Expedition Portal Classifieds: Hemi XV-JP

Imagine for a moment that you have just won the lottery. Hundreds of millions of dollars are now in your bank account, and the world of exotic vehicles and travel are wide open to you. What do you buy? A perfect condition Land Cruiser, a pop-top Defender, a 6×6 G-Wagen, maybe all three? While I have no doubt I’d struggle finding exactly what I would want in such a scenario, I can say with certainty it would be something unique, with a comfortable interior, ample living space, and the capability to go anywhere in the world. Something that looks a lot like this beautiful 2008 EarthRoamer XV-JP.

Just in case you aren’t familiar with the XV-JP, they were a limited run platform produced by EarthRoamer, designed to turn a Rubicon JK into a livable overland camper. They feature an automatically deploying tent top, a spacious bed setup, refrigerator, gas-powered air heater, cassette toilet, sink, vent fan, binned storage, and loads of other amazing features. In total, there were just 11 of these Jeeps made, and this particular one might just be my favorite. Why? Because after leaving EarthRoamer it was improved even further with a host of upgrades from American Expedition Vehicles including a Hemi-V8, bumpers, an interior roll cage and more.


The XV-JP you see here has just 21,966 miles on the clock, and is currently owned and maintained by EarthRoamer in Dacono, Colorado. Since coming into their possession, their team has installed a completely rebuilt tent canopy with better fabric, features, and an easier setup and break down. They’ve also gone through the Jeep completely, making sure it’s in perfect working order for its new owner. While they’ve listed all the original specifications on their for sale ad, they have noted that several improvements have been excluded, and you’ll need to get in touch with them at harlan@earthroamer.com for the specifics.

Model: 2008 EarthRoamer XV-JP
Base Vehicle: Jeep Rubicon
VIN #: 1J8GA69198L508643
Color: Silver
Mileage: 21,966
Asking Price: $120,000

• 5.7 L Hemi V8
• Interior roll cage
• Kenwood in-dash audio with Garmin navigation system.
• CB Radio
• Back-up camera
• RV Tow Bar attachment on front bumper with tow brake control

• AEV off-road suspension lift
• Aggressive tread pattern, 8-ply light truck off-road tires (LT285/70 R17 load
range D, 3,195 lbs. @ 65 psi)
• AEV beadlock wheels.
• air compressor with air tank
• Air horns

Recovery and Protection
• Heavy-duty steel AEV front bumper with integrated winch mount and 3-inch diameter heavy wall grill guard
• Warn 9.0 RC front winch with 50 feet of 3/8 inch diameter synthetic rope
• Heavy Duty AEV steel rear bumper with swing-out tire, fuel can, and hi-lift jack carrier

• HID high beam driving lights mounted on bumper
• Halogen fog lamps mounted in bumper
• Four PIAA 600 HD driving lights (off-road use only) mounted on over-cab camper body

Camper Body
• Strong, lightweight, balsa core composite laminate body permanently mounted to Jeep chassis
• Camper over-cab area provides for interior storage as well as mounting for solar panel and off-road lights
• Camper body painted to match Jeep body color
• Lockable billet fuel and water doors

• Electric motor operated LoftopTM opens to provide almost 9 feet of stand-up height
• Queen size bed (58 inches by 77 inches)
• European-designed plastic spring sleep system with foam mattress

• Seating/sleeping capacity for two
• Collapsible internal shower/privacy curtain
• Lightweight composite camper cabinet with collapsible storage bins (approximately 6 cubic feet)
• Over-cab storage area with integrated counter and custom fit storage containers (approximately 7.5 cubic feet)
• Hinged access panel in floor opens to reveal a recessed shower pan
• Yes Essentials® upholstery covering for seat cushions and walls
• Commercial grade Plynyl® floor covering
• Two LED reading/task lights located at bench seat
• 3-cubic feet refrigerator/freezer with advanced “cold plate” technology

Electrical System
• 80-watt Sharp solar panel
• 210 amp-hour AGM battery bank
• Battery charge monitoring system
• 290-watt battery charger with 15 amp 110 VAC power inlet
• Marine grade wiring, circuit protection, and switches used throughout
• Camper battery isolation system
• 12 VDC outlets in camper

Heating and Ventilation Systems
• 7,500 BTU gasoline fueled forced air heater with thermostat
• Dual pane acrylic windows with built-in shades and bug screens
• Thermostatically controlled, variable speed, rain sensing, reversible fan
• Screened windows in LoftopTM

Water System
• 25-gallon fresh water supply
• Filtration for drinking water
• 10-gallon gray water tank
• Fresh and gray water tank monitoring system
• High capacity (4 gpm) variable output water system
• 4- gallon cassette toilet with exterior cassette access
• 4-gallon engine heated hot water system
• 9-inch deep molded fiberglass sink
• Inside hot and cold shower

For those who would like to view the original advertisement, it can be seen here. 

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, for college in 2009. While working on his business degree in the Embry-Riddle undergraduate program, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. He fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, which led him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. Chris was immediately hooked by the concept of overlanding, which combines the excitement and adventure of flying with his affection for cars and trucks. After receiving his degree, Chris did a summer internship with Overland International before accepting a full-time position on our team.