Little Guy Worldwide announces an all-new rear bumper and a list of refinements for the 2016 Cirrus 800. Don’t miss the extensive interior and exterior photography.
Cirrus truck campers are shipping. Princess Craft Campers in Round Rock, Texas, D&H RV Center in Apex, North Carolina, Truck Camper Warehouse in West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, Pine Tree RV in Huntsville, Texas, American RV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Bankston RV in Huntsville, Alabama have already received their first shipments of the innovative new campers.
Above: The 2016 Cirrus 800 with red accent graphics – click to enlarge
Where the first Cirrus campers featured lime-green exterior accent graphics, the 2016 Cirrus 800 campers at the 2015 Elkhart Open House were blue and red. The red really caught our attention as the Indiana sun fell below the horizon. Cirrus campers look truly incredible in person.
Above: The 2016 Cirrus 800 with blue accent graphics – click to enlarge
Above: The new Cirrus aluminum rear bumper – click to enlarge
The most significant change to the Cirrus campers on display at the 2015 Elkhart Open House was the new and totally resigned rear bumper. Where the old bumper was TPO (thermoplastic olefin), the new bumper is aluminum. We certainly appreciated the durability of the aluminum, and the comfort of the entry steps.
Above: The new outside shower – click to enlarge
Another detail we discovered at Elkhart is the new outside shower. Unlike traditional outside showers, it’s contained in a narrow tube taking up less exterior space and presenting less perimeter to caulk and seal.
Above: The main living area of the red 2016 Cirrus 800 – click to enlarge
The interior of the 2016 Cirrus 800 is where the forward thinking design really kicks in. The Italian cabinetry, solid surface counters, LED lighting fixtures, and other European-sourced components and materials are nothing less than a vision of where truck camper interior design could be headed.
Above: The wet bath in the 2016 Cirrus 800 – click to enlarge
With its unique fold-down sink, the wet bath in the 2016 Cirrus 800 is a knockout with a level of form, function, and beauty on display rarely seen in truck camper design.
Above: The wet bath shower in the 2016 Cirrus 800 – click to enlarge
The shower fixture looks like something out of an architecture magazine. The fold-down sink is pure genius and something truck camper owners have been asking for since the Nixon administration (or so I have been told). On the downside, wet bath storage is lacking.
Above: The fold-down wet bath sink in the 2016 Cirrus 800 – click to enlarge
The fold-down sink offers a space to place toothbrushes, soap, and a glass of water. The faucet also folds-down. The sink basin size is quite generous. In fact, it’s as least as big as most residential sink basins.
It will be interesting to see if more manufacturers explore the fold-down sink concept for their wet baths in the coming years. It makes sense, but we want to try it out during a real camping experience before we give it the formal TCM stamp of approval.