Amazing Truck Campers Turn Pickups Into Instant RVs

© ScoutAmazing Truck Campers
Pickup trucks have been the best-selling vehicles in America for about 40 years. At work or play, pickups function as motive multitools for everyday life: business vehicle, family car, stuff hauler — and a truck with a slide-in camper in its bed creates an instant RV. In essence, half of your new motorhome could already be in your driveway, so for those with a sense of adventure, a pickup / camper combo could be a step toward Nirvana, or at least a bit of freedom. What follows are some of the most functional and highest quality truck campers that turn pickups into RVs — at multiple price points from economical to extravagant.

© Adventurer ManufacturingAdventurer 86FB
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $33,000
Vehicle Size: Full-size, three-quarter ton and up
Truck bed size: long or short, 6 ft. and larger
Camper Weight: 2,585 lbs.
Built in Yakima, Washington, Adventurer has been in business for 50 years. The campers have aircraft-quality aluminum frames, closed-cell block foam insulation and extruded aluminum walls to create a watertight, durable space. The camper is 8 feet 11 inches long, and has numerous high-quality build features including a 3-year structural warranty.

© Adventurer ManufacturingAdventurer 86FB Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 6 in.
Bath: Wet
Toilet: Dometic foot-flush
Slideout: No
The 86FB design packs many amenities in a small footprint, utilizing every inch of space to maximum advantage. The unit has a queen-size bed over the truck cab as well as one wardrobe and shelving on both sides; the galley has stainless steel appliances including a microwave, Dometic 7-cubic-foot refrigerator and a double sink; and the wet bath has a shower and Dometic foot-flush toilet.

© Alaskan Camper LLCAlaskan Campers 8.5 Cabover
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $33,149
Vehicle Size: Full-size, half-ton and up
Camper Weight: 1,805 lbs.
Designed by RV entrepreneur R.D. Hall, Alaskan Campers have been around since 1958. Billed as the “only hard-sided pop-up camper,” Alaskan campers are both innovative and extremely functional. The sides and roof of Alaskan truck campers telescope up and down hydraulically, providing full protection when off-grid and in bear country. These truck campers are truly the product of form following function to create a solid, enduring product.

© Alaskan Camper LLCAlaskan Campers 8.5 Cabover Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 3 in.
Bath: No (Outside shower $175 option)
Toilet: Cassette ($815 option)
Slideout: No (it slides up)
Inside, the Alaskan 8.5 camper features a Nova Kool 2600 refrigerator, Thetford 2-burner stove/oven, a stainless steel sink, maple laminate surfaces as well as maple hand-sanded trim, a 27-gallon water tank, linoleum flooring, two Maxxair vent fans, and handcrafted cabinetry with dovetail-joint drawers. The build quality and durability of Alaskan products are plain to see.

© AT Overland EquipmentAT Overland Atlas
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $11,000
Vehicle Size: midsize and full-size trucks with 6–8 ft. bed lengths
Camper Weight: 360 lbs. (base)
A very cool, rugged truck camper with a pop-up cotton/poly canvas top, the AT Overland Atlas has an economical starting price and plenty of options for upgrading. AT actually offers 3 topper models (cantilever, wedge style and full pop-up). The topper bases are constructed with insulated aluminum composite panels and aluminum frames.

© AT Overland EquipmentAT Overland Atlas Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 10 in. (open)
Bath: No
Toilet: No
Slideout: No
Since all AT Overland toppers are built to order, customers can configure their Atlas units from the company’s extensive options list, including but not limited to windows, interior cabinets, MaxxAir fans, batwing awnings, a Thinsulate liner, solar hookup and panels, a Truma Vario heater and even a Lewmar marine-grade glass roof hatch.

