The EarthRoamer XV-LTS: A Luxurious, Ford Super Duty-Based RV For Comfy Off-The-Grid Living

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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.

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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.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. This is sooo awesome. And I want one sooo bad. I mean, I would pay a lot for that. But how can they possibly justify that price? Even with big, round, conservative numbers, $100k for the truck, $75k for the nicest extended in-bed camper out there, even if we say another $50k for custom integration, that’s a total of about $225k! And that’s a one-off custom job, not a production ready design, which would presumably amortize tooling, design, and labor considerably. How can they possibly justify $438k? 50% margin? Really?

    I’m a mechanical design engineer with a passion for trucks, 4 wheeling, and all-terrain camping/exploration. If a VC out there wants to float me a couple mil for the next 2 years, I’m sure we can start a lucrative business together 🙂

    Zane Miller

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