Each year millions of campers leave the confines of these homes and neighborhoods and tripped on a quest for the new air and open spaces of the great outdoors. But campers are no unique of other vacationers, and the amount to that they escape the comforts of home can vary greatly. Some campers like to travel in their RV (recreational vehicle) in which they can enjoy all the comforts of home and then some! Some RVs have significantly more amenities than many homes or hotels!
In contrast to the RV camper, some people truly like to rough it and live off the land as their ancestors did. For them a tent and fire provide their basic necessities, and the fun lies in getting from modern creature comforts. However, not all campers are interested in residing in one place. Sportsman ? like hunters or fisherman ? or those that simply prefer to explore, need something different which will supply them with shelter, comfort, and mobility, and nothing fills that role just like a truck camper.
A truck camper is a camper that rests securely in the flatbed part of a pickup truck. Unlike Fosse septique or pop-up camper (a camper that’s towed behind a truck or car), a truck camper enables you to bring a good shelter with you in the smallest possible footprint.
Because it rests in a pickup truck, it can go just about anyplace a pickup truck can go. Back roads or the boulevard, parkways or national parks, a truck camper can go anywhere your heart desires. This is why these campers will be the choice for the sportsman who seeks remote hunting or fishing grounds, or the campers who want to find their own campsite far away from the convention of the hardwired campgrounds.
Truck campers offer obvious advantages in their mobility, in addition to lower fuel consumption and lower profile than RVs or pop up campers. However, don’t let their smaller size fool you, they are often incredibly well appointed and much more spacious than one would imagine. Like all recreational vehicles, they range in size, features, and price.
Starting with a smaller and more basic model, one would typically find a truck camper that offers floor space that is roughly eight feet long. While that could sound small, a well designed truck camper can pack a lot in that little space. You can expect to find that even the more basic, more affordable truck campers could have features like an refrigerator, a sink with hot and cool water, a stove top, Porta-Potti storage space, a patio shower with privacy curtain, a sitting area, and a generously sized bed. When combined with propane gas and water storage ability, even a basic truck camper makes it possible for you to venture far from the beaten path without sacrificing comfort or ignoring all of your basic needs.
In case you have a taste for items that are anything but basic you can find truck campers for you as well. Deluxe campers can stretch up to twelve feet of floor length and also have a list of features that you would be prepared to find on a complete sized RV. How about a bathroom and shower, flat screen television with surround audio system, refrigerator and freezer, multiple burner stove top and oven, heating and air conditioning, and a queen sized bed? Yes, all of those things and much more can comfortably fit in a first rate truck camper.
The truck camper that is best for you depends upon several things. Your wants and needs, your allowance, & most important, your truck; all of those factors will drive your ultimate decision. Some campers cannot easily fit into the bed of smaller trucks, plus some smaller trucks can not handle the weight of the largest truck campers (which can exceed three thousand pounds). Once you look for a combination that meets your criteria in that case your destination is your decision! A truck camper is your key to anywhere you wish to go, and you can go with as much style as your heart desires!