Designed for today's compact trucks, both the MC600 & TC700 are built with a 37” floor width. The TC650 & TC800 are built to fit ½-Ton or larger, full-size trucks.
For those of you with a ¾-ton or 1-ton full-size truck, we recommend one of our larger pop-up campers that include the 850SC & TS1000 models.
All of our pop-ups are designed to be compact, low profile, highly maneuverable and affordable.
With a 7-foot overall width, the Freedom, Laredo SC and 8.5 Adventurer models are designer for your full-size ½-ton trucks.
Enjoy the added space of the 8.5 Arrow and 9.5 Igloo with an overall width of 7’6”, perfect on your ¾-ton or 1-ton truck.
Our hardwalls provide expanded storage space, easy set-up at camp, comfort and affordability.
Why a Northstar?
There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new camper...
- How do I match the camper I want to the truck I have?
- Will I have a stable, comfortable and safe ride?
- Am I going to have control on interstate highways and back mountain trails?
- Am I getting value and quality in the camper I want to purchase?
We make it a priority to listen to customers' concerns and incorporate them into our designs. We camp in our own campers with our families which helps us design the campers with features that make the most sense. Northstar is proud of the fact that our campers are built differently from the competition. Time tested, sound construction techniques and quality materials have given Northstar its reputation.
We specialize in producing only truck campers. This helps us offer the best designs. Rather than having research and production energies expended on the design of fifth wheels, travel trailers, motor homes and/or vans, we can dedicate our time solely to the truck camper. We strive to build the high quality campers that our past Northstar customers are accustomed to; the same quality our new customers expect and deserve when purchasing a Northstar.
We invite your questions, concerns and comments about Northstar campers. We believe the more you know about Northstar, the easier your decision will be.
The Importance of Weight
Every truck camper shopper should be interested in how much a camper weighs, how that weight compares with the competition, and should be sure that the weight matches the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of their truck.
The certified weight label is normally located on the back of the truck camper and lists the total weight with standard equipment, including full water and propane tanks, excluding any options. Standard equipment varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and thereby affects the certified weight.
It is important for the camper shopper to have accurate data to make the most informed decision. For example, a competitor's pop-up camper may have a certified weight listing of only 975 pounds, while a Northstar pop-up is 1,380 pounds. Upon further investigation, the shopper finds the other pop-up brand does not include a refrigerator or furnace as standard options; may or may not include jacks; and has a 12 amp converter with 15 amp cord instead of a 25 amp converter with a 30 amp cord.
Of course, the competitor's certified weight would be less than a Northstar because the Northstar comes standard with all that equipment and more. In addition, Northstar lists the weight of all available options so that the buyer can keep track of the weight as he customizes the specific options.
Don't be fooled! A Northstar pop-up or hardwall could be up to 200 pounds heavier than other brands because of the quality of heavier materials and manufacturing processes used. Every Northstar has a 5/8" premium underlayment floor and outs (the area that goes over the truck bed), pre-wrapped corners with galvanized steel, deep storage under the cabovers of pop-ups with the lift-up portion reinforced on a solid frame... just a few unique features that make a difference in a Northstar.
Construction & Materials
Whether building a pop-up or a hardwall Northstar camper, the same construction philosophy is employed. We search for and purchase the best materials available. Our trained and skilled Northstar production staff uses all premium underlayment plywoods and pine studding in the walls and cabinets. These materials are easy to verify by looking inside our cabinets and under the seat cushions. We encourage you to put us to the test.
Craftsmanship combined with quality material is a winning combination. Our production process mandates that each and every joint throughout the camper is glued together and reinforced with hardened steel screws. Northstar's are built to last.
Now you have the beginnings of one of the toughest campers made. During the next phases of construction, foam insulation is hand fit into place. Wiring, gas and plumbing systems are designed and installed per code requirements with the utmost care and concern for the user. Go ahead... check out the inside of our cabinets to see our sturdy construction methods, sit on the seat cushions and feel the difference in support. The extra effort we take in quality construction and premium materials will speak for itself.
That's right! You can breathe easier in a Northstar camper because we care about formaldehyde emissions. These emissions are found in varying levels of concentration in various underlayment paneling available for manufacturing. We have chosen a premium underlayment paneling tested at only .02 parts per million formaldehyde emissions at a cost more than double other available panelings that have a much higher part per million concentration. We are decidedly conscientious about contaminants and their potential harm on the proud new owner of a Northstar.
Rest easier, safer and healthier in a Northstar
Insulation For Comfort
Good insulation that is installed properly works well for both the cold and the heat you may encounter while traveling or camping. Northstar's are well insulated for your specific recreational needs. In addition, we offer optional insulated windows for the hardwalls and the optional Arctic Pak snap-in insulation kit for the pop-ups; added protection for those campers who have no boundaries.