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Full-Time RV Roundup

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

Couples living in their RVs on a full-time basis have an entirely different set of priorities than families using their rigs for the occasional weekend or vacation. When a travel trailer or fifth-wheel is your home for the majority of the year — or more — compromising on tank capacity, fit and finish, or a certain floorplan you desire is not an option. You’ve worked hard for the freedom to explore, and now you need an RV that’s designed around your mobile lifestyle, without extraneous features or trade-offs.

As Boomers age and the RV lifestyle continues gaining popularity, manufacturers have been eager to pull out the bunk beds, improve materials and finishes, add residential-grade features and design units that make full-time life on the road easier, more fun and more comfortable.

When your trailer becomes your house, there’s even more pressure to choose the perfect model. Ask yourself: how much time will you spend on the road, how often will you be connected to services and what features will make each day in the campground even better than the last? Keeping your priorities top of mind, we have scoured the industry to assemble a listing of 12 trailers built for full-timers just like you.

CrossRoads Washington by Rushmore

CrossRoads_Rushmore exterior

An all-new floorplan for 2013, the Washington is a larger variant of CrossRoads’ luxurious line of Rushmore fifth-wheels with dual slideouts and optional dual awnings. Full-time-accommodation features begin in the open-plan kitchen area with a large dual-sink island, spacious pantry, standard dual-door refrigerator and a free-standing table with chairs. The living area is defined by a large entertainment center with an optional fireplace, a standard desk, 84-inch sofa and a separate loveseat for entertaining or stretching out in front of the TV. In the bedroom, a 60-by-80-inch queen bed is standard, with an optional king-size mattress. A 24-by-36-inch skylight brightens the room, while a wardrobe with drawers, vanity, washer/dryer prep and in-room entertainment center adds utility. The single-door bathroom has a roomy 30-by-38-inch shower.

CrossRoads Washington by Rushmore floorplan

Exterior Length 39’ 11”
Exterior Width 8’ Exterior Height 12’ 9”
Interior Height 8’ 6”
Freshwater Cap 92 gal.
Black-water Cap 40 gal.
Gray-water Cap 80 gal.
LP-Gas 14 gal.
CrossRoads Washington by Rushmore interiorDry Weight 12,474 lbs.
Hitch Weight 2,698 lbs.
GVWR 15,500 lbs.
Base MSRP $65,250 (estimated)






DRV Luxury Suites 38TKSB3

DRV Luxury Suites 38TKSB3

A fifth-wheel designed for elegance, dependability and lasting appeal, DRV’s Mobile Suites-series 38TKSB3 offers a king-size bedroom (and mattress), a side bath with a tub or shower, a linen closet, space for a washer and dryer, a generous kitchen pantry, a large dinette with cabinet, an optional built-in fireplace, home-style entertainment center, interior LED lights and a dramatic, classy kitchen with hanging sconces above the central island or peninsula. Full-timing couples will appreciate the residential-grade stainless steel appliances and fixtures, a hardwood door separating the bath and bedroom, Corian countertops and range cover, built-in desk and walk-in, cedar-lined front closet with shoe rack. Hardware features include a 40,000-Btu Suburban furnace, 100 gallons of freshwater capacity, a solar-ready rooftop, a 3-inch insulated floor, one-piece rubber roof, Kodiak disc brakes and midship turn signals.

DRV Luxury Suites 38TKSB3 floorplan

Exterior Length 38’ 4”
Exterior Width 8’ 5”
Exterior Height 12’ 8”
Interior Height 6’ 7”
Freshwater Cap 100 gal.
Black-water Cap 50 gal.
Gray-water Cap 75 gal.
DRV Luxury Suites 38TKSB3 interiorLP-Gas (2) 40-gal tanks
Dry Weight 14,400 lbs.
Hitch Weight 3,395 lbs.
GVWR 18,500 lbs.
Base MSRP $90,154






Dutchmen Voltage 3895

Dutchmen Voltage 3895

A full-time unit for those in need of an on-board garage or deck, Dutchmen’s Voltage 3895 fifth-wheel toy hauler melds upscale amenities with an action-based lifestyle. Inside, classy appointments create a welcoming environment, with a peninsula kitchen and fashionable accent lighting, a large dinette, prep for laundry facilities in the rear and a walk-around queen bed. Add-ons like remote-controlled stabilizer jacks, a 20-foot power awning, cargo door awning, keyless entry, all-weather insulation, massive freshwater capacity and an optional entertainment center and garage table all add to this model’s flexibility and appeal. The 8-by-12-foot garage is designed to accommodate four-wheelers, motorcycles or personal watercraft with non-slip flooring and numerous tie-down rings — and its Dual Fuel Pump Station includes a 30-gallon tank for filling up your toys.

