What Size Camper Will Fit My Truck?

When it comes to truck camping, the most important question is “What size camper will fit my truck?” It can be difficult to answer this question without having a good understanding of the different types of campers available and the size and weight restrictions that come with each.

The most common type of camper is the pop-up camper, which is a lightweight and easy-to-maneuver option for truck camping. Pop-up campers typically weigh less than 1,000 pounds and can be towed behind most mid-sized trucks, such as a Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado.

They come in two main sizes: 8×8 feet or 10×10 feet. The 8×8 foot size is ideal for shorter trips and couples who don’t need a lot of space, while the 10×10 foot size offers more room for larger groups.

If you’re looking for more space and comfort while camping in your truck, then you might want to consider a hard-sided camper. These are larger than pop-up campers and are better suited for larger groups or longer trips.

Hard-sided campers range in weight from 1,500 to 3,500 pounds, so they require heavier duty trucks like a Ford F-250 or Chevy Silverado 2500HD to tow them safely. In addition to their larger size, these campers also provide more amenities than pop-up campers, such as showers and cooking facilities.

Finally, if you want the ultimate in luxury while truck camping, then you’ll want to look at fifth wheel trailers. These large trailers are designed to be towed by heavy duty pickup trucks with specialized hitches installed in their beds. Fifth wheel trailers offer plenty of room for large groups and long trips; they typically weigh between 4,000 and 12,000 pounds depending on the model.


When it comes to choosing the right camper for your truck camping needs, it’s important to consider the size and weight restrictions that come with each type of camper. Pop up campers are lightweight and easy to maneuver while hard sided campers provide more amenities but require heavier duty trucks to tow them safely. Finally fifth wheel trailers offer plenty of room but require specialized hitches installed in pickup trucks in order to tow them safely.

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Susan Delgado