Who makes the best slide-in truck camper? Which campers are the top models? These are great questions, which deserve a truthful response. Unfortunately, providing a short and simple answer is difficult. The answer really depends upon the person shopping for the camper and the person’s requirements. This is because a massive truck camper with multiple slide-outs isn’t always wanted by shoppers. Some are perfectly happy with a simpler, lighter camper like a pop-up. Fortunately, for today’s consumer, there’s much to choose from when it comes to pickup truck bed campers. With dozens and dozens of makes and models from which to choose. However, the task of finding the right truck camper can be a little daunting at first. Fortunately, we’ve done a lot of this work up front with a variety of campers of all sizes, weights, and lengths. In this survey, we offer several old-time favorites plus several new models which are sure to be big sellers. Remember, you saw this ranking here first before plagiarists and copycats generate own best of or top lists for 2024. So without further adieu, Truck Camper Adventure is proud to present the 12 best pickup truck campers for sale in 2024.
1. Kingstar Camino 88 (Adventure Series)
Chosen as the Truck Camper Adventure 2024 Truck Camper of the Year, the exterior lines of the Kingstar Camino 88 make it obvious that this innovative, four season camper isn’t just another cookie-cutter camper. Some of these innovations include underfloor storage, a wall-mounted air conditioner, a stainless steel roof, R12 spray foam insulation, and a spacious wet-bath. Kingstar offers five distinct interior layouts, all of which include either an east-west or a north-south cabover bed. Kingstar Camino 88 floorplans offer a generous floor length of 9 feet 2 inches, a center of gravity between 34-36 inches, and can be hauled on either a long-bed truck. The dry weight of the Camino 88 is only 3,330 pounds for a standard Camino 88 build. Standard features for this well-equipped camper include a 32 gallon fresh water holding tank, a porta pottie, a 6-gallon water heater, two 20-pound propane tanks, three AGM batteries, a Suburban furnace, a Vitrifrigo 3.2 cubic foot DC compressor refrigerator, and pullout tables. The best options include two 15-gallon side saddle (three season) fresh water holding tanks, a 20 gallon grey water holding tank, a 600 watt solar power system, Battle Born lithium batteries, a 2,000 watt inverter with transfer relay, and an Airhead composting toilet. Starting at $39,960 for the Open Range model, the Kingstar Camino 88 is sold factory direct from Houghton, Michigan with about a four-month lead time.
2. OEV Back Country 6.85 (Pop-Up)
A close number two, the Back Country 6.85 is one of Canadian-based Overland Explorer Vehicles (OEV) best selling models. Built like a tank, this rugged, 1,350-pound camper features a proprietary composite construction with R8 insulation and an aluminum extrusion system to help keep the weight down, while at the same time increasing the strength of the camper and nearly eliminating thermal transfer. The 6-foot 2-inch floorplan features a king-size bed, 6 feet 10 inches of headroom, a large kitchen on the driver side and an L-shape dinette on the passenger side. Features include a 20 gallon fresh water holding tank, a 20-pound propane tank, a Victron group-27 100 amp hour battery, a Dometic CFX DC compressor refrigerator, a Remo Removable Dinette Table, Redarc Manager 30 with display, a Truma AquaGo water heater, and a Truma Vario Heat furnace. The camper also comes with an outside shower enclosure bracket kit with universal adapters, four Reico Titan manual lift jacks, and four Torklift Anchor Guard Derringer tie-downs. Options include a 180 watt solar panel, a 125 amp hour lithium ion battery, and OEV light bar, OEV roof rack, and OEV king-bed extension kit with refrigerator. The Back Country 6.85 is designed specifically for short-bed 3/4-ton trucks like the Ford F250, Chevy Silverado 2500HD, and Ram 2500. The Overland Explorer Vehicles Back Country 6.85 lists for $44,888 USD for the base model.
