Truck Camper Buyer’s Guide – Updated

A List of Truck Camper Manufacturers

Truck Camper Adventure is proud to present this Truck Camper Buyer’s Guide, a List of Truck Camper Manufacturers. Despite the claims of some that the slide-in truck camper is dying breed of RV, there’s strong evidence that it isn’t. Most notably, rising sales and the presence of a healthy and vibrant manufacturing base. Sure, we occasionally learn of a truck camper company going out of business—Livin’ Lite and Eureka Campers being the most recent examples—but a new company seems to pop up once a year as well. There’s no doubt about it, due to its numerous benefits, the truck camper isn’t going anywhere. The RV truck camper is more versatile, easier to drive, offers better fuel economy, and can be taken further off the beaten path compared to other types of RVs. It’s also easier to store and maintain, and in most states doesn’t require annual registration and title fees. When it comes to versatility and value, there isn’t a better RV on the planet.

So who makes the best truck camper? That depends. What might be the best truck camper for one person, might not make the grade for another. Things like cost, floorplans, construction, sizes, and options vary so much, that’s really an impossible question to answer. For example, an aluminum pop-up camper with a cassette toilet might be great for one person, but not so great for another who prefers a molded fiberglass hard-side with a standard toilet. Fortunately, consumers have a wide variety of choices when it comes to today’s truck camper.

This Truck Camper Buyer’s Guide not only provides a comprehensive list of active truck camper manufacturers, the most complete list on the web, but also corresponding brands and models. Only North American companies are listed and includes both slide-in and chassis-mounted truck campers. Companies and camper models are linked where appropriate, especially if they’ve been ranked elsewhere on this site. This buyer’s guide will be regularly maintained as a service to the truck camper community. Unlike other guides and listings, all truck camper companies are listed regardless of its advertising status with Truck Camper Adventure. This buyer’s guide will be expanded in time with even more information and graphics. If you see any inaccuracies or if anything needs to be updated, please let us know.

[Updated 5 May 2019]

1. Alaskan Campers

Alaskan 8.5 Cabover

Located at PO Box 766, 801 NW Kerron St. Winlock, WA 98596, (360)-748-6494. Maker of factory direct hard-side pop-up campers. Cabover Models include the Alaskan 6.5, Alaskan 7, Alaskan 8, Alaskan 8.5, and Alaskan 10. Non-Cabover models the Alaskan 8 and the Alaskan 10. Flatbed models are also produced for most models including the Alaskan 8.5. Established in 1953 by Don Hall. (www.alaskancampers.com)


2. All-Terrain Campers

ATC Bobcat

Located at 4391 Pell Dr., Suite E, Sacramento, CA 95838, (800) 446-1003. Maker of factory direct pop-up campers. Models include the Bobcat and Lynx (mid-size trucks), the Panther and Ocelot (long-bed trucks), and the Cougar and Puma (short-bed trucks). Established in 2005. (www.allterraincampers.com)


3. ALP (Adventurer & Eagle Cap Campers)

Adventurer 901SB

Located at 3303 W. Washington Ave., Yakima, WA 98903, (509)-895-7064. Maker of dealer sold hard-side truck campers. Adventurer 80G, 80GS, 80RB, 86FB, 89RB, 89RBS, 901SB, 910DB, and 116DS. Eagle Cap 811, 960, 1160, 1165, and 1200. Established in 1969. (www.amlrv.com)


4. Armorlite Technologies

Armorlite EXP-1

Located at 8124 McIntyre Road, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 5C4, (780)-454-2766. Maker of the factory direct EXP-1 hard-side truck camper. Established in 2014 by Jason Levesque. (www.armorlitetech.com/offroad)


5. AT Overland

AT Overland Summit

Located at 697 6th St., Bldg. 4, Prescott, AZ 86301, (877)-661-8097. Four Wheel Camper dealer, outfitter, and maker of the factory direct Summit Truck Topper. Established in 2001 by Mario Donovan and Martyn Davies. (www.adventuretrailers.com)


6. Bahn Camper Works

Bahn Camper Works Custom Flatbed

Located at 1016 Industrial St. Hood River, OR 97031, (240)-481-5383. Custom maker of factory direct fiberglass truck campers. Flatbed models are also produced. Established in 2016 by Ryan Bahn. (www.bahncamperworks.com)


