For Immediate Release

Team Expeditions West pilots the first Expedition Camper across the Rubicon: The EarthRoamer XV-JP

Press Release from Matt Nakari of EarthRoamer- Read original

Matt Nakari
2745 Industrial Lane, #101
Broomfield CO 80020

***For Immediate Release***

EarthRoamer® XV-JP First Camper to Cross the Rubicon!
Broomfield, CO (9/25/07) – The EarthRoamer XV-JP, a revolutionary new selfcontained,
go-anywhere camper designed and built by EarthRoamer,
( has successfully completed the Rubicon Trail.
One of the most difficult and definitely the most well known 4x4 trail in the United
States, the Rubicon Trail in the California High Sierras is a proving ground like no other.
Twenty two miles of extreme terrain including rocky climbs with massive boulders,
narrow passages, steep inclines and an occasional mud-hole – crossing the Rubicon is
truly a journey past the point of no return, demanding everything a vehicle and driver has
to offer. Driven by Scott Brady and spotted by Chris Marzonie, The Jeep Rubicon
Unlimited based EarthRoamer XV-JP did not disappoint on its namesake trail. With its
aggressive 33” mud terrain tires, ultra low 5.13 gearing, locking differentials and stout
skid plates, the EarthRoamer XV-JP camper has gone where no camper has gone before.
EarthRoamer’s co-founder and Chief Designer Bill Swails was happy to report that the
queen size bed in the electronically expandable Loftop™, the large on-board refrigerator
powered by a built-in 80 watt solar panel, and sanitary facilities including toilet, sink and
shower with hot and cold running water worked great too. “It was a fantastic experience”
said Swails, “the XV-JP worked exactly as we designed it, safely traversing one of the
most difficult off-highway trails in the country, if not the world. This is the first time a
self-contained, fully enclosed production camper has conquered the Rubicon.”
Initial testing, which has taken the XV-JP proto-type from its home base in the mountains
of Colorado through the jungles of Central America, the deserts of Moab Utah, and now
the Rubicon trail is complete and production has begun.

About EarthRoamer
Founded by a pair of engineers with a thirst for adventure, EarthRoamer is in its fifth year
designing, building and selling the only fully self-contained expedition vehicles in North
America. Built in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, EarthRoamer allows
adventurers to travel far from the beaten path in unparalleled safety and comfort. More
information is available at, by calling 720-304-3174 or via email:

About Expeditions West:
Expeditions West is an adventure services company located in Prescott, Arizona, providing professional drivers, product consulting and testing, and editorial content to the off-road industry.

Expeditions West Title Sponsors/Supporters: Adventure Trailers, ARB USA, EarthRoamer, Eezi-Awn, ExxonMobil and Viking OffRoad

Expeditions West is also sponsored by: 4Wheeler Supply, American Racing Wheels, Adventure Mexican Insurance, BFGoodrich Tires, Demello Off-Road, Donahoe Racing, Deaver Springs, Extreme Outback Products, Hi-Lift, Keen, Mexico Maps, Morphic, Outback Imports (FR), Overland Hardware, Pangaea Expeditions, RAM Mounts, Sirius Radio, and Thule .