How Do You Build a Slide in Truck Camper?

Building a slide-in truck camper is an excellent way to get the most out of your truck. It allows you to experience all the luxuries of a camper while maintaining the convenience of a truck.

As with any project, it is important to plan and research before beginning. This article will provide an overview of what goes into building a slide-in truck camper.

Step 1: Determine what type of slides you need for your truck camper. There are several different types available, including bed slides, cabinet slides, and more. Research the options available and select the one that best suits your needs.

Step 2: Choose the frame for your slide-in truck camper. Consider factors such as weight, durability, and ease of installation when making your selection. Make sure that whichever frame you choose is compatible with the slides you have selected.

Step 3: Install the frame on your truck bed. If you have chosen a pre-built frame, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation. If you have built it yourself, use appropriate tools and techniques for secure installation.

Step 4: Install the slides on the frame according to their instructions. Make sure that they are securely fastened in place so that they will not shift or move during travel.

Step 5: Add insulation to your slide-in truck camper. This will help keep it warm in cold climates and cool in hot climates.

Step 6: Add any other features or amenities that you desire for your slide-in camper, such as cabinets, drawers, furniture, appliances, etc.


Building a slide-in truck camper requires careful planning and research before beginning. First determine which type of slides you need for your project and then select a frame compatible with those slides.

Install both onto your truck bed securely before adding insulation and any other desired amenities or features. With these steps followed correctly, you can enjoy all the luxuries of a full size camper from inside your trusty pickup!

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Susan Delgado