For Sale: 2017 EarthCruiser FX Expedition Vehicle ($249,000)

EarthCruiser is an Australian company, with production facilities located in both eastern Australia and Bend, Oregon USA. The brainchild of the CEO and head designer, Lance, who has garnered decades worth of overland travel experience, having taken EarthCruisers across multiple continents, throughout extremely remote and technical terrain.  This platform was designed from the ground-up with these intentions, and its prowess truly shines in offroad and off-grid environments. Built for international travel into remote terrain, this platform emphasizes functionality, durability, and reliability over luxury. This means you can actually go places with an EarthCruiser, other than the local campground, or some wide open BLM land and/or parking lot. Take it to Patagonia, or ship it across the world and use it as a vessel to fulfill your wildest adventure dreams.

This example is one of the last of the Mitsubishi Fuso FG Diesel platforms that EarthCruiser built on, as these trucks are no longer offered for sale in North America by Mitsubishi. EarthCruisers were initially designed and based on the Fuso truck platform and it was a match made in heaven. Unfortunately due to Mitsubishi discontinuing sales in North America, EarthCruiser has recently had to pivot to using a more customized Isuzu, gas powered, cab-over chassis setup. The Fuso FG platform is more desirable, as it offers a factory, out-of-the-box 4WD setup, serviceable at any Fuso service center, with all Mitsubishi parts.

The camper itself is isolated from the chassis via a six-point mounting system allowing for full and safe articulation in off-road scenarios. It is composed entirely of molded, insulated fiberglass composite material, seamless and once piece. 1 inch thick with insulation, allowing for down to -30F winter camping. The habitat features a forward dinette configuration, seating four, with two additional seat belts, and an aft full size bed. Space usage and innovation was not taken lightly, and the entry / mud room space doubles as a vanity, shower, and a composting toilet—which cleverly retracts to be tucked out of the way with the flick of a switch. This hard-sided FX model measures in at 9 feet 9 inches tall, 6 feet 9 inches wide, and an overall exterior length of 21.4 feet. Making it exceptionally compact for what it is. You won’t be limited entering national parks, or even standard sized parking spaces.

The cab-over chassis turns maneuvering into a marvel experience, you can see everything and there is no guessing game as to where your hood ends, navigating trails and obstacles becomes almost pleasurable. Power systems on this example include 250 watts of solar on the roof, and two 270AGM house batteries to power it all. Power is kept simple, everything on the rig is single fuel source, diesel. Your truck, heater, hot water, stovetop are all powered by diesel. All electrical needs are tended to by the two house batteries, and a heavy duty Magnum 2,000 watts pure sine wave inverter/converter. To purchase a new Earthcruiser FX now, you will be spending upwards of $600,000 for a gas powered variety. This example has been well cared for, and when not in use has always been stored in a climate controlled storage facility. We are proud to offer it for sale on behalf of the original owners, who purchased it from EarthCruiser in 2018.

Detailed Truck Specs:

  • 2017 Mitsubishi Fuso FGB72 4×4 Chassis
  • 4×4 Push Button Activated Transfer case
  • 3.0 Liter Turbo Diesel Engine. 150HP. 370 pound-feet Torque.
  • Gen 2 Duonic 6 Speed DCT Transmission
  • Telescoping / Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Cab AC+Heat
  • Telescoping / Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows and Locks with Key Fob
  • Cruise Control
  • EarthCruiser Upgraded Heated + Cooled Front Seats with adjustable lumbar
  • Backup Camera
  • 133.9 Inch Wheelbase
  • Up to 80MPH Cruising Speed
  • Limited Slip Rear Differential
  • EarthCruiser 16×8 Custom Super Single Wheels + Spare with 315 75R16 Falken Wildpeak AT3 with less than 15k miles
  • Mobileye Collision Avoidance System
  • Heated Side Mirrors
  • Expanded Fuel Tank Option ( 62 Gallon / 235 Liter: 560-744 Mile Range )
  • Suspension: Upgraded $9,000 in 2023 from Earthcruiser Front and Rear Leaf Packs / Shocks.
  • High capacity tow bar (rear vehicle protection) including recessed tail lamps,Class IV hitch receiver
  • Bottle jack 12 ton, hydraulic
  • Spare wheel/tire carrier, tilting, locking with winch
  • EarthCruiser Custom Spare tire cover
  • Set of Traction Pads
  • Cabin sound/heat insulation
  • LED under cab work light, switched
  • Quick-release bellows (crawl through, for tilt cab, service and maintenance)
  • 16,500 lb WARN Winch
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 21.4’ 257”/6527mm
  • OVERALL HEIGHT: 9’9”, 120”/3022.6mm
  • OVERALL WIDTH: 6’9”, 81”/2057mm
  • WET WEIGHT (approx.): 12,000 lbs, 5443 kg

Detailed Camper Specs:

 Construction

  • Camper chassis mounted to vehicle chassis w/EarthCruiser kinetic six-point mount system
  • Domed molded structural foam insulated roof
  • Molded structurally insulated fiberglass walls and floors, 1”/2.5mm thickness
  • Molded structurally insulated fiberglass entry door w/deadbolt lock, incl. window: W 19.7”/500m, H 11.8”/300mm
  • Molded structurally insulated fiberglass locker box doors w/two compression locks
  • Windows (all Dometic Seitz double pane with privacy and insect screens): (5) Side windows W 35.5”/900mm, H 15.75”/400mm; (1) side door window W 21.5”/900mm, H 13”/400mm; (2) Rear Locker boxes (Approx. 42” W x 18” H each)
  • Passthrough storage for long items: (2) Rear Toolboxes (compressor & jack wheel tools in these)

