Before you buy a Toyota Tacoma camper shell, you should know what your truck’s maximum weight limit is. It is important to choose the right wheels, tires, and suspension, and you should also make sure that the tow vehicle will be able to tow a camper. You can get Hellwig air springs or a special suspension mod to help with towing.
Most camper shells are available in cab high or cab low versions. The cab high model extends to the roofline of the cab and provides a smooth look to the back of the truck. Generally, these types are made of light material, and the less expensive ones have a metal frame. When it comes to size, the Toyota Tacoma camper shell is the most affordable option.
If you are interested in an off-road camping experience, the full-size Tacoma camper shell is probably your best option. These are more bulky and tall but are also more convenient. Some of these shells have windows, and some of them even open. If you’re looking for a utility-oriented shell, then you might want to go for a soft-shell version.
The Bestop V2 Platform Camper features a zip-up side panel, which improves the accessibility of gear and reduces the overall weight of the truck. The GFC V2 Platform Camper is an easy to install pop-up camper for a Tacoma. It can be installed on the first, second, or third-gen Tacomas with five-foot beds. This type of tent also features an anodized aluminum frame and comes with a mattress and a frame. Depending on your preferences, the tent may have a sink and shelves.
The LEER 100R camper shell is the most expensive of all the Tacoma camper shells. The base model costs $1800, and a fully-equipped LEER 100R shell costs $3500. However, you can get a fully outfitted camper shell for $3500, or more. You can also customize the interior and exterior with optional features, such as a roof rack.
The Project M is the most affordable option. This Tacoma-specific truck topper attaches to the bed rails, and weighs from thirty-two to four65 pounds. It has 13-inch-wide shelves on both sides, an insulated roof, and sidewalls. The toppers can accommodate air mattresses, which fit comfortably in a Tacoma topper. Most air mattresses are compatible with external air pumps.
The installation of a shell camper varies from one brand to another. Some shell campers are bolted on to the truck bed, while others are clamped on. These are the most secure shells, but they will cost you more money in the long run. You can choose between different types of toppers for your Tacoma, but make sure you check the specs and features before you buy.