7 Best Double and Triple Slide-Out Truck Campers for Glamping Off-Grid

You asked for it, you got it—the biggest and baddest slide-in truck campers on the planet. Aside from their sheer size, what makes these magnificent beasts noteworthy is that all were present at the recent Truck Camper Adventure Quartzsite Rally. While we had a good mixture of campers of all sizes of the 403 campers present, a good number that we counted sported two or three slide-outs. What this tells us is that a good number of those who opt for a truck camper want all of the amenities and don’t want to rough it. Known as “glamping,” this type camping involves accommodations and facilities more luxurious than those found in traditional camping. Indeed, all of the campers found in this survey provide this kind luxury and more. In this article, we survey the 7 best double and triple-slide truck campers for glamping off-grid.

The diversity of truck camper sizes at the rally also tells us that we are fortunate to have choices. If you want a smaller, lighter truck camper, there are plenty of manufacturers from which to choose. Likewise, if you want something larger and more palatial, there are plenty of manufacturer’s that offer those too. Unfortunately, with Adventurer Manufacturing discontinuing it’s Eagle Cap brand in order to focus on its popular Scout brand, the number of manufacturers offering multiple slide-out truck campers has gone down. That leaves three companies—Host, Lance, and Rugged Mountain—but three is more than enough. These companies offer several double and triple-slide campers providing everything one could want—oddly, you won’t find a Northwood Arctic Fox here in the survey because the company’s catalogue offers only single-slide campers. Here are our top 7:

1. Rugged Mountain Denali 3S Flatbed

The best of the best. Idaho-based Rugged Mountain has taken the industry by storm with a number of cutting-edge truck campers. Not only is the Denali 3S Rugged Mountain’s largest truck camper, but it’s also the largest triple-slide in the industry with 250 square feet of living space. The Denali 3S features a wood frame, real wood paneling, painted beadboard walls, hard wood cabinets, and one-piece molded fiberglass front cap. The four-season flatbed also offers the largest holding tanks in the industry with 82 gallons fresh, 77 gallons grey, and 35 gallons black. While the Denali 3S is BIG, it’s incredibly well-balanced with all of the holding tanks loaded in the front the camper. Standards for the 5,538-pound camper include a one-piece fiberglass front cap, Rieco-Titan remote controlled jacks, a massive exterior slide-out storage drawer, dual 20-pound LP tanks, smooth white interior wall paneling, crown molding and baseboards, acrylic windows with built-in screens and blackout shades, Corian countertops, an 8 cubic foot refrigerator freezer, and more. While the camper’s size and accommodations are impressive alone, what puts the Denali 3S over the top is the camper’s electrical system which boasts 1,080 amp hours of lithium batteries, a 1,050 watt solar power system, and a 3,000 watt inverter that can run the camper’s 13,500 BTU air conditioner and induction cooktop if equipped. Due to the camper’s weight, you’ll want to go with a F-550/5500 outfitted with a heavy-duty flatbed like the one offered by StableCamper. The best triple-slide truck camper for glamping off-grid today. The list price for Rugged Mountain Denali 3S is $99,400.

2. Host Mammoth 11.6 Triple-Slide

Host Industries’ best selling camper, the Host Mammoth 11.6 is also a personal favorite with Truck Camper Adventure readers due to its sheer size and magnificent layout. Part of what makes the Host Mammoth so attractive is that it features three slide-outs, providing an amazing 180 square feet of living space. The 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. Standard features include 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. Not only that, the holding tanks in this aluminum-framed camper are among the largest in the industry with 65 gallons of fresh, 51 gallons of grey, and 31 gallons black. Other standards include beautiful “grani-coat” solid surface counter tops, a massive heated battery compartment, an exterior 6-foot sliding storage tray, a 25,000 BTU furnace, an optional laundry center (that replaces the rear 4-foot sofa), and three optional off-grid packages large enough to power a large air conditioner. The Host Mammoth 11.6 is also the only model that offers an outside entertainment center with a 24-inch flat screen. At a whopping 4,700 pounds dry and 6,000 pounds fully loaded, you’ll need a minimum of a 3500/F-350 DRW truck with a 6,000-pound payload to safely haul this elephant-size beast around. Indeed, some Host Mammoth owners have resorted to getting a F-450/4500 or F-550/5500 truck with an even larger payload to haul this hotel-on-wheels around. The base model lists for $74,402. Available at top dealerships nationwide.

3. 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 the company’s flagship camper, the Lance 1172, made the cut. With a wet weight of 4,628, you’ll need a one-ton DRW truck to haul and camp in this beauty, but you’ll be able to do it 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 ultra-quiet Onan 2500 QG 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; and a laminated and insulated floor, cabover, and roof. A spacious camper, great for families. At a minimum you’ll need a one-ton dually to haul the Lance 1172. Easily, one of the 7 best double-slide truck campers for glamping off-grid today. Lists for $66,244. Sold at top dealerships nationwide.

