The Best Deal You’ll See On A 2016 EarthCruiser

There are plenty of seriously cool mega-overlanders out there these days: Global Expedition Vehicles, Acela trucks, and, of course, EarthRoamers will make any four-wheel-drive enthusiast’s heart beat a little faster. But when it comes to traveling, there’s one vehicle I would take above the rest, and that’s the EarthCruiser. While their Fuso-based expedition trucks may lack the interior luster of some other brands, they are perfectly sized to fit in a container for secure shipping around the world and can park easily in a standard spot in front of your favorite brewery downtown. They have a turning radius that rivals some sedans, are short enough to be allowed into every national park, and basically manage to deliver a big truck living space in a small truck package. The only catch? New EarthCruisers are listing from $270,000 to $400,000, and that’s a large chunk of change. But right now, you can pick one up for less than $200,000 on the Expedition Portal Forum, and it comes with everything you need to leave tomorrow. Let’s take a look.

This particular FX model is a 2016 and has 73,000 miles on the clock. The current owner bought the vehicle for a two-year “bucket list” trip around North America and is now moving back to his home base in Thailand. They note that this is a “turn-key sale” and the buyer won’t need to do a thing but hit the road. Based on the included list, I would have to agree. Everything from recovery gear to cutlery is taken care of.

“If it’s not on the itemized list below I never needed it in over two years and 50,000 miles of cruising. Start the motor and Voyager 3 is set up, ready and able to carry you anywhere in the world on your own ultimate adventure. Voyager 3 is in excellent condition with nearly every available factory option and a full set of service records, and is still under Fuso’s factory warranty.”

The Basics

Year: 2016

Make: EarthCruiser

Base Chassis: Fuso FG 4×4

Miles: 72,000 miles

Price: $195,000 USD

Contact details: View them by clicking the link at the bottom of the page

The Details

  • WHEEL/TIRES: EarthCruiser‑spec alloy wheel with off‑road tires (single rear fitment), additional, spare
  • 4 new Toyo A/T II Open Country tires: LT 315/75 R16, 127/124R 10 P.R. (common size tires available worldwide)
  • Bottle jack 12 ton, hydraulic, air/manual operated, w/mount
  • Nut Buddy, lug nut removal assistance tool, includes 33mm socket
  • Jack platform
  • SUSPENSION: EarthCruiser specs leaf springs/shock-absorbers/greaseable shackles, long travel, soft ride suspension system, upgraded shocks
  • TRACK WIDTH: Front and rear axle, the same when fitted w/wheel conversion
  • WHEEL BASE: 134”/3403mm
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 21.4’ 257”/6527mm (Allowed into all U.S. national parks because it is under 24’ length limit.)
  • OVERALL HEIGHT: 9’11”, 119”/3022.6mm
  • OVERALL WIDTH: 6’9”, 81”/2057mm
  • WET WEIGHT (approx.): 12,000 lbs, 5443 kg
  • FUEL TANK: 61G 231L, mpg range 11.3 – 12, approx. range: 689 – 732 miles
  • Battery: 2x 270 amp/hr AGM

  • Heated and cooled seats w/adjustable lumbar
  • Center console w/cup holders and large storage area
  • Combination safe below the center console
  • Heavy‑duty alloy bull bar (front vehicle protection) w/steel enforcement – 2x front recovery points, LED turn signals
  • 16,500-pound Warn winch
  • Radiator protector, skid plate
  • Brush Guard (front vehicle protection) w/roof rack, protects cab/windshield/adds cab roof storage
  • High‑capacity tow bar (rear vehicle protection) including recessed tail lamps, Class IV hitch receiver
  • Spare wheel/tire carrier, tilting, locking
  • Spare tire cover w/rubbish bag
  • 12V accessory socket (cigarette‑lighter type)
  • 2x USB power sockets
  • Quick-release bellows (crawl through, for tilt cab, service and maintenance)
  • Back‑up camera
  • Front-wheel arch flares
  • LED under cab work light, switched
  • Premium sound system, Kenwood model #DMX905s
  • Premium speakers
  • Sound deadening in the cab
  • WeBoost internet signal booster
  • Mast steps
  • LED side turning lights
  • Wheel chock
  • External dipstick
  • New set of brake pads
  • Mudflaps, heavy-duty
  • New tires
  • AC/DC converter

Body Construction

  • Camper chassis mounted to vehicle chassis w/EarthCruiser kinetic mount system
  • Domed molded structural foam insulated roof
  • Molded structurally insulated fiberglass walls and floors, 1”/2.5mm thickness
  • Molded structurally‑insulated fiberglass entry door w/deadbolt lock, incl. window W 19.7”/500m, H 11.8”/300mm
  • Molded structurally‑insulated fiberglass locker box doors w/2 compression locks w/key
  • 5x Side windows (casement‑type, incl. privacy and insect screens) W 35.5”/900mm, H 15.75”/400mm

Exterior Features

  • Electrically‑operated entry stairs
  • Locks & latches – flushed or recessed
  • Electrically‑operated awnings, recessed into the roof
  • External hot/cold shower, 70.8”/1800mm hose, 1.77G/6.7L per min.
  • External purified drinking water faucet
  • External water faucet (locked and sealed)
  • Body side skirts, rear wheel arch flares, toolboxes
  • Air compressor with a tank, hose Schrader chuck
  • ELECTRICAL – BATTERY SYSTEM / SOLAR CHARGING SYSTEM (12V)
  • 3x 270 Amp-hr 12V AGM house batteries (Total 810 Amp-hr)
  • Fuso FG factory vehicle start batteries incorporated into the electrical system
  • 3x 125W solar panels: 375 W total (shatterproof, recessed into the roof)
  • Standard solar control/mounting system
  • Inverter, Magnum 2012-20B – 2000W, pure sine wave – 110V
  • Shore power hook‑up receptacle plug adapter
  • 110V power outlet – duplex, GFCI (rear locker area)
  • Accessory power – Anderson plug, 10 amp (rear locker area)

