CAMPING HACK! Simple & Cheap Ways To Make a Pickup Into a Camper
Here comes summer. This is Wyoming.
2 + 2 = 4
Summer + Wyoming = CAMPING!
You don't need to buy a lot of expensive camping tents or campers. There are so many creative ways to make a place to sleep with the vehicle you showed upon.
For the sake of this article, let's look at some videos on how to turn a pickup truck into a camper with very little work.
These ideas are clever, time-saving, and affordable.
Here is the simple tent over bed technique.
I have had friends of mine buy a tent that is designed to fit on the back of a pickup. But those things can be pricy, and it took hours of frustrating work for them to figure out how to set it up.
All you really have to do is go to a hardware store and pick up a tarp and some PVC pipe with connectors. DONE!
The bed of most pickups are long enough to sleep in and leave plenty of room to store anything and everything you need for your camping trip.
You'll also be high off the ground, so you can keep away from flooding and animals that might want to cuddle with you.
Some trucks covered with covers already over them. That means that most of the work is done. All you have to do is add a few comfort items.
It just is a matter of how much work you want to put into it and how much you want to spend.
One of the cheapest and easiest solutions is just to go get a big tarp with a few things, like PVC pipe, to hold it up.
Below is an example of a huge tarp that covers not only the bed of the truck to make a comfortable place to sleep, but also creates a giant overhang against sun and rain.
You'll get a kick out of our host, Brody, who is as redneck as it gets. The way he talks will make you smile. But he proves, once again, that everyone makes fun of rednecks until they need something fixed.
These ideas might help to inspire and show you that you can use many different kinds of vehicles to create a camper, saving time, money, and work.