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The Best RVs for Full-Time Living

Class As, Bs, and Cs—each offer great options for a place to call home all the time while living on the open road.

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Living in an RV full-time is an attractive option if you are looking to save money or downsize. The best RVs for full-time living have everything you need for a comfortable day-to-day existence, even if they have slightly less space than a residential home.

If you were living in an apartment or small studio, you might find that some of these RVs represent a major upgrade. Plus, you will have an abundance of nature right in your front and backyard wherever you go!

Because there are three main types of RVs: Class A, B, and C, I’ve chosen a couple of RV models for each category. So feel free to scroll down to find the best RVs for full-time living in the class of your choice.

The Best Class A RVs for Full-Time Living

 Class A RVs for full-time living tend to come with the highest price tags of these three types. However, they are designed for luxury RV living and for folks that don’t want to compromise on comfort or convenience.

2022 Thor Palazzo 33.5

Thor Palazzo Class A RV

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Basic Specs:

  • Length: 34’11”
  • Exterior Height: 12’1”
  • GVWR: 26,000 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: 9

This is a luxury, diesel RV with all the residential appliances you would expect from an RV for full-time living. A residential refrigerator provides plenty of perishable food storage and an electric induction cooktop makes it easy to cook and clean up when you are done.

It also comes with two TVs inside (one in the living room and one in the bedroom) and a 40-inch LED TV outside. That outside TV is mounted on a swivel bracket and also comes with a Bluetooth soundbar.

The full body paint package on this RV includes gel-coated sidewalls with no decals. This means you won’t have to peel decals and apply new ones (or repaint your RV entirely) after a decade or two of use.

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2016 Tiffin Allegro BUS 37AP

Tiffin Allegro

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Basic Specs:

  • Length: 38’11”
  • Exterior Height: 13’3”
  • GVWR: 41,000 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

The Tiffin Allegro Bus is another diesel pusher and this one has a PowerGlide® chassis. It is also comes with handcrafted cabinetry and LED lighting throughout for a beautiful finish with an energy-efficient touch.

This RV is equipped with an Aqua-Hot water heater system that delivers hot water on-demand (instead of having to wait 10-15 minutes like most other RVs). It also includes an integrated patio awning and you will have the option of installing an additional lithium battery for solar energy storage.

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The Best Class B RVs for Full-Time Living

Class B RVs are great for folks who want to do a lot of traveling. They tend to get the best gas mileage of these types and many of them are designed to reach more rugged boondocking destinations that other RVs and travel trailers simply will not be able to get to.

2021 Winnebago Solis 59PX

Winnebago Solis

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Basic Specs:

  • Length: 21’
  • Exterior Height: 9’5”
  • GVWR: 9,350 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

The Solis features a pop-top design that gives you more headroom and also allows you to sleep closer to the stars. It comes with a single, 220-watt solar panel installed on the roof to aid in your dry camping adventures.

The Solis now comes with the option to remove the pop-top design if you so choose. But that design does open up the dinette and garage areas for more convenient cooking and clutter-free gear storage.

This class B RV also includes dual exterior washing stations, a cassette toilet, a simplified water panel, and an Eco-Hot water heating system to provide war water for dishes or showering where you travel.

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2020 Coachmen Beyond 22RB

Coachmen Beyond

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Basic Specs:

  • Length: 22’2”
  • Exterior Height: 9’11”
  • GVWR: 10,360 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2

The Coachmen Beyond is equipped with a Sumo Springs suspension kit and a Wi-Fi Ranger SkyPro to help you reach more remote camping destinations and get your remote work down while you are hanging out there.

It comes with two 110-watt solar panels standard and they boast dual-charging capabilities. This unit’s 13,500-BTU air conditioning unit will keep the interior cool during the summer and a 24” LED Smart TV is perfect for watching movies on a rainy day.

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The Best Class C RVs for Full-Time Living

Class C RVs are great for family travel because they tend to offer the highest sleeping capacities of the three types. They are available in longer lengths like Class A RVs too, but they tend to come with slightly more affordable price tags than most Class A models.

2021 Thor Freedom Elite 22FEF

Thor Freedom Elite

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Basic Specs:

  • Length: 24’1”
  • Exterior Height: 11’
  • GVWR: 12,500 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

This is a great Class C RV for full-time living if you have a small family. The bunk above the cab provides plenty of space for one or two sleepers and the queen bed in the rear gives Mom and Dad some privacy.

This rig is solar install ready and it comes with a charge controller to help prevent damage to the panels you do install. It also includes a built-in automatic transfer switch for additional power protection when you are done outfitting your RV to be more energy efficient.

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2021 Forest River Sunseeker MBS 2400B

Thor Forest River Sunseeker

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Basic Specs:

  • Length: 25’5”
  • Exterior Height: 11’3”
  • GVWR: 11,030 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

This Class C RV is great for full-time living in colder locations because it comes with Forest River’s Arctic package, which includes 12-volt tank heaters to prevent your fresh water, grey water, and black water tanks from freezing on cold nights.

It also includes a built-in water filtration system so you can ensure you are consuming clean water when you are pulling from multiple sources throughout your travels. Plus, you will be able to take advantage of a trailer hitch with a 4,200-pound capacity and a 7-pin connector if you want to tow a small vehicle behind your RV. 

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Buying an RV for full-time living is a big decision. For many folks, it can take some time to adapt to the lifestyle of a full-time RVer but with any one of these RVs, you’ll find yourself at home, on the road, in no time.

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