Storage

  • Locker box left-hand side
  • Locker box right-hand side
  • Toolbox left-hand side
  • Toolbox right-hand side
  • Pull‑out pantry
  • 4x Under cooktop storage drawers
  • 4x Under sink top storage drawers
  • Interior drawers – anti‑rattle w/positive locking catches
  • 2x Under bed storage drawer – 23.6” x 15.7” x 7.8” (584 x 381 x 195 mm)
  • 2x Under bed storage drawer – 22.5” x 15.5” x 4.5” (558 x 381 x 178 mm)
  • Under-bed storage – fit drawers, fit custom luggage, w/latched door 22’ x 25’ x 7” bottom; 22” x 15” x 7” top
  • Rear locker storage (total) Approx. 42” W x 18” H
  • Pass‑through storage for long items

Interior

  • Command panel, main system controls
  • Fixed, full-size bed (queen‑size) w/marine‑grade foam mattress (semi‑firm)
  • Easy clean fiberglass surfaces throughout the interior
  • 4-person dinette bench seats w/under‑seat storage, molded fiberglass, converts into second bed w/cushions
  • Dinette seat cushions, gray leather
  • Swing‑away dinette table, converts into second bed
  • Bedside cabinet, five drawers
  • Air conditioner (DC)
  • 3x 110V power outlets, duplex GFCI
  • 2x 12V accessory socket (cigarette-lighter type)
  • 6x USB power sockets
  • Isotherm 12V DC refrigerator/freezer 130L/4.24 cu ft, upright, stainless steel (works out of level)
  • Ceramic Webasto cooktop (uses diesel fuel from the vehicle fuel tank) w/altitude adjustment, 102 BTUs per minute, 3-6 fl ounces per hour
  • Webasto Dual Top hot air and water heater, 200 cubic meter/7062 cubic feet/hour air and 2.9G/11L hot water @ 158F/70C ambient temp. 5.5KW total heating capacity, hot water tank priority as required (6.42-22.3 fl ounces, 200-650mm per hour)
  • Ducted warm air, drying room
  • Molded countertop with dual sinks
  • Kitchen faucet, hot/cold mixer
  • Purified water tap
  • Synthetic cutting board, fits over the sink
  • Digital clock/outside temp gauge
  • 2x fans recessed into the ceiling
  • 4×6.5-inch coaxial speakers, marine‑type, ceiling mounted
  • Plumbing, internally routed, insulated where applicable
  • Rubbish bin, sealed, recessed, removable w/lid
  • Full‑height shower
  • Shower curtain, retractable
  • Showerhead/sink faucet, hot/cold mixer, 1.77G/6.7L per minute
  • Interior headroom 6’7”, 2006.6mm
  • Top of the mattress to ceiling 44”/117.6mm
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Internal area 92s square feet
  • Thetford cassette toilet #C402 (recessed when not in use) – 3.96G/15L, top flush 4.49G/17L waste capacity
  • High‑flow Whale freshwater pump, water system control/transfer console (interior mounted)
  • Hot water cycling system
  • 2x Freshwater tank, main tank 43.5G/165L & 25G/94.6L
  • Secondary tank 25G/94.6L w/heater, both interior mounted w/level sender
  • Freshwater tank heater (exterior-mounted)
  • Freshwater level monitoring (main control panel)
  • Grey Water
  • Greywater tank, 20G/54.5L (exterior-mounted) w/level sender
  • Greywater tank heater
  • Greywater level monitoring (main control panel)

Accessories and Living Supplies

  • Full set cookware, cooking utensils, flatware, plates, bowls, insulated mugs
  • Electric water kettle
  • Toaster oven
  • Rice cooker
  • French press for coffee
  • Seal-tight coffee container
  • Cast iron frying pan
  • 1-quart pot w/lid
  • Large wok w/lid
  • Measuring cups
  • Serving tray
  • Outdoor stuff
  • Eureka 13″inch round tabletop butane BBQ
  • Propane camp cooker
  • Outdoor cooking utensils
  • Bicycle rack, heavy duty for carrying E-bike
  • Optional for sale: E-bike -Specialized Turbo S w/cove
  • Cutters Deep Woods bug spray
  • Fly swatter
  • Insects screen in the doorway
  • Collapsible bucket and basket
  • Hammock
  • Cast iron firewood poker
  • Gravity chair
  • 2 folding chairs
  • Folding table
  • 3 Front Runner stackable storage boxes
  • 2 stackable milk crates

Tools

  • Full set hand tools
  • Level
  • Flashlights
  • Battery tester
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Saw
  • Shovel
  • Entrenching tool
  • 4 sets of leveling blocks
  • Heavy-duty 50-foot extension cord with a 30-amp adapter with pigtail connector for shore power
  • 50-foot garden hose
  • Extra end‑of‑hose inline water filter
  • Tie wraps
  • Bungees

Recovery Gear

  • winch
  • snatch strap
  • Tire repair kit
  • Air compressor, both sides
  • jump starter
  • battery starter
  • hand tools
  • work gloves
  • traction tracks
  • jack base
  • tree saver
  • soft connect shackle
  • snatch block

Learn more or contact the owner by viewing the original advertisement HERE.


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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.