Thread: Truck camper for flat beds?

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    Default Truck camper for flat beds?

    Does any company make a truck camper for a flat bed? Regular bed or dually? I would think alot of farmers and cowboys would use them.

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    I haven't really seen but one in the US. I think it was Northern Lite. However, I've seen several slide-in truck campers setup on flat beds and where they kick in are storage boxes. Australia is one country where the flat bed camper is designed and used. Their pickup sides are typically designed to fold down into a flat bed layout or be totally removed.

    Edit: I am mistaken. Northstar is who I was thinking.
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    Default Northstar offers flatbed campers

    Northstar (http://www.northstarcampers.com/) will build any of their U.S. models as a flatbed. The interior layout is the same as the slide in campers. The space on the side is filled with exterior storage. They also ship a number of models to Australia that are not available in the U.S.

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    I think Alaskan Camper will also build you a hard-sided pop-up for a flat bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline
    I think Alaskan Camper will also build you a hard-sided pop-up for a flat bed.
    Check out this thread for details on an ExPo member's build using an Alaskan camper. http://expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9502

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    Simpson makes an interesting system that enables quick change of a camper and other components.

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    There's just not enough market for anyone to really focus on it. Northstar is the only one I know of..plus there is a startup in the Bay Area (Expeditioncampers or something like that) but I don't think they've released yet. For me with a big truck camper the biggest issue is misc./outdoor gear storage, so outside boxes on top of the flatbed that fills the space up works about as well as I think I'll find without making a custom camper box.

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