4. Host Cascade 10.6 Double-Slide

Looking for a shorter and lighter double-slide option for long-bed trucks? The Host Cascade 10.6 checks both of these boxes and more. The Host Cascade still offers large holding tanks with 65 gallons fresh, 43 gallons grey, and 32 gallons black, yet it’s considerably lighter that the triple-slide models with a base dry weight of only 3,498 pounds. Like all of Host’s four-season campers, the Cascade 10.6 offers a 100 percent ultralight aluminum structure, a complete fiberglass exterior, vacumm-bonded foam insulated walls, floor, and ceiling, a one-piece TPO roof, and large radius-corned windows with insulated glass. Standards include quality counter tops, Host’s superb built-in 5-step entry step, a massive battery compartment, a 25,000 BTU furnace with full ducting throughout the camper, two 30-pound propane tanks, a 6-gallon water heater, and keyless entry with key FOB. A true four-season camper, the Cascade also features freeze-resistant water lines, slide-out awning toppers, a slide-out 6-foot exterior storage tray, and a state-of-the-art systems monitor panel to keep watch on everything. Options are plentiful. Aside from having two slide-outs, the Cascade is the only unit, aside from the Yukon, that allows for theater seating and driver side access to the cabover bed. This provides more space in the bedroom to add three, corner wardrobes with a hamper under the passenger side bedroom window with a queen or a king with a full-wall wardrobe on the passenger side. Additional options include a king-size bed, a large driver-side wardrobe in the cabover, a 2.5 kilowatt LP Onan Generator, and a Nova Kool 9.5-cubic foot compressor refrigerator. Without a doubt, one of the 7 best double-slide truck campers for glamping off-grid. Pricing starts at $70,837 for the base Cascade 10.6 model. Available at top dealerships nationwide.

5. Host Everest 11.6 Triple-Slide

Another triple-slide top seller from 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. 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 among 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, 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 three optional off-grid packages that will even power a large 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. Easily, one of the 7 best triple-slide truck campers for glamping off-grid today. Pricing starts at $74,402 for the base Everest model. Sold at top dealerships nationwide.

6. Lance 1062 Double-Slide

The shortest double-slide, dry-bath truck camper on the market, the Lance 1062 now offers even more living space and storage for your truck camper adventures. The camper’s spacious 10-foot 11-inch floorplan features a north-south queen-size bed, a driver side kitchen and dry bath, and a passenger side super-slide dinette/cubby and 7 cubic foot refrigerator. If boondocking is your modis operandi, then you love the Lance 1062’s large holding tanks with 45 gallons fresh, 27 gallons grey, and 22 gallons black. The camper features loads of storage both inside and out and includes the company’s new “Lance Locker.” We love Lance’s new exterior mountain graphics, the exterior one-piece TPO nose cap, which gives the camper a sleek and aerodynamic look, the new Easy Charge battery charging center, and the excellent Truma Aventa 13,500 BTU air conditioner. We also like the camper’s basement pull-out try and exterior centralized storage compartment. Popular options include Lance’s 100 watt solar power system, Onan’s new 2500 QG LP ultra-quiet generator, side and rear awnings, a dual battery compartment, a keyless entry with key FOB, and Lance’s superb roof rack system. The Lance 1062 weighs 3,424 pounds dry, which puts the camper at around 4,500 pounds fully loaded, well within the payload ratings of most one-ton DRW trucks, even those with equipped with a diesel. Without a doubt, one of the 7 best double-slide truck campers for off-grid glamping today. The MSRP for the Lance 1062 is $61,735. Available at top dealerships nationwide.

7. Host Tahoe 9.6 SB Double-Slide

The only double slide-out for short-bed trucks, the Tahoe 9.6 SB is also Host Industries newest and smallest camper. However, this 3,340-pound beast is anything but small when it comes to the amenities. The Tahoe’s spacious 9-foot 6-inch floorplan features an extended cab with a 60×80-inch queen size bed, an off-center rear entry, a massive dry-bath with a full-size shower, a split kitchen with a huge two-way 8-cubic foot refrigerator, a large, four-door pantry, and a 6-foot sofa with an adjustable dining table. Not only that, the holding tanks in this aluminum-framed camper are probably the largest found in a short-bed camper, with 65 gallons of fresh, 43 gallons of grey, and 32 gallons black. Standard features include beautiful “grani-coat” solid surface counter tops, a large battery compartment, a 25,000 BTU furnace with full ducting throughout the camper, two 30-pound propane tanks, a 6-gallon water heater, and a 1,000 watt inverter with a dedicated AC outlet. A true four-season camper, the Host Tahoe 9.6 SB also comes with freeze-resistant water lines, slide-out awning toppers, a slide-out 6-foot exterior storage tray, and a state-of-the-art systems monitor panel. Options include a king-size bed, a large driver-side wardrobe in the cabover, a 2.5 kilowatt LP Onan Generator, and a Nova Kool 9.5-cubic foot compressor refrigerator. An exquisite design and easily one of the 7 best double-slide truck campers for off-grid glamping, but at 3,340 pounds dry, should probably be hauled on a short-bed DRW truck. The MSRP for the “base model” is a lofty $69,512. Sold at top dealerships nationwide.

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Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a certified RVIA Level 1 RV Technician, and has restored several Airstream travel trailers. A communications expert and licensed ham radio operator (KK7TCA), he retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years, holds a BS degree, and now runs Truck Camper Adventure full-time. He also does some RV consulting, repairs, and inspections on the side. He currently rolls in a 4WD Ram 3500 outfitted with a SherpTek truck bed with a Bundutec Roadrunner mounted on top.

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