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Truck Camper Magazine Truck Camper Magazine is for the truck camper enthusiast. We announce new truck campers, hold mod contests, share camping ideas, and interview readers who live the camper lifestyle.

Truck Camper Magazine is an online magazine dedicated to truck camping and the truck camping community.

TCM reader, Jon Hancock, sent in this email, “We are getting ready to hit the road and need a new #GPS.  I have been loo...
06/29/2021

TCM reader, Jon Hancock, sent in this email, “We are getting ready to hit the road and need a new #GPS. I have been looking at reviews and articles on the Garmin RV890. What do you think?”

Let’s help Jon out. What GPS are you using while traveling on the road?

TCM reader, Jon Hancock, sent in this email, “We are getting ready to hit the road and need a new #GPS. I have been looking at reviews and articles on the Garmin RV890. What do you think?”

Let’s help Jon out. What GPS are you using while traveling on the road?

Gavin Hardcastle of Fototripper has assembled one heck of an #offgrid #photography rig. In this video, he gives us a tou...
06/25/2021

Gavin Hardcastle of Fototripper has assembled one heck of an #offgrid #photography rig. In this video, he gives us a tour of his #BigfootCamper with a humor and style we guarantee you’ve never seen before. WARNING: 80’s dancing and some seriously knucklehead comedy ahead.

https://camperbeast.com/

Gavin Hardcastle of Fototripper has assembled one heck of an #offgrid #photography rig. In this video, he gives us a tour of his #BigfootCamper with a humor and style we guarantee you’ve never seen before. WARNING: 80’s dancing and some seriously knucklehead comedy ahead.

https://camperbeast.com/

Ron cautions us about the idea of, “Someday”.  Admittedly, we are as guilty of saying, “someday” as anyone might be.   S...
06/24/2021

Ron cautions us about the idea of, “Someday”. Admittedly, we are as guilty of saying, “someday” as anyone might be. Someday we’ll take a #camper to Baja. Someday we’ll stop interviewing people about driving to #Alaska and do it ourselves. Someday…

What have you been telling yourself you'll do someday?

https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/expeditions/world-travel/stop-the-somedays/

Ron cautions us about the idea of, “Someday”. Admittedly, we are as guilty of saying, “someday” as anyone might be. Someday we’ll take a #camper to Baja. Someday we’ll stop interviewing people about driving to #Alaska and do it ourselves. Someday…

What have you been telling yourself you'll do someday?

https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/expeditions/world-travel/stop-the-somedays/

Built with scoutcampers signature composite-panel construction, the all-new full-size Kenai features an optional cassett...
06/22/2021

Built with scoutcampers signature composite-panel construction, the all-new full-size Kenai features an optional cassette toilet, mud room, expandable queen-size bed and more storage. Outdoor sports and adventure-seekers take note. The Kenai was designed for you.

Exclusive interview with David Epp, CEO of Adventurer Manufacturing: https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/news/tcm-exclusive-2021-scout-kenai/

“We bought our #truck and #camper for a wide variety of uses from overnight grandson babysitting to overnight wine tasti...
06/21/2021

“We bought our #truck and #camper for a wide variety of uses from overnight grandson babysitting to overnight wine tasting trips to a long Alaskan trip that included taking our #truckcamper on three separate ferry rides”. - David Casterson, Ram 3500, nuCamp Cirrus 800

“We bought our #truck and #camper for a wide variety of uses from overnight grandson babysitting to overnight wine tasting trips to a long Alaskan trip that included taking our #truckcamper on three separate ferry rides”. - David Casterson, Ram 3500, nuCamp Cirrus 800

Check out some of the newest entries into the 2022 Truck Camper Magazine Calendar Contest.  
Do you have a picture or tw...
06/17/2021

Check out some of the newest entries into the 2022 Truck Camper Magazine Calendar Contest.

