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EarthRoamer XV-HD takes the family off-road and off-grid

EarthRoamer XV-HD takes the fa...
The EarthRoamer XV-HD is based on a four-wheel-drive Ford F-650 and is powered by a 6.7 L PowerStroke Diesel engine
The EarthRoamer XV-HD is based on a four-wheel-drive Ford F-650 and is powered by a 6.7 L PowerStroke Diesel engine
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The EarthRoamer XV-HD is based on a four-wheel-drive Ford F-650 and is powered by a 6.7 L PowerStroke Diesel engine
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The EarthRoamer XV-HD is based on a four-wheel-drive Ford F-650 and is powered by a 6.7 L PowerStroke Diesel engine
The EarthRoamer XV-HD is 35 ft (10.7 m) long, 8.5 ft (2.6 m) wide and 13 ft (4 m) high
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The EarthRoamer XV-HD is 35 ft (10.7 m) long, 8.5 ft (2.6 m) wide and 13 ft (4 m) high
The EarthRoamer XV-HD has a solar array on its roof
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The EarthRoamer XV-HD has a solar array on its roof
The EarthRoamer XV-HD can store up to 200 gal (909 L) of fresh water and can produce hot water continuously
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The EarthRoamer XV-HD can store up to 200 gal (909 L) of fresh water and can produce hot water continuously
The EarthRoamer XV-HD can seat up to eight people and can sleep up to six
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The EarthRoamer XV-HD can seat up to eight people and can sleep up to six
The EarthRoamer XV-HD has 46-inch military-grade tires
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The EarthRoamer XV-HD has 46-inch military-grade tires
The EarthRoamer XV-HD has a battery bank with a capacity of 25.3 kWh
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The EarthRoamer XV-HD has a battery bank with a capacity of 25.3 kWh
The EarthRoamer XV-HD is designed to let users explore remote areas without sacrificing luxury
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The EarthRoamer XV-HD is designed to let users explore remote areas without sacrificing luxury
Production of the EarthRoamer XV-HD is scheduled to begin in late 2015
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Production of the EarthRoamer XV-HD is scheduled to begin in late 2015
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Your typical recreational vehicle is great if you want to meander from campsite to campsite using their facilities as you go. If you want to explore remote areas, though, you're going to need something with a bit more grit. EarthRoamer's XV-HD will let you do that without sacrificing luxury.

The XV-HD is a new series for EarthRoamer, following on from its XV-LT range, of which there are apparently around 150 on (or off) the roads. Gizmag took a look around the XV-LTS last year and was advised that the upcoming XV-HD range would essentially be bigger and better – and that, in a nutshell, is what it is.

At 35 ft (10.7 m) long, 8.5 ft (2.6 m) wide and 13 ft (4 m) high, the XV-HD is larger than any of the XV-LT models. It's based on a four-wheel-drive Ford F-650 chassis and is powered by a 6.7 L PowerStroke Diesel engine that produces 330 hp. Tricky terrain is dealt with using 46-in military-grade tires.

The XV-HD can seat up to eight people and can sleep up to six. It can store up to 200 gal (909 L) of fresh water and can produce hot water continuously. There is also capacity for 100 gal (455 L) of greywater and 50 gal (227 L) of blackwater. In addition, the vehicle has a 2.4 kW solar array and battery bank with a capacity of 25.3 kWh.

Production of the XV-HD is scheduled to begin in late 2015.

Source: EarthRoamer

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4 comments
Bob Flint
Still runs on fuel that needs to be replaced, unlike in the western days wagon trains roamed thousands of miles while the horses feed of the land, and local streams.
Bob809
Bob Flint, there lies your answer. Get horses to tow it across country. When back on the road, use the diesel engine... :-)
ezeflyer
"Your typical recreational vehicle is great if you want to meander from campsite to campsite using their facilities as you go. If you want to explore remote areas, though, you're going to need something with a bit more grit."
So you can turn former remote areas into campsites to meander to and from?
the.other.will
Pack/riding animals can't go where there's no feed for them. The environmental impact of their feeding & waste can be greater than from a vehicle.