10 Impressive Truck Bed Campers Made in the Good Ole’ U.S.A

10 Impressive Truck Bed Campers Made in the Good Ole’ U.S.A

(upbeat music) – [Glen] Fall is quickly approaching and with it comes
fantastic camping weather and if tent camping isn’t your thing then I might have an alternative for you. I’m Glen and we’re bringing you 10 truck bed campers made in the USA. (dynamic electro music) – [Woman] Number 10. – [Glen] Made in Montana,
this Platform camper combines the best of rooftop tents
and full-size campers. Mounting directly to the track
along the bed of your truck it fully encloses the truck bed and has a pop-up sleeping area on top, and each side of the enclosed area opens for easy access to store gear. When popped open, the
sleeping area comfortably fits two people on a 3-inch
high-density foam mattress. Another great feature
of this Platform camper is that when the tent is folded down it has a carrying capacity of up to 500 pounds or 226 kilograms. This way you don’t have to sacrifice the versatility of your truck
with the camper attached. Carrying capacity while open
is 100 pounds or 45 kilograms. Pricing starts out at around $6,300. (upbeat music) – [Woman] Number nine – [Glen] The LaVeta pop-top,
made by Hallmark in Colorado, is a compact option to the
typically very tall campers. The top of the camper extends
from five feet, or 1.5 meters, to a height of 6.5 feet,
or two meters, inside. This pop-up ability allows for
easy travel wherever you go. The interior holds a dinette area with sink, stove-top and sitting area as well as a queen-size bed. It has a 30 gallon water tank as well as a three gallon water heater. The camper weighs around 1,200
pounds, or 540 kilograms. Pricing starts out at $27,000. (upbeat music) – [Woman] Number eight. – [Glen] The Drifter is
another platform camper but this one is made
entirely from aluminum. Vagabond Outdoors from
California made The Drifter to be a lightweight option to campers without sacrificing
durability or living space. The sides of The Drifter don’t open but are better sealed
against the weather outside. The pop-up tent is polyester coated vinyl, features three windows and is waterproof. It comes with a three-inch
high-density foam mattress. Optional features include
side windows and doors, lower level lighting,
interior roof lighting, and L-track roof mounts. Pricing starts out at around $6,500. (upbeat music) – [Woman] Number seven. – [Glen] Northwood
Manufacturing, located in Oregon has been making the Arctic
Fox campers for years and I must say they’re pretty good at it. The Arctic Fox 865 is no exception to their impressive fleet. The door located at the
back opens up directly to a dinette area complete
with sitting area and table, sink, microwave, oven, three-burner stove, refrigerator, and tons of storage. Towards the sleeping
area there is an enclosed bathroom with sink and toilet, the bedroom is located
above the cab of the truck and holds a queen-size
bed and even more storage. There are so many extras with this one it would take a whole
video to go over them. Pricing starts out at around $25,000. (upbeat music) – [Woman] Number six. – [Glen] Capri Campers,
located in Texas, has unveiled their new 2018 Retreat
camper for a long bed truck. The Retreat feels like a
whole house in a tiny package. When you open the back door,
with an included porch light, directly to your right is a shower. On the left side you have a
sink, heater, a stove-top, and moving forward you
have a dinette area. A TV is mounted in the dinette area with a refrigerator directly
across from the table. Over the cab it’s the sleeping
area with a queen-size bed. Pricing starts out at around $10,000. (upbeat music) Before you start measuring
your truck to find out which camper you can fit it on don’t forget to like and
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on all of our latest videos. (upbeat music) – [Woman] Number five. – [Glen] Snap! Outfitters,
located in Pennsylvania, created the Snap! Treehouse, another affordable
lightweight platform camper. When raised, the clamshell roof allows for 8 1/2 feet or 2.6 meters of headroom. You can have a single door or barn-style doors over your tailgate. The sleeping area can
hold a full-size mattress and sits four feet or 1.2 meters
