Are you dreaming of going off the beaten path for days on end in comfort? These 4x4 RVs will get you just about anywhere with all the amenities of home. From camper vans to innovative overlanders to a robust Super C motorhome, you’ll be amazed at what stellar creations are out there. Buckle up and get ready to go off-road with all the conveniences on board. Let’s see how far a 4x4 RV can take you.
What Is A 4x4 RV?
A 4x4 vehicle, also known as four-wheel drive, means that the engine powers all four wheels evenly. This can help get the vehicle, or RV in this case, through challenging road conditions more easily. Getting through mud and snow or across rocks without a 4x4 RV is risky and likely to cause damage.
➡ With a 4x4 RV you may be able to participate in a mode of travel called Overlanding. Learn what Overlanding is and why people do it – it might be right up your alley!
How Big Are 4x4 RVs?
They range in length and height. However, they typically site on Sprinter, Ford E-Van, Ford 550, Ram 5500, Chevy 5500, or bigger chassis. Therefore, a 21-foot camper van can be a 4x4, and a 35-foot Super C motorhome can also be a 4x4 RV.
Pro Tip: You can build your own 4x4 RV by putting a truck camper in the back of a 4x4 pickup truck!
Why Aren’t All RVs 4x4?
A 4x4 RV typically requires a larger budget than most people are willing to invest in an RV. Generally, campers are looking for something under $100,000 for weekend road trips or vacations. A smaller percentage are gearing up for off-road adventures in RVs capable of extended off-grid camping.
One of the easiest ways to get 4x4 ability in a camper is to tow a smaller trailer with a 4x4 vehicle. While the RV is not technically 4x4 the vehicle will be able to go more places. In general, trailers still cannot menuver like a dedicated 4x4 vehicle however.
These Amazing 4x4 RVs Will Take You Anywhere
We’ve compiled a list of the best 4x4 RVs on the market. These standouts will take you anywhere you want to go — mountains, deserts, wintery roads, and more. Check them out!
Pro Tip: Want to take your furry friends anywhere and everywhere? Make sure to follow these 5 Rules for RVing with Pets.
Winnebago Revel 4x4
Winnebago’s Revel 4x4 is an adventure on wheels. The camper van sits on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with a 3L turbo diesel engine and on-demand four-wheel drive. You can add on performance wheels and all-terrain tires. You can also go off-grid with its two 125-amp hour LiFePO batteries.
The Revel is 19.7 feet long and 7.1 feet wide. It has a 21-gallon freshwater tank and a 21-gallon gray water holding tank. Instead of a black tank, it has a five-gallon cassette toilet.
The Revel is an efficient floor plan for two people. It has a power lift bed with a garage underneath for all your gear. Both captain’s chairs swivel to face a table and bench seat. The kitchenette offers ample counter space with an extension, an induction cooktop hidden in a drawer to save space, and a pantry. And the wet bath has a shower, cassette toilet, and a gear closet. The innovative wet bath also has a bi-fold door, so you have room to maneuver.
Base Price: $193,272
The EarthRoamer LTi is a self-contained overland vehicle that looks cool. Sitting on a Ford F-550 chassis, this RV has everything you need to go off the beaten path. The tires are military-grade, so you know they can handle anything. Plus, it has custom air ride suspension, King off-road shocks, and heavy-duty anti-sway bars for high clearance and optimal leveling.
It’s all-weather capable with an 11,000-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery bank and 1,320 watts of solar. The freshwater tank holds 100 gallons, and the diesel fuel tank is 95 gallons. So you can stay in the EarthRoamer LTi in extreme weather and off-grid without worries. The interior provides comfortable seating and sleeping options as well as plenty of storage. It also has a highly functional kitchenette and a molded gel-coated fiberglass wet bath with a toilet, shower, and sink.
You can custom order the EarthRoamer LTi, built in Colorado. Because it’s handcrafted, you can choose from multiple floor plans and features. This 4x4 RV is luxury in an off-grid package.
Base Price: $620,000
Global Expedition UXV
Global Expedition’s UXV (ultimate expedition vehicle) comes on either a Ford F-550 or Dodge Ram 5500 chassis. The 4x4 RV can get into all types of terrain. HD off-road shocks, heavy-duty rear bump stops, and 5-inch steel wheels with 19.5-inch tires come standard on the UXV. Or you can upgrade to 20-inch aluminum wheels and Beadlock with 41-inch tires. In addition, they come with King remote-reservoir coil-over front shocks, rear shocks, rear air suspension, and a leveling system.
