Camping on a truck cab is great. They don’t take up much space, especially when compared to a separate camper that needs to be towed. And they can still add extra functionality to the truck that comes in handy during camping trips. However, there is one problem with traditional pickup campers – they usually take up extra vertical space.
But what if there’s a new truck camper that looks like a regular topper but evolves into a standalone camper? That’s what Skinny man camping is all about, courtesy of CEO Jason Bontrager and Designer Donovan Fredrickson.
Just like a regular camper shell, Skinny man camping does not exceed the height of the truck cab. To the untrained eye, it looks like a typical peak. However, it expands through a 180-degree fold with a pop-up awning that houses the living area.
Described by the company as a “self-contained land truck camper with heat, light, water and power,” this product comes with available options such as built-in hob, sink with retainer/cold water, Truma Combi Eco 14,300 -BTU Furnace with water heater integrated heat, refrigerator, 5 gallon onboard LPG tank, Red Arc30 Battery Manager, PrimoLoo internal flushing toiler and integrated solar panels up to 190W.
The video at the top of this page should show you how Skinny man camping folded out.
It Skinny man camping available in a variety of sizes to fit almost all pickup trucks, although the available models are 5.0 (medium size) and 6.5 (full size). Several model sizes are yet to arrive in 2023, including the special Rivian R1T 4.5 model.
Pricing, however, depends on the four trim levels. The basic Bare Bones pack starts at $15,625, while Skin ‘N Bones has a sticker price of $18,750. The fuller Skinny Fat pack retails for $28,750, while the top-of-the-line Kit ‘N Kaboodle retails for $36,250, which includes each of the options listed above, and then some.