Here are some of the most common questions we are asked. If you do not see your question, please give us a call at 800-446-1003 and we will be happy to answer any question you may have.
• The Cougar and/or Puma camper will fit all full size trucks with an 8' bed, such as:
Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge and Toyota Tundra.
• The Panther and/or Ocelot camper will fit all full size trucks with a 6' bed, such as: Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan trucks.
• The Bobcat camper will fit all small size trucks with a 6' bed, such as: Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Dodge Dakota, Chevrolet S-10 and Nissan small trucks.
Yes you can. Leave the tailgate on the truck and the camper will come out to the end of the tailgate. Here is a page with customer photos that show long bed campers on short bed trucks.
Your tailgate will not close with a camper on the truck. The only time that we ask that you leave the tailgate on the truck is if you are going to put a long bed camper on a short bed truck as in the examples in the previous question. We ask that you remove the tailgate for all other applications. If you were to leave the tailgate on the truck it becomes a hazard getting in and out of the camper, especially in the mornings when there might be dew on the tailgate.
If you have a plastic slip in bed liner, it will need to be removed before you pick up your camper. The slip in liners will not allow the camper to fit properly in the truck bed. Spray-in liners, such as Rhino Liner, do not need to be removed.
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If you would like to see a camper in your area, give us a call and we'll see if a customer in your area would be willing to show you their camper. This is a good way for you to see a camper and talk to someone who actually uses it.
You are buying direct from the factory. You will find that you are not dealing with a typical RV-type dealer. There are no high pressure sales or other games. We will answer your questions and see if our camper will fit your style of camping. In turn, we do not negotiate our prices. We have never had a customer complain about our sales method.
Yes we can. We currently charge $1.00 a mile one way to you. As an example, if you live in Montana, multiply the mileage from Sacramento to your town by $1.00. If you live 200 miles from Sacramento, the charge to deliver the camper would be $200.00. We deliver to Verdi (Boomtown), NV for $150.
We can do some custom work, but still have to maintain certain regulations. Let us know what you have in mind and we will be happy to tell you if it is possible.
The roof is designed to hold 1000 pounds of snow weight in the up position. In the down position, you can put just about anything you want on it. However, one thing to keep in mind is that anything that you put on the roof will probably have to be taken down before the roof can be raised.
Chances are that you will not be able to fit the truck and camper in the garage. Most garage doors are 7' high and the top of the camper on most trucks is just over 7'. If you have a true 8' garage door opening, then you will be able to fit the truck and camper in the garage as long as the gargage door opener is not in the way.
Yes we do. Every model camper that we make also has an empty shell version. Our price list also shows options you may add to a shell model of camper.
The cold weather pack is an extra layer of insulation that you can put up inside the camper. It simply attaches into place on the inside of the camper along the soft portion of the pop up with Velcro. This creates a one-inch dead air space all the way around the inside of the camper. The heater only has to work about half as much with it in place in cold weather, and we have discovered that it also works well in the summer to keep the camper a little cooler. Here is a great review of the Cold Weather Pack.
Due to insurance regulations and safety issues, we will not allow a customer to install the camper themselves. We hope that you can understand our position on this.
The stock tie-downs in your truck bed are not strong enough to hold the camper in place over the long run. We have seen some customers try this with used campers purchased elsewhere, and have see that the stock tie-downs prove to be unable to hold the camper over time.
We are proud of the fact that warranty issues rarely come up. However, if there is an issue and you live too far away from us to fix the camper for you, we will be happy to have you take it to a local RV dealer and pay for the repair.
When you purchase a new camper, we go over the care and use of the camper with you.
If you purchased a used one, these tips were probably not passed on to you.
• The pop-up section of the camper is the one part that takes some care. If you do the following, it will last as long as the camper does. When you have the camper stored, pop it up at least once a month and let it air out. Every six months, wash the outside with simple soap and water and then treat it with 303 Aerospace Protectant. 303 also makes a great cleaner. DO NOT USE Armor All on anything. This will destroy the liner over time. Follow these steps and your liner will stay in great shape over the years for you.
• When you bring the roof down, always push in the corners of the liner from the side of the camper. It may look like the corners are in, but if you don't get into the habit of pushing them in, they tend to fold in a way that lets them rub on the edge just a little, which will create small holes in the liner. If this happens, or has already happened, give us a call. We can send you patch material to fix the problem before it becomes a replacement issue.
• When you close the clamps that hold the roof down, you should start to feel the tension of the clamp at the half way point of closing. With all the clamps closed and in place, you should be able to pull on the roof at each clamp and have a slight movement of about an 1/8” or so. If you over tighten the clamps you can actually bend the roof.
• When you put the turnbuckles on that hold the camper on your truck, hand tighten them and then put a stubby screw driver in them and turn them an additional half to full turn and stop. DO NOT over tighten the turnbuckles. This should hold them in place just fine. Check them in about 300 or 400 miles and see if they have loosened up at all. As the camper settles into place the turnbuckles will stay tight.
• If you have purchased a used camper, give us a call and we will be happy to go over the tips for the using and keeping your camper in shape. Even if you have purchased another brand of camper, we are still happy to help out. A few minutes of instruction for the care of your camper will save a lot of headaches and money down the road.
We make a luggage and boat rack that you can add to the roof. We can also install Yakima tracks on the roof for you. You can carry just about anything on the roof in the down position. Just keep in mind that you will probably have to unload what ever you put on the roof to raise it.
Panther Camper on a 2006 Shortbed
Cougar Camper on a 2007 Chevrolet 2500
Bobcat Shell Camper on a 2007 Toyota Tacoma Standard Cab Shortbed.
Cougar Camper on a 2005 Dodge Extra Cab
Bobcat Camper on a 2006 Nissan Frontier Quad Cab 4-door Shortbed.
Panther Camper on a 97 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Shortbed.
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