© Bahn CompositesBahn Camper Works
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $350,000 (est.)
Vehicle Size: Any
Camper Weight: Depends on size
A manufacturer out of Hood River, Oregon, BCW makes fully custom campers for short-, long- or flatbed trucks. The BWC website says they charge for time and materials as well as a builder’s fee, with most camper quotations coming in around $350,000. Obviously, this is no cookie-cutter camper. Bahn also sells the seamless, yachtlike truck camper shells alone at a cost of about $35,000 with an 8-week delivery time. The shop will also do as much or as little to the shells as clients request: window and door installs, plumbing, wiring, etc.

© Bahn CompositesBahn Camper Works Interior
Ceiling Height: Custom
Bath: Custom
Toilet: Cassette or composting
Slideout: No
Inside, Bahn units are custom built so they reflect exactly what customers want in their campers. Bahn builds truck campers with a keen eye on the payload and other requirements of the truck on which the camper will travel. Amenities include indoor/outdoor kitchens, 100 percent custom layouts with king- or queen-size beds — even bunk beds. Build times for custom truck campers are 4–10 months.

© Bigfoot IndustriesBigfoot RV 2500 Series 10.6E
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $45,000
Vehicle Size: Full-size, half-ton and up
Camper Weight: 3,180 lbs.
Bigfoot Industries of Armstrong, BC, makes two series of truck campers: the 1500 and 2500, both available in short and long-bed versions. The shells are 2-piece fiberglass units with a folding access-assist handle, LED lighting, a cab-thru window, a roof rack and ladder, a skylight and a Fantastic Fan.

© Bigfoot IndustriesBigfoot RV 2500 Series 10.6E Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 4 in.
Bath: Yes, shower
Toilet: Foot flush
Slideout: No
The Bigfoot 2500 Series camper interiors come with a 30,000-BTU furnace, a queen-size bed, an oven with a 3-burner cooktop, a double stainless steel sink with hi-rise faucet, and a molded fiberglass shower. Options are many and include air-conditioning, extra Fantastic Fans, a generator, a solar energy system, a wireless rearview camera, and a barbeque to name a few.

© BundutecUSABundutec Roadrunner
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $33,706
Vehicle Size: Full-size, half-ton and up
Camper Weight: 2,400 lbs.
Versatile Raymond, Iowa-based Bundutec builds all sorts of truck campers, rooftop tents, awnings and add-on rooms. The Roadrunner model premiered last year, and it is a thing of beauty. As Bundutec’s top-line truck camper, Roadrunner has hard sides as opposed to other models that have pop-up roofs. A sampling of exterior standard features include four corner jacks, all LED lighting, aluminum siding, a fiberglass nose and a Truma Combi Eco water heater/furnace.

© BundutecUSABundutec Roadrunner Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 4 in.
Bath: Wet, shower
Toilet: Cassette, bench style
Slideout: No
Standard interior features for the Roadrunner include a U-shaped dinette that converts to a small bed, a 12V refrigerator, a glass-top sink with pullout faucet, a wet bath, a glass-top 2-burner stove, a memory foam queen-size mattress, a table with a versatile Lagun leg, a pressurized water system and many other details. Upgrades for Roadrunner include roof-mounted air-conditioning and solar package, wireless exterior jacks, a TV mount, an exterior privacy shower enclosure, an EasyHitch step, a Fiamma awning or a Carefree crank-out awning.

© Capri Camper2022 Capri Camper
Approx. Starting Retail Price: Cowboy $10,995; Retreat $16,495
Vehicle Size: Midsize or larger (5.5 ft., 6.5 ft. or 8 ft. bed)
Camper Weight: 1,200 lbs. (approx.)
A Texas company in business since 1969, Capri builds two types of high-quality camper units: the Retreat, a large cabover model; and the Cowboy, a non-cabover, smaller topper. The Retreat includes four camper windows with a passenger wall escape window, interior and exterior LED lighting plus a porch light, a choice of exterior and interior colors and finishes, 110-volt outlets, and a 30-amp power plug in the exterior wall with a complimentary 15-amp adapter.