Do you have a picture or two of your #truckcamper that you’d like to share? Enter them into our calendar contest today!

https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/calendar/2022-calendar-contest-entries-part-1/

Check out some of the newest entries into the 2022 Truck Camper Magazine Calendar Contest.

Do you have a picture or two of your #truckcamper that you’d like to share? Enter them into our calendar contest today!

https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/calendar/2022-calendar-contest-entries-part-1/

Presenting…. Capri Camper!  We love Nancy and Jim Stevenson’s first day of getting their #camper picture!  Do you have a...
06/17/2021

Presenting…. Capri Camper! We love Nancy and Jim Stevenson’s first day of getting their #camper picture! Do you have a fun picture from the day you picked up your #truckcamper?

Presenting…. Capri Camper! We love Nancy and Jim Stevenson’s first day of getting their #camper picture! Do you have a fun picture from the day you picked up your #truckcamper?

“Behind my Northstar Campers, I tow a 28-foot long Cobra glider trailer with my Schleicher ASW-27B glider inside.  #Camp...
06/14/2021

“Behind my Northstar Campers, I tow a 28-foot long Cobra glider trailer with my Schleicher ASW-27B glider inside. #Camping on the flight line is super convenient!” - Phil Jones

What do you tow behind your #camper?

“If it’s further out and we have to cross challenging terrain, so be it. Our rig is set up for challenges.” - Bill Elwel...
06/10/2021

“If it’s further out and we have to cross challenging terrain, so be it. Our rig is set up for challenges.” - Bill Elwell, Four Wheel Campers, Ram Trucks

https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/off-road/adventures/the-perfect-campsite-challenge/

“If it’s further out and we have to cross challenging terrain, so be it. Our rig is set up for challenges.” - Bill Elwell, Four Wheel Campers, Ram Trucks

https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/off-road/adventures/the-perfect-campsite-challenge/

Why did you buy a truck camper?Was it the ability to go nearly anywhere?  Was it the ability to tow?  Was it to get furt...
06/09/2021

Why did you buy a truck camper?

Was it the ability to go nearly anywhere? Was it the ability to tow? Was it to get further off-road and boondock in amazing places? Was it to visit the National Parks?

April and Reuben Zook want to visit family, travel, and camp as close to the bike rail trails as possible with their Northern Lite Truck Campers #camper.

Why did you buy a truck camper?

Was it the ability to go nearly anywhere? Was it the ability to tow? Was it to get further off-road and boondock in amazing places? Was it to visit the National Parks?

April and Reuben Zook want to visit family, travel, and camp as close to the bike rail trails as possible with their Northern Lite Truck Campers #camper.

Minnie’s Mommy updated her entire Arctic Fox 990 by Northwood Manufacturing #camper.  In addition to the futon installat...
06/07/2021

Minnie’s Mommy updated her entire Arctic Fox 990 by Northwood Manufacturing #camper. In addition to the futon installation shown below, there were major updates to the bathroom, the kitchen, and the cabover bedroom.

This is one gorgeous and inspiring #truckcamper remodel!
https://camperbeast.com/

Minnie’s Mommy updated her entire Arctic Fox 990 by Northwood Manufacturing #camper. In addition to the futon installation shown below, there were major updates to the bathroom, the kitchen, and the cabover bedroom.

This is one gorgeous and inspiring #truckcamper remodel!
https://camperbeast.com/

“My Capri Camper and #GMC are new to me.  I just picked my rig up a week ago and the rainbow seemed like a good omen tha...
06/07/2021

“My Capri Camper and #GMC are new to me. I just picked my rig up a week ago and the rainbow seemed like a good omen that I needed to capture.” - Sam Downing

“My Capri Camper and #GMC are new to me. I just picked my rig up a week ago and the rainbow seemed like a good omen that I needed to capture.” - Sam Downing

In one of the most fun mod contest entries ever written, John Johnson installs a wall-mounted air conditioner and new re...
06/04/2021

In one of the most fun mod contest entries ever written, John Johnson installs a wall-mounted air conditioner and new refrigerator. Read it, and cool it!

https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/camper-mods/contests/wall-mounted-air-conditioner-and-refrigerator/

In one of the most fun mod contest entries ever written, John Johnson installs a wall-mounted air conditioner and new refrigerator. Read it, and cool it!

https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/camper-mods/contests/wall-mounted-air-conditioner-and-refrigerator/

How often do you take your #truckcamper off your truck?  One huge advantage of a truck camper is that you can take off y...
06/02/2021

How often do you take your #truckcamper off your truck?

