A couple of decades ago, anything beyond tent camping was considered luxurious. However, record-breaking sales and manufacturing output indicate that RVing is becoming widely accepted. Manufacturers are pushing the limits for fun and impressive features to wow customers and win their business. Today, we’re looking at 10 fun and remarkable features you’ll find in luxury RVs. Let’s get started!
Luxury RVs Are Full of Bucket List Features
RVs get used for so much more than simply parking in a campsite and eating s’mores on the weekends. Many RV owners choose to use their RVs as their full-time residence to see the country. As a result, many RVers demand luxury RVs with some incredible features.
These luxury RVs come with pretty hefty price tags, as you might expect. These bucket list features can cause RVs to cost over $100,000, but some of the most luxurious rigs are well over $1 million. When you’re spending that kind of cash on an RV, you’re likely expecting to use it more than a handful of times each year.
10 Fun Features You Can Find on Luxury RVs
If you’re in the market for a luxury RV, some of these features might be important to you. However, they might just be a dream if you can’t stomach the idea of paying six figures or more for an RV.
1. Heated Floors
If you’ve ever walked across a cold RV floor in the morning to get your coffee, you’ll appreciate heated flooring. You’re typically only going to find this type of flooring on high-end motorhomes that can handle the increased weight. Heated flooring makes staying comfortable in your RV much easier, especially if you spend time in colder climates.
These systems help evenly disperse heat throughout your RV, which is the opposite of how normal furnace vents function. Depending on the type of heated flooring, there’s typically very little maintenance needed to keep the system working correctly.
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2. Residential Appliances
One of the biggest complaints over the years from RVers has been the quality of the appliances in RVs. However, as RVs have grown in length, manufacturers can be a bit more generous regarding the appliances they install. Residential appliances typically look nicer and provide a more luxurious look than standard RV appliances.
A residential refrigerator can be tremendously helpful for RVers. They’re typically more capable of storing larger amounts of food and drinks and cooling.
Typical RV refrigerators can require up to 24 hours of running before cooling or have inconsistent temperatures. When you’re spending a chunk of cash on an RV, you don’t want to be worrying about your food spoiling.
3. Big and Fancy Bathrooms
Just like many homeowners, RVers often enjoy nice bathrooms too. We see rigs with multiple bathrooms, showers with multiple showerheads, and even bidet toilets in these big and fancy bathrooms. While you may find cheap plastic toilets in less expensive rigs, you’re going to find porcelain thrones in these bathrooms like you would in a majority of homes.
Whether you’re stopping for fuel or set up in a campground, having your bathroom with you means no longer having to gamble with a sketchy bathroom. You’ll be able to enjoy your comfortable and luxurious bathroom anywhere you take it.
4. Real Granite and Tile
Most RV manufacturers do a relatively poor job creating faux granite and tile. It’s pretty obvious and a relatively poor substitute most of the time. However, if you’re willing to pay up when it comes to price, some RV manufacturers put real granite countertops and tile throughout the RV.
It’s important to note that this is another feature typically only found on motorhomes. This is largely because tile and granite are incredibly heavy and add a tremendous amount of weight. Towable RVs often have a limited carrying capacity compared to motorhomes, which means you wouldn’t be able to bring as much gear with you.
5. Dynamic Cruise Control and Lane Assist
If you’ve ever driven a standard passenger vehicle with dynamic cruise control or lane assist, you know how truly helpful they can be. These safety features allow you to set the cruise control at a certain speed, and it will adjust based on the traffic conditions in front of you. This allows you to keep a safe distance to the vehicle in front of you and ensures you have plenty of room to stop when needed.
Lane assist is also a common feature on many luxury drivable RVs. This helps you avoid drifting side to side and alert you when you infringe on the dividing lines. Increasing the safety of you and your fellow travelers is worth every penny.
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6. Electric Window Shades and Awnings
While many RVs come with electric awnings, luxury RVs often include electric window shades. This can allow you to raise and lower the shades in your RV with the press of a button. Some of the most advanced systems even allow owners to control their window shades and awnings via an app on mobile devices.