© Capri Camper2022 Capri Camper Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 4 in.
Bath: Optional shower
Toilet: Optional
Slideout: No
The Retreat interior has a queen-size bed in the cabover. The starting price also includes many standard features including cabinetry, woodgrain flooring and a Fantastic Fan. Customers may then choose additional options at increasing price points, including a rooftop or window-mount air-conditioner, a NovaKool refrigerator, a cooktop, a microwave, a sink and faucet, a table, manual or electric jacks, an interior and/or exterior shower, an A/V system, shades and a flush-mount sink.

© Adventurer ManufacturingEagle Cap 1165
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $53,000
Vehicle Size: Full-size, one-ton dually
Camper Weight: 4,917 lbs.
Eagle Cap was purchased by Adventurer Manufacturing in 2011, so the commitment to quality is as high as the Adventurer series. A unique aspect of this 1165 is its “above the bed rail” floor design — thus the interior floorplan is not defined by the pickup truck’s bed sides. These 4-season truck campers are built on an aircraft quality welded aluminum superstructure and carry a 3-year structural warranty.

© Adventurer ManufacturingEagle Cap 1165 Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 4 in.
Bath: Dry
Toilet: Yes
Slideout: Yes
The Eagle Cap 1165 can sleep 5, so this is by far one of the biggest units on our list. The 1165 interior features not one but THREE slideouts containing a dinette, sofa and refrigerator and cooktop. The spacious interior has a kitchen with an island containing a stainless steel sink. The dry bath has a separate fiberglass shower, a foot-flush Dometic toilet, a stainless steel sink and a skylight. Many options are available.

© EarthCruiserEarthCruiser Terranova
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $289,000
Vehicle Size: Domestic full-size, heavy-duty one tons
Camper Weight:
Founded in Australia and now building amazing vehicles in Bend, Oregon, EarthCruiser makes campers designed to reach the most remote parts of the planet. Granted, this Terranova is not a slide-in camper (mounts directly to the chassis), but we couldn’t leave it off this list. The camper has a pop-up roof with eight windows for a panoramic view of the surroundings, as well as incredible boondocking capabilities thanks to a 12V 400Ah lithium battery, a solar system, a Shurflo pump and water purification system, a grey water recycling system and storage throughout.

© EarthCruiserEarthCruiser Terranova Interior
Ceiling Height: 80 in. (est.)
Bath: Wet
Toilet: Cassette composting
Slideout: No
The Terranova interior has a clean, well-engineered vibe to all fiberglass surfaces. The living space has a dinette with leather cushions; the galley has a one-piece countertop with a stainless steel sink, a stainless steel Isotherm refrigerator and an induction cooktop. Other standard features include a wet bath area with a full-height shower and curtain system as well as a composting toilet, and a full-camper fan system — air-conditioning is optional. Perhaps the coolest feature might be storage drawers that double as stairs to access the queen-size bed.

© Four Wheel CampersFour Wheel Campers Swift
Approx. Starting Retail Price: Topper $9,795; Shells $13,895; Full Campers $20,995
Vehicle Size: Midsize, 5 ft. bed
Camper Weight: 935 lbs.
The name Four Wheel Campers has been around since 1972. The company, based in Woodland, California, has three platform options for truck campers: slide-in, flat-bed or topper (bolts to the top of the truck’s bed rails), offering versatility as well as a wide range of price points. The Swift slide-in is for midsize trucks with 5-foot short beds. Other models are the Fleet for midsize long-bed trucks, the Hawk for standard-bed full-size trucks, the Raven for short-bed full-size trucks, as well as the Grandby for full-size long-bed trucks. No matter the truck size, all shells have the same starting price: $13,895.

© Four Wheel CampersFour Wheel Campers Swift Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 4 in.
Bath: Opt. ext. shower
Toilet: Opt. cassette
Slideout: No
Four Wheel Campers has an incredible philosophy about trucks and truck campers, their function, design aesthetic and customer focus. The products are also priced well and the company website offers many ways for shoppers to see and configure the right unit for their needs. Unfortunately, due to high demand the Four Wheel website notes that lead times are a year or more from order to delivery.

