GREAT OUTDOORS: The Best RVs for Exploring America
The USA is known for it’s epic road-trips centered around the great outdoors. Today we’re sharing the very best RVs to explore this large & beautiful country.
Whether you want maximum connection to nature or luxurious RV amenities, this list will surly have an RV to suit your travel needs.
Better still, all of these units have the capability to camp off the grid. This means, with these RVs, you can take advantage of the ample boondocking (free-camping) sites from coast to coast!
Let’s dive in!
Polydrop Teardrop Trailer
We’re kicking off this list with the smallest RV. The Polydrop Teardrop trailer is perfect for explorers who want little separation between themselves & nature.
Ideal For: Solo travelers who want maximum mobility.
The 2020 Polydrop Trailer is unlike any teardrop on the market. From its DeLorean inspired doors to its expanding outdoor-kitchen, design is king with the Polydrop.
During his time as an architecture grad student, owner Kyung-Hyun Lew began building his first teardrop trailer. From there, Lew saw his vision form into a thriving business. Here’s what Polydrop’s has to say about their story:
It all started with a small wooden, polygonized, teardrop-shaped, orange capsule on a basic utility trailer. Its weight was only 680lbs, light enough for Lew’s partner and wife’s little 4 cylinder car to pull. They traveled with this first Polydrop prototype around the U.S. for one year.
Upon his studies at SCI-Arc in Downtown Los Angeles, the Polydrop Trailer prototype was served as a portable study space for Mr. Lew away from the hustle and bustle of the congested LA city life.
Sportsmobile 4×4 Conversion Van
As far as conversion vans are concerned, the Sportsmobile is the most iconic unit in North America. It’s pricey, but damn good looking.
MSRP: Over $100,000 for customized 4×4
Ideal For: Solo travelers or couples who want to explore off-grid and boondock. This “RV” isn’t made for RV parks.
In 2015 Ford stopped manufacturing the E-350 Series van. This posed a big challenge for Sportsmobile, as it was the base platform for its most iconic van.
Fortunately, Sportsmobile was able to design a fiberglass replica body that can be joined to the E-350 cutaway. The fiberglass body is reinforced with steel roll-over bars and uses standard steel doors.
The body-mod most likely contributes to increased pricing on the 2020 Sportsmobile Classic.
Keystone Montana 5th Wheel with Super Solar Package
Keystone recently released its brand new Super Solar package. This upgrade can be added to any Montana layout.
MSRP: Around $90,000 and up
Ideal For: Families who want the ability to camp off-grid, specifically in the southwest.
Not only does it come with over 1000 watts of solar panels, the 5th wheel RV also has 510ah of lithium batteries. Additionally, a 3000w inverter and AC soft start are included for full functionality when camping off grid.
Keystone’s vision is to have this 5th wheel operate the seamlessly wether you’re plugged in or not. All the residential outlets are connected to the 3000w inverter. This means you can use any of them no matter if you’re connected or not.
Winnebago Boldt | Sprinter Van 4×4
If you love the great outdoors, this might be the best RV for you! It combines maneuverability with luxury. The 4×4 package will be able to get you far off the main roads of America.
Ideal For: Adventure couples who have the money for luxury!
The Winnebago Boldt features a lot of technology and luxury. Unlike more utilitarian conversion vans, Winnebago makes it a point to create a “glamping” experience.
- Pure³ Advanced Energy System: The Pure³ Advanced Energy System provides 11,600 watt-hours of power. The van has two roof mounted solar panels, lithium batteries and a 3600 watt inverter.
- 4 Season Travel: Winnebago has heavily insulated the living area and the tanks to prevent freezing.
- Flex Bed System: You get a multiple sleeping options – two twin beds or a combined queen bed.
2020 Grand Design Momentum G Class
If you travel with your motorcycle or ATV, a toy hauler is what you need. The Grand Design Momentum G Class gives you the mobility to boondock and the space for your toys.
MSRP: starts around $55,000
Ideal For: Families who explore with toys!
Grand Design has been manufacturing luxury 5th wheels and travel trailers for many years. This year, however, they deliver their very first light weight, 5th wheel toy hauler. The “G Class” is designed to tow easily while hauling your ATVs & Motorcycles.
Here’s what Grand Design has to say about their Momentum G Class toy hauler:
The public has spoken, and Grand Design has answered with the introduction of the all new Momentum G-Class to its toy hauler lineup. The lighter G-Class series is built without surrendering any of the legendary quality, innovation, and functionality that our family of Momentum owners have come to love. Ceiling and slide out heights still stand tall along with our wide-body platform to create a feel of spaciousness. – Grand Design Website
Great Outdoors: Trip Planning Specific to Your RV
Trip planning with your RV is crucial. After spending a big amount of money on these luxurious units, you don’t want to run into a low hanging bridge or outrageously priced tolls.
We use RV Trip Wizard to route our cross country trips. With tools like budgeting, fuel planning, and avoiding bridges, we can easily travel safely through the USA.
You can also avoid steep passes, tolls and tunnels when you select the appropriate filters. Give RV Trip Wizard!
The Best FREE Camping in the USA
We love camping across this amazing country. And, we really love it when its free. Here’s our list of the 20 Best Free Campsites in the USA.
If you haven’t tried free camping before, also known as boondocking, take a look at our beginners guide to boondocking filled with everything you need to know to get started.
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