Australian-based EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles Pty. Ltd. has shipped its first all-terrain, expedition RV to the U.S. through its Bend, Ore., office established last year.
According to a press release, a high-profile business executive, who wishes to remain anonymous, took delivery of the first U.S. model. EarthCruiser reported that a few dozen of these vehicles have already traveled to remote locations all over the globe. Current owners include wildlife photographers, hunters, surfers, rock climbers, adventure seekers and corporations needing 4×4-capable RVs.
“People all over the world are tired of the normal vacation,” explains EarthCruiser executive Lance Gillies. “This is not your typical camper. This is a serious self-contained, all-terrain expedition vehicle that has been tested in extreme conditions all over the world. It’s been designed to take people where no other RV can, places that they only read about in magazines.”
With vehicles now being purchased by Americans, EarthCruiser can finalize plans for manufacturing at its Oregon location. Engineering behind the EarthCruiser was developed from the world traveling experiences of the company’s founders. The diesel powered exploration vehicle can be driven directly into, and shipped anywhere around the globe in a standard freight container.
The vehicle is built on a commercially proven, Mitsubishi Fuso 4×4 truck chassis, which once transformed, provides excellent power-to-weight ratio and economical fuel consumption. The Fuso cab offers plenty of space, easy to read instruments, while the position of the cab’s large windshield provides panoramic views and excellent visibility of approaching terrain.
Using design techniques from the yachting industry, the interior of this mobile adventure home is well appointed and extremely functional. It is strategically designed using light colored, all-fiberglass cabinetry and large windows that make the bright living area feel spacious. Quality appliances, hot and cold shower, toilet, ergonomic kitchen, plentiful storage, and a full-size double bed keep the explorers comfortable. The walls and roof are constructed from a temperature-insulating and super-durable fiberglass composite. Also available is a solar panel system that can sustain users for up to 10 days and the vehicle is fitted with the only water purification unit in the world that has been independently certified to meet world EPA health standards.
Additional information can be found at www.earthcruiser.com.au Additional photos and videos are available upon request.
Australian overland vehicle specialist EarthCruiser Expedition Vehicles announced the launch of its OutBack Explorer and Adventurer 4×4 and 4×2 Fuso-based expedition grade campers in the United States, according to a report by The RVing Examiner.
Based on the Japanese Mitsubishi FUSO Canter 6-speed automatic FG 4×4 chassis – with a 14,050 GVWR – the rugged rigs offer users exceptional reliability and class leading fuel economy courtesy of the DOHC, 4-cylinder diesel engine. The EarthCruisers also offer exceptional off-the-grid overlanding and dry camping capability.
Designed in Queensland and rigorously tested in the Aussie outback these expedition vehicles will be manufactured in the U.S. by HOST Industries of Bend Oregon. Priced at $135,000 and up, the campers can be retrofitted to an existing chassis – as a DIY option – or provided as a removable module.
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A popular Australian adventure vehicle just arrived in the USA. According to a press release, EarthCruiser is a self-contained, all-terrain expedition RV built on the U.S. FUSO 4×4 chassis, capable of negotiating everything from long-distance desert crossings, frigid snow-covered terrain, or miles of challenging rock-covered mountain trails.
“This vehicle is not for everyone,” explains EarthCruiser executive Lance Gillies. “This is a serious expedition vehicle that can take people to places that no other RV can, places they’ve only seen in magazines.”
Gillies recently opened the U.S. office for EarthCruiser, located in Bend, Ore. He said that an EarthCruiser provides a great opportunity for U.S residents to see and explore the nation’s beautiful and remote regions. “Part of our challenge will be to really educate extreme travelers about the vehicle’s amazing capabilities,” says Gillies. “Once the real adventure seekers understand how comfortably they can travel to locations they never had access to before, the excitement should spread quickly.”
EarthCruiser also provides an several luxury features that offer plenty of comfort and security. “Even our most extreme travelers still want to enjoy some of the comforts and safety of home,” said Lance. “After all, there’s nothing wrong with a hot shower, cold drink, and comfortable bed wherever you may choose to stop for the night.”
EarthCruiser’s global customers have been driving them directly into freight containers and shipping them to travel locations all over the world. Current international owners of the EarthCruiser include wildlife photographers, hunters, rock climbers and other extreme adventure seekers. The vehicle is also in demand by Eco and Volunteer travelers who are doing everything from delivering medical supplies to remote villages, teaching children, repairing endangered reefs, and a wide variety of outreach programs all over the globe.
Additional information can be found at http://www.earthcruiser.com.au.