Truck-Camper-News-2014

 

 TRUCK CAMPER NEWS

In the Camper News section you’ll find the latest new truck camper announcements, truck camper gear announcements, and truck camper industry announcements. Most truck camper and truck camper gear manufacturers announce their new models and products right here in Truck Camper Magazine.

 

HARD SIDE CAMPER NEWS

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2015 Eagle Cap Announcements
For 2015, every aspect of Eagle Cap truck campers has been re-examined.  Every material, appliance, and design element has been challenged.  Introducing the next generation of Eagle Cap.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2015 CampLite 8.4
TCM talks to Rick Barna of LivinLite to introduce the all-new 2015 CampLite 8.4, a hard side, short bed, slide-out truck camper made entirely from aluminum and composites.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: Northern Lite Will Rebuild
Keith Donkin, General Manager for Northern Lite, reveals the story behind the devastating Northern Lite fire in February, and the decision to rebuild.  Northern Lite is coming back!

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Wolf Creek 840
Donald Cochran, Director of Sales for Northwood Manufacturing, announces the 2014 Wolf Creek 840, a hard side, non-slide, wet bath truck camper for long or short bed trucks.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Lance 1052
Lance Campers announces the brand new 2014 Lance 1052 double-slide dry bath truck camper featuring the optional Ultra Deck Plus rear bumper system.

Travel Lite Introduces the Illusion Series
Dustin Johns, President of Travel Lite, has long promised us an all-out assault on a state-of-the-art luxury truck camper.  Introducing the Travel Lite Illusion series.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Palomino HS-2911

Palomino RV announces the 2014 Palomino HS-2911, a hard-side, double-slide, wet bath truck camper for long bed trucks.  Oh, and by the way, check out the Landing Pad.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Adventurer 910DB
2014 Adventurer 910DB Adventurer Manufacturing announces the 2014 Adventurer 910DB, a nine-foot, hard-side, single-slide, dry bath truck camper for long bed trucks.  Check out the new Super U and California King.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: Arctic Fox Tall Contour Profile Cabover Nose
Just five weeks since making their 2014 Arctic Fox truck camper announcements in TCM, Northwood announces an all-new Tall Contour Profile front cabover nose.  We smell a story!

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Palomino RV Announcements
Palomino announces two new truck camper models and their most extensive list of pop-up truck camper updates ever.  Don’t miss the Rieco-Titan electric remote pop-up roof.  It’s fob-u-lous!

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Wolf Creek Announcements
Donald Cochran, Director of Sales for Northwood Manufacturing, announces an all-new 2014 Wolf Creek model and gives us the inside scoop on Wolf Creek’s 2014 truck camper updates.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Adventurer 80RB
Adventurer Manufacturing introduces the 2014 Adventurer 80RB, an all-new hard-side, wet bath, truck camper designed for short or long bed trucks.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Northern Lite Announcements
Northern Lite updates and refines their molded fiberglass truck camper line with a new all-aluminum folding bumper step, standard interior LED lighting, 95-watt solar panel systems, and more.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Eagle Cap Announcements
For 2014, Eagle Cap has new model news, introduces frameless thermal pane windows, offers recliner theater seating, creates a D-shape dinette table, adds a Mystic color, and more.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Arctic Fox Announcements

Northwood Manufacturing is stepping up the standard features in their 2014 Arctic Fox truck camper line including stainless steel appliances, a systems monitor command center, all-LED lighting, and more.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Adventurer Announcements
For 2014, Adventurer makes big changes to its camper line-up, upgrades to the Lamilux 4000 exterior fiberglass, offers Heki skylights, goes to a seven-cubic foot refrigerator, and more.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Adventurer 116DS Double Slide
Adventurer Manufacturing debuts the 2014 Adventurer 116DS, an all-new double-slide sofa camper with a rear kitchen slide, peninsula, and a California King bed.

NEW CAMPER: 2013 Travel Lite 770P Pop-Up
Travel Lite announces their new 2013 770P pop-up truck camper and talks about the new generation of Travel Lite pop-up truck campers.  Here’s Travel Lite’s latest soft side story.

