Sold: 2016 Northstar Laredo SC Truck Camper

Truck Camper Adventure is selling our 2016 Northstar Laredo SC truck camper. We bought the camper in September 2015 and have used it as the feature truck camper rig since then. This is a short-bed Laredo SC model and fits on short-bed trucks only. With a dry weight of 2,090 pounds, a floor length of 8.5 feet, and a width of 7 feet, the camper is a perfect match for some 3/4-ton and all one-ton pickup trucks. With its low weight and low profile, the camper handles great off-road and is built like a tank. Construction features Northstar’s signature wood frame overlayed with an attractive, non-yellowing lamilux 1000 fiberglass. Many trips featured on this website were visited using this superb, well-built camper.

The Laredo SC’s floorplan features a U-shaped dinette forward, a large and spacious kitchen, a small bathroom, a massive wardrobe, and a 60×80-inch north-south queen size bed. The camper can sleep up to four people (two adults, two children) with the dinette configured as a bed. Other features of this Northstar Laredo SC include a Lagun swing away table, a Dometic CR1110 three-way 3.7-cubic foot DC compressor refrigerator, four Seitz thermal pane windows, a 26-inch wide entry door, a Thetford cassette toilet, a 39-gallon fresh water tank, a 14-gallon gray water tank, and a compartment large enough to house two 5-gallon propane tanks. The camper also features HappiJac remote controlled lift jacks, Northstar’s extra insulation package, a 12 volt Fantastic Fan, a Polar Cub Air Conditioner (runs on 20 amp power), an interior battery compartment large enough to hold two group-31 batteries, a 20,000 btu Suburban Furnace, and a heated grey tank.

This Laredo is in excellent condition with only minor wear and tear after five years of use.  The camper includes several modifications, many of which have been featured on this website, including:

Important: The camper is ready and can be used for camping right away with one exception: the camper has no batteries. You will need to provide your own. Only AGM or lithium batteries can be used. The camper’s battery charging system has been upgraded for lithium ion (LiFePO4) battery use, but can easily be returned to its OEM lead acid AGM battery configuration. Let me know what kind of batteries you’ll be using beforehand, so I can make the needed changes to the camper.

We are selling this Northstar Laredo SC for $22,000 cash. We purchased a larger camper which is why we are selling this one. This camper is located in Kingman, Arizona. With low truck camper inventories nationwide and long lead times to build a new one, this camper will go fast, so don’t wait. We will require a $500 non-refundable deposit to hold the camper. Contact us at [email protected] to schedule a tour. Serious inquiries only. Sale does not include the truck.

Please note that I’m a certified RVIA RV Technician and can help you get everything loaded and setup. The camper has been thoroughly tested and cleaned according to official RVIA PDI standards. You will need a Torklift or HappiJac tie-down system and four turnbuckles to safely haul this truck camper on your short-bed truck. This is a requirement. For safety reasons, we will not allow the camper to be hauled using a “homemade” tie-down system.

For more information, click here to read our full length review of the Northstar Laredo SC. For a complete tour, check out our video below:

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Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a certified RVIA Level 1 RV Technician, and has restored several Airstream travel trailers. He currently rolls in a 2013 Ram 3500 and a 2021 solar powered Bundutec Roadrunner truck camper. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years, worked in project management, and now runs Truck Camper Adventure full-time. He also does some RV consulting, repairs, and inspections on the side.

1 Comment

  1. This is a good one, and Jeanie and I are still delighted with our 2020 Laredo SC. With a short bed H.D. truck and your tie downs it is usable immediately.
    All Mike’s upgrades should have been factory items to begin with.

    Tomorrow (Sept. 5th) we leave for a few weeks exploring Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Black Hills, Badlands, Devil’s Tower, and environs in our Northstar Laredo SC.

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