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One of the most difficult adjustments I had to make after my divorce was learning how to maintain and repair my own vehicle. That was one thing that my husband had always taken care of for me. Since the divorce, I have learned quite a bit about maintaining a car myself. I have picked up a few tidbits of information that has helped me avoid being overcharged for simple things that I can quickly do myself - like jump-starting my dead battery and changing a flat tire. If you need to learn how to independently maintain your vehicle for the first time, take a moment and visit my site.

5 Benefits Of A Truck Camper

For those wanting the comfort of an RV who are on the fence about hauling a camper or driving a large motor home, the truck camper may be the answer. 

1. Easier Driving

One of the big attractions for a truck camper is that it is easy to haul. These campers fasten securely on a truck's bed, where they don't increase the length and have only a small effect on the height profile. There is no need to mess with hitches, stabilization bars, or the act of towing. Turning and maneuverability remain the same for any passenger truck. You don't even need a larger parking space when you are hauling your truck camper. 

2. Off Road Capabilities

A problem faced by those hauling traditional tow-behind campers or driving motorhomes is that they are fairly limited in where they can go. Camping at off-road sites simply isn't possible because these RVs tend to do best on paved roads at sites that are relatively level. A truck camper can go anywhere your truck can go. If your truck has four-wheel-drive capabilities, you can then enjoy camping along the road less traveled. 

3. Towing Options

A truck bed camper doesn't mean you can't tow anything Instead, it gives you the freedom to tow other forms of recreation. Since you aren't towing a camper behind a truck or a passenger vehicle behind a motorhome, you will have free space to tow a boat, jet skis, dirt bikes, or any other recreational item that you would like. Most truck campers are relatively light, so they shouldn't have a major impact on your truck's towing capabilities. 

4. Simple Service

Maintaining a truck camper is a lot less work and expense compared to maintaining a motorhome. It's even less involved than tow-behind camper maintenance, since there are no wheels, tires, or axle systems to maintain. Instead, all you need to worry about is basic maintenance of the camper shell itself. This can include winterizing any water lines, cleaning and protecting the roof, and lubricating any slide-out tracks and the jack system.

5. Amenity Options

The days of truck campers missing out on the amenities provided by bigger rigs are over. Modern truck campers can host fully functional kitchens and even limited bathroom facilities. You can find truck campers with multiple slide-outs that will increase the room inside the camper, thus providing living and dining spaces along with the option to sleep multiple people. 

Contact a truck camper dealer to learn more about the options that are available.