10 Best 2024 Class A Motorhomes With Opposing Slides

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Class A motorhomes with opposing slides play to a larger market than the casual RVer might think. Most Class A motorhomes are roughly 8′ wide inside and, while that’s perfectly fine for many, it’s still a bit claustrophobic for others.

Opposing slides solve that problem while allowing RV manufacturers some extra leeway with various innovations. It’s a growing tactic among small Class As, and it’s the smart way to go when you stop and think about it.

A small Class A with opposing slides looks like a small house when they’re extended. Taking a small package and making it larger when camping is a huge selling point.

Plus, there are practical reasons to go with a smaller Class A, and throwing in a way to make it bigger when you’re not on the move, is just icing on the cake.

If you’re looking for Class A motorhomes, with opposing slides, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll cover 10 of the best, along with their respective features and also some features you may not have considered.

How Much Are Class A Motorhomes?

How Much Are Class A Motorhomes?

Well, that’s the thing, isn’t it? Class A motorhomes are huge—basically, houses on wheels that are capable of accommodating large families comfortably. But, you have to pay for it. On the low end, you’re looking at $125k. Give or take a few thousand.

On the high end, we’re talking millions. In fact, our list of Class As with opposing slides includes at least one that’s a shade under a million. Throw in taxes, fees, insurance, and everything else, it’s easily over a million dollars. The funny thing is, it’s not even the most expensive of the Class A motorhomes out there.

In a lot of ways, RVs are like cars. When you want an awesome car but don’t want to pay top dollar, get the base model. You can always add on some third-party devices or peripherals later. Motorhomes are the same. As the included options increase, so does the price.

The other, major driving force behind price is brand. Airstreams and Tiffins aren’t necessarily better or worse than similar models from other brands. However, Airstream and Tiffin demanded a high price because of the name stamped on the outside of the RV.

You can minimize this by looking for used luxury models, rather than buying brand new. Besides, RVs have an engine break-in and an overall shakedown period that lasts anywhere from a year to five years, depending on how much it’s used.

Veteran RVers will often advise you to look for a model that’s 3 to 5 years old. That way, all the initial repairs, flaws, defects, and workmanship issues are taken care of via the warranty.

10 Best Class A Motorhomes With Opposing Slides for 2024

Class A motorhomes with opposing slides contribute to full-time living by providing a large living space that naturally also comes with more amenities.

Slides are great for creating space when before, there was none. Opposing slides, however, are far more dynamic, and here are 10 examples of the best the industry has to offer.

1. Newmar Baystar 3629

Newmar Baystar 3629 Exterior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Newmar Baystar 3629 Interior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Newmar Baystar 3629 Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Pocket door bathroom entryway with a large bathroom and shower

⛔ Rubber clips are a little flimsy for exterior storage

  • Length: 36′ 11”
  • Engine: Ford 7.3L V8
  • Chassis: Ford
  • GVWR: 26,000
  • Tow Capacity: 5,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 5

The Newmar Baystar 3629 actually has dual opposing slides. One wall has two smaller slides (one in the rear and one behind the passenger seat in the cab), while the entire opposite wall is one big slide. This converts into an enormous interior space.

With most motorhome slides, you get intermittent space, but the 3629 opens the whole bag from front to back. All of this space includes a bath and a half, a stacked washer and dryer (optional), a powerlift TV, a 6′ 2” (ca. 188 cm) couch, and a large, booth dinette.

2. Coachmen Sportscoach 354QS

Coachmen Sportscoach 354QS Exterior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Coachmen Sportscoach 354QS Interior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Coachmen Sportscoach 354QS Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Kitchen layout is huge, everything is supplied, and with a fantastic aesthetic

⛔ Sofa to TV placement is a harsh angle

  • Length: 36′ 3”
  • Engine: Cummins ISB 6.7L
  • Chassis: Straight Rail Freightliner
  • GVWR: 26,000 lbs
  • Tow Capacity: 8,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 7

The couch slide-out sits opposite the galley slide-out in the Coachmen Sportscoach 354QS and creates a massive, reverse-L living space.

