Can You Store a Truck Camper on Its Jacks?

The quick answer is yes, but there are some important considerations to be aware of before you do so.

Truck campers are designed to be used as a mobile home, usually mounted on the bed of a pickup truck. However, in some cases, it may be necessary or more convenient to store the camper on its jacks when it’s not in use. This can provide additional space for storage or other activities and free up the bed of your truck for other uses.

When storing your truck camper on its jacks, it’s important to make sure that you choose a level and solid surface that can bear the weight of the camper. Soft ground or uneven surfaces can cause instability and could potentially lead to damage or injury. If possible, it’s best to park the camper on a paved surface such as concrete or asphalt.

It’s also important to check that all four jacks are secure and properly tightened before storing your camper. Make sure that they are firmly secured into the ground and not wobbling around when touched. In addition, you should check all supports and any other attached accessories such as steps and ladders to ensure they are securely fastened.

Once your camper is securely stored on its jacks, make sure you take extra precautions to protect it from theft or vandalism. If possible, keep the area well lit and install security cameras if necessary. Make sure that all windows and doors are locked at all times.


In conclusion, it is possible to store a truck camper on its jacks but there are some important considerations that need to be taken into account for safety reasons. Make sure that you choose an even surface that can bear the weight of the camper and take extra precautions when leaving it unattended in order to protect it from theft or vandalism.

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Karen Watkins