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Old 04-05-2018, 09:14 PM   #1
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F350 EarthCruiser

Anyone else see this prototype on their Facebook page:


https://www.facebook.com/earthcruise...type=3&theater
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:37 AM   #2
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:06 AM   #3
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Pretty cool concept. I'm sure it'll be another $120,000 "overland" rig.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:20 AM   #4
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I like seeing all these design exercises.
And EarthRoamer name sounds all impressive and $$$ and stuff.

But for how long/big that thing is, though....and the cost....why not just build a 4x4 van?
Looks like it only has 1/2 the interior camping/living space of an old Econoline....
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:28 AM   #5
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That could be decent, if they can keep their price in line with their smaller Tacoma sized GZL camper (~$40k).. That and a new F350, bumpers, etc and you're in the $100k ballpark, well under a brand new SMB Sprinter.
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Having seen the GZL in person at Expo, I think it's overpriced at $40k. Regarding the F350, I'd prefer a cabover but like the fact that new offerings are being developed.
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Interesting concept, but it seems pretty small. It reminds me of Ujoints removable camping box thing he built for the back of his cutaway, now mounted on a trailer. His looks pretty useful.
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Honest question:

For people that pursue that kind of a build ---
--- What would the benefit of that EarthRoamer concept be.....over just buying a pickup truck and sliding in a removable bed camper? (i.e. Alaskan Camper, 4-Wheel Camper, etc...)?

With an unmodified pickup + slide-in bed camper, you have the ability to easily remove the camper portion anytime and still have a 100% useful/functional pickup truck. That EarthRoamer concept looks like its construction is pretty permanent....and not any more roomy as a camper than a slide-in would be.

Honestly puzzled by the appeal of that concept.
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Old 04-06-2018, 03:51 PM   #10
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The fact that Earthroamers are even 4wd is laughable. They are ridiculously huge and heavy machines. I wouldn't even contemplate taking one of those into the places I currently go. Good thing is, I don't have to worry about getting one as I can't afford it.
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