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The Wedgetail – An Amazing Popup Truck Camper Design From Australia

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The Wedgetail – An Amazing Popup Truck Camper Design From Australia

The Wedgetail Truck Camper from Australia is officially the coolest design ever!

At least as far as I’m concerned.  🙂

I previously wrote about the Four Wheel Truck Camper style — the one whose different-sized models are named after birds (ex. Hawk, Eagle, Raven, Finch, etc.) — which is still my favorite truck camper design for my own DIY purposes<.

Four Wheel Camper

Classic & Still Favorite

I still love the classic “Four Wheel Camper” (4WC) design because it’s compact and aerodynamic — less than a foot taller than your truck while driving — but camps at full height, thanks to a simple pop-up roof design and cabover. In it’s most extreme design, created and sold by Phoenix Campers in its PULSE SC (self-contained) series, all of the appliances, including a toilet/shower, fit neatly into the bed of the truck. It’s really quite a feat of creative engineering.

But here comes the Wedgetail!

The Wedgetail incorporates many of the great features I love about the 4WC, yet it’s a completely different concept than anything else we’ve seen. Here are some of the notable features:

  • The top flips open like a lid, creating a double-duty bed-platform & extended awning
  • Flipping the top opens a full-height house-shaped tent, extending 12 feet overhead at the peak.
  • The rear wall flips down creating another raised platform — extending the floor area another 20 sq. ft. or so, that serves as a tent-covered entrance stoop, and bathroom/shower.
  • All this extra space allows the “normal” floor space within the truck bed to be available as a nice-sized kitchen and dining area.
  • The under-canopy area doubles as an outdoor kitchen — the kitchen cabinets are accessible both from the inside and outside.
  • Tons of other nifty features.

Awesome design, right?

But of course, this website is about BUILDING a truck camper… So naturally I want to know if it’s possible for a Do-It-Yourselfer like myself (and presumably YOU, since you’re reading this) to build a Wedgetail style truck camper. Continue reading to hear my thoughts on this (and watch a video of the Wedgetail in action!)

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