A traveler’s dilemma: Spend $60,000 on a nicely appointed RV, or drop a half-million on one of Bill Swails’ EarthRoamers?
For Swails, the answer is a no-brainer.
Granted, he could be biased. But, according to a report by the Denver Post, the founder of Colorado-based EarthRoamer says there’s absolutely nothing like the experience of traveling in his high-tech camper mounted atop a brawny Ford F-550 truck.
Typical RVs let you roam the highways, campground to campground. The four-wheel-drive EarthRoamer enables you to go to any remote point, pull over and live comfortably off the grid for days or even weeks.
“Basically, it’s the difference between a trailer home and a custom home,” said Swails, an engineer and veteran vagabond whose extensive travels in a conventional popup camper got him thinking about a better conveyance.
Since developing his first personal prototype in 2003, Swails has built about 140 EarthRoamers and has 20 more in the pipeline.
The keys to the vehicles’ self-sufficiency are rooftop solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, and high-capacity fuel and water tanks that provide all the comforts for a group of four.