The roadside bathroom is about midway down the motorhome and is large enough to include a dual sink, along with a large shower and a toilet that doesn’t require any shifting around and yoga exercises to sit on.

Some finer details include soft-close drawers, an induction cooktop, and a mix of propane and electric which most motorhomes don’t go with.

For instance, most motorhomes with induction stoves stick with all-electric, especially considering the power draw from the induction design. Here, Coachmen went with propane for the water heater and furnace.

3. Winnebago Journey 40P

Winnebago Journey 40P Exterior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Winnebago Journey 40P Interior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Winnebago Journey 40P Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Manual, pull-out, pass-through storage bay is awesome and very convenient

⛔ Push-button release catches on exterior storage doors are finicky

  • Length: 41′ 4”
  • Engine: Cummins ISL 8.9L
  • Chassis: Freightliner Maxum II XCM
  • GVWR: 38,700 lbs
  • Tow Capacity: 10,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 4

The Journey line is practically a brand-new offering from Winnebago, and there’s a lot to love straight off the debut floor.

Winnebago went all in with storage capacity on this one, resulting in the largest storage capacity in its class. As far as the opposing slides, you get two, separate opposing slides on this one.

The Journey 40P also includes Winnebago Connect, an app integration that gives you smartphone control over a number of operations, including the interior temperature, tank monitoring, and your batteries.

The first opposing slides include the entire kitchen and entertainment area, while the second includes the bedroom. Both create a massive living environment that’s easy to fall in love with from the start.

4. Thor Challenger 37FH (RVBlogger Owns This Model)

Thor Challenger 37FH Exterior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Thor Challenger 37FH Interior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Thor Challenger 37FH Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Huge, spacious bathroom with tons of cabinetry and interior storage throughout

⛔ Counter space is very limited, considering the amount of space

  • Length: 39′ 1”
  • Engine: 7.3L V8
  • Chassis: Ford
  • GVWR: 24,000 lbs
  • Tow Capacity: 8,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 6

The Thor Challenger 37FH is a massive gas motorhome. This Class A with opposing slides includes a full-wall slide across from two slides—one for the seating in the living room and another for the master bed.

Storage space is immense, with large closets, pantries, cabinetry, pass-through, and a ton of exterior storage compartments. Amenities like the tankless water heater help to open up space. The one-piece TPL roof holds dual air conditioners, a solar panel, and a digital antenna.

5. Forest River Berkshire XLT 45A

Forest River Berkshire XLT 45A Exterior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Forest River Berkshire XLT 45A Interior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Forest River Berkshire XLT 45A Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Convertible bunk bed/wardrobe space

⛔ Very dark interior ambiance

  • Length: 44′ 11”
  • Engine: Cummins ISL 450HP
  • Chassis: Freightliner XCR Raised Rail
  • GVWR: 47,000 lbs
  • Tow Capacity: 15,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 9

This quadruple-slide monster class A includes opposing slides that take up the entire front half and another set of smaller opposing slides on the back end. The cab is a technological powerhouse that looks as if you’re sitting down in a spacecraft rather than a motorhome.

The storage options are numerous, with large storage compartments on the exterior and plenty of cabinetry and storage options within.

The Forest River Berkshire XLT 45A is an all-electric motorhome with an induction cooktop and a residential refrigerator. The Tilt-a-View king bed is also a nice touch on a motorhome with a very laid-back vibe.

6. Entegra Coach Emblem 36T

Entegra Coach Emblem 36T Exterior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Entegra Coach Emblem 36T Interior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Entegra Coach Emblem 36T Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Upgraded Ford F53 performs admirably for a comfortable drive

⛔ TV position is at an awkward, severe angle

  • Length: 38′ 8”
  • Engine: 7.3L V8 335HP
  • Chassis: Ford F53
  • GVWR: 24,000 lbs
  • Tow Capacity: 5,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 7

This Class A motorhome has opposing slides that strongly resemble the Winnebago Journey 40P, with two long slides opposite of two smaller ones. The Entegra Coach Emblem 36T is clearly made for large families and 9 will sleep comfortably within.