3. Host Everest 11.6 (Triple-Slide)
The largest, most luxurious camper on this list, the Host Everest 11.6 is also a top seller for Oregon-based Host Industries. The Everest name fits because this mountain-size camper is big, really big. Part of what makes the Everest so big is that it features three slide-outs. Yep, you heard us right—three. The camper’s 11-foot 6-inch floorplan includes a large dinette, a massive dry bath, a fireplace, a comfortable loveseat, and a queen size bed with an option for a king. The Everest 11.6, like all Host Campers, is loaded with “host” of standard features, including a two-way 8-cubic foot refrigerator, a 6-gallon DSI water heater, a 25,000 BTU propane fired furnace, a 1,000 watt inverter, and a three-burner propane cook top with a folding cook top cover. Furthermore, the holding tanks in this aluminum-framed camper are probably the largest found in a slide-in truck camper, with 65 gallons of fresh, 51 gallons of grey, and 31 gallons black. Other features include beautiful “grani-coat” solid surface counter tops, a dual battery compartment, an exterior 6-foot sliding storage tray, a 25,000 BTU furnace, two 30-pound propane tanks, a 6-gallon water heater, a 1,000 watt inverter with a dedicated AC outlet, and optional Expion360 lithium battery upgrades that will power an air conditioner. The Host Everest 11.6 is perfect for families. The camper can sleep five comfortably with a 6-foot couch in the rear and the U-shaped dinette in the passenger slide with the optional electric bunk above. At a 3,890 pounds dry, you’ll need a minimum of a 3500/F-350 dual rear wheel truck with a 5,500 pound payload to safely haul this magnificent hotel-on-wheels around. Pricing starts at $74,402 for the base Everest model. Available at top dealerships nationwide.
4. BundutecUSA Roadrunner (Hard-Side)
Easily one of the best campers for sale in 2024, the BundutecUSA Roadrunner is a real standout in today’s market. Like all Bundutec campers, the Roadrunner is constructed of wood overlayed with either a smooth grey aluminum or a grey fiberglass exterior siding. The Roadrunner’s 8-foot 7-inch floorplan features a north-south 80×60-inch bed with a large kitchen and a wardrobe on the driver’s side and a huge 30×36-inch wetbath and a 66-inch long U-shaped dinette on the passenger side. Standard features include a 35-gallon fresh water tank, a 20-gallon grey water holding tank, a Thetford cassette toilet, the revolutionary Truma Combi water heater furnace, an exterior shower, Seitz windows, a Dometic CR1110 3.7 cubic foot compressor refrigerator, and window and door screens fine enough to keep out annoying “no-see-ums.” BundutecUSA offers a plethora of options too, including a Zamp 340 watt solar power system, lithium ion batteries, a True Induction Cooktop, and a 3,000 watt Xantrex inverter with a built-in transfer relay. Unlike many other truck campers in this weight class, the Roadrunner is loaded with storage due to not only the space-saving Truma Combi, but also by using every available nook and cranny. With a dry weight of 2,450 pounds, the Roadrunner should only be hauled on a one-ton truck. A great-looking camper inside and out with the latest tech, the list price for the BundutecUSA Roadrunner only $33,706, a bargain for a camper of this size.
5. Scout Kenai (Hard-Side)
A revolutionary approach to truck camper design by Yakima, Washington-based Adventurer Manufacturing, the Scout Kenai incorporates a number of portables to save on weight. These portables include a removable Dometic CFX3 75L refrigerator-freezer with WiFi, a 4.9-gallon removable water tank, a removable dining table, a Yeti Goal Zero 1500x lithium battery pack, and a removable propane cooktop. Standard features include a 175 watt flexible solar panel, a moon roof with a screen and solar reflective shade, a four-person dinette with sleeper conversion, and dual 5-pound propane bottles. The best options include a Thetford Cassette Toilet, a Newport Real Flame 4,500 BTU propane fireplace, and a Rhino Rack Batwing Awning. Particularly noteworthy, is that the Scout Kenai can sleep up to six people when you include the optional roof-top tent, an unheard of number for a truck camper let alone a camper of this size. With a dry weight of only 1,265 pounds and a floor length of 7 feet 6 inches the Scout Kenai works well with any long-bed, 3/4-ton truck. Interested in a short-bed model? The company has that angle covered too with the Scout Olympic, which features a floor length of 6.2 feet, a dry weight of 1,081 pounds, and most of the features listed for the Kenai. The starting price for the Scout Kenai base model is an affordable $26,990.
6. Outfitter Spire 8 (Pop-Up)
A brand new, full-size offering from our friends at Outfitter Manufacturing. The Outfitter Spire 8 features everything that made the Apex and Juno models popular but with a number of enhancements to make the camper lighter and more nimble. These changes include removal of the heated basement, a smaller, 24 gallon fresh water holding tank, a larger 20 gallon grey tank, and a cassette toilet. Construction of the camper, however, remains the same as other Outfitter models and includes a foam core roof, a fully-welded aluminum frame with block foam insulation, vacuum bonded composite walls, and an electric roof lift with a manual override. Standards include a three-way 3 cubic foot refrigerator, a three-burner cooktop, molded countertops, a 20,000 BTU furnace, a north-south, queen-size bed, underbed storage, bed-side cabinets, an overhead storage cabinet, and an interior privacy shower stall and cassette toilet. With a dry weight of 1,850 pounds and a floor length of 8 feet 4 inches, the Spire 8 is perfect for half-ton trucks like the Chevy Silverado 1500. The best options include a 200 watt Renogy solar power system with a 30 amp Go Power PWM charge controller, a 30 amp Blue Sky Energy MPPT Charge Controller, and a Renogy 2,000 watt inverter with a built-in transfer relay. Battery options include a 12 volt AGM battery, dual 6 volt AGM batteries, and a Battle Born 100 amp hour lithium battery. Sold factory direct from the company’s Longmont, Colorado factory, the list price for the Outfitter Spire 8 is a cool $37,495.
