Palomino RV debuts a new flagship full-wall slide-out truck camper featuring a barrel roof and an Elite Package upgrade including solid surface counter tops, mocha fiberglass, and much more.
Palomino is about to take one more big step into the luxury slide-out truck camper market. While the all-new 2013 Palomino Maverick Max 2910 isn’t exactly a unique truck camper floor plan, there is little doubt that it’s Palomino’s new flagship hard side and a real statement about where Palomino is going.
We actually saw two prototypes of the 2013 Palomino Maverick Max 2910. The first version was on display at the Hershey RV show back in September. When we asked Gene Cronin of Palomino RV for the story, he told us the camper was still in the final stages of development and wasn’t yet ready for prime time.
The second version of the 2910 was a bronze, Elite Package version at Forest River’s open house in Elkhart a few weeks later. Visually, the bronze model was very impressive giving more than a hint of sophistication with its rich exterior color and acrylic thermal pane Dometic widows. Once again we asked Gene Cronin for the story, and once again we were told the camper was still in development.
The third and final production version of the 2013 Palomino Maverick Max 2910 made its world wide debut at the 2012 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky. The finished 2910 featured the same Elite Package bronze exterior as the second version, but also had a barrel roof, something we had never seen before in a truck camper.
Before committing to yet another photography session, we turned to Gene with our best, “Is this darn thing done, or what?” look. It was! In the following weeks we hounded Gene relentlessly, sometimes calling his cell phone at 2:00am to ask for the story. Okay, we didn’t really call Gene at 2:00am, but we kept calling and calling until he gave us the details on the new camper. Here’s the skinny on the 2013 Palomino Maverick Max 2910.
2013 Palomino Maverick Max 2910 Specifications:
The 2013 Palomino Maverick Max 2910 is a hard side, single-slide, wet bath truck camper made for long bed trucks. The interior floor length of the 2013 Palomino Maverick Max 2910 is 10’0”, the interior height is 83″ and the center of gravity is 46”. The 2013 Palomino Maverick Max 2910 has a 45 gallon fresh tank, a 20 gallon grey tank, a 20 gallon black tank, and a 6 gallon hot water heater. It can accommodate two batteries and has two twenty-pound propane tanks. Palomino is reporting the base weight of the Palomino Maverick Max 2910 to be 3,140 pounds. The base MSRP for the 2013 Palomino Maverick Max 2910 is $22,379.
Above: Version two of the 2013 Palomino Maverick Max 2910 on display in Elkhart, Indiana
The following is an interview with Gene Cronin of Palomino RV about the 2013 Palomino Maverick Max 2910.
TCM: The 2013 Palomino Maverick Max 2910 appears to be the new flagship truck camper for Palomino. Tell us how this camper came to be.
Gene: This camper was a natural progression for us. We introduced our Maverick Max 2902 a little over a year ago, which was our first camper on our Max platform. The success of the 2902 had our dealers and our customers asking for a slightly larger camper with a full wall slide.
The 2902 was designed to be used on either a short bed or long bed truck. The new Maverick Max 2910 is designed specifically for a long bed truck. This allows for a larger slide out which has allowed us to design a larger, wider dinette and has increased the interior floor space of the camper.
TCM: What distinguishes the Palomino 2910 in the Palomino line?
Gene: The distinguishing features of the M-2910 is that it is built on our Max platform. Our Max platform includes a basement design with large, heated holding tanks, Dometic thermo pane windows, Heki thermo pane sky light, 12v LED televisions with Jenson DVD player, and Rieco-Titan electric jacks, all as standard equipment.
TCM: Does the 2910 replace any existing models in the Palomino line?
Gene: The 2910 is a new model for us and does not replace any of the campers in our 2013 line up.