EarthCruiser, not to be confused with rival EarthRoamer, is another overland vehicle upfitter, transforming ho-hum box trucks into apocalypse-ready cab-over mobile living spaces. Beyond that, the company also offers truck bed campers available on mid-size, light duty and heavy duty trucks. Now, EarthCruiser is are extending their lineup with the Terranova camper, for the Ford F-350, Ram 3500 HD, and Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD.
The Terranova isn’t yet available, as EarthCruiser is in the final design and development stages. But when it goes on sale, the camper will use a single-piece fiberglass construction with a pop up insulated roof. When extended, the roof reveals 8 windows increasing natural light, with 3 layer insulating curtains and mesh screens to work in any climate. The pop up roof allows for the same amount of room as some competitors, but with a far less bulky and more aerodynamic package on the road or trails. In effect, this pop-up design will greatly increase the living space in the camper, but maintains a lower profile when lowered, maintaining a more tactical body style.
The interior features a roof standard fan and optional air conditioning, dining table and bench seats; kitchen with induction stove, countertops, sink and fridge/freezer; full water systems including a bathroom with shower, cassette toilet and sink. EarthCruiser says the Terranova is meant to sleep up to four people. And all systems are powered by a 12 volt, 400Ah lithium and roof-mounted solar panels, so there’s no generator required. Along with the grey water recycling system and 4.49 gallon waste capacity for the largest available cassette toilet, owners should be able to spend considerable time in the wilderness with the Terranova.
Currently, EarthCruiser offers the EXD, which is also based on an HD pickup. The Terranova brings more space as the biggest differentiator, with the camper stretching over the truck cab. This allows the bed to be moved further forward and upward, freeing up valuable space in the main compartment. Another major difference is the EXD isn’t available on the Silverado, and the Terranova will be.
The EarthCruiser EXD camper costs between $220,000 and $265,000, so expect the larger and cleverer Terranova to be more expensive. The company is currently taking reservations, with the full release set for early 2021.