While Class A RVs are a fantastic way to take a little bit of home with you, they can get pretty unruly when it comes to finding a parking spot. Fortunately, Thor Motor Coach recently released two new compact Class B motorhomes called Rize and Scope.
Both motorhomes are built on the RAM Promaster 1500XT platform, which sits on a 136-inch (3454 millimeter) wheelbase. With all the creature comforts on board, both vehicles have a gross weight rating of approximately 8,550 pounds (3,878 kilograms). Buyers have a choice of two floor plans for each vehicle, one with an en-suite and one without.
Despite their different names, these motorhomes are essentially the same set. The Rize and Scope can each be optional with the same 18T or 18M floor plans.
Although the 18T layout does away with the bathroom, it does provide ample space for a fully equipped kitchen with a two-burner gas hob, microwave, and 12-volt electric refrigerator. The extra space also allows for a small stainless steel sink – a very underrated item when it comes to kitchen accessories.
Meanwhile, the 18M layout replaces the kitchen space with a wet bathroom, complete with an RV shower-toilet combo. Toilets are great for getting off the grid, as they feature a cassette toilet that doesn’t require a dump station when you park. Backcountry explorers will also appreciate a very hot shower after a long day, thanks to Thor’s Truma water heating system.
One of the party parts available for both vehicles is the pop-top, which can easily accommodate two people. While this is a very efficient way to add sleeping space, it also doubles as storage space when not in use. Like similarly shaped Class B motorhomes, the Thor Motor Coach Rize and Scope packs a lot of features and solutions into their relatively compact footprint.