Truck campers (or slide on campers as we call them in Australia) come in a variety of sizes, styles, lengths, and weights. If you are looking into purchasing a truck camper, don’t let the amount of options overwhelm you. There are many things to keep in mind when you go shopping. The first thing you want to figure out is whether you need a long or short bed camper. People that have been camping for years with this unique style of camper will tell you that you should pick your camper first and then your truck.
This isn’t always as easy as it sounds. What if you already have a truck? You might not want to buy another or maybe you aren’t even able to. You just want to find a camper that will work with what you have. Here are a few things to look for or keep in mind when deciding on a Lance truck camper.
First, be sure that the camper you are looking for can be held by your truck. The units with slide outs will be heavier, which require a heavier payload.
As far as the campers are concerned, it really is up to your preference, but here are a couple things to consider:
- A short bed camper is obviously best for a short bed truck. These aren’t as common, however, and more people buy long bed campers.
- You have a lot more options with a long bed, so if you can acquire one of those, do so. Long bed campers have a higher resale value as well.
Short bed campers can be great for lone adventurers or for a couple. They provide just enough space for sleeping, cooking, and showering. Another factor to consider when choosing is whether you want a dry bath or wet bath. This can be crucial if you have a strong preference. The same applies for a preference in truck manufacturers. Ford vs Chevrolet? Toyota vs Ram? You decide.
If you need help in deciding which will be best for you, visit Lance Camper online or stop by an authorised dealer. The Lance Match Maker tool on our website will help you weed out which camper would be best given the type of truck you have or are considering.