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Outfitter MFG Announces New Fiberglass Roof

Gordon White | Tuesday, 16 November, 2010

 

We talk to Brian Ward, Owner of Outfitter Manufacturing, about Outfitter's new fiberglass roof and learn about a few model changes on the horizon. ... ... ...

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Outfitter Manufacturing’s new fiberglass roof is a great example of a material being applied to improve quality.  Naturally fiberglass pop-up roofs don’t fall from the sky so we talked to Brian Ward, Owner of Outfitter Manufacturing, to get the inside scoop on how the new Outfitter fiberglass roof came to be.


TCM: What brought you to develop a fiberglass roof?

Brian:  The most overlooked maintenance procedure we find customers neglecting is resealing the seal on their roof.  Every RV, whether it is a motor home, travel trailer, or an Outfitter pop-up truck camper, has at least one seal on the roof that needs to be maintained.

About seven years ago, we started using an inside aluminum extrusion that locked together with the outside aluminum trim over the rubber to eliminate part of that seal.  That extrusion lengthened the time between reseal on a roof (from one year to one and a half to two years). Still though, customers were just not maintaining the seal.  The easiest way to eliminate the warranty calls on something like that is to just do away with the rubber and aluminum rail and go with a fully molded piece.  With our new fiberglass roof there is no seal to maintain.                   

 

We have been testing our prototype roof on Brian's new Apex (Bob sold his Juno!) over the summer and now have inventory coming off the mold from the manufacturer. This TRUE composite roof is a foam core piece without any seams, has a gel coat exterior, and no paint.  Our new roof has a rigid structural foam core that absorbs resin for an increase in strength as well as provide excellent insulation properties.  An Apex 8 roof like the one in the pictures below, weighs only 190lbs. finished.  This is not a shell that fits over an existing frame.  We are proud to be the only manufacturer to offer a true fiberglass composite roof.  

Here are some "construction" pictures. This is new to the RV world but commonplace in sailboats. This is not top secret.  Not a sham.  No need to hide the construction.  

The part is made upside down.  So the pictures are showing the inside and are shot from the rear of the roof mold. 

Not much to see yet.  We're just giddy from all the resin on a Saturday and OUR NEW COMPOSITE ROOF!!!

Initial glass and gel-coat down; before foam, roof circuit wire, and top coat is added:

Bob helping with some trimming of the foam core:

Foam and roof circuit wire installed with cabinet backing in place. 

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Top layer of resin being applied before final fiberglass coat:

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Top coat of fiberglass:

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IMG 0950Setting a New Standard - the Composite Apex Body!

A one piece fiberglass body formed and molded to be a light-wieght, ridged platform that can do whatever you want to do, and go where ever you want to go....

Introducing Our Newest Camper -cust pic o3

The Caribou Lite is the newest camper model from Outfitter.  A low profile and rugged construction are combined to create the lightest popup truck camper Outfitter has ever built. The Caribou lite is built with all the same components and quality of other Outfitter models,  but with a starting price as low as it's profile.

 Outfitter RV - Caribou Lite 8

 The Caribou Lite 8 - built for short and long bed trucks

 

Designed for truck beds with an interior length less than eight feet, the Caribou Lite 8 slide-in truck camper is our rugged, lightest, and lowest profile model.

 

 Outfitter RV - Caribou Lite 6.5

The Caribou Lite 6.5 - built for short bed trucks

 

Designed for truck beds with an interior length less than eight feet, the Caribou Lite 6.5 slide-in truck camper is our rugged, lightest, and lowest profile model.

 

 Outfitter RV - Caribou 8

 The Caribou 8 - built for short or long bed trucks

 

Designed for truck beds with an interior length of eight feet or less, the Caribou 8 slide-in truck camper delivers a rugged, light-weight, safe and secure environment.

 

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 The Caribou 6.5 - built for short bed trucks

 

Designed for truck beds with an interior length less than eight feet, the Caribou 6.5 slide-in truck camper delivers a rugged, light-weight, safe and secure environment.

 

 Outfitter RV - Juno 8.5

 The Juno 8.5 - built for short bed trucks

 

Designed for truck beds with an interior length less than eight feet, the Juno 8.5 slide-in truck camper delivers expansive room with a fold-down room in the back.

 

 Outfitter RV - Juno 10

The Juno 10 - built for long bed trucks

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Designed for truck beds with an interior length of eight feet, the Juno 10 slide-in truck camper delivers expansive room with a fold-down room in the back.

 Outfitter RV - Apex LB

The Apex LB - built for long bed trucks

 

Designed for truck beds with an interior length of eight feet, the Apex LB slide-in truck camper delivers a fully equiped Apex camper that doesn't extend beyound the back bumper.

 

 Outfitter RV - Apex 9.5

The Apex 9.5 - built for long bed trucks

 

Designed for truck beds with an interior length of eight feet, the Apex 9.5 slide-in truck camper delivers ample room for all of your needs and comfort.

 Outfitter RV - Apex 8

The Apex 8 - built for shortbed trucks

 

Designed for truck beds with an interior length of less than eight feet, the Apex 8 slide-in truck camper delivers ample room for all of your needs and comfort.