7. Lance 1172 (Double-Slide)
Industry heavyweight, Lance Camper, sells more truck campers than any other company on the planet, so it’s no surprise that this camper made the cut. The company’s flagship model is the Lance 1172, a long-bed double-slide out truck camper. With a wet weight of 4,628, you’ll need a one-ton dual rear wheel truck to haul this hotel-on-wheels around, but you and your family will be able to camp in comfort and style. The Lance 1172 features a north-south 80×60-inch queen-size bed; giant windows and skylights that bathe the interior in light, a “super slide” dinette and galley with flip-up counter extension, and a rear wall slide-out with a sofa incliner to relax in or use as a bed. Standard features include a large dry bath; large holding tanks with 42 gallons fresh, 35 gallons grey, and 35 gallons black; two 7-pound propane tanks; a big 6 cubic foot refrigerator; a 100 watt solar power system; and a 20,000 BTU furnace. Sleeps up to six with two in the cabover, two on the collapsible dinette, one on the optional bunk, and one on the rear fold-down loveseat. Additional options include dual lithium batteries, a 100 watt solar panel upgrade for 200 watts total, a Dometic air conditioner, a 14-foot side awning, an Onan 2500 propane-fired generator with transfer switch, a 28-inch flat screen TV, and an auto tracking satellite dish. Construction consists of a one-piece roof; aluminum framed walls, floor, and roof; block foam insulation and Azdel interior walls; laminated and insulated floor, cabover, and roof. A spacious camper, great for families looking for room to spare. Available at top dealerships nationwide.
8. Four Wheel Camper Flatbed Hawk (Pop-Up)
Based out of Woodland, California, Four Wheel Campers builds one of the best, most durable pop-up campers in the industry. With its narrow girth and distinct rear kick back, the Flatbed Hawk is completely at home in the extreme, off-road environment. The camper is only 59 inches high with the pop-up down, weighs a paltry 1,325 pounds dry, and only 2,100 pounds fully loaded. Not only that, the one-piece, lightweight aluminum roof is water proof and will handle decades of use. Flatbed Hawk highlights include an east-west 72×78-inch bed, a small kitchenette, an Isotherm 1.7 cubic foot three-way refrigerator, and a large dinette in the rear. Popular options include a Wrappon Green 12 volt portable toilet, a dual battery box with Battle Born lithium batteries, an indoor shower, an Isotherm 65, 85, or 130 liter DC compressor refrigerator, 14 interior fabric choices, and an excellent 320 watt solar power option to extend your time off-grid. The only real negative with the Flatbed Hawk is the small size of the fresh water holding tank—it’s only 20 gallons—but this capacity can easily be expanded by installing another fresh water tank in the tray. Easily one of the 12 best pickup truck campers for sale in 2024. Built for full-size trucks equipped with a short, 6.5-foot tray. Pricing for the Flatbed Hawk starts at a very affordable $30,495. Available in numerous exterior colors in smooth or ribbed aluminum. This rock-crawling, low-profile beast may not be the largest truck camper in this list, but it can take you almost anywhere, and with its welded aluminum frame and aluminum exterior, will last for decades.
9. Cirrus 820 (Hard-Side)
Ohio-based nuCamp took the truck camper industry by storm in 2015 by introducing what immediately became one of the best looking, most innovative truck campers in the marketplace—the Cirrus 820. Noteworthy innovations found in this cutting-edge camper include the Alde hydronic heating system, a whisper-quiet water heater furnace combination unit that saves on both weight and space, the Froli modular sleep system, heated floors, and a space-saving folding bathroom sink. But this 2,540-pound camper provides more than just good looks and innovation, it also features a terrific 8-foot 6-inch floorplan with a large wet-bath, a spacious cabover with a north-south queen-size bed, a face-to-face dinette, a massive wardrobe, a large kitchenette with a three-way, 5-cubic foot refrigerator, and copious amounts of storage. Framed entirely of aluminum, highlights include a custom diamond-plated rear bumper with hose storage, a dual battery compartment, two 20-pound propane tanks, an 8-foot side awning, dual thermopane windows, a 38-gallon fresh water tank, a massive 32-gallon grey water holding tank, and an 18-gallon black water holding tank. Easily one of the 10 best short-bed truck campers for Ford F350 Ram Chevy GMC 3500 trucks. Customers have numerous color options when ordering a nuCamp Cirrus camper, including a silver or white exterior with 10 different color accents to match the color of your truck. The MSRP of the Cirrus 820 is $55,065. Available at top dealerships nationwide.