NEW CAMPER: 2013 Palomino Maverick Max 2910
Palomino RV debuts a new flagship full-wall slide-out truck camper featuring a barrel roof and an Elite Package upgrade including solid surface countertops, mocha fiberglass, and much more.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2013 Adventurer 89RB
Based on the success of the Adventurer 86FB, Adventurer launches the all new 89RB non slide with a large rear wet bath and a more open floor plan.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2013 CampLite TC11
CampLite debuts the first 100% wood free, all aluminum and composite slide out truck camper on Earth.  It even has a dry bath with a separate shower room.

New Camper: 2013 Arctic Fox 996 Double Slide
Northwood Manufacturing added a kitchen slide-out to their most popular Arctic Fox 990 floor plan and created the 2013 Arctic Fox 996.  It’s an Arctic Fox double slide!

Adventurer Manufacturing Debuts Build Your Own Truck Camper System
You can now build and option Adventurer and Eagle Cap truck campers online with MSRP price, option weight, and wet weight information.  This is a game changer.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2013 Eagle Cap Announcements
For 2013, Eagle Cap has made mold changes, debuted new bumper systems, updated their interiors and exteriors, added bunks, reduced weight, and more.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2013 Adventurer Announcements
Adventurer is announcing the Super Step, 100% all-LED lighting inside and out, new Happijac camper jacks, a new door, new graphics, and new interiors.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2013 Lance Camper Announcements
Lance Camper has a long list of 2013 changes including a front nose cap, solid surface countertops, all-LED lighting, and the new 2013 Lance 1172 double slide.

NEW CAMPERS: 2012 CampLite 6.8 and 10.0
TCM talks to Scott Tuttle, President of LivinLite RV, about the 2012 CampLite 6.8 and 10.0 truck campers. Scott also talks about LizardSkin, Jeff Foxworthy, and a future slide-out model.

New Camper: 2012 Northstar Liberty
Truck Camper Magazine talks to Rex Willett, Vice President of Northstar Campers, about the new 2012 Northstar Liberty. Ford F-150 Eco-Boost, meet camper.

First Look: 2012 Eagle Cap 995
TCM checks out a 2012 Eagle Cap 995 at Five Star RV Center.  Lucky for us it was right next to a 2010 Eagle Cap.  It’s an old bird vs. new bird showdown!

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2012 Northern Lite Sportsman Editions
Northern Lite surprises even Truck Camper Magazine with two new versions of their 9-6 and 8-11 molded fiberglass truck campers.  Introducing the Sportsman Editions.

First Look: 2012 Adventurer 86FB
TCM checks out a 2012 Adventurer 86FB at Five Star RV and talks to Greg Tucknies, National Sales Manager for Adventurer Manufacturing, about changes for 2012.

New Camper: 2012 Eagle Cap 1160
Greg Tucknies, Adventurer Manufacturing’s National Sales Manager, debuts the redesigned 2012 Eagle Cap 1160.  We also get the inside scoop on the Eagle Cap 950, 995, 1050, 1160, and 1165.

New Camper: 2012 Lance 855S
TCM talks to Gary Conley, National Sales Manger for Lance Campers, about the 2012 Lance 855S.  As he explains, the 855S is much more than just an 855 with a slide.

Heads Up: Northern Lite Raises the Roof
The foreheads of tall people everywhere can rejoice as the air conditioner in Northern Lite 10'2" CD Special Edition has been lifted up, up, and away.  The new camper molds are here!

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2012 Travel Lite 770 Super Lite
Dustin Johns, Vice President of Travel Lite, introduces the 2012 Travel Lite Super Lite for half-ton trucks.  Then he drops a real surprise, the Travel Lite Black Diamond.

Eagle Cap is Back: On the Line and Out the Door
Greg Tucknies, Adventurer Manufacturing’s Sales and Marketing Manager, and Dave Frampton, Adventurer’s Product Development Manager, reveal Eagle Cap’s new nest and the first 2012 hatchlings.

New Camper: 2011 CampLite 8.5
TCM talks to Rick Barna, LivinLite RV’s Vice President of Dealer Relations, about their first self-contained all-aluminum and composite truck camper, the CampLite 8.5.

New Camper: 2012 Adventurer 86FB
Starting with a clean slate, the 2012 Adventurer 86FB is a completely fresh design for Adventurer.  We also welcome Greg Tucknies to the Adventurer team and wish Burk Morgan well in his future endeavors.

New Campers: 2011 Palomino Bronco Max and Maverick Max
TCM talks with Gene Cronin, Palomino's National Sales Manager, about the 2011 Palomino Bronco Max and Maverick Max.  It’s Max to the Max!

