Skinny Guy Is Anything but Your Grandpa’s Truck Camper: Fits Nearly Any Pickup Bed

Dear Sir or Madam, Take a long look at the pictures in the gallery and tell me whether you have ever seen a truck camper like this one. If so, then you are pretty much up to date with what is happening in the RV world. If not, this will be a treat.

What you have in front of you is the Skinny Guy Camper, from Skinny Guy Campers, a team based out of Bristol, Indiana. Although this is your only product of its kind, you don’t need more than one model as this puppy is suitable for truck beds from 1.3 m to 2.5 m; that’s almost every truck model on the market.

In addition, the camper offers a starting price of USD 14,500 (EUR 12,810 at current exchange rates) with the early bird discount applied. Without this discount, the so-called bare bones package costs 15,626 USD (13,805 EUR at current exchange rates). Depending on the selected equipment package, you can view a camper for the price of 36,250 USD (32,026 EUR at current exchange rates) without a discount. If you decide to add options, you will quickly hit the $ 40,000 mark. So what do you get for that price? Read on, it just seems to get better.

Well, Skinny Guy doesn’t mention what they put in each camper or how they build it and that makes sense, trade secrets and stuff. All I have noticed regarding the construction of the RV is the use of a 1/8 ” aluminum shell and lashing system.

However, we are told pretty much everything that is in this gem and what it can do for your off-grid adventures. The only downside is that the functions inside are influenced by the equipment package you choose. If you really want to see what Skinny Guy can do, go for the Kit ‘N Kaboodle Trim and get all this camper has to offer.

The interior of the motorhome can accommodate four people, but only two have a place to sleep at night. Almost every camper can offer their owners sleep. For the skinny guy, it’s about building in things like a gas hob, a sink with hot and cold water, a trauma combi oven, a refrigerator, and heated water tanks.

Then there are things like the Red Arc Battery Manager30 with up to 170 Ah lithium iron phosphate batteries and an integrated solar panel with up to 190 watts of juice. The addition of LED lighting, USB and 12-volt power outlets, floor drain and propane system will help you get the most out of the outdoor experience. The only downside would be the lack of a bathroom. But with the ability to add a portable toilet and add a shower point, you should be able to stay clean. Sure, you’ll do this outdoors, but hey, you wanted an outdoor lifestyle.

As they say, I saved the best for last. The main reason I brought this camper to light is the opening system. Sure, it might not sound like a big deal that the living space is being exposed by a simple self-opening mechanism that you can simply sit back and watch as it unfolds, but once the tent roof is in place it also functions as a rainwater collector. What, I’m a sucker for the simple things.

With the wave of RV-worthy designs to hit the market recently, the Skinny Guy Camper seems to be a breath of fresh air to the trucking camper industry. Just one little thing to consider as Christmas is just around the corner.


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