Luxe Fifth Wheels aims to exude what their name implies, luxury. They look good driving down the road, and the interiors just may make you feel like you’re in a mansion. However, you may not have seen them on the dealer lot before – this manufacturer is factory-direct. Let’s learn who Luxe Fifth Wheel is and if they’re really that luxurious.
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Who Is Luxe Fifth Wheel?
Luxe is a premier brand of fifth wheels designed for any traveler, including full-time RVers. They design and manufacture luxury fifth wheels and toy haulers. Luxe sits under their parent company, The RV Factory.
Luxe fifth wheel construction is unique in that they don’t rush RVs through the production line. Instead, they incentivize quality output, not speed. A higher level of attention to detail is the intended result.
Who Makes Luxe Fifth Wheels?
Luxe RV makes Luxe fifth wheels. They’re based in Elkhart, Indiana, with additional showrooms in Mansfield, Texas, and Murrieta, California. They sell their fifth wheels factory direct and provide concierge-style customer service with a network of certified service centers in the U.S. and Canada.
What Does Factory Direct Mean?
Factory direct is a direct-to-consumer approach. The manufacturer sells directly to the customer without an intermediary. As a factory-direct manufacturer, Luxe Fifth Wheels doesn’t sell its products through an RV dealer. Instead, you can purchase your fifth wheel from Luxe. They’ll then build your RV and deliver it right from the factory.
Alongside the personal touch of Luxe’s factory-direct approach, there are additional benefits specific to their company. For example, their RVs don’t go to many RV shows, so there aren’t hundreds of people trekking through them before you buy. And they don’t mass-produce their RVs or leave them to sit outside on lots before they get to you.
Luxe Fifth Wheel Models
Luxe has three fifth wheel models on the market: the Elite, Gold, and their toy hauler line. All of their products can work for full-time use.
The walls are three-inch super composite welded aluminum cage walls with two and a half graphite-infused closed cell insulation. The floors are three inches thick with tongue and groove plywood flooring. And there’s thermal pack insulation throughout with forced furnace air into the enclosed underbelly. Luxe fifth wheels also have frameless thermopane windows.
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The Luxe Elite fifth wheel has four floor plans. Each has a full bathroom, and two have an additional bath and a half. They all have ample sleeping and living space as well as features like washer and dryer prep. In addition, you can choose from various décor while building your RV.
Luxe’s Elite runs between 40.10 feet and 44.11 feet. The GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) is 24,000 pounds on all four floor plans. The freshwater tank holds 100 gallons. That’s a lot of water and helpful for boondocking. The gray water holding tanks have a capacity of 80 gallons. And the Luxe Elite 30FB and 44FL have 80-gallon black tanks, while the 42RL and 42MD are 40 gallons.
The Luxe Gold fifth wheel has five floor plans. They have ample living space, similar to the Elite, with the addition of attic storage. You can fit a lot of personal belongings in this RV. Each has amenities like a kitchen island and washer and dryer prep. The Luxe Gold 38GFB has a bath and a half, and the full bathroom is the complete width of the RV with double sinks.
Luxe’s Gold runs between 36.9 and 42.11 feet. The GVWR is between 21,000 and 24,000 pounds. Freshwater tank capacity on each is 100 gallons. The gray water holding tank is 80 gallons. And the black tank holds 40 gallons on all models, but the 38GFB holds 80 gallons due to having two bathrooms.
Luxe Toy Hauler
The Luxe Toy Hauler fifth wheel has four floor plans. They have a garage on the back that ranges in length between 10 to 16.4 feet. Each has a ramp door out the back that has a carrying capacity of 5,000 pounds. The Luxe Toy Hauler 48FB has an additional side patio off the driver side of the garage.
The living spaces of the toy haulers are in sync with all of Luxe’s luxury features and amenities. Each has a master bedroom and a loft above the garage. All floor plans also have washer and dryer prep.
Two of the Luxe Toy Hauler floor plans are 45.6 feet with a GVWR of 24,000 pounds. Two floor plans are 48.2 feet with a GVWR of 25,999 pounds. The freshwater capacity on all four is 100 gallons, and the gray and black holding tanks each hold 80 gallons.
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Luxe RVs Luxury Features and Amenities
Luxury features and amenities on Luxe RVs are plentiful. The first thing you’ll notice is that you have the option of full-body paint. Full-body paint looks fantastic, protects the exterior, and leaves you without peeling and fading decals.
The cabinetry inside Luxe Fifth Wheels is high-quality hardwoods of the same species. And you can choose from a variety of colors from cherry to light interior and more. The rest of the interior decor is also somewhat customizable. For example, you can select your furniture, bed, and window shades. In addition, you can choose a regular table or buffet table for the dinette.
Appliances such as a dishwasher, washer and dryer, and patio awning are optional. All types of technology are also available to add to your build. From solar power to satellite dishes, generators, and more, you can load your RV to be fully self-contained and liveable for years to come.
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How Much Do Luxe RVs Cost?
The base price for Luxe Fifth Wheels ranges from $160,000 to $210,000. Start adding on features, and it’s easy to be in the low to mid $200,000 range, depending on the model you purchase.
Are Luxe Fifth Wheels Good RVs?
Luxe Fifth Wheels have the consumer in mind from start to finish. They’re good RVs that can maximize your comforts on the road.
The only drawback we can think of is the sheer size of Luxe RVs. Since 36.9 feet is the shortest model, they’re not the easiest fifth wheel to maneuver. However, with practice and experience, that’s something anyone can get used to. With GVWRs between 21,000 – 25,999 pounds, you’ll also need a pretty big truck to tow it with.
Is a Luxe Fifth Wheel Worth It?
As with any RV, it depends on your travel style and the criteria that are most important to you. These are big fifth wheels designed for the luxury camper looking for comfortable accommodations wherever they go. The Luxe price tag places them higher than many other fifth wheel models, but gets you many amenities and building features others lack.
What feature would make you most excited about a Luxe? Drop a comment below!
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Tuesday 8th of November 2022
Have done several RV factory tours; LUXE was one of the best. Kathy & I were shown the factory floor from start to finish with lots of time for explanations and questions. We were at LUXE for over two hours! Note: we pre-arranged for our tour.
If you are spending over $200,00 for a quality RV then a few factory tours should be considered as part of your research. The money you spend visiting the Elkhart area will be the best use of your RV-purchase money. Judging from what we learned on factour tours if you end up with a LUXE 5th Wheel then it may be the best value-for-money decision you make.
Thursday 14th of July 2022
Upon delivery make sure you have an independent inspection. We had ours for two years and we were constantly getting repairs done. A lovely full-time home for us, but we would take precautions, were we ever to purchase directly from Luxe again.
Wednesday 13th of October 2021
What a beautiful 5th wheel that doesn’t look like it was made in 1970! Impressive