Are you in constant fear of the apocalypse and the subsequent collapse of civilization? Fear not, because for $468,000, you can spectate the zombie hordes from your rolling armoured villa whilst dunking a biscotti in your cappuccino and listening to the silky-smooth jazz of Coltrane. Sure, the living dead just ate your neighbour, but thanks to the insulated steel and aluminium construction, you can barely hear the screams. Remarkable. Close the blinds, recline into the king-size memory foam bed, turn on the 55-inch 4K TV and enjoy your favourite shows on Netflix, and revel in your life choices. The end of the world never felt so good. One of our forum members, Johnniee V, kindly sent in this listing, and we simply had to feature it.
This vehicle is outrageous, and that’s why I love it. I’m not sure I could spend EarthCruiser money on a one-off prototype, but there’s certainly no questioning the expertise, innovative engineering, and huge investment that’s gone into this rare go-anywhere villa-on-wheels.
From the seller:
“Introducing the first M1087 command centre in civilian possession, and the only one converted into an overlanding rig. [It’s]a 6×6 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) with expandable sides, designed to transport military cargo and soldiers to remote corners of the globe. This unique command centre offers generous “tiny house” living accommodation when both sides are expanded. This is RV glamping on steroids.
If your idea of overlanding is to park at campgrounds and RV lots, keep looking. If you’re looking for a badass rig built with a rugged off-road purpose, this may be for you. [It’s] not a cheap, mass-produced RV—no flimsy plastics, fiberglass, or lightweight wood; instead, [it has] an all-steel and aluminium construction. This rig was designed and hand-built with meticulous detail and redundant critical systems such as power, hot water, heating, and more. If you require a vehicle that can take you anywhere, this is the ideal, self-reliant overland RV.
Tired of being locked down or don’t want to be trapped by the next pandemic or disaster? This vehicle provides ultimate social distancing and escape possibilities! The original military camo exterior gets respect everywhere it goes. No superficial, shiny paint to buff here; [it] looks tough and is tough. This truck craves the extreme road, getting dirty, and considers the pinstripes left by branches a badge of honor.
The rugged, solid exterior does not prepare you for the luxury inside: a bright, clean interior, including a king-sized bed, induction cooktop, extra-large kitchen sink, full-size shower, separate toilet, air conditioning, heater, 55-inch television, and much more. This rig will ensure you love the journey as much as the destination.”
1997 Stewart & Stevenson M1085 long wheelbase truck
Cat 3116 diesel engine
Allison 7-speed automatic MD3070PT transmission
Pacbrake air bags
Central tire inflation system (CTIS)
2007 AAR expansible shelter
New parking brake controls
New truck breakers and relays
New bearings on slide-out mechanisms
New CTIS and wheel bearing seals
55-gallon fuel tank
8-gallon propane tank
LED headlights with color changing halo
CD stereo with backup camera
Hydronic engine block heater / hot water heater / forced air habitat heating
120-volt AC/24-volt DC / 12-volt DC power systems
Victron Multi Plus 24/3000/70-50 120-volt inverter/charger
Victron SmartSolar MPPT 150/60 MC4 solar charge controller
Color control GX
Victron BMV-702 battery monitor, battery protect 12/24-volt-100
Felicity Solar LiFePO4 – 3.75 kilowatt hours at 24 volts
Three battery packs (600-amp-hours)
Five solar panels: Q.PLUS L-G4.2 (340-watt), 72 Q Cells (1700 watts).
Siemens TPS-C1/120 surge suppression device
Lamboda LZS-1000-3 – 115/230vac to 24-volt power converter
Bussmann 24-volt to 12-volt power converter
USB power outlets
12-volt power points
Smartplug shore power connector and cable
On-demand tankless propane hot water GSWH-1
24-volt Espar D10 hydronic heater
12-volt hot water circulation pump
12-volt freshwater pump
20-gallon Isotherm marine shore power and coolant hot water tank
60-gallon freshwater tank
Kitchen and Bath
Stainless steel shower, sink, refrigerator
True Induction double burner TI-2B counter inset induction cooktop
Vitrifrigo DRW180AIXD4-DF dual drawer refrigerator/freezer
Spring RCC7AK-UV Deluxe under-sink water purification system
Dual filtered faucets
Delta 54445-SS-PK H2O kinetic five-setting shower mount handshower
Delta T14001-SST2O-LHP Angular Modern Temp2O faucet
T&S commercial faucet and sprayer
Dometic cassette toilet
35-gallon greywater tank
LG mini split LSU120HXV
55-inch Sony TV X750H 55-inch 4K Ultra HD LED television 2020 model
LED lighting: 120-volt, 24-volt, 12-volt LED lights with color changing DMX controller
King-size memory foam bed
Cell signal booster by WeBoost
Optimizer marine wifi range extender by Red Port
Military black-out window shades
Military black-out system
This 1997 Stewart and Stevenson Class A RV is listed for $468,000 and is currently located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original listing.
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