It’s an age-old question: to RV or to stay in a hotel? Each has their pros and cons, but you could always get the best of both worlds with these ridiculous road trip vehicles. Whether you’re looking for something designed to withstand extreme off-roading, or you want supreme luxury, there’s a high-end RV for you. Seriously, these things are nicer than most hotels, and you get privacy and the ability to park them in stunning natural surroundings. It’s a win-win! Here are some of the craziest road trip vehicles that money can buy:
Kiravan: Designed by one father for his daughter (named Kira, obviously) this massive vehicle was created to accommodate “over-land exploration, still photography, film production, scientific research, and.. to show off seldom-visited places of unspoiled natural beauty.” It’s 52 feet long but can support a “crew” of three people with enough food and water for three weeks… and it still can get you about 2,000 miles without refilling the diesel/biodiesel tank, and that’s just one normal terrain. It’s got all the latest in GPS, coms, photographic imaging and more. I wonder if this guy will adopt me, too?
EarthRoamer XV-HD: You can take the whole family (and maybe a few friends, too) in this beast of a truck, which fits up to 8 people comfortably. You can take it off road, and, if you want to go even further off the road, it goes off the grid with military tires, a solar array, a ginormous battery bank and more, but you won’t have to sacrifice the comfort of home, either; it can hold 200 gallons of fresh water, and even comes equipped with a washer and dryer.
Earth Cruiser: This is for the eco-friendly adventurers! Solar power and diesel fuel are the beginning of what makes this RV so green: it can also purify water from lakes and streams, and even recycles the H2O from the cabin as much as possible. It’s crazy fuel-efficient, which means you can go further into nature, and was even designed to be shorter than the length restrictions of most National Parks (usually 22 feet), so you won’t have any trouble finding a place to park and unwind!
Unicat Amerigo International: An RV that’s been dubbed “the best place to spend the zombie apocalypse” should be enough to withstand your family road trip, right? It can hold enough supplies to feed four people for three months, contains a water decontamination system, boasts a 2,000 miles range, features a roomy kitchen and bathroom to go with the beds and desk space, has solar panels everywhere, and even has a motorcycle rack for emergencies. Unfortunately, it looks a little bit like a dump truck… but that won’t matter when the zombies start attacking.
CAMI Terra Wind: This luxurious motorcoach has a jacuzzi, marble floors, mirrored ceilings, leather furniture, granite countertops, and full-size appliances… and you can also drive it straight into a lake. That’s right, this opulent RV is amphibious (it is, as we like to call it, a floaterhome). And, it doesn’t sacrifice speed for luxury– it can reach speeds of 80 MPH on the highway (or 7 knots on the water… arr, mateys!)
eleMMent Palazzo Superior: So how do you top the Terra Wind? Make an RV with a freaking lounge deck that pops up from the roof. And then give that lounge heated floors and cozy furniture. Seriously, imagine using that deck (which they call the SkyLounge) at Joshua Tree National Park or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The kitchen on this bad boy has a bar and wine cabinet, plus you get a huge TV (in case the views from the SkyLounge get boring), a king-sized bed (from the company that makes beds for the British Royal Family) and a rainfall shower, among other amenities. Plus, it was designed keeping light therapy and architectural mirrors in mind… not to mention the fact that it’s far and away the sexiest-looking motorhome on the market.
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