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 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)?

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.  Many municipalities all across the nation are allowing Living Vehicle to be used as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU).

What models of truck will accommodate the alternator installation in the Energy Integration package?  

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 now starting at $359,995.

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 JH 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.

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