above the bed of the truck allowing you to store your equipment. You also have the option for pre-wiring for solar panels and extra storage. The side walls come with
optional windows, and the tent has a gas piston assist
when raising and lowering. Each Treehouse is
custom-built to fit your truck and takes about six weeks
from start to delivery. Pricing starts out at $6,300. (upbeat music) – [Woman] Number four. – [Glen] Tiger Adventure Vehicles,
located in South Carolina has given us this beast of a truck camper. The Bengal looks about
as fierce as it sounds. Available on the Ford F-350,
Chevy Silverado 3500HD or the Ram 3500, this camper
needs some power underneath it. It has an interior height
of six feet and five inches and includes a wet-bath with
a shower, toilet and sink. It has an open galley with a
two-burner stove, large sink, refrigerator and freezer,
as well as tons of storage. Made to get you off-road,
this truck/camper combo comes standard with four-wheel
drive and skid-plates. The camper is integrated into the chassis and options include an
upgraded suspension system, brush guard, winch, and off-road lights. The Bengal is off-grid
capable with AGM batteries a 100-watt solar panel and
a Cummins Onan generator. Pricing starts out at around $145,000. (upbeat music) – [Woman] Number three. – [Glen] The EarthCruiser GZL
400 has everything you need for a long or short camping trip. The GZL attaches directly
to the chassis of the truck through a patented rail system. It comes standard with a queen-size bed, a two-burner stove-top, 1.5
cubic foot refrigerator, sink, dinette area with a foldable table, as well as a 22 gallon fresh water tank and a 2.6 gallon water heater. It has two 100-watt solar
panels that feed into a battery to provide power to the camper. With the top extended you get
about eight feet of clearance. The whole camper is about
12 feet or 3.6 meters long and has a dry weight of
1,200 to 1,500 pounds or 544 to 680 kilograms,
depending on the model. Pricing starts out at around $40,000. (upbeat music) – [Woman] Number two. – [Glen] Phoenix Pop Up
Campers, located in Colorado doesn’t care what kind of truck you have. They make all their campers custom to fit the needs of their customers and their customers’ vehicles. They have base models
for slide in campers, flatbed campers, and
chassis-mounted campers each available as a hard
side camper or a pop-up. All Phoenix campers come
standard with a queen-size bed with a five-inch mattress, under-bed storage with
gas strut lift assist, LED ceiling lights, electric roof lift, and a dinette that
makes into a second bed. The camper includes everything you want with none of the stuff you don’t. It also has a list of extras we could turn into a full-length video. The base models of the slide
in camper start at $21,000 with the flatbed camper
starting at $28,000 and the chassis-mounted
camper starts at $33,000. (upbeat music) Before we show you our number one pick don’t forget to comment down below and let us know which
camper is your favorite. (upbeat music) – [Woman] Number one. – [Glen] Born from the
frustration of not being able to find a simple shell
for a slide in camper, Ryan Bahn, a mechanical engineer, decided that he would make his own. Based out of Oregon, Bahn Camper Works is Ryan’s perfect camper
made available to everyone. You have the option of
purchasing just the shell which is available for short,
long, or flatbed trucks. The shell comes standard with
marine grade vinyl flooring, an aircraft tie-down system
integrated into the floor, exterior LED lighting,
and R-12 insulation. If you want, they customize the interior to your specification. When I say they upgrade
to your specifications let me tell you they have
all the options you could ever need in a camper and more
than I could list right now. If you want just the shell
for a little do-it-yourselfing it’ll cost you $45,000. The custom built campers start
out around under $115,000. (upbeat music) – Hey guys, this is Cassie. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Tell us in the comments below what you found to be the
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100 thoughts on “10 Impressive Truck Bed Campers Made in the Good Ole’ U.S.A

