Host Industries Inc., a company founded in Bend, Ore., during 2001, has launched a new line of truck campers featuring single slideout and double slideout floorplans.
The new campers also feature “Livability Plus,” which includes large overhead bedrooms, an oversized kitchen and living areas, according to the company.
Other features include an exterior service bay with a hot and cold water manifold, exterior shower plus electrical shore lines and cable TV hookup.
The Host campers come in three floorplans available in 9-foot 6-inch and 11-foot 6-inch lengths. All have a single dining room slideout as standard equipment with a kitchen slideout available as an option.
The distinctively large overhead cab provides one of the largest bedrooms in the truck camper sector and includes extra storage areas and a TV, said Dave Hogue, one of the principals of the firm.
Host campers also feature a complete fiberglass exterior with custom graphics and a one-piece RV2000 roof along with large radius cornered windows to give the coach an “open” feel, according to the company.
Hogue was production and general manager at Beaver Coach, which was acquired by Oregon’s SMC Corp. during 1994. He held the same positions at SMC’s Harney Coach subsidiary.
SMC was acquired by Monaco Coach Corp., Coburg, Ore., last summer. SMC closed Harney shortly before it was purchased by Monaco.
The other principal of Host is Mark Storch. He was chief engineer at Beaver Coach.
Their fathers, Jim Hogue and Frank Storch, were founders of Beaver Coach 35 years ago, and they are advising their sons in the new venture.