I was born and spent my young childhood in Alaska, and multi-family RV trips around the state made for some of my favorite summer memories. In Alaska, RVing is definitely a thing to do, so I never considered it novel that I checked RV excursions off my bucket list early.
That said, RVing does possess an undeniable mystique, no matter how many times you’ve been cruising. It epitomizes the liberty of the open road, and you don’t have to head north to the Last Frontier to do it. In fact, thanks to RVshare, “the world’s first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace” (and, to our delight, a Better Business Bureau A+ accredited business), you can RV almost anywhere, without the responsibility of owning your own rig.
Here are 15 luxury RVs that are inspiring the TravelAwaits team’s next lower 48 road trips, complete with amenities you’ll have to see to believe.
Way Out West
1. This perfect couples travel trailer boasts all the amenities of home, plus artisan Amish woodwork throughout the interior that sets it apart from similar smaller-size campers. And while it’s based in Mesa, its owner, Jeff, offers delivery, setup, and pickup within a 150-mile radius, which is perfect if you plan to camp southern Arizona rather than cruising.
The 2018 Riverside Retro 180R Travel Trailer sleeps three (note that it’s laid out like a studio apartment, meaning there aren’t separate sleeping quarters) and is pet-friendly. Double your relaxation space by unfurling the awning and setting the included camping chairs up underneath to enjoy dinner or drinks alfresco.
2. Another Mesa-based option is the 2019 Cherokee Alpha Wolf, which takes luxury and square footage to a whole new level. This travel trailer sleeps nine, making it perfect for a multigenerational trip. It also boasts a 20-foot awning for making the most of the great outdoors, plus LED-lights that illuminate the camper beautifully inside and out. The rear vision camera makes towing significantly safer and easier.
If you want to use this as a stationary camper, you can have it delivered free in a 20-mile radius. Note that this camper is not pet-friendly. There is a private bedroom with a queen bed, and everyone else will sleep in the communal space. The dinette and sofa both turn into beds, and kids will love the “teddy bear” double bunk beds, which look decidedly treehouse- or fort-like. Of course, adults may take a shine to them, too!
3. Can you tell we’re yearning for an Arizona getaway? Well, with Arizona wine country, art and history in Tubac, and hiking in Sedona, of course we are. And this pet-friendly Scottsdale-based rig promises an opportunity to see it all with up to seven of your nearest and dearest travel companions.
Renting a Class C RV like this one means your cab is attached, so no truck required. Plus, this classic model boasts the coveted overhead bunk, which could quickly become the favorite of any tiny traveler in your party.
Make the most of the well-equipped kitchen and private queen-size master in the back. The dinette turns into a bed that’s situated in the common area with the sleeper sofa, plus, there are berth-style bunk beds that evoke a sense of train travel. What’s even better is that in this rig, you won’t be confined to the tracks.
Three Rivers, California
If you’re craving a serenely forested adventure, Three Rivers, California, just west of Sequoia National Park and Sequoia National Forest, is the perfect RV starting place for you. From there, you can also visit Death Valley National Park, which is less forested — and less than five hours away.
4. Do it all in style in this 2018 Airstream Classic 33. The iconic-looking rig sleeps five and boasts an entertainment system with an HD projector and Bose sound system. The kitchen appliances will have you feeling Top Chef wherever you go, and, yes, every photo will look that much more amazing with your very own Silver Bullet in the background.
Los Angeles Area
5. Want a weekend getaway from L.A.? This tiny house-inspired rig that calls La Crescenta-Montrose (just north of Los Angeles proper) home is beckoning, first with its cuteness and then with its driveability. This Winnebago Class B Camping Van is all of the fun with none of the responsibility of towing a travel trailer or maneuvering the likes of a Class C RV.
The van sleeps four in two beds: one a sofa sleeper that folds out in the main-floor living area, the other a “loft” in the van’s pop top (which you’ll climb a ladder to reach), which has a decidedly tent-like feel. In addition to sleeping accommodations, you can also make the most of a fully-equipped mini-kitchen on wheels, plus a wet bath with a stand-up or sit-down shower over the toilet. Having all this with you on the road means a cozy space to relax and no need to use convenience store or rest stop bathrooms, wherever your travels take you!
6. If you’re after an almost painfully cute rig and are willing to do some towing, an adventure in this 16-foot Irvine Airstream belongs on your bucket list. The pet-friendly light and bright camper sleeps four and has a built-in room divider for added privacy. With inspirational marquee-letter words hung almost everywhere the eye can see, you’ll receive reminders to make the most of your travels morning, noon, and night.
