LocationEast Earl, PA
160 Ewell Road
East Earl, PA 17519
New 2022 Palomino Backpack Edition SS 550
Palomino Backpack Edition SS 550 highlights:
- Front Queen Bed
- Congoleum Flooring
- 55" One Piece Door
- Exterior Battery Charging Station
If you have a 1/2 ton truck with a 5' or larger bed then you can take this truck camper on your next camping trip! The front queen bed welcomes you to a good night's rest, and you can store all of your clothes/shoes with the bedroom storage and foot lockers on either side of it. There is even a wardrobe below a TV top too. Grab some eggs and bacon from the refrigerator to fry up on the two burner cooktop then head to the U-shaped seating area to enjoy them there comfortably!
Each one of these Palomino Backpack Edition truck campers are ready for whatever adventure you throw their way! 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||13 ft 5 in|
|Ext Width||7 ft 2 in|
|Ext Height||6 ft|
|Int Height||7 ft|
|Dry Weight||1594 lbs|
|Fresh Water Capacity||15 gals|
|Furnace BTU||20000 btu|
|Refrigerator Type||Three Way|
|Floor Length||7 ft|
|Center of Gravity Front||22 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.