We wandered around the 2018 Overland Expo WEST and found the most extreme, decked-out campers with all the creature comforts to go just about anywhere on this planet. You will be surprised what some of these machines are packing inside!
Earthcruiser EXPPrice Tag: $225,000
Why we like it: It’s small enough to fit in a standard cargo container and ship anywhere in the world.
The Earthcruiser EXP is built on a Mitsubishi Fuso chassis. The Fuso is a global workhorse. There are mechanics that can work on these vehicles anywhere in the world. Additionally, Earthcruiser has sent its design plans to Fuso allowing you to pull into any shop should something go wrong. The shower is located at the entryway so you can clean up before tracking dirt into the camper. The EXP can be ordered with a microwave recessed into the ceiling. Standard features include a queen-size bed, 360-degree LED exterior flood lights, interior LED lights, on-board air system, and an extended-range fuel tank. There is a water purification system and solar on the camper, extending your range off the grid. The roof can be raised or lowered. At 257 inches long, the camper will fit in any standard cargo container. You can easily ship your EXP to any country and start exploring. The EXP also has a 44-foot tight turning radius that allows for easy navigation on small streets. The EXP is lightweight and was built with materials typically used in the boating industry. No solid oak on this rig!
Bliss Mobil LMTVPrice Tag: $150,000
Why we like it: The “box” or living quarters can be attached to any chassis of your choice.
Bliss Mobil is based in the Netherlands. Their camper “boxes” can be affixed to virtually any chassis of your choice. They come in lengths starting at 11 feet all the way up to 20 feet. This particular camper box is 15 feet and affixed to an LMTV M1078A1 surplus military vehicle. It was then sent to Couch Off- Road Engineering for necessary upgrades. The inside is roomy and comfortable to house a family of four. There are four rooftop solar panels. A 40-liter freezer keeps all of your food cold allowing you to be off the grid for up to 30 days at a time. The unit is built with a main bed and bunk bed set-up for sleeping arrangements. Easy-to-use interior climate controls keep you comfortable in the unit. Additionally, an outdoor kitchen allows you to enjoy the views around you while cooking up your favorite meals. This customer added on attachments on the back of the unit to haul motorcycles.
Global Expedition Vehicles PatagoniaPrice Tag: $200,000 (starting price)
Why we like it: You can fit your ATV or UTV in the back garage.
Global Expedition Vehicles built the perfect “off-the-grid” toyhauler. The cab-over design fits on a Kenworth chassis and includes a garage in the back to perfectly fit a Polaris RZR or your favorite ATV. The Patagonia is only 26 feet long, making it the perfect size for trail navigation to your favorite off-grid camping spot. It holds 200 gallons of fuel. Inside there is a washer/dryer combo for your laundry. The dinette is spacious enough for a meal after a day of trail mobbing on your ATV. The Patagonia comes with integrated blinds and a mosquito screen. There is plenty of storage space underneath the vehicle for all your gear. At night you can relax inside and watch a movie on the LED TV with adjustable wall mount or gaze at the stars through the built- in skylights.
Hunter RMV Predator 6.6Price Tag: $190,000
Why we like it: Built- in side -awning
Step aboard the Hunter RMV 6.6 Predator. Built on a Stewart and Stevenson M1078 LMTV 4x4 chassis , this extreme camper is designed to roam anywhere. It boasts a fuel range of 800 miles with full-time all-wheel drive and a central tire inflation system for quick air up and air down. The Predator has a 22-inch ground clearance and is 27.6 feet long. The inside has all the creature -comforts including microwave, double- door refrigerator, bathroom skylight, entertainment system hookups, LED lighting, leather seating, and washer/ dryer combo. The awning is controlled by a switch for quick, easy stowing. LMTV’s had to have enough power to transport soldiers in any terrain, so naturally the power plant includes a Caterpillar six-cylinder after-cooled turbo diesel with a fully automatic Allison transmission.
EarthRoamer XV-HDPrice Tag: $1.5 Million
Why we like it: It’s the Bugatti of Extreme Camper Mansions
EarthRoamer spared no expense when building this extreme luxury beast. Nothing even comes close. Built on a Ford F-750 chassis, this mansion on wheels has everything. At 35 feet long, there is room for everything including the kitchen sink. Speaking of the kitchen sink, the interior is impressive with a leather couch, solid oak floors, and cabinets. The lighting sets the mood and the digital control panel does it all. Built-in cameras record everything around you to a DVR. Climate can be set in different parts of the coach. This unit even has a built-in espresso machine! No joke! Silverware drawers hold each piece nice and snug to prevent rattling while off-roading. A deep freezer keeps your food cold. 2100 watts of solar power keep everything charged. The battery bank is good for 20,000 watts. With the combination of solar and battery, there is never a need for a generator or propane. The fuel tanks hold 115 gallons of diesel. 250 gallons of fresh water help keep you off the grid longer. The unit boasts a hydraulic leveling system. While we didn’t test out the bed, it looks inviting enough for a good night’s sleep. The shower is bigger than some apartments and hotel rooms with a stainless steel water nozzle. Side compartments house your recovery kit, should it be needed. Built-in storage underneath the unit allows for more gear.