Crowded campgrounds? Who cares? The 2024 Living Vehicle, the first of its kind in the industry, offers perpetual resource generation. That means total electric independence and the industry’s first water-from-air generation system.
The world is now your campground!
The Living Vehicle is truly a luxury home on wheels with 5-star amenities no matter where you roam. Even far, far, FAR off the beaten path, no matter where or when.
This is a true 4-season RV built to withstand extreme temperatures. It’s also equipped with off-road running gear and plenty of storage for toys.
Inside has the look and feel of a sleek contemporary luxury hotel rather than an RV. Just because you’re living off-grid does not mean you need to skimp on comfort.
The Living Vehicle’s “low end” base models come equipped with 21kWh of energy storage and 6kW of pure sine wave inverter power. The top-of-the-line HD-Pro model offers a whopping 72kWh of battery storage and 18kW of raw inverter power.
When it comes to inside comfort, the ultra-efficient all-electric SEER 21 system draws a fraction of the power of comparable traditional RV-style rooftop systems. Featuring heat and cool capabilities, the combined 24K BTU conditioning power makes exploration to the hottest and coolest climates an off-grid reality.
But of all the incredible features of this energy-independent RV, the first in the industry water generation system has to be the most jaw-dropping.
Camping in the desert? No problem!
The Living Vehicle harnesses the power of solar energy to extract clean pure water from the air. It might sound like magic but there is solid science behind it.
Living Vehicle’s creators have been researching the problem of how to extend their RV’s water supply for more than 15 years, and the 2024 Living Vehicle with water regeneration systems is the result.
Living Vehicle partnered with Watergen, the world’s foremost leader in water generation technology, to develop their patented onboard system. It holds the record for being the first company to ever offer an atmospheric water generator in any kind of mobile dwelling.
Be sure to watch the short video below as it gives a graphic overview so you can see how this works. While I am sure it may be more time-efficient to fill your tanks when near water, this technology can expand the amount of time you can spend off-grid.
In a nutshell here’s how it operates:
- Exterior vents draw air into the atmospheric water generator where it is thoroughly cleaned by removing dirt, dust, and other pollutants.
- The airflow passes over the patented technology that produces a highly efficient heat exchange and cooling process that brings the airflow to its dew point. In other words, the point at which condensation occurs, thereby creating water.
- The newly created water is then channeled through a multi-stage filtration and mineralization process. After going through an advanced water treatment unit, the water is then sterilized with UV light to destroy any microorganisms, bacteria, and viruses.
- The newly created water is then added to the Living Vehicle’s fresh water tank.
Depending on the model, MSRPs range from $459,995 to $639,995. Considering that the used diesel-guzzling luxury bus I reviewed a few weeks ago came with a $1.6 million price tag, the Living Vehicle’s price seems quite reasonable in comparison. And there is plenty of money left over for a new tow vehicle. Learn more about the Living Vehicle on its website.
The free water from air items are scams as covered by youtube channel Thunderf00t. In his videos he also explains the ones that are making water are just glorified a/c units or dehumidifiers. Hope you have lots of free power because these units will use lots of power. Just like your a/c does. Like someone else mentioned the less moisture in the air the less water you will get.
This is everything I would want in a TT, the porch is the BOMB, and the solar array and batteries are over the top…The water generation is something I’d never thought of, naturally, and I’m sure you’d have all the water you’d could use when traveling in the south! It looks like it’s built with every attention to detail. If I were full time/most time traveller, this is what I’d buy for sure.
I find it both interesting and depressing that so many are instantly negative on an idea like this. But present a 2 million dollar diesel guzzling bus and nobody blinks an eye.
Tough crowd, huh Cheri…
Cheri, for me I am not ready for something like this – BUT – I am glad that there are those out there that are trying to think outside the RV box, Some people evidently like their box – BUT – don’t realize that the first RVs, that evolved into what they have now, were thinking out of the box at that time. (It does bother me that they state that getting water out of air is new technology.) Mr. Carrier started pulling water out of the air with his first air conditioners in the very early 1900s. Before that was rain. At the time that Carrier invented the A/C, there were people like my uncle who said it was stupid, “all you have to do is open the windows.” We are where we are today because someone invented something we did not need and was too expensive. Keep up with keepin’ up with the times.
Excellent perspective Kelly. These were those who thought cars would never replace horses either. Onward and upward!
As for me, I am ready for it, but I can’t afford it. But costs will come down as technology improves and becomes more commonplace.
I think they state that this is new technology in an RV, and it is that.
Despite the criticism rendered in other replies, I like the idea. New technology is always expensive initially. Consider the cost involved in the research and development of this product. Then add the high cost of lithium batteries and solar panels and all the ancillary equipment that goes with them. Sure, it’s more than I can afford as with most other readers, I’m sure. However, it is the groundbreaking technology that I find most interesting.
I too am curious about the efficiency of water generation in dry climates. A subject that is not mentioned other than they use LV in deserts.
Once again it’s the “beautiful people” enjoying the unobtainable high-tech mega-buck nothing-can-go-wrong RV. Minute by minute I saw more and more stuff ripe for breakdown. I guess we’re stuck with our 11 year old TT. Sigh . . .
Or The Ugly Trailer. Looks like they took a custom triple axle $20K cargo or concession trailer converted into a luxury off-grid $460K to $640K camper trailer. I do like the robust structure of this cargo trailer turned into camper trailer. Looks like a good business in the making to do the same at a much lower price point.
Really interesting but seriously are you going to be able to get enough moisture from desert air? It might just be my own perspective but do people really have the kind of money that it would take to afford RV’s like this? I think if I had that kind of cheese I’d be flying, renting luxury hotels, vehicles and doing five star dining .
Maybe it’s just me but I enjoy the economic challenges of living the lifestyle of independence and not being tied to some high power responsibilities that surely come with that income level.
I guess I’ll never know.
To each their own.
Seems like it would be more efficient to clean the gray water and reuse that. Then you also solve the full gray water problem, too.
If you are in the desert as the article indicates you better have bottled water onboard. I spent 6 weeks in the Yuma-Tucson area in July-August the average daily humidity was 18% with 3% in the day time and 15% at night. That’s not that much humidity to get water out of the air. This is like the EV RV’s, an expensive pipe dream. With the weight of conventional RV’s what’s the weight of this fantastic POS. Why not stick to articles the majority of your readers use everyday? Leave the future to the Buck Rogers comic books.
Good Grief, Bob! While I agree with your comments about extracting water from almost-dry air, I also enjoy reading about someone’s (pipe) dreams, and pondering if it will ever become a reality. Many people thought the Wright brothers were chasing an impossible dream, but look at what came about. Without failed experiments, there is very little progress. So, as of now, we don’t see how one can extract water from desert air, their process may be able to be modified to achieve what Sebastian suggests, above. Purify and recycle gray water. Their condensation system may be very feasible if one simply introduces gray water into their system. Don’t just dismiss the idea. It may-well morph, and become a feasible process.
amazing. Wish it was affordable