Do They Make Toy Hauler Motorhomes?

The public consensus on toy hauler motorhomes is a bit of a mystery. A quick jaunt through the hallowed halls of the Google search engine leads many to believe that few exist if they exist at all. Toy haulers, in terms of travel trailers and fifth wheels, are a known commodity.

Toy hauler motorhomes, however, are nearly mystical, as if they exist only in the spectrum of ideas rather than reality. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Toy haulers come in all shapes and sizes, with pull-behind and motorhomes as viable options.

The only difference is the fact that toy haulers have a much larger market presence in the travel trailer category. As a motorhome, it’s hard not to fall in love with the idea of a combo toy hauler. Even if you don’t have a toy to haul, that enormous garage space is a huge selling point!

Do They Make Class C Motorhome Toy Haulers?

Yes, Thor and Coachmen manufacture Class C motorhome toy haulers, with Thor making the leap from Class A to Class C and Coachmen making a show of it as well. As small as the lineup is in the Class A bracket, it’s considerably rarer to find a Class C toy hauler than it is a Class A.

The good news is, you can find them. The demand for them isn’t very high, either, so it’s not likely you’ll face a long line of potential consumers in front of you. Therein lies the reason for the scarcity.

Before we even get to the topic of toy haulers, there’s the fact that travel trailers and fifth-wheels are much more popular than motorhomes.

Toy haulers is a smaller classification in travel trailer and fifth-wheel circles, and it shrinks to the Nth degree, when it comes to motorhomes, regardless of class.

That’s a shame, really, since Super Cs and Class As are monstrous. But, the idea of gasoline fumes and oil spills simply doesn’t appeal to many consumers in the motorhome market.

Also, while there’s no way of telling the degree of effect fumes have on consumer demand, it’s one thing to haul a travel trailer toy hauler full of gas fumes and that distinct oil smell. It’s quite another to spend a day on the road, smelling it the entire time you’re behind the wheel.

Do They Make Class A Motorhome Toy Haulers?

Do They Make Class A Motorhome Toy Haulers?

RV manufacturers definitely make Class A motorhome toy haulers. However, the options are a lot more limited than your traditional Class As. For whatever reason, toy hauler options just haven’t made the same in-roads into the motorhome market that they have in travel trailers.

If you want a Class A motorhome toy hauler, you have to stick with two brands — Thor and Newmar, the only two that make them. While that makes the options somewhat limited, with a line of Newmar Canyon Stars and Thor Outlaws.

How Much is a Toy Hauler Motorhome?

Toy hauler motorhomes generally run from $125k to $400k, with Class As forming the latter and smaller Class Cs making up the former. Yup, you don’t get a sizeable discount in costs just because there’s a low demand.

If you want to find something a little more reasonable, your best bet is a used option. In fact, if you find a toy hauler motorhome that’s roughly 5 years old, it’s the best time to buy it. The shake-down period is over and any necessary repairs, workmanship failures, and defects are taken care of.

While Class A and Class C toy haulers are a natural pairing, it also equates to a more powerful engine, driving up the cost. It is what it is. If you want to purchase a motorhome toy hauler, you’ll have to pony up the big bucks.

3 Great Class C Toy Haulers

Never let it be said that there are no Class C toy haulers out there. Unfortunately, the selection process is slim pickings.

Fortunately, these are three very fine Class C toy hauler motorhomes. You might say they’re “bougie” but that’ll probably clear up once the first, roaring ATV rolls up the ramp.

1. Coachmen Freelander 22XG

Coachmen Freelander 22XG Exterior
Coachmen Freelander 22XG Interior
Coachmen Freelander 22XG Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Murphy bed folds up opening room for kayaks, canoes, or dirt bikes

⛔ Bathroom feels a little tight

  • Engine: Triton V8
  • Length: 24.25′
  • Chassis: Ford E350
  • GVWR: 14,500 lbs
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Tow Capacity: 5,000 lbs

The Freelander 22XG is on the smaller end of toy hauler motorhomes, so don’t expect to park an ATV in here anytime soon. However, it has more than enough space to tackle a dirt bike or two, a small motorcycle, several kayaks, or similar-sized toys.

The Murphy beds slide up and out of the way easily and once your toys are back outside, makes for an excellent sleeping spot.

