Look twice if you see this mega RV coming down the highway. That 122 foot-long custom built Powerhouse Ultra Line RV is like nothing else on the road because it’s one of the biggest and sturdiest RVs ever made – with a whopping 400 square feet and room for eight.
Take all your toys and don’t forget the boat.
Custom made to every buyer’s dreams, this RV has all the amenities of a world class hotel with enough torque to haul your other pleasure vehicles just about anywhere. You can even get a matching trailer with a self propulsion system to attach it to the RV!
The Powerhouse mega RV is the brainchild of Doug Tolbert from Idaho Falls, Idaho. He started building Powerhouse RVs in the late 1990s when he couldn’t find a rig that met his criteria. “If you get where you’re going and you don’t have all your toys with you, it’s pretty tough to have fun,” Powerhouse coach creator Doug Tolbert told the Travel Channel.
The custom trailers automatically attach to the RV.
A Mega RV Engine to Power Your Toys
Tolbert’s Powerhouse Ultraline RV goes far beyond the ordinary luxury RV because of the mechanics that make it move. It sits on a heavy duty Class 8 Volvo truck chassis that weighs in at 54,600 pounds. The big rig chassis enables you to load an additional 3,000 to 5,000 pounds inside the coach – in addition to fuel and water – while towing another 40,000 to 60,000 pounds behind the rig.
- To put it in perspective, ordinary mid-size RV chassis weigh about 26,000 to 38,000 pounds and only lets you load an additional 2,000 to 4,000 pounds inside the coach, including fuel and water.
If you’re wondering about fuel mileage, Powerhouse RVs have got you covered with a mega engine under the hood. Each unit has a 12.7 to 15 liter horse power engine pumped with 430 to 600 pounds of torque, allowing you to get up to 13 miles per gallon when hauling up to 80,000 pounds – even when carrying 230 to 300 gallons of fuel.
- The Powerhouse RV actually gets better fuel economy than most RVs when you consider what it can haul. An ordinary Class A motorcoach that gets the same fuel mileage can only haul up to 50,000 pounds and 100 to 200 gallons of fuel.
Get up to 13 mpg with all this and more.
Think this RV is only for the mega rich? Tolbert insists practically everyone can afford his Powerhouse Ultraline RVs, which are typically financed like a new house construction loan.
“It doesn’t have to be the millionaires that have nice stuff,” he told his local TV station KPVI. “We can build something in a conservative way that most anyone can afford.”
His custom-built mega RVs start at $319,000 for a stripped-down model. Tolbert’s top-of-the-line ‘four slide’ units come with all the features you want on a new chassis and cost around $600,000. Each unit takes about 6 to 8 months until it’s ready to roll.