Friday, December 7, 2007

Toy Hauler Truck Camper? It's an Alpenlite

You can hardly drive anywhere without spotting a "toy hauler" or "sport utility RV" in the form of a 5th wheel or travel trailer. But now America's love affair with taking the 4-wheelers, the motorcycles, the golf cart has arrived in the truck camper arena.

Western Recreational Vehicles out of Yakima, Washington, is the first one on the block with the new concept. A truck camper that "sleeps six," the Alpenlite sport utility truck camper has room for up to two ATVs inside, when "empty." You load at ground level, then when the toys are inside, load the camper onto your pickup truck with electric jacks. We can see some groaning on the part of those who have separation anxiety every time they have to mount their camper on the truck bed.

Just how this all works out as far as the interior layout is concerned isn't clear in our minds. We tried reaching WRV for more information, but they weren't answering their phones at press time. At this point, there's nothing on their web site about the new rig, recently shown at trade shows in Pomona, California and Louisville, Kentucky.

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At December 18, 2007 9:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is certainly not the first toy hauler truck camper, although it looks to be an excellent design. I have a 2002 Fleetwood Outfitter that works great. Also, Six-Pac builds a toy hauler that looks to be a good design also.


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