7. Bigfoot Industries

Bigfoot 25C9.4SB

Located at 4114 Crozier Rd., Armstrong, British Columbia, V0E 1B6, (250)-546-2155. Maker of dealer sold fiberglass hard-side truck campers. Bigfoot 1500 Series: 15C8.2FR; 15C9.5FS and 15C9.5FRSB; and 15C9.5FS and 15C9.5FRLB. Bigfoot 2500 Series: 25C9.4SB, 25C9.4LB, and 25C10.4 and 25C10.6ELB. Established in 1988. (www.bigfootrv.com)


8. BundutecUSA

Bundutec Wild

Located at 111 Washington St., Raymond, IA 50667, (319)-234-0071. Semi-custom maker of factory direct and dealer sold Topi, Bushbaby, Sable, Wild, Free, Bunducamp pop-up campers and Riptide and BunduVry hard-side campers. Flatbed models are also produced like the Odyssey. Established in 2013 by Rory Willet, formerly of Northstar Campers. (www.bundutecusa.com)


9. Camper Logic

Camper Logic Flatbed

Located at 1255 Cope Ave., Maplewood, MN 55109, (651)283-9542. Semi-custom maker of the factory direct Voyageurs flatbed truck camper for Ford F-550 and Ram 5500 trucks. Established in 2017. (www.camperlogic.com)


10. Capri Campers

Capri Retreat

Located at 26980 US Hwy 377 N., Bluff Dale, TX 76433, (254)-728-3226. Maker of factory direct and dealer sold Cowboy (non-cabover) and Retreat (cabover) hard-side truck campers. Established in 1969. (www.capricamper.com)


11. Coyote RV (Phoenix Campers)

Phoenix Mini-Max

Located at 6035 E. 76th Ave., Commerce City, CO 80022, (303)-286-3921. Custom maker of factory direct pop-up and hard-side truck campers including the Mini-Max pop-up truck camper. Established in 1988 by Rob Rowe. (www.phoenixpopup.com)


12. Dynamo TCX

Located in Palm City, Florida 34991, (772) 626-2626. Semi-custom maker of factory direct aluminum truck campers. Four basic sizes are offered including a 6.5-foot short-bed model, an 8-foot long-bed model, a 9.5-foot long-bed plus model, and an extra long 11-foot 5-inch camper with custom boxes for flatbed mounts. Established in 2019 by Ellie Dillon. (www.dynamocampers.com)

13. EarthCruiser

Adventure Mod 300

Located at 61510 American Ln. #140, Bend, OR 97702, (541)-706-9101. Maker of factory direct EarthCruiser EXD and EarthCruiser EXP chassis-mounted expedition rigs as well as the GZL 300 and GZL 400 and the Adventure Mod 300 and Adventure Mod 400 pop-up truck campers. Established in 2008 by Lance Gillies. (www.earthcruiser.com)


14. EarthRoamer

EarthRoamer XV-LTS

Located at 5073 Silver Peak Ave., Dacono, CO 80514, (303) 833-7330. Maker of factory direct EarthRoamer LTS (Ford F-550) and EarthRoamer HD (Ford F-750) chassis-mounted expedition rigs. Established in 2003. (www.earthroamer.com)


15. EZ Lite

EZ Lite Compact

Located at 1204 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021, (619) 442-4703. Maker of factory direct low-profile hard-side and pop-up truck campers. EZ Lite pop-up models: Compact, Full-Size Short-Bed, Full-Size Long-Bed, and Full-Size Self Contained. EZ Lite Hard-side models: 8.0, 9.01, 11FRKD, 8.01, 11.0, Compact, 9.4, 11.01, Compact Long-Bed, and Fun Sport Shell. Established in 1988. (www.ezlitecampers.com)


16. Forrest River (Palomino Campers)

Palomino Backpack SS-1251

Located at 1047 M-86, Colon, MI 49040, (269)-432-3271. Maker of dealer sold hard-side (HS) and soft-side (SS) truck campers. Backpack HS-650, HS-1601, HS-750, HS-8801, HS-2901, HS-2902, HS-2910, SS-1200, SS-1240, SS-1251, SS-1500, SS-500, and SS-550. Real Lite HS-1801, HS-1803, HS-1804, HS-1806, HS-1910, HS-1912, HS-1914, SS-1600, SS-1604, SS-1605, SS-1608, SS-1609, and SS-1610. Established in 1968. (www.palominorv.com)


