EarthCruiser Launches New Terranova Expedition Vehicle

EarthCruiser, a globally recognized leader in expedition vehicles, officially launched its EarthCruiser Terranova Expedition Vehicle today. According to the press release, the 4×4 all-season, cabover expedition vehicle is limited to the Ford one-ton chassis with Chevy and Ram options coming in 2022. The Terranova is purposefully designed for multi-function living and unyielding in its ability to perform in town or on the most rugged terrain.

“The EarthCruiser Terranova is the culmination of years of expedition experience and field testing across the globe.  We used this hard-earned knowledge to create an incredibly capable, well-designed over-cab expedition vehicle on a domestic one-ton chassis, something already proven, familiar and accessible to consumers, and that can be serviced with ease” said Chad Knight, General Manager of EarthCruiser. “We focus on capability and function without compromise and that includes the living quarters, which were purposefully designed to be multi-functional for today’s explorers. We wanted to create a home you want to live in, not beside. The EarthCruiser Terranova is the perfect exploration partner for any outdoor enthusiasts seeking to live and travel unbound, without sacrificing performance, comfort or livability.”

Unique Construction

Built like a racing yacht, the fiberglass and marine-grade materials will stand up to years of rough trails and are easily cleaned. The camper chassis is mounted to the vehicle chassis with EarthCruiser’s proprietary mount system to ensure stability and durability on the roughest roads and trails.

EarthCruiser’s foam-core composite construction, and multi-layer curtain provide unparalleled protection against the elements, keeping the heat in, or out, all four-seasons. All EarthCruisers are designed to perform in the world’s most extreme climates, ensuring comfort in all temperatures and conditions, allowing you to work or relax in comfort and safety.

Thoughtful, Multi-Functional Design

The EarthCruiser Terranova looks tough and delivers. Because of our years of design experience, the company was able to fit all required systems and a generous living space into a sleek, aerodynamic design. This avoids the bulky, boxy look of other “expedition” vehicles in the market. The smaller house and lighter weight of the Terranova Expedition Vehicle allows for greater acceleration and better performance on the highway and easily tows a boat, trailer, or toy hauler. The 4×4 capability and suspension ensure comfort on rugged terrain.

Interior living space is designed to maximize space, comfort, and usability and borrows field tested functionality from our products that have been proven in extreme remote situations all over the world. Specific highlights include:

The Loft

  • Catch vista views while relaxing in the loft. Gone are days of feeling cramped and bumping your head on the ceiling. “The Loft” was designed to be comfortable, functional, and a place you want to hang out.
  • A wall-to-wall Queen mattress with flexible sleeping configurations provides ample room to stretch. A clever flip-down feature with countertop bumpers adds 9 to 12 inches to sleep lengthwise and skip the middle-of-the-night crawl-over.
  • The iconic pop-up roof found on EarthCruiser EXP was replicated with EarthCruiser Terranova to provide added height with an expandable roof, something most over-cab campers can’t do. This roof was engineered for higher-than-average head-clearance so people up to 6-5 can stand in the hallway, and sit up in bed, comfortably.
  • The triple-layer curtain includes eight windows which provide a 360-degree panoramic view, and include insect, privacy screens and clear vinyl protective layers. No locks or latches are required to raise or lower the roof.
  • “The Loft” also features power stations, ambient reading lights, and small discrete cubbies to tuck key bed-side items.

Multi-Function Lounge Area

  • There is increased demand to work and live on the road so our re-imagined dinette space features leather cushions and integrated storage to provide ample room for working remote, entertaining, dining, or hanging out with a board game.
  • Horseshoe shaped seating fits four adults and one child seat comfortably.
  • The table is designed with an adjustable standard table leg with track sliders to support a range of positions. The table adjusts up and down, forward and back, to give the ideal orientation for how you’re using the space.
  • The area also converts into additional sleeping, creating a 76-inch-long bed.

New Floor Design

  • The EarthCruiser Terranova features a raised floor that creates additional storage options and an ergonomic step-up design (15.87 inches for dinette step-up).
  • The space is double-utilized for additional gear storage and plumbing components for easy access to the pump from inside the truck.

Movable Storage Stairs

  • Ladders to over-cab sleeping areas can be bothersome and awkward in small spaces which is why we designed stairs that double as drawer assemblies for storage.
  • Drawers can pull out to be steps to reach “The Loft” or pushed back flush with the cabinet.
  • The step drawers are blended into the cabinet with the top drawers functioning as normal drawers and the bottom two drawers with reinforced pop-out boxes with textured lids for anti-slippage, such as with socks.

“Every EarthCruiser product is designed, developed and hand built, by a team of enthusiasts that bring years of true overlanding experience to every inch of product construction. Experiences in Mongolia, through the jungles of Borneo, and across the Australian outback influence every panel, latch, door location, storage compartment, and system redundancy,” said Lance Gillies, Founder of EarthCruiser.

Pricing for the EarthCruiser Terranova Expedition Vehicle starts at $289,000 with financing available. Learn more about EarthCruiser Terranova Expedition Vehicle at earthcruiser.com.

April 30 Live Event

Meet some of the EarthCruiser crew that helped design and build the EarthCruiser Terranova and get a closer view of what we’ve been working on for 18 months. Key event details:

When: Friday, April 30th at 12pm PT/3pm ET

Where: EarthCruiser social channels (available on YouTube afterward)

EarthCruiser YouTube
EarthCruiser Instagram
EarthCruiser Facebook Live

Win One of the First EarthCruiser Terranovas

During the livestream, we’ll also be revealing a new Omaze sweepstakes offering one lucky winner the chance to win one of the first EarthCruiser Terranovas. We’re teaming up with the online fundraising platform Omaze to offer one lucky winner one of the first vehicles available to the public.

Fans can enter for their chance to win beginning April 30 at Omaze.com/Terranova. Every donation supports the incredible work of First Descents, which provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.

EarthCruiser fans can use promo code TERRANOVA150 when checking out to receive 150 extra entries. Tune into the livestream to learn more and visit Omaze.com/Terranova for full rules.

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Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a certified RVIA Level 1 RV Technician, and has restored several Airstream travel trailers. A communications expert, he retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years, worked in project management, and now runs Truck Camper Adventure full-time. He also does some RV consulting, repairs, and inspections on the side. He currently rolls in a 2013 Ram 3500 with a 2021 Bundutec Roadrunner truck camper mounted on top.

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