The sweltering heat of summer has descended and in some parts of the country it's knocking out power grids left and right. Before the lights go out in your house, perhaps you should prepare a Plan B that involves taking the homestead on the road. To that end we've assembled a list of our Top 10 ways to motor your home comprised of motorhomes, vans, trailers and even a $4.5 million tour bus from 1940. Enjoy...

2006 Featherlite Luxury Coaches Vantare Platinum Plus


Billed as the most expensive luxury coach ever built, the Vantare boasts a price tag of $2.5 million. Marble floors, Italian leather trim, Swarovski crystal lighting, onyx shower walls... the Vantare's emissions are comprised of pure opulence in a gaseous state.

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2006 Terra Wind

Come hell or high water, the Terra Wind will get you there. No seriously, the Terra Wind is the world's first fully amphibious luxury motorhome. And the only indication it loves the water are tailpipe extensions for the generator and engine. Beachgoers will stare slackjawed as you ram the shoreline in the Terra Wind.


Airstream Basecamp


The first of two trailers on the list, as well as the first of two Airstream models, the Airstream Basecamp was designed by car guys at Nissan Design America. Airstream's trademark aluminum skin looks cool in a retro-futurism kind of way, and a tent that folds out the back significantly increases liveable space. Plus, it can be pulled by a 350Z!


1940 General Motors Futurliner

The 1940 General Motors Futurliner is technically not a motorhome, nor does it contain a living space per se. However, we would sacrifice the creature comforts to experience the sense of power one feels while piloting this ginormous $4.32 million dollar piece of automotive history.


Volkswagen Westfalia Camper

The Westfalia Camper from Volkswagen allowed four people to eat, sleep and travel in comfort. It is a simple yet effective design that is best known by its trademark roof tilt created from the famous pop top. How many college professors did you know back in the day who called a Westfalia home?


Rob Gray's Wothahellizat

Though having already recently appeared on Autoblog, the Wothahellizat returns for its ability to sustain a pair of occupants for months on end in the wild, its sheer Geo Metro-mashing size, and the fact that Australian photographer Robert Gray built it by hand.


2006 Knaus C-Liner

Think of the German-made Knaus C-Liner as the coupe of motorhomes. It only seats two, but contains a full kitchen, bathroom and double bed beneath that sexy motorhome skin. The design is decidedly sportier than we're used to, and Knaus reportedly backs it up with what the June 2006 issue of Reisemobil calls "car handling properties". (via Winding Road)



2006 Airstream Skydeck


The 2006 Airstream Skydeck is similar to many other Class-A motorhomes on the market save for its defining feature: a roof-mounted "Skydeck" that's lined with benches and accessed from below via a wooden staircase.


2006 T@b


The T@b is a cute little trailer that incorporates the tallest interior height of a tear drop trailer sold in America at 5'9". Like the Airstream Basecamp, the T@b can be pulled by virtually any vehicle with a discernible tow rating. It even has grab handles on the exterior so that owners can unhitch and pull the trailer into place by hand.


1973 GMC Motorhome

The iconic American motorhome. The 1973 GMC Motorhome is what many of us picture when people talk about motorhomes. Its design was futuristic for the early '70s and, unlike many motorhomes today, featured front-wheel drive and an independent swing arm rear suspension.