Since the early 1950’s Alaskan Camper has been building the only hard-sided, telescopic truck camper. The original idea was to give campers the comforts of home, protection from the elements and a low-profile for a safer, more comfortable driving experience along with better gas mileage. The early Alaskan Campers were raised with a manual hydraulic hand pump. In the late 1980’s a pushbutton electric pump replaced the manual version. Alaskan Truck Camper has set the bar for quality in the industry for the last 60+ years. We never sacrifice quality to save money or compromise on the quality of materials or workmanship. Truck camping is a great way to travel and with the Alaskan Truck Camper you can get off the highway and access remote spots.
Though there are many soft-sided pop up truck campers on the market, we feel the advantages of our hard-sided telescopic Alaskan Camper will make any camper proud to own the original.
The hands-down winner in a very crowded field, this rig, featuring a 2019 Alaskan 8.5 Cabover, consistently drew “oohhs and aahhs” from the 23,000 who attended this year’s show. Unlike the traditional pop-up truck camper, which has canvas sides, the patented pop-top on an Alaskan features a “solid wall” design with a hydraulic mechanism that raises and lowers the entire top of the camper. Inside this four-season camper you’ll find a plush leather dinette, a beautiful wood-paneled ceiling, and high-end maple cabinets throughout. You’ll also find a generous amount of overhead storage and counter top space inside the camper.
by Gordon White of truckcampermaganize.com
The Alaskan Camper feature rig for Overland Expo West presents an economical and highly versatile solution for a flatbed truck and a traditional camper design. Box it up.
Like SEMA, Overland Expo is often dominated by cost-no-object builds. While these rigs – like the SEMA vehicles – are often spectacular and entertaining, they are hardly cost-effective for the majority of off-road and overland enthusiasts.
This is why we are quite enthused about what Alaskan Campers is bringing to Overland Expo West this year. Rather than focus on impressing the casual observer with another wallet-busting build, the Winlock, Washington company is presenting something far more practical.
In a nutshell; utilizing a standard (non-flatbed) Alaskan Camper with a locally-sourced modular aluminum flatbed and custom aluminum box system. The twist? Maximum versatility and storage at a (comparatively) affordable price.
Now, to be clear, nobody should say that a $10,000 modular flatbed system is inexpensive. Nor should we make light of the fact that Alaskan’s feature rig would be somewhere north of $90,000 with all the showcased trimmings. That’s not lunch money.
Then again, some of the Overland Expo set-ups will tip the scales at well over $200,000. Some will brag about their vehicles costing a half-million, or more. And the funniest part? Those mega-buck monstrosities often can’t go where this Alaskan rig can go. Read full story here >>