The new camper is dubbed Cirrus, and it's a product of Little Guy Worldwide. Both the names of the model and the maker surely run contrary to the run-of-the-mill offerings of industry in general, and maybe that says something for this new camper. When I think of "cirrus" I think, "Yeah, those thin, wispy clouds." And "Little Guy"? Yep. But Little Guy has broken the mold here. The company produces an cute but practical line of modern tear-drop trailers called T@G and T@B. Now Little Guy enters the truck camper field.
Cirrus is anything but thin and wispy. Lightweight, yes, the new product is projected to scale in at a modest 2,000 pounds. A lot of that is due to the construction technique, including all-around aluminum framing. And to come up with a 'new and unique' design, the company flew in a few of their trailer dealers, sat 'em down and asked, "If you were building a "new" truck camper, what would you put in?" The results are intriguing. We'll touch on a few of the features.
Don't know about you, but one of the great things about getting away in the rig is being able to lay back and get some serious Zs. Truck camper beds don't always lend themselves well to that function, so imagine being able to "set" your bed for your particular comfort level. No, forget about 'sleep by number' air mattresses. Instead, under the mattress you'll find a supporting network of gizmos that you can twist around and set to your comfort for firmness, or less firmness. And if your RVing takes you out in cooler weather, imagine the mattress actually being heated from underneath.
Where's the heat come from? Another one of those decidedly "un-truck-camper-like" features. A radiant heat system provides heat through the floor and the deck space under the bed. Fired either by LP gas, or electricity, the system also provides hot water on demand for the shower and sinks.
Speaking of the shower, the wet bath has an interesting feature of its own. The sink isn't the tiny, barely big enough to spit in variety, it's good sized, but to allow plenty of space for the bigger folk to shower, folds up to the wall when not in use.
Outfitted in more European design, don't expect a lot of walnut cabinetry. The design is sleek and clean. The galley sink sports a fold-down glass top, as does the gas range. Ach, here's where we get off. Our RV has a four-burner stove, and we at times, use all of them at once. Our last truck camper had three burners, which was tolerable. But the Cirrus, count them, just two burners. Perhaps the company tries to make up for this by providing a convection-microwave oven. And easing the pain also means a five and a half cubic foot Norcold, 3-way refrigerator.
Other interesting features? How about, "no more swinging screen door." The screen door to the radius arched doorway comes out of a recess and cleverly slides over the door opening. Keeps the bugs out, while allowing in plenty of light.
Yes, there are curves everywhere in this new Cirrus camper. Take a look for yourself in the company video. It's a rather lengthy 16-minute presentation with a couple of goofy talking heads, but if you can wade through some of the inane commentary, you'll find out what the future holds for Little Guy – and maybe your next truck camper.
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