Travel Lite Launches Super Lite Truck Camper
Travel Lite Inc., New Paris, Ind., has introduced the entry-level Travel Lite 770 Super Lite truck camper that uses an exotic wood from South America to cut down on the weight. ”We’ve use banack wood in the sidewalls, which dramatically reduces the weight,” said Dustin Johns, vice president of the family owned company founded in 1998. ”We also looked at the overall applications. That helped us strip the weight out to make it easily compatible for half-ton trucks.” With a base dry weight of 1,335 pounds, the 770 Super Lite is 12 feet long and 7 feet wide and can be mounted on any full size pickup truck, including those with 5 1/2-foot short beds. ”It works with all full size trucks,” Johns said, noting that with a base MSRP of $7,995, the Travel Lite 770 Super Lite should appeal to those in the market for a used camper. The Super Lite 770 includes a wardrobe, porta-potti, icebox (or optional fridge), cabinets with maple doors over the stainless steel sink and two-burner stove and convertible dinette. Johns reported the company also intends to introduce its first travel trailer series in the near future. ”We have ramped up for it and are very excited for the launch of our new ultra-lite travel trailer line” Johns said.