One huge advantage of a truck camper is that you can take off your #camper and use your #truck for other things.

Steven Eiding took his Ford Trucks around Monument Valley, and kept his Eagle Cap 1165 at the #campground.

How often do you take your #truckcamper off your truck?

One huge advantage of a truck camper is that you can take off your #camper and use your #truck for other things.

Steven Eiding took his Ford Trucks around Monument Valley, and kept his Eagle Cap 1165 at the #campground.

Craig Vogler shares an 800-watt solar system for his Palomino RVs #popupcamper.  In addition, he tells us about his sola...
06/02/2021

Craig Vogler shares an 800-watt solar system for his Palomino RVs #popupcamper. In addition, he tells us about his solar controller, Lithium batteries, and 3000-watt pure sine inverter. Check it out!

https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/camper-mods/contests/off-grid-800-watt-camper-solar-system/

Craig Vogler shares an 800-watt solar system for his Palomino RVs #popupcamper. In addition, he tells us about his solar controller, Lithium batteries, and 3000-watt pure sine inverter. Check it out!

https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/camper-mods/contests/off-grid-800-watt-camper-solar-system/

It’s time to vote for your favorite Medium Mod from May’s mod contest. Pick your favorite 3 mods from May. If you haven'...
05/31/2021
2021 TCAB Mod Contest May Vote - Truck Camper Magazine

It’s time to vote for your favorite Medium Mod from May’s mod contest. Pick your favorite 3 mods from May. If you haven't already, vote today. We will announce this month's mod winner tomorrow!

It’s time to vote for your favorite Medium Mod from May's mod contest. Pick your favorite mod and vote now.

Now that’s finding a comfortable spot to relax while #camping!  Thank you, Guttormur, from #Iceland for sharing this fun...
05/27/2021

Now that’s finding a comfortable spot to relax while #camping! Thank you, Guttormur, from #Iceland for sharing this fun picture of you and your Alaskan Campers.

Feel free to email us fun pictures of you and your #truckcamper rig at [email protected].

Now that’s finding a comfortable spot to relax while #camping! Thank you, Guttormur, from #Iceland for sharing this fun picture of you and your Alaskan Campers.

Feel free to email us fun pictures of you and your #truckcamper rig at [email protected].

Whether it’s portable or mounted, how many watts of #solar do you have when you go #camping?Pictured below: John Wemesfe...
05/26/2021

Whether it’s portable or mounted, how many watts of #solar do you have when you go #camping?

Pictured below: John Wemesfelder, Chevrolet 2500HD, Palomino SS-1240

Have you ever been to Baja?  It’s definitely on our bucket list!Pictured below: Laurie Heimbigner’s Ford Trucks #F550 an...
05/25/2021

Have you ever been to Baja? It’s definitely on our bucket list!

Pictured below: Laurie Heimbigner’s Ford Trucks #F550 and Phoenix Pop Up Campers rig in #Baja!

Lots of Baja ideas in TCM: https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/expeditions/world-travel/baja-california-peninsula-the-bucket-list/

Have you ever been to Baja? It’s definitely on our bucket list!

Pictured below: Laurie Heimbigner’s Ford Trucks #F550 and Phoenix Pop Up Campers rig in #Baja!

