When you think of an EarthRoamer, you may picture futuristic space tech. Well, you’re pretty close. An EarthRoamer is a vehicle like none other. They are fully self-contained luxury living spaces that enable you to comfortably travel to rugged and remote places. We hope you’re curious to learn more. Let’s dive into what on earth an EarthRoamer is and its specs.
What Is an EarthRoamer?
EarthRoamer manufactures luxury expedition vehicles. Every EarthRoamer Xpedition Vehicle is designed and engineered in Colorado. As a direct-to-consumer company, all sales, services, and production also happen at the Colorado facilities.
After 20 years, they’re a leader in the luxury overland industry, with more than 280 EarthRoamer vehicles on the road. They build high-quality products and implement features that best suit their customers. They currently have two models on the market, EarthRoamer LTi, and EarthRoamer HD.
What Is Overlanding?
Overlanding is the ability to travel to remote destinations in a self-contained vehicle. This may mean going long distances over rough terrains such as rocks, snow, and mud. The main difference between overlanding and off-roading is that overlanding focuses on the journey and exploration of a destination. An overland vehicle accommodates living from it versus a Jeep that you may take off-roading without a destination in mind.
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Features of EarthRoamers
EarthRoamers come loaded with features. The manufacturers don’t believe in offering a base model, so they give a platform to start with, and then the customer can add on features.
The tires and suspension provide maximum ground clearance. They have 41-inch military-grade tires on Beadlock wheels to handle all types of terrain. King off-road shocks and heavy-duty anti-sway bars bolster the air ride suspension.
They are true four-season expedition vehicles. The diesel air heaters in the EarthRoamers work in subzero temperatures. The heater and the air conditioner systems work without a generator. In addition, there are more than 1,300-watts of solar and a massive amount of lithium battery life.
How Much Do EarthRoamers Cost?
We’ll cut to the chase. They’re a costly investment. An EarthRoamer LTi is going to cost you between $680,000 and $730,000. For the EarthRoamer HD, the cost is $1,900,000 plus options. And since they’re made-to-order, you must make a $50,000 deposit.
Why Are EarthRoamers So Expensive?
EarthRoamers are essentially handcrafted luxury vehicles. They have a monocoque, vacuum-infused carbon fiber camper body with high-quality features throughout. EarthRoamer spared no expense in ensuring everything from the tires to the furniture can get the job done. Of course, attention to detail, safety, and quality control also factor into the cost of these vehicles. So why are they so expensive? Aside from the top-of-the-line components and products, there’s an old phrase that rings true. You get what you pay for.
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What Class Is an EarthRoamer?
An EarthRoamer is considered an XV, which stands for expedition vehicle. From a distance, it looks a bit like a truck camper or class B motorhome. But when you get up close, you can see it takes on a class of its own.
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The EarthRoamer LTi is a 29-foot, fully equipped expedition vehicle camper with the above features. A touch screen interface controls everything built on the Ford F-550 chassis. It has a 6.7L turbo-diesel V8 engine, and it can tow up to 10,000 pounds.
There are 1,300-watts of solar and 11,000-watt-hours of battery life. There’s a 100-gallon freshwater tank to help keep you off-grid and remote. And the fuel tank holds 95 gallons.
The body of the LTi is a one-piece molded design with no seams, which means no leaks or structural failures. It has fiberglass sandwich construction, used in yacht hulls and aircraft manufacturing. The body requires no metal support structure; therefore, there’s no reduction in insulation.
On the interior, you’ll find a sofa and dinette in the living area. The master bedroom sits above the cab with a skylight and windows all around, and storage space. The molded gel-coated fiberglass wet bath has a cassette toilet, shower, and sink. It also has an exhaust fan and clothes drying line. The kitchen has modern appliances, including an induction cooktop and a convection microwave. The countertops in the kitchen are granite. In addition, there’s a grill outside.
The EarthRoamer HD has many of the same features and construction as the LTi. However, it’s bigger and has some more amenities. The self-sufficient expedition vehicle has greater fuel, water, solar, and battery capacities.
The fuel tank on the HD can hold 115 gallons of diesel. The fresh water tank has a 250-gallon capacity. This beast has 2,100-watts of solar and a 20,000-watt-hour battery bank.
The 35-foot HD sits on a Ford F-750 chassis. It has a 6.7L turbo-diesel V8 engine. The GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) is 37,000 pounds.
It has multiple floor plans. One of our favorites is the Ophir, which has an L-shaped couch in the rear. The separate rear living areas on the HD models are a huge benefit. Some models have wet baths, and others have a separate shower from the toilet room. The HD comes with radiant floor heat, and you can also get amenities like a washer and dryer.
Can You Rent an EarthRoamer?
While EarthRoamer doesn’t rent directly, you may be able to find one for rent on Outdoorsy. It will be tough to find this vehicle for rent, however.
Are EarthRoamers Worth the Price?
An investment in an EarthRoamer fits into a specific economic demographic. But we believe they’re worth the price. From the construction to every detail and feature, these are some of the most robust, all-season, and all-terrain vehicles on the market. They’re worth it for someone who’s going to utilize them as proper overland vehicles.
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