How to live the ‘luxe’ RV life, this summer

During peak pandemic times, RV travel surged as a way to escape and maintain social distancing protocols. But for many, RV’ing was already a tried-and-true pastime. It’s a lifestyle and if you love it, you LOVE IT. 

According to Outdoorsy, an online rental resource for RVs, motorhomes and trailers, RV travel pickup in May, around Memorial Day weekend to be exact, and continue until Labor Day weekend, or when school starts. 

Tampa Bay Business and Wealth reached out to Lazydays RV, a Tampa-based sales and service provider for RVs and the RV lifestyle, to talk about the most luxury RV models on the market and which features would-be RV travelers would want to splurge on.  

Class A

Tiffin Allegro Bus

(MSRP starts at $255,000) 

Unmistakable on the road, Class A motorhomes, like the 2024 Tiffin Allegro Bus, offer RVers the ultimate combination of space, amenities and luxury for extended travel. Built on the Tiffin PowerGlide chassis, these bus-sized coaches provide a smooth ride and unparalleled interior living quarters. The Allegro Bus delivers an exceptionally stable ride, thanks to its air suspension – perfect for logging miles on your cross-country summer road trip.

Step inside and you’ll find amenities that rival a high-end home. The brand new 2024 Allegro Buses boast handcrafted cabinetry, residential refrigeration and chef-inspired appliances. With up to four slide-outs, that maximize floor space up to 440 square feet, the Allegro Bus has room for the whole family to relax between summer adventures. For discerning RV’ers, this dream Class A motorhome blends cutting-edge technology, premium materials and Tiffin’s renowned construction into the ultimate luxury RV.

Class B

Thor Tellaro

(MSRP starts at $143,000) 

For those seeking maximum maneuverability and versatility, Class B RVs, like the 2024 Thor Tellaro, are the perfect fit. As van life and compact RVing continue trending, the Tellaro remains a popular choice with its 21-foot length. Built on a RAM ProMaster® chassis, the Tellaro offers compact dimensions without sacrificing amenities. But don’t let its size fool you – inside, innovative design maximizes living space with convertible sleeping for two and a spacious galley kitchen.

The Tellaro’s solar charging system provides efficiency, while the off-road package allows you to veer off the beaten path to remote campsites. The Tellaro is ready to go wherever you may roam.

Class C

Forest River Solera

(MSRP starts at $122,000)

A shade apart from their Class B counterparts, Class C models, like the 2024 Forest River Solera, provide comfortable amenities in a versatile, mid-sized package. Class C motorhomes are built on a truck chassis (like the Ford E-Series), delivering a nice balance of interior living space while still being drivable, like a pickup truck. 

The coach comes equipped with a queen bed, dinette and fully equipped bathroom. The Solera’s designed cabinets, and storage spaces, help maximize every inch of the interior, while upfront the spacious bunk over the cab provides extra sleeping space for kids, or guests. When parked, the awning (up to 15 ½ ft) creates an outdoor living room, perfect for making summer memories around the campfire. With room to sleep up to eight people, the 2024 Solera from Forest River provides luxury in a versatile, easy-to-maneuver Class C package. 

Fifth Wheel

Grand Design Reflection

(MSRP starts at $52,000) 

If you’re seeking towable luxury with expansive interior space, Fifth Wheel models, like the 2024 Grand Design Reflection, are the perfect fit. As the name implies, Fifth Wheels hitch to a truck’s bed using a specialized Fifth Wheel connection, allowing for a raised forward living area and multi-slide layouts. The Reflection takes full advantage of this design to deliver upscale features, and comfort, on a grand scale.

Step inside and you’ll find residential features like hardwood cabinets, handcrafted countertops and a large sleeper sofa that creates an inviting living area for summer gatherings – plus, the Reflection floorplans maximize every inch with slide-out rooms. 

One of the Reflection’s hallmark features is its spacious living areas, which are enhanced with large windows to bring in natural light and offer panoramic views of summer landscapes. This makes it an ideal setting for families looking to spend quality time together, whether parked lakeside or nestled in a cozy mountain retreat.

An RVing trend reflected in the 2024 Reflection is the emphasis on outdoor living spaces. The Reflection’s outdoor kitchen and entertainment center are perfect for summer evenings under the stars. The Reflection also caters to the tech-savvy traveler, equipped with smart features that allow owners to control lighting, climate and entertainment systems from their smartphones. Whether it’s a road trip along the coast or a stationary retreat in the wilderness, the 2024 Grand Design Reflection is built for those summer adventures that turn into cherished memories.

Travel Trailers

2024 Winnebago Access

(MRSP Starts at $37,000)

For RVers looking to take the comforts of home on their summer travels, travel trailers, like the 2024 Winnebago Access, provide all the amenities in a lightweight, towable package. As the most popular towable RV type, travel trailers can be detached from the tow vehicle once parked, allowing you to explore your surroundings with ultimate flexibility. The Access makes a great choice for active families seeking modest, yet modern, accommodations for their summer adventures.

What sets the 2024 Winnebago Access apart is its cleverly designed interior that maximizes living and storage space, making it a breeze to pack up all your summer gear, from kayaks and bikes to all the essentials for a beach day. The trailer features a comfortable, and inviting, living area that’s perfect for relaxing after a day of exploration, complete with large windows that let in plenty of natural light and allow for breathtaking views of your natural surroundings. The Access also caters to outdoor enthusiasts with features like an optional outdoor kitchen, extending the living space outside so you can enjoy those long summer evenings under the stars. With its lightweight design, towing the Access is accessible to a wider range of vehicles, making it an ideal choice for those looking to embark on their first RV adventure or seasoned campers looking to explore with less bulk. 

Following one of RVing’s biggest technology trends, the Access also offers smart control systems operated via an intuitive touchscreen command center. With the ability to sleep up to eight people, the Winnebago Access provides ample space for the whole crew-whether chasing summer festivals or just getting away, the 2024 Access will be with you the whole way.

Toy Hauler

Grand Design Momentum G-Class

(MSRP Starts at $116,000) 

The 2024 Grand Design Momentum G-Class sits proudly within the toy hauler category, offering a unique blend of comfort, style and practicality that sets it apart from other RV classes. Toy haulers are known for their garage spaces, designed to bring along ATVs, bikes or side-by-sides on your adventures, making the Momentum G-Class an ideal companion for the adventure-seeking family planning their summer getaway. The Momentum cleverly marries the ruggedness required for transporting leisure equipment with the luxury of modern living spaces, ensuring that your time spent inside is just as enjoyable as your outdoor pursuits.

The Momentum G-Class includes amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, sleeping areas and an entertainment system, perfect for those relaxing evenings under the stars or cozy nights in. The garage space serves as a storage area and additional living space, complete with fold-down sofas and an optional drop-down bed, making it a versatile area for hosting friends or extra sleeping quarters. In the spirit of embracing the RV lifestyle trends, the 2024 model has emphasized sustainability and tech-savvy features, such as solar power readiness and enhanced connectivity options, ensuring that you stay powered and connected wherever your travels may take you. Whether you’re planning a cross-country road trip, a weekend at the dunes, or simply seeking a mobile base for your summer activities, the Momentum G-Class by Grand Design offers a blend of freedom, flexibility and comfort that is hard to beat. ♦

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