Can You Put a Camper in a 6ft Truck Bed?

Having a truck bed camper is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while still being able to take your home with you wherever you go. But what if you have a smaller truck, like a 6ft one, can you fit a camper in there? The short answer is yes, but it will depend on the size and type of camper you are looking for.

When it comes to fitting a camper into a 6ft truck bed, there are two main types of campers that will work: hard-sided and soft-sided. Hard-sided campers are typically more expensive and heavier, but they have the advantage of providing more protection from the elements and also provide more storage space. Soft-sided campers are lighter and tend to be less expensive, however they don’t offer as much protection from the elements.

If you’re looking for a hard-sided camper that will fit in your 6ft truck bed, then look for one that is designed specifically for this size. Most hard-sided campers come in two sizes: full size and mid size.

Full size campers are typically around 8ft long while mid size ones are usually around 6ft long. However, keep in mind that there may be some variations between manufacturers so make sure to double check measurements before purchasing.

Soft-sided campers tend to be much easier to fit into smaller truck beds like 6ft ones. These types of campers come in different shapes and sizes so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find one that fits your truck bed. They also tend to be much lighter than their hard-sided counterparts so they won’t weigh down your vehicle too much.


In conclusion, yes you can put a camper in a 6ft truck bed whether it’s hard or soft sided. Just make sure you measure carefully before buying so that it fits properly and won’t weigh down your vehicle too much. With the right camper, you can enjoy all the benefits of camping without having to worry about finding a larger vehicle.

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James Gardner