Can You Haul a Trailer With a Truck Camper?

For those who enjoy camping and the great outdoors, a truck camper is a great way to get away. But what if you want to bring along more than just the supplies that fit inside the truck camper?

Can you haul a trailer with a truck camper? The answer is yes!

Truck campers are typically built on top of an existing pickup truck. This allows them to be relatively lightweight, which makes them easier to tow than other types of RVs.

However, they still have enough weight to be able to pull trailers. Depending on the size of your truck and the trailer you are looking to tow, you may need to upgrade your vehicle’s suspension or brakes before attempting to tow anything.

When hauling a trailer with a truck camper, it’s important to keep in mind your vehicle’s overall weight capacity. Overloading your vehicle can lead to serious safety risks and potentially damage your vehicle or trailer. To ensure that you are within your vehicle’s weight limits, it’s important that you check your owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer for assistance.

It is also important that you pay attention to the tongue weight of the trailer when hauling with a truck camper. The tongue weight is how much weight is being applied directly on the hitch of the vehicle. Generally speaking, this should not exceed 10-15% of the total loaded weight of the trailer and all its contents.

When it comes down to it, there are plenty of advantages when hauling a trailer with a truck camper. Not only can you bring along more items than would fit in the bed of your pickup truck but also trailers provide additional sleeping space for family and friends who may be joining you on your trip.


Hauling a trailer with a truck camper is definitely possible! It’s important to keep in mind your vehicle’s overall weight capacity as well as tongue weight when selecting and loading up a trailer for transport. As long as these limits are respected, anyone can enjoy camping trips with added comfort and convenience by bringing along extra items in their trusty trailer.

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Stephen Dunn