Lots of Baja ideas in TCM: https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/expeditions/world-travel/baja-california-peninsula-the-bucket-list/

Lance Camper has launched a smartphone app for owners of Lance #truckcampers and travel trailers.  The app will instantl...
05/24/2021
Lance Camper Announces Owner App - Truck Camper Magazine

Lance Camper has launched a smartphone app for owners of Lance #truckcampers and travel trailers. The app will instantly locate your nearest #LanceCamper dealer, #campground, things-to-do, and much more.

The new Lance Camper app will instantly locate your nearest Lance dealer, campground, things-to-do, and much more.

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Truck Camper Magazine’s Story

In 2004 we were planning a cross-country trip. We started researching RVs and came across truck campers. We had seen layouts and photographs on the web, and then went to see a truck camper in person. We were sold!

Throughout 2004 and 2005 we explored many national parks, state parks, and BLM areas in our camper. Upon returning from that trip we sold our truck camper and went back to our jobs.

Missing our lifestyle on the road, we thought, “What if we started a magazine about truck campers?” We knew we could help others get to the same point we were at - enjoying the open road, meeting new people, and discovering new places.

That’s where Truck Camper Magazine began. We started calling the manufacturers and dealers, and they were excited to support our efforts. Soon we were announcing new truck campers, holding mod contests, and interviewing users about their camping adventures.