17. Four Wheel Pop-Up Campers

FWC Hawk

Located at 09 Pioneer Ave., Woodland, CA 95776, (530)-666-1442. Maker of factory direct and dealer sold pop-up truck campers. Mid-Size Trucks: Fleet (6-foot bed) and Swift (5-foot bed). Full-Size Trucks: Raven (5-foot beds), Hawk (6-foot beds), and Grandby (8-foot bed). Flatbed models are also produced for the Fleet, Hawk, and Grandby. Established in 1972 by Dave Rowe. (www.fourwheelcampers.com)


18. Global Expedition Vehicles

GXV Adventure Truck

Located at 444 W. Tampa St., Springfield, MO 65806, (417)-582-5050. Semi-custom maker of factory direct Adventure Truck, Adventure-XT, Turtle, UXV, UXV-Max, Safari Extreme, Patagonia, Pangea, Pangea-LT chassis-mounted expedition rigs. Established in 2006 by Michael Van Pelt. (www.globalxvehicles.com)


19. Hallmark RV

Milner 6.5

Located at 12524 Weld County Rd. 25.5, Fort Lupton, CO 80621, (877)-659-5753. Maker of factory direct pop-up truck campers: EXC (5- and 6-foot beds), LaVeta 6.5, Milner 6.5, K2/Guanella 8, Ute 8.5, Everest 8.5, and Cuchara XL 9.5. Flatbed models are also produced. Established in 1958 by Hubert Ward. (www.hallmarkrv.com)


20. Host Campers

Host Mammoth 11.5

Located at 20526 Murray Rd., Bend, OR 97701, (541)-330-2328. Maker of factory direct and dealer sold hard-side, double- and triple-slide truck campers: Host Tahoe SB 9.5, Rainer SB 9.5, Rainer 9.5, Cascade 10.5, Everest 11.5, and Mammoth 11.5. The Host chassis-mounted expedition rig is also made. Established in 2000 by Dave Hogue and Mark Storch. (www.hostcampers.com)


21. Kimbo Campers

Kimbo 6

Located at 1645 Jill’s Court 106, Bellingham, WA, (360) 922-2339. Maker of factory direct Kimbo 6 and Kimbo 8 aluminum hard-side truck campers. Established in 2017 by Mark King. (www.kimboliving.com)


22. Lance Campers

Lance 825

Located at 43120 Venture St., Lancaster, CA 93535-4510, (661)-941-9255. Maker of dealer sold hard-side truck campers. Short-bed campers: Lance 650, Lance 825, Lance 855s, and Lance 865. Long-bed campers: Lance 850, Lance 975, Lance 995, Lance 1062, and Lance 1172. Established in 1965. (www.lancecamper.com)


23. Northern Lite

Northern Lite 8-11SE

Located at 322 Totom Ct.,  Kelowna, British Columbia, V1X 5W6, (250)-765-3702. Maker of factory direct and dealer sold fiberglass hard-side truck campers. Short-bed campers: Northern Lite 8-11SE, 8-11SP, 8-11LE wet and dry bath models. Long-bed campers: Northern Lite 9-6 and 10-2SE, 10-2SP, 10-2LE wet and dry bath models. Established in 1989. (www.northern-lite.com)


24. Northwood Manufacturing (Arctic Fox & Wolf Creek Campers)

Arctic Fox 811

Located at 59948 Downs Rd., PO Box 3359, La Grande, OR 97850, (541)-962-6274. Maker of dealer sold hard-side truck campers. Arctic Fox 811, 865, 990, 992, 1140 wet bath, 1140 dry bath, 1150 wet bath, and 1150 dry-bath. Wolf Creek 840 and 850. Established in 1993 by Ron Nash. (www.northwoodmfg.com)


25. NuCamp RV (Cirrus Campers)

Cirrus 820

Located at 661 Belden Pkwy, Sugarcreek, OH 44681, (330)-852-4811. Maker of dealer sold Cirrus 720, Cirrus 820, and Cirrus 920 hard-side truck campers. Established in 2015. (www.nucamprv.com)


