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