7. Need something a little (or a lot) bigger? This travel trailer in nearby Costa Mesa sleeps eight and its owners offer delivery. Spread out and let everyone claim their own area as you cruise the coast or head inland for your adventure. This neutral space with a private bedroom invites you to spruce things up with your own touches, or simply relax into the California scenery.
For those who’d like to roam further north, RVing out of Portland is an obvious choice. You can make your way to wine tasting in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, visit Crater Lake, and see breathtaking Multnomah Falls.
8. Parties of four or fewer can cruise with ease in this no-frills Eurovan-meets-Winnebago camper. Owner Christian asks and answers: “Is it a slow car? NOPE. Is It a fast house? YUP!” As the proud owner and driver of a 2002 Eurovan, I can speak to how fun and easy these rigs are to drive. Of course, mine is not equipped with a pop top or full-on mini kitchen. Take your camping experience to new heights in this family-friendly van that feels made for little campers setting off to see the country with their parents or grandparents.
Note that this Class B camping van does not have a wet bath, so you’ll need to plan pit stops and book campsites accordingly.
Miramar Beach, Florida
9. A Florida Panhandle vacation doesn’t necessarily mean checking into a cottage or resort. This 2008 Four Winds Windsport delivers all the beachy vibes on wheels, literally, considering its owners will deliver it to your home or an agreed-upon pickup location. This is the first Class A motorhome on our list, and it sleeps six. The massive windows mean the benefit of all the Panhandle light streaming into your new living space, and the plush leather furniture and air conditioning mean a vacation full of relaxation, inside and out.
10. Due east in Jacksonville, the decidedly designer Farmhouse Chic Home on Wheels promises a perfect getaway for the aesthete. There’s no motorhome look here; instead, it’s all black and white and clean lines that will have you wondering if you’ve checked into the perfectly appointed big-city studio. This travel trailer, which you can tow or have delivered, sleeps six and is pet-friendly. In addition to the adorable kitchen inside, there’s a second kitchen outside (with a fridge and induction cooktop). Back inside, you can wash the sand and sunscreen away in a full bathroom — with a tub — where the wall art will remind you to meet the day with grace and gratitude.
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
11. A vacation out of Mount Juliet is the ultimate opportunity to experience the state’s rolling hills, waterfalls, and maybe even a taste of Nashville hot chicken. In the 2017 Thor Ace 30.4, you can head for Memphis to the west or Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg to the east, all with plenty of room to stretch your legs and plush places to rest your head at night.
If you’re a huge Titans (or Vols!) fan, you’ll love that this massive, pet-friendly Class A motorhome has an outdoor television. You can get your vitamin D or enjoy a fireside s’more without missing the game. The rig sleeps six with a private master, a pull-out sofa, and even a loft.
Dripping Springs, Texas
12. Dripping Springs has an intriguing name, and we already consider it one of the best San Antonio day trips. But for those who want to see the natural beauty of the Lone Star state, treating Dripping Springs as a vacation starting point rather than a day trip is ideal, especially if it means cruising in this bespoke travel trailer.
The outside is relatively run-of-the-mill, but the craftsmanship within is beyond charming. Black, white, green, and gold connect the living world beyond your windows to your little oasis on wheels. This rig is made to sleep two, and from the French press coffee to the built-in wine rack, the Forest River-California Wildwood has us rethinking how RV, romantic getaway, and Texas Hill Country go together.
Around The Rockies
13. Denver is a major cosmopolitan hub, and it’s ideally located for excursions, too. Whether you want to spend a week off the grid in the Rockies or visit Mesa Verde’s incredible cliff dwellings, this six-person travel trailer is an ideal rig for exploration. It delivers a mountain vibe without being fussy. Enjoy a cozy living area that extends outside under a generous awning.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
14. Experience the real American West in and around Jackson Hole in this delightful Mercedes Class B Camping Van. The minimalist interior will make your trip all about the rugged outdoors, which are visible from every seat in the “house” thanks to almost-panoramic windows and an airy pop top. While it’s not necessarily easy for a non-camper to imagine, this rig even has an optional toilet.
Idaho Falls, Idaho
15. Due west of Jackson, Idaho Falls is an ideal place to begin a vacation that will take you to Redfish Lake, Shoshone Falls, or even Yellowstone National Park. Move at your own pace in Frenchy’s Double Bed Bunk House, a travel trailer that sleeps seven. Or, pick your vacation spot and have the trailer delivered.
Everyone in your party will appreciate the sleek, modern kitchen. While there is no dedicated bedroom in this camper, a stylish built-in curtain affords sleepers privacy, and the Murphy bed that converts the living area into a sleeping space is a nod to just how innovative RV designers are.
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