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Posted: 08/12/17 11:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello, we are seriously considering a 2018 Livin Lite truck camper to replace our 2011 Shadow Lite 9.5 DSB truck camper. Does anyone have any experiences with this type of unit? We are replacing ours because we have some delamination going on. We like the idea of the Aluminum frame and Azdel trim so this will not become a problem.
Thanks in advance for your responses!
Bob and Kathy Taylor

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If you take care of a wood framerdunit, it never becomes a problem. Just because it has an aluminum frame don't mean it's welded properly (Keytag had some pictures a while back of really poor welds on his that broke) and, just because it has an aluminum frame, it might have wool insulation which can become waterlogged and grow mold.

Nice looking units however.


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Posted: 08/12/17 12:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SidecarFlip wrote:

If you take care of a wood framerdunit, it never becomes a problem. Just because it has an aluminum frame don't mean it's welded properly (Keytag had some pictures a while back of really poor welds on his that broke) and, just because it has an aluminum frame, it might have wool insulation which can become waterlogged and grow mold.

Nice looking units however.


How does this help the OP with his question and inquiry about Livin Lite truck campers??
Why do you have trouble staying on the subject matter?

* This post was edited 08/12/17 01:15pm by Troutguy *


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We looked at them years ago but I didn't like how high they sat in the truck bed. Before you buy look at Lance and Arctic Fox they both make really nice 8.6 Truck campers.

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The older livin lites had an aluminum roof, when they got bought about by Thor a few years ago they switched to a TPO roof like all the other manufactures.

If I was in the market for a truck camper in 8.6 with no slides I would be seriously looking at the little guy brand, at least they are doing something different than the other manufacturers and they appear to be a step up in quality compared to the rest of the typical north american manufacturers. Not to say a Lance or Arctic fox is a bad camper, but not my personal cup of tea.

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Take a look at the Cirrus TC's.

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GeoBoy wrote:

Take a look at the Cirrus TC's.

We really wanted to get a Cirrus TC but the model 820 is the only thing available at this time. The 820 will not work on an 8 foot bed. The model 920 will work on an 8 foot bed but when I called the factory I found out they are not even in production yet.

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taycotrains wrote:

GeoBoy wrote:

Take a look at the Cirrus TC's.

We really wanted to get a Cirrus TC but the model 820 is the only thing available at this time. The 820 will not work on an 8 foot bed. The model 920 will work on an 8 foot bed but when I called the factory I found out they are not even in production yet.


Don't know who you spoke with at "the factory" but that is incorrect. I looked at Cirrus 920 serial number 00001 in person two weeks ago at D&H RV in Apex, NC. They are probably few and far between at this point but they are in production. PM me with an email if you want photos and the quote I got.


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I used to have a livin lite 9.6s. We traded it in tor a cirrus 820. So it will work on 8 ft bed. I made a box that fits the front of the bed for cirrus to rest against. I've traveled on dirt roads, up to West Virginia on interstate and old back roads (pre guardrail ones) and up pilot mountain. Camper stayed where I put it. While gap looks a bit odd. I've been looking for a metal headache. I made an interim wooden headache rack with side doors to make the transition a little more finished. Like the area between camper and bed for putting bulky or dirty stuff. There's a few people here that have SB camper with LB truck.

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NGaMountains wrote:

taycotrains wrote:

GeoBoy wrote:

Take a look at the Cirrus TC's.

We really wanted to get a Cirrus TC but the model 820 is the only thing available at this time. The 820 will not work on an 8 foot bed. The model 920 will work on an 8 foot bed but when I called the factory I found out they are not even in production yet.


Don't know who you spoke with at "the factory" but that is incorrect. I looked at Cirrus 920 serial number 00001 in person two weeks ago at D&H RV in Apex, NC. They are probably few and far between at this point but they are in production. PM me with an email if you want photos and the quote I got.


I would like the info ... thanks Bob

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