Truck Campers for Sale
Dave Arbogast RV Depot is proud to carry a variety of Truck Campers for sale, from industry-leading manufacturers Lance and Travel Lite. With brands like Lance, Super Lite, Extended Stay, Peak 9, and Rayzr – we will have no trouble helping find the perfect Truck Camper for you.
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Truck Campers Overview
Pickup-truck campers are one very popular option that buyers should considering when shopping for an RV. Truck campers can be as simple as an aluminum or fiberglass shell with a bunk or can be equipped with almost all of the amenities of most full sized RVs.
Also called pickup truck campers, slide in truck campers or just pickup campers, many experienced RVers feel that a truck camper is the perfect recreational vehicle. When placed in the bed of a full size four-wheel drive pickup truck, a truck camper can be taken into places where other RVs would fear to tread. For example, a truck camper can be taken far into back country areas, such as on unmaintained national forests or BLM access roads, that would prove difficult or impossible to navigate with a motorhome or travel trailer. Additionally, because they can be fully self contained, you can be self sufficient in a truck camper for weeks at a time when exploring the wilderness or camping at your favorite backcountry fishing hole. However, truck campers are not just for the wilderness explorer.
Because it sits in the bed of a pickup and will add just a few feet to the profile of the truck, a pickup camper is easier to maneuver through traffic and in tight spaces, like campgrounds. Additionally, as the term “slide in” implies, because it is not permanently mounted to the bed, a truck camper can be removed and left at the campsite with the use of manual or electric jacks that are mounted to the sides of the camper. This is one of the great features of a pickup camper, as it leaves the truck free for exploring or trips to town to resupply.
There are truck campers for sale in all sizes that will fit compact, short-bed and full-size pickup trucks. Typically, the larger the camper the more amenities can be added. However, some manufactures have become highly creative in their use of space when designing truck campers, as even many campers built for even compact trucks are fully self contained.
Like motor homes and travel trailers, there is a long list of amenities that a truck camper can be outfitted with. However, not all truck campers will be similarly equipped. Also like other RVs, the more amenities a truck camper has the more expensive it will be.
Most truck campers have the same basic setup, but the features can vary greatly. The typical pickup camper has a double to queen size bunk that extends forward over the cab of the truck. It will have a least a rudimentary kitchen and a dinette that folds down into a bed. Pickup campers can be equipped with a full kitchen that includes a stove top, oven, sink and a gas and electric refrigerator. Some units many only have some of these features. For example, a pickup camper may be equipped with a one- or two burner cook top, but no oven and some may have an icebox instead of a refrigerator.
Some of the larger full-size pickup truck campers may have full baths with a tub, shower, sink and toilet. Smaller units may not have a shower, but just a toilet. Still others units may not have any of these features. Fully self contained truck campers often have a portion of the camper that extends back and down from the rear of the truck bed to accommodate the holding tanks. This will add both weight and size to the camper. These full-sized. fully-self contained slide in truck campers can be over 12 feet long and can weigh in at over 4,000 pounds.
Many manufactures have been adding “slide outs” to their truck campers. These are sections that are extended when the camper is set up to provide extra living space and then stowed back away for travel. These are typically power assisted and will slide in and out at the touch of a button. Slide outs can be incorporated into the sides or back of the camper.
At the other end of the scale, smaller truck campers that are not self contained will fit snugly inside the bed of the truck and will weigh less than 1,000 pounds. Some of the more compact pickup campers have a “popup” design where the roof of the camper can be lowered for travel, giving the camper an even smaller profile for getting in and out of rugged backcountry locations while making the camper more aerodynamic and allowing the truck to use less fuel. Some popup models are fully self contained.
There are many dealers that have a wide array of both new and used truck campers for sale who can help with the selection process. Before buying an RV, buyers should carefully consider how the camper will be used, consider all the options and consult a reputable dealer.