TCM talks with Gene Cronin, Palomino’s National Sales Manager, about the 2011 Palomino Bronco Max and Maverick Max. It’s Max to the Max!
If Emeril Lagasse worked at Palomino RV, he might have designed the new Max series. Imagine the Palomino management team gathered around a conference table with Emeril. Emeril says, “Let’s take the Bronco and Maverick, and kick it up a notch”. Gene Cronin, Palomino’s National Sales Manager, nods in admiration of Emeril’s creative genius as Emeril points to a few of his favorite new camper ingredients.
Picking up a European Dometic window Emeril shouts, “Bam!” sending Gene and his engineers under the table. Then Emeril tosses in some freshly sawed aluminum and says, “Feel the love”. With a pinch of composites and glue he exclaims, “Aw, yeah, babe”. While Gene and the Palomino team quickly knock down Emeril’s idea for the first Cajun Camper, they love his recipe and plan to serve it up fresh at Louisville.
Okay, so maybe none of that actually happened. And Gene completely denies hiding under the table. But the Max series is real, and they really did kick it up a notch. To explain exactly what got kicked up and what notch they reached, we talked to Gene Cronin.
2011 Palomino Maverick Max
ABOVE: The floor plan for the 2011 Palomino Maverick Max
2011 Palomino Maverick Max Specifications:
The 2011 Palomino Maverick Max is a hard-side, wet bath, single-slide truck camper. The interior floor length of the 2011 Palomino Maverick Max is 9’0” and the interior height is 6’8”. Palomino RV is reporting the dry weight of the Palomino Maverick Max at 2,927 pounds with standard features. The tanks in the 2011 Palomino Maverick Max are 45 gallons fresh, 20 gallons gray, and 20 gallons black. The camper accommodates two batteries and one thirty-pound propane tank. The MSRP for the Palomino Maverick Max is $20,749 plus options and freight.
2011 Palomino Bronco Max
ABOVE: The floor plan for the 2011 Palomino Bronco Max
2011 Palomino Bronco Max Specifications:
The 2011 Palomino Bronco Max is a pop-up, wet bath, non-slide truck camper. The interior floor length of the 2011 Palomino Bronco Max is 8’6” and the interior height is 6’4”. Palomino RV is reporting the dry weight of the Palomino Bronco Max at 2,069 pounds with standard features. The tanks in the 2011 Palomino Bronco Max are 45 gallons fresh, 20 gallons gray, and 20 gallons black. The camper accommodates two batteries and one twenty-pound propane tank. The MSRP for the Palomino Bronco Max is $14,988 plus options and freight.
The following is an interview with Gene Cronin, National Sales Manager for Palomino RV, about the 2011 Palomino Maverick Max and Bronco Max truck campers.
TCM: How did the Palomino Max series come to be?
Gene: Basically the Max series came from our dealers and customers asking us to build a slightly larger unit with more features. Our dealers didn’t want to have to carry another brand to meet that segment of the market and our customers loved their Broncos and Mavericks and wanted to stick with a Palomino. Our goal was to grow into models that offered high end standards, but do so without straying from our philosophy of great value.
The campers in the Max series are truck campers that have bigger holding tanks and more features than our current Broncos and Mavericks.