Four Wheel Pop-Up Truck Camper

We’ve bought and sold many travel trailers over the years but our Four Wheel Camper has always been a mainstay. It’s never come off of our truck in the 12 years we’ve owned it and has provided us with many unforgettable adventures. To this day we believe it’s the best money we’ve ever spent.

Our Camping Utility Trailer


2024 Update:  This trailer has proved to be wildly useful in more ways than one.  It now serves as a way to haul water when we’re parked on our property and has been the perfect accessory to our Four Wheel Camper during our winter-long trips to Baja, Mexico. ___________ A little over a year ago we purchase this sweet little homemade trailer that we found on Craigslist in Arizona.  While our...

Mods & Additions to our Four Wheel Camper

pop-up truck camper mod

Last year I wrote a post titled “Our Truck Camper Setup” and talked about what our Four Wheel Camper included stock from the factory, what upgrades we ordered at the time of purchase and what we’ve added since then.  I’d love to expand on what we’ve added and why.  Here’s a list of all our truck camper mods and additions, in no particular order… 1. ARB...

How we spent 9 spontaneous days in Southern Utah


Originally we planned to travel through Nevada and central California for the month of March. Instead we caught a nasty case of the flu that laid us out for a solid three weeks. Come the 23rd, we were just barely feeling well enough to get the heck out of dodge and had 10 days left to enjoy before needing to be back in CO. With no plans but a heavy craving to go camping, we packed up, got in the...

35 days of truck camping in the Southwest


Last week we returned from a phenomenal five week camping trip to the Southwest.  It felt great to be back out on the road indulging our wandering spirits.  We split our time between campgrounds and boondocking sites in Utah, Nevada and Arizona, returning to some favorite spots as well as discovering new places we can’t wait to return to.  The constant motion of life on the...

Four perfect days on Lake Mohave


We had one week to spend in the Lake Mohave area and our intentions were to travel all the way around the lake, hitting up four or five different camp sites along the way.  All that went out the window when we arrived at our first stop at the end of Cottonwood Road outside Kingman, AZ.  At first we weren’t sure which spot to choose of the many beautiful and available sites until we found...

Discovering my truck camping roots


I was 17 years old when my grandfather passed away in 1998.  Some of my fondest memories are of the delectable waffle breakfasts he would craft every Christmas and the times he would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I always enthusiastically answered “a photographer”.  He had a great love of photography himself and the kid in me today would be giddy at the opportunity to...

Some of our favorite items for Truck Camper camping


A few weeks ago, while camping at Lake Mohave, I was looking around camp and noticed all the items we’ve thoughtfully accumulated over the last couple of years that are fun, efficient and space-saving.  All of which contribute to a great overall camping experience.  Truck camper travel teaches you just that, to be extremely thoughtful about each and every item you take along with you...

Adding a moveable solar panel to our truck camper


When we purchased our FWC truck camper we included a 85 watt solar panel and two auxiliary batteries with our purchase.  The purchase proved to be a good one as we primarily camp in remote places with no access to hookups of any kind.  Running our refrigerator, the furnace and charging electronics had been no problem with the solar panel.  That was true until our first winter.  With the sun...

Our truck camper setup


In June 2012 we purchased our new Four Wheel Camper Hawk Shell Model.  After countless hours researching the perfect off-road camping rig, we couldn’t be happier with our choice.  Here’s a look at what options we included, what we’ve added since the purchase and some photos of our setup. Standard features included in the Four Wheel Camper Shell Model: All aluminum flex-frame...

Why Four Wheel Camper is the perfect truck camper for us


      This post is a follow-up to last week’s “Of the many ways to camp, why we chose a truck camper”. After all the research that went in to deciding on a truck camper vs. a trailer, camper van, etc.,  we thought we had made some progress when really we had a long way to go.  Okay, so we want a truck camper, now we need to decide on a truck and a camper. We wanted to get a rig...


We’re Mark & Michele, modern-day nomads perfecting the art of slow, full-time travel.  Our tiny home on wheels and slow-paced travel style allows us to minimize our expenses while maximizing our freedom.  May our unconventional way of life inspire you to design a life that you love.


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