Each year an incredible number of campers leave the confines of their homes and neighborhoods and set off on a quest for the fresh air and open spaces of the fantastic outdoors. But campers are no unique of other vacationers, and the amount to that they escape the comforts of home may differ greatly. Some campers like to travel in 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!
As opposed to the RV camper, some people truly prefer to rough it and live off the land as their ancestors did. For Entreposage 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 that may supply them with shelter, comfort, and mobility, and nothing fills that role such as a truck camper.
A truck camper is really a camper that rests securely in the flatbed part of a pickup truck. 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 solid shelter with you in the tiniest possible footprint.
Because it rests in a pickup, 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. This 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 in their mobility, along with 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 much 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, one would typically look for a truck camper that offers living area that’s roughly eight feet long. While that may sound small, a well designed truck camper can pack a whole lot in that little space. You will probably find that even the more basic, more affordable truck campers will have features like an refrigerator, a sink with hot and cool water, a stove top, Porta-Potti storage area, a patio shower with privacy curtain, a sitting area, and a generously sized bed. When coupled with propane gas and water storage ability, even a basic truck camper can allow you to venture far from the beaten path without sacrificing comfort or ignoring any of your basic needs.
If you have a taste for items that are anything but basic there are truck campers for you as well. Deluxe campers can stretch to as much as twelve feet of floor length and have a list of features that you would expect 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, heating and air conditioning, and a queen sized bed? Yes, all those things and more can comfortably fit in a high quality truck camper.
The truck camper that is best for you depends upon a number of things. Your wants and needs, your allowance, & most important, your truck; all of those factors will drive your ultimate decision. Some campers can not fit in the bed of smaller trucks, and some smaller trucks can not handle the weight of the biggest truck campers (which can exceed three thousand pounds). Once you look for a combination that meets your criteria then your destination is up to you! A truck camper is your key to anywhere you want to go, and you can opt for just as much style as your heart desires!