How far off grid would you go?
Did you know that you can now travel and stay for months in truly off grid locations.
Born in Australia and now manufactured in Bend, Oregon the Earth Cruiser is NOT your typical RV. It was designed not to require staying in formal, commercial campgrounds, but rather so you can take it OFF the well-worn beaten track. It is also not going to win any prizes for fashion. Rather, it was built for comfort (YES!) and adventure.
This is a wagon to live in and for travel through rougher territory. It has a large windshield and large comfy seats and looks much more like a commercial truck than a mini-van/recreational vehicle. Equipped with solar panels for most power needs, the “Earth Cruiser” uses diesel fuel to run and power the stove, heater and water heater.
The designer/developer, Lance Gillies, even made sure that the cruiser would be short enough to pass national parks and environmental restrictions to allow access to many more places.
Check out the photos, details and pricing below. This vehicle is not for the faint in heart.
The Earth Cruiser is an expedition RV that was designed with the experience-driven traveller in mind.
At first glance the utilitarian look of the cruiser’s cab could easily be mistaken for the cab of an 18-wheeler. But what it lacks in familiarity it makes up for in sustainability and practicality.
The vehicle features all of the utilities needed for adventurers to live on the road while also allowing them to go off-grid for months at a time.
These features, combined with its fuel efficiency make it possible for passengers to go deeper into the bush without having to turn around and head back to the tall buildings and cramped sidewalks they ditched when they first decided to hit the road.
They also make it one of the most expensive rigs on the market, running upwards of $175,000 apiece.
– BY: STEFANIE PHILLIPS
Image sources: gizmag.com, earthcruiser.net.au