What Size Camper Will Fit a Short Bed Truck?

If you are looking to buy a camper for your short bed truck, there are several factors to consider before making your purchase. First, you need to know the exact length of your short bed truck and then decide which type of camper is best suited for it.

The most common type of camper for a short bed truck is a pop-up camper, which can be set up with minimal effort and can be easily transported from one location to another. Pop-up campers usually come in two different sizes: 8 feet and 10 feet.

The 8-foot size is typically perfect for a short bed truck because it does not take up too much space in the back of the truck and still provides enough room for sleeping and living space inside.

A slide-in camper is another great option if you have a short bed truck. These types of campers are designed to fit into the back of an open pick-up truck, similar to how a tonneau cover fits over the bed.

Slide-in campers offer more interior space than pop-up campers but they do take up more room in the back of the truck, so they are best suited for larger trucks with longer beds.

Finally, there are hard sided campers, also known as truck campers or cabover campers. These types of campers fit directly on top of the bed of your pickup truck and provide plenty of interior living space as well as storage areas on top and underneath. Hard sided campers usually come in sizes ranging from 8 feet to 10 feet and can be found in both long and short bed lengths.


When deciding what size camper will fit a short bed truck, it’s important to consider all available options such as pop-up, slide-in or hard sided campers. Generally speaking, an 8 foot pop-up camper or hard sided camper is ideal for most short bed trucks since they provide enough sleeping and living space without taking up too much room in the back of the truck.

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Stephen Dunn