Adventurer LP Introduces 2013 Truck Camper

Yakima, Washington-based Adventurer LP announces several upgrades in the company’s Adventurer-branded truck camper line.

The 2013 Adventurer exterior features and upgrades include new black framed dark tinted windows, which are also available in thermo pane, as well as deeper ladders and entry doors adding more depth and exterior eye appeal and improving the look over previous years’ white framed windows, ladders, and doors, according to a company news release.

“Adventurer has been focusing on building the best truck camper available with focus on reducing weight, lowering price, maximizing features, and building the best constructed and insulated camper in the market,” said National Sales Manager Greg Tucknies when introducing the 2013 Adventurer truck camper.

A new “friction hinged” entry door by Lippert eliminates the gas prop and the need for exterior door latches to hold the door in the open position. Now users just open it and it will stay in the position they leave it without needing to latch it. The new door also eliminates the plastic insert around the door for a cleaner look and fit.

The 2013 camper will feature a new Super Step Bumper with a larger and safer step platform with an integrated 36-inch-wide single-fold-down step. The company also designed new mounting brackets to allow easy interchangeability with the comfort step bumper.

2013 Adventurer truck camper

The “New Generation” Happijac jacks have been completely redesigned with a new quieter, better sealed electric motor. Both the manual and electric jack tubes and legs are now hot dipped galvanized and the outer tubes are then powder coated eliminating those pesky rusting issues of the past. The jack leg now has a new seal system on the bottom of the tube completely sealing the inner leg eliminating the entry of dust and debris, allowing for a smoother and quieter operation.

The seven-way umbilical truck cord is hard wired to the unit, which eliminates the need for double male adapter cords.

Other exterior upgrades include:

  • New heavier framed screen door resists warping with a greatly improved clear handle access slider
  • New roof rack storage system option—“Maggie Rack” with cross bars—provides the ability to use popular accessories from Thule and Yakima rack systems while giving customers the ability to now haul canoes, kayaks, and other equipment

On the interior, the 2013 Adventurer is set off by two new fabric choices, Timberline and Granite.

“We have two new interior fabric choices this year, Timberline, which is a green/natural tone, and Granite, which is a gray tone. We have carried over Camel from last year as it was our most popular color from 2012,” said Tucknies.

“You will notice this year’s cushions have the pattern fabric on the back cushion and the accent fabric on the lower cushions.

“We have upgraded the interior cabinet doors which includes a new profile and a glazed Melrose Maple finish giving the 2013 Adventurer interior a lot more character and warmer feeling,” Tucknies added.

Other interior features include:

  • New interior LED lights
  • Upgraded to a new foot flush, porcelain style toilet provides the look and foot flush of a porcelain toilet without the weight
  • Televisions are RCA pre-wire standard this year making it easier to add a TV at the dealer/customer level

The company also noted that it had limited price increases for the 2013 model year.

“In pricing the unit, our goal is to continue to maintain and improve our price point in the truck camper market, and 2013 is no exception,” said Tucknies.

“While our competition has taken price increases ranging from 5 percent to as high as 18 percent we are proud to announce that Adventurer this year has limited our price increases once again.

“With some of our option prices coming down this year, our standard build prices have only increased on average 1.1 percent this year along with our ALP exclusive three-year structural warranty will only make Adventurer even stronger as the quality value leader in the truck camper market,” he added.

Details

Adventurer LP (ALP)

ALP has been a premium RV manufacturer since 1969. ALP’s reputation has been built on a commitment to customer satisfaction in the RV, camper, motorhome, and truck camper industry.

Address: 3303 West Washington Avenue, Yakima, Washington 98903

Phone: (509) 895-7064

Website: amlrv.com

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