Livin' Lite designs and builds affordable, lightweight, towable RVs and truck campers. It offers a complete lineup of towable RVs, sport/utility RVs, VRVs (Versatile Recreational Vehicles), and soft- and solid-wall truck campers. The company's state-of-the-art truck campers pair nicely with quarter- and half-ton pickups. There are other companies, such as Coleman, Scamp, and Aspen, who also manufacture small towables, but Livin' Lite is one of the few that specializes in this size towable.The MSRPs for Livin' Lite units begin under $4000 and go up to $19,000. Dry weights for a camping trailer start at 600 pounds, and the top dry weight on the travel trailer doesn't exceed 2999 pounds. In most cases, you don't need a large and powerful tow vehicle.
Construction Livin' Lite uses no steel in its trailers -- only aluminum and composite materials. Even the chassis on the company's largest travel trailers and VRVs feature welded aluminum structural members. All towable products come equipped with a Dexter independent torsion-bar suspension. An important benefit of using aluminum is that, over time, the chassis remains unaffected by the harsh punishments undeveloped roads can dish out. The interior floor and ceiling panels, structural members in the walls and roof, all exterior surface skin, and interior cabinets are fashioned from aluminum. Composite material is used for countertop and tabletop surfaces and for the windows.
The towables that incorporate fabric use rugged material like that found on tents. Laminated solid foam-core insulation in the walls and ceiling protect the interior from outside temperatures. The towables and truck campers use the same building materials, and the units come with a three-year structural warranty. A cool difference between Livin' Lite towables and others on the market is that you can choose from a variety of metallic exterior colors to match your tow vehicle.
Quicksilver Camping Trailers
A folding camping trailer is a towable RV with an exterior height that, when folded for travel, usually is lower than the height of the tow vehicle. Once you reach your destination, just pop up the roof, and in minutes the interior becomes a usable habitat. Camping trailers can incorporate both solid and fabric material for the walls. Livin' Lite's Quicksilver 6.0 comes outfitted with a dinette that can be converted into sleeping quarters. The 6.1 features a kitchen base in place of the dinette. Both feature a foldout bed base (60 x 78 inches) and can sleep four. An optional front deck over the tongue can hold cargo or a motorcycle or ATV.
The 8.0 and 10.0 floorplans accommodate six people. Each features an aluminum galley complex and foldout bed, with the front platform measuring 60 x 78 inches. The only difference is that the 8.0's rear-bed platform is narrower. The 10.0 model has a full dinette and foldout bed platforms that measure 60 x 78 inches. Dry weights of the Quicksilver Camping Trailer begin at 600 pounds for the 2.0, which sleeps two and is designed to be towed by a motorcycle or an ATV, and go up to 1200 pounds. GVWRs range from 1200 to 1500 pounds. The website lists weights for each individual option offered, so you can keep track of your actual gross weight. Base prices range from $3800 up to $7500, making a Quicksilver an affordable way to begin living the RV lifestyle.
Standard equipment and features include 76 inches of headroom, two large beds with foam mats and mattresses (except in the 2.0), galley sink with a hand pump faucet, a TV shelf, large picture window, 12- and 110-volt electrical outlets, aluminum storage cabinets, and a dinette that can be moved outside with vinyl seats that house storage. Standard exterior appointments include safety cables, a spare tire, entrance step, rear stabilizer jacks, and a diamondplate aluminum rock guard to protect the exterior from road debris.
Optional appointments include radial tires, surge brake, front stabilizer jacks, portable LP gas cooktop, electric space heater or portable radiant heater, air conditioner, and an outside patio awning.
Camplite Travel Trailer
Travel trailers are solid-wall towable RVs that require no setup once you reach the campsite. Livin' Lite's travel trailer product line is called CampLite.
These come in six different lengths and floorplans; all are 84 inches wide and can sleep four. The interior height is a roomy 76 inches in all models, which means anyone shorter than a pro basketball player can stand up inside. Dry weights begin at 1550 pounds and top out at 2800, with a 2500-4400-pound GVWR range. Base MSRPs start at $12,000, with the largest travel trailer's at $19,000.
Standard equipment includes an air conditioner, awning, corner jacks for stability while parked at the campsite, safety chains, mag wheels, and an entrance step. Among the options
are a LP package, an aluminum indoor/outdoor table, and custom exterior paint.
Cargo-carrying capacities range from 700 to 2700 pounds. Two of the six models feature tip-out bunk beds. Five models come with a wet bath, while the 11RD offers a portable toilet. Units with the wet bath are equipped with a Dometic toilet, shower, water heater, and exterior shower. Holding tank capacities (for fresh water, gray water, and black water) are 25, 28, and 15 gallons, respectively.
Livin' Lite Truck Camper
Soft- and solid-wall units are available. Quicksilver Truck Campers (soft top/pop-up top) fold flat for travel, which means that the view out the rear window of the pickup is unimpeded. When folded down for travel, the aluminum top creates a platform where cargo can be stowed and carted. When the camper is popped open, two sleeping platforms (36 x 76 inches each) fold out, and the dinette becomes available for service. The dinette can also be folded flat to create another sleeping quarter. Model TC1 is designed for full-size pickup trucks, and has a dry weight of 430 pounds. The TC2 is designed for smaller pickups, and yields a dry weight of 320 pounds. Both models sleep four. Pricing starts at $4000.
Livin' Lite calls the solid-wall unit the CampLite Truck Camper. It, too, is available for smaller and full-size trucks. The smaller CampLite has a dry weight of 950 pounds and features 74 inches of headroom, a cab-over queen-size bed, and a dinette that converts into sleeping quarters. Two floor plans are available. Depending on the floor plan, the CampLite can be equipped with a galley, wet bath, and storage, and can include a refrigerator, A/C, and a furnace. The full-size CampLite Truck Camper has a dry weight of 1600 pounds and features a full wet bath and loads of interior storage. A popular option on this model is an LP package with refrigerator, water heater, and furnace. Base MSRP for the CampLite Truck Camper begins at $10,000 and ranges up to $14,000.
Livin' Lite notes that its truck campers will fit most trucks, but not all. The company is in the process of redesigning the truck camper boxes to accommodate the wide variations found in the new truck body styles.