First Look reviews of the campers where we find them; at dealerships and RV shows.  These reviews will not be as in-depth as the Our Experience series, but they will allow us to review many more campers.

2015 CampLite 8.6 Review
TCM reviews a 2015 CampLite 8.6 hard side, non-slide, wet bath truck camper designed for long bed trucks.  Is that a face-to-face, full-wall, two-top dinette?  And what’s UltraHeat?

2015 Wolf Creek 840 Review
TCM reviews a 2015 Wolf Creek 840 hard side, non-slide, wet bath truck camper designed for a long bed or short bed truck.  It’s a genuine sofa camper, kicking it non-slide style.

2015 Arctic Fox 990 Review - Colorado Crazy With A Fox
A review of the 2015 Arctic Fox 990.  Also, TCM explores the wackiest southern Colorado features including Bishop Castle, Colorado Gators, and a never again road in Great Sand Dunes National Park.

2015 Eagle Cap Theater Seating Review
These are the most comfortable seating options in any truck camper currently available; bar none.  You may not be shopping for a new camper when you first sit in them, but you might when you get up.

2015 Lance 1052 Double-Slide Review
Truck Camper Magazine reviews the all-new 2015 Lance 1052 dry bath, double-slide truck camper with the optional multi-function Ultra Deck Plus bumper by Torklift International.

2014 Adventurer 116DS Double Slide Review
Adventurer Manufacturing starts with a clean slate, throws out the multi-slide playbook, and dares to build a truly unique double-slide floor plan.  The question is, does it work?


2014 Northstar 8.5 Arrow U Review
Truck Camper Magazine reviews the 2014 Northstar 8.5 Arrow U, a hard-side, non-slide, wet bath, short bed truck camper.  Warning: Slide-out camper jokes ahead.

2014 Palomino SS-600 Backpack Edition Review
TCM reviews a 2014 Palomino SS-600 Backpack Edition, a small, simple, and light-weight pop-up truck camper featuring Rieco-Titan’s all-new electric lift system.  Can truck campers be cute?

Chalet RV Pushes the Limits with TS116 Triple-Slide Prototype
Chalet RV built a one-of-a-kind prototype triple-slide to demonstrate their vision and test new materials, layouts, and appliances for future models.  Stop the press!  Breaking News at the end!

Rally Review: 2013 Chalet TS116 Triple-Slide Prototype
Truck Camper Magazine invited the entire 2013 Mid-Atlantic Truck Camper Rally to check out a prototype 2013 Chalet TS116 triple-slide with a washer/dryer.  And that was just the beginning.

2013 Eagle Cap 1165 Triple-Slide Review
A review of the 2013 Eagle Cap 1165 triple-slide truck camper, the first camper with a kitchen peninsula.  It’s a triple-slide sofa camper, to go!

2013 Adventurer 89RB Review
At Princess Craft Campers, we checked out the all-new 2013 Adventurer 89RB, a non-slide, wet bath truck camper for short or long bed trucks.


2013 Lance 1172 Double-Slide Review

Truck Camper Magazine checks out the all-new 2013 Lance 1172 double-slide truck camper from its molded front nose cap to its rear sofa.  It’s all about the sofa.

2012 Four Wheel Camper SC Review
Jeff Johnston reviews a 2012 Four Wheel Camper SC, a self-contained pop-up truck camper for short bed trucks including the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier.

2012 Arctic Fox 990 Review
TCM reviews a 2012 Arctic Fox 990, a classic design and a best-selling full-wall slide-out truck camper from Northwood Manufacturing.  Refinements abound.

2012 CampLite TC10 Rally Review
TCM invited the entire 2012 Mid-Atlantic Truck Camper Rally to review a 2012 CampLite TC10.  What would the rally say about a no wood truck camper in the woods?

2012 Palomino Maverick 8801 Review
Truck Camper Magazine reviews a 2012 Palomino Maverick 8801 in the middle of a torrential rain storm in Albany, Oregon.  If only we had a baloney sandwich.


2012 Travel Lite 770 Review
Yes, Virginia, there’s great affordable fun to be had with a back-to-basics approach.  Meet the 2012 Travel Lite 770.  Who says four figures can’t be fun?

2012 Lance 825 Review
Let’s check out the 2012 Lance 825.  Smart design?  Check.  No slide-outs?  Check.  Good looks?  Check.  Storage?  Well, yes and no...

2012 Northern Lite 10-2 RR Dry Bath Review
Truck Camper Magazine reviews a 2012 Northern Lite 10-2 RR Dry Bath at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky. The roof is raised and the bathroom is dry. Let's check it out.

2012 Eagle Cap 995 Review
TCM checks out a 2012 Eagle Cap 995 at Five Star RV Center. Lucky for us it was right next to a 2010 Eagle Cap. It’s an old bird vs. new bird showdown!

Review of the Adventurer 86FB

2012 Adventurer 86FB Review
TCM checks out a 2012 Adventurer 86FB at Five Star RV and talks to Greg Tucknies, National Sales Manager for Adventurer Manufacturing, about changes for 2012.


Our Experience Reviews are short-term camping reviews where we go out camping in a camper for a few days and fully experience the camper. Our Experience Reviews talk about the experience we take with the camper as well as a review of the camper.

2012 CampLite 6.8 Review
We take a 100% wood-free, all-aluminum and composite 2012 CampLite 6.8 truck camper and a 2012 Ford F-150 Ecoboost out for a four day test and review.

Our 2012 Northern Lite 9-6 Special Edition Experience and Review
For the first time in the history of TCM, we go camping in a Northern Lite Special Edition.  After four days of camping and crustaceans, here’s our full review.

Hallmark Cuchara through Rocky Mountain National Park

Our Hallmark Cuchara XL Experience and Review
After the first snow of the season, we ventured into Rocky Mountain National Park in a Hallmark Cuchara XL pop-up truck camper.

Our 2012 Travel Lite 1000 SLRX Ultra Experience and Review
We took our brand new 2012 Travel Lite 1000 SLRX Ultra to the Fall 2011 North-East and Michigan-Ohio Valley Truck Camper Jamboree and partied, truck camper style.


Our Palomino Maverick Max 2902 Experience and Review
With a 2011 Palomino Maverick Max 2902, we explore Michigan’s thumb and Lake Huron.  We discover piers, lighthouses, and some seriously delicious shakes.

Our Northstar Escape Pod 750 Experience and Review
It all started when we drove into a field with a Northstar Escape Pod 750 to join the North-East Truck Camping Jamboree.  Then things got hot, ballooned, and exploded.

Our 2011 Lance 1050S Experience and Review
For reasons that cannot be explained, Angela White, Editor of Truck Camper Magazine, took on the Warrior Dash.  To keep things clean, we borrowed a 2011 Lance 1050S.


Happijac 4800-HD Install and Report
Happijac Engineer, Gary Scothem, flew-out to the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Truck Camper Rally to host a seminar and install a set of Happijac 4800-HD jacks for an install story, and review.


Hellwig Products Sway Bar Install and Review
Truck Camper Magazine installs and reviews Hellwig front and rear sway bars on a 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500 and gets a firm grip on the sway bar difference.

Lance Cabover Strut Test and Review

American RV installs a set of Lance cabover struts on TCM’s 2013 Chevy 3500 for a test and review.  Will the struts fix the dreaded highway ga-dunk ga-dunk?

Torklift International StableLoad Quick Disconnect Install and Review

New Horizons Outdoors in Douglasville, Georgia installs a set of Torklift International StableLoad Quick Disconnect Lower Overloads on Truck Camper Magazine’s 2013 Chevy 3500 for a test and review.