10. Supertramp Flagship LT (Pop-Up)
Looking for a cutting-edge pop-up with all of the amenities including the latest tech? Then the Supertramp Flagship LT is for you. Supertramp’s monocoque structure consists of a 100 percent composite fiberglass/epoxy shell using a vacuum infusion process for an optimum strength-to-weight ratio. The floorplan features a queen-size cabover bed, a full kitchenette, a dinette and a wet-bath. The camper also features a quick-disconnect jack system for serious off-roading and a pop-top that raises and lowers using four electric linear actuators in just 10 seconds. Standards for this space-age camper include a 330 watt solar power system, 24 gallon fresh water holding tank, a 5 gallon grey water holding tank, two 10-pound propane tanks, two thermopane windows with interior screens and shades, a heated basement, two Maxxair vent fans, a 65L Isotherm DC compressor refrigerator, a pull-out exterior stove, a portable cassette toilet, and a Truma Combi Eco water heater-furnace. Options of this high-end camper include a 400 amp hour lithium battery system, an interior and exterior shower, a 1,500 watt inverter, a 180-degree awning, and can be ordered in several colors and wrap combinations. The Supertramp Flagship LT is made for full-size trucks with 6.5-foot and 8-foot beds with floor length of 82-inches and 100 inches respectively. Fully optioned-out, the camper weighs only 1,350 pounds, perfect for the Toyota Tundra. Without a doubt, one of the best truck campers for the Toyota Tundra, the camper lists for an affordable $59,975.
11. Alaskan 8.5 (Hard-Side Pop-Up)
Can’t decide between a hard-side or a pop-up? Well, look no further. The good folks at Alaskan make a hybrid camper that’s a little of both. Unlike the traditional pop-up truck camper, which has canvas sides, the patented pop-top on an Alaskan camper features a “solid wall” design with a hydraulic mechanism that raises and lowers the entire top of the camper with a simple flip of the switch. The benefits of this telescoping design are obvious. Not only does it provide full standing room in the interior when camping, but also less wind resistance and better gas mileage. It also makes the camper more capable off-road. The Alaskan 8.5 is the company’s best selling camper. Inside, you’ll find a gorgeous leather dinette, a wood-paneled ceiling, and attractive maple cabinets throughout. You’ll also find a generous amount of overhead storage and counter top space inside—more than many hard-side models. Standard features in this 1,805-pound camper include a NovaKool 2600 refrigerator, a full-length door (no stooping or bending is needed to enter or exit the camper), a 5-gallon propane tank, and a 27-gallon fresh water tank. One Group-34 AGM battery comes standard, but as many as two can be added as an option. Popular options include a Thetford C-200 swivel cassette toilet, a Zamp 170 watt solar power system, a 4-gallon water heater, a Suburban 20,000 BTU furnace, and LED lighting. Fits on both short-bed and long-bed 3/4-ton and one-ton trucks. Sold factory direct, the Alaskan 8.5 Cabover model sells for $39,990.
12. Palomino Backpack Max HS-2912 (Hard-Side)
We like companies that think outside-of-the-box and the design team at Forest River really did it with Palomino Backpack HS-2912. The particular model features something never seen in a slide-in truck camper before: a foldout rear patio. The design is so simple and ingenious it makes you wonder why nobody had ever thought of it before. A long-bed camper made for one-ton trucks, the layout of the Palomino HS-2912 features a north-south queen-size bunk bed, a kitchen, pantry, and wet-bath on the driver side, and a 68-inch long sofa, a closet, and 6 cubic foot, two-way refrigerator on the passenger side. The holding tanks for this 3,570-pound camper are decent too with 45 gallons fresh, 20 gallons grey, 20 gallons black. Construction features an aluminum frame, a laminated roof, Congoleium flooring, frameless windows, a molded front nose cap, and Mortise and Tenon hard-wood cabinets. The best options include a 100 watt solar panel, an air conditioner, entry step, a microwave oven, side and rear awnings, solid surface countertops, and a dual battery tray for extended boondocking. At 10 feet 8 inches long, the floorlength of this hard-side camper is exceptional and is even better when you add the fold-down patio into the mix. We like the side entry of the camper too. A great looking camper inside and out, the list price of the Palomino Backpack HS-2912 is $44,986, a bargain for a camper equipped this well. Sold at top dealerships nationwide.