Each year millions of campers leave the confines of their homes and neighborhoods and set off on a quest for the new air and open spaces of the great outdoors. But campers are no unique of other vacationers, and the degree to which they escape the comforts of home can vary greatly. Some campers like to travel within their RV (recreational vehicle) in which they can enjoy all of the comforts of home and then some! Some RVs have more amenities than many homes or hotels!
In contrast to the RV camper, some individuals truly prefer 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 is based on getting from modern creature comforts. However, not absolutely all campers are interested in residing in one place. Sportsman ? like hunters or fisherman ? or those that simply like to explore, need something different which will provide them with shelter, comfort, and mobility, and nothing fills that role like a truck camper.
A truck camper is a camper that rests securely in the flatbed portion of a pickup. Unlike an RV or pop up camper (a camper that is towed behind a truck or car), a truck camper allows you to bring a good shelter with you in the tiniest possible footprint.
Because it rests in a pickup truck, it can go just about anywhere a pickup can go. Back roads or the boulevard, parkways or national parks, a truck camper can go anywhere your heart desires. That is why these campers are 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 within their mobility, and lower gas mileage and lower profile than RVs or pop-up campers. However, don’t let their smaller size fool you, they might be incredibly well appointed and more spacious than one would imagine. Like all recreational vehicles, they range in proportions, features, and price.
Starting with a smaller and more basic model, you might typically look for a truck camper that offers living area that’s 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, lower priced truck campers could have features like an ice box, a sink with hot and cool water, a stove top, Porta-Potti storage area, an outdoor 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 any of your basic needs.
Should you have a taste for things that are anything but basic you can find truck campers for you aswell. Deluxe campers can stretch to as much as twelve feet of floor length and also have a listing of features that you would be prepared to find on a full sized RV. How about your bathrooms and shower, flat screen television with surround sound system, refrigerator and freezer, multiple burner stove top and oven, hvac, and a queen sized bed? Yes, all those things and much more can comfortably fit in a high quality truck camper.
The truck camper that is best for you depends upon several things. garage and needs, your allowance, and most important, your truck; all of those factors will drive your ultimate decision. Some campers can not fit in the bed of smaller trucks, plus some smaller trucks can not handle the weight of the largest truck campers (that may exceed three thousand pounds). Once you find a combination that meets your criteria in that case your destination is up to you! A truck camper can be your key to anywhere you want to go, and you can opt for just as much style as your heart desires!