 Interior Storage

  • Four Under cooktop storage drawers
  • Four Under sink top storage drawers
  • Four Ceiling mounted cabinets
  • Interior drawers – anti-rattle with positive locking catches: Two Under bed storage drawer – 23.6” x 15.7” x 7.8” (584 x 381 x 195 mm); Two Under bed storage drawer – 22.5” x 15.5” x 4.5” (558 x 381 x 178 mm); One Under-bed storage – fit drawers, fit custom luggage, w/latched door 22’ x 25’ x 7” bottom; 22” x 15” x 7” top

Interior Features

  • Command panel, main system controls
  • Fixed, full-size bed w/marine grade foam mattress.
  • Easy clean fiberglass surfaces throughout the interior
  • Four-person dinette bench seats w/underseat storage, molded fiberglass, converts into second bed w/cushions
  • Dinette seat cushions, gray leather
  • Swingaway Lagun dinette table, converts into second bed
  • Bedside cabinet, five drawers
  • Thee 110V power outlets, duplex GFCI
  • 12 volt accessory socket (cigarette lighter type): two in rear boxes; three in cab; two in house
  • Dual port USB power sockets: two in house; two in cab
  • Isotherm 12V DC refrigerator/freezer 130L/4.24 cu ft, upright, stainless steel (works out of level)
  • Ceramic Webasto cooktop (uses diesel fuel from the vehicle fuel tank) w/altitude adjustment, 102 BTUs per minute, 3-6 fl ounces per hour
  • Webasto Dual Top hot air and water heater, 200 cubic meter/7062 cubic feet/hour air and 2.9G/11L hot water @ 158F/70C ambient temp. 5.5KW total heating capacity, hot water tank priority as required (6.42-22.3 fl ounces, 200- 650mm per hour)
  • Molded countertop with dual sinks
  • Kitchen faucet, hot/cold mixer
  • Filtered water tap
  • Synthetic cutting board, fits over the sink
  • Four 6.5-inch coaxial speakers, marine type, ceiling mounted
  • Plumbing, internally routed
  • Rubbish bin, sealed, recessed, removable w/lid
  • Large, full height shower
  • Shower curtain, retractable with built-in squeegee
  • Shower head / sink faucet, hot/cold mixer, 1.77G/6.7L per minute
  • Interior headroom 6’7”, 2006.6mm
  • Top of the mattress to ceiling 44”/117.6mm
  • Internal area 92 square feet
  • High flow Whale freshwater pump, water system control/transfer console (interior mounted)
  • Hot water recirculating system – so water isn’t wasted while waiting on warmwater
  • Interior lights on dimmer
  • Smoke & Carbon monoxide sensor

Exterior Features

  • Electrically operated and lighted entry stairs
  • Locks & latches – flush or recessed
  • External hot/cold shower (rear storage box)
  • External (rear storage box) purified drinking water faucet
  • Battery: Two 270 AHr AGM batteries
  • Two 125W Solbian solar panels
  • MagnaSine Magnum Energy Inverter (2,000 Watts)
  • 110 volt power outlet – duplex, GFCI (rear storage)
  • Accessory power – Anderson plug, 10 amp (rear storage area)

Options and Upgrades purchased from EarthCruiser

  • NatureHead composting toilet – retracts under bedside cabinet when not in use or showering ($1,000)
  • Heavy duty tilting alloy bull bar (front vehicle protection) – Two LED turn signals ($3,200)
  • Roof rack with scrub bar (front vehicle protection), protects cab/windshield/adds cab roof storage($2,450)
  • Increased fuel capacity – 45 gallons additional ($1,500)
  • Super single Aluminum wheel set – 16 x 8 & Toyo tires – 5 each ($7,500)
  • Center console w/cup holders and large storage area ($1,500)
  • Electrically operated awning, recessed into the roof( $750)
  • Additional set of speakers ($250)
  • Shore power hookup receptacle plug adapter ($85)
  • Nut Buddy, lug nut removal assistance tool for easier wheel removal, includes (2) 33mm sockets ($250)
  • Enclosed wardrobe ($1,500)
  • Large Ceiling Mounted Cabinet Above Dinette ($3,000)
  • Rear bumper mounted spare wheel carrier ($2,875)
  • Secondary water tank – 38 gallons with heater ($1,545)
  • Two DC Sirocco II  fans mounted into the ceiling ($500)
  • EarthCruiser seats with heaters in cab ($6,400)
  • Cabin Sound Insulation ($840)
  • 16,500 pound WARN Winch ($2,700)
  • One Additional Solar Panels @ 125 Watts Each ($2,500 for both panels)
  • Second 270 ah AGM Battery ($1000)
  • Two Seat Belts in Dinette ($450)
  • Water Purification System ($1300)
  • Air compressor with a tank for easy air up after airing down for 4×4 rough roads, washboards or sand ($730)
  • Air compressor hose ($75)

For more information, click here. The rig is located in Portland, Oregon. Contact Alex at alex@ottoex.com or via phone at 503-893-8757 to schedule a viewing or to obtain more information.

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