Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Best cold weather RV? East to West’s Alta Xtreme 365 RV is different!

Join JD from Big Truck Big RV (one of our readers’ favorite RV YouTube channels) for a tour of the Alta Xtreme 365 travel trailer by East to West RV.

This travel trailer is unlike any other, starting with the fact that it’s encased by 3-inch thick sidewalls and a 5-inch insulated roof. Yes, in a travel trailer!

Foam insulation is sandwiched between the outer and inner layers of Azdel composite. All the windows are dual-paned, too.

According to their rep, East to West RV designed the Alta Xtreme to land somewhere between a large travel trailer and a destination trailer. Meaning it offers the towability of a travel trailer with the durability of an all-season destination trailer.

I like the innovative layout that features work and desk space that converts to bunk space for additional sleeping.

I also appreciated the ENORMOUS walk-in closet. This closet is big enough to hang a bike or other larger gear, or store a folding e-bike!

The bathroom is also super-roomy, and since the entire RV is taller than most, no problems with taller folks having room to shower.

Comfortable theater-style seating dominates the living area.

The kitchen features a LARGE stainless steel farmhouse-style sink, a fair amount of counter space, a 4-burner GE stove and oven, and a GE microwave, too. I can’t remember when I last saw a 4-burner stove in an RV!

More nice features of the East to West RV Alta Xtreme 365 travel trailer

  • 5,000 BTU Fireplace
  • Huge storage drawers under the dinette
  • Large amount of storage cabinets and drawers throughout. If the space can be used, they used it.
  • Huge under-bed storage
  • Heated basement storage
  • The Alpha Ply roof comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
  • Two ACs, 15K
  • 40,000 BTU furnace with heat pump
  • Suburban on-demand water heater
  • It’s surprisingly light for its size.

What’s not to like?

JD was disappointed not to see an upgraded suspension system, especially considering how heavy-duty this trailer is in other ways, including reinforcing the shackle hangers on the travel trailer’s frame. JD goes into more detail in the video, but he also thinks this trailer should come equipped with a G-rated tire. Unfortunately, it doesn’t.

I am not a fan of 12-volt fridges, personally. But if you are, that’s what comes in the Alta Xtreme.

They located the power connections in the bedroom in a strange and inconvenient place. To use them you would have power cords in bed. Weird!

East to West RV Alta Xtreme 365 travel trailer specs:

  • GVWR: 11,605
  • Cargo carrying capacity: 2,716 pounds
  • Length: 31’ 6”

I wish I had more specs but I could not find this specific model on the East to West website. Perhaps it is too new?

Learn more about East to West RV’s Alta travel trailers and toy haulers here.


Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard is the author 8 published books on topics as diverse as US Citizenship to Cannabis Cooking. Cheri grew up in a circus family and has been RVing on and off her entire life.



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Bob M (@guest_258013)
1 month ago

Wonder if there’s an airspace between the double pane windows. Would also be nice to have shocks on. On the table, I’d rather the single leg like Grand Design uses.

Tommy Molnar (@guest_257963)
1 month ago

Boy, there’s a lot to like in this unit (although the name Forest River always scares me). The wall thickness, big oven, nice loo, bright color scheme, and easy access TO the loo, even with the slides in. Looking at a ‘schematic’ on another site shows that access to the fridge with the slides in also might be a possibility. It’s washer/dryer plumbed too. Storage galore. But the 12v fridge will need more than 200 watts of solar to sustain it while boondocking. No breakdown of tank sizes, which I thought was weird. And to me, it seemed to have the axles set way back toward the rear but it probably has something to do with weight distribution.

Last edited 1 month ago by Tommy Molnar

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