Best East Coast Road Trips

From leaf-peeping along the Blue Ridge Parkway to driving down Florida's coast on US 1, these are our favorite East Coast road trips. Choose your own adventure: explore the coastline or set off through mountain byways.

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1972 Ford Condor
The Hangover Cure

The Hangover Cure

Atlanta residents Bob and Judy Boston are Christmas collectors who snagged this 1972 Ford Condor that belonged to cousin Eddie in the film National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation while at a dealership in Arizona. 960 1280

  

The Hangover Cure

The Hangover Cure

This customized, 2011 Monaco Vesta lets Nikki and Jason Wynn live off the grid for about 10 days at a time. 960 1280

  

The Hangover Cure

The Hangover Cure

Every morning, board-certified anesthesiologist Jason Burke is open for business on the Las Vegas strip. His 1993 Eagle model 15 was converted into a roving doctor's office that offers hangover remedies. 960 1280

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$100,000 Paint Job

$100,000 Paint Job

The Top Cat XXL Unicat is one of the toughest RVs on the market and can handle almost any terrain. If the Top Cat ever runs into trouble, the tires can deflate to as low as 7 PSI for crossing extra-rugged terrain. 960 1280

  

$100,000 Paint Job

$100,000 Paint Job

The owner of this Hot Rod RV is putting the pedal to the metal, RV style. He's bringing his baby, a customized, 10,000-pound 1970 Starcraft motor home to Lebanon Valley Dragway near Albany, NY, for a speed test. 960 1280

  

$100,000 Paint Job

$100,000 Paint Job

Robert and Nikki Behrmann tour Europe for weeks at a time in their 2011 Ketterer Continental. Its beefy, 440-horsepower engine makes it a force on the Autobahn, but it also cruises easily through Germany's local roads. 960 1280

  

Epic NASCAR RV

Epic NASCAR RV

Big Blue, a 200-square-foot bachelor pad -- owned and built by Bruce Raynor -- was built on the chassis of a 1995 freightliner. Believe it or not, this RV contains a full kitchen -- including a stove, sink and refrigerator -- a full-service bathroom, a dining room table and a queen size bed. But that's not all -- Bruce also built a small garage on the back so he can fit his 1970 Triumph Spitfire. 960 1280

  

Epic NASCAR RV

Epic NASCAR RV

In a country known for some of the world's finest cars, the Knaus Sky I Plus gives Germany the opportunity to brag about their RV manufacturing prowess as well. The German-made Knaus has been named "Motor Home of the Year" and ?Europe's Best Luxury RV.? 960 1280

  

Epic NASCAR RV

Epic NASCAR RV

RV owners Arne and Barbara Henriksen relax in front of their custom Renegade RV -- a mega rig trailer that measures in at 80 feet long. 960 1280

  

Mega Off-Road RVs

Mega Off-Road RVs

Now that's a mega RV! The RV IP is the world's first roving nightclub and karaoke bar. 960 1280

  

Mega Off-Road RVs

Mega Off-Road RVs

Darren Fink needed something to cover the 44 miles of back road on his Wyoming cattle ranch, so he took a 1980 German Unimog chassis made by Mercedes, and DIY-d a camper for the back. 960 1280

  

Racing Legend RV

Racing Legend RV

The Spaceliner is a unique renovation of a 1988 German Neoplan Spaceliner. There are only 13 of these in the US. Owner Lou Krkljus has been tweaking this design for 11 years, and has put in more than $500,000 in renovations. 960 1280

  

Racing Legend RV

Racing Legend RV

This 2014 Frankia 925 Q-D is made in Germany. A sleek 30-footer, it's trim by American standards, but it's no lightweight. It has an Iveco chassis, and the 205 horsepower engine can pull a 3.5-ton load. 960 1280

  

Racing Legend RV

Racing Legend RV

This 2006 Unicat Expedition is customized from an International Harvester chassis, making it the ultimate expedition vehicle. This rig is designed for remote travel, and can sustain survival for 3 months at a time. 960 1280

  

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Dodge Superior

Dodge Superior

The RV lifestyle in the 1970s was growing in popularity across the US. Family vacationers dreamed of taking road trips in one of the latest new styles of motorhomes like this Dodge Superior. 960 1280

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Sprite Caravans

Sprite Caravans

In the 1950s, Sprite Caravans was the most famous brand in caravanning. Pictured here is a Dormobile caravan towing an Alpine Sprite caravan. 960 1280

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Airstream

Airstream

This vintage "Silver Bullet" Airstream trailer sports new window awnings to protect its interior from the desert heat. 960 1280

