When we think about a do it yourself van conversion, the first thing that pops into your mind is usually the classic Mercedes / Dodge Sprinter Vans or an old vintage Kombi van. But conversion vans surprisingly aren’t the smallest type of recreational vehicle available out there. Truck campers are the most small, compact and flexible recreational vehicles for you to build. Not only are they easy and inexpensive to build compared to other pre built campers, they provide the same or even a better comfort level then its rival cousins. You are building the camper straight on the trucks bed itself which is a sturdy base, designed to carry a heavy load that allows you to be more innovative with your build to the point where you can even add a second floor.
Here are some of the most innovative and extraordinary truck campers built from scratch. Keep in mind that no matter how insane and dangerous they might look, people actually have driven and lived in these campers.
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The Double Decker Vintage Truck Camper
The Double decker Vintage Truck is a classic example of thinking outside the box in conversion, quite literary. The Vintage Camper is basically like a miniature house with all the essential camping appliances and more. The Camper has its own windows to let in some fresh air, but if that’s not enough for you, you can always climb on the camper’s balcony and enjoy the breathtaking view. The Camper also features a small kitchen and lounging area but it does have its downside as headroom could be an issue in this campervan but not as much as sitting up on the second floor while going down in the M1.
The Log Cabin
The log Cabin is a vintage and stylish truck conversion with an exterior design that resembles a log cabin. The shell of the log cabin is made out of pine wood which perfectly blends in if you make campsite in the woods. The Truck Camper is basic and simple in its design and it features a queen sized bed for two on a built in platform with storage underneath and a slide-out cooktop and freezer.
The Chevrolet Army Camper
The Chevy Army truck was used during the World War II due to its payload capacity of transporting as much as 1.5 tons of equipment on different terrains on the battlefield. The Chevy burgundy body with a custom solid oak camper section on the back is certainly one to admire. The Camper features a sleeping area and kitchenette with a stove, cooktops and a mini fridge. For all the extra weight it carries, the Chevy Truck is upgraded with a 350-cubic-inch V8 engine with a four-wheel drive option.
If you are looking into converting your regular truck into a Camper, then you already possess an inventive character and don’t really need any help from us to achieve this. Going with the self-build route is best purely because you can do the conversion project based on your needs and likings unlike pre made designs. The possibilities of truck conversion are endless and judging by the examples listed quite unimaginable, so be creative and put your personality in the camper.