After months of development, Ohio-based NuCamp RV unveiled the final prototype of the Cirrus 670 short-bed truck camper at the Florida RV Supershow and reported that the camper is now in production. Touted as NuCamp’s first half-ton capable camper, the Cirrus 670 will feature a dry weight around 1,685 pounds, allowing it to be hauled on some half-ton and most 3/4-ton pickup trucks. The Cirrus 670 will be NuCamp’s third truck camper model and smallest, following the popular Cirrus 820 and Cirrus 920 models released in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
In spite of its “small” size, the Cirrus 670 has a lot going for it. The camper’s 8-foot 3-inch floorplan will feature a split dinette in front with a full wet-bath and a 3.7 cubic foot refrigerator on the driver side and a full kitchen and a large wardrobe on the passenger side. Sporting the same exterior shape and graphics as earlier Cirrus truck camper models, the Cirrus 670 will offer the Alde hydronic heating system that doubles as a water heater and furnace, and the Froli sleep system that maximizes comfort and eliminates mildew forming under the mattress. Unlike earlier Cirrus models, however, the Cirrus 670 will offer a Thetford Cassette Toilet and an innovative wet-bath with a low-profile shower pan and a sliding privacy door that maximizes floor space in the camper.
Built by the Amish, construction of the Cirrus 670 consists of an all-aluminum frame, laminated and bonded Azdel sidewalls, Dometic dual thermopane windows, and a fiberglass roof. In a new development impacting the entire Cirrus truck camper lineup, the cabinetry is no longer being imported from Italy and is now being constructed entirely by Amish craftsman in Ohio.
The specifications of the Cirrus 670 are about what we expected for a camper of this size. The camper will be 14-feet 11-inches long, 7.5 feet wide, and will offer an interior height of 6 feet 4 inches. Holding tank sizes for the camper will feature 20 gallons fresh, 22 gallons grey, and 5 gallons black, and will come with only a single 20-pound propane tank and a battery compartment large enough to hold only one Group-27 battery. Standard features, according to the specification sheet displayed at the show, will include a Norcold three-way 3.7 cubic foot refrigerator, lots of overhead storage, a glass-top stove and sink, two Fan-Tastic Vent fans, a Lagun swing-away table, a fiberglass roof, an exterior shower, queen-size bed, an AM/FM/MP3 bluetooth stereo system, and marine quality speakers.
Options for the camper will include Rieco Titan electrical lift jacks, a 210 watt solar power system, a Fiamma ladder, a backup camera, power side awning, roof rack, a 9,200 BTU low profile air conditioner, and a microwave oven.
Our overall impression of the final NuCamp Cirrus 670 prototype is very favorable. The 8-foot 3-inch floor length and 1,685-pound dry weight is about what we expected for this half-ton capable truck camper. We love the innovations found in the wet-bath, especially the low profile shower pan and sliding privacy door, and are thrilled to finally see a cassette toilet in a Cirrus truck camper. We’re also impressed with the amount of storage space found in the camper. We were hoping to see a 30 gallon fresh water tank and a larger battery compartment in the Cirrus 670, but hey, when it comes to designing a smaller, half-ton capable truck camper, you can’t get everything. The savings in space and weight has to come from someplace.
According to NuCamp, the Cirrus 670 displayed at the show was a final prototype and NOT a finished product, so an additional tweak or two to the camper’s interior will probably be forthcoming in the current production models.
The MSRP of the Cirrus 670 is expected be around $28,000, with the first units expected to be in dealer lots around late February/early March 2019. Demand for the new camper is expected to be high, so those who are interested in purchasing one should act quickly.
A very special thanks to Mandy Lea, who graciously allowed us to use her photos and video in this story.