our rig was a $5400 10 yr old 4runner from craigslist.In my many years of wandering the west for work and play I have yet to see one of these expedition grade Overlander type rigs parked down a challenging road in that ideal remote campsite that the dream of these machines is based upon. Sure, see them in National Park parking lots & campgrounds next to conventional RVs but never down a narrow rutted road, at a lakeside or tucked into any of the scenic locations as seen in the sales brochures.
They tend to be too wide for many mountainous roads that go to desirable regions out west. I suppose by the time one drops serious coin on one of these "two comma" rigs one doesn't want it scratched, muddy or stuck with a broken driveline. "Two commas" as in a price tag of $X,XXX,XXX.
But hey, this is America where often image is seen as being more important than action. If buyers enjoy the dream of being able to drive from Prudhoe Bay down through the Darien Gap in order to camp along the Darker Ralley route then OK, buy into and hopefully live the dream.
At least the smaller EarthRoamers potentially can make it to some of more open Western destinations if overhead clearance and sideslopes permit. They sure look cool for sure, just not $500,000.00 cool.