Apart from the havoc that Covid-19 has wreaked on the world, it has brought about many lifestyle changes in our lives. A boon, as some would say, was the work-from-home culture that was globally embraced by nearly every company. Not only did this give a regular employee a chance to work from home, but also to indulge in many hobbies that corporate routine inhibited. And in two years, following the same thing, traveling across the country was one of the things that took off in a big way.
In a recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the seasoned enthusiast who is known for having some of the rarest cars in his garage gets a closer look at a traveler truck. Needless to say he was very impressed. The vehicle was the EarthRoamer LTi, a Ford Derived from the F-550 Super Duty truck that seemed to have given Leno pause. Yeah, it might not be the $2 million Karlmann King that’s also based on the Ford F-550, Ford’s future pickup truck like the F-150 Lightning, or a classic muscle car like the 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, but it really is in a league of its own.
In the video, which is over 40 minutes long, Leno drove the car through several conditions, only to come out delighted. Here’s everything you need to know about the EarthRoamer LTi.
The EarthRoamer LTi combines adventure and luxury
The EarthRoamer LTi gets a carbon fiber motorhome body that the manufacturer claims is the strongest and best performing in the world. EarthRoamer achieved this by using a vacuum infusion (VIP) process in which a structural foam core is sandwiched between two carbon fiber skins to create the exterior of the monocoque LTi.
The body of the motorhome retains its one-piece molded design and ensures that no seams have leaking scope or structural failure. In addition, it creates a stronger, safer and more reliable living space.
On the aesthetic level, the car has quite remarkable elements which are doubled by functionality. For example, the truck achieves excellent results in terms of thermal insulation, since the one-piece bodies do not require any metal support structure, which could reduce insulation. Better insulation reduces heating and cooling energy requirements, making solar and battery power the perfect energy sources.
The EarthRoamer LTi is very capable
The EarthRoamer LTi is designed from the ground up to be the ultimate adventure vehicle. Each model is based on a 4WD Ford F-550 chassis powered by an efficient and powerful 6.7L V8 turbo diesel engine. The automaker chose Ford’s premium Lariat interior trim to provide more comfort and luxury. Wheels, tires and suspension are all about maximizing ground clearance, approach, departure and breakover angles. Every LTi rolls on 41-inch military tires on beadlock wheels to conquer all types of terrain. The car is equipped with air suspension, off-road King shock absorbers and heavy-duty anti-roll bars, all specially designed for EarthRoamer.
Midnight trips and camping in the forest are also no problem as the LTi comes with a super bright LED off-road lighting package that includes a 40-inch curved light bar integrated into their front bumper. , their in-house designed high beams and fog lights. High-mounted rear brake lights are visible when towing a trailer, providing an added level of safety if your trailer lights fail. Should a tricky and tricky situation arise, this vehicle is also equipped with heavy-duty Warn front and rear winches. And EarthRoamer claims its winches can hold over 16,000 pounds with synthetic rope for safety and remote control for self-retrieval.
Comfort Features Galore on EarthRoamer LTi
The car comes with a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom, all designed with a high level of quality. As you can see from the photos, the cabin has ample storage space, a bed with memory foam, TV and generous space. In terms of kitchen equipment, the vehicle receives modern appliances like a stainless steel fridge/freezer, an induction hob and a convection microwave oven are standard offerings.
Meanwhile, the bathrooms are heated and have generous heights, and contain a cassette toilet, toilet paper holder, hot/cold shower, compact sink, mirror, extractor fan, rope washing machine and a soap/shampoo dispenser with storage for small bath items. The fiberglass is gel-coated and features easy-to-clean surfaces with a zero-gap seam construction that prevents mold and mildew buildup. For long hauls, the LTi gets a massive 374 gallon fresh water supply that will last anywhere from several days to over two weeks depending on usage. EarthRoamer claims that the car’s plumbing systems are designed to work even in sub-zero temperatures. Along with a built-in air pressure system, they are designed to be winterized quickly and easily when not in use.
If you’re considering owning it, make sure there’s at least $590,000 tucked away under your mattress, with a well-equipped one set to cost you up to $700,000. If that’s not the price of luxury camping, we don’t know what is.