“We’re minimalists,” said Ron Tuskind. “We prefer four wheel drive roads and exploring places where the big RVs fear to tread.”
In 1983 they bought their first Four Wheel Camper, along with a new Chevy ¾-ton 4WD truck. “We used that setup for more than 20 years with great results.”
Last year they purchased their second FWC, a 2012 6-1/2-foot Hawk (dry weight of 790 pounds) and a 2012 Chevy 2500HD CCSB 4WD. (pictured above)
“Our style of camping isn’t for everyone,” said Tuskind. “The amenities are fewer: no bathroom, air conditioning or satellite television. But living in the Rocky Mountain area, the pop-up camper gives us the advantage of being able to go to areas that most RVers will never see.”
The next installment will take a look at how younger families are taking to the freedom and flexibility of access to remote locations offered by the downsized pop-up truck campers.
To check out: Pop-up truck campers, Part # 2 — ‘Lightweight, easy to handle’ click here.
Photo: (Top) Ron and Donna Tuskind of Denver, Colo., frequently take their Four Wheel 6-1/2-foot Hawk pop-up camper on extreme off-road adventures in the central Colorado Rockies. (Julianne G. Crane)
(Bottom) Click on image for a larger view of one of their campsites in the high Rocky Mountain country (Ron Tuskind).