Novel RV designs that expand RV living space beyond the walls of your RV and into the outdoors are among the hot new 2014 models.

Over the years, RV manufacturers have been paying more attention to exterior RV features that make it easier and more pleasant to spend time outside your RV. Automatic awnings were just the start. Simple outdoor grilling stations have expanded into exterior kitchen areas complete with built-in gas grills, cook tops, sinks with running water, small refrigerators and even some storage space so you don’t have to keep running back into the kitchen for this and that.

With the addition of exterior big screen TVs and upgraded outdoor sound systems, RVs have become the ultimate tailgating, speedway or beach party venue and have turned campground family movie nights into a theater-worthy experience.

To further define “outdoor rooms” and create a more finished appearance, a number of RV accessory suppliers offer interlocking patio flooring or room-size roll-out floor mats. Specialized containers that can be mounted to the exterior or undercarriage of your RV provide easy access to flooring without encroaching on valuable RV storage space.

In addition to outdoor rooms, RV manufacturers are doing more to bring the outdoors in with side and rear porches raised to be at the same level as the main floor of your RV. Typically sheltered by an awning, these specialized slideouts or entries have the appearance and feel of a spacious condo balcony. Glass or French doors provide access to interior living spaces and may extend from the master bedroom.

Every day on, RV dealers are listing new 2014 RV models with the latest must-have features. Visit our website to see what’s new or find a great deal on a used RV.


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