RV - Campers & Other Options
RV - Campers and Other Options
A camper is totally different from a trailer and a motorhome. A camper goes on top of a truck and can be taken off when not in use. The older style campers as a rule stayed on the truck when you were camping. Now some of the new models have electric jacks making it easier to unload the camper.
Using a camper is very popular with many people and especially people that love to fish and hunt and have the need to pull a boat behind the truck. Let' have a closer look.
Truck campers have come a long way over the last 10 years or so. Today's campers have become more spacious by the addition of up to three slides in some models. One of those models has a fold down bunk bed in the slide giving the camper sleeping space for six people. I think that would be a bit tight, but why not give it a try.
Many of the new campers are generator ready, solar power ready, have large fresh, grey and black water tanks. Thermo pane windows, air condition, awnings and lots of other options. These features now make truck campers good choices and a second option instead of a small trailer.
Campers are also very popular for people traveling up north to Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Check out some of the new models and see if a camper will be on your RV List.
For stability many people that buy campers have dual wheels on the back axle of the truck.
Truck tents are a tent that attaches over the truck box. Very much like a regular tent but you are off the ground, in the back of your truck. To go with that, you can buy a "truck bed mattress" that fits perfectly into the truck box around the wheel fenders in the truck box. This makes for a great alternative to just a regular tent.
There are similar tents for SUV's that can be attached to the back of the SUV leaving the tail gate open. This could also be a great alternative to just pitching a tent for the night.
Toy Haulers are models you can find in both travel trailers and 5th wheel trailers and some top of the line motorhomes. These special units are most of the time very large and have an extra room that can be used for a small car, a golf cart, motor cycle or other toys.
These rooms often have fold down bunks or beds, so they can be used for both living and storage. Many people that hunt use these to take along "Quads", golf carts, etc. Also a place to store meet when hunting.