No matter the model, every Living Vehicle® is configured with stunning features and products that work together seamlessly. Through innovation and great design, we unlock the luxury of true freedom. The freedom to live by our own rules independent of the grid. Take a look at just a handful of some of the exciting new features found on every 2020 Living Vehicle®.
Moving ever closer to our goal of self-sufficiency and energy independence, the Living Vehicle® CORE configuration comes with over 200% more solar power compared to the 2019 model. Now with 1,320 watts of clean solar power, twelve 110-watt monocrystalline, impact-resistant solar panels are flush-mounted on the all-aluminum roof.
The single most common request from our 2019 Living Vehicle® customers was the ability to run the air conditioner using solar power. Using adequate sun during the day, the CORE Living Vehicle® A/C is capable of operating all day. For those who want to run A/C all night and even for multiple days at a time without sun, there’s the MAX and PRO models.
The 2020 LV®’s solar panels are more than 500% lighter than the rigid solar panels – a fraction of an inch thick – each solar panel weighs just 7 lbs. This represents more than 80% weight savings than rigid glass sold panels. Impact resistant to withstand hail, pinecones, rocks, and flying debris. These physical characteristics shine while utilizing the most efficient solar cells on the market.
Powered by Nickel Manganese Cobalt Lithium, the energy system provides more than five times the lifespan, using 33% less space and 16% less weight of consumer-grade energy storage systems. With seven layers of engineered safety built-in, the LV® energy system is designed to last the lifetime of the Living Vehicle.
New for 2020, the cabinetry system has undergone a complete transformation. Designed specifically for mobile use, the cabinets are engineered to extremely high tolerance. Built in a dedicated manufacturing facility, the doors, drawers, and latches operate flawlessly and are purpose designed for use in a highly mobile environment. Rigorous real-world testing creates cabinets that look and function the way they should.
Gone are the days of bumping knees and elbows on shower walls while bathing. The Living Vehicle® shower has a residential size footprint for the most luxurious and generous bathing experience possible. Couple this with the unprecedented 7’-6” shower height, offering ample headroom for the tallest bather.
The deck’s integrated railing system easily folds down and stores effortlessly onto the surface of the deck saving valuable storage space. Plus, the capacity of the deck has been increased 50% to 1,500 lbs. A garage door style support spring makes lowering and raising the deck a breeze.
Standard equipment in every 2020 CORE configuration is a 12.5-cu. ft. refrigerator powered completely by solar.
Hidden floor-to-ceiling shelving in the hallway makes for easy access to small, yet essential gear – keys, wallets, purses, or larger items, such as boots and shoes. The hallway storage closet is a safe and seamless space to store all your stuff.
The audio system features a two-zone, wireless, APP-based receiver that connects to iOS and Android devices over the dedicated WIFI network.
All wood finishes are made from rich natural black walnut., that is coated in a clear, flat varnish. A perfect complement to luxurious, yet durable design.
Featuring the best in class video entertainment whenever and wherever you go, the 2020 LV® is backed by the best in the industry, with SMART functionality.
Want an extra shelving storage and display area? A TV wall surrounded by shelves is the ideal place. A recessed space for artwork or artifacts is a marvelously convenient space for home or office supplies.
The raised subfloor and the basement floor are protected with 1/8” aluminum sheets. The floors and chassis system are welded together, resulting in an extremely rigid and unified underbody structure. Of course, the entire wall and floor sections are welded and completely waterproof. This design allows the heated basement space to warm the aluminum floor joists and floor to create a passive warm floor system that is undeniably cozy.
All exterior compartments have been redesigned for a crazy amount of increased storage volume and ease of access. Additional compartments to the front have been integrated to the 2020 model. A massive storage option under the bedroom is a new 60” wide pass-through compartment that is large enough to fit a sheet of 4 x 8 plywood, and the perfect place for skis, surf boards and other bulky gear. The passthrough compartment to the rear is still a key feature to the 2020 LV®.
All vital components located in basement are easily accessible through strategically placed floor hatches.
Reliable comfort features are much more than a concept. Staying warm and cozy in any environment is vital to a space you call “home.” The heating system has been redesigned for top performance in cold climates thanks to a conditioned basement that keeps all water and electronics systems at an ideal temperature.
Our founder’s philosophy of form follows function is reflected in the design of the running gear, engineered for smooth and safe on- or off-road travel. The 2020 LV® offers lateral ride handling and crosswind resistance by increasing the wheel track width by more than 8” from the previous model.
