What Do I Need to Put a Truck Camper on My Truck?

When you think of camping, your first thought might be of a tent or an RV, but have you considered the option of putting a truck camper on your truck? Truck campers offer flexibility, convenience and the ability to access some of the most remote campsites in the country.

What is a Truck Camper?

A truck camper is a self-contained vehicle that sits on top of a pickup truck.

It can be quickly and easily removed from the truck for storage or for when the truck is being used for other purposes. Truck campers are lightweight and can usually accommodate two to four people depending on their size. They usually have amenities such as a kitchenette, bathroom and sleeping quarters.

What Do I Need to Put a Truck Camper on My Truck?

The first thing you will need is an appropriate pickup truck. The size and weight of the truck camper must be considered when selecting a pickup truck so that it can safely carry the load.

You will also need to make sure that your pickup has an appropriate bed size and enough ground clearance to handle the camper’s weight. Additionally, you may need to purchase additional equipment such as tie-downs, wheel chocks, brackets or other mounting hardware, depending on what type of camper you choose.


Once you have all the necessary components, installation is fairly straightforward. The first step is to mount the camper onto the bed of your pickup using either bolts or clamps depending on what type of mounting hardware came with your camper.

Next, secure it by attaching tie-downs or wheel chocks at each corner of the bed. Finally, check all connections regularly to ensure that everything is secure.


Putting a truck camper on your pickup gives you flexibility and convenience while camping in remote areas. To do this successfully requires having an appropriate pickup truck with enough ground clearance as well as mounting hardware such as bolts and clamps for securing it safely onto your vehicle’s bed. Once all components are in place and installed correctly following manufacturer’s instructions you’re ready to hit the road!

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Stephen Dunn