From the Editor’s Desk

Things have been crazy busy here lately at the headquarters of Truck Camper Adventure. In June we decided to sell our home here in Mesa, so we were busy all summer with all that’s involved in the process. Thankfully, the house has sold and we will officially be out of our home next week. Where are we moving to? We don’t know yet. We’ve set our sights on northern Arizona and southern Utah, but we’re not opposed to living in Idaho, Wyoming, or Oregon either. Where are we going to stay? We’re going to full-time in the truck camper and look for our next home without any pressure. We want to make sure our next choice is the right one for us. We might buy a piece of land and build or we might buy another home. We’re still not sure. As you can see, everything is up in the air.

Full-timing in our truck camper, of course, means that we’ll be able to explore new roads and new places so look for articles on those places over the winter. Follow us on Instagram so you can stay up to date on where we are located.

Here are some updates on some other happenings here at Truck Camper Adventure:

  1. New Web Host: In July we switched from Bluehost to SiteGround as our hosting provider. Our website’s performance at Bluehost had become increasingly unsatisfactory, especially on Thursdays when traffic loads were the highest. After working out some initial bugs with SiteGround, our website is now operating better than ever. Download speeds since switching to SiteGround have dramatically improved as well.
  2. Classified Section: We decided to do away with this service due to lack of use. There are simply too many competing websites on the Internet where you can list our items for free.
  3. Website Focus: You may have noticed that we are now featuring articles and news stories on trucks. We decided to do this for obvious reasons. A truck camper is worthless without a truck, so we’ve decided to include truck related news and reviews of interest to the truck camper community. In addition to covering trucks, we’re also now covering chassis mounted truck campers. These are generally more expensive than standard slide-in truck campers, but they also have their merits. No other website has featured them before.
  4. New Sponsors/Advertisers: Truck Camper Adventure continues to grow in readership and influence. This year we’ve taken on new partnerships with Lance Campers, Host Campers, Bahn Camper Works, Hellwig Suspension Products, Zamp Solar, BulletProofDiesel.com, ADCO, Bushwacker, and R2 Advanced Technologies. More partnerships are in the works and will be announced soon.
  5. Writers and Reviewers: Truck Camper Adventure is always in need of articles and reviews on truck camper related products. If you’re interested in sharing your thoughts with others in the community contact us and we’ll get you on the schedule.
  6. Reader Feedback: We value your feedback and love getting emails from you. If you have ideas on what we can do better, please let us know. We’re here to serve you and make TCA better.
  7. Ram T05 SCR Recall: We just had this recall done on our Ram 3500 this week. We’ll let you know if we’ve encountered any problems with the new selective catalyst reduction (SCR) system that Ram is now using.
  8. Solar Power Upgrade: Through our partnership with Zamp Solar, we’ll soon be upgrading the Truck Camper Adventure Rig’s 240 watt solar power system. Look for details on this major upgrade soon.
  9. Suspension Upgrade: This winter we’ll be making an upgrade to the Truck Camper Adventure Rig’s suspension system through our partnership with Hellwig Suspension Products. Look for details on this very cool upgrade soon.

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About Mello Mike 483 Articles
Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a Jeep and truck camper enthusiast, and has restored several Airstream travel trailers. He currently drives a 2013 Ram 3500 4x4 pickup truck with a 2016 Northstar Laredo solar powered truck camper mounted on top. He enjoys football, music, hiking, travel, photography, and fishing. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years, worked in project management until 2017, and now runs this website full-time. He also does some consulting and RV inspections on the side.