LocationEast Earl, PA
160 Ewell Road
East Earl, PA 17519
New 2022 Palomino Backpack Edition HS 690
Options ordered on this camper include, Hi Gloss White Exterior, Greystone Interior, Hard Side Package, 11,000 BTU AC, Side Awning with LED Lights, Electric Jacks* Due to parts shortages this unit has been shipped with manual jacks. Electric Jacks will be supplied once available.
Palomino Backpack Edition HS 690 highlights:
- Front Queen Bed
- Laminated Walkable Roof
- Decorative Wall Board
This truck camper is ideal for a 1/2 ton truck with a 5' or larger bed! You will enjoy a good night's rest on the front queen bed. The U-shaped seating area is perfect for enjoying a meal or playing card games. Speaking of meals, you can prepare delicious home cooked meals with the full kitchen. There is also a closet for you to use as you please!
Each one of these Palomino Backpack Edition truck campers are ready for whatever adventure you throw their way! The aluminum framing is fully welded to create a super structure and the high density block foam insulation will keep the cold out during those cooler months. They are also constructed with an Alpha super flex membrane roof, a plywood substrate, and come in either a white fiberglass exterior or a grey gel coat exterior. A few commonly ordered options you can add include air conditioning to cool you off on a hot summer day, a solar panel to keep you charged wherever you go, and electric jacks to make life easier. Some models even have the option to add the optional Badlands package. Come choose the model that best suits you today!
|Length||12 ft 9 in|
|Ext Width||7 ft 2 in|
|Ext Height||7 ft 11 in|
|Int Height||6 ft 6 in|
|Dry Weight||1561 lbs|
|Fresh Water Capacity||8 gals|
|Floor Length||6 ft 6 in|
|Center of Gravity Front||23 in|
|LP Tank Capacity||20 lbs|
|Truck Bed Size||Ultra Short to Long|
|Number of LP Tanks||1|
As demand for the Palomino grew, Mr. Landey felt it would benefit his company, Vanguard Ind., to relocate. With most manufacturers and industry suppliers located in the Elkhart, In. area the move eastward seemed logical. Vanguard Industries settled in the community of Colon in 1972. Once in Colon he began to put his plans in motion. By 1973 he had built the main production facility and within days Palomino tent trailers were rolling out the doors.
In 1976, Vanguard added its own Needle Division, in 1978 its own Metal Fabrication Plant, and has several cold storage facilities. On May 27, 1992, the primary production building and offices were destroyed by fire. By late August, 1992, the first 1993 model Palomino rolled of the line in the new 52,300 sq. ft. facility, which was built on the same site as the previous building had been.
The year 1998 continued to see expansion with the addition of a new 75,000 sq. ft. production facility, and another storage facility. In 2002 Vanguard was purchased by Forest River, Inc. This allowed for rapid growth and the introduction of two new towable lines of travel trailers and fifth wheels, Puma and Sabre by Palomino.