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Northstar Escape Pod truck camper
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"A camper designed for a flatbed truck (giving more space than a pickup) - a less expensive alternative to a class C or B?"


 

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Important dimensions:
Dry Weight 1,840 lbs
, Floor Length 7’5”"
Overall Length 13’, Exterior Width 7', Entrance Door Width 22”
Interior Height 6’2”
Cabover Bed Size 56 x 80, Dinette Bed Size 30 x 70
Fresh Water Capacity 20 gal, Gray Water Capacity 15 gal
Cassette Fresh Water Capacity 4 gal
Cassette Black Water Capacity 5.3 gal

Northstar says "This versatile unit is compact but loaded with storage room for all of your gear. Loaded with standard equipment including electric four corner jacks, insulated windows,generator storage, this camper is ready to explore anywhere. Chevy Colorado standard with 4x4, five cylinder engine and a 2,200 pound payload. Truck can be ordered with the aluminum flatbed (www.uteltd.com) from any GM dealer. Now that's easy! Aluminum Ute flatbeds available for almost every truck! Start planning your Escape today!"

Escape Pod MSRP Standard Equipment $20,125.00

  
Northstar Escape Pod truck camper exterior

Northstar Escape Pod is shown here on a Chevrolet Colorado with an aluminum Ute flatbed.  The extra space available over a pickup allows a better layout -great storage, floor space, shower, refrigerator, and more...

Chevrolet Colorado with an aluminum Ute flatbed

We show 3 pictures of the Northstar Escape Pod interior below:

Northstar Escape Pod truck camper interior showing dinette

Northstar Escape Pod truck camper cabover bed arrangement

Northstar Escape Pod truck camper interior showing view to bed and toilet/shower arrangement

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Northstar Escape Pod truck camper floorplan 
  

"A camper designed for a flatbed truck (giving more space than a pickup) - a less expensive alternative to a class C or B?"

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VinceThis is an awesome idea that is long overdue in north America-I have seen these types of add ons in Australia and Europe.
MiCasaLayThese are NOT reviews - just ad copy pulled from the manufacturer's websites.
Robert WilliamsIs it possible to purchase just the camper in a larger format to fit my international 4700 short frame truck
Robert WilliamsIs it possible to purchase just the camper in a larger format to fit my international 4700 short frame truck
MarshallThe Colorado is a joint venture between GM and Isuzu.
aaronetI don't know where you all get your information but the Chevy Colorado is a Toyota Tacoma rebadged, there may be a few different engine options but for the most part it's a Toyota.
USer8Colorados are great strong vehicles but this is a moot point... no one can afford a $3500 bed to put a $4000 camper on.... and those who can, buy a bigger truck with a bigger camper anyway.
BryceI love it! its about time they come out with good camper designs for mini trucks besides Toyota's i would put it on my GMC Sonoma i know it would handle it with no problems at all!
DaveThe ranger may be outdated but it's a tough truck and the 4.0 V-6 will run forever. The ONLY small trucks that I would ever consider are the Ranger and Toyota. The Colorado may have a V-8 available but I do believe it's only in a street package like an SS but I'm willing to be wrong. Now, if you could flatbed an H3T Alpha you'd be talking although I'm sure it would spend more time at the mechanic than the Ranger or the Toyota. Ford is replacing the Ranger soon anyway.
GregTex, where do you get your information? The Colorado is offered with a V8 engine. No other small truck has a V8. And the Ranger is so outdated it would not be a worthy pickup to pick from.
S. TexI would love to have this. Only one problem. Who had the big Idea of putting it on a Colorado? That is about the worst platform for a small truck you can get. How about the more popular Tacoma or Ford Ranger. Or at least the option, come on northstar, the colorado is junk.
MarkGreat idea, but community association rules say I can't park a flat bed truck in my driveway. I suspect a lot of people would have that problem.
roy parkeri think its a great idea. i have a chevy 3500 flatbed dump with 8x9 ft. bed. i would love to put a camper on it.
Ken GI really like this idea. I have a pickup but I lived in Australia for a while where flatbeds and flatbed campers are common. Makes a lot of sense putting a camper on a bigger area. Also many of these trucks like the Chevy Clorado have really good mpg figures. Like it.


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