Introducing America’s first truck camper with the N3141 refrigerator from Thetford Europe, and two standard 6-volt AGM batteries. Oh, and there’s something about a half-ton model, and slide-outs.
Let’s announce the big news up front. The Cirrus 920 is not merely a long bed 820. If you’ve seen some of the earlier prototypes of the 920, you haven’t actually seen the 920. While the unit is based on the forward-thinking 820 that precedes it, the production version of the 2018 Cirrus 920 takes things to an entirely new level.
All of this came as a complete shock to us. We had prepared our interview questions based on the understanding that the 920 was a stretched 820 and called Scott Hubble, CEO, and Allen Miller, Director of Research and Development for nuCamp RV.
As the interview unfolded, Scott and Allen casually mentioned the N3141 refrigerator from Thetford Europe and two standard 6-volt AGM batteries.
After throwing the proverbial papers in the air, we immediately shifted our line of questions. It’s not every day that we get news of industry firsts – and we wanted details.
The surprise announcements kept rolling; all-new in-house cabinetry, more European appliances, a built-in generator option, a really slick slide-out pantry, and much more. It’s as if Scott and Allen knew we were all just expecting a longer 820 and decided to have some fun blowing away our expectations.
Scott concludes the interview by teasing a half-ton Cirrus model to debut later this year, and gives the world’s biggest hint that slide-out Cirrus campers are in the future. Hang on to your hats truck camper fans, Cirrus has some news to break.
2018 Cirrus 920 Specifications:
The Cirrus 920 is a hard side, non-slide, wet bath truck camper for long bed trucks. The interior floor length of the Cirrus 920 is 10’1″ and the interior height is 6’5″. Cirrus is reporting the base dry weight of the Cirrus 920 at 2,905 pounds. It has a 38 gallon fresh water tank, a 32 gallon grey tank, and an 18 gallon black tank. The 920 accommodates two AGM batteries and two twenty-pound propane tanks. The base price MSRP for the Cirrus 920 is $38,467.
TCM: A prototype Cirrus 920 debuted at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky last December. Is the production Cirrus 920 different than that prototype?
Scott: The difference between that initial prototype and the production Cirrus 920 is night and day. The Louisville prototype 920 was really just a demonstration that we were developing a long bed truck camper for 2017.
TCM: So the 920 isn’t simply a stretched 820. What exactly has changed?
Scott: A lot has changed. For starters, the Louisville prototype 920 had Italian cabinetry. For the production 920, we have brought our cabinetry in-house. At first glance you might think it’s the same Italian cabinetry from the 820, but now it’s made right here in Ohio.
Above: All of the cabinetry for the Cirrus 920 is built in-house
TCM: Italian cabinetry was one of the calling cards of the Cirrus 800 and 820. Why are you changing the cabinetry for the 920?