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Question Of The Week

How Tall is Your Truck Camper Rig?

At first we were surprised that only two pop-up camper owners responded to our request for truck and camper height, but then we figured that pop-up camper owners are not nearly as concerned about the height of their rig.  Popped down in travel mode, most pop-up campers are around nine feet tall or less, depending on the truck height and camper design.

Hard sides are a very different animal for overall rig height.  Most of the hard side rig heights in our survey came in between 11’5″ and 12’5″.  For a hard side rig to be much below 11’5″, the camper is almost always a non-basement model.  We have seen hard side rigs under 11’0″, but they are rare.

No one reported rigs over 13’, but we know you’re out there.  The truck campers built with floors above the rails generally push 13’ in our experience.  Those campers include the Chalet DS116 double-slide, Chalet TS116 triple-slide, Eagle Cap 1160 double-slide, and the Eagle Cap 1165 triple-slide.

Here are the results to this week’s Question of the Week, “How tall is your truck and camper rig?”

Pop-Up Campers

Tom Surles: 2008 Ford F250 / 2003 Northstar 850SC – 9’4”

Larry Petty: 2012 Ford F150 / 2012 Hallmark Milner – 9’0”

Hard Side Campers

Tim Burk: 2005 Dodge 3500 / 2010 Eagle Cap 950 – 12’4”

Richard C. Raymond: 2005 Chevy 3500 / Palomino Winter Creek 11.5RS – 12’3″

Paul Kroeker: 2008 Ford F350 / 2008 Okanagan 85SL  – 11’7″

Bill Tex: 2006 Chevy 2500HD / 2003 Adventurer 810WS –  10’5”
The rig is 12’0” with kayaks on the roof.

Ernie Leet: 2006 Ford F250 / 1999 Bigfoot – 11’3”

Bill Cox: 2009 Chevy 3500 / 2009 Lance 1040 – 13’5″

Dave Gursky: 2008 Dodge 3500 / 2008 Okanagan 116 ULT – 11’9”

Everett Baird: 2009 Ford F350 / 2010 Lance 950 – 11’4”

James Lounsbury: 2005 Ford F350 / 2011 Lance 1191 –  12’2”

Sherri Weiler: 2010 Chevy 2500HD / 2013 Arctic Fox 811 – 11’6″

Frank Burley: 2010 Ford F350 / 2012 Northern Lite 10-2 – 12’4″

Paul Peterson: 2004 Ford F250 / 2002 Lance 835 – 11’6”

Joe Tamulevicius: 2008 GMC 2500HD / 2006 Eagle Cap 850S – 12’3″

Jerry Davis: 2006 Dodge 3500 / 2002 Bigfoot 2500 – 11’11”

Jock Weir: 2008 Ford F350 / 1998 Citation Supreme – 11 6″

Jesse Taylor: 2006 GMC 2500HD / 2005 Lance 815 – 11’0”

Barry Schoenwetter: 2006 GMC 2500HD / 2005 Lance 1030 – 12’8″

Woody Flickinger: 2003 Dodge 3500 / 2012 Arctic Fox 1140 – 12’2″

Robert Valade: 2008 Ford F250 / 2007 Northstar Laredo SC – 11’9”

Tony Q: 2004 Dodge Ram / 2004 Lance 1161 – 11’5″

John Wells: 2011 Chevy 3500HD / 2012 Chalet Ascent S100F – 11″10″

Mike and Nancy Pohl: 1999 Ford F150 / 1985 American Pilgrim 8.5 – 10’2″

Bill Taylor: 2007.5 Chevy 2500HD / 2012 Lance 855S – 11’8″

Walter Hotz: 2005 GMC 2500 HD / 2007 Lance 861 – 11’6″

David Holler: 2003 Chevy 3500HD / 2004 Arctic Fox 990 – 11’11”

Daryl Burby: 2006 Ford F450 / 2010 Arctic Fox 990 – 12’3″

Height-foster

Above: Paul Foster posts his rig height on each side of his dash board.

Paul Foster: 2005 Ford F250 / 2008 Lance 845 – 10’8″

Lloyd Thomure: 2000 GMC 2500 / 1994 Lance Squire 8000 – 11’6″

Dave and Lila: 1999 Dodge 3500 / Arctic Fox 1150 – 12’2″

Bob Sage: 2011 GMC Sierra 3500 / 2006 Alpenlite 950 – 11’6″

Sue Graf: 2008 Ford F350 / 2013 Arctic Fox 865 – 11’8″

Henry Huizenga: 2005 Chevy 2500HD / 2004 Arctic Fox 860 – 11’10”

Jeff Hagberg: 2002 Ford F250 / 2006 Travel Lite 800 SBX – 11’2″

Lucien Langlois: 2012 Ford F250 / 2004 Lance 1025 – 11’6″

Stafford: 1999 Ford F350 / 1999 Lance Legend 980 – 11’4″

Wil Painter: 2007 Dodge 3500 / 2011 Host Cascade – 12’3″

Philip Tron: 2009 Chevy 3500 / 2012 Lance 1050 – 12’4”

height-mirror-dunstan

Above: George Dunstan posts his rig height on his rear view mirror.

George Dunstan: 2010 Ford F450 / 2009 Lance 1055 – 11’6″

John Irvine: 1999 Ford F250 / 2003 Lance 915 – 11’0”

Richard Balling: 2008 Ford F250 / 2007 Bigfoot 25C94 – 11’4″

Eldon Rhodes: 2008 Chevy 3500 / 2011 Lance 1050 – 12’1″

Jonathan M. Hight: 2001 GMC 2500HD / 2004 Adventurer 810WS – 12’5″
The truck has a three inch lift.

Gary Gade: 2011 Ford 350 / 2010 Lance 1181 – 11’7”

Mike Suan: 2008 Chevy Silverado / 2010 Lance 830 – 12’6”

Jim Beach: 2009 GMC 3500HD / 2012 Arctic Fox 895 – 11’9”

Chip Collin: 2002 Ford F350 / 2005 Adventurer 106DBS – 11’5”

George Hughes: 1999 Ford F350 / 2004 Arctic Fox 990 – 12’3″

Rich Chiocca: 2011 Ford F350 / 2008 Eagle Cap 850 – 11’6″

John and Linda Ross: 2007 Ford F350 / 2008 Arctic Fox 990 – 12’4″

Mark Obert: 1999 Ford F250 / 1999 Lance 920 – 10’7″

Alan Cocchetto: 2007 Chevy 2500HD / 2012 Northern Lite 8-11 – 12’

Robert Hicks: 2008 Chevy 3500HD / 2011 Lance 992 – 12’

Leonard Eagle, Jr.: 2009 Ford F450 / 2008 Okanagan TKS126 – 12’6”

Jerry Josephson: 2004 GMC 3500 / 2011 Arctic Fox 990 – 12’

Charles Cashion: 1993 Chevrolet C3500 / 1995 Lance 990 – 10’8”

Ron Snell: 2012 GMC 3500 / 1993 Shadow Cruiser – 9’11”

Tim Hankes: 2006 Ford F250 / 2007 Host Bachelor SS – 11’8″

Don Pryor: 2011 Ford F350 / 2009 Arctic Fox 1150 – 10’6″
Add 18” for Thule box and satellite dish and the rig is 12′.

Garnet Simms: 1997 Dodge 3500 / 2013 Lance 992 – 12’0″

David Want: 2004 Ford F250 / 2012 Wolf Creek 850 – 11’7″

Sue Surateaux: 2002 Silverado 2500 / 2008 Arctic Fox 811 – 12’6″

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