A luxury travel trailer maker unveiled its latest $250,000 model that can charge EVs - see inside the 2022 Living Vehicle

A luxury travel trailer maker unveiled its latest $250,000 model that can charge EVs - see inside the 2022 Living Vehicle
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the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer outside on a patch of grass with an outdoor setup
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle
  • Luxury travel trailer maker Living Vehicle has unveiled its multi-room 2022 model.

  • The company has seen persisting demands for its travel trailers throughout COVID-19.

  • The trailer- which starts at $249,995 - comes in four models with varying energy capabilities.

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Living Vehicle - a luxury travel trailer maker - has unveiled its latest 2022 model following the success of its previous trailers.

the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer outside on a patch of grass
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

RV makers have been seeing a boost in sales, but California-based Living Vehicle isn't new to this skyrocketing market success.

two people standing on the balcony of the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

Living Vehicle's previous 2021 model sold out a quarter and a half ahead of schedule, Joanna Hofmann, co-founder and CMO of Living Vehicle, told Insider in an email interview.

the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer outside on a patch of grass with an outdoor setup
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

And the luxury company doesn't expect its latest model to stay on the market for too long either.

a person sitting on the bed
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer's media lounge. Living Vehicle

Like other RV makers, Living Vehicle saw a boost in demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the company now expects its new model to potentially sell out faster than its predecessor.

two people laying in bed watching TV
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer's bedroom. Living Vehicle

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And 20% of the upcoming trailer's production slot was already sold during its pre-release, Hofmann said.

the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer outside on a patch of grass
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

"With the spike of covid cases brought on by the Delta variant, demand continues to increase as people are making long-term plans to adapt to a new way of living, traveling, and working," Hofmann said in an email statement.

the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer outside on a patch of grass
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

Besides leisurely road trips, some Living Vehicle customers have used their trailers as a second home or as a way of living off-grid, Matthew Hofmann, the co-founder and CEO of Living Vehicle, told Insider in an email interview.

the top of the trailer with solar panels
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

Compared to its previous iteration, the refreshed off-grid, four-season capable trailer has upgraded power capabilities, including new or updated energy, solar, and energy storage systems.

a person opening a full refrigerator
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer's kitchen. Living Vehicle

Now let's take a closer look at the upcoming trailer. The 2022 model looks like a sleek aluminum trailer on the outside …

the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer outside on a patch of grass with an outdoor setup
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

… but heading inside, the interior is more akin to a hotel than your classic RV.

a shower surrounded by windows
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer's shower. Living Vehicle

The RV is fitted with 232 square feet of space, which includes a kitchen, bathroom, lounge, and living room.

the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer outside on a patch of grass with an outdoor setup
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

Let's start in the kitchen, which has an island, a refrigerator, a three-burner stovetop, and a microwave, to name a few amenities.

a person in the kitchen and another standing by the glass door
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer's kitchen. Living Vehicle

The island can also be moved outside or onto the trailer's deck for open-aired meals.

two people standing on the balcony of the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

Speaking of, the outdoor deck - which can be deployed automatically - sits right across from the kitchen past a glass sliding door.

the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer outside on a patch of grass with an outdoor setup
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

But if you'd rather dine indoors, you can have your meals in the lounge adjacent to the kitchen.

a person taking food out of a basket with another on the laptop int he back
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer's kitchen. Living Vehicle

This lounge space also doubles as an additional bedroom when it's converted into a queen bed.

two people sitting on a bed
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer's media lounge. Living Vehicle

There's even a 42-inch television right by the living room for dinner and a movie.

the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer outside on a patch of grass with an outdoor setup
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

Now let's move on to the bathroom, which has upgraded versions of the classic bathroom amenities, such as a skylight-equipped rainfall shower and a toilet that can come with a bidet.

a shower surrounded by windows
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer's shower. Living Vehicle

The bedroom is just past the bathroom, and comes with a memory foam queen bed, a skylight, a dresser, and nightstands.

two people laying in bed watching TV
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer's bedroom. Living Vehicle

When the main bedroom is used in conjunction with the lounge, the trailer can sleep up to four people.

a person opening the closet and washer
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer's laundry. Living Vehicle

In total, there are 228 cubic feet worth of storage space throughout the tiny home on wheels, including the bedroom's dressers, under-bed units, and a closet.

two people working on wooden chairs
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer's office. Living Vehicle

This bedroom space can optionally turn into an in-home movie theater with a 70-inch screen and speakers …

a 2022 Living Vehicle trailer being towed
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

… or into a two-seater office when the pull-down bed is tucked away into the wall.

two people working on wooden chairs
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer's office. Living Vehicle

There's a long list of other possible upgrades besides the option for an office.

the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer outside on a patch of grass among trees
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

Amenities like a washer and dryer, dishwasher, extra sleeping loft, and oven come optional ...

a person taking food out of a basket with another on the laptop int he back
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer's kitchen. Living Vehicle

… as well as pet-friendly upgrades, such as a litter box and an outdoor shower that can be used by both animals and people.

a 2022 Living Vehicle trailer being towed
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

In terms of off-grid travel, the new trailer has four models differentiated by their energy capabilities: the Core, Max, Pro, and Pro-EV.

the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer outside on a patch of grass with an outdoor setup
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

According to Joanna Hofmann, customer feedback shapes the annual models, and "since day one, [the] customers have asked for more ... solar, energy storage, and the ability to thrive in extreme climates for extended periods."

the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer outside on a patch of grass with an outdoor setup
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

The trailer's solar panels can even charge electric vehicles, a necessity if you plan on towing your tiny home on wheels with an EV.

the back of the  2022 Living Vehicle trailer
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

And if there are daily "adequate sun conditions" out, the trailer could theoretically "sustain power indefinitely," according to a press release.

a 2022 Living Vehicle trailer being towed
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

The cheapest $249,995 Core model is equipped with 1,320 watts of solar, 14.4 kilowatt-hours of energy storage, and a five-kilowatt inverter …

a 2022 Living Vehicle trailer being towed
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

… while the $429,995 Pro-EV has 3,520 watts of solar, 57.6 kilowatt-hours of energy storage, and a 20-kilowatt inverter, among other upgrades.

a  2022 Living Vehicle trailer being towed
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

Despite its bulkier price tag, the more expensive model has been attracting the majority of customers, according to the Hoffman's.

a  2022 Living Vehicle trailer on a tree-lined street
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

If you're interested in owning one, be prepared to wait: All of the company's builds are custom-made, which means the trailer has a lead time of up to a year.

a 2022 Living Vehicle trailer being towed
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

"With so many remote working opportunities, people are redefining their criteria for where they want to live," Joanna Hofmann said. "Access to outdoor recreation and being closer to nature are at the top of that list for many of our customers."

two people standing on the balcony of the 2022 Living Vehicle trailer
The 2022 Living Vehicle trailer. Living Vehicle

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