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150 • RV PRO • September 2020 rv-pro.com "It's a '19 Ford F-350 SD pickup with an 855S truck camper, and a host of upgrades to increase its off-highway capabilities," says Jim Waters, marketing coordinator for Lance. He adds, "No matter what your hob- bies are, or your destination, a Lance truck camper can take you there. With four-season capability and unmatched ver- satility, our truck campers can go more places, get you there quicker, allow you to stay longer, and tow things you can't with other RVs." Going Where Other RVs Fear to Tread Enthusiasts who want to go all-in on the overlanding experience might want to consider an RV from Earthcruiser, the Bend, Ore.-based builder of the Earth- Cruiser EXP. CEO Lance Gillies opines that his vehicles is "so adventurous, they (overal- nders) may never want to come back. The EarthCruiser EXP is a gateway to travel to any location without limitations. It was designed specifically with overland travel in mind, as a tool to create life-long expe- riences far beyond expectations. A vehicle packed with innovation, it feels at home in any conditions, any environment, any- where in the world. "Traveling without limitations doesn't just mean remote, overland travel. It means making every journey as easy and comfortable as it can be," he says. "For expedition truck owners, stressful situ- ations can be high-traffic, paved areas. With this in mind, the EarthCruiser's 140-inch wheelbase and exterior dimen- sions are similar to a mid-size pickup. Travel is uncompromised with an engine/ transmission combo proven worldwide in commercial applications. Putting power to the trail are beefy full floating axles, controlled by a two-speed transfer case designed to take a beating. With selected gearing and the choice of multiple drive options, this truck performs flawlessly in any environment." Gillies adds, "When we say the Earth- Cruiser is so adventurous they may never come back, we mean it. It loves to travel, and the more remote they (users) get the more it comes alive. In all conditions, the truck maintains traction and allows them to travel comfortably. The house was also designed for the rigors of off-roading. Marine-grade construction, attention to the materials used, and components that are built to stay together while still pro- viding sleek, modern living quarters. We've improved the ergonomics with Scheel- Mann seats, and a center console with four cup holders, a large map box with power ports, and a security safe." Gillies also touts his company's roof racks for canoes, kayaks, and SUPs, with a side entry ladder to access them. "Our trucks have been used in -30 degrees with the roof extended, the inside warm and all systems working. The ability to cook inside or outside also makes it the 'go to' hang out for any trip regardless of length or duration," he says. "While other vehicles may offer Earth- Cruiser's traveling capabilities, none can compete when it comes to ergonomics and comfort," Gillies says. "Our interiors offer a great place to eat, sleep and relax. Interior storage is plentiful, and there are numerous locking drawers for pots, pans, dishes, and even a kitchen pantry, plus a kitchen coun- tertop trash receptacle. Most importantly, the EXP has 360-degree windows to enjoy the outside scenery while being in a cli- mate-controlled space." Earthcruisers are built on medium-duty commercial 4WD chassis and are fitted with a cabin designed and built by Earthcruiser.

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