has been busy designing and building RVs since 1972. However, they can trace their history back to 1941 as a humble hardware supply company.
What sets them apart from other motorhome manufacturers is that they’re family-owned and operated. While this may not be a big deal, this allows the crew to work outside of established industry norms. But, back in 2020, this team started working under the Thor Industries umbrella, and I’m not so sure “family-owned” means anything anymore.
One way to find out is to look at fresh work from this crew, in this case, the newly-announced Cahaba Class B motorhome, a Mercedes-Benz 2500 Sprinter van conversion ready to drop you right into the off-grid game.
Overall, Cahaba is equipped with a 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel engine that cranks out 188 hp at 3,800 RPM. Torque? 325 lb-ft (440 Nm). Standard, the van is equipped with 2WD, but 4WD is available. With countless safety features like Active Brake Assist (ABA), Crosswind Assist, and load-adaptive Electronic Stability Program (ESP), TPMS, and more, you should have no trouble controlling this machine.
Cahaba comes in with a length of 19.4 ft (5.9 m), an interior height of 75 in (1.91 m), and a width of 69 in (1.75 m). The exterior of Cahaba is 95.5 in (2.43 m) wide without any added features. Things like a luggage rack, side-mounted ladder, and power patio awning are standard, but options exist for a bike and gear rack mounted at the rear. Exterior LED lighting may come in handy too.
At this time, very few images exist regarding the interior, and that’s because the concept is still undergoing some development. Then again, these sorts of vehicles are also custom jobs; the eventual owner has the final say as to what’s included.
Nonetheless, Tiffin does offer a spec sheet with what you’ll find inside. Some comfort features include a Timberline heating system, sewage management system, 13,500 BTU AC unit with Bluetooth, and roof port wiring access to get at the three 100-watt panels you have available.
In the cab, drivers and passengers will have an MBUX multimedia system at their fingertips, loaded with navigation, smartphone integration, wireless internet access, and an emergency call system. Keeping your bottom warm will be power and heated seats with swivel functions.
Features like tinted windows, LED lighting, USB ports, and handcrafted cabinetry start to offer a feel for the interior. The kitchen is set for cooking with solid-surface countertops, stainless steel fridge, sink, and microwave. There’s a single-burner stovetop, but let Tiffin know if you need something larger. Plenty of overhead storage is also mentioned, as it should be in a vehicle like this.
At the rear, guests will be able to enjoy the meals prepared or choose to rest their heads for the evening on the modular benches …….