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5 Lightweight Truck Campers With Bathrooms

Published on December 18th, 2020 by Christina Nellemann

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5 Lightweight Truck Campers With Bathrooms. Photo by Lance

5 Lightweight Truck Campers With Bathrooms

A truck camper might just check all the necessary camping boxes. These types of campers allow owners to travel around in one contained unit without the bother of towing. They can also be removed and left at basecamp for exploratory day trips in the truck. In addition, these types of campers come in many configurations and sizes including lightweight versions.

What is a lightweight truck camper?

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A lightweight truck camper is a camper that is usually under 2,000 lb. (dry weight) and can be carried by a half-ton pickup truck. Several popular versions of these types of trucks include the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and the Chevrolet Silverado. These trailers also come in various sizes to fit shorter or longer truck beds.

There are even lighter truck toppers and popups available that come in around 1,000 to 1,500 lb., but many of these ultralight designs don’t come with what many outdoor lovers want — a bathroom complete with a shower.

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While some lightweight truck campers have toilets, having a full bathroom can be a real luxury. Photo by Cirrus

While some versions (such as the Cirrus 620) may come standard with a cassette toilet, the necessary shower or a handy sink are not always included. Having a full bathroom (either dry or wet) inside one of these tiny homes on trucks can make the entire camper feel more like a real home.

If you feel the need for a hot shower at the end of a dusty day, check out these five lightweight truck campers with bathrooms. Each one of these campers are available new from the manufacturers.

1. Lance 650

There is a lot of buzz surrounding the Lance 650. Coming in at only 1,700 lb., this truck camper is specifically designed for half-ton pickups with 5-foot and 6-foot beds.

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Photo by Lance

Its efficient living space includes a dinette that converts into a twin bed and the queen bed is easily accessed by the foot area. The 650 also has a nice kitchen with a microwave, and best of all, a roomy wet bath that can actually be heated by the 18,000 BTU forced air furnace.

2. Adventurer 80RB

Adventurer Campers has been building truck campers since 1969 and have kept up with times. They design both lightweight and more robust truck campers.

Their 80RB truck camper is built as a self-contained unit for light-duty short bed and long bed trucks. Along with the 60×80 bed, roomy galley, and convertible dinette, this camper also has a stylish wet bath with a toilet and shower.

Photo by Adventurer Campers

There is no sink in the bathroom, but the kitchen sink is a large, round European style sink. The 80RB’s bathroom is located at the rear of the camper.

3. Northstar Liberty

Since 1955, Northstar Campers has been building both pop-up and hardwall campers for all sized pickup trucks. The Liberty is the shortest and lightest version of their designs weighing in at only 1,775 lb.

Photo by Northstar Campers

The large bed includes storage on both sides and the kitchen includes a Dometic two-burner stove, sink, and storage. The dinette sports a Lagun table that moves and swivels in any direction. The bathroom has a cassette toilet and a shower. There is also an outdoor shower for summer bathing and gear cleanup.

4. Lance 825

If you can’t get enough of the Lance designs, check out the Lance 825—the big brother of the 650.

The 825 is one of most popular designs by Lance. It features a kitchen with molded countertops and Europly cabinets and a queen bed with privacy curtains. The relatively roomy wet bath includes a small clothing rack, sunroof, and again, heated vents for an extra warm shower.

5. Travel Lite Super Lite

Travel Lite truck campers are lightweight truck campers hovering around 1,600 lb., yet are still made from solid wood construction for added strength.

Photo by Travel Lite

The Super Lite line of truck campers come in many different floor plans, but the two plans that contain showers are the 610R SL and the 611XR. Other features of the Super Lite include roomy galley kitchens, full storage closets, and both full and queen beds.

Keep in mind when shopping around for a truck camper, to make sure your truck and chosen camper are compatible when it comes to load capacity and truck bed and cab size. Not every half-ton pickup truck will have the capacity to carry each of these truck campers.

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23 thoughts on “5 Lightweight Truck Campers With Bathrooms”

  1. Dont need a bathroom or shower inside the unit takes up to much space but would be nice to have a heated external shower option you just need a tarp to conceal yourself. be a great option for us guys who love the mobility of a fall hunting unit, late season hunters might like to shower inside.

  2. Great post! It’s always a game-changer when you can find a truck camper with a bathroom. It adds so much convenience, especially when you’re out on the road for a long time. It’s also wonderful to have the extra space and privacy that a bathroom provides. I’m definitely keeping an eye out for one of these lightweight options!

    • I bought a 2003 travel lite Gopher truck camper fully self contained that weighs 1580 dry, it is eight ft. Long with queen size bed and table folds into bed with, heater, hot water tank ,25 gal fresh water with gray n black tank, full size refrigerator,, love this camper,

    • Yes. We bought a used Lance 650 with a F150 Supercab from Cruise America. It it from their rental fleet so you know it must be durable and reliable to withstand rental service.

      • I’m so glad you commented saying you have a cruise America one! I’ve been trying to figure out what the payload is for the cruise America f150s in order to determine if my f150 is suitable for a lance 650 slide in or not. Could you look at your yellow door jam sticker and tell me what weight it says for “the combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed:”

    • I have the exact same model and am in a time crunch to find a nice cab over for it. Did you ever get an answer as to what would fit? It is either that over invest 24k in a C-class van with camper. The money is not so much the problem as I already own the Toyota Longbed and would just like a decent roof over my head without a huge outlay or two years of payments.

      • It might depend on the year of your truck. However, the payload generally is 1700lbs for a F150 Supercrew 5.5. So if the camper is 1600lbs there is no way it will work as you only have 100lbs left for people, pets, food, water and gear. I searched for several years to find something to fit and so far the best fit is a Westland Travelaire 7.6 Dry, weight is 1070lbs . Add two people and you have to be very careful what you pack. We go to weight scales and weigh ourselves because if you exceed your payload and get into an accident, insurance will not cover you.


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