Canadian-based Loki Basecamp just launched a new composite truck camper called the Icarus. According to the news release, the composite camper will come in two sizes for full-size pickup trucks: the Icarus 6 for short-bed pickup trucks with 6-foot bed lengths and the Icarus 8 for long-bed pickup trucks. The Icarus joins the Falcon 6 and Falcon 8 in Loki Basecamp’s growing catalog of high-end, modular off-road campers.
“Slightly smaller than it’s Falcon counterpart, the Icarus makes good use of its footprint to ensure you have everything you need for your excursions in the wilderness or sporting adventures,” explained Pierre-Mathieu Roy, Loki Basecamp founder and CEO. “This unit is completely self-sufficient with running water, solar power, climate control, fully functional dinette and much more. Our goal with the Icarus series was to provide a light platform that can take you anywhere, but also adapts to your different adventures.”
Named after a class of battleship in the sci-fi TV series The Battlestar Galactica (the Falcon, we are told, was named after the Millennium Falcon of Star Wars), the Icarus will feature a reinforced fiberglass hull and double density synthetic R16 composite insulation. The four season, all-terrain camper will also feature the latest in off-grid technology, and will be served by an Autoclima 12 volt air conditioner and Webasto diesel heating powered by a large, 600 amp hour lithium battery bank, a 2,000 watt inverter, and a 300 watt solar power system.
Like the slightly larger Falcon, the Icarus’ floorplan will feature a mud room, lounge, kitchenette, and a cabover bedroom with a number of modular features. The mud room will feature a removable indoor shower, rail systems for drying equipment, an ARB air compressor, and a convertible seating and table area. The lounge will have multi-function seating and a table, anchor points for additional bed and removable storage, and portable toilet storage. The kitchenette will sport a mobile induction cooktop, a stainless steel sink with a foldable tap and cover, a garbage and recycling bin, and a 12 volt compressor refrigerator, while the bedroom will offer a smaller, 77×60-inch bed, reading lamps, dimmable LED lighting, and various USB and AC/DC outlets.
Exterior features of this cutting-edge camper will include front exterior LED bars up to 28,000 lumens, utility LEDs on the rear and sides, a retractable canopy, a utility roof rack, side supports, a spare tire rack, a secondary rear door, a multi-purpose utility drawer, and double Lexan windows with roller blackout blinds and bug screens.
Reminiscent of more expensive rigs, Loki will offer a plethora of options, including different exterior colors and finishes, different interior materials, different interior components and interior and exterior accessories. The company claims that each Icarus will be unique and tailored to the customer’s specific requirements.
The company’s website states that the Icarus will feature a fresh water holding tank and a grey water holding tank, but neither tank size was specified on the website. Based upon the camper’s smaller size, however, we expect the holding tanks in the Icarus to be smaller than the 30 gallon fresh water holding tank, the 20 gallon grey water tank, and a 10 gallon diesel tank found in the larger Falcon series of campers.
The starting price for the Loki Basecamp Icarus is $69,000. To learn more visit the Loke Basecamp website at www.lokibasecamp.com.