Palomino Tent Campers have been produced in Colon, Michigan, since 1968. The manufacturer, Vanguard Industries, has perfected the pop-up tent camper design over the years. The company has grown and now has more than 100,000 sq. ft. of production space for producing Palominos and the materials needed for the campers. In 1996, there were five models of Palomino pop-up tent campers produced: the Colt, the Filly, the Mustang, the Stallion and the Yearling.
Size, Weight and Sleeping Accommodations
The Colt was produced at 16 ft. 9 in. long and 6 ft. 9 in. wide. The base weight was 1,140 lbs. The Colt could sleep up to six people. The Filly was 21 ft. 4 in. long and 7 ft. wide. The weight of the Filly was 1,455 lbs. It could sleep up to seven people. The Mustang model was 24 ft. 4 in. long and 7 ft. wide. Base weight of the Mustang was 1,730 lbs. It could sleep six people. The Stallion camper was 19 ft. long and 7 ft. wide. The weight of the model was 1,395 lbs and it could sleep up to seven people. The Yearling was 20 ft. 3 in. long. It was 6 ft. 9 in. wide. It weighed 1,310 lbs. The model could sleep seven people.
The 1996 line of Palomino pop-up tent campers offered many different appliance options in the campers. Buyers could choose from refrigerators ranging from 5 to 10 cubic ft. Garbage disposals were offered in each model. Microwaves, water heaters, dishwasher, washers and dryers were also offered as optional features.
Buyers could outfit their 1996 Palomino with an air-assisted suspension system or a Mor-Ryde suspension system if they desired. This provided a smooth ride when towing the camper.
Jacks and Leveling Systems
Palomino pop-up tent trailers are stabilized by jack or leveling systems placed under the sides of the trailer. The standard jack system is a manual hydraulic jack. Buyers could upgrade to automatic hydraulic jacks or electric leveling jacks. The leveling system upgrades available were an air leveling option or an electric rear leveling system.