Truck Campers Perfect for People Who Love Outdoor Adventure
If you are an outdoor enthusiast who loves various recreational activities like hunting, hiking or fishing; a truck camper is the ideal recreational vehicle. Because there is no requirement for a special driver’s license this form of transportation is accessible to most people. When compared to other types of larger vehicles like motor homes the truck camper is compact in size. It is definitely is step up from tent camping. Although it is compact they provide adequate living quarter for adventure trips. It is like a traveling home away from home.
Campers are installed by “sliding” it onto the truck’s bed. In order to slide the camper in the tailgate must be removed in most cases. The camper should be equipped with the proper jacks to lift the camper to the proper level to slide it in. Once on the truck it will need to be secured. This can be done with straps and turnbuckles.
Advantage of a Truck Camper
It is true there are other types of camping vehicles, but here is why I believe the truck camper is the best way to go.
- They have more room than a camper-van.
- They are easier to maneuver than a motor home.
- Most truck campers will slide onto the trucks bed allowing easy installation and removal.
Things to Consider
One important consideration is making sure that your truck can handle the additional weight of a camper. Check your vehicle manual for weight limitation. If you need addition capacity heavy duty suspension may be required.
Campers are available in various size and configurations. It is really a matter of economics, level of comfort and accessories that will determine what is best for you.
Economical way to Travel
A cost effective way to camp is by truck camper. If you know some of the “secrets” of the road you can find cheap or even free campsites. Of course it will also use less fuel than a motor home.
For the special individual who loves adventure the truck camper is a great way to experience the open road and outdoor adventures.
For the some who is handy with tool and loves to build things, a truck camper can be a great project. There are several sources on the internet where you can Learn How To Build You Own Camper.