So, you’ve decided to purchase a truck camper.
First off, congratulations! There are several options out there, including our very own Lance Truck Camper, but, before you begin, there are some considerations to take into account.
There are two ways to do this: either you buy a truck first and then purchase a camper to match, or you buy the camper and match the truck to fit it. For this entry, we are going to tell you the options for buying a camper first, mostly because we don’t know what kind of truck you may already have and want this information to be useful to anyone.
One of the biggest choices is whether you want a hard-side or a pop-up camper for your truck?
Pop-up campers are lighter and have a more aerodynamic design for easier traveling. They also provide slightly better gas mileage for the truck used to haul it. One of the best things about them is that they are generally cheaper than their counterparts.
Hard-side truck campers, on the other hand, have a wealth of storage space compared to the pop-ups and better insulation in extreme weather. Once you have it set up on your truck, you never need to set up again if you don’t want to. It’s always ready to go. They can also feel more like a real motorhome or RV. Needless to say, they’re also more durable and retain more value than a pop-up.
All things considered, we recommend a hard-side truck camper. They’re sturdier, which means they’re up to more challenges, will last longer, and are better in the long run if you plan on using it a lot.
Something else to think about is where the bathroom is located. Most truck campers have them located in the rear of the unit, although some of the more modern hard-side campers with slide-outs have them in the mid-section to divide the bedroom from the living area. You also want to think about whether you want a wet or dry bath. This refers to either a separate tub/shower or an all-in-one kind of stall.
There are several other options you should look into before purchasing your dream truck camper. When you’re ready, check out Lance Camper’s full lineup of great deals.