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Buyer’s Guide: The Best Rigs for Full-Timing

Five RVs for Living Your Best Life on the Road

Image Caption: Photo Credit: K-Z

Dreaming about RVing full-time? These are our favorite rigs for making that dream a reality.

best rvs for full-timing

Photo Credit: K-Z

KZ Durango Gold G382MBQ

Comforts of Home

Fifth-wheels are a popular choice for full-time rigs—roomy, with lots of storage and good towing characteristics—and this luxe entry from KZ is full of features that say “home” more than “weekend warrior.” An electric-tilt king-size bed adds versatility and extra space to the bedroom (which has a closet prepped for a washer/dryer). The kitchen, full of residential appliances, has an island and a dishwasher. Cherry cabinetry, lots of hardwood, and solid surface counters give the place a domestic feel throughout. But the best part has to be the covered, fold-out back patio. MSRP starts at $101,995 for the 2024 model. kz-rv.com

Pro: Lightweight for its size, on-demand tankless hot water

Con:  Small-ish dining area.

Exterior Length: 42′ 5″
Exterior Width: 101″
Exterior Height: 13 ‘6″
GVWR: 16,000 lbs
Dry Weight: 14,020 lbs
Hitch Weight: 2,460 lbs
Freshwater Tank: 76 gal
Gray Tank: 90 gal
Black Tank: 50 gal

best rvs for full-timing

Photo Credit: Grand Design

Grand Design Reflection 362TBS

Rooms of One’s Own

With two queen bedrooms (plus a bunk!) and two baths, this is a great family fifth-wheel. The interior is modern and bright, with an open kitchen and a huge 16-cubic-foot fridge. A high-performance furnace and heated holding tanks ensure four-season comfort. The 2024 model’s MSRP starts at $90,069. granddesignrv.com

Pro: Noticeable build quality throughout.

Con: The living room has limited seating.

Exterior Length: 39′ 11″
Exterior Width: 96″
Exterior Height: 12′ 8″
GVWR: 14,995 lbs
Dry Weight: 12,428 lbs
Hitch Weight: 2,375 lbs
Freshwater Tank: 74 gal
Gray Tank: 79 gal
Black Tank: 79 gal

best rvs for full-timing

Photo Credit: Brinkley RV

Brinkley Model Z 3610

Space to Spare

A relative newcomer offering plenty of living space, thanks to five slide-outs, along with thoughtful touches like dual desks, a built-in pet-bowl compartment, and a smart TV on a space-saving lift. Lots of exterior storage and details that show off craftsmanship (brass plumbing connections, for example). MSRP starts at $121,957 for the 2024 model. brinkleyrv.com

Pro: Ample storage bays.

Con: On the heavy side.

Exterior Length: 41′ 9″
Exterior Width: 96″
Exterior Height: 13′ 4″
GVWR: 17,695 lbs
Dry Weight: 14,695 lbs
Hitch Weight: 2,591 lbs
Freshwater Tank: 75 gal
Gray Tank: 90 gal
Black Tank: 45 gal

best rvs for full-timing

Photo Credit: Fleetwood

Fleetwood Bounder

Coach Sweet Coach

A Class A is a fine choice for more mobile full-timers, and the Bounder is a classic, with a roomy and practical layout. All models have washer/dryer prep and 100-watt solar; some have 34,000-BTU furnaces (four-season friendly!) and two bathrooms (privacy’s at a premium!). MSRP starts at $239,498 for the 2024 model. fleetwoodrv.com

Pro: A popular model, easy to service.

Con: Meager guest space, small blackwater tank

Exterior Length: 34′ 3″ – 38′ 9″
Exterior Width: 102″
Exterior Height: 12′ 10″
GVWR: 30,000 lbs
Freshwater Tank: 100 gal
Gray Tank: 58 gal
Black Tank: 42 gal

best rvs for full-timing

Photo Credit: Keystone

Keystone Outback 370BH

Home on a Hitch

As travel trailers go, Outbacks are versatile and well-appointed, with full-time-friendly floor plans that can flex to meet various needs. The 370BH includes a primary bedroom suite in the front, a living room that converts to a bedroom in the back, and a nicely equipped modern kitchen in between. A king-size bed, fireplace, and outdoor kitchen are just a few of the many amenities. MSRPs start at $68,992 for 2024 models. keystonerv.com

Pro: Climate-control package, nice trim options.

Con: Small black tank for full-timing.

Exterior Length: 41′ 2″
Exterior Width: 96″
Exterior Height: 11′ 6″
GVWR: 11,500 lbs
Dry Weight: 9,450 lbs
Hitch Weight: 1,230 lbs
Freshwater Tank: 54 gal
Gray Tank: 76 gal
Black Tank: 38 gal

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