How Do You Tarp a Truck Camper?

Truck campers are a great way to enjoy the outdoors. They provide the perfect combination of convenience and comfort for those who like to explore and camp in remote areas.

But when you’re out in the wilderness, it’s important to protect your camper from the elements, and one way to do that is by using a tarp. Tarps are simple, affordable, and easy to install on any truck camper.

To tarp your truck camper, start by measuring the length of your camper and adding at least 4 feet of extra material. This will ensure that you have enough coverage for any protruding parts.

Next, lay out your tarp on a flat surface and mark off the measurements you took. Cut along these lines using a sharp knife or scissors.

Once you have cut your tarp to size, it’s time to attach it to your truck camper. Start by finding an area on the roof of your camper where you can securely attach it with either screws or nails.

Make sure that these are properly secured so that they don’t come loose in strong winds or during storms. Once this is done, move around the perimeter of your camper, attaching each side of the tarp with either rope or bungee cords.

Finally, add some extra protection around any windows or doors if necessary by using duct tape or weatherproofing strips. This will help keep out any unwanted drafts and water leakage.


Tarping a truck camper is a simple yet effective way of protecting it from weather damage while camping outdoors. It requires minimal materials, tools and time but will help extend its lifespan significantly. All you need is a tarp that’s big enough for your camper’s size plus 4 feet extra coverage for any protrusions; some screws or nails; ropes or bungee cords; and optionally duct tape for windows or doors – then you’re good to go!

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James Gardner