The bathroom is a little tight, but that’s understandable, considering the room Coachmen had to sacrifice for the cargo space. All-in-all, this is a fantastic little toy hauler with all the amenities for an adventure-filled vacation.

2. Thor Outlaw 29T

Thor Outlaw 29T Exterior
Thor Outlaw 29T Interior
Thor Outlaw 29T Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Tankless water heater saves some space

⛔ Garage weight is limited to 1,000 lbs

  • Engine: 7.3L Triton V8
  • Length: 31.2′
  • Chassis: Ford
  • GVWR: 14,500 lbs
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Tow Capacity: 8,000 lbs

The Thor Outlaw 29T is the Class C version of the Class A monster. It lacks its cousin’s size of course, but it’s still pretty big for a class C. The garage is 8 × 8, so it’s large enough for small ATVs, motorcycles, a stack of dirt bikes, or most other toys that aren’t gargantuan in size.

It only sleeps four, but there’s room for innovation with the large garage space. When you’re not hauling your toys around on an adventure, it makes for an exceptional office space as well.

The exterior is tailor-made for summer relaxation, with dual awnings and a ramp that converts into a patio. You’ll also like the flexible floor plans, so you can find the one that suits you best.

3. Coachmen CrossTrail 21XG

Coachmen CrossTrail 21XG Exterior
Coachmen CrossTrail 21XG Interior
Coachmen CrossTrail 21XG Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Excellent storage space in the back

⛔ Dometic thermostats aren’t exactly world-renowned

  • Engine: EcoBoost V6
  • Length: 24′
  • Chassis: Ford Transit
  • GVWR: 11,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Tow Capacity: 4,000 lbs

One of the ways they make these Class Cs capable of hauling toys is by providing flippable beds, and the Coachmen CrossTrail 21XG is no exception. It works well and the bed folds quietly off to the side when you’re ready to load up and back down when it’s time for sleep.

Speaking of sleep, this smaller Class C sleeps 4 but, again, some adaptability and innovation can add a person or two. Despite the cargo space, Coachmen managed to fit in some excellent storage space as well. If you’re planning a prolonged adventure, this is the Class C for you.

Check out this video from RVBlogger, where they review two Class C Toy Haulers.

3 Great Class A Toy Haulers

On the bright side, there are more Class A toy hauler motorhomes to select from than there are Class Cs. Since Cs are so much smaller and toy hauler Super Cs just don’t seem to be a thing, it makes more sense to manufacture a Class A motorhome with a toy hauler garage.

1. Thor Outlaw 38KB

Thor Outlaw 38KB Exterior
Thor Outlaw 38KB Interior
Thor Outlaw 38KB Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ This is one gigantic motorhome…period

⛔ Pantry space doesn’t match the number of people it can hold comfortably

  • Engine: 7.3L Triton V8
  • Length: 39′ 9″
  • Chassis: Ford F-53
  • GVWR: 26,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Tow Capacity: 8,000 lbs

The Thor Outlaw 38KB is a monster, with an 8 × 10 garage space and another 7′ if you throw in the patio/ramp door to boot. Thor also manages to somehow throw in a huge garage while making the rest of the RV feel like a traditional Class A motorhome.

It’s a rare feat to establish a garage space with a neat little second-floor bedroom, something you usually only see on a fifth wheel.

Not only will it fit some of your larger toys, but it probably has more ports for charging smart devices than any motorhome on the market. The space is immense, and even the tallest people will feel right at home.

2. Thor Outlaw 38MB

Thor Outlaw 38MB Exterior
Thor Outlaw 38MB Interior
Thor Outlaw 38MB Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Four, big sleeping areas with two-door entryways

⛔ Interior has a pretty dark aesthetic, which may not be for everyone

  • Engine: 7.3L Triton V8
  • Length: 39′ 9″
  • Chassis: Ford F-53
  • GVWR: 26,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Tow Capacity: 8,000 lbs

The Thor Outlaw 38MB is the same as the KB, with a different floor plan and a smaller, queen bed. The bed and the kitchen appliances switch sides and the MB features an additional, drop-down queen bed in the garage area, where the MB has none.

Other than that, these are identical, monstrous toy hauler motorhomes rocking the same engine, chassis, and length. The interior height is one of the tallest in the industry.

