Originally Posted by mud yapster
The earthroamer looks cool
They are pretty bad ass vehicles. I called them about a month ago and got a quote for a new rig. While I was talking to them I asked specifically WHY they used only Ford F550 Chassis'. This is what I was told:
"We have had no issues with the Ford engine and chassis so why change? The 6.7 has been a bullet proof engine for us. We have not had 1 failure of any engine in any vehicle we have sold with it. "
I also asked if they would prefer a Boxed frame vs open C, and if boxing a frame was an option. here was his response
"We have decided to only run on Open C frames because they provide the flex needed to keep from damaging major structural components. All of the Chassis Cab trucks from all three use open C because of the standardized rails. If you have a failure in a boxed frame, it will be a catastrophic failure and likely leave you completely stranded. Putting that much weight on a frame that does not flex can lead to large welds breaking and tearing instead of bending."
Corpus Christi, Texas
TT: 2016 40' Chaparral 360IBL at 14000lbs
TV: 2016 F450 Platinum 6.7 CC LWB FX4, B&W Companion Hitch