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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”

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