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Old 01-06-2015, 07:09 AM   #1
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EarthRoamer XV-LT

A lot out of my price range and seems to be a relative bargain compared to other used ones on the EarthRoamer site. As always I don't know the seller, never seen the vehicle.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/rvd/4812348939.html

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Old 01-06-2015, 07:51 AM   #2
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Re: EarthRoamer XV-LT

I just don't get those things
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Re: EarthRoamer XV-LT

"It has never been used off-road."

What's the point of buying a beast like that and never taking it off road?
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I just don't get those things
I agree. I have never seen the value in these over a Sportsmobile. I also think 4x4 Sportsmobile's have a better look too. The prices people pay for these are unbelievable.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:37 AM   #5
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Re: EarthRoamer XV-LT

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"It has never been used off-road."

What's the point of buying a beast like that and never taking it off road?
They don't fit off-road.
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:06 PM   #6
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Re: EarthRoamer XV-LT

For the amount of money, you can really do a lot more for less.

I think that's the real draw of camper vans- you really cannot do better for less, regardless of your price-entry point.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:39 PM   #7
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I think they're nice as far as a camper goes, just so high priced. And I never realized how big they are from the pictures until I actually walked up on one. To me they are like a glorified Chinook Baja rig that doesn't have the tail drag. I'd have a hard time going to the places I travel to but would be nice for doing an extended road trip.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:19 PM   #8
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"It has never been used off-road."

What's the point of buying a beast like that and never taking it off road?
Because the buyers can afford to do just that.

That thing is gorgeous though.
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Re: EarthRoamer XV-LT

EarthRoamers do come with a lot of off-grid extended-stay features. Things like the large solar banks, large water tanks, water filtration systems, and diesel appliances are all expensive items to add to a van.

But, I do agree with the practicality, or lack thereof. You don't really get much more space than a van, all in a footprint that takes up way space, a much higher cG, and non-existent visibility over the hood when driving off-road.

They look pretty bad ass though
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You can do a lot with a pair of pliers but it is nice to have a socket set. Point being there are tools for every job. IMHO an ER is a well engineered vehicle with capabilities that will fit with certain people and not with others. You are not going to rock crawl an ER but if you were to travel through BC into Alaska and spent several months on the road it would be much more comfortable than a van. Sportsmobile should take some cues from the folks at ER. Well insulated bomber shell, well made cabinetry, higher end fixtures and appliance along with good off-grid technology give the ER some pluses. There are many alternatives that make more sense to me and provide other forms of value but If I were specking out a new sporty with a tag over $ 120k and this popped up I would seriously consider it.
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