How Do You Secure a Camper Shell to a Truck Bed?

Securing a camper shell to a truck bed can be done quickly and easily, with the right tools, materials, and knowledge. Camper shells provide protection from the elements and can be used to store items securely. They are also an excellent way to increase the storage space of a truck bed.

Tools & Materials Needed

  • Tape measure
  • Power drill
  • Screws or bolts
  • Nuts and washers (if using bolts)
  • Camper shell clamps

Step 1: Measure the Truck Bed

The first step is to measure the truck bed in order to determine what size camper shell will fit. Be sure to measure the length, width, and height of the bed in order to get an accurate measurement.

Step 2: Install Camper Shell Clamps

Once you have determined what size camper shell will fit, it’s time to install the clamps that will secure it to the truck bed. Start by drilling pilot holes in each corner of the truck bed for the clamps. Then attach one clamp on each corner using either screws or bolts.

(If using bolts, make sure you include washers and nuts).

Once all of the clamps are in place, it’s time to secure the camper shell to them.

To do this, simply place one clamp at each corner of the camper shell and tighten them down until they are securely attached.

(Be careful not to over-tighten as this could damage both your camper shell and your truck). .

Now that your camper shell is secured, take a few minutes to double-check all of your work. Make sure that all screws or bolts are tight and that everything is secure before taking your new setup out on its first adventure!


< p > Securing a camper shell to a truck bed is a relatively easy process with just a few tools and some knowledge. With proper measurements taken, installing clamps on each corner of both the truck bed and camper shell, then securing them together with either screws or bolts; you can easily enjoy added protection from weather while increasing storage space in your pickup’s bed!

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Karen Watkins