Gear We Love: Four Wheel Campers

This pop-up camper is the perfect fit for weekend warriors and full-time adventure pilgrims alike.

Four Wheel Campers

While the basic truck-mounted camper dates back to at least the 1920s, it was Dave Rowe who designed the first lightweight pop-up camper in the early 1970s. This launched Four Wheel Campers, the best truck-mounted camper shells we have seen. With the ability to squeeze down into “low profile mode” for driving around, Four Wheel Campers (FWCs) pop up to a generous 6’6’’ of headroom, creating a mobile adventure platform with a bed, a kitchen, and many other amenities depending on which model you choose.

Four Wheel Campers work equally well for weekend warriors or full-time adventure pilgrims looking for a smarter way to pursue the #vanlife. If you do some online research comparing Sprinter vans, Airstream-style trailers, and truck-mounted Four Wheel Campers, you’ll see what we mean. Four Wheel Campers provide an extremely affordable, practical, and comfortable way to pursue the adventure lifestyle without the hassle of towing a trailer.

On April 20th the company held its annual Northern California customer rally. The rally took place at Chanslor Ranch, a 400-acre nature preserve near Bodega Bay, CA. The weekend event is a customer appreciation gathering, with Four Wheel Camper staff serving hot meals and getting to know it’s customers on a first name basis. Over 68 trucks with campers showed up, giving FWC customers a chance to view a variety of campers and trade stories with fellow campers.

The next Four Wheel Campers customer rally will be held at Ocotillo Wells, in the Anza Borrego Desert from October 19th to 21st. FWC will be providing camping space, most meals and off road courses. Attendance is expected to surpass 100 FWC truck-campers and 200 people.

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Four Wheel Campers

Inside view of the bed and seating/dining area of the Woolrich model. Photo: FWC Campers

Four Wheel Campers

Four Wheel Campers lined up for a customer appreciation rally held in April of this year near Bodega Bay, California. Photo: Dan Welty

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Getting set up for the rally near Bodega Bay. Photo courtesy Four Wheel Campers

Four Wheel Campers

Home Sweet On the Road Home. Photo courtesy Four Wheel Campers








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