New Campers: 2011 Lance 1050 and 1050S
TCM talks to Gary Conley, National Sales Manager for Lance Campers, about the 2011 Lance 1050 and 1050S.  It’s a floor plan that’s back, to the future.

 

POP-UP CAMPER NEWS

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2015 Northstar 650SC
For 2015, Northstar completely overhauls their popular 650SC, a self-contained short-bed pop-up truck camper for full-size trucks.  Then Northstar teases us about the biggest Northstar Camper, ever.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Palomino SS-550
Palomino RV announces the all-new 2014 Palomino SS-550, a pop-up, north-south cabover truck camper designed for short bed, four-door, half-ton trucks.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Hallmark EXC Expedition Camper
New for 2014, Hallmark RV debuts a lower price point, lighter weight, basic pop-up truck camper that lets you choose your own features and options.  Meet the EXC expedition camper.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Palomino RV Announcements
Palomino announces two new truck camper models and their most extensive list of pop-up truck camper updates ever.  Don’t miss the Rieco-Titan electric remote pop-up roof.  It’s fob-u-lous!

2013 Four Wheel Camper Fleet Flatbed

Four Wheel Campers kicks the wheel wells on a Toyota Tacoma to create a flatbed self-contained Fleet model with a full-booth face-to-face dinette and side entry.

Hallmark RV Announces North-South Cabover Option

Your East-West spouse sleep maintaining maneuvers are about to become obsolete.  That’s right cabover crawlers, Hallmark has announced an all new North-South cabover option.  Time to go, right now!

The Ultimate Tailgating Camper: The Phoenix Bronco Bronco
This is what happens when you’re raised a Denver Broncos football fan and a custom camper manufacturer.  Introducing the Phoenix Bronco Bronco, a football party machine on wheels.

2013 Four Wheel Camper Announcements
FWC announces a list of changes for 2013 including a new pop-up liner, new Blue Sea Systems, new Silver Spur Edition, new counter tops, new composite lift, and more.

Hallmark RV Announces the World’s First All Composite Truck Camper
Hallmark RV announces the world’s first commercially available 100% composite truck camper.  No wood.  No aluminum.  Just lots of Coosa, Coosa, and more Coosa.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2012 Four Wheel Camper Fleet Self Contained
Tom Hanagan, President of Four Wheel Campers, debuts the first production self contained Four Wheel Camper complete with a shower.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2012 Phoenix PULSE Self Contained
Robby Rowe of Phoenix Campers tells us how he designed and built a fully self contained truck camper for mini trucks.  Pay attention Magnum!

2012 Four Wheel Camper Raven
Tom Hanagan, President of Four Wheel Campers, and Stan Kennedy, Sales Manager, debut the Raven and give us the skinny on new developments at FWC.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2012 Phoenix Geo-Den
Phoenix Campers says, “Off with the cabover” and launches the all-new 2012 Phoenix Geo-Den.  The questions is, do you want your Geo-Den in small, medium, or large?

2011 Ford Raptor Camper by Phoenix Campers
Robby Rowe, Co-Owner of Phoenix Campers, builds another remarkable custom pop-up camper for a 2011 Ford Raptor.  This is one lean mean desert cruising machine.

New Campers: 2011 Palomino Bronco Max and Maverick Max
TCM talks with Gene Cronin, Palomino's National Sales Manager, about the 2011 Palomino Bronco Max and Maverick Max.  It’s Max to the Max!

Four Wheel Campers: New Roof and Big Move
Four Wheel Campers is not only announcing a new one-piece aluminum roof, but they’re also announcing a big move to a new factory.

TRUCK CAMPER GEAR NEWS

Happijac Announces 4800 Heavy Duty Jack System
After updating their camper jack line in 2012, Happijac announces the 4800, a heavy duty jack with a forty-seven percent increase in capacity.  Multi-slide campers, meet your Happijac.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: Torklift International Talon Camper Tie Downs
Torklift International introduces aluminum truck camper tie-downs.  Less weight, rust free, but can the aluminum Talon handle the double and triple-slide big rigs?  Torklift International says they're stronger than steel.

