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Leentu Carbon Camper

Pairing efficient, modern design with advanced aerospace composites to deliver the first ultra-lightweight offroad truck camper.

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Set up in Seconds

The Leentu lift system features robust gas springs to make deploying the roof a breeze.  Pull the drivers side strap to draw and secure the weatherproof tent into place and you're free to turn your attention to whatever camp making chores remain.

Convertible Sleep System

Featuring a 2" thick high-density foam mattress, Leentu's lofted sleep system is 80"L and tapers from 46" to 42"W.  During the day the modular panels above the truck bed quickly reconfigure to bench seating or can be stowed away in moments.

Integrated Technology

Interior and exterior LEDs, ventilation fan, USB charge ports and a 12V adapter provide seamless functionality and keep your essential accessories powered. The Leentu Carbon Camper also comes standard with a 60W solar panel managed via an intuitive solar controller.   

The Leentu Difference

Inspired by the classic Westy ethos and modern "triple bottom line" approach pioneered by Patagonia, we began this journey with the goal of developing the ultimate adventure camper – a design that would bridge the gap between an unwieldy roof-top tent and a heavy slide-in camper. We also wanted something that would allow us to utilize our trucks effectively around town while working our 9 to 5 contractor jobs, then transition seamlessly to overland and off-road pursuits, and set up in seconds. After methodically constructing, testing, fine-tuning and thoroughly abusing our two prototypes -- from Baja to Moab, Humbolt to the Mojave – we finalized our design, confident that our ultra-lightweight, low-profile camper achieves each of these goals while providing the depenability and comfort required from a true expedition ready pop-up camper.

By partnering with IndyCar manufacturers and utilizing premium aerospace materials, we're able to build ultra-lightweight, high-performance campers unlike anything else on the market. 100% designed and built here in the USA. 

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

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

Ease-of-Use: Deploy or break down in seconds. 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 hundreds 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 manufacturing partners and all of our in-house assembly processes are 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!

FAQ

Can I install a Leentu myself?

If you and a friend can each lift ~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.

How will my Leentu be delivered?

Ground shipping options available, or local pickup at our facility in Indianapolis, Indiana is always included with the price of purchase.

Why does it take so long to introduce additional Leentu Carbon models?

The development process to create a molded carbon fiber camper customized to fit any given truck model is a time consuming and resource intensive undertaking.

The first step requires our design team to build a precise 3D computer model. We start by carefully and methodically drafting CAD files that accommodate the truck's unique contours and dimensions, while also incorporating lessons learned through our prototyping and testing process.  From there we utilize these files  to create dummy parts or “mold bucks” for each component of the Leentu shell.

These bucks are cut from a special material by our large format CNC machine (a  multi-axis computer guided mill) as directed by the CAD model. While these dummy parts are extremely precise, the set-up and milling of each takes weeks because of their large size.

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 are then sprayed with a release agent, polished again, and sprayed with several layers of gelcoat which become the inside surface of our molds.  On top of that many layers of fiberglass cloth and resin are added 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 are filled and the surface is polished like a mirror.

The actual manufacture of the composite parts is similar to the mold production.  A release agent is applied to the molds, the molds are polished again and our composite sandwich is laid into the molds and cured in an autoclave.  This results in the "first article" which is our last chance to check fit and functionality and remedy any other issues before we can release production. Once this unit is test fit and we're confident we're offering the highest quality product possible-- we’re finally able to start production for the next Leentu model!

All that said, we'd like to build ultra-lightweight campes for as many trucks as demand will support-- so we welcome your requests.  In the immediate future we're targeting to release models for the Tacoma short bed, F150/Raptor, and Canyon/Colorado as quickly as possible.

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!

All this talk about pre-preg composites and sandwiches, 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 camper. 

Built in the USA with premium aerospace composites, Leentu Campers offer dependable and efficient off-road performance, 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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