26. Outfitter Manufacturing

Caribou Lite 6.5

Located at 4002 N Valley Dr., Longmont, CO 80504, (970)-535-9421. Semi-custom maker of factory direct pop-up truck campers. Models include the Caribou, Caribou Lite 6.5, Apex 8, Apex 8 LB, Apex 9.5, and Juno 8.5 SB, and Juno 10. Established in 2001 by Brian Ward. (www.outfittermfg.com)


27. Overland Explorer

Camp-X

Located at 140 – 8319 Chiles Industrial Ave., Red Deer, Alberta, T4P 1H2, (403)-346-9199. Semi-custom maker of the factory direct Camp-X pop-up camper and the Summit chassis-mounted expedition rig. Established in 2015. (www.overlandex.com)


28. Provan Industries

Bengal Tiger Vehicle

Located at 4837 Edmund Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29170, (803) 955-3001. Semi-custom maker of the Bengal Tiger Adventure Vehicle, a chassis-mounted expedition rig. Established in 1986 by Dave Rowe. (www.tigervehicles.com)


29.  R.C. Willet Co. (Northstar Campers)

Northstar Laredo SC

Located at 3040 Leversee Rd., Cedar Falls, IA 50613, (319) 233-3461. Semi-custom maker of factory direct and dealer sold pop-up and hard-side truck campers. Hard-side models: Liberty, 8.5 Adventurer, Laredo SC, Laredo SS, 8.5 Arrow U, 9.5 Igloo U, 12STC. Pop-up models: 600SS, 700SS, TC650, TC800, 650SC, and 850SC. Established in 1961 by Ralph Willet under the original name of Texson Campers. (www.northstarcampers.com)


30. Rugged Mountain Campers

Polar 860

Located at 1412 Freedom Ave., Caldwell, ID 83605, (208)-602-9004. Maker of factory direct and dealer sold hard-side truck campers. Granite 9RL and Granite 11RL; Polar 860 and Polar 990. Established in 2014 by Jesse Collingsworth. (www.ruggedmountaincustomrv.com)


31. Travel Lite RV

Located at 71913 County Rd. 23, New Paris, Indiana 46553, (855)-831-3525. Maker of dealer sold hard-side truck campers. Super Lite 590, 610R, 610SL, 625SL, 690FD, 700SL, 770R, and 770SL. Extended Stay 800, 800BX, 840SBRX, 890RX, 890SBRX, and 960RX. Rayzr SS, FK, FB, FB-M. Established in 1998. (www.travelliterv.com)


32. XP Campers

Located at 180 Clydesdale Ct., Grass Valley, CA 95945, (530)-274-1957. Semi-custom maker of factory direct flatbed V1 Full-Size, V2 Compact, and V4 Cube flatbed truck campers. Established in 2009 by Marc Wassman. (www.xpcamper.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 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.

8 Comments

  1. Thanks Mike for your recent work on the site. The direction that Host is going with battery’s should prove to be very popular with there high end customer base. Our society is changing as people make more money. I have noticed through house sales that people want turn key packages. I think Host has gone in a lucrative direction and it would pay other builders to take note of there success selling battery packages in a turn key product.

    I never get tired of looking at the increasing list of truck camper builders. Quality and innovation seem to be on the rise and that’s a great thing for us consumers.

    Notable observations from your list include that eye popping Earth Roamer rig, yea it’s got limitations but it sure looks cool. For my money thou, tradition will always win out. That Bigfoot rig offers looks and balance. The new 11 foot Granite offers the same with the needed room, unfortunately the rig came in a little portly. The extra weight would surly comprise my need to pull a large trailer with 500 to 700 pounds of tongue weight. With all these choices my first pick has not changed. With a dinette like the Granite and a quality pull out tray like the Mammoth, the STC from Northstar could be the perfect TC for me.

  2. Mike,
    That’s a fine synopsis of current TC manufactures you’ve put together. I don’t think your readers have any idea how much work goes into producing even this short list: all the fact checking and stat review in a constantly changing environment where mfgrs. come and go. It takes all kinds, and as long as there is a buyer for your product, the sifting process will continue. jefe

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