Truck campers are an awesome thing to have. they bring the comfort of home with us out on the road. it doesn't matter if we are camping or traveling for work. Are you looking for a truck camper with a bathroom? We did the research for you and here is the list of all of our favorites.
Truck campers are as different as the brands that make them. When picking one out it really comes down to personal choice and necessity. There are several of them to choose from. We have taken the guesswork out of finding them and listed some of our favorites. Continue reading to learn about them.
This post was originally written in October of 2019, but it has been updated with current information.
Dry Or Wet Bathroom?
Realistically this comes down to personal choice. A wet bathroom is one that has a sink shower/tub and a toilet in one space. Let's take a look at space for a moment. in smaller campers, this is a design feature.
A dry bathroom has a shower that is separate from the toilet. Basically, this means that the shower has a place of its own whether it be inside or outside of the camper. In any units like this, we usually find that there is more storage space.
You may be asking yourself which is better? We're taking the guesswork out of that and giving our opinion. Below you will find the pros and cons of wet and dry bathrooms. Keep this in mind as you continue through the article.
- the toilet and shower area are combined so the footprint in your floor plan is smaller
- the shower itself is usually larger.
- you can sit down while you shower if you choose to do so
- you only have to clean one space vs two
- Smaller size
- lack of adequate storage
- increased risk of damage due to water being present.
- It feels more like home
- Multiple people can use facilities at the same time
- The shower area is typically smaller than a wet bath
- The shower and toilet are separate taking up more space
- This may limit storage and other space elsewhere
- Two separate areas mean more cleaning
The pros and cons of both of these types of bathrooms are almost similar. This is when a personal choice comes into play. If you're willing to make the sacrifice of space then a dry bath is the way to go. If you are looking at saving space, then a wet bath is the way to go.
Weight distribution is also a factor when deciding between a wet or a dry bathroom in a camper. A wet bath can sit a little bit heavier in one place. A dry bath tends to distribute the weight a little more evenly throughout the camper.
Dry Bath with Outside Shower
For some smaller campers and even some large ones, there is a third option. It is technically a dry bath. This is an outside shower attached to the hose that comes from the back of the camper and has hot and cold abilities.
Further research showed that most people don't actually use this shower as a shower unless the camper does not have other facilities. Most people use this to wash off dirty pets, shoes, and in some cases, to douse their campfires.
Now that we've discussed this a little bit, let's take a look at our list of favorites. We will specify whether the camper comes with a wet or a dry bath. Keep in mind that this list is not based on price but rather the type of bathroom facilities that each camper has to offer and its set up.
Campers With Dry Bathrooms
Without any further wait here is the list of our favorite campers. We have broken this list down by wet bath dry bath and other facilities. at the end of each description, you will find a link to the specific model that we are reviewing.
Northern Lite 10-2EXCD Special Edition Dry Bath
This model is built with all of the comforts of home. The craftsmanship is second to none. It has a dry bath and it is very spacious.
Arctic Fox Camper 992
The arctic fox never disappoints. It has an impeccable design that maximizes space and versatility. It does not sacrifice comfort for design.
The granite steps up with two different packages. It comes in the standard package and the residential package. Both of them have dry baths. The design is sleek but it is a little on the heavy side.
This unit has a basic design. It will fit in the bed of most pickup trucks and comes with all of the amenities that are needed. It has a basic floor plan and a dry bath.
This model of camper packs all of the comforts of home. The floor plan is minimalist and compact but still looks very comfortable and usable.
At first glance, this camper looks to be pretty basic. With a little bit of research, we came to find out that it is actually a lightweight and well-designed option. It is well constructed of newer materials and relatively light.
Bigfoot 2500 Series
Bigfoot did not spare anything while designing this camper. This camper has all of the amenities of home and then some. There is plenty of storage and an amazing dry bathroom.
10’ Alaskan Truck Camper
Alaskan Campers have been around for a long time. This unit is well-constructed lightweight and basic. It will provide you comfort, shelter, and storage space.
Campers With Wet Bathrooms
This article is lightweight compact and full of luxury. For its size, it doesn't leave anything to be desired. This is a good way to go especially for short trips.
9.5 Igloo U For Long Beds Only (8')
This camper is designed for space. Make sure that your truck has an 8-foot bed. This camper will not fit in a short bed and for good reason. It is packed with all of the amenities of the home and the electronics to go with it.
Laredo SS For Short Beds (6'4", 6'6", 6'10") & Long Bed (8')
If you have a long bed pickup truck, it's maybe the camper for you. It is full of luxury and space. You will need a long bed for it as it is specifically made for an 8-foot bed.
Adventurer Truck Camper Model 910DB
This camper was designed to be lightweight and compact. It will fit a short bed pickup. It comes with a full wet bathroom and plenty of space despite its size.
Eagle Cap Luxury Truck Camper Model 811
This camper stands out just by name alone. It was made for luxury. It makes perfect use of space and everything in it is made of high-quality material.
Capri Retreat CAB-OVER
This particular camper comes in two models: the Retreat and the Cowboy. Both models are extremely affordable and are strongly built. They are fully packed and make amazing use of the space available.
Northern Lite 9-6 Special Edition Wet Bath
This camper comes packed with several customizable options. It is very spacious and well-designed. It's worth noting that the bathroom has a compact and very different design.
Adventurer Truck Camper Model 910DB
This camper had a lot of thought put into the design. Despite being able to fit in the back of a pickup truck, it can comfortably sleep 5 people. It is quite heavy but there is a lot of space.
Northwood Wolf Creek 840
This camper was designed to be rugged and luxurious. It is made of strong materials and there is a lot of space. It is also lightweight and streamlined.
The Cirrus Truck Camper
As far as designs go, this camper is a little bit different. It looks like a great combination of old-style and new technology. It is extremely compact and lightweight. This model also comes with a lot of customizable options.
Luxury and space come together in this camper. There are two very customizable options available from the company. This camper is very heavy but very stylish.
This camper is very nice but extremely heavy. There are two primary models that you can customize to your needs. They are very luxurious and spacious.
Truck campers are awesome. They can really take you camping in relative luxury without having to worry about towing or driving a huge RV. Sitting on top of a 4WD truck, you can go off-roading with them or boondock in the middle of nowhere. To help you with choosing yours - and going beyond the bathroom - check out these posts: