We all know that the real gems of the West are found at the ends of long, steep, rocky trails. Most people can’t get there, at all. As an EarthRoamer owner, you hold the keys to getting there, staying for as long as you please, and getting back — all in complete comfort. That’s the magic of the EarthRoamer.
But planning a trip to go see these places is no small undertaking. You will need to set aside time to:
- Choose the best dates for the region.
- Plan a route that gets you into the backcountry without getting in over your head.
- Arrange your days to include a comfortable mix of driving, exploring outside the vehicle, and relaxing.
- Find beautiful, secluded campsites, making reservations months in advance, where required.
- Acquire proper permits and authorizations.
- Prepare yourself and your vehicle for unexpected emergencies.
- Monitor weather, road conditions and closures, and public lands status.
Or, you can leave all of that to us. EarthRoamer Escapes are an exclusive benefit of EarthRoamer ownership designed to take you to some of the continent’s most spectacular and least populated natural places while also exploring the full range of your vehicles’ capabilities.
Every year we host our EarthRoamer Owner’s Rally somewhere within a day’s drive of our Colorado factory – typically in Colorado, Utah or Arizona. All EarthRoamer XV owners and as many EarthRoamer employees as practical are invited to attend. These rallies usually last 3 – 4 days. Our days are filled with trail runs, sightseeing, boat rides, train rides, zip lining, off road training, recovery training – you get the idea – any fun activity we can come up with! Late afternoon or early evening we return to camp and everyone gathers around the campfire for happy hour, dinner and tall tales of adventure late into the night.
The EarthRoamer Owner’s Rally is the perfect place to meet like minded adventurers and share ideas. Many friendships develop at the Owner’s Rallies and more and more EarthRoamer Owner’s are planning trips together and traveling together. The annual Owner’s Rallies are also the perfect opportunity for EarthRoamer employees to forge deeper friendships with EarthRoamer XV owners, better understand how owners use their rigs, and develop ideas for future improvements.
With over 125 EarthRoamer’s on the road, the Owner’s Rallies are growing in size each year and become more and more fun!
Many EarthRoamer Owners have their own web sites chronicling their travels and adventures all over the world. Dick and Pip Smith were the first to drive an EarthRoamer completely around the world, but they definitely won’t be the last. In fact, Wendy and Jim Pearson of Global Road Trekker have already begun an around-the-world trip in their EarthRoamer. Joe and Sue Rickenbacker have already explored the US and Canada and will be headed for Europe later in 2012. Carl and Nancy Noah have traveled from Nova Scotia, Canada to Baja, Mexico and have many great stories and photos on their website.
While some people are content to “explore the world” with a TV remote from the comfort of their couch, EarthRoamer XV owners are out really exploring!
EarthRoamer Founder, President & CEO Bill Swails has driven EarthRoamer Xpedition Vehicles as far south as Costa Rica and as far north as Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. When Bill isn’t behind the wheel of an EarthRoamer, he’s probably out exploring on foot or on his BMW F650GS motorcycle.
Bill has climbed 41 mountains over 14,000 feet tall, including Mt. Rainier (Washington’s tallest mountain), Mt. Whitney (California’s highest peak) and Mt. Elbert (Colorado’s tallest). Bill recently developed a passion for motorcycles and in the three short years he has been riding has ridden through nine US states, Spain and Morocco. Bill is also a passionate wildlife, landscape and travel photographer and enjoys documenting the amazing placed he has had the good fortune to explore.