Meet the motorhome communities of the one percent

"For us, it was perfect," luxury RV owner says

TRD New York /
Jun.June 30, 2018 10:00 AM

Credit: Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort

In Las Vegas, some well-off road warriors are ditching mansions for mobile homes, just so long as they have the right kind of neighbors.

Only “Class A” RVs are allowed to park at one of these exclusive mobile home communities across the country, the New York Times reported. For the uninitiated, Class A is the highest class of motor home, meaning they’re really nice, and in some cases, cost more than $2 million.

Margie and John Stites, a Las Vegas couple who spoke to the Times, had planned to buy a new, 3,000-square-foot house. But when they rolled up to Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort in their 41-foot cruiser, it was like they had died and gone to heaven.

“We’d already put a $17,000 deposit down, but I didn’t want to have another house again,” Margie Stites told the Times. “I cried for three days, it was so hard. But I realized I didn’t want to leave where we were. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. For us, it was perfect.”

This community, after all, had a club house. It had five pools. There was a nine-hole putting course. So the Stites’ ditched the house and instead bought a 35-by-80-foot lot for $95,000 in 2016.

Sales in Class A coaches are rising, the Times reported, with a 3.2 percent projected rise in 2018 alone.

Apart from Las Vegas, tony RV enclaves can be found in North Carolina, Florida and California. [NYT] — Will Parker

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