The EarthRoamer XV-HD wasn't the only all-new earth-shaking expedition vehicle at this year's Overland Expo West. Similarly named competitor EarthCruiser showed the FX, a new simpler, lower-priced Mitsubishi Fuso-based expedition truck with fixed roof.
EarthCruiser is an Australian-based expedition vehicle company that expanded with a US-based branch in 2012. Since the first production EarthCruiser hit the street and dirt in 2009, the company has become synonymous with expedition vehicles featuring fiberglass camper boxes with electric pop-top roofs.
The electric roof of the EarthCruiser EXP allows owners to easily slide the large off-road motorhome into a standard shipping container – something that's important for getting the vehicle to the far-off places that buyers of such vehicles want to explore – while enjoying an extra two feet (60 cm) of roof height at camp.