Truck campers, Part 1: Off the beaten path in comfort


RVers who want to head down that forest service road, yet do it in comfort, consider the slide-in truck camper as the ideal recreation vehicle.

The truck camper, a portable unit that is easily loaded and unloaded from the bed of a pickup truck, leaves the truck free to tow an ATV, boat or horse trailer.

Once at a destination, the camper can be detached and the pickup truck used independently.

Because they are ideal for narrow dirt roads and remote wilderness camping, avid outdoor enthusiasts have long been fans of truck campers.

According to, a recreation vehicle industry group, sizes of pickup campers range from 8 to 20 feet, with selling prices for new units running from $6,000 to $55,000.

Next in Part 2, we talk about how truck campers are popular with young families.

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