Eagle Cap 1165 Specs
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Eagle Cap 1165 triple-slide truck camper specifications, construction details and list of standard and optional features.

The previous page provides detailed description of the Eagle Cap 1165 Triple-slide truck camper - an example of the residential-like RV. What for long seemed to be only a dream, since few years became the reality thanks to innovative designs by Adventurer LP. BTW- recently also Northwood joined the "club" of manufacturers of triple-slide truck campers with its model Arctic Fox 1163.

If you did not have a chance to read the first page then please go to: -->Eagle Cap 1165

Eagle Cap 1165 Truck Camper: Here with patio-side awning

Before we go to specs, few important words regarding the pickup truck. 

Pickup Truck

       By nature, all truck campers are great candidates for off-road adventures where in most cases the only limit is the truck itself. Well, in the case of Eagle Cap triple-slide model 1165, “things” are a little bit more complex. The main culprit is the weight. EC-1165 campers come from the factory with dry weight in the range from 4,400 lbs to about 5,000 lbs (depending on choices for dinette and lounge as well as optional, although considered as a “must” TV and awning. The “wet” version (with all liquids, 2 full LPG tanks and 2 batteries) typically adds about 750 lbs. And there is also “stuff” including kitchen accessories, dry food, fridge content, bottled drinks, linen, clothing, personal items, basic tools, and all kinds of camping gear. Well, you may also decide to go for optional A/C unit, Generator, Solar Panels etc…

The bottom line – the weight of the “ready-to-go” Eagle Cap 1165 camper may easily reach 6,000-7,000 lbs, by large exceeding available payload in popular trucks belonging to 350-series. While these popular 1-ton trucks with some caution (right tires, suspension reinforcement, etc…) and minimum “stuff” may be marginally fit to carry Eagle Cap 1165, it will not be advised to venture off beaten paths. Driving on an uneven terrain induces dynamic stress and overload that by far may exceed any technical limits of the truck.

The Adventurer LP clearly states, that Eagle Cap 1165 is designed for long bed “dually” trucks (in other words trucks with dual (twin) rear axles. Such trucks will be fitted with Heavy Duty brakes, shocks and springs. Suggested models represent the 450-series.

Interior

Note that the “available” payload of your truck cannot be simply calculated only as the result of the following subtractions:

GVWR (truck) – Actual Weight of the camper (in ready to go state) – Weight of People (driver and passengers) – Weight of truck fuel. This is because you must also take into account GAWR (rear axles rating) as well as Tire Ratings. The lowest number is the real limit.

See details at:  --> Towing ratings

Also, note that the truck camper MUST be secured to the truck. For this purpose, the Eagle Cap 1165 has stainless-steel tie-down brackets bolted into the aluminum structure.

Specifications


Overall length (1)

Box length

Exterior width (slides in)

Exterior width (slides out)

Exterior height (2)

Headroom

Dry weight (3)

Wet weight (4)

Cargo (5)

Center of Gravity (COG) (6)

Fresh water tank

Grey water tank

Black water tank

LPG

Sleeps (7)

20’10”

11’6”

102”

138”

102”

76”

4,400-4,900 lbs

See note

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60”

66 gals

41 gals

41 gals

2 x 30 lbs

4 (6)


1. Nose to rear ladder

2. Floor to top of the ceiling (112” with roof-mounted A/C unit)

3. Depends on standard features (sofa vs recliners, dinette model) and usual options like TV, awning…)

4. Wet weight includes: 60 gallons fresh water (500 lbs), 6 gallon full hot water heater (50 lbs), 2x 30-pound full LPG tanks (60 lbs), 2 batteries (130lbs), “stuff” including (kitchen, linen, personal), extra camping gear etc…

5. Depends on truck ratings (GVWR, GAWR, Tires etc)

6. Clearly marked with red arrow on the camper. Camper’s COG should fall into the “Load Range” of your truck (for your safety see owner’s manual). It is individually measured for each camper leaving factory doors.

7. 6 persons in configuration with sofa (instead of two recliners)

Construction

  • Frame: Welded, aircraft-quality 2x2 & 2x4 aluminum structure (box and cabover)
  • Cap: One-piece fiberglass w/two-tone gel-coat finish
  • Insulation: 4-season - Closed-Cell block foam (R13 walls, R19 ceiling, R22 floor)
  • Windows: Frameless, tinted, thermal pane insulated (gas-filled)
  • Exterior: Laminux 4000 gel-coat fiberglass (automotive finish)
  • Exterior Seals: All-season 6-step process
  • Roof: 3” crown & trussed roof structure covered by one-piece seamless Thermo Polyolefin (TPO)
  • Floor: Laminated, aluminum-framed
  • Tie-Down brackets: Stainless-steel bolted into the camper’s frame
  • Slide-out mechanism: Schwintek (12V power)
  • Basement: heated, insulated w/Diamond-Plate risers

Spacious wardrobe next to the cabover bedroom

Interior General:

  • Hand-upholstered valances and miniblinds for windows
  • No-wax, tile-looking, industrial-grade vinyl floor
  • 26” wide “Friction Hinge” entrance door w/screen
  • Cabover entry step
  • Granite- looking thermoformed countertops
  • All wood full extension drawers with soft/self-closing ball-bearing metal guides and magnetic catches
  • Hardwood cabinet doors and face frames
  • Fabrics: Selection of Domino fabric (Brown tone) or Denim fabric (Grey tone)

Kitchen cabinet with drawers

Cabover Bedroom

  • Queen-size (60” x 80”) fabric covered, double-density foam mattress
  • Side wardrobe w/mirrored double-sliding doors
  • Night table
  • Corner wardrobe w/shelves and drawers
  • Shelf
  • 2 pivoting reading lights
  • Heki Skylight and 2-side windows
  • TV-pre-wired
  • Privacy curtain

This part of the kitchen is housed in the passenger's side slide-out.

