The Bengal

The most popular of Tiger models, the Bengal is classic, dependable, and the original truck-mounted Tiger. Since 1991 the Bengal has remained the gold standard for adventure vehicles, offering the comfort and convenience of a walk-though RV with the off-road 4×4 performance required to carry the Tiger name.  It possesses all the core Tiger brand characteristics, and features a high roof-line (10-ft, 6-inches) and interior ceiling height (6-feet, 5-inches) to accommodate taller owners.

All Bengals start on your choice of Ford, Chevrolet, or Ram one-ton 4×4 truck chassis, with the option of standard, extended/double, or crew cabs, and gasoline or diesel engines.  From there, we build a lightweight but durable aluminum coach frame, surrounding it with wood, fiberglass, and insulation.  The end result is a sturdy, all-season cabin fix-mounted directly to the truck chassis.  With a convenient pass-through beneath the overhead bed, owners can move between the truck cab and Tiger coach easily without having to exit the vehicle, an especially useful feature in inclement weather.

Inside, the Bengal features an open, living-room style floor plan.  It features a full-size overhead bed and a fold-out L-shaped couch made of automotive-grade vinyl.  Every Tiger features a full galley kitchen with a composite countertop, solid maple wood cabinets, and durable vinyl flooring.  The Bengal features an enclosed wet bath, with a full-size toilet, handheld shower head, and sink.  All Bengals come standard with 100-watts of solar, 220-AH of maintenance-free AGM batteries, a 9,600-BTU air conditioner, and a 2800-watt generator.

Hand-built in Columbia, South Carolina, the Bengal offers unparalleled craftsmanship, secure handling, and off-road performance.

EXPLORE: Features
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The Galley

All Tigers feature an open-galley layout with a recessed 2-burner stove, a large molded-in sink with single lever faucet, and lots of counter space. Easy to use and well arranged, all cabinets and drawers are made of solid maple. The two-way compressor refrigerator, with freezer compartment provides 4.3 cubic feet of space. A convection microwave is standard, with an oven as available options.

The Bath

The Bengal features a wet bath, which contains the shower, toilet, and sink all in one room. The room is lined with fiberglass sheeting throughout, and features a porcelain toilet, sink/shower combination, vanity, LED lighting, and exhaust fan.

Interior Height

The Bengal offers an interior height 6-feet, 5-inches. For those who prefer more vertical space, the Bengal is designed to do just that. There are three additional inches in the overhead bed area, and six additional inches in the rear of the coach, including the bathroom. Also, the cabinets and entry door are three inches taller.

Coach Structure

The body of the Bengal coach is constructed of aluminum, wood, and fiberglass. The floor and portions of the walls utilize plywood, upon which is built an aluminum frame and exterior skin. The top is one-piece fiberglass, and fiberglass is also used for several transition pieces. The walls have a minimum two inch cavity, which is filled with a denim-based, VOC-free insulation. The top uses a spray ceramic, and foil-based insulation. These attributes make for solid, quiet, and adequately insulated living quarters. The Bengal also features dual-pane insulated louvered windows. A winter package for the plumbing system is an available option.

Off-Road Enhancements

Tigers are designed for both on-road and off-road adventures. Besides the tough body structure, there are several important features that make the Bengal an excellent off-road RV. The truck comes standard with four-wheel drive and skid plates, and maintains the high ground clearance characteristic of a truck chassis. Standard on most chassis configurations are all-terrain tires. The coach is completely integrated onto the chassis using approximately 30 different attachment points. Upgraded suspension systems, a front bumper/brush guard, winch, and halogen off-road lights are offered as options.

Coach Power Systems

Like all Tigers, the Bengal is a self-contained unit capable of dry camping for extended periods of time. The Bengal has maintenance-free AGM batteries with a total of 220 amp hours. Optional is a second set of batteries for a total of 440-AH. To help keep the batteries topped off, the comes standard with 100w of solar. Additionally, a Cummins Onan generator is provided for additional power needs, including running the air conditioner, microwave, or charging the batteries. A larger solar array is also available.