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New 2023 RV models come with private offices

Among the major sociological changes that occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home was one of the most significant. Once people realized that there would be no going back to “normal” and that working from home was a lasting thing, many also discerned that it made no difference where “home” is and took to the road.

The RV industry boomed during late 2020 and 2021, and many workers were able to adopt the RV travel lifestyle full-time. RV manufacturers took note, and several have announced models with offices for the 2023 lineup.

Two examples of the RV product debuts this year are the Keystone Montana 3941FO Front Office fifth wheel, and the Airstream Flying Cloud 30FB Office.

Keystone Montana 3941FO Front Office

Keystone bills their Montana line as “Luxury Fifth Wheels.” The Front Office is all that, with the added benefit of an office space for RV workers. The $137,565 (MSRP) Front Office model is a big rig, weighing in at approximately 14,500 lbs., and will require a strong, capable tow vehicle. But the big RV offers everything that the RV traveler working from a mobile home could want.

RV office space in the new Keystone Montana 3941FO Front Office
Keystone’s new Montana Front Office Fifth Wheel

Airstream Flying Cloud 30FB Office

For those who prefer a travel trailer that might be a little easier on the tow vehicle requirements and budget, the legendary Airstream Flying Cloud is now available with an office. Airstream refers to its work-enabling model as having a “designated office floor plan.” The price of this travel trailer starts at $94,400. Thor Industries also recently announced that it is now bundling Starlink hardware with all of its travel trailer offerings, as we report elsewhere in this issue of RV Travel.

The Office of the Airstream Flying Cloud 30FB

Current RVs with office spaces

Class A Coaches Travel Trailers Fifth Wheels
Fleetwood Discovery LXE36Q Airstream Flying Cloud 30FB Crossroads Volante VL3251RD
Fleetwood Frontier GTX37RT Keystone Cougar 31BHKWE Forest River Cedar Creek 377BH
Tiffin Allegro RED 360 Keystone Hideout 38FKTS Keystone Arcadia 3660RL
KZ Connect C292RDK Grand Design Solitude 378MBS
Keystone Montana 3941FO

 

In the weeks and months ahead, I will be writing a regular feature about working from an RV home. Next week, tune in to read about running a business from your RV, including decisions like whether to form a business entity, insurance for an RV-based business, business licensing, and much, much more.

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Country Roses
12 days ago

I wish rv designers would interview more women before completing their cookie cutter floor plans. Dining areas are redundant seating and steal valuable space. Most people could use a pull up and over airline type tray in the recliners or theater seats for eating together. The dinette booth is obsolete but the half table with free standing chairs could easily be converted to a functional office space without trading bedroom 1 closet space like in this Montana.

Last edited 12 days ago by Country Roses
DaveJ45
13 days ago

No kids allowed, nor room for them to sleep unless it’s on the sofa or dinette.
In other words, the “office” was stolen from the “bunkhouse” space.
Go figure…

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Diane McGovern
12 days ago
Reply to  DaveJ45

Sorry, Dave. I just noticed that our spam filter put your comment in the spam folder yesterday for some reason. My apologies for not noticing this, and approving it, sooner. Have a good night. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

BRIAN
13 days ago

Working is not rv’ing….but rv’ing can be a lot of work. Stew on that!

Lonewolf
13 days ago

My wife and I just got back from our local dealer-run RV show. We toured through dozens of TT, 5th wheels, Vintage Cruisers, and a handful of class A’s and C’s, down to your small rugged off-road pull-behinds, and not one rig had an office-type set-up.

Jim Johnson
13 days ago

An office can be tucked into many mid to large RVs with a bit of effort. I put one recliner into storage and replaced it with a 20″X40″ table. Using a bridge shelf, I had both dual laptops (work/personal), dual monitors that could be button switch between the two laptops as well as a full size keyboard & mouse and full video conferencing gear. I used my own cellular-based wi-fi for far better stability and security than the RV park’s network. My scanner/printer was under the table.
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My wife retired, but I had two more years. I already worked from a home office for many years. It was cozy in my tiny corner, but I otherwise had all the functionality of my home office those two years.

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