In a recent Overland Journal podcast Scott Brady and Matt Scott discussed Expedition Campers and spoke at length about the benefits of EarthCruisers. Highlights include a sturdy 3.0-liter diesel motor, excellent capability, and fabled Japanese build quality and reliability. Furthermore, despite being a half-a-million dollar vehicle they are decidedly understated when compared to Global Expedition Vehicles and EarthRoamer counterparts and are subsequently less likely to attrtact unwanted attention. Furthermore, the Fuso platform that underpins the EarthCruiser is used globally for transporting goods, which means that means replacement parts are available globally. As a result, it’s one of the few luxury overland vehicles that you will encounter in some of the harshest and less developed parts of the world, and not just at the various expos. Despite being prohibitively expensive for the average overlander they remain a popular choice for those that can afford them with recent examples on the forum including this 2018 EXP #44, a 2021 FX, and a 2019 FX #61. Today’s seller states that the cost of a new FX will set you back $595,000, which makes today’s pre-owned $265,000 2016 offering excellent value (this is one of the best value EarthCruisers we’ve ever featured). The rig has covered just 107,000 miles (low mileage for this motor) and features premium modifications and an exceptionally well-equipped camper.
From the Seller:
“Are you in the market for a turnkey, pre-DEF expedition vehicle that you can take across all continents? Look no further, we are selling our 2016 Earthcruiser FX built on a 2007 Mitsubishi Fuso FG Chassis! This Earthcruiser is a unicorn: No DEF or low-sulfur diesel is required! I believe there are only two Earthcruisers built on pre-DEF chassis in the US. This one and Lance’s EXP (Earthcruiser owner).”
2016 Earthcruiser FX
The EarthCruiser is fitted with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel that produces 161 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque (today’s example has been uprated with a Steinbauer performance chip). A long-lived motor is matched with legendary capability thanks to 4WD, high and low range, front and rear limited-slip differentials, All Terrain Warriors parabolic springs, skid plates, shackles, and shocks, manual locking front hubs, Super Single wheels, and more. Inside the cab is well-equipped with driver comforts that include:
- Front and rear facing external cameras
- Premium audio
- Earthcruiser seats
- Air conditiniong
- Leather center console with USB 2.0 outlets
- Lithionics lithium batteries 450-amp-hours total with 500-watts of solar
- Webasto furnace and water heater
- Freshwater, 60-gallons
- Fiamma F65S awning
- EarthCruiser bull bar, rear bumper, and scrub bars
- Seagull IV X-1 water filtration system
This 2016 Earthcruiser FX is listed for $265,000 and is currently located in Escalante, Utah. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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