How does Living Vehicle (LV) differ from a traditional travel trailer?

Living Vehicle leads the industry in off-grid self-sufficiency and independent living with its latest model, the 2024 HD.  With unmatched off-grid capabilities and more solar power than most residential homes, Living Vehicle debuts its most capable and powerful model yet.

What sets Living Vehicle apart is the absence of limitations in an all-electric, off-grid environment.  The company has created an autonomous, electric-powered living solution, starting with a foundation of renewable solar energy.  This level of energy storage allows for full-time living in comfort, with multiple redundant backup fuel options available should environmental conditions change.

As the world becomes increasingly uncertain and unpredictable, it's essential to have lifestyle alternatives that meet your basic needs, including shelter, water, and comfort.  Amid rolling blackouts and extreme weather events, Living Vehicle has designed its products to provide independence from an unreliable electrical grid and increasingly scarce water resources.

Where can I see a Living Vehicle (LV)?

Living Vehicles are available to tour by appointment only at our HQ in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, or join us at one of our many events across the US. See a current tour calendar here.

How do I order a Living Vehicle (LV)?

Please submit a contact form here.  A sales team member 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 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. Due to the custom nature of production, a down payment of 50% is required to place new orders. Preowned units can be financed for as low as 10% down. Please contact sales for more information.

Can I customize my Living Vehicle (LV)?

Yes. 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)?

Private land is the preferred option for locating a Living Vehicle and enjoying freedom from the grid.  For those times when our owners explore the great outdoors, LV offers maximum freedom and versatility for traveling. 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 entirely free and open to the public for extended stays.  Many municipalities allow Living Vehicle to be used as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU).

What truck is recommended for towing the Living Vehicle 2024 LT and HD series?

Ford 6.7L
If OE single alt is present – we have aftermarket bracket to add the second.
If OE dual alt is present with adaptive steering – adding 3rd alternator is NOT an option
If OE dual alt is present and NO adaptive steering – 3rd alternator bracket is available

Chevy/GMC 6.6L
If OE single is present – OE secondary bracket components should be available from dealer parts
Any Chevy/ GMC truck with dual alternators will not accommodate the Energy Integration Option.  

Ram 6.7L
If OE single is present – OE secondary bracket components are available from RAM parts
Any RAM truck with dual alternators will not accommodate the Energy Integration Option.

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 16,000 lbs. for a CORE configuration and 18,000 lbs. for a PRO.  Equally important is the truck has a 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 the make, model, and configuration information with respect to towing capability.  

The 2023 Core Living Vehicle has a base weight of 12,000 lbs. with a GVWR of 16,000 lbs. 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.

For more information, take a look at our guide to finding a tow vehicle here.

How much does a Living Vehicle Cost?

The 2024 Living Vehicle model lineup is available well-equipped, starting at $299,995 for the HD24 model and $399,995 for the HD30 model.

Does Living Vehicle contain Formaldehyde?

Extensive testing performed across multiple trailers revealed no detectable levels of Formaldehyde.  Living Vehicle meets LEED requirements for healthy Indoor Air Quality, low VOCs and Formaldehyde levels, certified by JS Held, the world-renowned environmental hygienist firm.

The air quality testing demonstrated that all potentially dangerous Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Living Vehicle were extremely low and well within safe exposure limits.  Living Vehicle meets all government agencies' most stringent Indoor Air Quality requirements, including OSHA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Read the Full Report Here.

For an in-depth discussion, Read the Blog here.  

Additionally, Living Vehicle achieved the incredible milestone of earning the Certified Green designation, garnering the highest score ever recorded for any RV certified by TRA: Emerald Off-Grid. This remarkable accomplishment solidifies their position as the leader in sustainable living and green building practices, setting a new standard for eco-friendly design and sustainable innovation. Learn more about the TRA standard here.