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Is That A Love Mobile On Your Truck?

This week’s Question of the Week was, “What do you call the object on the back of your truck?”.  Up for debate was truck, slide in, pickup, pop-up, cabover, and even piggyback camper.  Evidently, there are a few others we need to add to the list.  Love mobile?

We also had 46 Facebook fans answer our Question of the Week.  Click here to see the Facebook responses.  Feel free to become a fan of TCM on Facebook while you’re there.

“Since I am a subscriber to Truck Camper Magazine, a member of the North America Truck Camper Owners Association, and have attended the Mid-Atlantic Truck Camper Rally, I call mine a truck camper!” – Tom Surles

“Gail and I are frequently asked what type of camper we have, and we tell them we have truck camper.  Then we watch for the glaze to come over their eyes that indicates the have no idea what we are talking about.  We try all the other terms, usually with little success.  That is when I whip out my smart phone and show them a picture.  That usually works.  Then we get the usual questions that we have all heard before.  Happy New Year!” – Walt and Gail Hotz

“We call it both a truck camper and a slide-in.  It’s about a 60-40 split.  And then I tell people it is not a truck cap, it does have air conditioning, a full bath, satellite TV, etc.  I’m always one for educating the masses. Hee-hee.” – Elizabeth Todd

“When talking to knowledgeable people, I call it a truck camper.  To the uninitiated, it is a slide in camper.” – Mike Suan

“I have a Four Wheel pop-up camper on my 2012 Toyota Tacoma.  I get exceptional gas mileage.” – Dan

“I also call mine a truck camper.  When I am talking to someone about it and say truck camper, most do not know what one is.  I’m on the east coast and they are not common as a Class C or Class A.  Most times I say I have an RV and that’s all I say.  One person asked if I had one of them big Winnebagos.  I chuckled and said, ‘No, just a truck camper’.  Then he was really lost.” – Jeff and Tammy

“I’ve always called mine a truck camper.  I guess it was reading your newsletters that got it started for me.” – Bob Hubbs

“I have always called it a truck camper.  However, when shopping on Craigslist for campers, its worth searching for slide in as it’s what I think is the second most popular name after truck camper.” – Ed Soto

“I call it a truck camper most of the time, but sometimes I refer to it just as a camper.” – Dave Riddle

“I always called it a slide-in pop-up pickup camper until I subscribed to Truck Camper Magazine when it started a few years ago.  Now I mostly refer to it as our pop-up truck camper.  I sometimes still have to explain to people what exactly a truck camper is.  They sometimes think it is another word for a motorhome.  We live in an area where they are very rare.  Huge RV shows and RV companies in the region do not even have one truck camper in their displays.” – Allen Brummel

“I prefer we call em’ our TC.  That easily clarifies from those that always seem to say they have a TT or is that Tee Tee?” – Gary Gadwa

“We call it a truck camper or pickup camper.” – Skip Jennett

“Like you, we call ours a truck camper.  Most people understand, but for those that have that blank look we simply say, “you know, the kind that slides into the back of a pick-up truck” and that seems to straighten it out.  If it doesn’t, then a tour is in order.” – Bob and Jan Bromley

“I describe my Hallmark camper to others as a pop-up cabover truck bed camper.” – Bob Whitney

“We call our 990 Arctic Fox a camper.” – Dave & April Erickson

“Truck camper, most of the time.  Sometimes we call it a cabover camper.  That seems to connect better with some people when I talk about it.” – Mike Rodriguez

“Home away from home.” – Phil Kaufman

“I grew up in Southern California in the fifties with Howdy Doody, duck and cover drills, and Tonka trucks.  I call them campers.  

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