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Rugged Mountain Camper Buyers Guide

Welcome to the 2018 Rugged Mountain Camper Buyers Guide with two single-slide truck campers classified by price, weight, and capacities.

2018 Rugged Mountain Campers

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

Rugged Mountain has a long bed and short bed slide-out models.  The Polar 990 is for long bed trucks and the Polar 860 is for short bed trucks.

To contact Rugged Mountain RV in Nampa, Idaho, call 208-468-0576.  To visit the their website, go to RuggedMountainCustomRV.com. For additional information, request an Rugged Mountain brochure.

Rugged Mountain Polar 990

The Rugged Mountain Polar 990 is a hard-side, single-slide, wet bath truck camper with an MSRP of $32,287.

Polar 990 Floor Plan 2018 Polar 990 Interior 2018 Polar 990 Exterior 2018
Specifications
Dry Weight 3,440
Wet Weight* 4,410
Floor Length 9’11”
Overall Length 17’8″
Width 8’0″
Interior Height 6’6″
Exterior Height 7’5″
Center of Gravity 44″
Truck Type Long Bed
Tank Sizes
Fresh 30 gallons
Grey 24 gallons
Black 24 gallons
Water Heater 6 gallons
Propane Tanks 2x 20 pounds
Batteries Two Batteries

*Rugged Mountain Polar 990: dry weight, 3,440 pounds + 30 gallons fresh, 250.2 pounds + 6 gallons water heater, 50 pounds + 2x 20-pound full propane tank, 40 pounds + 2 batteries, 130 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 4,410.2 pounds

Rugged Mountain Polar 860

The 2018 Rugged Mountain Polar 860 is a hard-side, single-slide, wet bath truck camper with an MSRP of $30,559.

Polar 860 Floor Plan Polar 860 Rugged Mountain interior Rugged Mountain Polar 860 truck camper
Specifications
Dry Weight 3,120 pounds
Wet Weight* 4,045 pounds
Floor Length 8’6″
Overall Length 15’11”
Width 8’0″
Interior Height 6’6″
Exterior Height 7’6″
Center of Gravity 30.25″
Truck Type Long and Short Bed
Tank Sizes
Fresh 30 gallons
Grey 24 gallons
Black 24 gallons
Water Heater 6 gallons
Propane Tanks 2x 20 pounds
Batteries One Battery

*Rugged Mountain Polar 860: dry weight, 3,120 pounds + 30 gallons fresh, 250.2 pounds + 6 gallons water heater, 50 pounds + 2x 20-pound full propane tank, 40 pounds + 1 battery, 65 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 4,025.2 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 Rugged Mountain articles in TCM.  All dry weights, specifications, capacities, and photographs were provided by Rugged Mountain RV.  Click here for a free Rugged Mountain brochure.

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