  

B-52s Groovy RV

B-52s Groovy RV

When most people think of Kate Pierson, they think of the fiery redhead of the B-52s. But Kate Pierson, RV park owner? The American vocalist has taken her passion for groovy design and parked her collection of vintage Airstreams in the desert town of Landers, CA. The interior of this RV truly shows off the funky B-52s vibe. 960 1280

  

Vintage Campground Sign

Vintage Campground Sign

A vintage campground display harkens back to the good ole days of the RV lifestyle in the '60s and '70s. 960 1280

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Kate's Lazy Desert

Kate's Lazy Desert

At Kate's Lazy Desert in Landers, CA, your campsite comes with its own front yard -- even if it's just a patch of turf. 960 1280

  

Newell RV

Newell RV

A view of the extravagant interior of a Newell RV, the worlds's most luxurious motorcoach. Prices for this luxury on wheels start around $500,000. 960 1280

  

Jack Sisemore Traveland

Jack Sisemore Traveland

This gigantic sign for the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum is hard to miss. From pop-up tent trailers to top-of-the-line Diesel pusher motor homes, you will be amazed at what the museum stores. 960 1280

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Fleetwood Trailer

Fleetwood Trailer

This 1953 Fleetwood trailer, on display at the RV Museum in Amarillo, TX, is a shining example of the company's first year of production. 960 1280

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Kenskill Camper

Kenskill Camper

A 1966 Kenskill camper is one of the larger vintage campers housed at the RV Museum. 960 1280

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Avion Camper

Avion Camper

A 1970 Avion represents one of the earliest renditions of the pickup-style camper. 960 1280

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Pop-Up Camper

Pop-Up Camper

A 1962 pop-up camper proves that some designs really haven't changed that much. 960 1280

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RV Museum

RV Museum

A vintage camper sits displayed with a complete campsite setup at the RV Museum. The museum features more than a dozen RVs from every decade through the 1970s. 960 1280

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1962 Airstream

1962 Airstream

A 1962 Airstream trailer is restored to its former glory. 960 1280

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Airstream Trailers

Airstream Trailers

Timeless Travel Trailers
Built for boon-docking, going out in the backwoods and being self-sufficient for a few days, these vintage Airstream trailers are rebuilt in Wheat Ridge, CO.
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Road Warrior

Road Warrior

Timeless Travel Trailers
These trailers get their name from their aircraft-like style, and are rebuilt to meet the needs of the modern-day road warrior.
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Flying Cloud

Flying Cloud

Timeless Travel Trailers
This particular rebuild is of the 1954 Flying Cloud model, about 23 feet long and approximately 6,600 lbs.
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Copper Finishes

Copper Finishes

Timeless Travel Trailers
Vintage Airstream Trailers are known for their natural woods, tooled leather and weathered copper finishes inside.
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On the Road

On the Road

Timeless Travel Trailers
There are approximately 100,000 Airstream trailers on the road today.
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Iconic Airstream

Iconic Airstream

Timeless Travel Trailers
These shiny, iconic Airstream trailers have been traveling our roads since 1936.
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Florida Keys

Florida Keys

Anderson Mobile Estates
This double-decker luxury ride was created by Anderson Mobile Estates based in the Florida Keys.
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Three Models

Three Models

Anderson Mobile Estates
There are currently 3 models of Anderson Mobile Estates and only 9 rental trailers on the road as of now.
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Sly Stallone

Sly Stallone

Anderson Mobile Estates
The first mobile rental ever made by Anderson was for TV star, actor Sylvester Stallone.
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Two Stories

Two Stories

Anderson Mobile Estates
These 2-story mansions on wheels are fully expandable and take approximately 10 minutes to do so.
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Anderson Mobile

Anderson Mobile

Anderson Mobile Estates
It takes approximately 4 months for Anderson Mobile Estates to build each trailer.
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All-Terrain RV

All-Terrain RV

Global Expedition Vehicles
If you're more backwoods than Hollywood, then head to Nixa, MO, for the ultimate, all-terrain RV.
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Ultimate Globetrotter

Ultimate Globetrotter

Global Expedition Vehicles
These RV's are bulletproof, badass and built for the ultimate off-road globetrotter.
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General Cost

General Cost

Global Expedition Vehicles
Created by Michael and Renee Van Pelt, each RV generally costs from $139,000 to $550,000 each.
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Custom Built

Custom Built

Global Expedition Vehicles
All Global Expedition Vehicles are custom built, and usually take about 18 months to finish.
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