Mike and Jennifer Wendland of RVlifestyle.com recently visited Advanced RV in Willoughby, Ohio, for a walk-through tour of the company’s brand-new B Box, a very expensive Class B RV built as a box to be bolted on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter cutaway chassis. The cost? How about $380,000? That’s right. It is all custom, with all high-end components, accessories and extras. “You have to see it to believe it,” the Wendlands said.
The B Box is, indeed, a box – made of insulated fiberglass composite and foam that is both off-grid and four-seasons capable. The 50-gallon freshwater tank and the 27-gallon black and grey tanks are all heavily insulated.
Instead of the traditional Sprinter van chassis, the B Box is built on the Sprinter cutaway chassis – just the cab and engine and a flat series of rails extending back past the rear wheels. The same cutaway chassis is used by many other RV makers for Class C recreational vehicles.
The video runs about a half-hour long.
You have to pay for the name Mercedes. I’ve always thought how STUPID some Americans are, in Europe that is a taxi, here it’s a luxury car.
The level of innovation in this is pretty impressive. The interior reminds me of an office building as does the whole design but the shower “system” is really groundbreaking. Pretty slick overall design but wowsers you could buy a really nice Class A for the same money.
Out of their minds on price, but they will sell a dozen or so and then make some changes and chop the price in half.
“clients are driving our innovation” HELL YES! Even for those of us who never plan to spend that much on any RV, this is good news. They are leading the edge with new ideas…and much of that will trickle into the “normal” RV builds. The future is bright! (and it isn’t brown, either!)
That’s a pretty amazing and very small Class C.
Now that is quality and lots and lots of engineering! Love it.
The class B are so hot that everybody wants to capitalise on it. What ever they call it, it is a class C not a B.
I hear that argument often, nobody cares.
A fascinating rig – but their profit margin at that price must be outrageous!
A lot of good ideas in these, but pretty much cost prohibitive. You can buy a Prevost for this money.
Isn’t that a class C? Regardless of what the manufacturer wants to call it?
Yup this is a C
Class c has cabover bunk, this does not I call it a B
Our Winnebago Navion J Profile has a window where the bed would be over the cab. It’s a Class C.
My class C has an entertainment center over the cab, not a bed.
Isn’t the class defined by the chassis? If so, then this is a solid B.
If it has dual rear wheels, it is the chassis for many thousands of Class Cs.