Truck campers, Part 4: Ease of driving, good times, guitars


Jim and Laura Monti of Great Falls, Mont., favor the truck and camper combination because of its ease of driving and maneuverability. They first met in 2007 at a Montana music festival. They were both single, enjoyed music and traveling in RVs.

Jim had been RVing since 1980. Laura had owned everything from travel trailers to motor homes. Soon they were making music together in a 2007 Bigfoot camper. Their 11-1/2 foot model has a full kitchen, bathroom with shower, and over-cab queen bed. It sits easily in their Ram 3500 one-ton, dually pickup with a Cummins Turbo Diesel engine.

“We’ve lived in it full-time for five years and have all the room we need,” said Jim. “With our slide-out dinette area, both of us have plenty of space to play our guitars.”

Laura said there are real advantages to having a small RV. “We can go anywhere our truck can go and have everything you need with us all the time.”

Next, in Part 5, we wrap up this series on truck campers by listing several great sources of information.

Also read:  “Truck campers, Part 1: Off the beaten path in comfort
Truck campers, Part 2: Popular with young families.
Truck campers, Part 3: Boondockers love ’em.

Photo: Jim and Laura Monti of Great Falls, Mont., live full-time in their Bigfoot truck camper. (Photo by Julianne G. Crane)

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