Fearing a Zombie Apocalypse? EarthRoamer XV-LTS Will Save the Day
Whether you’re prepping for the end of the world or just want to get off the grid for a while, this is the Ford truck to do it in.
We here at Ford Truck Enthusiasts are no strangers to the amazing creations coming from the company known as EarthRoamer. We’ve previously featured their incredible, $1.5-million dollar XV-HD, a beast of a Ford truck based on the F-750. But what if you have big overlanding (or doomsday prepping) dreams yet don’t have the bank account balance to match? Well, you could opt for the smaller, yet no less awesome XV-LTS.
This F-550 based machine starts out at a much more reasonable $451,000, putting it well within reach for, well, some people. But for that lump of cash, you get one seriously amazing overlanding beast. EarthRoamer starts the process with a turbo-diesel, four-wheel drive, Ford F-550 chassis. From there, they add a one-piece composite camper body. And this isn’t your father’s basic wallpapered tow-behind, either. Inside, you’ve got a number of luxury-laden floorplans to choose from.
Of course, none of that matters if this incredible Ford truck can’t sustain itself (and you) for weeks at a time. Luckily, it can do just that. Operating on solar and battery power, the XV-LTS doesn’t need noisy generators or propane. 1,300 watts of solar power and a 12,000 watt hour battery bank ensure plenty of juice for all your gear. And the truck is also equipped with an 85 gallon water tank, plus 95 gallons of diesel capacity good for 900 miles of range.
Needless to say, the XV-LTS has everything you need to get anywhere you want to go. And then keep going for weeks at a time. And you don’t even need a special license to drive it! Whether you’re preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse or just want to get off the grid for a few days (or weeks), we can’t think of a better way to spend a half-mil!