Since 2017, Living Vehicle has shaped the way recreational vehicles, specifically trailers, are made. It opened up several possibilities and luxuries of living life outdoors – further expanding the bounds of off-grid excursions. Last year, the Living Vehicle introduced with an off-road package that allows for more places to reach with the aluminum trailer.
For the 2021 model year, the Hofmann family gives the Living Vehicle even more toys – in the form of a better on-board power system that's powerful enough to charge an EV.
Gallery: 2021 Living Vehicle
Made possible with its partnership with Volta Power Systems, the 2021 Living Vehicle in its PRO model comes with up to 3,080 watts of solar and 47,600 watt-hours of energy storage. This is the highest capacity lithium-ion system available in a trailer, according to Volta, allowing EV charging at rates of up to 44 miles per charge-hour using an optional 240-volt exportable power.
However, this major breakthrough does come with a major caveat – there are only a few electric vehicles out there that can pull the Living Vehicle. Of note, this hulk of a trailer has a base weight of 11,500 pounds and GVWR is 16,000 lbs (PRO model's GVWR is 18,000 lbs). Given those numbers, the Tesla Cybertruck may be able to pull it one day, but not the Rivian R1T.
The Tesla Model X that's currently on sale can only tow up to 5,000 lbs, so you would need... three or four? That’s fine, though, as Living Vehicle tells us many of its clients own EVs as companion vehicles to their tow rigs and appreciate the ability to charge remotely.
The 2021 Living Vehicle is an attractive trailer for those who want to maximize off-the-grid adventures without sacrificing comfort. Apart from the carry-over niceties from the previous year such as auto-leveling, four-season performance, and increased payload capacity, the new version of the Living Vehicle also now comes with 80 inches of foldable desk space.
The 2021 Living Vehicle is now available for order with a starting price of $229,995. You will have to wait a bit if you order one today since the company requires a nine-month lead time.
For a more in-depth look at this luxury off-grid option, check out the videos below, featuring an overview of the trailer, along with in-depth examinations of the exterior and interior.