Whether you’re an occasional camper looking for something small to pull to your next campsite or you want a top-of-the-line, no-expense-spared Xpedition vehicle, we got you covered. We scoped out some of our favorite recreational vehicles that do away with the typical aesthetics they’re general known for and focused on the modern variety that have been popping up more and more as people look to get away. Take a look at six of our favorite modern RVs, XVs, campers, and caravans.
Definitely the most recognizable out of the group, the Airstream, with its sleek silver exterior, is the longest-tenured recreational vehicle manufacturer in North America. Now, the iconic brand has partnered with another well-known American company, Pendleton Woolen Mills, for a limited edition Airstream for 2016. With just 100 coming to life, the Limited Edition Pendleton® National Park Foundation™ Airstream® Travel Trailer, pays tribute to our nation’s parks and all the great adventures to be had.
The 28-foot trailer sleeps six and is outfitted with a lodge-like feel with national park-inspired Pendleton decor and bedding, all geared around enhancing the outdoor adventure experience.
The all-mighty EarthRoamer vehicles are not like any other – they’re the true baller of all recreational vehicles. In fact, they’re considered XVs – Xpedition Vehicles. They’re hand built in Colorado with the highest quality materials and a real attention to detail. They’re durable, all-in-one packages with everything built right in, including the Ford truck that drives it. While the EarthRoamer is made to handle tough, off-road adventures, they’re like luxury apartments on wheels that will probably make you never venture into a tent ever again.
The Mehrzeller, which we fell in love with back in 2010, is probably unlike anything you’ve passed on the road with its faceted exterior that will probably make you wonder what in the world is happening inside it. In all actuality, it’s a customizable, multicellular caravan that’s a step up from the Airstream or your typical campers. The same faceted surfaces show up on the mostly white interior making this a great option for people who don’t want to leave their modern aesthetic back at home. Unfortunately, we think this is still a concept but we hope it happens soon!
Happier Camper adds a touch of nostalgia with their travel trailers that have a distinctly classic, retro modern feel. If you’re looking for affordable adventures, these ultra-light campers might be your thing. Each one features their Adaptiv™ modular interior so you can customize it when you’re out on the road for camping, hauling, or as guest quarters, in a matter of minutes. They also have a ton of features you can add-on, like shower fittings, digital heaters, iPad/tablet docking station, solar panels, and a lightweight air conditioner. Despite its compact size, the camper sleeps five!
Canadian-based Safari Condo’s teardrop camper is another lightweight alternative to the larger variety. While it’s a compact teardrop design, their Alto R models feature electric, retractable roofs giving more interior space when parked. The aerodynamic exterior will help keep gas costs low without compromising the extra living space larger, heavier campers offer. With the option to sleep 3-4 people, along with the typical comforts most trailers offer (toilet, dinette area, kitchenette), the interior boasts a clean, modern aesthetic.
NEST Caravans brings a bit of sophistication to the road with their sleek, uni-body construction that aims to appeal to design-loving outdoor enthusiasts. Also falling into the compact category, this caravan features over 6.5′ of headroom for the taller people, a queen bed, and stainless steel accents. It’s also decked out with the latest tech components that will make leaving home that much easier.