Dutchmen Voltage 3895 floorplan

Exterior Length 42’ 7”
Exterior Width 8’ 6”
Exterior Height 13’ 4”
Interior Height 8’ 5”
Dutchmen Voltage 3895 interiorFreshwater Cap 162 gal.
Black-water Cap 96 gal.
Gray-water Cap 114 gal.
LP-Gas 14 gal.
Dry Weight 14,774 lbs.
Hitch Weight 3,221 lbs.
GVWR 19,000 lbs.
Base MSRP $85,690

Dynamax Trilogy 3850 D3

Dynamax Trilogy 3850 D3

The Trilogy 3850 D3 is a top-notch fiver tastefully designed to a high standard of quality and construction. Its entrance leads into a spacious living area built with exceptional materials, making this a true, full-time-worthy mobile residence. A large island divides the dining table from the kitchen, while the living room is headlined by a pair of faux leather recliners and a built-in entertainment center with fireplace and 40-inch screen. Full-time-friendly features include 8 feet, 8 inches of headroom (6 feet, 7 inches in the bedroom), crowned ceilings, rich cherry cabinetry, hide-a-bed with air mattress, king-size Serta bedroom mattress, under-stair storage compartments and stainless steel appliances. Luxury continues outside with LED running lights, anti-rust coating, six-point hydraulic leveling, heated and insulated holding tanks, a 76-gallon freshwater tank, dual power awnings and slam-latch baggage doors.

Dynamax Trilogy 3850 D3 interior

Exterior Length 41’ 10”
Exterior Width 8’
Exterior Height 13’ 2”
Interior Height 8’ 8”
Freshwater Cap 76 gal.
Black-water Cap 40 gal.
Gray-water Cap 80 gal.
LP-Gas 23 gal.
Dry Weight 14,875 lbs.
Hitch Weight 2,600 lbs.
Dynamax Trilogy 3850 D3 floorplanGVWR 18,000 lbs.
Base MSRP $99,325






Jayco Pinnacle 36REQS

Jayco Pinnacle 36REQS

Jayco’s Pinnacle delivers a range of features providing luxury and convenience when your RV is your home and offers to do so in what the company bills as an affordable package. The 36REQS sleeps four, while maintaining maximum living space. Its big-ticket features include a king-size bed with a hardwood headboard, walk-in closet, chest of drawers and laundry prep in the bedroom. A dual-door lavatory has a corner shower and linen closet. Stepping down into the kitchen reveals dual countertop peninsulas, a Norcold fridge (optional 12 cubic-foot unit), flush-mounted oven and a 30-inch overhead microwave. The living room has a rear-mounted entertainment center with optional fireplace, L-shaped hide-a-bed couch and dual recliners. Exterior highlights include a sliding propane tray, plentiful basement storage, remote-controlled electric rear jacks and a heated utility center.

Jayco Pinnacle 36REQS floorplan

Exterior Length 40’ 1”
Exterior Width 8’
Exterior Height 13’ 2”
Interior Height 6’ 9”
Freshwater Cap 87 gal.
Black-water Cap 50 gal.
Gray-water Cap 85 gal.
Jayco Pinnacle 36REQS interiorLP-Gas 14 gal.
Dry Weight 11,700 lbs.
Hitch Weight 2,670 lbs.
GVWR 15,950 lbs.
Base MSRP $56,171





Keystone Montana 3402RL

Keystone Montana 3402RL

The Montana is available in several different floorplans and with optional features like dual-pane windows, slideout awning, king-size pillow-top mattress, leather recliners and hide-a-bed sofa and Onan Marquis Gold 5.5 kW LP generator. The 3402RL has an expansive living room with 8-foot ceilings, dual rear recliners, hide-a-bed (with air mattress), freestanding dinette and entertainment center with fireplace and adjacent desk. The kitchen has an L-shape peninsula with deep sinks, 12-cubic-foot side-by-side fridge, Corian countertops, solid cabinetry and Beauflor flooring. A closet near the door is washer/dryer-ready. Up the stairs, a private toilet lies across the hall from a 48-by-30-inch tub. Other features include six-point hydraulic leveling, second in-bedroom sink, central vacuum and a second air conditioner. For the adventurous, the 3402RL is approved for zero-degree F use.

