Do you like to journey the world with a full toilet, a comfortable bed room, and a good kitchen? Then look no additional than this spectacular expedition truck—the EarthCruiser. The formidable 4×4 is designed to take its occupants from town streets to sand dunes or wherever you wish to go on the planet.
The 2020 EarthCruiser overland camper sleeps 4 and has a 140-inch wheelbase with exterior dimensions just like a midsize pickup truck. An non-obligatory Twin Cab physique model with a 169-inch wheelbase can also be accessible, and only in the near past grew to become accessible to order. Within the Twin Cab configuration the EarthCruiser measures 289 inches lengthy from bumper to bumper, however each variations supply 11.three inches of floor clearance and a fairly good strategy angle because of the brief entrance overhang that comes with its cabover design. Moreover, you will get the EarthCruiser as both a fixed-roof FX mannequin or a extra spacious EXP pop-top variant. You probably have world aspirations, know that the EXP model is designed to suit inside a delivery container when its roof is lowered (from 82 inches all the way down to 59 inches) so it may extra simply be despatched wherever on the planet.
Lance Gilles and his spouse Michelle Boltz based the corporate in Australia in 2008 after constructing their first dream machine and receiving requests from buddies and neighbors. The corporate moved its HQ to Bend, Oregon, in 2013 and the brand new EXP will likely be assembled there or in Sydney, Australia. “Sometimes, we construct round 30 per yr,” the corporate tells us, and every one takes roughly three and a half to 4 months to finish. All of EarthCruiser’s automobiles are customized constructed, and the present beginning value for a 2020 V-Eight EXP is $370,000.
The rugged rig makes use of a Mitsubishi Fuso industrial truck platform with a two-speed switch case. It rolls on heavy-duty 17-inch wheels wrapped in Toyo Open Nation M/T 37-inch rubber. For brakes, the EarthCruiser has 14-inch vented discs and heavy-duty, dual-piston calipers with ABS, and there is a 16,500-pound electrical restoration winch in case the roughly 14,000-pound truck will get caught. Beneath the hood, the EarthCruiser packs a GM-sourced 6.0-liter Vortec V-Eight engine that produces 297 horsepower and 361 lb-ft of torque. (A four-cylinder turbodiesel is offered upon request.) The V-Eight engine mates to a six-speed automated transmission.
The EarthCruiser EXP has three 160-watt photo voltaic panels on its pop-up roof and 720 Ah of lithium-ion energy storage. The versatile cover is fabricated from tri-layer, marine-grade materials with clear vinyl home windows all the best way round; every window additionally has bug and privateness screens. The truck can carry 84 gallons of recent water and affords 60 gallons of gasoline capability. The rear bumper is fitted with three hitches for motorbikes, whereas different customized racks can be found to order. Moreover, three exterior storage locker packing containers and non-obligatory roof racks can be found to hold canoes, kayaks, and different gear.
Inside, this rugged camper options Scheel-Mann Vairo captain chairs, a middle console with 4 cupholders, a big field with 4 USB energy sockets, and three 12-volt accent sockets. There’s additionally a mini wine cellar positioned in a drawer beneath the mattress. EarthCruiser has constructed over 177 automobiles within the final 10 years, and deliveries for the brand new EXP fashions are anticipated to start within the fall. Who’s down for a highway journey to Patagonia and again once more? We positive are.