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RV Up Close: Tiffin Cahaba


Looking for your next RV? It’s time to check out the Cahaba! The 2022 Tiffin Cahaba is a Class B van built on a Mercedes-Benz chassis with a turbo diesel engine, making it a go-to adventure camper van. Inside the Cahaba, two seating areas make camping more enjoyable and the large amount of storage means less stops along the way to restock supplies. If you’re looking to boondock, you’ll be able to enjoy the solitude of the outdoors longer and more comfortably with the roof solar panels and Volta energy management system. Tiffin has made an incredibly desirable camper van with the Cahaba, check out our current inventory here and all the details below.

Top Features

  • Solar panels with Volta energy system
  • Adaptive rear layout for seating or sleeping needs
  • Powered awning
  • Heated swivel cab seats
  • Diesel engine
  • Lots of driver safety and convenience features

Power and Performance

The Cahaba is built on a Mercedes-Benz 2500 Sprinter Cargo Van chassis with a 3.0L 6-cylinder turbo diesel engine providing 188 HP and 325 lb-ft of torque with automatic transmission, 4-wheel ABS brakes, 220 amp alternator, and 12 V 70 AH AGM chassis battery. Two wheel drive is standard but four wheel drive is available on some models. Hitch rated at 5,000 lb of towing capacity. Enjoy the Spyder multiplex control system with timberline hydronic heating system and 13.5 K BTU air conditioner. 30-Amp smart-plug power cord and three 100 W solar panels for shore and remote powering options complete all your power needs. Centralized Volta system monitor and energy management system allows for 12,100 WH of usable energy and has 3,200 W inverter and 6,900 W dedicated 2nd alternator. 

Tiffin Cahaba Exterior

The Tiffin Cahaba has a sleek exterior that comes in either selenite or blue grey. Running boards with 12V lighting are included for added convenience entering the camper van. Enjoy a meal outdoors on the fold down exterior table while staying cool under the powered patio awning that is equipped with LED lighting. Side-mounted ladder for roof access, luggage rack, and rear-door mounted tire carrier with full size tire are included on all models. Available additional features include LED front light bar, LED rear spot light, MOLLE rear-door mounted gear rack, and screen doors for rear doors and passenger sliding door.

Driver Safety and Convenience

  • Attention, blind spot, traffic sign, lane keeping, and active distance assist
  • Active brake, crosswind, high beam, and hill start assist
  • Load adaptive electronic stability program
  • 360° camera parking package
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • SumoSprings ride assist system
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Emergency call system
  • Manual parking brake
  • Rain sensor for windshield wipers
  • Door mounted assist handles for driver and passenger
  • Keyless start
  • Power cab door locks and windows
  • Interior rear view mirror
  • Instrument cluster with color display
  • MBUX multimedia system with 10.25” touchscreen
  • Intelligent navigation
  • Integration for Apple and Android phones
  • Smartphone tray with charging ports
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel with integrated controls
  • Heated power adjustable driver and passenger seats in black leather with swivel base

Tiffin Cahaba Interior

The Cahaba maximizes functionality in the interior with a number of features to create a more enjoyable experience while camping. Swivel the driver and passenger seats towards the rear for an inviting front living space and utilize the dedicated workspace with 110V outlet behind the driver’s seat to get some work done or plan your next adventure. With the centralized location for the Spyder, Volta, and Timberline control panels you can quickly monitor all of your systems in one place. LED lighting throughout with tinted windows and privacy shades helps maintain your privacy with adequate lighting. In the kitchen the handcrafted cabinets, solid surface countertops, and stainless steel single bowl sink provide the high-end touches of a home. The portable single induction burner with flush counter inset, stainless steel microwave, and 2.3 cubic ft 12 V stainless steel refrigerator with freezer meet all your cooking needs. The wet bath is a 25” X 36” with a toilet platform, retractable shower screen, and AquaView Showermiser system. In the rear of the camper van, opposing benches provide more seating during the day and convert into a large bed that is comfortable for two people. Overhead locking cabinets and hidden storage below provide a large amount of room for all your supplies. There is also an optional tri-fold sofa bed for some models instead of the benches. Cargo tie-down anchors for storing gear while on the road are included as well.

When you’re looking for a camper van that will provide a comfortable driving experience without sacrificing your camping needs, you can’t overlook the Tiffin Cahaba. With a sleek design and adaptive interior layout, the Cahaba might be exactly what you’re looking for. We are ready to give you a tour of your new home away from home, so make your way to your local La Mesa dealer and ask to see the Tiffin Cahaba.