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Lowell

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Earth Roamer - I was impressed
« on: December 09, 2012, 10:57:36 AM »
Spotted this in a Arizona grocery store parking lot.  Very solid looking truck camper.
Lowell

2005 Cherokee28A TT
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BruceinFL

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Re: Earth Roamer - I was impressed
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 06:35:20 PM »
Think that one is pretty hefty? Check out the XD model here: http://www.earthroamer.com/xv-hd/
Bruce A.
2004 Alpenlite Valhalla 29RK 5W
2005 Ford F-350 SRW 6.0L

Robert Ryan

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Re: Earth Roamer - I was impressed
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 02:48:52 PM »
Actually they are not Truck Campers but Expedition Vehicles i.e Off Road Motorhomes. The bodies cannot be detached like a TC.

Lowell

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Re: Earth Roamer - I was impressed
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 03:16:43 PM »
Actually they are not Truck Campers but Expedition Vehicles i.e Off Road Motorhomes. The bodies cannot be detached like a TC.

True!  I talked to the young fella that was driving it.  He said his folks had intended to take it to Europe but decided that Ford parts may be difficult to get in Russia. So they kept this one and bought something similar on a Mercedes chassis.  Must be nice to have funds
Lowell

2005 Cherokee28A TT
pulled by 2009 Dodge 1500 Crew Cab 4X4
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Tempe, Arizona

Robert Ryan

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Re: Earth Roamer - I was impressed
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 09:06:05 PM »
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He said his folks had intended to take it to Europe but decided that Ford parts may be difficult to get in Russia. So they kept this one and bought something similar on a Mercedes chassis
How Very Very true!!! :) The Saga our our Dick Smith (Australian adventurer who  was the first to circumnavigate the Globe in a helicopter)and a Ford Chassised Earthroamer, is probably well known amongst Expedition people. Certainly  a Unicat  on a  Large HDT/MDT Isuzu,MAN, Scania, Mercedes or Fuso chassis would be a better bet.
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Sitnfat

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Re: Earth Roamer - I was impressed
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2012, 05:54:50 AM »
They are really nice vehicles I had one in the ford diesel shop I use to run. Problem with the ones like this is the high pressure fuel pump is on the back of the engine and they had problems. To repair them the cab must come off.
1998 Winnebago Adventurer 32WQ

mylo

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Re: Earth Roamer - I was impressed
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 11:31:52 AM »
Seriously one of the most badass RVs I have ever seen! For the ultimate boondocker! Crazy expensive - but craftsmanship seems second to none. This is what I would buy if I had no kids, (and therefore much more disposable income).


Mylo
1990 Fleetwood Jamboree Searcher (Class C)
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Robert Ryan

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Re: Earth Roamer - I was impressed
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2012, 04:00:32 AM »
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Problem with the ones like this is the high pressure fuel pump is on the back of the engine and they had problems. To repair them the cab must come off.
Outside NA,  that and lack of parts are a real problem.

Greg H.

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Re: Earth Roamer - I was impressed
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2012, 08:51:22 AM »
Seriously one of the most badass RVs I have ever seen! For the ultimate boondocker! Crazy expensive - but craftsmanship seems second to none. This is what I would buy if I had no kids, (and therefore much more disposable income).


Mylo

Here' another that would be fun:  http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2011/4/1/You-Thought-Your-Truck-Was-Tough-7702852/
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Robert Ryan

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Re: Earth Roamer - I was impressed
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013, 12:27:10 AM »
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Here' another that would be fun

There is a whole European industry devoted to making Expedition Vehicles on mainly European Cabover MDT's or HDT's. These are very big beasts indeed.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/ExpeditionvehicleUSPickup.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k309/Davydd_2006/Class%20B%20RV%20Camper%20Van/MANGermanAll-TerrainRV.jpg

http://www.amesz.com.au/upload/pages/home/640x426-brock004.jpg

workerdrone

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Re: Earth Roamer - I was impressed
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2015, 05:53:47 PM »
Earth roamer was by far our favorite RV at the overland expo we attended - but the $550k price and year plus waiting list was not for us - so we did the poor man's earth roamer -

Bulletproofed F550 4x4 diesel with truck camper.  Saved over half a mil ;-)
2003 Ford F550 6.0 PSD
2005 Bigfoot truck camper
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Sam!

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Re: Earth Roamer - I was impressed
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2015, 06:04:59 PM »
here is my version:
1997 Serro Scotty 25' Diesel Cummins 4x4
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel SRW
2000 Tacoma Dezert trux
San Diegan

 

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