Carbon Fiber EarthRoamer: Meet the Latest Overland Super RV

Carbon fiber construction, a massive Ford F550 base vehicle, and marine-grade components: The 2020 EarthRoamer LTi is the next generation of American overland vehicles with a price tag of around $600,000.

EarthRoamer has built more than 250 overland vehicles over its 21-year history. The new LTi is an evolutionary change from the now-iconic EarthRoamer LT design. The LTi is designed to “improve upon the LT ’s mission of providing fully self-contained, luxury off-grid living in a robust overland vehicle.”

Carbon Fiber Goodness

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The big news with this new EarthRoamer is that the monocoque camper body is now a full carbon fiber unit. The EarthRoamer LTi’s body is produced by bonding two carbon fiber skins to a structural foam core with a vacuum-infusion process. The result is a stronger, stiffer, and lighter camper shell.

The carbon shell, along with a host of other upgrades, drops the LTi’s weight by more than 1,000 pounds over the current EarthRoamer LTS.

EarthRoamer LTi: More Upgrades

Besides a carbon shell, the EarthRoamer LTi also offers up a host of modern upgrades over the already over-the-top, super-luxurious, self-contained LTS model.

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One of the biggest upgrades is a much-improved electrical system. The system features an 11kWh lithium battery bank and four 330W solar panels. An advanced digital control system keeps the system in top shape, while a new AutoCharge system automatically turns the truck on to charge the batteries when needed.

The other big upgrades on the LTi are new flush-mount, frameless glass windows. These windows eliminate a potential leak point in the camper, offer a sleeker exterior appearance, and have more robust and higher-quality components than the acrylic windows found on the LTS models.

The LTi offers carbon fiber, a better electrical system, and nicer windows, but that’s not all. You also get a bigger water system (now 100-gallon freshwater and 60-gallon gray water tanks), more than 2 inches of increased interior height, and custom billet door locks.

Standard Features

Besides all that goodness, you also get a host of features as standard with the new LTi. Things like a cellular router, GPS tracking system, tire monitoring system, air-ride suspension, and a massive 95 gallons of onboard fuel are the norm with this amazing machine.

To top it off, this Ford F550 Crew Cab 4WD diesel adventure machine sports huge 41-inch tires, a cab-to-camper pass-through, and everything from the kitchen sink to a shower. Oh, heat and AC are, of course, also part of the package.

Floorplan

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As with the current EarthRoamer LT overland campers, the LTi will be available in five different layouts. All are versions of the same cab-over bed and side entry door camper design.

The Breckenridge is EarthRoamer’s most popular floorplan. It has a dinette booth on the driver’s side that converts to a 6-foot-long bed. A sofa and galley sit on the passenger side. This layout seats four and sleeps four.

Virtual EarthRoamer Build

Use the EarthRoamer online builder tool to design your ultimate overland adventure machine today. Then start saving your pennies. Lots of them.

Get in Line

Once you’ve specced out your personal dream home on wheels, you’ll need to put a deposit of $50,000 down to reserve a spot in line for production. Then, you’ll need to wait at least 8 months before taking delivery.

While the base price of an EarthRoamer LTi is $590,000, most builds will top $650,000 before leaving the factory in Dacono, Colorado.

Not Enough? Go Bigger

If the LTi isn’t big enough or expensive enough for you, you can always step up to the Ford F750-based EarthRoamer XV-HD.

This behemoth, off-road-capable home on wheels starts at $1,700,000. You’ll have to get in line, though, as delivery times on the HD are currently over a year and a half out.

Bryon Dorr
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Bryon Dorr caught the outdoor adventure addiction through whitewater kayaking, and worldwide adventures to remote places ensued. He crafted his own professional path as a photographer, journalist and marketing consultant in the automotive and outdoor industries, while full time overland traveling for nearly 8 years. You’ll usually find him out exploring by adventure motorcycle or 4x4, while seeking out opportunities to ski, mountain bike and kayak.

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