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If you are looking for an RV there are some great options that will allow you to transform your truck into an amazing home away from home, so you want to know how much a truck camper is going to cost.
The cost of your truck camper is going to depend very much on the style of truck camper that you buy. Some of those truck campers that fall in the lower end of the price range are soft-side truck campers, and the more expensive end is most often going to be hard-side truck campers. You are looking at somewhere between $6000 and $50,000.
We are going to be looking at some great options for you to choose from with the best soft side and hard side truck campers. We are also going to look at some of the differences in the truck campers that are on the market.
What Is A Truck Camper?
For anyone that is not already familiar with what exactly a truck camper is, it is a type of RV that can be carried in the bed of a pickup truck. It can sometimes be known as a slide-in or a cab over and comes with hard or soft sides.
5 Great Hard Side Truck Campers
Let’s take a look at some of the hard-side truck campers that fall within the price range we mentioned.
Arctic Fox 1150 Dry Bath
This hard side truck camper really is a fox, and it is very reasonably priced for one of the higher-end hard-side campers. It has a dry bath and is designed for trucks with long beds, and it has an MSRP of $32,286.
It has some wonderful features such as an interior command center and has Ozite ceiling carpet from the front to the back, and a designer wood grain finish throughout. A really beautiful truck camper that you are going to enjoy taking on the road.
Cirrus gives us this hard-side, non-slide, wet bath truck camper for a nice MSRP of $38,466. It has a floor-length of 8 feet and 6 inches, and a height of 8 feet 7 inches.
Like the Arctic Fox, it really is a great looking truck camper, that it would be wonderful to travel around in. Amongst the great features that you get, are a swing-out TV, a dinette, a stove, and a wardrobe.
Palomino HS-2910 Max
Palomino has a wonderful range of truck campers, both with hard sides and soft sides and with an MSRP of $25,288 this really is an amazing investment and a real nice way to travel.
It has a wet bath and is a single slide truck camper. You have a laminated walkable roof, Congoleum Flooring, and some really beautiful mortise and tenon walnut hardwood cabinets. A great choice. There are some optional extras, as with most of these campers that will affect the price.
Northern Lite Limited Editions
Northern Lite has some great options for hard side truck campers, and they come as standard with a solid Sapele hardwood table, premium leatherette seating and attractive Dometic windows.
The MSRP of the 10-2 EX Limited Edition is $50,150, the 9-6 Limited Edition is $47,365, and the 8-11 EX Limited Edition is $48,505.
This truck camper is the epitome of luxury, and you are going to be super happy if you choose to make this your home on the road.
This truck camper from Northstar has an MRSP of $40,635. It has a length of 12 feet and an interior height of 6 feet 8 inches.
It has a dry bath, is non-slide. It has a side-entry, a double-sink, and a dry shower. It has a cassette toilet.
5 Great Soft Side Camper
Let’s take a look at some of the soft-side truck campers that fall within the price range we mentioned. These can also be folded down for easier hauling when on the road.
2020 Palomino Backpack Edition Soft Side SS-1251
Palomino has some very beautiful hard side and soft side options, and you will love the SS-1251. It is going to set you back $14,556. You get walnut hardwood cabinets, congoleum flooring, and electric roof life, and some other great features. You know you are getting a trusted name with Palomino, who has been around since 1968. It’s designed for a ½ ton truck with a 6-foot 6-inch bed and has some beautiful features.
The Cuchara from Hallmark is a wonderful looking soft side truck camper that has a base cost of $41,995. It is 9.5’ long, has a rear wet bath, and is designed for long bed trucks. You get real wood cabinetry, power and manual roof lift mechanisms, insulation in those soft walls, propane furnaces, cassette toilets, and power and manual camper jacks. It is a very luxurious design that you are going to love being on the road with.
AT Overland Equipment Summit
This fantastic soft side truck camper has a base price of $8,900. You get interior carpeting as standard in all units. You are going to love it for its easy 30-second deployment and stowage and sleeps 2 people as standard. You have a built-in mattress that can remain in place when the camper is closed. The roof is pretty tough too – it can actually be walked on, with a maximum weight of 600 lbs. There are some great optional extras which you can check out on AT Overland’s website that breaks down all the prices for you.
GFC Platform Camper
The base price of this cool looking pop-up truck camper is $6450. For that price, you get pop-top camper assembly and operable hard side panels. You get a choice of what base color options you would like, you get a mattress, and most importantly you get an installation kit that is designed for your specific vehicle. You can add-in front and rear windows, or topper windows for $200 per window, a tent side door for $350, and there are also custom colors that are available.
Standard Snap! Treehouse
This great soft side camper is going to transform your truck bed, and it is very reasonable at $7999. You get a watertight truck cap, a clamshell, and a rooftop tent. You get 6ft of headroom at the front of the camper and 8ft at the back. You get side doors, double back doors, a mattress, light, and power ports. If you are looking for windows to see through the camper when you are backing up you are going to need the custom model. It is going to fit in mid-size or full-size trucks.
Hard Side Versus Soft Side Truck Campers
The most obvious difference between the two types of truck camper is that there are soft canvas sides on a soft side camper and that it packs down to be sleeker for when you are traveling. It can have less space on the inside, but it is lighter, and it is most often going to be significantly cheaper.
How Much Do Used RVs Cost In Comparison?
RVs obviously come in all shapes and sizes, and they start out somewhere between $10,000 and $300,000. A camper trailer may set you back $20,000 and a fifth wheel $40,000. Most motorhomes start around $100,0000.
When you drive it off the lot your RV is going to depreciate by about 30%, and after the 6th year, it is likely to have halved in value. Some classics though may actually stop depreciating and gain in value.
All this means that you may be able to pick up a bargain for a significantly lower amount than a brand new RV off the lot.
Does A Truck Camper Have A Title?
Not every state requires you to have a title, but there are nine states that do require you to be registered and to have a title. If you live in these eight states you need to make sure you get your camper a title: Idaho, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington.
There are some beautiful options that you can choose from that are going to meet any budget, and are suited for shorter vacations, or long term on the road living. Both the luxury models and those at the lower end of the price range for RVs are built to last, so you are going to get a lot of pleasure out of your truck camper, whichever kind you choose.
Even more about Truck Campers
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