Palomino RV announces the all-new Palomino SS-550, a pop-up, north-south cabover truck camper designed for short bed, four-door, half-ton trucks.
It’s truly disgraceful how many trucks drive around naked; without even a proper topper to cover the indecency of a rudely exposed truck bed. Most of these imprudent trucks are half-tons, parading around like no one cares if their bed liners are showing for all the world to see.
Thankfully, Palomino RV has an answer. Recognizing that the most popular truck configuration sold in America is a short bed, four-door, half-ton, they have designed a pop-up truck camper that will bring decency back to the highways, byways, and boulevards of this great land.
While the core mission of the 2014 Palomino SS-550 may not have been to cover up these truck beds in the buff, we applaud Palomino for trying. For the rest of the story, we interviewed Pat Hines, Director of Truck Camper Marketing for Palomino RV.
2014 Palomino SS-550 Specifications:
The 2014 Palomino SS-550 is a pop-up truck camper made for short bed trucks. The interior floor length of the 2014 Palomino SS-550 is 6’9”, the interior height is 6’4” and the center of gravity is 22”. The 2014 Palomino SS-550 has a 16 gallon fresh tank, a 6 gallon hot water heater, and no grey or black tank. It can accommodate one battery and has one twenty-pound propane tank. Palomino RV is reporting the base weight of the Palomino SS-550 to be 1,580 pounds. The base MSRP for the 2014 Palomino SS-550 is $10,500.
Click here to read TCM’s Palomino SS-550 Review.
Above: The passenger’s side of the Palomino SS-550
TCM: Does the new Palomino SS-550 replace any older models in the Palomino line?
Pat: For 2014, we have discontinued the 1250 in our Palomino pop-up truck camper line and debuted the all-new SS-550. Technically, the 2014 Palomino SS-550 is not a replacement for the 1250, but rather an entirely new pop-up camper for Palomino.
Above: North-south cabover in the Palomino SS-550
TCM: What distinguishes the 2014 Palomino SS-550 in the Palomino product line?
Pat: Quite a bit actually. It’s our first north-south cabover in a pop-up truck camper. It’s also our first truck camper specifically designed for super short bed, quad-cab trucks. This happens to be the most popular configuration of truck in America right now; six foot bed or shorter, and four doors. The SS-550 fits these trucks perfectly.
Above: The interior of the Palomino SS-550 with the 2014 updates
TCM: It sounds like the SS-550 started with a clean slate.
Pat: Yes it was. The SS-550 isn’t really like anything else in our line. From layout, to design, to the round versus rectangular table, the 2014 Palomino SS-550 is unique.