Campervans with fixed/permanent beds
I’ve been surprised to learn that there really are very few campervan layouts where there is a dedicated permanent bed.
Almost all Class B manufacturers ensure that there is at least some multi-function with the bed space; where you can lift up part of the bed to access storage space or create a garage.
Benefits of a fixed bed
It seems that there are two, quite well defined, camps when it comes to whether your campervan should have a permanent bed or not.
I’m firmly in the camp that does want a permanent bed.
Don’t have to make your bed, if you don’t want to – personally, I’m not totally against making up the bed each day. But my husband and I have quite different sleeping schedules so I’ll want to go to bed (and get up) much earlier than him. So having the living space and the sleeping space in the same spot, wouldn’t really work for us.
I also like the idea of being able to have a nap in the middle of the day!
More comfortable mattress – if you’re not having to move/make up the bed every day, you can get a more comfortable mattress. You don’t have to concede to only having a foam mattress or a jigsaw of cushions all fitted together.
Larger cargo/storage space underneath – for the active among us, a fixed bed may allow them to use the space under the bed as a ‘garage’ for bikes or other gear.
Class Bs with permanent beds
Following is a list of all the Class B RVs (that we could find) that have a permanent bed.
- Campervans with fixed/permanent beds
- Benefits of a fixed bed
- Class Bs with permanent beds
- Double bed at the rear of the van
- Single beds at the rear of the van
- Single beds with bathroom in the rear
Double bed at the rear of the van
Coachmen RV Galleria 24A
The bed in the 24A model is one of those half twin, half double bed scenarios. Personally, I like this type of setup because each person can get in and out of bed without having to scoot all the way up to the foot of the bed.
Entegra Launch 19Y
With the flares out the side of this van, you’ve now got a bed long enough to accommodate most of us tall folks.
But of course, it is still a multi-functional space so you can lift up the bed (using the power lift) to access the garage below.
Jayco Terrain 19Y
And of course, we’ve got the Jayco equivalent to the Launch, which is the Terrain 19Y.
Price: starting at $212,250
Pleasure-Way REKON 4×4
Price: MSRP $182,000
Thor Scope / Rize 18A
Price: MSRP from $113,680
Thor Sanctuary / Tranquility 19L & 19LT
The Sanctuary and Tranquility have the same layout. The 19L is on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and the 19LT is on the Ford Transit chassis.
Price: MSRP from $172,060
Thor Sequence / Tellaro 20A
Price: MSRP from $139,020
Winnebago Solis 59P & 59PX
The Solis 59P is a pop top van that has sleeping quarters in the loft, but just looking at the ‘downstairs’ sleeping area there is a bed platform at the rear, that can be lifted up to access the garage area below.
Price: starting at $152,169
The 59PX floor plan is the same layout on an extended wheelbase which adds a small garage space at the back of the van, that allows for the storage of bikes and other things.
Price: starting at $171,996
Winnebago Revel 44E
I love how the bed can be raised up to the roof when you need to use the space below; so you can just leave all your bedding on there.
Price: starting from $210,292
Winnebago Travato 59G & 59GL
The 59G and 59GL have the same layout, but the GL includes an upgraded lithium battery system.
Price: starting from $175,740
Single beds at the rear of the van
Single beds, are actually more practical in a van, in my opinion.
No one has to climb over another person to get in / out of bed.
Each bed can easily be used as a seating area and you can even leave the table up each night, if you want.
Coachmen RV Nova 20D
Roadtrek Play & Play Slumber
The Play and Play Slumber have the same layout, the ‘Slumber’ includes a pop top roof with a sleeping loft.
Price: starting from $149,786
And… looking exactly the same as the ‘Play’ above, we have the Chase. The Chase has a number of upgraded features (lithium, solar panels, power step etc) though.
Price: starting from $176,386
Roadtrek Zion & Zion Slumber
The ‘Slumber’ version has a pop-top roof with extra sleeping quarters in the loft.
Price: MSRP starting at $180,586
Roadtrek Pivot & Pivot Slumber
Price: MSRP starting at $183,386
Winnebago Boldt 70BL
Price: starting from $245,587
Winnebago Era 70A
Price: starting from $211,769
Single beds with bathroom in the rear
By having two single beds, it means that you have the benefit of a dining area AND beds, without having to do a big assembly and disassembly of the bed every day.
And it also allows for the bathroom to be across the back of the van (making for a bigger space) and having easy access for each person.
I think this would be perfect for friends traveling together or a couple that don’t have a need to be in the same bed.
Coach House Arriva V24
Coachmen Nova 20RB
Coachmen Beyond 22RB
Entegra Coach Ethos 20T & Ethos Li 20TL
I’ve mentioned before that the ‘Li’ on the Entegra Coach naming convention refers to an upgraded lihtium battery system.
Price: MSRP starting at $145,050
Jayco Swift 20T & Swift Li 20TL
Price: MSRP from $145,050
Thor Dazzle / Twist 2LB
The Dazzle, Twist, Sequence & Tellaro, all by Thor Motor Coach, have the same layout with the twin beds with the wet bath in the rear of the van.
Price: MSRP from $118,860
Thor Sequence / Tellaro 20L
Price: MSRP from $134,260
What’s the difference between the Thor Dazzle/Twist and Sequence/Tellaro? According to the Thor website, it’s just about the interior styling.
Winnebago Travato 59K and 59KL
The ‘L’ in this case, refers to an upgraded lithium system.
Price: starting at $75,292
Winnebago Boldt 70KL
Price: starting $245,587
If you looked through all of those, you must really be on the hunt for the perfect layout for you. (Or you’re as obsessed with RV layouts as I am?!)
Well, in that case…