The larger size makes the XV-HD appealing to new classes of buyers. Think oil and gas exploration teams, Forest Service fire commanders, Homeland Security.
There's a market among over the road haulers for a tow rig with more living space. Google "toterhome" for examples. These buyers wouldn't need the front drive axle or off-road tires, but certainly would be interested in the design, fit and finish of the camper. ER's willingness to build on any length of chassis will be a key selling point. Truckers would want to substitute Western Star or Peterbilt for the Ford chassis.
I called in and talked with an Earthroamer rep and he said in the neighborhood of 6-800k depending on options....they are almost limitless it seems. I am saving my $$, I love it.
OK got a question about the pictures. So if you look at the picture that has the XV-LTS in front of the XV-HD, you see the large window behind the XV-LTS and the right side of the windows line up. If you look just above the cab of the XV-LTS, you can see where the cab of the XV-HD ends. It looks from that picture that there would be about 2 to 3 feet from the back of the cab to the start of the window on the XV-HD. Now if you go to EarthRoamer’s web page and click on the second picture of the XV-HD the window is very close to the rear of the Cab. So my question is: What picture is real or is it all Photoshop? I do like the size of the XV-HD... Now just need to get the funds!
Bill Swails provided the photo I added to post #1 in this thread. It's a photoshop combination of two real photos. Bill adjusted it once based on feedback like the above. He says the photo accurately represents the size difference. If Bill now has a more accurate photo, he's welcome to post it.
Boy if it comes with all of those robots where are you supposed to sit?
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Does anyone know when these will be available for sale?
Ok I will try and ask a fair question that wont cause too much animosity here. First off I would like to say that I am very impressed by Earthroamer and GXV's products. If I had that kind of disposable income I would certainly own one. However my question does come down to cost. The XV-HD hits the $600-800k range according to one of the above posts. I know how much a 4x4 F-650 costs new as I have priced them from local commercial truck lots. My question is this: Where on earth is the other half million dollars going? Really the profit margins on these must be staggering. The Shachagra build is a prime example as he posted what he has into his AMAZING rig and it is nowhere close to the ER or GXV. Not trying to start a war, just very curious.