Rugged Mountain RV introduces the 2019 Rugged Mountain Granite 11RL, an all-new 11-foot hard side, non-slide, dry bath truck camper. What happens when you cross a modern tiny house with a go anywhere truck camper? A fresh vision that hits home, and the road.
We were very excited when Tiny Idahomes, a very successful and well established tiny house manufacturer in Idaho, launched a truck camper line in 2017. Their Rugged Mountain Polar truck campers offered slide-out floor plans with traditional RV styling, but something told us it wouldn’t be long before the tiny home influence took hold.
So what happens when a tiny home manufacturer designs an all-new truck camper? From the outside, the 2019 Rugged Mountain Granite 11RL appears to be an 11-foot version of their Polar series. This is excellent news as Rugged Mountain has some of the best looking truck camper exteriors in the business. One-piece fiberglass nose cap? Check! High-gloss fiberglass side walls? Check! Sharp logo and graphics? Check!
And then you step inside. Put simply, there has never been a commercially available truck camper interior quite like this. Designed from the ground up with a bright and modern residential aesthetic, the 2019 Rugged Mountain Granite 11RL leaves most interior RV design in the past tense.
If you think the majority of RV interior design looks terribly dated, you’re going to love the Granite 11RL. Ten bucks says you’ll be showing the pictures that follow to your significant other. “Look at this honey!”
Jesse Collinsworth, President of Tiny Idahomes and Rugged Mountain RV has successfully crossed the tiny home and truck camper streams and created something all together new and exciting. What happens when you cross a tiny home and a truck camper? A tiny home that can go anywhere, camp anywhere, and tow anything. Introducing the 2019 Rugged Mountain Granite 11RL.
To get the full story behind the 2019 Rugged Mountain 11RL, we talked to Jesse Collinsworth, President of Tiny Idahomes and Rugged Mountain RV.
Above: The floor plan of the 2019 Rugged Mountain Granite 11RL
2019 Rugged Mountain Granite 11RL Specifications:
The 2019 Rugged Mountain Granite 11RL is a hard side, non-slide, dry bath truck camper made for long bed trucks. The interior floor length of the 2019 Rugged Mountain Granite 11RL is 11’0”, the interior height is 6’6”, and the center of gravity is 44”.
The 2018 Granite 11RL has a 30-gallon fresh tank, a 38-gallon grey tank, a 24-gallon black tank, and a 6-gallon hot water heater. It can accommodate two Group 27 batteries and has two 20-pound propane tanks.
Rugged Mountain is reporting the base weight of the 2019 Granite 11RL at 3,720 pounds. The introductory MSRP for the 2019 Rugged Mountain Granite 11RL is $39,270.
Above: Test driving the Granite 11RL
TCM: Before we talk about the Granite 11RL, tell us where this new camper fits into the Rugged Mountain truck camper line. Does it replace the Polar 990, or is the Granite 11RL a new addition?
Jesse: The Polar 990 and 860 remain in production. The Granite 11RL is a new addition to our truck camper offerings. We now have the Polar 990, Polar 860 and Granite 11RL.
TCM: What’s behind the name Granite 11RL?
Jesse: Rugged Mountain is our company name, and granite is a rock commonly attributed to mountains. Granite is also an extremely solid material used in luxury homes. That association also happens to work quite well for this camper. As for the model number, the Granite 11RL is an 11-foot floor plan. RL stands for rear lounge.