The 2020 EarthCruiser EXP: If you are looking for a rugged home away from home that can travel across the earth but with simple –– yet necessary –– amenities like a wine cellar in a drawer under your bed, then this rig is exactly what you’ve been waiting for.
Explore anywhere you want in this expertly crafted camper. You won’t need you car or your house anymore because this thing is both.
From the 12 volt accessory sockets to the beefy Toyo tires the EarthCruiser’s creators thought of everything. And, just in case they didn’t, each one is made custom. So you can put in your two cents about any add-ons or extras.
EathCruiser in Australia
Of course this machine that Automobile Magazine calls a “rugged rig” originated in one of the wildest places on the planet –– Australia. This all-terrain camper from down under began with Australian couple Lance Grilles and Michelle Boltz in 2008.
Demand for these capable campers grew their business. Today, headquarters for EarthCruiser EXP are right here on US soil in Bend, Oregon.
If you order an EarthCruiser it’s assembled either in Bend or in Sydney, Australia. They take 3 and a half to 4 months to create and the dimensions of the final product are about the same as a mid-size pickup truck.
The 2020 EarthCruiser EXP
With 11.3 inches of ground clearance, a Mitsubishi Fuso truck platform, and a fully functional interior that is ready to be lived in, this truck takes camper to the next level.
Maybe heading out into the wild blue yonder isn’t your cup of tea, and the 2020 EarthCruiser EXP won’t appeal to you at all. But we think a weekend ––or a year –– spent living life free in one of these would be pretty sweet.
What is it?
This 4×4 on a truck platform is equipped with a 6 liter Vortec V-8 engine. It delivers 297 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque. Or, if a diesel is more your speed, a 4 cylinder turbo diesel is an option if desired.
Its relatively maneuverable size and sturdy frame allow it to tackle some treacherous terrain. But the EarthCruiser still keeps it simple with cupholders and USB ports. It’s manageable on surfaces from the highway or on a dirt trail, making it stand out against RV rivals.
The 2020 EarthCruiser: amenities that matter
The Scheel-Mann Vairo captain seats give long distance drivers added comfort. The 2020 Earth Cruiser EXP comes equipped with a rear hitch to which it is possible to hitch 3 motorbikes. Additionally, custom racks and storage boxes can be configured and integrated for convenient gear storage.
Solar panels and a heavyweight winch
Either gasoline or diesel fuel power this backcountry beast, but it also has solar panels on the popup roof. Three 160-watt panels provide power to the lithium-ion power storage.
And for those times you go just a little too deep, the EarthCruiser has your back with a 16,500 pound-rated electric winch. That’s more than enough muscle to recover your 14,000 pound truck if you get stuck –– and plenty of power for you to be the roadside hero.
The triple layered heavy duty material of the popup roof is set with clear vinyl windows offering a panoramic view of anyplace you find yourself. It’s also designed to fold down to the perfect height to fit the vehicle in a shipping container. Its roomy 82 inches reduces to 59 inches.
Yep, that’s right. If you explore the continent you’re on so much that you want to start a new adventure somewhere else, the EarthCruiser EXP can be shipped anywhere you’d like to go.
How much is an EarthCruiser EXP?
The 2020 EarthCruiser EXP with a V-8 goes for around $370,000. Yeah, maybe could purchase a nice house in a great neighborhood with decent schools for that price.
But your new house won’t be capable of the sheer versatility this home on wheels can provide. Able to handle anything from city streets to sand dunes, this custom camping truck is in a class of its own.
More people are choosing life on the open road than you might think –– according to Automobile Mag the company creates about 30 of these custom overland trucks per year.