Torklift International Announces the Lock and Load
The latest Torklift International announcement is the Lock and Load.  In a nutshell, the product is a receiver hitch cargo tray that incorporates an adjustable security strap.  The primary function is for carrying portable generators, but it can be used for much more.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: SuperSprings Debuts SumoSpring Rebel
SuperSprings once again takes aim at traditional air bags with the new SumoSpring Rebel, a more versatile version of their successful leak-proof, rupture-proof, closed cell urethane suspension product.

Torklift International on the Ultra Deck Plus Bumper
Torklift International’s all-new Ultra Deck Plus bumper system for Lance Campers has been kept classified, confidential, restricted, secured, top secret, hush-hush, pinkie-sworn, and out of sight, until now.

Rieco-Titan on Palomino's New Electric Lift System
Rieco-Titan partnered with Palomino RV to develop a new pop-up truck camper lift system with wireless key fob remote.  This is the story of how they made it happen.

Torklift International on Palomino RV's Landing Pad Bumper
Torklift International is on a mission to make truck camper bumpers more capable, functional, and just plain old gotta-have-it desirable.  Introducing Palomino RV’s Landing Pad, by Torklift International.

Torklift International Announces SafeStep and DirtDestroyer
Torklift International debuts two new accessories for their popular GlowStep series of products, the Torklift International SafeStep and DirtDestroyer.

Windwalker Wind Generators
Jack and Crystal Wright of Free Spirit Energy introduce us to their Windwalker wind generators.

Torklift International Announces SuperHitch Hero
Torklift announces the SuperHitch Hero, an all-new hitch designed specifically for half-ton trucks.  They also tease the Lock and Load, and upper hitch accessories.

Hellwig Products Launches Toyota Tacoma Spring Pack

Hellwig Products debuts an all-new multi-leaf progressive spring pack for the Toyota Tacoma designed to improve and smooth the Tacoma’s performance loaded and unloaded.

NEW PRODUCT: Free Spirit Energy Wind Generators

Imagine having a power source trickle charge your camper batteries twenty four hours a day, for free.  Introducing Free Spirit Energy Windwalker wind generator systems for truck campers.

Torklift International Announces Three All New Products
Introducing the Torklift PowerArmor DH locking battery box, HiddenPower under bed auxiliary mount, and the Fortress GasLock.

Happijac Announces Next Generation Jacks
Happijac has updated their camper jacks with zinc plating, a new wiper, and higher tolerances for quieter and more corrosive resistant jacks.

The Avalauncher: A Rieco-Titan Cannon Blasts Alaska
Next time you use a remote controlled camper jack, imagine stabilizing a cannon and preparing to launch an explosive charge into a life-threatening snow bank.  Fire!

Torklift International Announces Basement Camper Step
The Basement Camper step is designed for basement model truck campers with a high entry step between the rear bumper and the entry door.

New Gear: Torklift Quick Disconnect StableLoad
Torklift International debuts the Quick Disconnect StableLoad, a product designed to engage your truck's stock overload system.  Take this Torklift to your overloads.  And roll the video!

HD VIDEO: Hellwig Product Testing with SEMA
Hellwig Products lets a robot drive to test the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) in trucks modified with Hellwig suspension enhancement products.

Roadmaster InvisiBrake: Explained, Installed, and Tested
Follow Truck Camper Magazine Star Eric Williams as he gets a Roadmaster InvisiBrake installed and tests it with his Alaskan Camper and rock crawling Jeep rig.  It’s time to take a brake.

GEAR INSTALL: Hellwig Sway Bar
Hellwig team members Dave Wheeler and Justin Strasser install a Hellwig sway bar on our 1998 Dodge 3500 truck.  But first, our whole rig gets a lift.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: Introducing the Torklift SuperHitch Everest
Torklift International debuts the SuperHitch Everest, a weight distribution system with a 20,000 pound capacity rating.  Once again Torklift redefines what it means to tow anything.

GEAR NEWS: Torklift SpringLoad XL
Torklift International debuts a new square case and aluminum turnbuckle, the SpringLoad XL.  Think turnbuckles are boring?  Torklift wants your attention.

NEW GEAR: Torklift WobbL-Stoppr
Torklift International debuts a product to stabilize a camper off the truck.  As the saying goes, if the camper’s a rockin’, get a WobbL-Stoppr!  Don't be swayed.  Stop the rock!

 

TRUCK NEWS

2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Revealed
Truck Camper Magazine reports from Detroit, Michigan on the all new 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2014 GMC Sierra 1500.  GM says the weather is about to change.