How Do You Cover a Truck Camper With a Tarp?

Covering a truck camper with a tarp is a great way to protect it from the elements and keep it looking new. A tarp is lightweight, easy to put on and take off, and can be used to cover the entire camper or just certain sections.

When covering your truck camper with a tarp, there are some basic steps you should follow to ensure the best results.

Step One: Choose the Right Tarp

The first step in covering your truck camper is to select the right tarp for the job. Tarps come in various sizes, so you want to make sure you choose one that is large enough to cover your entire truck camper.

You also want to pick a tarp that is waterproof and UV resistant so that it will last longer and protect your camper from rain and sun damage. It’s also important to choose a tarp made of durable material, such as polyethylene or canvas.

Step Two: Secure It Properly

Once you have chosen the right tarp for your truck camper, you need to secure it properly so that it stays in place. Start by draping the tarp over the top of your truck camper until you have it in position.

Then use bungee cords or rope to tie down the edges of the tarp securely. Make sure all of the ties are tight enough so that they don’t come loose during windy weather.

Step Three: Check for Damage

After securing your tarp, check for any rips or tears. If there are any holes or tears in your tarp, use duct tape or other strong adhesive tape to patch them up before putting it on your truck camper.

Step Four: Add Extra Protection

Finally, add some extra protection by placing a plastic sheet underneath the tarp before tying it down. This will help protect against moisture damage if any water seeps through.


Covering a truck camper with a tarp can be an easy way to protect it from wear and tear caused by weather conditions. By following these steps and choosing a durable waterproof material, you can ensure that your truck camper stays protected no matter what Mother Nature throws at it!

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Karen Watkins