How Do You Put a Truck Camper on a Flatbed?

Putting a truck camper on a flatbed truck is a great way to save money and enjoy the outdoors. A truck camper, or slide-in camper, is an RV that fits into the bed of a pickup truck.

It provides more space and amenities than a regular tent and can be used for camping, fishing, hunting, or just about any other outdoor activity. The key to successfully installing a truck camper on a flatbed is to properly secure it so it doesn’t move around in transit.

The first step in putting a truck camper on a flatbed is to decide where you want to place it. You should consider how much space you need for your equipment, as well as any other items that may need to be stored in the bed of the truck. Once you know where you want your camper to go, measure the length and width of the area you have available.

Next, you will need some supplies. You will need four ratchet straps or tie-downs that are long enough to reach across the full length of your flatbed.

You will also need four blocks of wood that are 2x4s or larger depending upon the size of your camper and four pieces of plywood cut to fit between the blocks of wood. If your blocks are not large enough for all four corners you can use additional pieces of wood or metal plates instead.

Once you have all your supplies ready it’s time to start securing your camper onto the flatbed. Begin by placing two blocks of wood at each corner along with two pieces of plywood between them. This will give your truck camper extra stability during transport and help keep it from shifting around too much.

Finally, use the ratchet straps or tie-downs to secure each corner firmly to the flatbed. Make sure they are tight but not overly so as this could damage both your camper and flatbed over time.


Putting a truck camper on a flatbed requires some preparation and planning but can be done relatively easily with some basic supplies such as ratchet straps or tie-downs, 2x4s or larger blocks of wood, and plywood cutouts. With these items in hand, one can easily secure their truck camper onto their flatbed for safe transport wherever their adventures take them!

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Karen Watkins