While most camper companies are busy cramming in as many amenities as will fit, LivinLite focuses on one thing, a simple, quality camper that provides the basics. Founder, Scott Tuttle, had this to say about their Quicksilver pop-up camper line.
When I looked around at today’s generation of ‘pop-ups’; I saw heavy, expensive units – but nothing that could be towed by a car or station wagon. That’s when we decided to build our own tent camper – that would be both affordable and able to be towed by most cars and mini-vans. Do our units have all the extra frills of the expensive units? No. But that’s not what camping is all about.
Cutaway view of a Quicksilver camper.
The company’s commitment to value does not stop there, with an aluminum frame and other recyclable parts, the Quicksilver camper is more than 90% recyclable. Although you won’t have to worry about recycling too soon, as they’re also built to last.
Designed to be pulled by the average family car, or in some cases even a motorcycle, the Quicksilver designers took a tip from Airstream, the longest lasting camper of all time: aluminum construction.
The 6.0, Quicksilver’s smallest model.
In addition to its light weight, aluminum resists corrosion and provides a lot of strength. Their new 6.0 Quicksilver is a prime example of the simplicity of their designs.
The interior folds out into a single large double occupancy bed, while the sofa converts into a second sleeping area. The camper ranges from 4 feet in travel mode to just 8 feet when expanded and weighs under 600 pounds unloaded, with a balance that puts only 16% of that weight on the hitch.
The interior of a Quicksilver camper.
At the opposite end of their line is the XLP, with two double fold out beds and a third sleeping platform in the convertible dinette. The XLP comes loaded with a full kitchen and toilet. Part of the philosophy of the Quicksilver line is community, so showers were left out in favor of camping in group campgrounds with available facilities.
Quicklite’s stainless steel front kitchen.
Compact and balanced, placing less than 20% of the weight on the hitch.
At the LivinLite website, the company that makes the Quicksilver line, you’ll find a host of resources, from instructional videos to technical data. If the photos on their “owner’s gallery” page are any indication, Quicksilver campers are as much fun to use as they are to look at.
This seems like a company focused on their customers and the experience their campers can provide. That goes a long way toward convincing me that they really do sell the product they describe, a breath of fresh air in today’s busy, profit-centric world.