Soaring Eagle Truck Campers Intros a 795-Pound Adlar 5.0 – RVBusiness – Breaking RV Industry News
Ten years ago, the truck camper industry was routinely targeting the half-ton marketplace with hard side campers and missing the mark, according to an article at TruckCamperMagazine,.com. Time after time, we would announce new ‘half-ton’ models that weighed in well over 1,700 pounds with even a hint of options. Loaded and wet, these models almost always crossed the 2,000-pound threshold leaving all but the most stout half-tons behind.
Fast forward to the future we live in and camper companies have not only found the formula to meet the half-ton weight target, but the payload anemic mid-size truck market too. How? With extreme design simplicity and bolder material choices. Design teams of yore were largely unsuccessful in simplifying their campers to the necessary extreme, and shied from breaking their traditional camper material and build approaches. As Yoda said, “That is why you fail.” …
… This brings us to Soaring Eagle and its new Adlar 5.0. Here we have a hard side, non-slide truck camper targeting mid-size trucks. We also have the perfect example of what’s possible when you take traditional truck camper design acumen and experience and blend it with the innovations showcased by the overland market.