How Do You Measure for a Truck Camper Cover?

A truck camper cover can be a great addition to any truck camper, providing protection from the elements, as well as adding an extra layer of security. However, in order to ensure a perfect fit, you need to make sure that you measure your truck camper accurately before buying a cover.

The first step when measuring for a truck camper cover is to measure the length and width of the truck camper itself. This can be done by laying down a tape measure across the length and width of the truck camper, making sure to measure from end-to-end. It’s important to take into consideration any protrusions such as air conditioners, vents or ladders when making these measurements.

You also need to take into account how much overhang you’ll need on your cover. This will depend on how far out your camper extends from your vehicle.

Generally speaking, it’s best to err on the side of caution and go for more coverage than less. Most covers come with adjustable straps that allow you to adjust the fit so make sure that you purchase one with plenty of length and width in order to get the most coverage possible.

Next, you’ll need to measure the height of your truck camper in order to determine which size cover will work best. This can usually be done by using a ruler or measuring tape and measuring from the ground up until you reach the top edge of your truck camper roof. It’s important that when measuring for height that you take into account any accessories such as solar panels or air conditioners that may be mounted on top of your vehicle as this will affect the size of cover needed.

Finally, it’s important to determine what type of material is best suited for your climate and lifestyle needs when purchasing a truck camper cover. Some materials are better at protecting against UV rays while others are more water-resistant or breathable depending on where you live and what kind of activities you plan on doing with your vehicle.


When measuring for a truck camper cover it is important to take into account all factors such as length, width, height and climate needs in order to ensure that it fits perfectly and provides maximum protection against the elements. With careful measurements and research into available materials, finding just the right cover for your vehicle should be easy!

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James Gardner