Recreational Vehicles

The term recreational vehicle, most commonly called an RV, is generally used to refer to a vehicle used as a a temporary traveling (or permanent) home.  They are usually used for vacations and camping, sometimes as permanent living quarters and are often parked in special RV parks. RVs are usually owned, but can also be rented in most major cities and many tourist areas.  In Mexico the word used to describe this kind of vehicle is "Casa Rodante" or rolling house. A standard basic RV typically contains bed(s), a table, eating and food preparation areas and storage areas. 

Increasing numbers of people, especially retired senor citizens, are choosing to sell their homes to live and travel in their RVs, throughout the U.S. and North America.

Larger luxury model RVs, like Powerhouse Luxury Ultra Line Coaches and Powerhouse Coaches add full bathrooms, refrigerators, living areas, master bedrooms and literally any luxury feature desired.   HD Plasma TVs with satellite TV and Internet access,  1- 4 slide-out sections, awnings, and even garages for storing a car a vehicle may be towed behind the RV.  Other RV manufacturers don't always build with the care that Powerhouse Coach puts into every project.

Many RV travelers stay at special RV parks,  which provide electrical, water and sewer service (commonly called full hookups), as even cable television and wireless Internet hookups. Luxury RV park amenities can include swimming pools, game rooms, horseback riding and even newer trends like golf courses. 

Some RVers prefer roughing it or boondocking and camp in remote areas or in public campgrounds with minimal facilities.  RV parks are commo in our National Parks, state parks and even city and county parks.  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and United States Forest Service offer many camping opportunites, often at little or even no cost.

The primary advantage of RVing is its low cost in comparison to other methods of travel (subject to fuel coasts) with savings on motel rooms and being able to purchase and prepare food instead of eating out at restaurants.  An RV also provides much more protection from the weather than the normal camping experience in a tent.

RV Categories

There are a number of classes of vehicles generally labeled as RVs

Class A motorhome
A standard or luxury motor home constructed on either a commercial truck chassis (like our Powerhouse coaches), a specially designed motor vehicle chassis, or a commercial bus chassis. 

Toter Home 
A less common term for our Class motor coaches A indicating a motorhome built around a semi truck chassis (such as our Powerhouse Volvos). This type of RV motor home has many advantages including safety, ease of repair, easy pulling of heavy trailers. 

Bus Conversion 
A commercial passenger bus that has been converted into an RV. Often they are highly customized with luxury components.

Class B Campervan
Built using a conventional van chassis, frame, drive train and often van body.   Commonly, a raised roof is added. 

Fifth-Wheel Trailer 
Fifth-Wheel Trailers are designed to be towed by a pickup (or other) truck that are specially equipped with a special fifth-wheel hitch. the tounue of the trailer extends out over the pickup truck bed.  Larger fifth-wheel trailers are usually pulled by Semis. 

Class C Motorhome 
Built on a truck chassis with an attached cab section, which is usually van based, but may also be pickup truck based or even large truck based. They are characterized by a distinctive cab-over profile, the "cab-over" containing a bed or an "entertainment" section. Also referred to as "mini-motorhomes".

Truck Camper
A camper unit that is temporarily or permanently set into the bed or on the chassis of a pickup truck. 

Folding Trailer
Commonly called a pop-up or tent camper.  Thsi is usually a light-weight trailer with sides that collapse for towing and storage which can be towed by many vehicles. 

Travel Trailer
A camper with rigid walls that is towed by some vehicle with a bumper or frame hitch.

Teardrop Trailer
A unique-looking, lightweight, very compact travel trailer with a teardrop shaped appearance, ssmall enough to even be towed by a motorcycle.

Powerhouse Coach RVs

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At Powerhouse we offer:
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Doug Tolbert President  Powerhouse Coach Inc.