If the spirit of unqualified adventure courses through your veins, an expedition vehicle is the way to go.
For no-compromise expedition planning, you need a vehicle capable of traveling anywhere. Colorado-based EarthRoamer builds custom off-road expedition vehicles that combine off-road, off-grid capability with luxury. EarthRoamer coined the term “expedition vehicle,” or XV, to differentiate its motorhomes from conventional recreational vehicles. Every EarthRoamer is built-to-order based on a four-wheel drive Ford F-550 chassis powered by a turbo dieselengine.
XVs are compact, energy-efficient, solar powered luxury campers. The EarthRoamer promises that buyers can travel safely, reliably, and comfortably to remote locations where they’ll be totally self-contained, independent of external water, sewer, and power hookups. All units have massive roof-top solar panel arrays, engine-driven alternators, and huge battery banks.
Depending on the configuration, an EarthRoamer XV-LT carries two to eight adventurers. Two F-550 cab styles are offered: SuperCabs and Crew Cabs. The “LT” in the XV-LT models stands for “luxury terrain,” connoting the relative luxury compared to many off-grid motorhomes. Current models include the XV-LT and the XV-LT Stretch (LTS) — LTS models are 24-inches longer than the non-stretch vehicles inside the camper area.
Due to increasing demand, the waiting list for a new EarthRoamer currently sits 10 to 12 months. Because the vehicles are built-to-order, there are no display models for the company to photograph as an example. Hence, any images of the company’s popular creation are of actual, customer-purchased vehicles.
Though the company offers new models, it also sells used EarthRoamers to anyone not looking to fork over as much dough. Considering a new XV-LTS ranges in price from $438,00 to $575,000 — depending on its options — buying used doesn’t seem all that bad.
Additionally, if the F-550 XV-LTS isn’t large enough for you, EarthRoamer is now working on the first EarthRoamer XV-HD, based on a Ford F-750 chassis. The XV-HD will be more than 8 feet longer than the stretch version of the XV-LT. The pricing and options list for the XV-HD are not yet available.