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Limited pre-order of Leentu Campers for the Toyota Tacoma long bed model ending November 9th.

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  • Leentu Camper

    Fiberglass camper shell featuring ultra-light sandwich construction, quick deploy lofted sleeping quarters, and a high-performance weatherproof tent surround. 
    Unit weight target:
    under 150 lbs. 
    MSRP: $10,295

    Pre-order today, save up to 15%!

  • Leentu Carbon

    Carbon Fiber camper shell featuring premium Nomex Honeycomb sandwich construction, integrated 60W solar panel and a high-performance weatherproof tent surround.
    Unit weight target: under 100 lbs. 
    MSRP $13,995 

    Pre-order today, save up to 15%!

The Leentu Difference

Built in the USA with premium aerospace composites. 

Ultra-Lightweight: Hassle-free two person installation, retain payload capacity, no truck modification required.

Aerodynamic: Streamlined design reduces drag, maintains MPG, and avoids negative impacts on handling.

Ease-of-Use: Deploys in seconds, no additional set-up required. Lofted bed quickly converts to lounge seating or stows in moments. 

Flexibility: Maintain the utility of your 9 to 5 workhorse. Open interior allows for maximum utilization of bed footprint to meet your unique set of around-town and camping requirements. 

Smart tech: Interior & exterior LEDs, charge ports and a ventilation fan. Pre-wired for solar; integrated 60W panel included standard with Leentu Carbon Camper.

Lower VOC / Low Waste Process: At Leentu we care about making an all around better product and we believe that responsibility starts with the most basic elements of a design.  The pre-Impregnated composites we use, while being some of the strongest declassified materials known to humans, are also far less toxic than a typical wet layup fiberglass processes.   Not only are the resins themselves much less volitile and toxic than the poly and vinyl esters typically used in automotive applications, but because of our design we use far less raw material than similar designs. 

Our composite sandwich structure allows us to eliminate hunreds of pounds of (mostly) resin and composite fabric per unit.  Low toxicity and low waste makes Leentu Campers more environmentally friendly to manufacture, while low weight makes them safer to own (not to mention more economical at the pump)!  Plus, our composite manufacturing partners and all of our in-house assembly process is housed at centrally located facilities in Indiana.  None of this is a mistake, we want our workers, our customers and our Earth to be healthy and happy.  After all isn't that the whole the point? 

Click here to learn more about our manufacturing process!

Sandwiches and tailors?? Who cares?! 
I just want to go camping!

Right on, we do too.  But we like to bring lots of gear and didn't want to cut into our payload and destroy our handling with an 800 lb chopped-strand fiberglass camper or a boxy sheet metal assembly. 

That's where we hatched the idea of an ultra-lightweight and intuitive truck camping solution that could transition seamlessly from the jobsite to spur of the moment adventures. 

Built in the USA with premium aerospace composites, Leentu Campers provide dependable off-road durability, along with the baseline amenities required to hunker down in comfort at the end of a long day, wherever you may roam.

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FAQ

Can I install a Leentu myself?

If you and a friend can each lift 50-75 lbs, you can install or remove a Leentu in minutes.

Can I finance my Leentu?

Yes! We're excited to now offer financing to our customers via the LightStream Affiliate Program. For borrowers with good to excellent credit the benefits of working with LightStream include: 

Rate transparency:
 With LightStream, the rate you see is the rate you get. Each loan page on their website displays rate ranges and potential monthly payments depending on loan amount and terms length before customers apply or submit sensitive information.

Speed and ease: LightStream’s online loan application takes minutes, and customers can get funds fast.

Larger purchase ability: Loan amounts from $5,000 to $100,000.

When will I receive my Leentu?

Estimated Mold Fabrication  & Initial Production Timeline:

Phase I: Tooling / creation of "dummy" - 2.5 months 

Phase II: Fabrication of Molds - 2.5 months

Phase III: Beta Article - 1 month

Phase IV: Limited Production Run - 1-2 months

Phase V: Assembly & Shipping - 1 month

FIRST SHIPMENTS - Q4 2018

But why do I have to wait so long?

