AT Overland’s Aterra Takes 2024 Truck Topper of the Year Award

AT Overland’s newest Aterra product, the Aterra Topper, has been chosen as the 2024 Truck Topper of the Year by Truck Camper Adventure. Based on AT Overland’s popular Aterra XL flatbed camper, the Aterra Topper is unique in that it’s the only honeycomb composite topper shell that offers a full standing room, hard-top rather than a traditional canvas pop-top. This allows the topper to be used as a miniature toy hauler unlike most truck toppers offered today. The Aterra topper won the award over a highly competitive field of truck toppers. The criteria used to select the winning topper include quality, innovation, and value. The AT Overland Aterra truck topper offers all of these things and more.

AT Overland unveiled the topper shell at the 2023 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by Truck Camper Adventure with this award,” said Mario Donovan, AT Overland founder and CEO. “Basically what we did was took our Aterra XL camper, altered it a bit, and turned it into a topper using our composite and coatings technologies, and came out with a cool, toy hauler topper garage scenario with sleeping accommodations. The idea was that if you’re a motorcyclist, like me, you can actually get your motorcycle into this space, but it’s also wide enough for an ATV.”

The Aterra Topper weighs only 510 pounds and is available for full-size trucks with 6.5-foot and 8-foot beds. Like the Aterra XL, the Aterra topper features a durable honeycomb composite shell with the classic Aterra structural shape. The topper’s large rear opening liftgate provides enough clearance to load a motorcycle or ATV into the truck bed. The liftgate opens to 90 degrees and provides shading over the truck tailgate when open. The liftgate is lockable from both the inside and outside, giving owners the security they need for valuables and toys.

AT Overland Aterra Topper also features a king-size bed with a 3-inch thick upholstery foam mattress. The 74-inch width of the mattress allows for the 6-foot tall or less sleeper to sleep across the cabin if so desired. The split mattress design can be converted into a sitting sofa when placed on the lower bed rails. If a bunk bed is needed for additional occupants, a second split mattress panel is offered.

The Aterra Topper also features four, high-quality Tern Overland double-pane windows. Equipped with roller blinds and solar screens, each window provides excellent convection ventilation throughout the camper. The light-blocking blinds in each window allows sleeping-in late or make “stealth camping” easy. The placement of the upper windows over the bed gives the sleeper’s a view of the nighttime sky and fresh air on demand.

Power is provided by a Sol-Go 185 watt solar panel that is compatible with portable power stations like those made by National Luna, Jackery and others. The Aterra Topper includes dimmable LED strip lighting, USB and 12 volt power points. Removable panels on the rear corner electrical accessory wire chases provide endless possibilities for electrical upfitting. The standard Mechanical Camper Jack mounts makes removal from the truck a breeze.

“The Aterra topper fits the middle-ground between the pop-up topper and the slide-in camper. The large opening door and cavernous interior lends itself well to the trades, weekend warriors, and those who need a robust platform to build-out their own interior vision to meet their needs. No other topper on the market offers our options such as roof-mounted air conditioning, forced air heating, and interior cabinetry systems. Stay tuned for future models and applications of our innovative Aterra technology,” Donovan said.

The base price for the Aterra Topper starts at $20,500. For more information, visit the AT Overland website at www.atoverland.com.

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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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