September '20

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104 • RV PRO • September 2020 RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW PREVIEW nuCamp Ohio-based nuCamp is a company with a lot of history – and most of it lies in making teardrop campers. The company says it is the world's largest manufacturer of these uniquely shaped RVs. However, its focus broadened with the introduction of truck campers four years ago, and last year nuCamp branched out into the travel trailer market with the AVIA European-styled trailer. For 2021, nuCamp is all about introducing two "unicorns," it says. Case in point: The Cirrus 620 truck camper, which debuts this fall. "This is going to be a unicorn because our primary goal with this product is to have its weight be under 1,500 pounds," says Julie McComb, the company's marketing manager. She calls the 620 "the truck camper every half-ton owner has been waiting for, with its lightweight form that doesn't sacrifice quality." The 620 will be built on the same structural foundation as the Cirrus 820, according to McComb. It offers north/south sleeping featuring a Froli bed system; an Alde heat and hot water system; a full array of kitchen appliances; a comfortable dinette setup; and a cassette toilet. And of course, the "unicorn" factor: It's under 1,500 pounds. "There is literally nothing on the market right now that sleeps north and south that includes all those amenities, with the size of water tanks that we have – so we're just creating a brand-new product that can slide into that vacancy," says Scott Hubble, nuCamp's CEO. "Right now, if you want to get into something like this with these amenities you'll be getting into a product that's 1,700 pounds, with fewer amenities." The Cirrus 620 truck camper will be launched at the end of this year. Another unicorn nuCamp is delivering in 2021 is a product that originated in England, which nuCamp bought the U.S. rights to and will be manufacturing at its Sugarcreek, Ohio, facility: The Barefoot. "What makes this product unique – it's another unicorn – is it's a fiberglass shell with a Sea Glass exterior color," McComb says. "It's going to provide luxury in a small package. "Visually this is a going to be a head-turner and a conversation starter." The first thing one is likely to notice about the Barefoot is its curvy, 1950s retro look with loads of windows, including the aerodynamic curved window at the front. The Barefoot was developed by British designer Cathy Chamberlain, and in a video featured on nuCamp's website, she describes what ultimately became her vision come to life. Ironically, Chamberlain says that as she was developing the concept for the Barefoot, the closest thing she found that hinted at what she was envisioning were the TAB and TAG teardrop, trailers made by nuCamp. Julie McComb (above), nuCamp marketing manager, says the RV maker will introduce a unicorn product in 2021 with the launch of the Barefoot travel trailer (top photo). Featuring a fiberglass shell, the Barefoot is a small, 1950s-style retro trailer that is big on amenities inside and out.

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