8 cu.ft Fridge and Freezer

Cooktope with cast iron grate

Galley

  • Dometic Cooktop w/cast iron grate
  • Furrion range hood/vent with LED lighting and venting
  • 8 cu.ft, Stainless steel, double door refrigerator and fridge
  • Stainless steel oven and auto igniter
  • Stainless steel Microwave
  • Flush-mounted, stainless steel double bowl sink w/cover (cutting board)
  • Brushed Nickel Pull-out faucet w/spray
  • Modular Dinette or Dream Dinette (convertible into bed)
  • Peninsula-type cabinet w/ countertop
  • Full-height Pantry

Next to the entrance storage w/shelves and drawer

Dining/Living area

  • Modular dinette furniture or “Dream Dinette” (w/no-leg table) – both convertible to duel bed
  • Lounge w/sofa-bed (with drawer storage) or optionally Theater Seating recliners w/folding tables
  • Large side window (dinette)
  • Overhead cabinets
  • Full-height storage w/shelves and drawer
  • Fantastic fan

Large skylight above the shower's cabin

Water-flushed toilet

Dry Bath

  • One-piece fiberglass shower cabin w/curtain and large skylight above
  • Raised, foot-flushed toilet
  • Stainless steel lavatory sink w/ brushed nickel faucet
  • Exhaust vent with fan
  • Large medicine cabinet with mirrored door
  • Pull-out storage
  • Hinged, residential style bath door

Entertainment

  • Jensen AM/FM/CD/DVD/Bluetooth Stereo w/HDMI/USB/- App controllable
  • Low Profile Domed Dual TV/Radio antenna
  • 32’ LCD TV (12V)

Water Monitor & Control, Porch Light control panel is located on the front side of the kitchen cabinet

Electrical:

  • Happijac ‘s Wireless Remote Electric Jacks with Vertical Motor
  • 30 A shore service w/detachable cable
  • 45-amp electronic power converter with “Smart” battery charger
  • Systems Control Center (Tanks, Water Heater,…)
  • Light switches (Int/ext)
  • Dual 12V/USB Charging Ports (Bedroom & Dinette)
  • LED lighting throughout w/dimming and mood tracking (interior and exterior)
  • Exterior Speakers
  • 110V outlets (exterior GFI protected)
  • Deep cycle 12V Battery (2nd optional) w/ disconnect switch (housed in corrosion proof dual battery compartment)
  • Pre-wired for air conditioner, solar panel and cable
  • Exterior Cable TV hookup

Climate Control

  • Fantastic Fan – 3 Speed
  • Ducted 30k BTU forced air furnace with auto-ignition and digital wall thermostat
  • Low profile, roof-mounted 12.5k BTU A/C (optional)

Standard feature: Sofa with storage drawer

Water/Plumbing

  • Centrally located 4-Season plumbing & dump valve access
  • Shurflo water pump with electric on/off switch and optional in-line filter
  • 66-gallon freshwater tank w/lockable freshwater fill and city water hookups
  • 41 gallons black and grey water tanks (black tank with flushing system)
  • 6-gallon DSI gas water heater w/ bypass
  • Freshwater drain, winterization valve
  • Note: all water tanks (including the water-heater one) as well as valves and drains are located in insulated, heated basement with exterior access.
  • Exterior sewer hose and carrier

Entrance is located on the side of the truck camper

Exterior

  • 4-steps entrance
  • Folding “grab-handle”
  • Basement Storages (one optionally pre-wired for Conan 2500 Generator)
  • Slam Latch, common keyed, insulated Exterior Compartment Doors
  • Ladder
  • Two 30 lbs LPG tanks w/automatic changeover regulator
  • Storage compartments

Exterior hookups

Safety

  • Alarms and detectors (LPG, carbon monoxide, smoke)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Flame treated fabrics
  • Emergency escapes
  • 110V GFCI protected outlets
  • Keyless entry system

This exterior compartment is "designed" to fit 2.5kW Onan Generator

Available Options:

  • Eagle Cap maximum Insulation package (built-in – Mandatory)
  • 32″ LCD 12V TV Living area
  • 28″ LCD 12V TV Bedroom
  • Low Profile Air Conditioner w/Digital Dual Wall T-Stat
  • 12V Electric Patio Awning w/LED Lights
  • 2.5 kW Cummins/Onan LPG Generator
  • Generator Ready (Required w/Gen Option)
  • Swing Out Jack Brackets (Req for Dually trucks)
  • Roof Rack System (Maggie w/Cross Bars)
  • Solar Panel - 100 Watt w/Regulator (up to 3 panels)
  • Theater Seating Recliners - w/swing away tables
  • Water Filter w/separate faucet
  • Wireless Backup Camera (HD Color)

Summarizing: The Eagle Cap 1165 triple-slide truck camper is a “residential-style” (by “truck-campers standards”) RV able to meet the expectations of many even matured RV-ers. Spacious, elegant but also well-designed and engineered, it is the real king among truck campers. As stated, by the company's founder, Mr. Erdman Epp:  "(we) were never satisfied until Good is Better, and Better is Best".

      While I’m personally convinced that from the engineer’s point of view: “Better is the enemy of Good Enough”, I have to give some credit to Mr. E. Epp – without the vision and wish to explore new paths we will probably still live in an era of slide-less camper trucks.

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Note: Pictures are courtesy of Adventurer LP

Note:  Check with the manufacturer and/or authorized RV Dealer for the up-to-date list of features, options as well as latest specifications. These written above may not be accurate and certainly are subject to change by the factory.  We are not responsible for any inaccuracy, the above text is provided only for the general information.




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