Just imagine for a moment that the FBI is getting closer to uncovering your super-clever ponzi scheme, federal agents have been sniffing around your place, and you get the feeling it mightn’t be the worst idea to disappear into the great American wilderness for a little while. What do you take?
If you’re smart, maybe you already have one of these: an EarthRoamer XV-LTS “luxury expedition vehicle.”
The XV-LTS is built around Ford’s F-550 Super Duty chassis cab in Lariat trim, made more rugged with heavy-duty steel bumpers, 41-inch Continental all-terrain tires on beadlock rims, a fast tire inflation/deflation kit, 16,500-pound winch, and some other bells and whistles. In lieu of a cargo bed in back is a molded composite laminate shell that houses a living area perfect for the white-collar crook who’s never “roughed it” a day in his life, featuring synthetic leather seating, maple cabinetry, a cedar-lined closet, galley with ceasarstone or granite countertop, vaulted ceiling, and more.
Resources? The EarthRoamer XV-LTS has them, with 90 gallons of water capacity, 1,200 watts of solar power, 12,000 watt-hours of battery capacity, and 900 miles of range provided by a 90-gallon diesel tank.
For 2017, the EarthRoamer XV-LTS has been updated, now using Ford’s latest, aluminum-bodied Super Duty as its basis. This means that the latest XV-LTSes benefit from the same rigid new frame, lower curb weight, revised suspension, and beefed-up driveline that make the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty such a peach. The luxury expedition vehicle also gets a leg up with regard to motivation, thanks to the Ford truck’s new 925-lb-ft diesel V8.
For more on the XV-LTS, stop by the EarthRoamer website. Pricing starts at $438k.