How Do You Make a Camper Slide in Truck?

Making a camper slide in truck is an easy way to add extra sleeping space and storage to your truck. It can be done with a variety of materials and designs, depending on the needs of the truck owner. With just a few basic tools and some elbow grease, anyone can make a slide in camper for their truck.

The first step is to measure the bed of the truck to get the maximum size of the camper. This will determine how much space you have to work with when designing and building your camper. You will also need to decide if you want your camper to be permanent or removable.

Once you have determined what type of camper you will be making, it is time to start gathering materials. You will need wood, screws, nails, sealant, weatherproofing material, insulation, and any other materials necessary for your project. A saw, drill, jigsaw and other tools may also be needed.

Next comes the construction process. Start by building a frame that fits inside your truck bed.

Make sure that it is sturdy enough to hold up against any bumps or shocks that may occur while driving down the road. Once this frame is built it is time for adding walls and flooring. If you are using wood as material for these components make sure that they are sealed properly with weatherproof sealant.

The last step in constructing a slide in camper for your truck is adding windows and doors as well as any other features such as shelves for storage or additional seating space. It’s important to make sure all windows are sealed properly with weatherproof material so they don’t leak or fog up when traveling on rainy days.


Making a slide in camper for your truck can be an exciting project that gives you the freedom to create exactly what you need without having to purchase an expensive pre-made unit from a store. With some basic tools and supplies it’s easy to put together a custom made slide in camper that fits perfectly into your truck bed giving you extra sleeping space or storage whenever needed.

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Susan Delgado