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    Default two used Earthroamer XV-JPs offered for sale

    The Earthroamer site is showing two used XV-JP models for sale. See http://www.earthroamer.com

    The first is a white 2007 that was used for a trip to El Camino del Diablo in Arizona, then retired to duty as a demonstrator at the Earthroamer showroom. Here it is in a field behind the factory in Broomfield CO.



    The asking price is $86K for a vehicle with 2100 miles. Looks like you get a very new set of tires, too.

    The second is the original green XV-JP, the unit that Earthroamer staff drove to Central America as a proof-of-concept demonstration. Later, this vehicle was used by the staff of the "American Xplorer" TV show while they were filming in Central America.



    This vehicle has about 30K miles on the clock. Asking price is $60K.

    The price of a new XV-JP model is $110K before options, so these two vehicles represent a substantial savings.

    Chrysler's limited lifetime warranty is available to the first registered owner of new vehicles purchased after July 26, 2007. It would be worth checking if theses vehicles were registered, of if Earthroamer uses "manufacturer" plates.

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    I think I saw the white one while I was out there in October. Different wheels, but I'd wager its the same vehicle. I love these things. If it was in the budget, I'd scoop the white one up.


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    I know Earthroamer makes continuous improvements to their vehicles. Does anyone know if there are significant differences between the XV-JP of two years ago and today's version?

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    Haven..............look seeing you know you want/need another veh. just phone them up, get the scoop, and leave your credit card #for a deposit and then go get it. It's not so hard, just an esy payment plan. I'm mean it was the easy payment palns that got the rest of the US in trouble wan't it.
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    Having had a chance to drive EW's XV-JP a bit, I can say I really, really like these models. Quite nimble for what they are.

    Those prices seem like a steal to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haven View Post
    I know Earthroamer makes continuous improvements to their vehicles. Does anyone know if there are significant differences between the XV-JP of two years ago and today's version?
    My '07 XV-JP is number 3 of the series, and it is not significantly different from the new ones. The biggest change is the tent is now a slightly different design (fewer windows) and a different material. So I suspect that the newer white demo is pretty much up to current spec.

    The situation with the older green one (number one, I assume) is different, I think, based on differences between mine and the pictures of the XV-JP shown on the ER website. The interior shown looks to have differences in the tent structure and several interior items. Mine does not, for example, have the "electronics panel" on the driver's side; what's on the panel on the original is spread around different places. And the storage arrangement is consequently different. (Of course, I can't say whether ER might have changed anything on the green one "post-pictures.")
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    Thanks, Mike.

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    I absolutely love the XV-JP but damn those things are overpriced. I thought my wife's LC was bad, or an Audi R8, but $110K + options for one of those takes the biscuit. Still very cool though.

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    ER also has a very nice trade back JP in their showroom. It is black with a matching black adventure trailer. Very MIB!


    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjackson View Post
    ER also has a very nice trade back JP in their showroom. It is black with a matching black adventure trailer. Very MIB!


    cheers
    148g.... and apparently after 1 year and 30k miles it will devalue 80k of it... (assuming they actually get 60k for the test mule). seems a bit spendy.

    the good news is, if you pulled 130g out of your retirement last year to buy one, youre really no worse for wear considering the market.... how about that for the last laugh!

    ...im sure theres a lesson in there somewhere. damned if i can make it out. lifes a mystery.
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