In an earlier article I reported that the EarthCruiser, an extreme Australian adventure all-terrain recreational vehicle, was now available in the United States.
A high-profile business executive, who wishes to remain anonymous, recently took delivery of the first USA model, EarthCruiser announces.
In 2012, the Australian EarthCruiser team arrived in America, opening a new U.S.-based office located in Bend, Oregon. There are a few dozen of these vehicles already traveling to remote locations all over the globe.
Current EarthCruiser owners include wildlife photographers, hunters, surfers, rock climbers, adventure seekers, and corporations needing 4×4 capable RVs. The vehicle is also in demand by eco and volunteer travelers who are doing everything from delivering medical supplies to remote locations, teaching children, repairing endangered reefs, and a wide variety of outreach programs, according to a EarthCruiser news release.
“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 you where no other RV can, places that most people only read about in magazines.”
With vehicles now being purchased by Americans, the U.S. office for EarthCruiser can finalize plans for manufacturing at their Bend, 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.
It is capable of negotiating everything from long-distance desert crossings, snow covered terrain, or miles of challenging rock covered off-road trails. The “goat-like” capabilities come courtesy of an ability to handle extreme front and rear departure angles, the specially designed suspension system, and an aggressive wheel/tire combination.
The vehicle is built on a Mitsubishi Fuso 4×4 truck chassis, which once transformed, provides excellent power-to-weight ratio and economical fuel consumption, according to the news release. 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 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. Its solar panel system can sustain travelers for up to ten 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.
EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles Pty. Ltd
EarthCruiser is purpose built by EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles Pty. Ltd., a company owned and operated by individuals with over 25 years experience in their respective fields.
Earthcruiser was originally designed to meet our specific needs for an overland expedition vehicle that could go anywhere and was comfortable enough for two people to live for extended periods of time.
Phone: +61 7 3358 1011
Location: Lear Jet Drive Caboolture, P.O. Box 2602, Fortitude Valley BC Queensland, Australia
U.S. Sales and Service
Location: Bend, Oregon
Phone: (503) 688 3345
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