How Do You Remove a Camper Shell From a Pickup Truck?

Removing a camper shell from a pickup truck is not as difficult as it may seem. It is important to take the proper precautions before attempting to remove the camper shell, however. This guide will provide step-by-step instructions on how to safely and effectively remove a camper shell from a pickup truck.

Step 1: Park the truck in a flat and level area that is free of debris or other hazards that could cause damage to either the truck or the camper shell. Ensure that you have enough space around the truck so that you can safely move around it while removing the camper shell.

Step 2: Open all doors, windows, and other openings on the camper shell. This will allow for easier access when it comes time to remove it from the truck bed. Also, take out all of your belongings from inside of the camper shell and place them in a safe area away from where you will be working.

Step 3: Unscrew any screws that are holding down the sides and back of the camper shell to the bed of the truck. Make sure to save these screws in a safe place as they will be used again when reattaching the camper shell later on.

Step 4: Disconnect any electrical wires or other wiring attached to lights or other accessories on your camper shell. Make sure not to damage any of these wires while disconnecting them, as they will also need to be reconnected later on if desired.

Step 5: Carefully lift up one side of your camper shell while having at least one person help you support its weight as you do so. You may want to use straps or some type of rigging system for added support if needed, but make sure not to put too much strain on either yourself or those helping you lift up your camper shell.

Step 6: Slowly maneuver your way around your pickup truck until you have completely freed your camper shell from its attachments at each corner of its base plate. Now that it is free, move it away from your vehicle onto another safe surface such as a tarp or blanket for transport or storage purposes if necessary.

Following these steps will ensure that you can quickly and safely remove a camper shell from your pickup truck while avoiding any unnecessary damage or injury.


Removing a camper shell from a pickup truck requires careful preparation and execution in order to ensure safety and avoid damaging either yourself or your vehicle in any way. By following these steps, anyone can properly remove their camper shells with ease while avoiding any potential accidents.

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Stephen Dunn