All of us in the RVing world know that campers are, well, a little… strange.
“Unique” might be a better word. Shall we call them unique?
It makes sense. Deciding to live in a tiny metal box on wheels probably requires being at least a little bit crazy, especially when the alternative is a nice, stable set of four walls complete with a real toilet (imagine!) and a fireplace.
But one of the best parts of this unique camping group is seeing how they customize and outfit the vehicles they roam around in. From retrofitted floorplans for any activity to paint jobs that will knock your socks off, campers have some pretty darn unique RVs — whether you’re talking trailers or a Class A or Class B.
Unique RV features don’t have to be limited to layout and custom murals, of course. Campers can also install unique RV features or furniture. Some people even build their own RVs from scratch out of a box truck or bus.
But whether you’re a full timer yourself or just a casual renter in search of a quick chuckle, we gathered up this list of some of the most unique RVs we could find on the web. (And let me tell you: They’re pretty out there.)
Unique and Strange RVs
Let’s get one thing straight right up front: Weird isn’t always a bad thing!
After all, RVing is an alternative lifestyle that’s all about living on your own terms. That includes customizing your space… no matter how “weird” it might end up seeming to other people.
Unique RVs and trailers can express their owners’ personalities, and are also better equipped to handle your specific lifestyle. Nobody knows better than you what custom or DIY features would make your rig a better place for you to live… which is exactly what makes these custom vehicles one of a kind (and such great homes for their owners).
Here are some unusual RVs and motorhome we can’t get enough of.
1. The Little Engine that Could
I mean, have you ever seen anything like it? Those wheels almost look too tiny for this shiny metal box-like thing.
But as odd as it is, this little metalic powerhouse looks like it’s sturdy and ready to go.
2. The Sharkfin
OK, OK… we’re not totally sure this one actually exists. But if it doesn’t, we sure wish someone would make it.
But just look at it! So sleek! So futuristic!
So… downright… weird!
3. The Mobile… Church?
Who says “home” is the only thing you need to put on wheels?
And if you’ve ever missed a service because you slept in, well, you have no more excuses. This guy’s bringing the sermon to you!
Unique RV Floor Plans
Whether it’s a company offering quirky campers for sale off the lot or a home built motorhome, some RVs have, shall we say, unique interiors. Here are a few of our favorites.
4. The Tank
All business on the outside, for sure… those tires are, in a word, intimidating!
But for such an industrial-looking vehicle, it’s surprisingly adorable on the inside! We especially love the orange upholstery and the lofted bed.
5. The DIY Box Truck Conversion
Think you’re commited to a DIY RV? Want to know exactly what goes into creating your own motorhome from the ground up?
Unique RV Paint Jobs
Appearances aren’t everything… but they can leave quite a mark. Here are some insanely intricate and strange RV paint jobs.
6. The Serious Tolkien Fanatic
Think you’re into fantasy? Check out this guy’s RV’s paint job… and outfit! Looks like he’s planning his next camping trip to take place in Mordor.
Talk about unique RV trailers…
7. The Technicolor Dreamboat
This home-painted bus looks like its creators were channeling the Beatles. (Or would they all rather live in a yellow submarine? )
Unique RV Decor
Looking for unique RV decorating ideas? Take a page out of these owners’ books.
Actually, don’t. Then they wouldn’t be unique anymore!
8. The Mobile Tiki
If you like pina coladas — but not getting caught in the rain, so much — this mobile tiki hut is perfect for your relaxing tropical getaway. Even if you take a trip to the mountains or the forest, it’ll always feel like you’re chilling on the beach.
9. The REAL Hippie Van
We’re all just trying to live simply and achieve peace and harmony, man, right?
Well, if you want some inspiration on how to do it, take a look at a real 70s RV. Check out the custom paint job and interior! That’s a wagon of love right there.
10. The Outdoorsman
The best part of camping is all about being outside, right?
This guy agrees. Check out those plastic lawn chairs and that umbrella! Of course, the rest of the “rig” could use a few more accessories… but I guess it’s all about prioritization!
Unique and strange RVs like these are a great way to brainstorm what you’d do if you had the opportunity to build or retrofit your own rig from scratch… not to mention just pass a few minutes and have a laugh! Which of these crazy strange RVs is your favorite, and why? What would you do if you could update and renovate your own RV with custom furniture, features, or a paint job?
We’d love for you to let us know. Who knows? Maybe it’ll be featured in our next post about unique trailers and motorhomes!