  1. My favorite is the 811 Slide https://www.amlrv.com/eagle-cap-truck-campers/eagle-cap-truck-camper-models-floor-plans/

  2. No way in hell I'm paying that. I'm smarter than that I can build my own. Just here to jack my brain before it hits paper

  3. Been RV'ing since 1977, having 7 rigs in all, and 4 Truck Campers, every one built by Lance Campers! They are Solid performers, and built right! Never ever had a Major issue with them, at all! Midrange Price to most other competitors too!

  4. $6,3000 for a truck canopy with a tent. Really? If you got the price below $3000 -4000 you might sell them. But I donโ€™t see where the money is. I can buy a truck top tent for under 2000$ and I can buy a truck canopy for 2000 and Iโ€™d have the same damn thing.

  5. Iโ€™ll just buy a truck top tent and put it on my truck canopy the cost is like 2k. Compared to these ridiculous prices

  6. I bought a Keystone Springdale Mini 18.5', fully self-contained…for $16,000. These prices are ridiculous for what amounts to nothing more than a truck-mounted tent.

  7. Damn, one company put a glorified camping tent on top of a truck for $40K. Out of your damned mind.

  8. # 1, I had a seizure with the flashing lights and had a heart attack over the price. Excuses my I need to flush. A tent works .

  9. There's a lot of great ideas in this video. Of course someone with some skill can build one themselves, but who has the time. The one thing I loved most about this video is that all the products are made here in the USA. Regardless of the overpriced items shown here, it's nice to see companies making products by Americans for Americans.

  10. I didnโ€™t see em here but kimboliving.com Bellingham, WA offer a neat camper for adventure! Look em up!

  11. Travel Lite makes nice Campers for a fraction of Most of these Ehre, starting at 12k. That would be my pick.

  12. A lot of nice choices that you will pay out the butt for ! So…. do research , design it, buy materials, build it ! Thanks for the video and keep up the good work ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Capri is the best for a 5.5 short bed. Fully Power max 24,000-25,000 including your custom color and trim inside and out.

  14. I've been looking into chassis mounted campers, but Whoa. You could buy Land for a bug out cheaper… I'll keep looking, Geez.

  15. I think, if a Truck bed camper is integrated into the truck. That item is no longer a Truck bed camper. Its a RV

  16. You forgot to include the best truck bed camper of them all – Kimbo Living! Check it out, it's freaking awesome! Wouldn't break the bank either, because they are quite affordable. And they are about to introduce an 8 feet version.

  17. Interesting to see what's new in pop up campers. Pricing for about 1/2 of units was very high, other half pricing ok – almost makes more sense to tow small slightly used or dealer lot mark down -camper behind truck for sometimes much less ?

  18. Iโ€™ve owned and used a Capri (Cowboy model) for about three years now. Mine was ordered pretty spartan, and is comfortable from 10F to 90F with just the ceiling fan/vent. The trick is to think of it as a rigid tent that one doesnโ€™t have to erect or strike, and not to think of it as a portable palace. Good folks to work with, Capri. Highly recommended.

  19. For the price of most of these you could get yourself a nice Class C. They need to come down quite a bit.

  20. Had to LMAO at the insane prices. That kind of money will buy many, many nights at a lodge, cabin or yurt. With $$$$ left over.

  21. I have an 1172 Lance Truck camper I need moved. I live in My camper and I have to move it 40 miles to a new location. I do not have a truck to do it myself. Help!!?

  22. 45 thousand dollars for a shell. This guy couldn't find a shell and now sells them for more then fully loaded campers. Someone should hunt him down. Cause that is robbery. I honestly feel bad for the dummies who fall for it. Best part is the actual owner was dumb enough to post pictures of his family on his site.

  23. I'm laughing so damn hard at these prices. I went to listen again after they priced #9 because I thought I heard wrong. I need to get in the camper business, haha.


  25. I had no idea truck campers were priced so high; though I'm sure they are well engineered; but, still…Guess I 'ok just keep looking! Thanks for the info…

  26. Haha the Capri camper at $10k is the only one even close ! That's crazy the $6k starting price of the crude tent style stuff. UNBELIEVABLE !๐Ÿคช

  27. Those 10k and below ones look pretty neat. I work on the road around the country and when I'm not working I like to go up north to the mountains and camp. This could be perfect for someone like me.

  28. Great data – what is up with the HORRIFIC music though? Does everything have to be bubblegum and redundant? It was too hard to listen to you, with that constant whoa oh in the background.

  29. Goodness gracious. They'e out of their minds. I bought a SunLight pop-up camper in the 90's. It was only a couple of years old for $6,500. It was a piece of crap. I sold it and thought….- 'I could build one better'. So I did, two of them, and it nowhere near costs this much to build a camper. Mine were for Montana weather, sealed up, heated, sturdy, and warm. And built, not stapled together with cheap paneling and crappy insulation. For their RIDICULOUS pricing the campers should be carbon fiber and TOTALLY self containable and much lighter. Crazy prices for weekend warriors that won't leave the camper like a true outdoorsman.

  30. I have been checking out these "Capri" campers. I am becoming very impressed with their longevity compared to other TC's….

  31. I was exited to watch this video. That excitment quickly turned to disappointment. The prices turned me off right away. Wealthy people arent the only ones who enjoy getting away for a long weekend ๐Ÿ‘Ž

    IT'S DEC.24,2019 and You can by NEW nice loaded light weight, with bathroom 2019 models as low as $13,451 seen one for $14,951.
    I can get a whole pull behind 18 ft with winter set up for under $16,000. Found a 28ft pull behind NEW $18,990 +tax.
    I LOVE BUYING "AMERICAN MADE" but I don't like getting ripped off either.
    A tent is a tent even if its on a truck.

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