© Go Fast CampersGo Fast Campers
Approx. Starting Retail Price: Standard $6,950; XL $7,450
Vehicle Size: Midsize or full-size (XL)
Camper Weight: 300 lbs.
Perhaps the hippest of hip camper companies, Go Fast Campers has a philosophy part Ralph Waldo Emerson and part Emerson Fittipaldi: Be naturally self-reliant, and be quick about it. Go Fast units are lightweight, configurable, and durable; available models are the Standard for midsize trucks and the XL for full-size pickups. Due to high demand, a $500 nonrefundable deposit ($575 for XL) gets a purchaser in line for a Go Fast Camper; orders placed today have an estimated start date of spring 2022.

Go Fast Campers Interior
Ceiling Height: Approx. 8 ft. (at peak)
Bath: No
Toilet: No
Slideout: No
With a cool website and pithy statements such as “You bought a truck, not a shed” and “You didn’t leave home to play house,” Go Fast interiors are basically bare-bones but infinitely configurable. The starting price of the base camper includes the pop-top camper assembly, operable side panels, choice of base color, mattress (sleeping footprint is 50 inches by 90 inches) and installation kit for the specific truck. The XL for full-size trucks has a larger sleeping area; a queen-size mattress is the ticket. Options include more windows, doors and premium colors.

© Hallmark ManufacturingHallmark LaVeta
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $36,900
Vehicle Size: Midsize standard-bed trucks
Camper Weight: 1,212 lbs.
A 6.5-foot camper for standard-bed midsize trucks, the Laveta is a molded fiberglass unit with a one-piece fiberglass pop-up roof. Built like a fiberglass boat, the camper is customer-configurable with choices of interior framing and cabinet materials. Oak cabinets are standard but options are available such as Coosa composite or aluminum. Hallmark notes that build times can stretch 12–14 months due to COVID-19 and subsequent parts availability.

© Hallmark ManufacturingHallmark LaVeta Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 8 in.
Bath: Exterior shower (opt.)
Toilet: Opt.
Slideout: No
The LaVeta interior has a dinette, galley and sink, a 3-burner stove, a 3-gallon water tank and a queen-size bed over the cab. Other standard features include LED interior lighting, insulated soft walls, a manual crank roof mechanism, a propane furnace and DSI water heater and refrigerator. Many options are available including solar hookups, power lift systems, microwaves, skylights, battery upgrades, sophisticated awning systems, generators, camper jacks, etc.

© Hiatus CampersHiatus Camper
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $14,500
Vehicle Size: Midsize and full-size, short and long beds
Camper Weight: ?
This new company out of Issaquah, Washington has a unique take on truck campers with pop-up roofs — the entire pop-up is hard-sided. Hiatus campers created a composite folding wall system and it takes less than 15 seconds to raise the roof. The folding walls are insulated, waterproof and lightweight. Each build starts with the basic shell and goes up from there. The Hiatus website notes that due to high volume, orders placed today will not begin production until September 2023.

© Hiatus CampersHiatus Camper Interior
Ceiling Height: More than 6 ft.
Bath: No
Toilet: No
Slideout: No
Inside, the Hiatus has a slideout bed platform and that leaves enough room at the rear of the unit for campers to move around for cook or relaxing. The insulated shell is prewired for LED lighting, has front and rear sliding windows with screens, a locking side door with gas struts, a Fantastic roof vent (non-powered) as well as lockable rear double doors. Additional options include Yakima roof racks and accessories, a Rhino Batwing awning, exterior racks, and powered fans. The website also notes that no interior furniture can be ordered at this time due to shell production.

© Host Industries2022 Host Campers Mammoth
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $61,489
Vehicle Size: Full-size, heavy-duty one-ton+ dually
Camper Weight: 3,955 lbs.
Manufactured in Bend, Oregon, the Host Mammoth has an all-aluminum frame, a fiberglass exterior with vacuum-bonded foam-insulated walls, floor and ceiling. The unit also has insulated locking exterior storage compartment doors. The Mammoth is the largest unit that Host makes (and the most aptly named), and one of the company’s most popular models. (One might say it’s the Host with the most.)

