In North America this RV style can be referred to as either a truck camper or a camper toilet. It is the latter which, technically speaking, does not contain a bathtub but rather an external commode like toilet. Some campers use them as such in order to eliminate the need for a shower while others simply use them as a temporary sleeping facility while traveling. In most instances they will be located directly behind the driver’s seat or behind the camper’s bed in a small truck camper type.
The toilet itself is a smallish hatch that opens outward to allow access to the commode via a small flap. The majority of these truck campers will feature a small counter with a water outlet at one end.These toilets feature a camping on farms retractable lid in place of the water outlet; the lid can be quickly and easily released by pulling it upwards and then sliding it across the roof of the truck bed. This design enables drivers to gain access to the toilet without having to climb over or around the shower or commode.
The shower is a separate piece of hardware that can either be located on the roof of the truck camper itself or elsewhere on the vehicle depending on the manufacturer. These shower compartments can typically accommodate two people who may want to bathe together or even three individuals if the camper features an optional double bench. The two individuals sitting on the shower benches will have their backs against the opposite walls of the truck bed camper; it is not recommended that three individuals sit on one side of the bench as three points of contact are usually possible when working with heavy equipment. In addition to the shower, many truck bed camper manufacturers also offer built in cupboards or cabinets for storing other items that would not fit in the standard drawers and cabinets found in most homes. Some truck camper models can even be fitted with shelving units to make storage in the cargo area of the truck a breeze.
The kitchen of the truck bed camper can usually be converted into a campfire ready setting; many of these camper models have a pullout grill that makes cooking outside a breeze. Many designs even feature microwaves, stoves, and refrigerators on the top surfaces so that a full range of eating possibilities is possible during a camping trip. The addition of a refrigerator helps to conserve energy and money during a camping trip, since foods will be kept at a more chilled state and will require less electricity to prepare and cook them.
Another popular feature of the popup truck bed campers are their convenience features. Many models have built in flashlights that add a flashlight and some light to the camper for an added measure of safety during night time activities. Other models are equipped with a plug outlet that allows the camper to be used as a portable heater during cold nights. If it is desired, the outlet can also be plugged into a regular household outlet to provide lighting for those extra long dark winter nights.
One of the best features that any DIY camper kit can offer is the ability to change out the interior design to suit the needs of the camper’s occupants. Many designs are made to accommodate a wide range of sleeping arrangements, including folding benches and bunks in addition to conventional seating arrangements. This means that no matter how many people plan to take advantage of the truck topper camper during a camping trip, it can still comfortably house four people comfortably. In addition to making for a more comfortable camping experience, it also makes changing out the interior design easy because it is not difficult to disassemble the entire unit for cleaning or minor repairs