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2012 Ultimate Truck Camper Survey Results

874 Truck Camper Magazine readers responded to the 2012 Ultimate Truck Camper Survey and the results are fascinating.  It’s time to reveal what we truly want in our next truck campers.

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The first Truck Camper Magazine Ultimate Truck Camper Survey results are in and we have some truly eye opening results.  This survey is sure to have many truck camper manufacturers taking a second look at their camper designs, materials, features, and amenities.  For starters, it was interesting just to see how many of each survey, pop-up vs. hard-side, were completed:

POP-UP CAMPERHARD SIDE CAMPER
204 Completed Surveys – 23.34%670 Completed Surveys – 76.66%

 

Here are the results of the 2012 Ultimate Truck Camper Survey:

The survey results are listed in the order the survey questions were asked with pop-up truck campers and hard side truck campers shown side-by-side for comparison.

There are a total of fifty-three questions spread out over three parts.  To see Part 2 of the survey results, click here.  To see Part 3 of the survey results, click here.

 

1. What weight (fully wet and loaded) would you prefer for your next truck camper purchase?

POP-UP CAMPERHARD SIDE CAMPER
Under 1,000 pounds – 10.78%N/A
1,000 to 1,500 pounds – 30.39%Under 1,500 pounds – 4.37%
1,500 to 2,000 pounds – 23.53%1,500 to 2,000 pounds – 7.99%
2,000 to 2,500 pounds – 24.51%2,000 to 2,500 pounds – 14.93%
2,500 to 3,000 pounds – 4.9%2,500 to 3,000 pounds – 17.5%
3,000 to 3,500 pounds – 1.96%3,000 to 3,500 pounds – 18.55%
More than 3,500 pounds – 0%3,500 to 4,000 pounds – 13.27%
N/A4,000 to 4,500 pounds – 7.24%
N/A4,500 to 5,000 pounds – 5.88%
N/A5,000 to 5,500 pounds – 3.47%
N/A5,500 to 6,000 pounds – 2.26%
N/AMore than 6,000 pounds – 0.45%
No preference – 3.43%No preference – 4.07%

 

2. What floor length would you prefer for your next truck camper purchase?

POP-UP CAMPERHARD SIDE CAMPER
Short bed: Under 5 feet – 0.49%N/A
Short bed: 5 to 6 feet – 6.86%N/A
Short bed: 6 to 7 feet – 24.02%Short bed: 6 to 7 feet- 4.37%
Short bed: 7 to 8 feet – 19.61%Short bed: 7 to 8 feet – 9.04%
Short bed: 8 feet or longer – 10.78%Short bed: 8 feet or longer – 13.25%
Long bed: 8 to 9 feet – 17.65%Long bed: 8 to 9 feet – 18.52%
Long bed: 9 to 10 feet – 13.24%Long bed: 9 to 10 feet – 21.39%
Long bed: 10 or longer – 5.88%Long bed: 10 to 11 feet – 15.66%
N/ALong bed: 11 feet or longer – 17.02%
No preference – 1.47%No preference – 0.75%

 

3. HARD SIDE ONLY: Would you prefer a camper designed for a pick-up bed or a flat bed for your next hard side truck camper purchase?

POP-UP CAMPERHARD SIDE CAMPER
N/APick-up bed – 86.57%
N/AFlat bed – 9.26%
N/ANo preference – 4.17%

 

4. Would you prefer a rear entry door or side entry door for your next truck camper purchase?

POP-UP CAMPERHARD SIDE CAMPER
Rear entry door – 62.0%Rear entry door – 44.85%
Side entry door – 15%Side entry door – 34.25%
No preference – 23%No preference – 20.89%

 

5. Would you prefer a basement model or non-basement model for your next truck camper purchase?

POP-UP CAMPERHARD SIDE CAMPER
Basement model – 33.17%Basement model – 64.24%
Non-basement model – 39.11%Non-basement model – 18.94%
No preference – 27.72%No preference – 16.82%

 

6. POP-UP QUESTION ONLY: Would you prefer a soft-wall pop-up or a hard-wall pop-up for your next pop-up truck camper purchase?

POP-UP CAMPERHARD SIDE CAMPER
Soft-wall pop-up – 40.59%N/A
Hard-wall pop-up – 42.57%N/A
No preference – 16.83%N/A

 

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