© Host IndustriesHost Campers Mammoth Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 6 in.
Bath: Dry
Toilet: Foot-flush
Slideout: Yes, 3
Inside, the highly configurable Mammoth has half the dry bathroom (toilet, sink) in the driver’s-side slideout and the other half (shower) near the center of the unit. A large slideout on the camp (or passenger) side contains the galley and a wardrobe. The rear slideout can be configured with a sofa, a washer/dryer or as a large wardrobe. Other standard features include a queen-size bed over the cab as well as a wardrobe and closet on opposite sides of the bed. (A king-size bed is available.) Standard features are too numerous to list here, suffice it to say this rig is loaded, and it has a ton of options including many entertaining features — a simulated fireplace / heater, anyone?

© Lance CamperLance 650
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $34,000
Vehicle Size: Full-size, half-ton, 5- and 6-ft. beds
Camper Weight: 1,700 lbs.
Another gem among truck campers built in California, the Lance 650 is for short-bed, full-size trucks. The unit has aluminum frame construction, Adzel interior walls, ducted heat, LED lighting, a tankless water heater as well as a one-piece PVC roof. Exterior options include electric jacks with wireless remote, a powered awning, and keyless entry.

© Lance CamperLance 650 Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 9 in.
Bath: Wet
Toilet: Plastic foot-flush
Slideout: No
Even without slideouts, the Lance 650 has a relatively spacious interior that includes a U-shaped dinette, an ample galley, and a deluxe queen-size bed (the dinette converts to a single bed as well). Other interior appointments include solid-surface countertops, hardwood-framed cabinets with fingertip latches, an 18,000-BTU furnace, a stainless steel sink with a high-mount faucet, a wall clock and a key hanger.

© LOKI BasecampLOKI Basecamp Falcon Series
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $95,000–$135,000
Vehicle Size: Full-size, half-ton and up, 5-, 6- and 8-ft. beds
Camper Weight: 3,000 lbs. (approx.)
A high-end adventure vehicle billed as “the most versatile 4-season slide-in on the market,” the LOKI Basecamp Falcon Series is to truck campers what Victorinox is to army knives. The Falcon Series is available in three models based on truck bed size: Falcon 5, Falcon 6 and Falcon 8. As its name implies, the Falcon 8 fits full-size trucks with 8-foot beds. The units feature hand-built aluminum frames and shells.

© LOKI BasecampLOKI Basecamp Falcon Series Interior
Ceiling Height: NA
Bath: Shower
Toilet: Yes, portable
Slideout: No
The Falcon interior includes 4-season insulation, heating and cooling, a mudroom area at the entrance, a removable shower, a multifunction lounge area, a galley and dinette area with an induction cooktop and a stainless steel sink. The cabover bedroom features a queen-size bed. Standard features are abundant. The interior finishes and materials are nothing short of stunning.

© Northern LiteNorthern Lite 8-11EX LE
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $50,000
Vehicle Size: Full-size, short bed
Camper Weight: 2,832 lbs.
Built in beautiful British Columbia, Northern Lite truck campers are two-piece clamshell fiberglass units that are 4-season ready. Standard exterior equipment is extensive and includes air-conditioning, 7-foot powered rear awning, a cab-thru window, electric jacks, and a Fantastic fan, to name a few items. New standard features for 2021 include dual 185-watt solar panels, a wireless backup camera, a 10.5-foot powered side awning, a removable third step and an exterior 110-volt outlet.

© Northern LiteNorthern Lite 8-11EX LE Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 4 in.
Bath: Wet or Dry
Toilet: Yes
Slideout: No
The Limited Edition standard equipment includes a microwave, leatherette seating surfaces, a solid sapele table, a queen-size bed, an LCD TV, a 3-burner stove, a heated “basement” storage tray, an 18,000-BTU autolight furnace, a gas/electric hot water heater, and an LED light package.

