FAQ

How does Living Vehicle (LV) differ from a traditional travel trailer?
Living Vehicle is built from the ground up for full-time and extended-use. Built for independence and powered by the sun, Living Vehicle is designed to thrive in all four seasons, both on and off grid. Living Vehicle puts quality first and is made to last for generations.

The difference is more than just a list of specs, it is an attitude - a belief and relentless mission to have a positive impact on the world and challenge the way we live and travel. We recognize LV is not for everyone, and so we refuse to make compromises to fit the mold. Designed for individuals that value innovation as much as we do, Living Vehicle is handcrafted for the most discerning clientele.
Where can I see a Living Vehicle (LV)?
The Living Vehicle Headquarters in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA the American Riviera. The HQ is the only place to tour a Living Vehicle.  We accept tours for potential customers by appointment only. Please submit an inquiry to request a tour.
How do I order a Living Vehicle (LV)?
Please submit a contact form here.  Joanna Hofmann will be in touch soon to help you with the ordering process.
Is Living Vehicle (LV) RVIA certified?
Yes. All Living Vehicle products are certified by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). This is the governing body that regulates the standards and code for all Recreational Vehicles on the road today.  (LVIA does not yet exist ;)
Does Living Vehicle (LV) qualify for financing?
Yes. New 2020 Living Vehicle purchases quality for traditional Recreational Vehicle Financing.  While we do not offer in-house lending, we have worked with many banks, credit unions, and financial institutions for successful Living Vehicle loans. Please contact sales for more information. 

Can I customize my Living Vehicle (LV)?
Yes. New for 2020, Living Vehicle offers a host of custom designed upgrade packages to elevate your LV experience.  Please see the options page to customize your very own Living Vehicle. 
Where can I park my Living Vehicle (LV)?
LV offers maximum freedom and versatility when it comes to traveling or choosing a permanent or semi-permanent place to park. As an RVIA certified trailer, LV may travel to any campground, state, or national park.  Public lands are some of our favorite spots to travel. Check out National Forests, public deserts, or the over 15% of America’s land designated as BLM (Bureau of Land Management), and is completely free and open to the public for extended stays.  With the resource independence, off-road capability, and 4-season performance, where you call home has many great choices.
What type of truck do I need to tow an LV?
Modern day trucks are more capable and nimbler than ever before.  With diesel engines quieter and more efficient than gas, there are a number of great brands to choose from.  

We recommend a full-size truck that has a towing capacity of at least 14,000 lbs. for a CORE configuration and 16,000 lbs. for a PRO.  Equally important is the truck has payload rating of at least 3,000 lbs. to ensure you have enough power to carry all your passengers and gear while carrying a trailer on the hitch.  

These requirements typically result in a truck that’s either a ¾ or 1-ton configuration (250/2500 or 350/3500 respectively). We highly recommend diesel for the increased capacity and numerous towing features that come standard with a diesel engine.  We also recommend a 4x4 setup for off-road and 4-season travel.  The major brand truck sites offer simple configurators to determine make, model, and configuration information with respect to towing capability.  

The 2020 Living Vehicle has a base weight of 10.700 and GVWR is 13.500.  Depending on what model or configuration you choose, weights will increase from there.  Prior to purchasing a truck, please contact Living Vehicle Sales to confirm the truck will be a good fit for your planned configuration.
How much does a Living Vehicle Cost?
The 2020 Living Vehicle stats at $199.995 for the CORE configuration.  The MAX starts at  $274,995 and the top-of the line PRO model starts at $349,995.  Living Vehicle offers a number of custom designed options available. You can buy a Living Vehicle right on this website by submitting a Contact Form.