Dynamax Isata 5 Specs and Review

You’ve got to take a look at the features of the cool Dynamax Isata 5 RV if you’re looking for a superior motorhome. In this Dynamax Isata 5 review, I’ll list all of the specs and features so you can decide if it is the right motorhome for you.

Dynamax Isata 5 is a well-equipped motorhome. It’s not as big as other motorhomes but has enough space for everyone. It is generously filled with features and amenities, which include excellent fuel mileage and comfortable seating.

Read on to learn more about the Dynamax Isata 5 motorhome, including its key specs and features.

About Dynamax Corp.

Dynamax Isata 5

Dynamax Corp. was established in 1997 to build automotive-style motorhomes. The team’s hard work and determination have developed a recreational vehicle (RV) product line consisting of RVs and custom specialty vehicles.

In 2011, the Dynamax brand was acquired by Forest River Inc. Today, Dynamax manufactures luxury Class C and Super C Motorhomes. They have always been known for their passion for durable construction, attention to detail, and hand-painted exteriors.

Forest River Inc. manufactures buses, pontoon boats, utility trailers, cargo trailers, and RVs. It is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana.

About the Dynamax Isata 5 Motorhome

The Dynamax Isata 5 Series Class C Motorhome is a well-equipped RV. It’s not as big as other motorhomes but has enough space for everyone. It is generously filled with features and amenities, which include excellent fuel mileage and comfortable seating.

This motorhome has several special features. However, its best feature by far is that it is powered by a 6.7L I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. Other features include a hitch measuring 10,000 lbs and a dual-pitch, armless awning with motion-activation retraction.

The Isata 5 is equipped with an aluminum truss-structure roof which features a one-piece, crowned fiberglass skin. It also has Multiplex Wiring that features back-lit switch panels, a touch screen command center, and a Bluetooth smartphone app control.

There are 4-floor plans available under the Dynamax Isata 5 model. These include:

  • 28SS
  • 30FW
  • 34DS
  • 36DS-DSO.

However, with the 2022 models, Dynamax has only released 3-floor plans: the 28SS, the 30FW, and the 34DS.

2022 Dynamax Isata 5 Series Class C Motorhome Specs

1. Floor Plans

The 2022 Isata 5 Series from Dynamax has 3-floor plans. Most of its specs are the same except for the Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW), overall length, and wheelbase.

2. Wheelbase

In terms of wheelbase, the 28SS, 30FW, and 34DS measure 217 inches, 237.5 inches, and 264.5 inches, respectively. The overall length of the 28SS measures 31 feet 2 inches, the 30FW measures 32 feet 1 inch, and the 34DS measures 35 feet 11 inches. As for their UVW, the 28SS, 30FW, and 34DS weighs 16,203 lbs, 16,856 lbs, and 17,736 lbs, respectively.


These 3 models have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 19,500 lbs. Their Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) is 37,500 lbs. Their front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) is 7,250 lbs, while their rear GAWR is 13,500 lbs.

4. Exterior Dimensions

The exterior width for the 3 models measures 96 inches, and its interior height measures 82 inches. As for their overall exterior height, which includes a roof air conditioning system, all measure 12 feet 4 inches. All their awning measures 16 feet long.

5. Fuel Capacity

Their fuel capacity is 52 gallons. As for their water capacities are 78 gallons for the fresh water tank, 45 gallons for the gray water tank, and another 45 gallons for the black water tank. Their Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tank capacity is 86 lbs or 20.3 gallons:

GVWR (lbs)19,50019,50019,500
GCWR (lbs)37,50037,50037,500
GAWR – Front (lbs)7,2507,2507,250
GAWR – Rear (lbs)13,50013,50013,500
UVW* (lbs)16,20316,85617,763
Overall Length (ft)31’ 2”32’ 1”35’ 11”
Exterior Width (in)96”96”96”
Wheelbase (in)217”237.5”264.5”
Overall Exterior Height
(w/ 15,000 BTU Roof A/C) (ft)
12’ 4”12’ 4”12’ 4”
Interior Height (ft)82”82”82”
Fuel Capacity (gal)525252
Water Capacities (Gal.)
LPG Capacity (WC)20.3 Gal/
86 lb
20.3 Gal/
86 lb
20.3 Gal/
86 lbAwning Length (ft)16’16’16’2022 Dynamax Isata 5 Series Class C Motorhome Specs

* UVW is an estimate only based on standard equipment.

