Dirt, insects and your own personal port-a-loo

Riley Riley


Fancy getting away from it all but taking your own personal port-a-loo?

Then Earthcruiser’s latest offering the Extreme XTR250 could be the offroader for you.

This charismatic expedition model is based on the 79 series Toyota Land Cruiser that you can get in both single and dual cabs.

Earthcruiser describes the Extreme as a perfect blend of comfort and off-road prowess.

Its sturdy and robust design allows it to master all types of roads under all conditions.

Powered by a 4.5-litre V8 turbo diesel, paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, the Earthcruiser Extreme generates 151Kw of power and 430Nm of tiorque.

It’s also available with an optional 6-speed auto.


The camper is fully moulded and features high-density thermal foam walls, floor, and roof.

It has an integrated awning, three exterior emergency/camping LED spotlights, two opening windows fitted with flyscreens and black-out blinds and an entry assist handle.

To make driving comfortable on different terrains, Earthcruiser engineers have upgraded many components including the fitment of rear parabolic springs to minimise weight and improve flex.

There’s also Bilstein shocks, an uprated differential with track correction and heavy-duty EN26 chrome molly full-floating axles from JMACX, plus a fortified clutch, and alloy rims fitted with 285/75R16 Black Bear Mud Terrain Tyres.

Braking power has been boosted by 30 per cent through the installation of a larger brake booster increasing output to front and rear ventilated disc brakes.

Inside, you get one double bed, one single bed (convertible dinette), a high-density mattress with a memory foam topper, interior lights, a fridge with freezer, a diesel heater, climate control, continuous hot water, a freshwater drinking fountain with purifier, and a fire extinguisher.

For cooking there’s a two-burner induction cook-top, stainless-steel sink and tap mixer including a fresh water drinking fountain — all fed by a 12 volt a water pump.

You also get a fold-down swivel table with legs for outdoor use.

Home comforts also include an external and internal shower and a toilet.


Advanced 450amp Earthcruiser Lithium batteries power all the electrical systems.

You can recharge the batteries through standard 270w solar panels (additional 270 watts available) or use the vehicle’s onboard alternator on the move — or charge the batteries with a 25-50amp battery charger when stationary.

The vehicles employ a 3000w inverter to power the external barbecue and any 24volt requirements.

With over 120+ functions, digital switching (Finscan) panels are positioned in both the camper and the cab to make operation of the vehicle effortless.

If there are any digital switching issues, an “Override System of Switches” is integrated for critical components that draw power from an alternate supply to allow critical items to be turned on.

The new Earthcruiser Extreme comes with an exciting array of new optional features such as an upgraded sound system featuring Hema mapping as well as Bluetooth and iPhone connectivity, state of the art touch screen control with over 80+ functions, cruise control, reversing camera, a Celfi 100dba Booster, an Aerial 4G modem, and many more.

Earthcruiser also offers optional 13,000lb Runva Winches in both the front and rear.

You can also opt for the additional winch bullbar that will include side steps with a colour-coded powder coat.

Other high desirable optional features include LED light bar, spotlights Hella HID, EarthAir – rear-mounted air conditioner, 80 Channel UHF (GME) with aerial, roof-mounted fans, onboard compressed air, and a second spare wheel carrier (comprising winch assist, spare wheel, tyre and 2 x wheel covers).

The Extreme has the optional capacity to carry, 250 litres of fuel and 250 litres of water.

The Extreme has a gross vehicle mass 4500kg and tare weight of 3300–3800kg (dependent on configuration layout and options).

Each Earthcruiser Extreme XTR250 takes the company about 6-8 months to complete.

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