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2020 Calendar Contest: Behind the Shot Part 3

For Behind the Shot Part 3, we are featuring photos and stories from Carrizo Plains National Monument, Cape Lookout, Sanibel Causeway, Zion National Park, and many more!  Click here to participate in the 2020 Truck Camper Magazine Calendar Contest.

Vincent Bruno
Sanibel Causeway, Florida
2018 GMC 3500
2018 Cirrus 920
Camera Used – iPhone10

Our very first outing! We went straight to the beach parking just hours after picking it up. It was one of our most favorite sunsets yet!

Neil and Yoly Mullen
Escribano Point, Navarre, Florida
2016 Ram 2500HD
2018 Eureka
Camera Used – DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

We were trying to spend January and February last winter in a warmer place than our north Georgia home. I had planned and reserved campsites in Florida. Escribano Point is on the west side of East Bay which is the western boundary of Pensacola.

We were there the week of the polar vortex and temperatures were quite cold for Florida (below freezing on several nights). As such, we pretty much had the place to ourselves every day although campers would come in late evening and leave early in the morning. It is one of the most beautiful free campsites found in the southeast. No hook-ups, but there are trash receptacles and a porta-John.

Dean Kako
Carrizo Plains National Monument, California
2001 Dodge Ram 3500
1996 Lance Squire LS 5000 EC
Camera Used – Fujifilm XP130

Carrizo Plains National Monument, California

This camper has been on three different trucks and has traveled over 100,000 miles. It is still in great shape. We love our Lance! This trip was taken during a Super Bloom year at Carrizo. We arrived after dark, so we found a place on the side of the dirt road to camp and woke up to a bit of rain and flowers everywhere.

Coly Hope
Hoopers Island, Maryland
2015 Ford F-250
2019 Capri Maverick
Camera Used – Galaxy 10

This photo was taken at Hoopers Island in Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay is in the background.

Howard Giang
Zion National Park South Campground, Utah
2014 Chevy Silverado
2000 Palomino B1200
Camera Used – iPhone

It was my first time using the 2000 Palomino truck camper after I bought it used on Craigslist. I made an awning buy using two flag pole holders and 1/2 inch PVC pipes. I also added extra electrical wall heater to a factory gas heater and a Buddy heater, car stereo, portable TV with DVD player and other minor upgrades.

From April 14th to 17th, I camped three nights at Zion National Park South Campground. My truck camper is probably the most ugly one in the campground; however, the background in the memorable photo is so beautiful. Functionally, I like my truck camper a lot. One of these days I would like to replace it.

Ryan Goss
Reno, Nevada
2018 Ram 3500
2007 Lance 992
Camera Used – Phone

I crew on vintage aircraft at the Reno Air Races.

Gaston Belanger
Modena, Utah
2017 Ram 3500
2017 Northern Lite 9-6 Q SE
Camera Used – Kodak

At 78 years old, I am full time on the road traveling solo. My camper is tucked into the Cedar trees high on a hill in Modena, Utah. I’ve been boondocking for weeks riding my KTM off-road motorcycle exploring the vast desert area with many dirt roads, rocky river beds, sand gullies, and ravines.

Gary Goyette
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
2016 GMC 3500HD
2011 Northern Lite 8-11 SE
Camera Used – Canon EOS Rebel Xsi

This picture was taken in southern Utah on Route 95 through Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. What a scenic drive through amazing canyons. We stopped here for the night and were treated to a beautiful sunset.

Gary Usher
Cape Lookout, North Carolina
2017 Ford F350
2015 Lance 1172
Camera Used – DJI Phantom 4

I spent nine days at Cape Lookout in North Carolina.

Chris Hansen
Norco, California
2011 Chevy 3500
2008 Lance 840
Camera Used – Samsung Galaxy Note 8

This is from a BBQ competition at the George Ingall Equestrian Center. My truck is also pulling a 26 foot porch trailer with two smokers on the porch (seen next to the camper).

Click here to see all of the photos entered so far in the 2020 TCM Calendar Contest.  Enter your truck camper photos today!


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