How do you store your truck camper over the winter?

Whether you’ve had your truck camper in storage all winter or are getting ready to store it after boondocking in the snow – it’s essential to make sure your truck camper has proper support for storage throughout the year. Without proper support, it could cause stress on the truck camper frame and also cause major structural damage. Knowing that you need some type of support during storage – you’ll want to learn what your options are.


DIY camper storage

DIY Storage can be good, but since it's not tested for high-capacity - will it stand up to winter weather?

Safety is something you don’t want to compromise especially when it comes to yours and your family. When you are done with your camping adventuresand ready to store your truck camper for a time, you should prepare to have your camper experience different kinds of weather that could make it sway and unstable while in storage. The instability that comes from normal usage like walking from the bedroom to the bathroom can also affect your stability.  While there are plenty of DIY options available, you want to rely on something that is incredibly strong and stable that doesn’t have the potential of collapsing underneath your truck camper after a gust of wind. Without proper support, you risk sustaining jack or frame damage and also increase the possibility of tipping the truck camper over. While your camper is in long-term storage, it’s just sitting and settling. Over time the floor can begin to dip inward due to the weight and age of the camper.


The only way to ensure both the integrity of your truck camper and your safety is by using the proper structural support – the Camper Packer storage stands.

The Camper Packer is tested to withstand 6,000 pound capacity per pair!


What is the Camper Packer?

The Camper Packer maintains your truck camper’s structure by eliminating frame damage and jack twisting. The twist and pressure on jacks could cause you hundreds of dollars in repair damages instead of fun things like new accessories or items for your next trip. When you distribute the weight amongst this sawhorse style structure, it minimizes sway and lifts the weight off the four corners, thus reducing the stress on the frame and saving you money so you can spend it on those fun items instead!


The Camper Packer is the industry’s only structural truck camper support base and solution for maintaining camper structure during long-term storage. Unlike the standard hardware store sawhorse stands, it’s made of 50-inches side-to-side of special treated lumber to endure harsh weather and folds up for compact storage when not in use. These truck camper storage stands are the best option since they can handle twelve times the weight capacity of the typical sawhorses at 6,000 pounds per pair. By lowering your truck camper onto the Camper Packer you’ll achieve stable support.


If you already have lumber that you’d prefer to use that’s pre-treated to withstand all kinds of weather – the Camper Packer is also available with just brackets and hardware (without lumber).


The Camper Packer is made in the USA and comes with a five-year warranty. For questions or more information regarding the Camper Packer, contact us today or visit our Torklift truck camper storage stands page to learn more.


The Camper Packer is ready for storage!




Torklift Central
315 Central Ave N. Kent, WA 98032
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Written by Shyann Guerra:
Being in an environment in which I can problem solve is where I flourish. Every answer to a problem leads me to a new concept to understand or a lesson to learn. When I'm not solving problems I enjoy camping and going to festivals with my family - from the local city center festivals to the mountains of Wenatchee at the Winter Grass, blue grass music festival. Experiencing culture is where my heart is content.