Move over campers, there’s a new sheriff in town!
Well, not really but I was trying to be funny.
It used to be camping was all about getting outdoors, making sure your kids got their healthy dose of nature, and drinking some brewskis by the fire.
But now, there seems to be more luxury campers, glampers if you will, in the RV parks than there are Average Joe trailers.
This could be due to a new wave of RVers– millenials (and younger now!) are flocking to try out camping. And one thing is for sure: People are loving the luxury campers manufacturers are pumping out nowadays.
And that makes sense, too. I know renting has become a really popular option among my friends that still have houses. And they all love to try out the luxury lifestyle because they don’t have to maintain the long term costs.
And even if you’re reading this and think, “Liz, I’m happy with the simple life,” I say it is fun to daydream.
Let’s look at some of the most luxurious models available in each class of RVs.
Luxury Travel Trailer
You already knew I was going to bring up the Airstream. Is there any other option here? They’ve been top of the line since they first came out. And ya either love ’em or wish they weren’t so shiny.
Either way, you can’t deny that sleek pull-behind cruising down the highway is known for well-made comfort and style.
Widely considered the Cadillac of travel trailers, the new Airstream Classic comes with integrated Smart Control Technology, so you can manage all the systems of your RV.
- your awning
- tank levels
- ET CETERA!
…all from your smartphone, man!
With one-touch control, the luxury and convenience of this trailer is undeniable.
5th Wheels that scream luxury!
In general, 5th wheels are Michael Jackson Bad. They’re bigger and better than regular travel trailers. And have all the amenities you need to sleep in the woods without knowing you’re in the woods. (Check out why I love my 5th wheel right here.)
From my incessant RV shopping, I’ve learned Grand Design fifth wheels have some of the most spacious layoust, and they do not sacrifice style for function.
Lately, they’ve come out with some real sleek and modern interior looks.
And because you can’t have luxury without a few upgrades, some come with:
- a fireplace
- wine bar
- entertainment center
- full bathroom
- outdoor kitchen
- built-in office
- sliding pet dish drawer
See what I mean about not knowing you’re in the woods? Why even go outside when you have a wine bar inside? Seriously!
Luxury Camper Vans to put your Instagram to shame
To us classists, the Class B. To hippies and those less informed, the camper van.
Whatever you call it, these dang things have never been so popular. #vanlife
And they definitely have perks. They’re easy to park, drive, and definitely get better gas mileage than my Class C.
But what’s a girl (or guy) to do if they don’t have mad carpenter skills but want those Instagram #vanvibes?
For those who love off-grid, remote adventures, the EarthRoamer solar/diesel expedition vehicle proves you don’t have to give up comfort to explore the wilderness. Each vehicle is custom built just for you. With features like granite counter-tops and maple wood cabinetry, from the inside it is difficult to remember you are in a tough and sturdy 4X4.
Whether you are looking to spend about $60,000 on an Off-Grid Adventure Van, over $100,000 for an Airstream Interstate Grand Tour, or around half a million for the EarthRoamer, the level of luxury is mind blowing.
Seriously, it’s a van.
Luxury Class A Motorhome
For those of us with a million or more budget for our next camping trip, high name brands such as Foretravel and Prevost can get you close to a Beverly Hills mansion. And if modesty really isn’t a concern, why not drop $3 million on the Marchi Mobile element Palazzo? It’ll blow you away with its retractable sky lounge.
For the rest of the poor unfortunate souls, you’ll just have to ready this article and daydream.
For the practical traveler who really wants to indulge, the Mercedes Variomobil Signature 1200 is the ultimate motorhome. Not only does it have in-floor heating and all the luxuries of any high-end accommodations, but the coup d’etat is the drop down ramp that allows you to drive a small car into the hidden garage.
But if you happen to be Will Smith or somebody reading this, you might need a little more.
Don’t miss the Furrion Elysium with rooftop heli-pad. Tired from your trip, relax in the hot tub on the opposite end of the roof. If you go this route, you can probably get your personal robot to bring up the drinks from the wine fridge.
As you can see, there is nothing but choices for those with the means to take one of these on your next camping trip.
And while this really doesn’t count as camping, it’s pretty cool to imagine a night or two in these motorhomes.