Keystone Montana 3402RL Floorplan

Exterior Length 38’ 3”
Exterior Width 8’
Exterior Height 12’ 9”
Interior Height 8’ 7”
Freshwater Cap 66 gal.
Keystone Montana 3402RL interiorBlack-water Cap 50 gal.
Gray-water Cap 93 gal.
LP-Gas 14 gal.
Dry Weight 12,893 lbs.
Hitch Weight 2,305 lbs.
GVWR 15,805 lbs.
Base MSRP $73,015




KZ Stone Ridge 38FL

KZ Stone Ridge 38FL

With Corian countertops, high-end fabrics, raised-panel doors, crown molding, a unique raised living room and a heated, enclosed underbelly, KZ’s Stone Ridge fifth-wheel provides a luxuriant environment for extended-stay couples. The front living room has an airbed loveseat with ottoman, extra-long sofa and oversized recliner for relaxation near the fireplace and 46-inch LCD TV. The large, open kitchen feels like home, with a hutch and table (incl. two leaves) and chairs on the opposite wall. The pass-through bathroom has a large corner shower and laundry hookups. A large wardrobe closet and a memory foam queen bed define the rear bedroom, with optional king mattress. Other features include a railing leading to the living room, power jacks, slam-latch exterior storage, power awning and a high-rise faucet. Available with many options and a two-year warranty.

KZ Stone Ridge 38FL floorplan

Exterior Length 39’ 11”
Exterior Width 8’
Exterior Height 12’ 6”
Interior Height 6’ 4”
Freshwater Cap 100 gal.
KZ Stone Ridge 38FL KitchenBlack-water Cap 57 gal.
Gray-water Cap 57 gal.
LP-Gas 14 gal.
Dry Weight 11,870 lbs.
Hitch Weight 2,190 lbs.
GVWR 15,000 lbs.
Base MSRP $62,695





New Horizons Majestic F42RE4SS

New Horizons Majestic F42RE4SS

A full-size RV designed for all climes, New Horizons trailers are built on rugged chassis and available with more than 125 options. Features include a seamless fiberglass roof and walls, 12-inch steel frame rails, Bigfoot auto-hydraulic leveling and well-lighted, heated and insulated basement storage. The 42-foot F42RE4SS Majestic has a rear entertainment center with a pop-up TV, loveseat with coffee table and dual recliners. The kitchen has exceptional counter space, a pantry and optional island. A walk-through bath with laundry hookups leads to a spacious bedroom with king-size bed. Interior features include residential appliances (including four-burner Verona range), residential-grade mattress, quality furniture/cabinets, dual-zone, ducted AC, dual-pane windows and 100 gallons of freshwater capacity.

New Horizons Majestic F42RE4SS interior

Exterior Length 41’ 6”
Exterior Width 8’ 6”
Exterior Height 13’ 4”
Interior Height 8’
Freshwater Cap 100 gal.
Black-water Cap 70 gal.
Gray-water Cap 70 gal.
LP-Gas 19 gal.
Dry Weight 20,850 lbs.
New Horizons Majestic F42RE4SS interiorHitch Weight 4,170 lbs.
GVWR 24,850 lbs.
MSRP ($178,900 as shown)






Outdoors RV Black Stone Tuscany 280RLSB

Outdoors RV Black Stone Tuscany 280RLSB

With dual entrances at the rear and in the bedroom, the Tuscany 280RLSB is an affordable, roomy travel trailer designed to bring luxury to extended-stay campers without the size or weight of larger fifth-wheels. Its floorplan is an open design with generous storage and pantry space, vaulted ceilings, solid-surface countertops, Ultraleather recliners, sleeper sofa, three Fan-Tastic vents, a 32-inch LED living room TV, “no-mess” sewer management and generous tanks for living off the grid. Other features include large exterior luggage doors, an “easy-ride” suspension with shock absorbers and a 35,000-Btu heating system. A living room fireplace, bedroom TV, larger refrigerator, two dinette choices, four-seasons insulation package, thermal pane windows and outdoor table are all optional to suit your individual lifestyle. A unique metallic backsplash brightens the interior with a hint of old-time charm.

