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Earthcruiser unveils $289,000 off-road RV built on a pickup truck after seeing skyrocketing demand during the pandemic — see inside

The vehicle has all the amenities needed for a family of four to travel on the road, including two beds, a kitchen, and a convertible workspace area.

The EC Terranova.


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All of this fits inside of the four-by-four, over-cab, four-seasons approved tiny home that can sit on top of pickup truck chassis like the Ford F350.

The EC Terranova truck camper

The EC Terranova.


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Not interested in a Ford pickup camper? The Terranova will also be available on Dodge and Chevrolet trucks in 2022.

The EC Terranova truck camper

The EC Terranova.


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Earthcruiser used customer feedback and “input from outdoor enthusiasts across the board” to create Terranova’s design.

The EC Terranova's front seats

The EC Terranova’s front seats.


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With this input, the entire design process took about eight months.

The EC Terranova's under dinette storage.

The EC Terranova’s under dinette storage.


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Before the model was officially unveiled, EarthCruiser already saw “unprecedented demand” for the Terranova, and this demand has only increased now that the model is officially available for order.

The EC Terranova truck camper

The EC Terranova.


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Generally, like other road travel makers, Earthcruiser saw a boom in interest and sales — to the tune of a 300% increase in monthly inquiries compared to the year prior — during COVID-19 as other forms of travel became less accessible.

The EC Terranova's lounge.

The EC Terranova’s lounge.


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This includes more customer inquiries from the eastern half of the US though interest has always been strong from the west.

The EC Terranova's control area.

The EC Terranova’s control area.


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“We’ve seen an increase in couples who want a hub-and-spoke lifestyle with a home base as an anchor but the flexibility to head out for weeks or months in the EarthCruiser and work remote,” Austin Steimer, head of engineering at EarthCruiser, told Insider in an email interview.

The EC Terranova's rear lounge.

The EC Terranova’s rear lounge.


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The company also saw more inquiries from people interested in full-time life on the road, which has been made more convenient with remote learning.

The EC Terranova truck camper

The EC Terranova.


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Earthcruiser has since seen a “big shift” in retirees, as well as families and millennials who are interested in working and learning remotely.

The EC Terranova truck camper

The EC Terranova.


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The Terranova is designed to accommodate four people, perfect for this booming family segment.

The EC Terranova's rear storage.

The EC Terranova’s rear storage.


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The tiny home on wheels was constructed with fiberglass and “marine-grade” materials, making it both easy to clean and durable, according to its maker.

The EC Terranova truck camper

The EC Terranova.


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Its foam core composites and curtains that line the windows keep the interior warm despite cold terrains.

The EC Terranova truck camper

The EC Terranova.


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The entry door has steps that automatically drop down when the door is opened, according to Earthcruiser’s Youtube video tour of the vehicle.

The EC Terranova's entry and bathroom.

The EC Terranova’s entry and bathroom.


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Source: Youtube

Beyond the front door is the mud room and a pull-out composting toilet that hides away when it’s not in use.

The EC Terranova's entry and bathroom.

The EC Terranova’s entry and bathroom.


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Now, let’s trek back down the stairs and into the main living area.

The EC Terranova's work space.

The EC Terranova’s work space.


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