A five-point auto leveling system completely removes the need for placing blocks under the tires to level your vehicle. This system will automatically level the LV® to be horizontal in all directions with the push of a button. After leveling, stabilizers automatically deploy to reduce any movement while sited.
The 2020 LV® features a curved roof with rounded edge at the wall transition to create an effective rain-water management system and moisture protection. The roof material is all-aluminum and fabricated from a seamless 28-foot long sheet.
The 2020 Living Vehicle® has a stunning 13.5 R-value in the walls featuring closed cell rigid foam insulation with aluminum foil thermal backer laminated on each side, creating a true 2” thermal break. On the outside of this wall design is a structural air gap providing even greater insulation efficiency and naturally preventing mold and mildew from forming with air circulation built-in by design.
Edge-to-edge glass frameless windows have been engineered to create the most efficient detail condition, with minimal seams for water infiltration. The exterior window design now provides a modern all-glass styling that’s as efficient as it is elegantly simple.
Living Vehicle® is proud to announce the introduction of three LV models for 2020. These models are CORE, MAX, and PRO. Designed from the ground up for off-grid use, the primary factor that defines one model to the next is driven by one simple concept: Energy. We welcome you to discover and design the perfect Living Vehicle® for you.
The 2020 Living Vehicle® is primarily powered by electricity. The ability to recharge and store electricity for off-grid use is the basis for freedom from the grid and extending off-grid travel. The 2020 CORE was designed for this purpose – making it quite simply the most capable vehicle on earth.
The CORE Energy System
Cut the cord and wave goodbye to shore power. Stay anywhere you want, recharge your power system while on the road from multiple sources, and enjoy a longer runtime than you ever thought possible.
The LV® CORE configuration boasts tremendous power capacity. The LV® power system leverages automotive-grade lithium technology and the highest energy density on the market. This delivers more power in less space and with less weight. Every 2020 LV® model, including the CORE, is designed with these features, standard:
The 2020 LV® CORE was designed specifically for off-grid use. The concept of being off-grid provides freedom and adventure to enjoy life and seek beautiful living environments, surrounded by nature – and nothing else. Clean, silent energy is at the center of every LV®.
Supply and capacity are two primary factors to the electrical power system that impacts how long one is able to stay off grid. CORE provides an 8.7 kWh of energy stored in nickel manganese cobalt battery packs. Allowing the user to live completely away from civilized power and utility supplies for periods of time.
The LV® is a functional piece of art. Our vision is to create a vehicle that produces resources to become completely Net Zero. Resource generation means 1,320 watts of clean solar power means freedom to be wherever you want.
Standard in all LV®s is the ability to live comfortably in all four-seasons. The 2020 LV® CORE is not only capable but thrives when traveling off-grid in hot summer and cold winter conditions. The 2020 LV® CORE is a true 4-season capable unit.
To accomplish this, the Living Vehicle® founder and lead designer, Matthew Hofmann, has designed LV®’s exclusive conditioned basement and rigid insulation that wraps the entire vehicle envelope. Water tanks, plumbing lines, and sensitive electronics are kept at an ideal temperature, with no heating pads required.
The designers are proud to announce that every LV® is configured to run air conditioning solely from battery power. Combined with a low-power draw A/C unit, the energy reserve is significant and more than capable to both start and run the high-demand appliance that is required to cool air. With adequate sun, the CORE will run the AC system all day and into the evening. If you want to run the A/C all night long, the MAX model is designed for you.
The ability to recharge and store energy for use off-grid is the basis for freedom from the grid and extending off-grid travel. The MAX LV® increases the energy capacity above the CORE LV® configuration by near 300%.
The MAX includes all the design and engineering features of the CORE with the addition of a suite of off-grid features:
Traveling off-grid is all about resource management. Put simply, the MAX allows for off-grid travel with the Living Vehicle® to be up to three times longer than what is possible with the CORE configuration. The MAX can be used off-grid in a variety of climates for weeks at a time, and more.
The MAX increases the energy capacity of the LV® energy pack to 24 kWh. This increase is no small feat. To put this into perspective, traditional self-contained travel trailers on the market today typically have around 1 kWh of total energy supply available. For a remarkable amount of energy reserves, take a look at the LV PRO model.
