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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 $44,990 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.

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Specifications
Dry Weight 3,265 pounds
Wet Weight* 4,285 pounds
Floor Length 131″
Overall Length 218″
Width 98″
Interior Height 6’8″
Exterior Height 106″
Center of Gravity 48″
Truck Type Long Bed
Capacities
Fresh 36 gallons
Grey 40 gallons
Black 18 gallons
Water Heater 6 gallons
Propane Tanks 2x 20 pounds
Batteries Two 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 $40,840 US.  For further information on this model, check out the Northern Lite 9-6 SE Review.

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Specifications
Dry Weight 2,625 pounds
Wet Weight* 3,620 pounds
Floor Length 110″
Overall Length 198″
Width 98″
Interior Height 6’4″
Exterior Height 94″
Center of Gravity 42.5″
Truck Type Long Bed
Capacities
Fresh 33 gallons
Grey 24 gallons
Black 13 gallons
Water Heater 6 gallons
Propane Tanks 2x 20 pounds
Batteries Two 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 $33,560 US.  For further information on this model, check out the Northern Lite Sportsman Announcement.

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Specifications
Dry Weight 2,190 pounds
Wet Weight* 3,185 pounds
Floor Length 110″
Overall Length 198″
Width 98″
Interior Height 6’4″
Exterior Height 94″
Center of Gravity 42.5″
Truck Type Long Bed
Capacities
Fresh 33 gallons
Grey 24 gallons
Black 13 gallons
Water Heater 6 gallons
Propane Tanks 2x 20 pounds
Batteries Two 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 8-11Q Classic SE

The 2018 Northern Lite 8-11Q Classic SE is a hard-side, non-slide, wet bath camper with an MSRP of $40,990 US.

Northern-Lite-8-11-SE-floor-plan Northern Lite 8-11 CDSE camper interior Northern-Lite-8-11-SE-exterior
Specifications
Dry Weight 2,525 pounds
Wet Weight* 3,520 pounds
Floor Length 104″
Overall Length 191″
Width 98″
Interior Height 6’4″
Exterior Height 94″
Center of Gravity 37.5″
Truck Type Short Bed
Capacities
Fresh 33 gallons
Grey 24 gallons
Black 13 gallons
Water Heater 6 gallons
Propane Tanks 2x 20 pounds
Batteries Two Batteries

*Northern Lite 8-11Q Classic SE: dry weight, 2,525 pounds + 25 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 = 3,520.2 pounds

Northern Lite 8-11Q Classic Sportsman

The 2018 Northern Lite 8-11Q Classic Sportsman is a hard-side, non-slide, wet bath camper with an MSRP of $33,675 US.  For further information on this model, check out the Northern Lite Sportsman Announcement.

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Specifications
Dry Weight 2,168 pounds
Wet Weight* 3,163 pounds
Floor Length 104″
Overall Length 191″
Width 98″
Interior Height 6’4″
Exterior Height 94″
Center of Gravity 37.5″
Truck Type Short Bed
Capacities
Fresh 33 gallons
Grey 24 gallons
Black 13 gallons
Water Heater 6 gallons
Propane Tanks 2x 20 pounds
Batteries Two Batteries

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

*Northern Lite 8-11Q Classic Sportsman: dry weight, 2,168 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 = 3,163.2 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 $41,940 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 plan Northern Lite 8-11 EX Buyers Guide interior Northern Lite 8-11 EX Buyers Guide Truck and Camper
Specifications
Dry Weight 2,650 pounds
Wet Weight* 3,645 pounds
Floor Length 9’3″
Overall Length 195″
Width 98″
Interior Height 6’4″
Exterior Height 94″
Center of Gravity 39.5″
Truck Type Short Bed
Capacities
Fresh 33 gallons
Grey 24 gallons
Black 12 gallons
Water Heater 6 gallons
Propane Tanks 2x 20 pounds
Batteries Two Batteries

*Northern Lite 8-11 EX: dry weight, 2,650 pounds + 25 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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