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  • Need Truck Camper suggestions

    We are a family of 4 that does a lot of non-horsey camping, so I am in the market for a truck camper (and not a gooseneck living quarter). Previously, I towed our light weight 3 horse with a small Class C that did well, but I tired of the house noise while driving and because it was quite old, the air bags were marginal. As much as it would be nice to get a gooseneck with living quarters, I can't have it all: we also need a family camper.

    So I'm in the market for a truck camper that sleeps 4, preferably without needing a hitch extension. Accounting for tongue weight means that we probably should go without a slide. I'll be towing approx 6-7,000 lbs loaded. I'm reading a lot about the Lance 850 as a great long bed option that would sleep 4 (bunk over dinette).

    For those of you towing with a truck camper, what is your set up? (Also, looking for 1 ton diesel truck recommendations)
    Last edited by Slew's Gold Stryke; Jun. 14, 2019, 11:26 AM.

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    I would recommend a dually truck for good control in the wind, lots of wheels on the ground for good stopping. Should be able to stop the loaded trailer, should your brakes go out. Even with the best care, brakes can fail you. 4WD would be helpful at times, but it means an even lower mpg on fuel. I love diesels, more power when needed, last very long times. Crew cab with 4 doors is really nice, everyone is comfortable on long drives. We had a one ton Ford fitting that description, for hauling our 11ft camper, though it was just used on vacation, no trailer involved. We had the 8ft bed, that truck length really is a nice ride. Our horse trailer was a gooseneck, so we had to choose camper or trailer, never both.

    On the Lance truck camper, we have one of those too! It is elderly now, we got it used but in excellent condition. Heck, they never took any of the plastic off the cushions during the time they showed horses with it. Daughter won Miss Someething, then they sold it. All the parts have been nice to use, a lot better quality than other camper brands I have seen or used. It can be workable with 4 people, just tight. I would actually go "try it on" before purchasing. That fold down space above the dinette is small. Son was little, 8-9 when he slept in it, moved out to sleep in the rear truck seat or his own tent with his large dog, as he grew. Daughter slept in the dinette bunk. She was much younger, toddler, so we put a removable board across the open side so she would not fall out.

    We still have the Lance camper, use it when we can go on vacation. The beloved old Ford got sold on at 21 yrs, lot of fond memoories going on vacation, horse shows with it. We had it all but the first 6 months of its life. Newer truck is a commercial model Nissan, flat face, flatbed. Cab is too tall for the camper, so husband put camper on a trailer we pull with the truck. Trailer has lots of extra storage he added, with a floor behind camper for bikes, and a golf cart or ATV or gator to take along. VERY redneck, but he likes the attention and thumbs up from other men drivers. Some people even take our picture as they pass! Ha ha We all have fun in our own ways! Everything still works well in the camper, nice bathroom/shower. Love the big fridge, runs on electric or propane. The stove with oven uses propane. We can stop and eat anyplace, fix great local food, nothing fried!. Self contained, we don't even need electric if camping is very rustic. Ours has AC, but needs electric plug-in to use. Excellent furnace, keeps us quite toasty when needed, no electric needed for that.

    Not sure if you have ever seen a bumper pull trailer with dolly wheels? Not real common, but the dolly takes the tongue weight off the motorhome or loaded truck with camper. There are some circut people who show using the dolly wheels with their trailers. Some hauling great distances , so they are not restrictive to use. Could be an option to consider, with what you plan to haul.

    Hope you can find a workable setup for your family! Enjoy yourselves.


    • #3
      Four in a truck camper is do-able, but will be very cozy, especially if you choose a model without a slideout. Lance is a popular brand in Alaska, where truck campers are much more common than in the "Lower 48".

      If the kids are old enough, you can increase your sleeping space by allowing them to sleep in a tent outside the camper.... lots of benefits to that situation!


      • #4
        Another vote for Lance. Ford used to make a Camper Special F350 single wheels with about a ten inch longer wheelbase just for the cabover campers. We checked out the Lance series when we were debating whether to get a replacement for the ancient and decrepit one we had, went to the RV and boat show at the Cow Palace. Lance was really nice and well set up, but they had some that were ten feet long and hung over the back, I don't know how they deal with the 6' short bed club cabs that are so popular nowadays.
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