The MAX increases the heating and cooling supply with the installation of the 4-Season Performance package as standard. Thermal capability of the Living Vehicle® is extended to allow travel to more extreme ranges in both hot and cold climates. The addition of the 4-Season Performance package lowers the minimum rating from 20° to 0˚F and increases the maximum rating from 100° to 110˚F.
The 2020 Living Vehicle® is a vehicle designed and built for extended use. The Cargo Capacity package increases the total weight allowable for added gear or installed equipment. With the Living Vehicle® MAX, the sheer size of the energy system is significant and perfectly paired with the additional loading capacity. The axles are increased to carry an additional 2,000 lbs and high end 4-wheel disc brakes are installed for safe and sure braking.
As the flagship of the Living Vehicle® lineup, the PRO is our most innovative and technologically advanced offering available to date. Living Vehicle® has designed the PRO with unequaled performance and capabilities. The energy system goes well beyond the required provision of necessary power for electrical equipment needs and is truly luxurious in design and capability. The 2020 LV® PRO increases the energy capacity above the CORE configuration by an astounding 540%.
The installation of the PRO energy system creates new opportunities to go farther and stay for longer than ever before. Off-grid travel for extended periods is now possible in all sorts of environments.
From an energy perspective, the PRO series has the power to be energy self-sufficient under the right conditions. That’s right, with adequate sun on a regular basis, the PRO may generate its own power perpetually.
On first glance, the PRO stands out above all other models. A simple and striking black band wraps around the lower edge to ground and unify the PRO design. As a spray-on guard, this element protects the most sensitive surfaces from damage during travel to the most remote and compelling of locations. The Living Vehicle® PRO is in a class of its own and defines our motto of “Luxury Unplugged.”
The PRO Energy System
The PRO includes dual 3.6 kW inverters as standard for a total of 7.2 kW continuous 120V AC and a start load capacity of 12,000 watts. This amount of power while available off-grid is staggering. Put into comparison, 12,000 watts is the total amount of power available on a Class A 50-amp style plug that is found to power most large diesel busses and motorhomes when plugged in to a proper shore-power connection.
Traveling off-grid is all about resource management. Put simply, the PRO allows for off-grid travel with the Living Vehicle® for to be at least five times longer than what is possible with the CORE configuration. With proper supply to recharge the system, the LV® may be used off-grid in a variety of climates for weeks, even months at a time. The total storage capacity available on the PRO is a whopping 47.66 kWh. This allows the solar air conditioner to run for days at a time without any energy input. For quick off-grid cooling, both Air conditioners may be run at the same time with the LV
Included as standard with the PRO is the Solar Awning package. There are four additional solar panels mounted directly on the roof in addition to the Solar Awning. When all is said and done, this configuration provides a sum total of 3,080 watts of solar panels, standard in the PRO.
Standard with the 2020 LV® PRO is the Backup Power Generation package. This included option package is an automatic energy reserve for off-grid use. Designed to provide peace of mind during travel in cloudy or winter environments, the generator will recharge the battery system for continued off-grid use of all 110-volt appliances no matter the weather condition.
The 2020 LV® PRO increases the heating and cooling supply with the installation of the 4-Season Performance package as standard equipment. Thermal capability of the LV® is extended to allow travel to more extreme ranges in both hot and cold climates. The addition of the 4-Season Performance package lowers the minimum rating to 0˚F and increases the maximum rating to 110˚F.
Taking this one step further, the insulation is enhanced to push the limits even further. Previously reserved for specialty expedition and government vehicles, this addition elevates the thermal envelope of the PRO to extend the rating to a stunning minimum rating to minus 10˚F and increases the maximum rating while plugged in to shore power to 120˚F for extended periods. This same rating pertains to off-grid use while energy resources are available.
The 2020 Living Vehicle® is a home designed and built for extended use. The Cargo Capacity package increases the total weight allowable for added gear or installed equipment. With the PRO, the sheer size of the energy system is significant and is perfectly paired with the additional loading capacity. The axles are increased to carry an additional 2,000 lbs and high end 4-wheel disc brakes are installed for safe and sure braking.
For those who desire to access the most remote areas of our world, the Off-Road Capability package will provide the enhanced equipment to get you there – and take Living Vehicle®farther than ever before. A 4” lift increases ground clearance and departure angle. The tires are upgraded to off-road specific tires for enhanced durability, traction and sidewall strength.
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