In the fall of 2007, Mike Hiscox purchased a very lightly used EarthRoamer XV-JP, the third produced.

During the winter of 07-08, Mike drove around and camped in the truck, and by the time spring came, it was clear that EarthRoamer’s original design and modifications weren’t suitable for his use.



Three talented fabricators — John Bendit (mechanical roof), James Lombardo (suspension, tent and mechanical) and Paul Jensen interior design and construction) separately and independently contributed to making this Jeep an extraordinary vehicle. 

(above) The Jeep is a self contained motor home...Sleeps two, interior shower, toilet, 12 volt refrigerator, LPG stove, 26 gallons of drinking water (filtered) and 4 gallons of on-demand hot water, forced air heat, dimmable LED lights, 12 volt DC and 120 volt AC electrical, twin 4# propane tanks, air compressor, wall exhaust fan, insulated awning windows with built-in pull down / up screens and shades... 

(above) It fits like a glove, and drives like a luxury car...
  
(above) Pull-down steps give easy access to the roof...

(above) Rear door box holds other essentials...

(above) Zebrawood and teak interior... A carbon fiber bed pulls out from the panel above the gauges...The Jeep sleeps two...

(above) Pull-out copper desk/tables...

(above) Shower floor...

(above) Copper and teak...

(above) Copper countertop...LPG cooktop...LED lighting...

(above) Air intake for the gasoline fueled air heater...

(above) Walnut heater vent...

(above) Ceiling copper...

(above) Ceiling...Copper, Zebrawood and Fir...

(above) Roof up...

(above) A shower curtain can hang from up there...


(above) The 40 gallon fuel tank can get you out there and back....

(above) The roof rack has extra fuel and water (under the board), shovel and ax on the sides of the rack and a high intensity LED rear spotlight with a rear view camera attached...

(above) Badass

(above) Set up for the night...

(above) Tested dry and warm...

(above) Blue LED lighting up front...

(above) There  is a seriously decent stereo too...

(above) All of the details at the build thread: http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/51254

For more information contact Paul Jensen at hollowsurfboards@comcast.net



Link to Jeep Test Drive around the Olympic Peninsula...  Jeep Test Drive