Can it possibly get any more luxurious than sitting by the campfire and controlling your RV from the palm of your hand? This is one luxury feature that will make you feel a bit more like George Jetson.
7. Camera Monitoring System
You can never take safety and security too seriously. A camera monitoring system can help you stay safe while driving down the highway, but also when set up at a campsite. You never know when someone will come onto your campsite and try to walk away with your precious camping gear and supplies. Some of these systems record data and auto back it up to an online database or allow you to view and monitor your cameras remotely.
Camera monitoring systems can be hugely beneficial while driving too. They not only help reduce your blind spots when changing lanes, but also with backing into a campsite. Many of these units will record while driving too, which can be helpful should you be involved in or witness an accident.
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8. Retractable Television
Luxury units maximize space and provide a clean look by eliminating items that don’t get used often. For many RVers, a television in their rig gets used sparingly. As a result, many luxury RV manufacturers create high-tech systems that retract the TV into the ceiling or cabinet space.
This can provide more countertop space or a more open look and feel of the RV when the TV is not in use. It’s also an incredibly fun feature to show off as your TV seemingly appears out of nowhere.
9. On-Demand Hot Water (and Large Tanks)
Running out of hot water or water, in general, is something you don’t have to worry about as much in a luxury RV. These rigs come with on-demand water heaters, which means a seemingly endless supply of hot water whenever you need it.
Combine that with the fact that some of these rigs can carry approximately 100 gallons of freshwater, and you won’t have to worry about running out of water either. Taking a long hot shower in an RV hasn’t been easier!
10. 12,500-Watt or Larger Generators
Some of the most luxurious Class A motorhomes have massive generators. This means being able to power multiple air conditioners and practically any other appliances that you might need to use while enjoying your rig. The larger the generator you have, the more items you can power and the easier it is to recharge your battery bank.
This can be incredibly helpful when boondocking, where you want to enjoy an incredible view but still stay comfortable inside your rig. It’s also great when the weather doesn’t cooperate, and you have to stay inside for consecutive days.
Some of these units even allow you to turn the generator on and off from a smartphone. Again, another luxurious feature that you can control from the palm of your hand. This makes staying comfortable and enjoying your RV incredibly easy.
Are Luxury RV Features Worth the Extra Cost?
It’s important to remember that while all of these luxury RV features sound great, they’re also risky. If you know anything about RVs, they’re prone to break and typically aren’t cheap to repair. Even the most luxurious RVs will still experience issues, and there’s no such thing as the perfect RV.
You could spend hundreds of thousands, or even a couple million, dollars on an RV and still experience issues. No matter how expensive your RV, it’s crucial that you can also afford to maintain it when something breaks or malfunctions.
Which of the luxury features would you want most in your next RV? Tell us in the comments!
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Wednesday 18th of January 2023
We purchased an entry level 37' Diesel Pusher (Sportscoach 339DS) and during the last 2 years I have made several improvements normally found only in high end coaches: 1) Hot water recirculator for the shower so no water waste while waiting for hot water. 2) Macerator pump with discharge/black tank recirculation valves to get rid of PooPyramids. 3) 2KW solar, 24V 400AH Lithium batteries and two Victron Quattro inverter/chargers 4) RO water purifier with waste (higher TDS) return to the fresh tank while Boondocking 5) GUTA TPMS 6) Garmin RV GPS 7) Front camera and display to assist with lane centering 8) SeeLevel tank monitor system 9) Dish TV Hopper 3, and Weingard Traveler antenna 10) GPS tracker 11) WeBoost Cellular booster 12) King WIFI booster 13) DVD players 14) WIFI Laser Printer 15) Notebook computer 16) Softstart units on both 15,000BTU heat pumps 17) SimpliSafe Cellular connected alarm system 18) Steersafe steering stabilizer ...
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Monday 23rd of January 2023
Wow, thats quite a list! But Im sure everyone has made RV life just that much better!