© Northstar CampersNorthstar 8.5 Arrow U
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $35,370
Vehicle Size: Three-quarter ton, short bed
Camper Weight: 2,480 lbs.
Northstar has been building truck campers in Cedar Falls, Iowa, since 1955. Priding themselves on quality materials and exacting build techniques, Northstar makes pop-up and hard wall campers as well as Lagun table systems for the company’s own units and other RV manufacturers. The 8.5 Arrow U comes with Happijac 4-corner jacks, fiberglass siding, a lined generator storage compartment, a walk-on rubber roof and thermal pane windows.

© Northstar CampersNorthstar 8.5 Arrow U Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 8 in.
Bath: Wet
Toilet: Cassette
Slideout: No
Inside, the 8.5 Arrow gets a refrigerator, a microwave, a double sink, LED lighting, an interior shower with a cassette toilet, a skylight in the bathroom, a Lagun swiveling table system and a 6-inch gel memory queen-size mattress. Optional equipment includes air-conditioning, a digital TV, a rear awning, a 3-burner stove with oven, electric corner jacks, a 170-watt solar panel and controller, and a fold-down bunk over the dinette.

© Northwood Manufacturing2022 Northwood Arctic Fox 1150
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $47,000
Vehicle Size: Full-size, one-ton and up, dual rear wheels
Camper Weight: 3,358 lbs.
The 1150 has thick-wall aluminum frames, a one-piece continuous fiberglass roof, four-season foam-block insulation and polyurethane-laminated multi-layer exterior walls. Notable features are numerous and include a 20,000-BTU auto-ignition furnace, frameless windows, Rieco Titan electric jacks with a 6-function remote, and a rear electric awning, to name but a few key items. Note that the 2022 Fox gets built with a mandatory Value Pack that includes these and many more features.

© Northwood Manufacturing2022 Northwood Arctic Fox 1150 Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 7 in.
Bath: Wet or Dry
Toilet: Porcelain, foot flush
Slideout: Yes
The 1150 sleeps three with one queen bed and a slideout dinette that converts to a single bed. An optional bunk over the dinette is available so the unit can sleep four. The galley has stainless steel appliances, a 3-burner range with cover, a 7-cubic-foot 2-way refrigerator, LED lighting, an AM/FM/CD/DVD player with Bluetooth, a shower pan with a curved-track shower curtain (dry bath), and many more features that are part of a mandatory Fox Value Pack.

© NuCamp RVNuCamp Cirrus 820
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $42,000
Vehicle Size: three-quarter or one ton, 6.5-ft. bed
Camper Weight: 2,916 lbs.
The NuCamp Cirrus 820 has some significant upgrades for 2021. Standard exterior features include hard-side fiberglass bonded to Azdel side walls on aluminum framing. The new reinforced basement is covered in diamond plate and the size updated so the 820 no longer needs a bed riser. Exterior storage areas now have motion-sensor lighting. The 820 has electric jacks with a remote, a backup camera, an exterior shower, an 8-foot side awning with LED lights and auto-retract, as well as a two-step entry system with a Fiamma access handle.

© NuCamp RVNuCamp Cirrus 820 Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 6 in.
Bath: Wet
Slideout: No
The 820 Cirrus has an open, modern vibe with light-stained solid wood cabinets, a spacious dinette, a queen-size bed and lots of storage space in overhead cabinets. The camper also includes a Nautilus water management system, a wet bath with a fold-down sink and shower as well as a MaxxAir fan, air-conditioning, Alde heat and hot water, a deep kitchen sink, a microwave, and a counter-height refrigerator. The 820 has so much standard equipment that the only options are a rear awning and a Lagun table.