It’s one of the few motorhomes that feels like a cathedral ceiling with walls and wheels. It really helps to emphasize the spacey aesthetic of the RV.

3. Newmar Canyon Star 3957

Newmar Canyon Star 3957 Exterior
Newmar Canyon Star 3957 Interior
Newmar Canyon Star 3957 Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Functionality and aesthetics combine for an incredible interior

⛔ Despite being larger than the Thor Outlaw 38KB, it tows 2,000 lbs less

  • Engine: Cummins I6 Diesel Pusher
  • Length: 39.9′
  • Chassis: Freightliner XC-Series
  • GVWR: 32,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Tow Capacity: 6,000 lbs

Last but not least is Newmar’s monstrous offering, the Canyon Star 3957. It’s longer than the Thor Outlaws above and has a higher GVWR. However, it can’t tow as much, shedding 2,000 lbs from the Outlaw’s 8,000-lb towing capacity.

One thing is for sure, you won’t lack space. The Newmar includes a king bed and though there’s no bed in the garage, that’s easily remedied. The garage features a washer and dryer prep and a fueling station and, about that lack of bed in the garage, if you prefer electric lift bunks, that’s an option for you as well.

Check out this video from RVBlogger, where they review 2 Class A Toy Hauler Motorhomes.

Can You Fit a Car in a Toy Hauler Motorhome?

Well, you can, in some. However, you might want to stick to the lower end of vehicle weight. If it fits in your Class A, you have to be sure it doesn’t push your motorhome over the Gross Vehicle Weight Ratio (GVWR) because that will get dangerous in a hurry.

There’s also the fact that the average toy hauler ramp can’t hold more than 2,500 lbs. Some hold a little more, some hold a little less. If you’re rocking a Mini Coop, by all means. But, it’s probably not a good idea to force your 3/4 ton in there.

If there’s one, irritating factor about pouring over toy hauler specs, whether you’re looking at toy hauler motorhomes or the pull-behind variety, they’re not always upfront about how much weight the ramp holds. It’s probably not like that on purpose, but it’s necessary knowledge for those who might want to park their car in their brand-new, portable garage.

For the most part, you should probably stick with the ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles, dirt bikes, kayaks, and canoes (just to name a few). But, if the shoe fits…

Can I Rent a Toy Hauler Motorhome?

There’s certainly no reason why you can’t rent toy hauler motorhomes. The only problem is finding one. Since they don’t make many of them, it stands to reason there won’t be many rentals on offer. However, your best bet is to use a peer-to-peer rental business.

Outdoorsy excels in the peer-to-peer RV rental market, and they have a ton of RVs up for rent. It’s basically Airbnb with serious mobility. The booking process is simple and streamlined. You search for your RV, find it, go over the details, and choose whether you want to pick it up or have it delivered to you by the owner.

On top of that, you get 24/7 customer support, roadside assistance, and insurance protection. Outdoorsy is one of the largest rental services out there and since it’s peer-to-peer, you’re far more likely to find the elusive toy hauler motorhomes you have in mind.

Final Thoughts About Toy Hauler Motorhomes

It’s really a shame that toy hauler motorhomes are not all that popular. After all, when it comes to travel trailers, toy haulers are much more beloved and prominent. For whatever reason, they just aren’t on the motorhome side. Fortunately, however, they do make them, and they are a ton of fun, quite literally.

Thor and Newmar manufacture some true monsters in the industry, with Coachmen sticking to the Class Cs in case you have a mind for smaller, more economical travels and adventures.

Either way, if you want a toy hauler motorhome, they’re out there and more than worth the effort of pursuit.

Related Reading:

1. 8 Best Class C RVs For Full-Time Living

2. 5 Best Class A Motorhomes For Large Families

3. How Much Can a Class C RV Tow?

4. How Much Can a Class A Motorhome Tow?

About the Author:

Thomas Godwin is a full-time freelance writer with a BFA in Creative Writing, a U.S. Marine, and an avid outdoorsman.

When he’s not writing, he’s raising chickens and Appleyard ducks. Thomas also constructs teardrop campers (attempting to anyway) and kayaks the Blackwater River with his wife, two daughters, and his Dobermans.

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