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GOASA

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Posted: 01/28/19 03:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New NL owner here in MD

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Hello Edith!

Welcome to the Northern Lite owners list! You will enjoy that Northern Lite!!! Looking at your profile, we are already friends on Face Book. I don't spend much time here, but I do get an email every time someone replies to this forum.

Enjoy your new toy!

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I am considering truck campers. I was leaning toward an Adventurer or Artic Fox, but I stumbled across an ad for Northern Lite and I am intrigued and seriously considering the NL. I have a 2014 3/4 ton 6'6" box Duramax 4x4. I have a few questions:

1. What has been your experience with your Northern Lite 811?

3. How strongly would you recommend the 811?

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Desertfoxjr

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Desert Fox Jr,
I can not tell you about the 811....but my 10-2 is excellent! And I would definitely recommend it, and I would suggest taking a look at the Northern Lite campers. Last few years ago when wife and I were looking for a truck camper we had narrowed down them down to Bigfoot 25C10.6, Arctic Fox 990 and Northern Lite 10-2ex. We liked them all, but the Northern Lite 10-2 just felt right for us. It is about 6" wider than the Bigfoot- and 6" is a Big deal in a truck camper. The Artic Fox was nice, but I really did not want a slide. Slides can have a maintence and seal issues that i did not want to deal with plus wanted access to camper for quick stops. The Artic Fox was also pretty heavy. Then we looked at the NL 811, it was very nice but a little small for the two of us. We also looked at the 9-6 whhich is very, very similar to the 10-2. With the 10-2 we accuired additional storage space/ cabinets towards rear of camper. I really liked the two piece fiberglass shell.
All in all the NL's felt roomier than the other non slide campers we looked at, and we looked at a lot of brands. The NL's felt solid, no saggy floors, no doors or trim falling off. Yes, we had a bathroom door fall off when we opened the door and many campers wit trim falling.
We really, really like our NL. It was a bit pricier than some of the others, but its like the old saying.. "the quality remains long after the price is forgotten". Take a look at the NL 811 and see if it fits your needs.


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I have a 2013 Duramax short box with 2017 Northern Lite 8-11. Been very happy with the NL....good quality, comfortable floor plan and the fiberglass construction is a big plus. Gross vehicle weight with empty water tank is approx. 11,200 lbs. which exceeds my truck mgvw rating of 10,000 lbs. I added Roadmaster Active Suspension and Rancho 9000 shocks and it drives and handles well. However, I recently purchased a new (2019) Duramax 3500 HD with a mgvw rating of 11,500 lbs. I'm more comfortable being within the truck's rating in the event of a serious accident and potential insurance issues.

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Posted: 05/11/19 10:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Add me to the list.

2019 Northern Lite 10-2 EX CD LE Wet Bath.

Love this camper.


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Please add me to the list as well. Bought it last weekend and pick it up Tuesday.

2019 Northern Lite 10-2EXLEUDB.
Truck is a 2015 F-350 platinum dually diesel.

Location: 80403 in Colorado (Near Golden Gate Canyon State Park)

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I have a 1993 Northern Lite 6'11.
It is being carried by a 2003 Toyota tacoma.
Located in SLC, UT.
Very happy with the set up!

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I have a 1995 9-6 lite (non-basement) that needed some work when I picked it up this spring. The 1" plywood that reinforces the front tie-downs had gotten wet and rotten from an old leak so it wasn't distributing the force from the tie downs, causing the fiberglass near the tie down holes to start to tear. I had to pull out the propane system and hot water heater to do the repairs, which included a couple extra layers of fiberglass, and this thing should be bullet proof now that I've re-sealed everything.

Reason I bring this up, is that many people think that water can't cause issues with fiberglass campers but that's not the case, as I discovered. Keep your seals in good shape and keep the water out and it should last a lifetime.

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This will make our third truck camper our first new and first 2019 Northern Lite a 10-2 EX CD dry bath with solar panel onan generator and 12 volt television which the big foot had neither of those options. and the Big Foot we looked at new had water in a couple compartments. need to update my signature still have to get and install the frame mounted torklifts still have the fast guns pick up in the next 7 or 8 days if all goes well with tie downs


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