The UXV is 21.9 feet long and 96 inches wide. It includes a 15-foot awning with a wind sensor. Optional features include a cab-to-cabin access door, dual-pane windows, and a curved, dual-pane skylight over the bed.
Customize your layout as well. You can opt for the standard wet bath with a sink, shower, and cassette toilet. Or choose a dry bath with a separate shower. You can also add a window to the bathroom. The bed area is also versatile. You can choose from a king, queen, or two twin beds. The floor plan you settle on will determine the amount of storage space you get, but there are loads regardless. Finally, one of our favorite options is adding a Natura opening wall above the dinette. It creates a seamless flow between nature and your home on wheels.
Base Price: $510,000
Storyteller Overland Beast MODE 4x4
Storyteller Overland’s Beast MODE 4x4 is a robust camper van built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. A 3.0L V6 turbo diesel engine with 7-speed transmission powers the Beast. It can also tow 5,000 pounds and has a 500-pound maximum tongue weight.
Heading off-road in the Beast is easy. It has ARB onboard air with front and rear chucks to adjust the tire pressure at any time. It also has a 3,200-watt inverter and two 45-watt solar panels, which are expandable to 600 watts to prolong energy.
The interior has sheep’s wool insulation for camping in the elements. It also has a garage and cargo area with an L-track under the bed for gear, bikes, and more. This 4x4 RV may be adventure-ready, but it also has modern conveniences. For example, it has a portable induction cooktop in the kitchenette so that you can cook inside or out. The cassette toilet is also portable, and there’s a patented Halo shower with flex space.
Base Price: $198,746
Tiger Bengal 4x4
Tiger Adventure’s Bengal 4x4 RV is hand-built in South Carolina. The class C motorhome can be between 21 and 24 feet. The coach sits on your choice of a Chevy, Ford, or Ram chassis with a dry weight averaging 10,000 pounds. You can provide the truck, or Tiger Adventure will order it for you.
The 4x4 RV has many of the conveniences you would expect in a motorhome. It has air conditioning and heat as well as heated holding tanks for cold weather. The Bengal also has 100 watts of solar power and a Cummins Onan I-Series 2.8 kW generator.
We love the modern interiors of the Bengal. They have a kitchenette with ample counter space, a bed over the cab, and a sofa that folds out for an additional bed. The wet bath has a shower, sink, and porcelain toilet.
Base Price: $97,000
Omni 4x4 Super C Motorhome
Thor’s Omni 4x4 Super C diesel motorhome has five-floor plans ranging from 33.8 feet to 37.9 feet. Three floor plans sit on a Ford F-550 chassis, and the other two are on a Ford F-600. Each has a 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbo engine with 330 HP and 825 pound-feet of torque. The Omni can tow between 10,000 and 12,000 pounds.
The 4x4 RV is loaded with features. It has 100 watts of solar, a 1,800-watt inverter, and an Onan RV QD 6000 diesel generator. A tankless water heater comes standard. There are also USB ports throughout, a Wi-Fi extender, and Bluetooth capabilities.
Interiors of this Super C include a full kitchen, bathroom, living area, dining area, back bedroom, and bunk over the cab. Three of the floor plans have washer and dryer prep. The BT36 model has two bathrooms — one full bath and one half bath. And the RS36 has bunk beds.
Base Price: $241,350
Pro Tip: Going off-road usually means going off-grid. Learn how to build an ultimate RV solar system for some extreme off-grid camping.
Sportsmobile Classic 4x4
The Sportsmobile Classic 4x4 is a heavy-duty camper van built for off-roading. It’s a Ford Cutaway body molded with a steel reinforced fiberglass shell. It has a 7.3L V8 engine and 4R100 transmission with torqshift 5-speed. The wheelbase is 140.3 inches, and the ground clearance is 16.5 inches at the van center. It has a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds.
The Classic has a pop-up roof for extra headspace and airflow. There are four different interior layout options. Each has a kitchenette, a sleeping and dining area, and some storage.
Base Price: $175,000
Boldy Camp With A 4x4 RV
Are you ready to go on an adventure in a 4x4 RV? While the price tags on these are high, the ability to get out in untouched parts of nature is priceless.
Keep in mind that if a dedicated RV is not right for you towing a trailer with a 4x4 vehicle might be a better option.
We hope you have an opportunity to walk through one of these RVs and see what they’re all about. And if you decide to call one your own, we can’t wait to hear all about your experience.
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