PO Box 2291
Midland, MI 48641-2291
New 2022 Backpack Edition SS 550 Truck Camper
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Backpack Edition SS 550 Description
Palomino Backpack Edition SS 550 highlights:
- Queen Bed
- Three Way Refrigerator
- 20,000 BTU Furnace
- Electric Roof Lift
This soft side truck camper was built for 1/2 ton trucks with a 5' 6" or larger bed. Wake up feeling recharged after sleeping on the front queen bed with foot lockers and bedroom storage on either side of it. There is even a wardrobe below a TV top a the foot of the bed. You can prepare your best meals with the two burner cooktop and the three way refrigerator, plus there is a sink with overhead cabinets. Your meals can be enjoyed at the U-shaped seating area with a table and you can transform it into an extra sleeping space for a friend to join the fun!
Go on more adventures in comfort and style with any one of these Palomino Backpack Edition truck campers! An Alpha Super Flex membrane roof covers each unit and an aluminum frame surrounds them, as well as a high density block foam insulation. The Congoleum flooring throughout will not only be easy to clean, but will also last for years of fun. A Maxx air vent keeps the air circulating, the ball bearing drawer guides will make it easy to access your utensils, and the mortise and tenon hardwood cabinets will have you feeling right at home. With solar prep, you can go off the beaten path when it's added. Some commonly ordered options are the optional air conditioning to keep you cool on those hot summer days, the optional electric jacks to make setting up easier, and an optional microwave for those nights when you don't feel like cooking. Come find the right hard or soft side model for you today!
Backpack Edition SS 550 Specifications
|Length||13 ft 5 in|
|Ext Width||7 ft 2 in|
|Ext Height||6 ft|
|Int Height||7 ft|
|Exterior Color||White, Grey|
|Dry Weight||1594 lbs|
|Fresh Water Capacity||15 gals|
|Furnace BTU||20000 btu|
|Refrigerator Type||Three Way|
|Floor Length||7 ft|
|Center of Gravity Front||22 in|
|LP Tank Capacity||20 lbs|
|Truck Bed Size||Ultra Short to Long|
|Number of LP Tanks||1|
Backpack Edition SS 550 Reviews
As demand for the Palomino grew, Mr. Landey felt it would benefit his company, Vanguard Ind., to relocate. With most manufacturers and industry suppliers located in the Elkhart, In. area the move eastward seemed logical. Vanguard Industries settled in the community of Colon in 1972. Once in Colon he began to put his plans in motion. By 1973 he had built the main production facility and within days Palomino tent trailers were rolling out the doors.
In 1976, Vanguard added its own Needle Division, in 1978 its own Metal Fabrication Plant, and has several cold storage facilities. On May 27, 1992, the primary production building and offices were destroyed by fire. By late August, 1992, the first 1993 model Palomino rolled of the line in the new 52,300 sq. ft. facility, which was built on the same site as the previous building had been.
The year 1998 continued to see expansion with the addition of a new 75,000 sq. ft. production facility, and another storage facility. In 2002 Vanguard was purchased by Forest River, Inc. This allowed for rapid growth and the introduction of two new towable lines of travel trailers and fifth wheels, Puma and Sabre by Palomino.