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How To Choose A Truck Camper

Prosser's | 08/04/2021

If you’ve got a pickup truck and a desire to camp with it in comfort, but you don’t want to tow anything, then a truck camper is the perfect solution. These compact recreational “vehicles” don’t actually have any wheels on them because they anchor directly to your truck bed, giving you a secure place to sleep and relax when you’re out in the wilderness. Ideal for couples and solo travelers, the truck camper is a budget-friendly option.

Prosser RV in Sturtevant is your Wisconsin truck camper dealer, so we’ve provided a little more information about them below to help you decide whether they’re the right choice for you. Come chat with us if you still have questions!

FEATURES
With their small footprints and dimensions equivalent to your truck bed, truck campers are one of the smallest styles of RV available. They’re generally built with an overhang above the cab to give you some more space, and slide-outs can increase that further when you’re parked.

Basic truck campers provide you with some secure storage space and a bed. More elaborate campers can have small kitchenettes and either a wet or dry bath, or a cassette toilet at the very least. What amenities you go with will depend on your budget and your needs.

WEIGHT CONSIDERATIONS
You don’t want to choose a truck camper that is heavier and bulkier than what your truck can actually handle. Overloading your truck’s suspension can do permanent damage to it, and excess weight might also blow out a tire on the highway. It is also illegal for any vehicle to be loaded beyond its gross combined weight rating (GCWR).

That weight rating is what you should know when heading to the dealership. It tells you how much weight the truck is capable of carrying, including passengers, cargo and the camper. You should give yourself some space between the wet (loaded with cargo and passengers) and dry (completely empty) weights so that you aren’t in any danger of going over the GCWR.

Visit Prosser RV in Sturtevant to see our full array of truck campers for sale. We welcome our customers coming from Somers and Racine, Wisconsin. No matter what you’re looking for, we can help you find the right camping solution for you!


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