Category Archives: Essentials

The must haves for my style of truck camping.

Too Many Books for Truck Camping?

Reading is my entertainment of choice. Choosing which books to take is a delicious/heart rending series of decisions. In the backpack years it was once the complete Henry James. Once a Scrabble dictionary. In cars and trucks it has been 4 … Continue reading

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Money and Budgeting in a Truck Camper

With a very tight budget it is necessary to keep track of every penny.  This is how it will happen … Money Bags!After cashing a check for $372  every month I will split the money for each budgeted category into one … Continue reading

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Topper Refinement

Now that I have decided on  an aluminum commercial cap from A.R.E., the refinement process begins. I found this image on expedition portal. Owner of this DCU says this:  “Anyway, the point is I absolutely love my ARE DCU. If you get … Continue reading

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Topper Decision

This is the decision. Add some windows. Get it in white. Done. (This image comes from the travels of an appalachian guttersnipe. Woops. This site has gone away.) What it won’t have is a roof rack. Can one be put on … Continue reading

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Mapping a Truck Camper Voyage

      A handheld GPS will be in the truck, thanks to Bill O. It is stunningly wonderful. The instructions, however, are daunting. Learning to use it will be a wonderful entertainment factor/time occupier/goal setter.       Until  the Garmin is … Continue reading

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