4 motorhomes with the best gas mileage

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With travel season upon us, it’s time to get out of the old camper van. What? You do not have any ? A motorhome gives you the freedom to travel without the burden of connecting flights and expensive hotel stays. You can get to many places by motorhome road trip and see the countryside between locations.

But if you’re new to camper vans, don’t head to the dealership until you’ve done your due diligence. Take a look at these four motorhomes that offer excellent fuel consumption and can help you get the most out of your travels.

Winnebago Travato motorhome: 20 to 23 mpg

2017 Winnebago Travato at Hastings Mesa, Ridgway, Colorado | Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Even if you’re new to motorhomes, you’ve probably heard of Winnebago. This longtime motorhome manufacturer continues to deliver with each new model. And the Winnebago Travato is no exception.

Using a Chrysler transmission and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, the Travato gets around 23 mpg combined, reports RV Blogger. Some gas mileage estimates are just under 20 mpg, but whether it’s 20 or 23 mpg, the Travato is among the most fuel-efficient motorhomes you can buy.

This model is also ideal for car trips. It has a bed for two, a wet bath and toilet, insulated floors and heated tanks. An advanced energy system provides considerable power if you plan to be disconnected from the grid for a period of time. And there’s enough space to accommodate four people and store bikes, big gear or luggage.

winnebago lists the Travato starting at $152,504. Customizing it with your choice of kitchen, bathroom, and entertainment features costs more.

Storyteller Overland Beast Mode Adventure Van: 22.5 mpg

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This next one is a mouthful: the Storyteller Overland Beast Mode Adventure Van. Given the name and the $198,746 price tag, you’d expect this Sprinter-based motorhome to have you covered for anything. Take a quick look at its shape and characteristics, and you’d be hard pressed to think of a road trip scenario that Beast Mode can’t tackle.

The Adventure Van features luxury vehicle amenities, from heated seats to a 10.25-inch touchscreen. It also provides smart navigation, satellite radio, wireless charging and many advanced security features, Overland Storyteller said.

The range of road trip features is also impressive. They include two convertible beds, indoor and outdoor shower systems, a portable toilet and a heating system.

Additionally, the Beast Mode Adventure Van has an extensive lighting and HVAC system that can help keep you comfortable regardless of the outdoor conditions.

Packing a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, Beast Mode gets around 22.5 mpg combined. Considering everything it hauls, this motorhome’s fuel economy is excellent.

Roadtrek SS Agile Motorhome: 20 mpg

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The Roadtrek SS Agile is another fuel vacuum by RV standards. However, with a starting MSRP of $183,260, it’s almost as expensive as Beast Mode. But you begin to understand why when you check out its sleek exterior, electric retractable awning, outdoor shower and roof-mounted air conditioner.

The SS Agile comes with even more than that. Inside, you’ll find a two-burner propane stove, tankless water heater, and bathroom with marine toilet and shower. A rotating stand holds a 24-inch smart TV and a control system helps you monitor interior amenities with just a few clicks.

The SS Agile can accommodate up to five people, although it can only comfortably accommodate three.

Roadtrek does not share fuel economy figures on its website. But judging by its weight of just under 9,000 pounds, the RV blogger expects the SS Agile to get around 20 mpg.

Sportsmobile Sprinter Penthouse Pop Top Motorhome: 18 mpg

Of course, your ultimate fuel economy depends on your driving style. But if you opt for a Sportsmobile Sprinter Penthouse Pop Top, VR blogger note that you’ll probably get around 18 mpg combined. It uses a 2.0-liter inline-four engine to deliver 12/24 mpg city/highway.

When you consider the extra weight a motorhome carries, that’s a respectable number. In this case, that extra weight comes from the extra sleeping space and custom interior features.

The Sprinter Penthouse can accommodate two people inside the van and two in its optional pop-top. With an eight-foot ceiling, the van also features large screened windows that are ideal for visibility and ventilation. These windows also have flaps that close with a zipper and blackout curtains for added privacy.

Starting at around $98,000, according to sports mobile, the Sprinter Penthouse can be personalized according to your wishes. Are you looking for kitchen equipment, a porta-potty or a shower? Sportsmobile will build a Sprinter Penthouse Pop Top with the features you want and the interior style you prefer.

A motorhome is ideal for your next road trip, no matter which model you buy. By selecting one of the options above with great gas mileage, you’ll get the most out of van life and see more sights than you ever imagined.

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