14 Mag Earthroamer gives new meaning to “tiny house movement”
In 2015 we caught wind of the Earthroamer operation and were instantly fascinated. We then shared a short Facebook post and gallery, as we often do with things that intrigue us, and the post went viral. Anyone with a fondness for getting “off the grid” can appreciate the work that has gone into developing these ‘over-land barges’. But don’t let the built in wine rack and the external flat screen TV fool you, this Ford F-550 4X4 turbo diesel “glamper” is by no means soft.
When we were planning Westbound we reached out to Earthroamer on a whim and asked them if they’d let us take one for a “testdrive.” To our amazement they responded and said they’d gladly toss us the keys for a night in the Rocky Mountain Forest. Our long shot request was granted.
After a full tour of the operation and a crash course on how to how to operate the various functions, switches, lights, solar panels, toilet, beds, Air ride suspension, and HAM radio I was ready. Well, maybe not entirely “ready.” Retention of the lesson might not have been as good as I let on but I was eager to get behind the wheel. I pride myself on a hands-on style of “in the field” learning. Meaning, I have trouble paying attention…
Photos by Iron & Air
For the whole story hit the road and get lost with us in the WESTBOUND Issue.