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Northern Lite Camper Buyers Guide

Welcome to the 2018 Northern Lite Camper Buyers Guide with five short and long bed non-slide truck campers classified by price, weight, and capacities.

2018 Northern Lite Campers

New Northern Lite pickup campers are for sale through Northern Lite dealers in the United States and Canada.  To locate your nearest Northern Lite camper dealer, check the Dealer Inventory section and New Camper Arrivals.

Northern Lite has two long bed campers.  They are the 10-2 EX Special Edition in either a wet or dry bath and the 9-6 as a Special Edition or Sportsman model.  There are three 8-11 short bed models; the 8-11 EX dry bath, the 8-11 Special Edition, and the 8-11 Sportsman model.

To contact Northern Lite Manufacturing in Kelowna, British Columbia, call 800-887-5342.  To visit the Northern Lite website, go to northern-lite.com.  For additional information, request a Northern Lite truck camper brochure.

Northern Lite 10-2 EX CDSE Special Edition

The 2018 Northern Lite 10-2 EX CDSE is a hard-side, non-slide, wet or dry bath camper with an MSRP of $47,280 US.  For further information on this model, check out the Northern Lite 10-2EX AnnouncementNorthern Lite 10-2EX Reviewand Northern Lite 10-2EX Dry Bath Announcement.

Northern-Lite-10-2-EX-CDSE-floorplanNorthern Lite 10-2 EX CDSE camper interiorNorthern Lite 10-2 EX CDSE camper
Specifications
Dry Weight3,265 pounds
Wet Weight*4,285 pounds
Floor Length131″
Overall Length218″
Width98″
Interior Height6’8″
Exterior Height106″
Center of Gravity48″
Truck TypeLong Bed
Capacities
Fresh36 gallons
Grey40 gallons
Black18 gallons
Water Heater6 gallons
Propane Tanks2x 20 pounds
BatteriesTwo Batteries

*Northern Lite 10-2 EX Special Edition: dry weight, 3,265 pounds + 36 gallons fresh, 300.2 pounds + 6 gallon full hot water heater, 50 pounds + 2 x 20-pound full propane tanks, 40 pounds + 2x batteries, 130 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 4,285.2 pounds

Northern Lite 9-6Q Classic Special Edition 

The 2018 Northern Lite 9-6Q Classic Special Edition is a hard-side, non-slide, wet bath camper with an MSRP of $42,965 US.  For further information on this model, check out the Northern Lite 9-6 SE Review.

Northern-Lite-9-6-SE-floorplanNorthern Lite 9-6 CDSE camper interiorNorthern Lite 9-6 CDSE camper
Specifications
Dry Weight2,625 pounds
Wet Weight*3,620 pounds
Floor Length110″
Overall Length198″
Width98″
Interior Height6’4″
Exterior Height94″
Center of Gravity42.5″
Truck TypeLong Bed
Capacities
Fresh33 gallons
Grey24 gallons
Black13 gallons
Water Heater6 gallons
Propane Tanks2x 20 pounds
BatteriesTwo Batteries

*Northern Lite 9-6Q Classic Special Edition: dry weight, 2,625 pounds + 33 gallons fresh, 275.2 pounds + 6 gallon full hot water heater, 50 pounds + 2x 20-pound propane tanks, 40 pounds + 2 batteries, 130 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 3,620.2 pounds

Northern Lite 9-6Q Classic Sportsman

The 2018 Northern Lite 9-6Q Classic Sportsman is a hard-side, non-slide, wet bath camper with an MSRP of $37,075 US.  For further information on this model, check out the Northern Lite Sportsman Announcement.

Northern-Lite-9-6-Sportsman-floor-planNorthern-Lite-9-6-Sportsman-interiorNorthern-Lite-9-6-Sportsman-Camper
Specifications
Dry Weight2,190 pounds
Wet Weight*3,185 pounds
Floor Length110″
Overall Length198″
Width98″
Interior Height6’4″
Exterior Height94″
Center of Gravity42.5″
Truck TypeLong Bed
Capacities
Fresh33 gallons
Grey24 gallons
Black13 gallons
Water Heater6 gallons
Propane Tanks2x 20 pounds
BatteriesTwo Batteries

A 95-watt solar panel is included in the price and weight.

