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.