Ford Truck Alaskan Pop Up Camper
The really cool thing about the truck camper is the various combination that can be created. Here is a Ford F350 Super Duty truck. Installed on the truck chassis is a Utility service body. Slid into the utility bed is an Alaskan camper.
The Ford truck has the extended cab. In the beginning of extended cab was a 2 door truck with some extra space behind the front seat and 2 additional rear side windows. Over time however some extended cab include a 3rd door and rear seat.
The utility service bed is a great option when putting a truck camper rig together. The bed replaces the original bed and provide additional storage that is accessible from the side of the truck. A lot of supplies and camping gear can be stored in the cabinets.
Mounted on the utility service bed is an Alaskan slide in cab over camper. The Alaskan camper have a roof that raises and lowers. To accomplish this the top slides over the bottom half in a clam shell like manner. The roof raise to provide standing room inside while at camp. When it is time to travel compact the camper by lowering the roof. With less front wall surface there is less wind resistance. This give better gas mileage. It also helps with driving stability when navigating through cross winds. When the roof raises a canvas like soft side wall cover the cab-over section.
There are a few extras that finish off this rig. Mounted to the camper is a roof rack. This allows for hauling items on the roof. On the front is a spare tire.
Spare Tire mounted in Front
Soft side wall for cab over