*Northern Lite 9-6Q Classic Sportsman: dry weight, 2,190 pounds + 33 gallons fresh, 275.2 pounds + 6 gallon full hot water heater, 50 pounds + 2x 20-pound propane tanks, 40 pounds + 2 batteries, 130 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 3,185.2 pounds

Northern Lite 8-11 EX Sportsman

The 2018 Northern Lite 8-11 EX Sportsman is a hard-side, non-slide, wet or dry bath camper with an MSRP of $37,620 US.  For further information on this model, check out the Northern Lite Sportsman Announcement.

Northern-Lite-8-11-Sportsman-floor-planNorthern-Lite-8-11-Sportsman-interiorNorthern-Lite-8-11-Sportsman-exterior
Specifications
Dry Weight2,360 pounds
Wet Weight*3,355 pounds
Floor Length104″
Overall Length191″
Width98″
Interior Height6’4″
Exterior Height94″
Center of Gravity37.5″
Truck TypeShort Bed
Capacities
Fresh33 gallons
Grey24 gallons
Black13 gallons
Water Heater6 gallons
Propane Tanks2x 20 pounds
BatteriesTwo Batteries

A 95-watt solar panel is included in the price and weight.

*Northern Lite 8-11 EX Sportsman: dry weight, 2,360 pounds + 33 gallons fresh, 275.2 pounds + 6 gallon full hot water heater, 50 pounds + 2x 20-pound propane tanks, 40 pounds + 2 batteries, 130 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 3,355.2 pounds

Northern Lite 8-11 EX Dry Bath

The 2018 Northern Lite 8-11 EX is a hard-side, non-slide, dry bath camper with an MSRP of $44,110 US.  For further information on this model, check out the Northern Lite 8-11EX Dry Bath Announcement and Northern Lite 8-11EX Dry Bath Review.

Northern Lite 8-11 EX Buyers Guide floor planNorthern Lite 8-11 EX Buyers Guide interiorNorthern Lite 8-11 EX Buyers Guide Truck and Camper
Specifications
Dry Weight2,650 pounds
Wet Weight*3,645 pounds
Floor Length9’3″
Overall Length195″
Width98″
Interior Height6’4″
Exterior Height94″
Center of Gravity39.5″
Truck TypeShort Bed
Capacities
Fresh33 gallons
Grey24 gallons
Black12 gallons
Water Heater6 gallons
Propane Tanks2x 20 pounds
BatteriesTwo Batteries

*Northern Lite 8-11 EX Dry Bath: dry weight, 2,650 pounds + 33 gallons fresh, 275.2 pounds + 6 gallon full hot water heater, 50 pounds + 2x 20-pound propane tanks, 40 pounds + 2 batteries, 130 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 3,645.2 pounds

Northern Lite 8-11 EX Wet Bath

The 2018 Northern Lite 8-11 EX is a hard-side, non-slide, wet bath camper with an MSRP of $44,110 US.

2019 Northern Lite 8 11 EX Wet Bath Optional Dinette2019 Northern Lite 8 11 EX Wet Bath Interior2019 Northern Lite 8 11 EX Wet Bath
Specifications
Dry Weight2,650 pounds
Wet Weight*3,645 pounds
Floor Length9’3″
Overall Length195″
Width98″
Interior Height6’4″
Exterior Height94″
Center of Gravity39.5″
Truck TypeShort Bed
Capacities
Fresh33 gallons
Grey24 gallons
Black13 gallons
Water Heater6 gallons
Propane Tanks2x 20 pounds
BatteriesTwo Batteries

*Northern Lite 8-11 EX Wet Bath: dry weight, 2,650 pounds + 33 gallons fresh, 275.2 pounds + 6 gallon full hot water heater, 50 pounds + 2x 20-pound propane tanks, 40 pounds + 2 batteries, 130 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 3,645.2 pounds

Truck Camper Dry and Wet Weights

Truck camper base dry weights have been provided by the manufacturers.  Be aware that (a) each manufacturer has different standards and options that are included or excluded from their base dry weights, and (b) very few truck campers leave the factory without additional options.  Make sure to add the weight of additional options for your truck and camper matching calculations. 

The Truck Camper Magazine Buyers Guide uses a standardized equation to calculate truck camper wet weights. Starting with the manufacturers base dry weight, the equation adds the full fresh water weight, full hot water heater weight, full propane tank weight, battery weight, and 500 pounds for stuff.

Click here to read all Northern Lite articles in TCM.  All dry weights, specifications, capacities, and photographs were provided by Northern Lite Manufacturing.  Click here for a free Northern Lite brochure.

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