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Order today and be ready for whatever 2019 brings with your Leentu Off-Road Camper.

Built in the USA, featuring ultra-lightweight aerospace grade pre-preg composites.

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  • Leentu Fiberglass Camper

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

    Reserve today, ready to play Spring 2019

  • Leentu Carbon Camper

    Carbon Fiber camper shell featuring Nomex Honeycomb sandwich construction, integrated 60W solar panel and weatherproof vinyl coated polyester tent surround. Unit weight target: under 100 lbs. 
    MSRP $13,995 

    Reserve now, join the ultra-lightweight truck camping revolution!

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!

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 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.

Why does it take to introduce additional Leentu models?

The development process to create a low-profile & aerodynamic camper for 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.

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 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 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!