What would you do if you won the lottery? Many RVers are quick to answer that they would purchase a better motorhome or travel trailer; potentially even a luxury RV. That said, not many campers know what RV brand they might be looking at. That’s where this piece comes into play.
There are a number of fantastic luxury RV manufacturers out there. Below, we will list our top 8 picks, split between 4 motorhome makers and 4 trailer companies. Whether you’re actually looking to purchase a luxury RV or just daydreaming about “someday,” these incredible motorhome and trailer brands are sure to have you drooling.
Top 4 Luxury Motorhome Brands
First, let’s talk about luxury motorhomes. Because the vast majority of campers out there would choose a motorhome if money played no part in the decision making, most luxury RV brands are in the business of making motorhomes. Therefore, we had a tough time narrowing our options to only four luxury motorhome manufacturers. We did manage it however, and our top picks are listed below.
While Newmar doesn’t list all of its RVs as “luxury” units, we think everything they have to offer is top-of-the-line. That said, those that they do list as “luxury” really shine as incredible rigs. These are incredibly well-thought-out, and every single detail is just perfect.
Of the Newmar luxury RVs, the “King Aire” is, in our opinion, the most luxurious. This class A motorhome features tasteful, modern decor, heated seating and floors, stainless steel appliances (including an enormous fridge), a bedroom fireplace, and more.
Newell Coach is another wonderful luxury RV manufacturer. This company builds custom motorcoaches that are sure to please even the most discerning of RVers, but does also offer some brand new pre-built inventory for those who need their motorhome in a hurry.
Some of the options offered by Newell Coach include top-of-the-line entertainment systems, floor plans to suit every need, and appliances such as garbage disposals, induction cooktops, full sized ovens, washers and dryers, and dishwashers.
A smaller, family-run business, Tiffin takes their time with each customer and each motorhome, ensuring they only put out the best of the best. Still, the company manages to offer luxury at a slightly lower price than the other options listed, something many RVers love.
Add-on features available from Tiffin include things like collision avoidance, in-dash navigation, a central vacuum cleaner, fireplaces, a two-door fridge, mattress upgrades, and more.
Marchi Mobile creates a seriously odd-looking motorhome. That said, the “eleMMent Palazzo Superior” is also the most luxurious motorhome on our list.
This incredible RV looks something like a spaceship, and offers better stability and insulation than any other RV we’ve ever seen. With the push of a button, an automatic lift system raises up out of the body of the rig, creating a walled-in rooftop deck that is perfect for gathering with friends.
Different temperature zones can be set throughout the rig, and little upgrades such as a wine cabinet, ice maker, and king-size bed ensure the user lives in comfort even in the middle of nowhere.
Top 4 Luxury Trailer Brands
Of course, there’s no reason a travel trailer or fifth wheel can’t be luxurious too, and there are some luxury trailer brands on the market. In fact some of the luxury trailers out there are really amazing, and we would definitely consider choosing one of these over a motorhome in certain situations.
Here are our top luxury trailer picks.
Perhaps the most well-known travel trailer company in the world, Airstream makes incredibly high quality products that many classify as luxury trailers. We do have to agree that the quality and comfort offered by an Airstream does land it a step ahead of most, earning it the top mention on our luxury trailer list.
One of the features you’ll find in Airstream trailers is what they call Smart Control Technology. This allows you to control the lights, awning, A/C, and heater from a distance.
Other great features include stainless steel appliances, a heated shower floor and towel bar, handcrafted cabinetry, power blinds, and high quality furnishings.
A whole line of interesting-looking RVs, the Bowlus travel trailers are sure to catch your eye. These trailers are shiny like an Airstream, but with an unusual shape that we just love.
Currently, Bowlus offers three trailer models. Some of the features found in these models include a Pet-Flex system that monitors temperatures when you leave pets at home and includes slide-out pet bowls, a HEPA air filter with UVC, an incredible built-in water filtration system, GPS tracking, a smart brake controller, and more.
Want the ability to go completely off-grid and do some incredibly eco-friendly camping? If so, the Living Vehicle trailer is the perfect option for you. This trailer was designed by a couple with the intention of creating a self-supporting sustainable mobile living space.
This beautiful trailer includes everything you need to live off-grid, including a full solar setup, a 100-gallon freshwater tank, and a tankless water heater. There are also options to add more solar panels, an onboard water filtering sterilization, and more.
Finally, there is SpaceCraft. This company makes custom trailers that are absolutely incredible. The trailers are enormous, with some as long as 57 feet. Of course, those bigger rigs require the user to tow with a semi.
Options include king size beds, huge refrigerators, washer and dryer units, multiple bedrooms, and more. Best of all, these trailers offer an incredible amount of space, something most RVers truly value.
The Benefits of Purchasing a Luxury RV
Why would one need such a luxurious RV? Well, to be honest, nobody needs one of these rigs. That said there are definitely benefits to having a more luxurious camping setup.
These benefits include, but certainly aren’t limited to, the following:
Generally speaking, higher-end RVs are built better. This means the materials used to build these rigs are stronger and less likely to break or become damaged. It also means more care was likely taken during the building process, leading to a stronger, sturdier construction that will last longer than a typical RV might.
Higher Quality Furnishings
Luxury RVs also use higher quality furnishings. The couches, beds, chairs, and other furniture items will likely outlast the furniture in a run-of-the-mill RV. Additionally, this furniture is likely to be more comfortable.
The amenities in luxury RVs can be absolutely out of this world. Heated floors, full size bathtubs, intercom systems, marble countertops, and recessed ceilings are just a few of the amazing amenities you might find in one of these luxury rigs. These awesome features allow you to camp in style.
More Comfortable Ride
Lastly, it should be mentioned that luxury RVs tend to offer a more comfortable ride than other motorhomes. Collision avoidance systems help keep you safe, high-end navigation systems make it easy to know where to go, and more comfortable seating means fewer back aches.
Obviously, having a luxury RV would be a dream come true. However, nobody necessarily needs all of these amazing things to go camping, and a less luxurious but equally fun travel trailer or motorhome will still take you on plenty of fun adventures. Still, a person can dream—and in the meantime, that same person can continue to enjoy RVing adventures in whatever rig they can get their hands on.