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We just bought this OKANAGAN.does anyone else have one?
Has anyone used the Sumospring solo on your P/U with the Wolf Creek 850? I'm considering them for a 2011 Ram 3500 4x4 diesel, stock suspension. Any info on likes/dislikes will be appreciated. Trying to resolve some sway without going to a sway bar. Thanks!
What would you do if your truck breaks down while carrying the camper on top? No one can tow you on top of a flat tow truck because it will be too high. No one can tow you behind a tow truck because it breaks the truck (4X4) No company would help moving your camper? What would you do? I asked AAA and Good Sam and there is no answer. I'm sure that someone here knows the answer. Please comment.
I've noticed that many offroad /popup truck campers seem to be designed without a bathroom/shower as a priority. I have always wondered why no manufacturer has designed a truck camper where the bathroom becomes a major part of overall design, including holding tanks. Here's my reasoning: I can sleep in the cabover portion of something like a FWC Grandby but I prefer to do all of my sitting and cooking outdoors. Other than a fridge, why can't a camper be designed to have a nice roomy bathroom and shower in place of the stove and dinette? What if nearly 50% of the inside camper space was devoted to a shower and a toilet? That seems like it would be more practical to me. My reasons for asking this is that I cannot convince my wife to move to an off-road camper with no overhang and low center of gravity because she wants a bathroom and a shower than aren't an afterthought. We currently have a 1998 Lance Legend 990 with a dry bath with generous holding tanks: F/G/B 40/22/26. This provides us with extended off-the-grid camping while providing a major comfort area for my wife. I have scoured the Internet for years looking for a truck camper that does not skimp on the bathroom but FOCUSES on it without being a massive, heavy camper. Are there any campers out there that are like what I am describing as the perfect truck camper for me and my wife?
We have an OKANAGAN! Anyone else have one?
Looking for Truck and camper package. Any info on places that sell packages. Thanks...
I really need a mounting system for a shadow cruiser 1100 for my ford f350 dually ,, anybody have a used front and rear set or can you folks recommend what I should use . Im new to the whole RV deal . thanks in advance . Rickey and Christa in Colorado
I would like to see videos on the assembly, start to finish, on different brands and models, namely Palomino SS550's, it would be nice to know where I could safely mount extra's...
How's this for a little "Old School" truck camper. A 1993 Hallmark specifically made for and mounted on a Bronco. I have been looking to purchase one of these Pop Up campers built specifically to mount on a Ford Bronco for the last year and half. Finally found a 2 owner 1993 Hallmark Bronco camper still attached to the Bronco upon which it was originally mounted when new. Had to buy the Bronco to git the camper! The camper itself is in excellent condition. I am very pleased! Plans are to remove the Hallmark camper from this Bronco and install the camper on a 4 Door Centurion Bronco and then resell this Bronco. Attached are pics of both as they are now. Compact camping in a 4WD Bronco!!!
Hello Do you have a suggestion to carry one more propane tank outside the camper, a rack? Thank you
For sale 2020 F350 XL DRW 13k miles tred.co/iJkg Great truck in like new condition
For Sale: Truck & Camper - $87,500.00 2015 Eagle Cap 1165 Triple Slide & 2015 RAM 3500 Longhorn Crew Cab Diesel Dually Truck & Camper will be available in July 2021. Our EC 1165 has been gently used, well-maintained and stored under cover during the off seasons. It’s in great shape. Road-ready. We added many upgrades to make camping more enjoyable. Included in this sale will be additional camping equipment such as power cables with 50amp to 30amp dogbone, Surge Protector, 120v standard electrical cord used for off season storage, 40 feet of sewer hose, hose basket for easy storage, entry carpet, entry step, Torklift Fast-Gun Tie Downs with Cylinder Locks, extra truck-to-camper power cord, telescoping ladder, and much more. Also included is a spare HappiJack Motor, Schwintech Motor and Motor Controller. The two propane tanks have a Smart Sensor Gauge installed so that you can monitor the levels in both tanks from your smart phone. The entry door window has been replaced with a see-thru unit with retractable screen for privacy. All our hoses and adaptors will remain with the camper. We replaced our factory EC mattress with a comfortable Sleep Number Mattress. The propane stove has been used about 3-4 times. I uninstalled the stove vent hood to create more storage space. I have the hood vent unit if the new owner wants to re-install it. We plan on leaving as many supplies, toilet paper, Kleenex, kitchen utensils and many sundries with the camper as possible. There are just too many upgrades to mention. The motorized extension awing works, but the rear motor cover is damaged and needs a replacement cover. There’s a picture of the damage in the portfolio. You really have to see this unit to understand how many add-ons have been installed to make camping a joy. Additional Features and Options: • 4-Season insulation package • Theater seating recliners • 32″ LCD 12V TV in living area • 18” LCD 12V TV in the bedroom • U-Shaped dinette • Dual AGM batteries • Dual 30 lb propane tanks with Smart Monitors • Black tank flush system • Fantastic ceiling fan • All LED interior & exterior lighting • Auto electric HappiJacks • Solar panel installed • Onan Generator installed • Heated basement • Electric side awning • Air conditioning • 30,000 BTU furnace • Upgraded Allen & Roth bathroom faucet • 66 gallon fresh water tank • 41 gallon each black & grey water tanks • …and so much more which you can see here: o https://static1.squarespace.com/.../2015+Eagle+Cap... The RAM 3500 truck has under 40K miles on it. It has been serviced regularly and is in perfect running condition. The tires are almost new with about 6K miles on them. They are Bridgestone Duravis M700 Commercial Grade HD. This truck has the Cummins Turbo Diesel Motor, with Jake Brake, coupled to an Aisin Commercial Grade Transmission with 3:73 gears in a posi-traction rear end. Truck is equipped with 2 – 5 Gallon Jerry Cans for extra diesel. The original Window Sticker which lists all of the truck’s option is shown in the picture portfolio. It’s a loaded RAM 3500. The truck is equipped with Torklift Suspension Stabilizers, Torklift Tie-Downs, Torklift Fast Guns with cylinder locks and Air Bags. My preference is to sell the Truck and Camper as a unit. The price for both together is $87,500.00. However, I will sell the camper separately for $35,000.00. I will not sell the truck separately. The RAM Truck cost new: $70,000.00+ The EC 1165 cost new: $61,500.00 Pictures are attached. Some are factory pics, some are recent. Feel free to PM me to arrange for a showing or for more details or pictures. Would be happy to provide a guided tour via FaceTime with anyone interested. The Truck and Camper are located in Westford, MA, however, the rig’s original home was Arkansas. We recently relocated. Thank you for your interest. Dan