© Overland Explorer VehiclesOverland Explorer Vehicles CAMP-X
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $39,740
Vehicle Size: Full-size, half-ton and up, 5.5- or 6-ft. bed
Camper Weight: 1,300 lbs. (approx.)
The 2021 Camp-X is another versatile truck camper with a pop-up roof so it has a lower center of gravity and profile during travel. Proprietary aluminum composite panel construction keeps the camper warmer in winter and cooler in summer. The CAMP-X exterior includes manual Reico Titan jacks, exterior shower room and awning brackets, roof-rack-ready L tracks, LED lighting, an RV entrance door with grab handle, and four Torklift tie-downs.

© Overland Explorer VehiclesOverland Explorer Vehicles CAMP-X Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 10 in.
Bath: No
Toilet: No
Slideout: No
The interior of the CAMP-X has a cab-over queen-size bed area, a refrigerator / freezer combo, a 2-burner stove and stainless steel sink, a C-shaped dinette that folds into a second bed (it can also store a porta potty beneath), marine-grade fabrics, vinyl flooring, powder-coated aluminum cabinetry, locking roof supports and struts, and even shoe storage. Options include a king bed extension kit, an awning adapter, light bar, roof rack and a 180-watt solar panel.

© Palomino RVPalomino Rogue EB-1
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $13,995
Vehicle Size: Half-ton, 5-ft. bed or larger
Camper Weight: 1,402 lbs.
A division of Forest River, the Palomino brand is marketed toward outdoor adventurers. The units are made in Colon, Michigan, and have wedge-style roofs for overlanding ease without sacrificing room in camp. The EB-1 has an electric roof lift system, manual Rieco Titan jacks (pre-wired for electric jacks), a 20,000 BTU furnace and a large Dome Skylight up front for nighttime star gazing. A Badlands package includes a Thule roof rack, a 110-watt solar panel and a second battery tray.

© Palomino RVPalomino Rogue EB-1 Interior
Ceiling Height: 7 ft. 8 in.
Bath: Exterior shower (optional)
Toilet: No
Slideout: No
The Rogue sleeps three via a queen-size mattress up front (in north/south orientation, so no crawling over your bedmate) and a single bed in the converted dinette. The interior also has a 3-cubic-foot refrigerator, a 2-burner cooktop and a stainless steel sink. The Rogue also has some storage next to the bed. Options include electric jacks, an exterior hot shower, a solar panel, a Thule roof rack and maple cabinets.

© Phoenix Pop UpPhoenix Pop Up Campers L2
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $22,450
Vehicle Size: Any
Camper Weight: Varies with build
Each Phoenix camper is a custom unit built to size for a customer’s particular vehicle, from a Toyota Tacoma pickup to a Unimog overland monster. The truck campers feature woodless construction and are raised and lowered by four hydraulic electric jacks at each corner. Built in Commerce City, Colorado, Phoenix Campers have double-welded aluminum frames and fiberglass siding. Phoenix truck campers are not sold at dealerships; they are factory direct to the consumer. Production time at post time of this article is 14 months, according to the Phoenix website.

© Phoenix Pop UpPhoenix Pop Up Campers L2 Interior
Ceiling Height: Customizable
Bath: Optional
Toilet: Optional
Slideout: No
Standard interior features of a Phoenix camper include a queen-size bed, LED lighting, privacy curtains, underbed storage, sheet vinyl flooring, a screened entry door and a Fantastic fan. Phoenix truck campers can be customized to fit any customer requests, and they design and build each one according to customer needs. A few options include air-conditioning, Lagun table legs, ladders, awnings, heaters and generators.

© ScoutScout Campers Kenai
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $24,900
Vehicle Size: full-size, short and long bed
Camper Weight: 1,370 lbs.
Built by Adventurer Manufacturing in Yakima, Washington, Scout Campers are available via preorder. The philosophy behind them is simple: build the best minimalist, lightweight, off-grid truck camper out there. Scout offers three models: the Yoho, Olympic and Kenai — the largest model. The Kenai is constructed with aluminum exoskeleton framing and a gelcoat fiberglass exterior. Exterior features are too extensive to list individually, so let’s simply say the Kenai even has a solar porch light.

