When I think of the luxury RV, my mind goes back to the days of our first camping experiences as a couple. Jo and I were sent by the US Army to Germany in our early years of marriage. We camped all over Europe on weekends and on leaves during that time. After sleeping on the ground in a small tent, luxury would have been anything that was up off the ground a little ways.
Custom Luxury RV Coaches and Trailers
RV’s just keep getting bigger and more luxurious each year. And if the standard top of the line motorhome or fifth wheel is not enough, custom coaches and fifth wheels make the sky the limit.
Custom Prevost and Newell Motorcoaches dot the landscape from sea to shining sea these days. There have been numerous TV documentaries about celebrity custom RV’s that illustrate that “if you can dream it, someone can build it”. I recently saw a motorhome that had been customized to hold a sports car in it’s basement. The car is driven onto a platform. The platform is designed to raise up slightly and then retract into the basement of the motorhome. when the doors close you would never know there was a car inside.
Relatively new to both the motorhome and the 5th wheel trailer is the side storage slide out. The slide comes out far enough that the end of the slide has a door that opens. A huge storage area that is accessible from both inside and out allows for storage. One such unit also has a ramp that extends, and raises your motorcycle inside completely out of the elements. One of these impressive units pulled in near us at a resort and within a few minutes, out popped a smart car.
Maybe you’re not really interested in making a statement, you just want to be you. If you want to build your dream RV, there are many designers and customizers out there that can help you with all the details. Creative Mobile Interiors of Grove City, Ohio is one of those.
After all this is your home on wheels. Prices for finished coaches and luxury trailers can run well into the millions, but if you can afford it, your dream coach can be yours.
Most RV manufacturers produce one or two RV’s in the top of their line that are in the true luxury class. If your funds are a little more limited, keep your eye out for a good used unit that has all of the things you like. There are a lot of motorhomes and fifth wheels on dealer lots that have all the luxury most people want. Used Prevosts can be found that have all the amenities at a much reduced price. You can often find your heart’s desire for half the price of a new coach or 5th wheel trailer. Or you could split the difference and buy a good pre-owned coach and have it customized to exactly what you would like.
Used Luxury RV units
Luxury is, of course, defined by the person. Many motorhomes, fifth wheel trailers and even travel trailers have all the luxury most people want. They just want a nice traveling home that has room for their favorite toys and stuff. There have been radical changes over the past twenty years in camping units. Fitting some luxury into your budget is easier than ever with all the RVs available these days. Very nice pre-owned motorhomes with lots of luxuries in the 100k to 200k range and 5th wheels in the 75k to 100k range are abundant.
If you have a true luxury coach on your mind, try going to the following manufacturers web sites: Prevost, American Coach, and Newell Motorcoaches. Or if a 5th wheel trailer is a better fit for you, try Mobile Suites, or Lifestyle companies This will give you a feel for what’s available.