Plus, with the full swivel captain’s chairs in the front and a large dinette and sofa, you can create huge entertainment atmospheres with numerous family or guests. The bunk beds on the floorplan above are optional and without them, the sleep count drops to 5.

7. Tiffin Allegro 35CP

Tiffin Allegro 35CP Exterior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Tiffin Allegro 35CP Interior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Tiffin Allegro 35CP Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Powerful, 10,000-watt generator allowed Tiffin to toss an induction cooktop in there

⛔ For boondocking, these high-end appliances are a serious power drain

  • Length: 37′ 5”
  • Engine: Cummins L9 450HP
  • Chassis: PowerGlide Raised Rail Rear-Engine Diesel
  • GVWR: 41,000 lbs
  • Tow Capacity: 10,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 3

As you can see, by the low number on the sleeping capacity spec, this is a large, luxury motorhome geared towards couples or very small families. As a romantic, life-on-the-road, Class A motorhome with opposing slides, there’s a lot to love (pun intended).

Featuring a beautiful interior, the Tiffin Allegro 35CP has a full-wall slide, with the remaining, smaller slides encompassing 2/3 of the kitchen and the king bed (optional power smart).

Full LED lighting, soft-touch vinyl ceilings, porcelain tile flooring, and polished, solid surface countertops really bring out the bougie, luxury vibe the Allegro 35CP is going for.

8. Fleetwood Frontier 34GT

Fleetwood Frontier 34GT Exterior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Fleetwood Frontier 34GT Interior - Class A motorhomes with opposing slides
Fleetwood Frontier 34GT Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ A ton of storage options, exterior and interior, for a smaller Class A

⛔ Tiny amount of walkthrough kitchen space when the slides are in

  • Length: 35′ 4″
  • Engine: Cummins B6.7
  • Chassis: Freightliner XCR Custom Chassis
  • GVWR: 32,400 lbs
  • Tow Capacity: 10,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 9

The Fleetwood Frontier 34GT offers a ton of options when it comes to interior design. In fact, it’s one of the things this manufacturer is known for.

Whatever interior aesthetic you’re going for, there is likely an option for that. The raised-rail chassis simultaneously creates more underneath storage space and provides a smooth ride.

The full-wall slide-out sits opposite two smaller slideouts, a recurring theme with many of the Class A motorhomes with opposing slides on this list.

It’s recurring because it works. The interior ambiance and spacious design are spectacular. It’s also large enough to feature a residential-size bathroom.

9. Jayco Precept 36B

Jayco Precept 36B Exterior
Jayco Precept 36B Interior
Jayco Precept 36B Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Massive exterior and interior storage and fantastic seating space inside

⛔ Large half-bath reduces space in the galley

  • Length: 38′ 8″
  • Engine: Ford V8 7.3L
  • Chassis: Ford F53
  • GVWR: 24,000 lbs
  • Tow Capacity: 5,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 9

The Jayco Precept 36B is a large yet small Class A motorhome with opposing slides. It’s just shy of 40′ in length and only has a 24,000 lb GVWR, yet it still feels massive inside.

The opposing slides are in the bedroom, giving it a more spacious feel than the living area, which is sizeable in its own right. The master bathroom takes up the entire rear, so it has the feeling of having a bathroom in a short hallway.

Nevertheless, there’s still plenty of space to move around in. There’s also a ton of sleeping space for large families, including the king bed, hide-a-bed, a set of bunks, and a convertible dinette.

10. American Coach Eagle 45E

American Coach Eagle 45E Exterior
American Coach Eagle 45E Interior
American Coach Eagle 45E Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Very nice, Cambria, quartz-topped island with an induction stove top

⛔ Roughly a million dollars

  • Length: 44′ 11″
  • Engine: Cummins X15
  • Chassis: Freightliner SLM Custom Chassis
  • GVWR: 54,000 lbs
  • Tow Capacity: 20,000 lbs
  • Sleeps: 4

This is a massive Class A, as the pricing reflects, with a 54k GVWR and a 20k towing capacity. You can strap in and tow a tank with this thing.