Because of Leentu’s vehicle specific fit and tightly toleranced monocoque design, our manufacturing process is closer to that used in aerospace and racing than in the automotive or boat building world.  All of our hard composite structures are made using custom, computer designed molds. Before we make our molds we need to create a dummy part or “mold buck” for each piece of the Leentu. These will be cut from a special material by a computer guided cutter (a very large CNC machine) based on the design files we have developed through our prototyping and testing. This process results in unparalleled precision but has a long setup time for each part and some parts will even take days just to cut because of their large size.

Once the mold bucks are cut, their general fit will be verified and any issues will be addressed.   However, when the CNC is done, the bucks still require quite a bit of smoothing and finishing. The CNC leaves a rough “stepped” surface that must be smoothed and filled by hand.  Once this is complete, a final finish is applied to the bucks and polished to a mirror-like shine. This is one of the most important and time consuming steps because it dictates exactly the quality of the surface on the finished parts.  

Up next are the molds (I know right? We haven’t even made anything we’re going to use in manufacturing yet!).  All of the mold bucks will be sprayed with a release agent, polished again, and sprayed with several layers of gelcoat which will become the inside surface of our molds.  On top of that will come many layers of fiberglass cloth and resin to create thick and robust molds that will be viable for several hundred units. Once the resin and gelcoat have cured, the molds will be gently and carefully removed from the bucks and thoroughly inspected.  Any blemishes or voids will be filled and the surface polished like a mirror.

The actual manufacture of the composite parts is similar to the mold production.  A release agent will be applied to the molds, the molds with be polished again and our composite sandwich will be laid into the molds and cured in an autoclave.  This will result in our “first article” which will be our last chance to check fit and functionality and remedy any other issues before full production starts. Once everything is tested and we’re satisfied we’re offering the highest quality product available we’ll finally be able to start Leentu production!

How will my Leentu be delivered?

Ground shipping options available, or local pickup can be arranged at our facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Why the Tacoma LB?

Due to Toyota Tacoma’s status as the number one selling mid-sized pick-up on the market for over a decade, we’ve decided to initially build for the long bed version (2005-present) to ensure we get our process right and have an adequately large pool of consumers to market to as we ramp up. 

From there we intend to develop molds and begin production for the Tacoma short bed as soon as early 2019, and expand to other truck models including the GMC Canyon / Chevy Colorado, new Ford Ranger, and others based upon market demand.

What's a "Tailored Composite"? Is it like a nice suit?

A tailored composite is a structure utilizing more than one type of composite and playing to the strengths of each.  For example: the same structure may use fiberglass in large curved or flat areas because it's cheap, carbon fiber in narrow areas and sharper corners because it's extremely strong and Kevlar in areas expected to take a beating but where rigidity isn't as important.  Composite construction gives designers the flexibility to mix and match properties for the the best outcome.

Ok great... But what actually is a composite?

A composite is technically any material with two or more components resulting in a finished material with properties superior to the sum of each of its parts.   Although materials such as reinforced concrete and paper mache are technically composites, what most people think of as composites are materials like fiberglass, carbon fiber (sometimes incorrectly referred to as graphite) and Kevlar.  

What is a composite sandwich?

A composite sandwich is a structure used in a range of high performance applications such as aerospace, defense, and racing. The sandwich consists of two layers of composite (a fabric and resin matrix) and some lightweight filler in between.  This results in an extremely strong and stiff structure that is mostly empty space and remarkably light weight.  Yum!

Pre-Order T&Cs

We at Leentu understand that customers may have reservations about putting money down for a product with an extended leadtime, so to give our pre-order VIPs peace-of-mind, we're offering a full money-back guarantee on your deposit, should you reconsider your order during the tooling & mold fabrication phase. Upon completion of our molds, we will contact purchasers directly for the remaining balance & any taxes due as we move forward with the production phase (estimated September 2018).  For more information, please email us at leentuoutdoors at gmail dot com.