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Northstar Pop Up Camper Buyers Guide

Welcome to the 2018 Northstar Pop-Up Camper Buyers Guide with seven pop-up truck campers classified by price, weight, and capacities.

2018 Northstar Pop Up Campers

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

Northstar’s long bed pop-up floor plans are the 950SC, 850SC, and TC800.  Northstar’s short bed pop-up camper floor plans are the TC800, 650SC, and TC650.  Northstar’s super-short bed pop-up camper floor plans are the 650SC and TC650.  The 600SS and 700SS are good for the mini-trucks like the Tacoma and Frontier.   The 950SC, 850SC, and 650SC are self-contained pop-up campers with toilets and showers.

To contact Northstar Campers in Cedar Falls, Iowa, call 319-233-3461.  To visit the Northstar Camper website, go to northstarcampers.com.  For additional information, request a Northstar truck camper brochure.

Northstar 950SC

The 2018 Northstar 950SC is a pop-up, wet bath truck camper with an MSRP of $23,515.

Northstar-950SC-floorplan 2018 Northstar 950SC Bathroom 2017 Northstar 950SC popup truck camper
Specifications
Dry Weight 1,920 pounds
Wet Weight* 2,789 pounds
Floor Length 10’0″
Overall Length 16’4″
Width 7’0″
Interior Height 6’7″ top up
4’11” down
Exterior Height 5’6″ down
Center of Gravity 33″ front to rear
Truck Type Full-Size Long Bed
Capacities
Fresh 30 gallons
Grey 13 gallons
Black 5 gallons
4 gallon fresh
Water Heater 4 gallon auto ignition
Propane Tanks 1x 20 pounds
Batteries One/Two Batteries

*Northstar 950SC: dry weight, 1,920 pounds + 30 gallons fresh, 250.2 pounds + 4 gallon full hot water heater, 33.4 pounds + 20-pound full propane tank, 20 pounds + battery, 65 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 2,788.6 pounds

Northstar 850SC

The 2018 Northstar 850SC is a pop-up, wet bath truck camper with an MSRP of $21,520.

hn-850sc-layout 2018 Northstar 850SC Interior 2018 Northstar 850SC On F250
Specifications
Dry Weight 1,785 pounds
Wet Weight* 2,654 pounds
Floor Length 8’6″
Overall Length 15’0″
Width 7’0″
Interior Height 6’8″ top up
4’8″ down
Exterior Height 5’6″ down
Center of Gravity 32″ front to rear
Truck Type Full-Size Long or Short Bed
Capacities
Fresh 30 gallons
Grey 13 gallons
Black 5 gallons
4 gallons fresh
Water Heater 4 gallons auto ignition
Propane Tanks 1x 20 pounds
Batteries One/Two Batteries

*Northstar 850SC: dry weight, 1,785 pounds + 30 gallons fresh, 250.2 pounds + 4 gallon full hot water heater, 33.4 pounds + 20-pound full propane tank, 20 pounds + battery, 65 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 2,653.6 pounds

Northstar TC800

The 2018 Northstar TC800 is a pop-up truck camper with an MSRP of $19,375.

hn-TC800-layout 2018 Northstar TC800 Interior Northstar TC800 on a Toyota Tundra truck
Specifications
Dry Weight 1,510 pounds
Wet Weight* 2,345 pounds
Floor Length 8’0″
Overall Length 14’4″
Width 7’0″
Interior Height 6’7″ top up
4’11” down
Exterior Height 5’6″ down
Center of Gravity 30″ front to rear
Truck Type Full-Size Long or Short Bed
Capacities
Fresh 30 gallons
Grey Optional 7.5 gallons
Black Optional
Water Heater Optional 4 gallons
Propane Tanks 1x 20 pounds
Batteries One/Two Batteries

*Northstar TC800: dry weight, 1,510 pounds + 30 gallons fresh, 250.2 pounds + 20-pound full propane tank, 20 pounds + battery, 65 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 2,345.2 pounds

Northstar 650SC

The 2018 Northstar 650SC is a wet bath, pop-up truck camper with an MSRP of $21,430. For further information on this model, check out the Northstar 650SC Announcement and Northstar 650SC Review.