The equal-length, opposing slides in the front section of the American Coach Eagle 45E create a huge space that gleams with a luxury attitude.

The rear slides are smaller but no less effective. All three of the primary bathroom components have their own room. A dual sink sits in the master room, with the shower occupying its own space and the toilet behind another door.

It’s a unique setup that works, making the bathroom feel immense. If you’re looking for a giant motorhome, look no further.

What Are The Advantages Of Opposing Slides?

What Are The Advantages Of a Class A with Opposing Slides?

Right up front, the biggest advantages of a Class A with opposing slides are the size aesthetic, and useable, interior space. If you prefer an open floorplan with plenty of room to move around in, opposing slide models are right up your alley.

When you can convert an 8′ space into a massive living room on the fly, the convenience level and sense of claustrophobia some experience with long-term RV living is eliminated.

Plus, more space means more amenities, including whatever you want to bring into the extra space along with the options the motorhome offers.

It’s especially nice if you have little ones along for the ride. All that extra space is fantastic for kids, even if it means more sweeping and vacuuming behind them.

Are Class A Motorhomes Hard To Drive?

They can be for first-timers. It takes time to get used to, even if you have experience driving large SUVs or transport vans. All that extra length and weight is cumbersome. Your turns are much wider and you have to concern yourself with the opposite flow of traffic when you make those turns.

The height will surprise you in a number of ways as well. You’ll have to plan your routes to ensure you don’t go under any bridges that will quickly and efficiently clip your roof off for you. Weight, height, overall size, and the wind factor on open roads, and especially bridges, are all things you will only learn through experience.

Even if you have a lot of experience driving a Class C, the driver positioning is so different that the entire feel of the motorhome will change beneath you. Depending on the motorhome, what you’re towing (if anything), and what state you’re in, you may have to have a special license to operate it.

It’s always a good idea to tow your car everywhere you go unless you like driving in city traffic or running small errands in a Class A motorhome. If towing a daily driver isn’t an option, there’s always Uber.

Is A Class A Better Than A Class C?

Objectively speaking, each has its pros and cons. Subjectively, there’s really no way to answer that one way or the other, since everyone’s needs and wants are different. When you like living smaller and more compact, it’s hard to say that a Class A is a better option.

Is A Class A Better Than A Class C?

Obviously, Class As are larger in most ways. Throw in a Class A motorhome with opposing slides and you have something a Class C can’t really replicate. Class A motorhomes usually feature a smoother ride than Class Cs and feature larger floorplans and higher ceilings.

However, these are the most obvious things that most Class C consumers are well aware of long before they make their purchase. Class Cs are usually the cheaper option over Class A, again, for obvious reasons. More materials go into a larger motorhome and more materials equals more costs.

Maintenance on both a Class A or C is typically expensive, with the Class A being more expensive because it’s larger, with more to cover and maintain. Even though a Class A is a smoother ride than a Class C, it’s also more difficult to drive. That’s not always a matter of driver skill level either.

It’s the result of civilization. Tight roads, tightly packed parking lots, narrow sidelines, and heavy traffic from time to time, all contribute to a more difficult driving experience with a Class A. Environmental factors, such as storms, wind, and gravity all play a role in making the Class C moderately easier to drive.

Still unsure which is better, why not try them both out? Motorhome rentals are a great opportunity to get behind the wheel and see exactly what you’re getting into.

Final Thoughts On Class A Motorhomes With Opposing Slides

Class A motorhomes with opposing slides are an intriguing option for first-time buyers and those looking for a more spacious interior environment. It’s also the perfect combo for those who like to utilize all that extra space.

The above options are some of the best on the market today. If you’re looking for an RV lifestyle that’s both spacious and luxurious, we hope you find just what you’re looking for in our list. There’s nothing quite as nice as finding your home and making it yours.

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Thomas Godwin – Author and Part-Time RVer

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

Thomas’s love for RVing began at an early age spending time camping in the family vintage Airstream.

His background and education in writing, combined with his passion for the outdoors, can be seen in publications such as Camper Smarts and Vanlifers, as well as multiple animal and outdoor recreational publications.

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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