My Dream RV: EarthRoamer XV-LTS
Every week, we talk about amazing destinations, or the best RVs in a given category. We certainly hope you get some useful information from this blog. While talking with my kids recently as we walked the aisles at another local RV show, my son asked me a question that made me pause a little bit. He asked if I could buy any new RV on the market today and price was no object, which one would I want to get. Granted he asked this question right after we had just toured a sweet $300,000+ Class A motorcoach. My wife chimed in before I answered, and said she would be leaning toward the Class A. I thought about it for a minute and said that to be honest, I’d have to get an EarthRoamer XV-LTS.
What. Is. That?
Haven’t heard of EarthRoamer? If you haven’t, I can bet money you’ve seen a picture of one. These machines are custom-built RVs that take expedition to a new level. You see, I love to go places that are well off the beaten path. In fact, I like to find places that are so far off, it’d take a compass, a map and a pack of Boy Scouts a week just to find the beaten path again. If you are of this sort, and have the finances to do so, the EarthRoamer is the vehicle to do it in.
The EarthRoamer XV-LTS is the world’s best-selling luxury expedition vehicle. Where some RVs are built for luxury, this machine is built for luxury and capability. You won’t see many of these pulling into a KOA campground anytime soon. They start with the heavy-duty Ford F550 chassis and has, as you might expect, four-wheel drive. The engine is a 6.7L turbo diesel V8 that has the muscle with 330 horsepower to go anywhere. You can select either a Crew Cab or Super Cab chassis for comfort for you and your passengers. It will also tow up to 10,000 lbs so you can bring along the boat, or the UTVs, whatever you want. Extended fuel tanks hold 95 gallons of diesel fuel, giving the XV-LTS a 900-mile range.
The chassis is then taken to another level, with military-spec axles that ride on custom-crafted air-bag suspension and premium King Shocks. King Shocks are widely known in the off-road world as premium suspension components designed to tackle the roughest terrain. The air bags allow the EarthRoamer to lift and adjust to fit the terrain being covered, too. They also wrap massive 41-inch military-grade tires around full bead-lock rims that help resist flats and adapt to rugged terrain. EarthRoamer also adds custom-made bumpers with 16,500-pound Warn winches front and rear for recovery with you find yourself stuck. They also add LED lighting to make sure the path ahead is fully illuminated.
But Wait, There’s More!
The chassis is amazingly rugged, but the camper portion of the rig is equally rugged and luxurious. The camper body is a molded-one-piece construction with a sandwiched fiberglass composite. There are no seams to break down and leak, which alone gives it a leg up on some other RVs. The composite hull is better insulated because it needs no internal frame, making the EarthRoamer a true four-season RV. The XV-LTS has a positive air pressure system and insulation on the plumbing systems to keep everything working in in sub-zero temperatures.
The EarthRoamer is a self-sufficient machine, too. Want to go off-the-grid? The XV-LTS is completely solar and battery powered, meaning you don’t need to worry about your generator running out of gas, or propane tanks to mess around with. It has 1,320 watts of solar power thanks to the roof that is covered in high-tech solar panels. It also has a 12,000-watt-hour battery bank with enough juice to power everything you need. The vehicle carries 90 gallons of fresh water
Making the Most
The EarthRoamer XV-LTS is extremely well-thought out when it comes to making the most of the interior space, and it does so in the best possible ways. I keep being reminded of the old man from the first Jurassic Park movie, when he kept saying that they spared no expense. The bathroom has a toilet, shower and sink area that are all molded together to be water tight and to make use of limited space. The kitchen area has a touch faucet, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The RV will sleep 2-4 depending on how you set it up and all of the furniture is like everything else in the machine – extremely high quality. EarthRoamer says that every appointment of the XV-LTS will rival anything in your home in terms of quality.
Each EarthRoamer is custom built-to-order in Colorado. When you pick up your XV-LTS, you are treated to a one-on-one, hands-on walk through of every system of your RV. There are multiple floorplans and styles available, and a wide range of options that will make every machine completely custom and different. They aren’t cheap, by any means, with a starting MSRP of $490,000. But if you want the absolute best in overland, self-sufficiency and luxury, this is it. Go to https://earthroamer.com/xv-lt/ to learn more. I’m thinking of starting a GoFundMe account so I can afford one. Want to donate? Please?