Adventurer Truck Campers are Versatile Alternatives to Traditional RVs
Built to Go Anywhere, These Truck-Bed Rigs Pack a Lot of Features in a Small Space
For more than 50 years, Adventurer Campers has inspired people to get outdoors and explore the world around them. Over that time, the company has built some of the finest truck-bed campers ever, creating versatile, go-anywhere base camps for pursuing life’s adventures. Now—more than five decades after it was founded—that mission remains at the core of every product that the RV manufacturer makes, inspiring a new generation of travelers to unlock their own inner adventurer.
Based in Yakima, Washington, Adventurer Campers is a subsidiary of Adventurer Manufacturing, which also owns the Eagle Cap, Overlander, and Scout brands of truck campers. Each of those companies offers distinct models for different segments of the RV market, although they do share a similar focus on creating efficient, well-equipped campers with the features and amenities to support any style of travel.
A Homes on Wheels
Truck campers are an often-overlooked market segment compared to luxurious Class A motorhomes and decked-out travel trailers. But thanks to clever design and innovative use of space, modern versions of these RVs have a lot to offer travelers. For instance, because they are designed to fit into the bed of a pick-up truck that many people already own, they are much more affordable than their larger counterparts. Their smaller size allows them to fit in most campsites, and they are easy to store when back home too. They also have lower maintenance costs, usually don’t require additional registration fees with the local DMV, and offer better gas mileage when in transit.
Perhaps the biggest reason to consider a truck camper is the level of versatility they provide. These RVs are perfect for boondocking and overlanding, and they are much easier to drive than a large motorhome or fifth wheel—especially when traveling off-road. Towing a boat or utility trailer is no problem either, making it more convenient to bring other toys along for the adventure.
Adventurer leans into these advantages by creating campers built to go off the grid without sacrificing comfort. The company offers six different models—including two floorplans with slide-outs—with options to fit every size pick-up ranging from a short bed to a heavy-duty truck. Each RV comes with onboard fresh, grey, and black water tanks, as well as 30-amp shore power hook-ups. Each camper also includes Happi-Jac manual jacks that make it easy to add or detach the camper both at home and at the campsite.
Other standard features include dedicated dinettes on all models, along with galley kitchens equipped with three-burner stoves, ovens, and stainless steel double-basin sinks. All of the campers come with a Dometic refrigerator and are pre-wired for an optional microwave oven. Queen-size beds are standard on every model, with the exception of the Adventurer 910DB, which has a luxurious California King.
The Adventurer truck campers aren’t lacking in technology features either. All models are solar-ready straight from the factory and have built-in 45-amp power converters. Efficient LED lighting illuminates the cabin and exterior living space, and a built-in touchscreen system controller makes it easy to monitor and adjust HVAC and power settings. A Winegard Air 360 Plus HD domed antenna is mounted on the roof and provides reliable television and radio reception even while in the backcountry. An LCD TV and an app-controllable entertainment system with built-in radio, DVD player, and Bluetooth speakers are optional upgrades.
Other options include a roof rack for hauling bikes and kayaks, a low-profile air conditioner, and awnings along the rear and side patio area. All Adventurer campers are generator-ready, and the company can add a 2500-watt Cummins Onan model upon request. Go Power solar panels can also be installed ahead of delivery, and wirelessly-controlled leveling jacks are also available.
Current Adventurer Camper Models
Adventurer’s current line-up includes the 80RB, which is its smallest option, designed to fit light-duty full-size super-short and long-bed trucks. The 86FB is a full-featured camper made for all trucks with short- and long-beds six feet and longer, while the 89RB fills a similar niche with a slightly modified floorplan. Meanwhile, the 901SB fits a six-foot and larger short bed or an eight-foot long-bed truck and offers generous amounts of counterspace along with the industry’s largest wet bath.
The company’s two truck campers that come with slide-outs, including the 89RBS, which is a modified version of the standard 89RB with a sliding dinette. The expansive 910DB is Adventurer’s largest model and is only available for long-bed trucks. It comes with a U-shaped dinette in its slide-out, which also includes additional storage space underneath. This camper also comes with a California King bed and has an optional power bunk for extra sleeping space.
Adventurer doesn’t offer direct-to-consumer sales, but the campers are available through its dealer network, which operates across the US and Canada. Those dealers also handle after-market upgrades, repairs, and other common customer service requests.