Palomino RV announces the 2014 Palomino HS-2911, a hard-side, double-slide, wet bath truck camper for long bed trucks. Oh, and by the way, check out the Landing Pad.
Every once in a while, the truck camper manufacturers will throw us a curve ball. Usually we know about these pitches well in advance and can prepare, but not always.
Such was the new camper announcement interview for the 2014 Palomino HS-2911. In all honesty, we were a bit jaded by the idea of a camper that merely added a kitchen slide to an existing model, the HS-2910, and was based on an already established and popular floor plan. It made sense for Palomino, but where’s the excitement?
Then Pat Hines, Director of Truck Camper Marketing for Palomino RV, casually stated that Palomino had partnered with Torklift International to develop an all-new custom bumper system for the HS-2911; aka, the Landing Pad.
Pat seemed surprised at our surprise.
“I thought I had mentioned that during the 2014 announcement interview.”
“No. Wait, you’re saying that you and Torklift International have been working on a new camper bumper, didn’t tell us, and now it’s on your 2014 truck campers? Seriously?”
Then Pat emailed us pictures of the new bumper. We were floored. How did they keep this under wraps? It was amazing.
The rest of the interview went as planned. No more curve balls, fast balls, or knuckle balls, but the Landing Pad had changed the game. The HS-2911 is still a very smart camper debut for Palomino, but the Landing Pad is sure to steal the show.
To find out more about the Palomino HS-2911, including what’s in front of the rear bumper, we talked to Pat Hines, Chief Secret Keeper Who Better Tell Us Next Time for Palomino RV.
2014 Palomino HS-2911 Specifications:
The 2014 Palomino HS-2911 is a hard side, double-slide, wet bath truck camper made for long bed trucks. The interior floor length of the 2014 Palomino Maverick Max 2911 is 10’0”, the interior height is 6’8” and the center of gravity is 46”. The 2014 Palomino HS-2911 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 one thirty-pound propane tank. Palomino is reporting the base weight of the Palomino HS-2911 to be 3,497 pounds. The base MSRP for the 2014 Palomino HS-2911 is $26,500.
Above: The Palomino HS-2911
TCM: The floor plan for the HS-2911 has become a popular standard in the truck camper industry. What distinguishes the HS-2911 from other versions of this floor plan?
Pat: We do this floor plan a little differently. Everyone else has the overhead kitchen cabinets slide-out as the second slide. On the HS-2911, the entire kitchen slides-out, floor to ceiling including the cabinetry. The counter, sink, and stove all slide in and out. This really opens up the floor space and makes the HS-2911 a stand out camper.