Northstar650SC-Floorplan 2018 Northstar 650SC Interior northstar-650sc-chevy-truck
Specifications
Dry Weight 1,620 pounds
Wet Weight* 2,405 pounds
Floor Length 7’0″
Overall Length 13’6″
Width 7’0″
Interior Height 6’5″ top up
5’1″ down
Exterior Height 5’8″ down
Center of Gravity 22″ front to rear
Truck Type Full-Size Short or Ultra Short Bed
Capacities
Fresh 20 gallons
Grey 13 gallons
Black 4 gallon cassette
Water Heater 4 gallon auto ignition
Propane Tanks 1x 20 pounds
Batteries One Battery

*Northstar 650SC: dry weight, 1,620 pounds + 20 gallons fresh, 166.8 pounds + 4 gallon full water heater, 33.6 pounds + 20 pound full propane tank, 20 pounds + battery, 65 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 2,405.4 pounds

Northstar TC650

The 2018 Northstar TC650 is a pop-up truck camper with an MSRP of $19,210.

hn-TC650-layout hn-TC650-int 2018 Northstar TC650 F150
Specifications
Dry Weight 1,405 pounds
Wet Weight* 2,240 pounds
Floor Length 7’0″
Overall Length 13’0″
Width 7’0″
Interior Height 6’7″ top up
4’11” down
Exterior Height 5’6″ down
Center of Gravity 22″ front to rear
Truck Type Full-Size Short or Ultra Short Bed
Capacities
Fresh 30 gallons
Grey Optional 7.5 gallons
Black N/A
Water Heater Optional 4 gallons
Propane Tanks 1x 20 pounds
Batteries One/Two Batteries

*Northstar TC650: dry weight, 1,405 pounds + 30 gallons fresh, 250.2 pounds + 20 pound full propane tank, 20 pounds + battery, 65 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 2,240.2 pounds

Northstar 700SS

The 2018 Northstar 700SS is a pop-up truck camper with an MSRP of $17,545.

northstar-700ss-layout hn-700SS-int 2018 Northstar 700SS Exterior
Specifications
Dry Weight 1,371 pounds
Wet Weight* 2,097 pounds
Floor Length 7’0″
Overall Length 13’2″
Width 6’5″
Interior Height 6’11” top up
4’10” down
Exterior Height 5’3″ down
Center of Gravity 32″ front to rear
Truck Type Tacoma, Colorado, Frontier, etc.
Capacities
Fresh 17 gallons
Grey Optional 7.5 gallons
Black N/A
Water Heater Optional 4 gallons
Propane Tanks 1x 20 pounds
Batteries One Battery

*Northstar 700SS: dry weight, 1,371 pounds + 17 gallons fresh, 141.8 pounds + 20 pound full propane tank, 20 pounds + battery, 65 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 2,097.8 pounds

Northstar 600SS

The 2018 Northstar 600SS is a pop-up truck camper with an MSRP of $17,375.

northstar-600ss-layout hn-600SS-inside 2018 Northstar 600SS Exterior
Specifications
Dry Weight 1,258 pounds
Wet Weight* 1,985 pounds
Floor Length 6’3″
Overall Length 12’2″
Width 6’5″
Interior Height 6’11” top up
4’10” down
Exterior Height 5’3″ down
Center of Gravity 22″ front to rear
Truck Type Tacoma, Colorado, Frontier, etc.
Capacities
Fresh 17 gallons
Grey Optional 7.5 gallons
Black N/A
Water Heater Optional 4 gallons
Propane Tanks 1x 20 pounds
Batteries One Battery

*Northstar 600SS: dry weight, 1,258 pounds + 17 gallons fresh, 141.8 pounds + 20 pound full propane tank, 20 pounds + battery, 65 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 1,984.8 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 Northstar articles in TCM.  All dry weights, specifications, capacities, and photographs were provided by Northstar Campers.  Click here for a free Northstar brochure.

 

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