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the ford earth roamer XV-LTS camper makes off-the-grid living a reality

earth roamer builds custom ford ‘F550’ expedition vehicles that combine the best in off-the-grid capability with modern, home-like interiors. the colorado-based company’s camper lets people travel safely, with a highly-refined sense of comfort to remote locations where they can be totally independent of external water supplies and electricity. each ‘XV-LTS’ camper boasts large roof-top solar panel arrays, huge battery banks and engine-driven alternators.

the ford earth roamer XV-LTS camper makes off-the-grid living a reality
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starting with a ford ‘F550’ chassis, earth roamer can integrate wood or granite countertops, a stainless-steel refrigerator, and a freezer on request. the ‘XV-LT’ also comes equipped with a convection microwave, so you can make popcorn while watching movies on a 32-inch LED TV in the evening, then retire for a hot shower. as expected, the cabin has air conditioning and heating, and even a king-size bed. the expedition vehicle runs generator-free thanks to its massive internal battery bank that’s replenished with a 660 W solar-panel array. at full capacity the batteries boast a serious amount of energy — 255 amp hours — letting travellers live out in the wild for extended sessions.

the ford earth roamer XV-LTS camper makes off-the-grid living a reality

 

 

if the ‘XV-LTS’ camper’s 37 inch standard tires aren’t enough to climb through the tracks, there are 41 inch, aggressive military-spec tires that can be paired with an off-road air suspension system. for large expeditions, travellers can install front and rear electric winches for self-recovering the vehicle, as an added security precaution for remote environments. the rear of this beastly off-roader can also be outfitted with an external BBQ and food preparation area, for extended parties on long summer nights.

the ford earth roamer XV-LTS camper makes off-the-grid living a reality

the ford earth roamer XV-LTS camper makes off-the-grid living a reality

the ford earth roamer XV-LTS camper makes off-the-grid living a reality

the ford earth roamer XV-LTS camper makes off-the-grid living a reality

the ford earth roamer XV-LTS camper makes off-the-grid living a reality

  • Miserable turning radius and bad rear departure angle is going to greatly restrict where on can go with this vehicle (off road or even on city streets) and where one is even going to be able to park it. Interior is very dark and gloomy looking and would quickly engender claustrophobia with its inhabitants.

    Bruce
    May 16, 2017
  • Whilst I love the solar panels, the layout and compactness etc why make the interior look smaller with such dark wood surfaces and downlights in a low ceiling . Lighter finishes with slightly reflective surfaces and the use of the ceiling to reflect light would have made it appear a lot bigger than it is.

    diana
    May 15, 2017

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