the earthcruiser ‘EXP’ expedition vehicle is a light-weight purposely designed home that can grow 600 mm (24 inch) upwards at the push of a button when setting up camp. this extends into a large walk-around area within the body in ‘stationary’ mode, and in its ‘lowered’ position a more aerodynamic shape for the highway, and a ‘compact’ shape for off-road adventures. solar panelling, a diesel water heater, plus a raft of features brings relaxation and enjoyment to isolated stays.


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the interior of earthcruiser’s ‘EXP’ mobile adventure home is designed using light colored fibreglass cabinetry and large windows that make the living area feel spacious and allowing light to pore through. bespoke appliances, a hot and cold shower, a toilet, an ergonomic kitchen, a bed, plus plenty of storage caters for comfortable living. the expedition vehicle’s interior is accessed from the cab or the side door.

 

 

using knowledge from the ocean yachting industry, the engineered designed floor, walls, and roof are of a fiberglass-composite construction, resulting in very low conductivity of heat, with high insulative properties. applying techniques from the ocean yachting industry, the engineered designed floor, walls, and roof are of a fiberglass-composite construction, resulting in very low conductivity of heat, with high insulative properties. the internal surfaces are formed of moulded fiberglass, similar to that found in modern cruising yachts. the floor is insulated fiberglass and covered in linoleum flooring, creating a clean foundation for setting up camp.

 

 

a swing-out-table can be repositioned to the seat level creating a third sleeping position, converting the dining area into a bunk bed when stationary. the bench top has a deep bowled sink, mixer tap, and a water purifier faucet. above is the command centre featuring lighting, water-battery gauges, cabin heating controls, plus a solar monitor. large flyscreened windows surrounding the bed can be opened for a breeze, or closed over with a privacy screen.

 

 

 

the internal roof is domed shaped, providing structural support without compromising external height. the ‘EXP’ even comes fitted with a walk through entry way shower (mud room), while the toilet slides in-and-out at the touch of a switch. earthcruiser comes equipped with up to 300 l (79 gallon) of fresh water. the 12 V pump system draws water from individual tanks, allowing the use of one tank for cooking, and the other for showering. the plumbing flexibility can pump from a river, or dam, into either tank. it is also possible to pump directly from rivers into either the internal or external shower by-passing both holding tanks–creating an endless stream. purified drinking water is delivered to the tank via an onboard water purifier through a stainless steel drinking fountain. for travelling through colder climates, the ‘EXP’ can provide fully insulated and warmed water tanks. with such an important health consideration, earthcruiser is fitted with the only unit in the world that is certified to meet world EPA health standards for microbiological purifiers against bacteria, and viruses.

 

 

earthcruiser can be parked up at the isolated camping spot for up to 10 days without the use of additional power.  the roof is recessed with two integrated 150 W shatter proof solar panels (with the option of up to five panels, providing 1000 W of power). should the batteries drop below 50% of their ideal level, an alarm system will advise. the electrical system is designed to eliminate the need to carry a portable generator. externally on each sid, and rear, are water resistant LED flood lights, providing bright lighting for the ‘camp’ area beneath the righ-hand-side awning, and lighting for the external shower on the left-hand-side.

 

 

internally is a diesel fuelled webasto cooktop, featuring an integrated diesel burner drawing fuel directly from the vehicle’s fuel tank. the cooking surface is a clean ceramic surface with room for two pots, or saucepans.the expedition vehicle offers adequate food preparation areas that include a deep bowl, sink, plus a cutting board. water is supplied via a combination hot / cold stainless steel tap or from the designated water purifier stainless drinking fountain. a BBQ can be added on request for the ultimate outdoor experience.

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