Outdoors RV Black Stone Tuscany 280RLSB floorplan

Exterior Length 34’ 4”
Exterior Width 8’
Exterior Height 11’ 6”
Interior Height 6’ 11”
Freshwater Cap 70 gal.
Black-water Cap 50 gal.
Gray-water Cap 80 gal.
LP-Gas 14 gal.
Dry Weight 8,250 lbs.
Hitch Weight 1,080 lbs.
Outdoors RV Black Stone Tuscany 280RLSB interiorGVWR 10,300 lbs.
Base MSRP $46,000








Redwood 36RL

Redwood 36RL floorplan

While most RV manufacturers tout their residential-grade features, Redwood’s 36RL has the details, finishes and embedded ceiling vents/lighting and 6-foot, 10-inch ceilings (and slides) that make its units look remarkably similar to modern, deluxe home interiors. The bedroom area is large for everyday comfort, with a 60-by-80-inch queen bed, a “diva closet” with 96 inches of space and “regular” hangers and a 9-foot bank of drawers. A beautiful bathroom has a hardwood privacy door and home-style glass-door shower with sizable medicine and under-sink cabinets. Side-by-side laundry equipment resides in the hallway leading down to the living area, featuring two full pantries, large refrigerator, embedded wastebasket in the central island, Diamond Furniture sprung seating, an executive pullout desk and beautiful flooring, tiles and surfaces for a no-compromise home on wheels.

Redwood 36RL interior

Exterior Length 38’ 11”
Exterior Width 96”
Exterior Height 12’ 11”
Interior Height 8’ 6”
Freshwater Cap 104 gal.
Black-water Cap 45 gal.
Gray-water Cap 90 gal.
LP-Gas 14 gal.
Dry Weight 12,970 lbs.
Hitch Weight 2,580 lbs.
GVWR 16,000 lbs.
MSRP $90,674

Space Craft 400-045

Space Craft 400-045

A builder of custom trailers, Space Craft’s Residential Model 400-045 is a 40-foot fifth-wheel showcasing the brand’s possibilities for full-timers. Each unit can have multiple fully insulated slideouts, heavy-duty frames, molded fiberglass roofs and ceilings. Different ceiling heights can be chosen and many units have heated pass-through storage under the entire trailer. The pictured unit has three wardrobes and a 60-by-80-inch queen mattress with lift-up storage and a walk-through bath with large corner shower, commode room and laundry facilities. Dual slideouts, a spacious kitchen with island, generous dining table, twin recliners, a large rear couch, solid wood cabinetry and beautiful entertainment center define the living space. Optional air-bag ride, auto-leveling hydraulic jacks, dishwasher drawer and side-by-side fridge cater to full-timers wanting to customize their RV.

Space Craft 400-045 floorplan

Exterior Length 40’
Exterior Width 8’ 6”
Exterior Height 13’ 2”
Interior Height 8’ (kitchen), 6’ 1” (bedroom)
Freshwater Cap 80 gal.
Black-water Cap 45 gal.
Gray-water Cap 90 gal.
LP-Gas 19 gal.
Dry Weight 16,000 lbs.
Hitch Weight 4,200 lbs.
GVWR 21,000 lbs.
Base MSRP ($125,000 as shown)




 SunnyBrook Raven 3300CK

 SunnyBrook Raven 3300CK

Built by Winnebago with luxuriant amenities, upscale furniture and a floorplan designed around couples, SunnyBrook’s Raven 3300CK fifth-wheel has a sporty exterior, with a spacious interior that works just as well for entertaining as it does keeping couples happy and comfortable for months at a time. The large bedroom includes a 60-by-80-inch pillow-top queen mattress, under-bed storage, ducted AC, a bedside cabinet and a deep wardrobe with shelves. The dual-entrance bathroom has a walk-in shower, large medicine cabinet and porcelain stool. This floorplan truly shines in the stately open-concept island kitchen, freestanding dinette and rear living area with sofa, opposing recliners, abundant overhead storage cabinetry and full-wall entertainment center with a pop-up big-screen TV and optional fireplace.

 SunnyBrook Raven 3300CK floorplan

Exterior Length 34’ 11”
Exterior Width 8’
Exterior Height 11’ 11”
Interior Height 6’
Freshwater Cap 50 gal.
Black-water Cap 44 gal.
Gray-water Cap 84 gal.
 SunnyBrook Raven 3300CK interiorLP-Gas 30 gal.
Dry Weight 10,060 lbs.
Hitch Weight 2,200 lbs.
GVWR 14,200 lbs.
MSRP ($45,900 as shown)







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