Giant Biodiesel Powered RV on a World Trip

April 13, 2010 / 1 Comment

The EcoRoamer isn’t quite like many RVs you’d see. This one is a giant created by Jay Shapiro to take his family on a trip around the world. As Shapiro, his wife, two kids and two cats make their way around the world, the 42-inch tires on the RV will make negotiating tough terrains easier.
ecoroamer Giant Biodiesel Powered RV on a World Trip
It is built on a Ford F-650 chassis, and has a biodiesel powered Caterpillar C7 engine cranking the requisite power and churning out 850 lb-ft of torque. The giant though, has a fuel efficiency of a mere 6.5 mpg.

Solar panels on the roof of the EcoRoamer will power auxiliary systems, the RV has a water purification unit originally designed by NASA, and the tasteful interiors are done in bamboo and recycled materials.

The family will trek from Alaska to the southernmost corner of South America. From there, a boat will take them to Africa, and the RV will drive to Europe through the Strait of Gibralter and finally to Asia through Russia.

Source: Wired, Ecofriend