When the best off-road vehicle becomes a motorhome…

At no time will I deny that Toyota’s LC70 series is one of the most powerful off-road vehicles in the world. From its birth in the 1980s to the present, Toyota’s LC70 series products have been operating in the harshest environments in the world with their extremely strong reliability and off-road performance. The series configuration of models from the short-axis version to the long-axis version to the pickup version also makes Toyota’s LC70 series the world’s best off-road vehicle modification platform, and many excellent designs have been born.

So, when the chassis of the Toyota LC70 series met the RV, what kind of sparks did it produce?

When the best off-road vehicle becomes a motorhome...

Recently, EarthCruiser, an Australian off-road RV company, launched an off-road RV based on the Toyota LC70 series. It integrates extreme off-road performance and long-time crossing needs. This brand new off-road RV named Extreme is based on the single-row LC79 pickup truck platform. According to the different needs of users, the choice of short axle version and long axle version can be provided according to the platform chassis of Toyota LC70 series.

In terms of the chassis, in addition to retaining the same structure as the LC79, a 2-inch lift has been specially carried out, and a heavy-duty leaf spring has been replaced to meet the curb weight of the vehicle after the transformation is 4.6 tons. In addition, its axles also adopt heavy-duty axles to ensure the ultimate crossing ability under full load.

In terms of power, Extreme retains the configuration of the 4.5L V8 turbocharged diesel engine with a maximum output of 200 horsepower and a maximum torque of 431 Nm. It is mated to a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. In terms of basic performance configuration, it is equipped with an 80L bottom-mounted water tank as standard to ensure daily use. Of course, users can also choose a 200L water tank to further enhance the survivability of the vehicle. At the same time, you can also choose an additional 110L auxiliary fuel tank to ensure battery life.

When the best off-road vehicle becomes a motorhome...

In terms of the design of the living cabin, the Extreme off-road RV uses composite materials to build the living cabin, and raises the height of the living cabin to ensure a large enough headroom. In fact, in the interior of the Extreme off-road RV, a double-layer space layout is provided, the main double bed is arranged on the top, and the space expansion is completed by lifting the roof. The lower level houses the rear galley, bathroom sink, refrigerator and an in-car dining area for two. The dining area can be folded down and converted into a double bed if needed.

The cab and the living cabin are connected through the rear window passage, and a central control system is provided inside the cab to control all the electrical appliances in the car. The power source of the electrical appliances is provided by a 400Ah lithium-ion battery, a 540W solar panel and a 3000W inverter.

In general, this is indeed a powerful doomsday car, but it seems that we can’t afford it for a while.