7400 S. US Highway 441
Ocala, FL 34480
Used 2017 Palomino Backpack Edition SS 1251
This SS-1251 soft side Backpack Edition truck camper by Palomino is the perfect way to camp easily. This unit was designed for a 1/2 ton truck with a 6'6" bed.
Enter through the rear door to find a storage closet on your left, and a wet bath on the right featuring a shower, toilet, and storage including a spot for the LP tank.
There is a refrigerator, a two burner cook-top, and kitchen sink, plus storage for dishes and things found along the road side.
The L-shaped seating and dinette table provide plenty of space for meal time and more. There is even space below the dinette seats so you can stow away your extra camping gear.
The upper bunk area provides a 60" x 80" innerspring mattress with under bed storage including foot lockers on both side, plus so much more!
Optimum RV Rocks!Heather Bennett reviewed Optimum RV — 5 star
May 21 at 9:26pm ·
We walked in pretty much knowing what we wanted and what are needs were! We needed the help of someone to help pull it all together. A huge THANK YOU to Brian Godwin for pulling it together for us. Brian went above and beyond to answer all the questions we had. He worked with us to get the things we wanted installed. Everything was ... More » - Heather
|Ext Width||7 ft 2 in|
|Ext Height||6 ft|
|Dry Weight||1795 lbs|
|Fresh Water Capacity||22 gals|
|Black Water Capacity||7 gals|
|Floor Length||8 ft 6 in|
|Center of Gravity Front||37 in|
|LP Tank Capacity||20|
|Number of LP Tanks||1|
|Shower Type||Wet/Bath Shower|
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.