© ScoutScout Campers Kenai Interior
Ceiling Height: 6ft. 8 in.
Bath: Portable shower (optional)
Toilet: Cassette (optional)
Slideout: No
The beautiful Kenai interior delivers with its incredibly minimalist vibe. Although the website says the Kenai can sleep up to six, Kenai would sleep four most comfortably via a queen-size mattress in the cabover and two in the converted dinette. Scout also offers a rooftop tent for the Kenai (there’s your six sleepers). Interior features are also plentiful and include a mudroom entrance with drain, thermal pane windows, LED lighting, a Lagun table leg and a stainless steel sink.

© Talus Expedition Gear, Inc.Talus Expedition Gear CampPack Camper
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $11,995
Vehicle Size: Most full-size or midsize pickups
Camper Weight: 700 lbs.
Started by two brothers in Boise, Idaho, Talus Expedition Gear offers products that assist pickup truck campers with getting outdoors and away from it all. The nugget of Talus is its drawer approach to pickup camping. They build all-weather, self-contained units that slide into the beds of most full-size and midsize pickups. The systems can be purchased with or without a 23ZERO bed-top tent that integrates with the compact system and within the dimensions of the truck — a plus when going off-road in tight quarters.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceTalus Expedition Gear CampPack Camper Interior
Ceiling Height: 4 ft. 1 in. at peak
Bath: No
Toilet: No
Slideout: Sorta
The CampPack in-bed drawer system contains electric power, running water, a Dometic refrigerator drawer, a Dometic sink and 2-burner stove, a 100 amp-hour AGM battery (with meter), a power inverter and a battery charger, as well as one standard 120-volt outlet, a 12-volt automobile auxiliary outlet, and a two USB ports. Depending on the truck bed size, the unit also includes two or four kitchen drawers and one large gear storage drawer. Bonus: a night-sky compliant camp light located beneath the kitchen drawer.

© Provan IndustriesTiger Adventure Vehicles Bengal 4 x 4
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $150,000
Vehicle Size: Full-size, one-ton heavy-duty pickups
Camper Weight: Varies
Tiger Adventure Vehicles of South Carolina builds the Bengal. It rides on a full-size, heavy-duty truck platform such as the Ford F-350, Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD or Ram 3500 and gets incorporated right onto the truck frame so it is not actually a slide-in unit (we broke our rule again). It has skidplates for off-roading and options include a winch, brush guards, exterior lighting and upgraded suspension.

© Provan IndustriesTiger Adventure Vehicles Bengal 4 x 4 Interior
Ceiling Height: 6 ft. 5 in.
Bath: Wet
Toilet: Yes, composting or cassette
Slideout: No
The Bengal interior has an open galley with a 2-burner cooktop, a wet bath with a shower and porcelain toilet, solid maple cabinets and a convection microwave.

© Vagabond Outdoors LLCVagabond Outdoors Drifter
Approx. Starting Retail Price: $7,250
Vehicle Size: Midsize
Camper Weight: NA
The aluminum Drifter is another go-anywhere pop-up truck camper designed for rugged off-road adventurers. The one-piece wedge-style pop-up roof creates a polyester-coated vinyl tent with three windows. Other standard features include glass cab and rear windows with locks and an LED light strip. The Vagabond website states that current lead times for delivery are approximately 12 months.

© Vagabond Outdoors LLCVagabond Outdoors Drifter Interior
Ceiling Height: 8 ft. at peak
Bath: No
Toilet: No
Slideout: No
The interior of the Drifter can be described as Spartan but spacious. It has a 3-inch foam mattress in the rooftop tent. Options include upgraded windows and doors, fans, insulation, power and USB ports, solar hookup, more LED interior lighting, and L-track roof mounts. A Goose Gear galley-style interior system (approx. $5,500) is also a turnkey storage solution.

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