akuna-a2m-e

The newest offering from Trakka is the upgraded model of the Akuna A2M which is now called the A2M-E. I think the E refers to the E-Pack which uses electric cooking (induction cooktop) rather than the diesel cooktops in other models.

They’ve managed to fit in north-south sleeping arrangements (so you don’t have to climb over each other to get in and out of bed) into a van that’s only 6m.

Exterior view of the Trakka Akuna van motorhome.
Bedroom area inside the Trakka Akuna van motorhome.
Floor plan of the Trakka Akuna van motorhome.

Length: 5.99m
Belted seats: 2
Sleeps: 2
Price: $146,000

19 Motorhome Manufacturers in Australia

This list is all the motorhome manufacturers in Australia (that I could find) that have motorhomes and campervans in their range.

MakeURL
Adria*https://au.adria-mobil.com
Avanhttps://www.avan.com.au
Avidahttps://avidarv.com.au
Explorer Motorhomeshttps://explorermotorhomes.com.au
Horizonhttps://horizonmotorhomes.com.au
Jacanahttps://www.jacanamotorhomes.com.au
Jaycohttps://www.jayco.com.au
Keahttps://www.keamotorhomes.com
Latitudehttps://www.latitudemotorhomes.com.au
Nova RVhttps://novacaravans.com.au
Paradisehttps://paradisemotorhomes.com.au
Suncamperhttps://suncampermotorhomes.com.au
Sunlinerhttps://www.sunliner.com.au
Talvorhttps://www.talvor.com
Tiffin*https://www.tiffinmotorhomes.com.au
Trakkahttps://trakka.com.au
Volkswagenhttps://www.volkswagen.com.au
Windsorhttps://www.windsorrvs.com.au
Winnebagohttps://www.gowinnebago.com.au

*Adria & Tiffin are manufactured overseas and imported new into Australia.

And again, if you want to see the full list of motorhome and campervan models we’ve got a spreadsheet with all the info.

Is a motorhome on your list for the perfect way to do a road trip around Australia?