Even pre-owned, it costs more than most Americans' houses.
There's a decent chance you've never heard of EarthRoamer, but if bugging out and living off-grid in a well-appointed mobile sanctuary sounds like your kind of deal, then you should acquaint yourself. Based out of Colorado, EarthRoamer's stated mission is to built the "most innovative and capable, go anywhere, luxury, off-grid vehicles" in the world. They do that by upfitting Ford F-Series Super Duty chassis cabs with meticulously well-crafted camper bodies, onboard energy and water sources, and off-road gear like heavy-duty bumpers with winches, rugged all-terrain tires, and auxiliary lights.
As you might imagine, the cost of all this handily exceeds most consumers' budgets, but every once in a while, a solid pre-owned example comes up for sale that puts the price within reason. Just such an EarthRoamer landed on the company's Facebook page this week.
Pictured here is EarthRoamer XV-LTS #155 - a member of EarthRoamer's discontinued LTS model series, which was built on the Ford F-550 4WD chassis cab. It's got just 31,389 miles on the odometer, making it a newborn in Ford Super Duty terms, and its natural maple cabinetry is a prime example of the sort of above-and-beyond craftsmanship EarthRoamer is known for.
The features list only gets more absurdly opulent from there, with items like a two-burner induction cooking top with 12-piece nesting cookware, synthetic leather seating, automatic power entry steps, granite countertops, and - get this - a built-in wine rack. It's also got a stainless steel galley sink and a bathroom with a working shower, both hooked up to an 85-gallon heated and insulated water tank.
Of course, given all that, you might be thinking it must cost a pretty penny even used. You would be right; EarthRoamer has this XV-LTS listed at an eye-watering $390,000. That's more than a Ferrari 488 Pista.
But, when the original price started at $490,000 excluding options, that's quite the bargain. Even more so when you consider the EarthRoamer XV-LTS is handbuilt, carries a 12,000 watt-hour battery bank, is equipped with solar panels for 1,320 watts of solar power, and can travel up to 900 miles on a 95-gallon tank of diesel.
Of course, you also can't shower or fry an egg in a 488 Pista, and its wine storage capacity is significantly less impressive than the EarthRoamer's.