Again, what does the Dynamax Isata 5 offer? Dynamax Isata 5 is a big enough motorhome that carries all the amenities you need for your trip. Also, it has excellent fuel mileage and comfortable seating.

2021 Dynamax Isata 5 28SS Class C Motorhome

dynamax isata 5 interior

The 2021 Dynamax Isata 5 28SS Class C Motorhome features an Adventure Package. Once you see this model, you would immediately know it’s different from the previous models. The most distinct of all, as far as the naked eye is concerned, is its paint job as it gets away from the usual RV paint job that we have always been familiar with.

It is powered by a RAM 5500 4 x 4 chassis, efficiently providing you with a fun off-road experience. This is a Cummins turbo diesel engine that produces 360 horsepower and 800 ft-lb of torque.

2021 Dynamax Isata 5 28SS Motorhome Exterior

1. Keyless Entry

Dynamax has upgraded the entry door of the Isata 5 28SS motorhome, making it even more durable and long-lasting. It has a keyless entry and is noticeably heavier than the previous Isata 5 doors.

2. Entertainment

Right next to the door are the TV mount and cable hookups so you can set up some outdoor entertainment. At the bottom of this area is storage space. Then, there’s another storage near the rear-end of this motorhome, but this time, it is insulated.

3. Storage Space

What’s right next to the insulated storage is the rear pass-through storage space. This rear storage does not only have a door on each side of the motorhome. But there’s also a door on the rear end for added convenience.

4. Other Essentials

This motorhome also consists of a 10,000-lb hitch, reverse lights, and 2 rear cameras. 

The other side of the motorhome consists of a space for power hookups. These include connections for the generator, water pump, and auxiliary heater.

This motorhome features lithium batteries and enough solar panels. But still, it has a generator for emergency purposes. This is systematically kept in one of the exterior bays of this motorhome.

The energy inverter, automatic transfer switch with surge protection, solar controllers, and other related connections are kept in a separate exterior bay.

By merely checking out the exterior of this Isata 5 motorhome, you would already know that the design was absolutely well thought of.

2021 Dynamax Isata 5 28SS Motorhome Interior

dynamax isata 5 problems

1. Dinette Booth

The 2021 Isata 5 28SS motorhome features a dinette booth that can be converted into a sleeping area. Underneath the seats are more storage spaces. In case you are not a fan of dinette booths, you have an option to use this area to have instead a couch or theater seats installed.

2. Kitchen Area

Right across the dinette is the kitchen area. It has a stylish countertop with a built-in trash bin and a trendy sink. Hidden in the countertop are several electrical outlets you have to pull up if you need to use them. Next to it is a cooktop with 3 burners and an oven.

3. Bedroom

There’s also a 9 cu ft refrigerator and more storage spaces just outside the bedroom. In the bedroom, there are more drawers and closets. Suffice to say that you definitely don’t have to worry about storage spaces. The bedroom also features a barn door where you can mount your TV.

4. Bathroom

The bathroom has the typical features and amenities you can find in other luxurious motorhomes. However, it is designed to look more stylish and chic:

In this video, Brent DeMartini of DeMartini RV Sales offers a full walk-through of the 2021 Dynamax Isata 5 28SS 4×4 Class C Motorhome. He showcases its impressive carrying capacity, its solar and battery system, and how ideal it is for your whole family.

Dynamax Isata 5 Customer Experience

What I personally like about the Dynamax Isata 5 motorhome is not only the fact that it really feels like home. But also the fact that it is not as big as other motorhomes. The Isata 5 is definitely easier to drive and park. The driving experience is more comfortable and enjoyable.

However, no matter how perfect this motorhome is for most customers, Dynamax has received some complaints too. Some experienced leaks in the bathroom, some drawers were not working well, and damaged window frames. These issues, however, can be quickly addressed by the dealership.

Take a look at my article that covers common issues and solutions for the Dynamax Isata 5. You can find it right here!

Conclusion – Dynamax Isata 5

Dynamax Isata 5 is a well-equipped motorhome. It’s not as big as other motorhomes but has enough space for everyone. It is generously filled with features and amenities, which include excellent fuel mileage and comfortable seating.

The best thing about this motorhome is its user-friendliness. It is not at all complicated to use, and everything is well organized. In fact, even the elderly will have fun in the Isata 5 motorhome. In essence, this RV is ideal for everyone.

Indeed, Dynamax is absolutely committed to its passion for durable construction and attention to detail. If you are looking for a superior motorhome, you should check out the Dynamax Isata 5 Class C Motorhome.