Hitting the road permanently? Here are some great Camper choices for full-time RV life.
Choosing to live in your RV full time is exciting but can be daunting. How will you know that the camper you choose is going to be conducive to the full-time RV lifestyle? Truth is, you don’t — but you can do your best. Our suggestion is to decide on the lifestyle you see yourself having, and make your decision on that basis. Here are some great options to consider for a few popular RV lifestyle situations.
1. Full-Time RVs built for lots of road travel:
Class C RVs on a Mercedes Chassis. Class C RVs can be easier to maneuver and drive than their Class A comparable-sized counterparts. In addition, you can achieve better gas mileage in them. The Mercedes Sprinter Chassis runs on diesel, great for fuel economy and power. Here are 3 you may want to check out:
Coachmen Prism. Take a look at the Select 24DS model, which has a slideout for the queen bed making a large bedroom-like space in the rear.
Winnebago View. Check out the 26 ft 24D floorplan, which has a large, single-wall slideout.
Forest River Forester. With a large overhead bunk area, there is extra storage or sleeping room in this model.
2. Full-time RVs for couples:
Smaller Class A RVs. These newer, sleek RV’s pack a lot of punch into a 26-30 ft size. Utilizing the front cab with no overhang makes the overall RV feel more spacious than a Class C. If you are planning to travel a lot and also want a lot of creature comforts for you and your sweetie, the nimble Class A’s may be just right for you. Here are three to consider:
Thor Freedom Traveler. This 27 ft Class A feels like a much larger Class A.
Winnebago Adventurer. At 30 ft this Class A has a large kitchen and separate dining and couch space.
Winnebago Via. If you can find a used Via, you have found a gem! This 25 ft compact Diesel Class A is a fan favorite.
3. Full-Time RVs for families with kids:
5th Wheel bunkhouse. 5th Wheels have the advantage of a master bedroom at the front of the floorplan, over the bed of a truck. Being able to shut the door and let the kids have the run of the rest of the RV can be a lifesaver in such a small space. In addition, the ability to detach the 5th wheel at your destinations and take the kids on jaunts, run errands, and even having an emergency vehicle can be a way to take some of the stress out of the RV life. Here are three we like:
Highland Ridge Mesa Ridge. The MF427BHS model has 2 sets of bunkbeds, great to hold the kids and all their stuff.
Keystone Cougar. Check out the364BHL model, with a large slideout and lots of underbelly storage.
Grand Design Reflection. The 311BHS model has a huge center island / kitchen area with dual slideouts.
4. For parking and staying for 4-5 months here and there:
Park Model RVs. These stay-in-place RV’s are akin to a house on wheels. With the popularity of “tiny houses,” these semi-portable options feel more like a moveable home than an RV. Check out the wide variety of Park Model RVs for sale on RVT.
We hope these options have given you more insight into how your choice of RV and matching it to your adventure style can help you have a better full-time RV living experience.
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