From electronics and indoor and outdoor decor to solar power add-ons, there are camper accessories for every possible need. While many of these accessories, like side-view mirror extensions, might be of use for campers as well as RVs and motor homes, there are also accessories especially for truck campers.
There is no reason that camping in a truck camper has to require that you "rough it." Many of your electronic needs, like electric blankets, digital alarm clocks and hair dryers can still be met by purchasing the 12-volt versions of these electronics. You simply plug them into the truck's lighter for them to function. You can also change up your interior with custom-made drapes of any color, some intended to block out the sun or cold.
There are tons of outdoor accessories to choose from to make your camper more hospitable, wherever you happen to be camping. Custom retractable awnings come in different sizes and colors for creating a shady space adjacent the camper. You can also find retractable picnic tables that mount to the side of your camper and fold down. There are also travel mats to keep your outdoor area tidy.
Whether you are in a truck camper, pop-up camper or an RV, you can still enjoy luxuries like satellite television. There are many different types of portable, removable satellite dishes that can be put on top of the camper when in use and brought inside when you are on the move. If you have enough space in your camper, you can also install a camper television and DVD player, which can run off your generator or car battery.
Since we're talking about truck campers, being on the move is inevitable. That's why accessories like extendable mirrors or mirror add-ons might be a good idea. These come as semipermanent attachments that fit onto your existing mirrors, or you can install mirrors that actually move in or away from the truck when you need them. A digital compass for the dashboard or a dashboard navigational system is also pretty essential.
Safety and Care Accessories
Because a camper is an addition to the truck, you might have to invest in a stability kit. These kits come with systems of brackets, locks and tie-downs that fit the camper body more securely to the truck bed. They are engineered to use the weight of the truck itself and the weight of the camper to increase stability. When you aren't using your camper, you might consider a fitted camper cover to minimize wear and tear from weather and dust.
Article Written By Heather Broeker
Originally from North Carolina, Heather Broeker studied journalism and advertising at the University of North Carolina. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked for Fox Searchlight, Fox Reality and later as a writer and marketing director. Broeker now lives in Los Angeles and runs Head Over Heels, a writing and public relations company.