Luxe's Elegante Fifth Wheel Is a Luxury Four-Season Mobile Home With Amazing Secret Walls

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Photo: Luxe Fifth Wheel
By now, you've figured out that quality is something you don't need to search for with a magnifying glass; you can see it from the get-go. That said, when I first spotted the Luxe Elegante, I knew right off the bat that I was looking at something a bit different from what the industry typically offers.
Folks, take a nice long look at the images in the gallery and video below. There, you will witness the newest addition to Luxe's growing family of fifth-wheel travel trailers and trucks; yes, they craft trucks, too, but that's a story for another day.

The wondrous habitat before us today is dubbed the Elegante, a more "sleek, slightly smaller package" than other fifth wheels Luxe manufactures; this one is the more 'compact' unit, even though 'compact' means something entirely different for this crew.

Photo: Luxe Fifth Wheel
Now, kicking things off for the Elegante, allow me to point out a bit about how Luxe crafts its units. For this leg of the journey, we need to direct our attention to the seamless shell before us. As I explored the manufacturer's website, it became apparent that Luxe really crafts a fifth wheel that's ready for year-round living.

To do this, each unit is brought to life with a welded aluminum cage. Most importantly, the walls of these beasts are 3 inches thick and prepared with fiberglass, Azdel, graphite-infused closed-cell insulation, plywood, and soft-touch interior walls.

The chassis gets some attention, too, and is completely enclosed with triple insulation, a double radiant barrier, and three heating systems under the floor, some of which are for your tanks. Do check out this crew's Kelderman Air Ride suspension if you get the chance. All that goes to crafting a unit that rolls in with a GVWR of 18,500, is nearly 34 ft long, and a tad over 13 ft tall, so quite a big one. But, the Elegante also has the ability to impose itself onto a campsite even further.

Photo: Luxe Fifth Wheel
Like all the other travel trailers to come out from under the Luxe umbrella, this one's equipped with numerous slide-outs, three in all. One is located on the port side and at the front of the unit and accommodates a queen bed, while the other two are found at the rear and sitting opposite each other. The port wall is now home to part of the galley and entertainment center, while the other is all about a dinette and theater seats. Since this is the social space for the habitat, a wall-to-wall sofa is located at the very rear.

Now, all that sounds pretty standard—there's a bedroom, living room, island-style kitchen, massive bathroom with separate features, and a full-standing shower—but if there's one thing you don't see every day in a unit of this type, it's a secret wall.

Around minute 11 of the Elegante's video introduction, the presenter attracts our attention to the entertainment center and fireplace. Here, at the press of a hidden button, the entire wall swings toward the interior of the living room, revealing a secret multi-layer storage bay with adjustable shelves. If you have valuables, this is where they are to be stored. Then again, you can do whatever else you'd like with the space; I'll let your imagination run free for a minute.

Photo: Luxe Fifth Wheel
I want to point out a bit about the way Luxe crafts its fifth-wheel interiors. When purchasing hardwoods to use in these homes, they stick to the same species, resulting in interiors that invite with warm and balanced tones and complementing surfaces from one room to the next. Oh, and be sure to note the amount of space you have as you move around the Elegante.

As for how much we can expect to pay for one of these puppies, it depends on our approach to owning one. If you're looking for a bespoke unit, clearly the bill can be endless, but as a general idea, you can snag a pre-built or in-production Elegante directly from Luxe and spend around $191K, even though they have an MSRP at around $277K.

The question is, who is Luxe? As I explored this newly discovered crew, I found out that Luxe Fifth Wheel is an off-shoot brand of none other than The RV Factory, a luxury and full-time travel trailer plant that's been around since 2014 and was born in what can be considered RV and travel trailer Heaven, Elkhart, IN. Yes, you can also take a tour of the Elkhart plant, and if you want to see a Luxe fifth wheel in person, you can do so there or in Mansfield, Texas.

Honestly, that's really the way to go because there's nothing like seeing one of these habitats in person, touching it, strolling through its halls, and having it change your mind about what's possible in a fifth wheel.

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About the author: Cristian Curmei
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A bit of a nomad at heart (being born in Europe and raised in several places in the USA), Cristian is enamored with travel trailers, campers and bikes. He also tests and writes about urban means of transportation like scooters, mopeds and e-bikes (when he's not busy hosting our video stories and guides).
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