What Size Camper Fits a Short Bed Truck?

If you’re in the market for a camper that will fit your short bed truck, you have several different options. The size of camper that will fit depends on the size of your truck bed and the type of camper you choose.

Pop-Up Campers

Small pop-up campers are a great option for short bed trucks. They are lightweight, easy to tow, and fold down to a compact size when not in use.

Pop-up campers can typically fit into a truck bed that is 6 feet or shorter.

Truck Bed Campers

Truck bed campers are also a good choice for short bed trucks. These campers sit directly in the truck bed and provide ample space for sleeping and storage.

Truck bed campers usually have enough room for two people and can fit into beds as short as 5 feet.

Slide-In Campers

Slide-in campers are an ideal option if you’re looking for more room than what a pop-up or truck bed camper can provide. Slide-in campers mount onto the back of your pickup truck and feature extra amenities such as kitchenettes, dining areas, bathrooms, and showers. They come in various sizes so you should be able to find one that fits your short bed truck.


Short bed trucks can accommodate several different types of campers so it all comes down to personal preference and what type of camping experience you’re looking for. Pop-up campers, truck bed campers, and slide-in campers all fit well into short beds ranging from 5 to 6 feet long.

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Susan Delgado