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Mercedes chassis motorhomes are well-known in RV circles. But, for newcomers, the word Mercedes is often associated with luxury and refinement well beyond the affordability of some.
With inflation, supply chain issues (especially in the microchip market), vehicle manufacturers prioritizing more premium models, reduced inventory, and the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, manufacturers are charging sky-high prices for even lower-tier vehicles.
Mercedes motorhomes remain on RVer’s radars, but current price trends force consumers to take a stance of tepid uncertainty. Is a Mercedes-Benz worth the cost, especially with higher auto loan rates? Well, we’re more than happy to provide the info, while taking the leap is entirely up to you.
Does Mercedes Make Motorhomes?
Mercedes-Benz doesn’t make motorhomes in their entirety. What they provide is the chassis and powertrain. The rest is up to the manufacturer, building up on the foundation of the provided chassis.
It’s like laying concrete before you build a deck or a home. Mercedes-Benz chassis are extremely popular, especially in the camper van category. But Mercedes also manufactures chassis for Class Cs, such as the Winnebago View 24D and the Tiffin Wayfarer 25LW.
While some manufacturers build from the chassis up, others, especially in the camper van category, take completed Mercedes Sprinters and convert them into RVs. This is part of the reason many of the Mercedes motorhomes on the market are so costly. You’re paying the RV business for the cost of the Sprinter van on top of the conversion cost.
It’s hard to argue with Mercedes powertrains as well. They score highly in terms of performance and longevity, another quality that drives up the overall popularity of these RVs.
Class Cs and Class B campervans are where it’s at for Mercedes and despite the rising costs, they remain popular amongst RVers and newbies to the RV lifestyle.
Speaking of overall costs, that leads us directly to our next topic.
How Much is a Motorhome with a Mercedes Chassis?
Mercedes motorhomes are pricey, although there is a huge disparity between certain RVs carrying the Mercedes name. In general, you’re looking at anywhere between…