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Hawk UTE Flatbed: Finding the perfect rig (The Adventure Portal)

Hawk UTE Flatbed: Finding the perfect rig (The Adventure Portal)

For better or worse, I’ve gotten soft. I turned 50 last year and though I still ride my mountain bike like a 20 year old, albeit one with a gut and less hair, I’ve come to appreciate that enjoying the great outdoors doesn’t have to involve some level of suffering. As a young backpacker I tossed an emergency blanket on the ground, on top of which went my sleeping bag with nothing else between me and nature. I eventually graduated to a sleeping pad, inside a tent. Ten years later, at 30, I bought a Tacoma, installed a shell on the bed and built a plywood platform with gear storage below and an egg crate mattress topper on top. Oh, the luxury! A few years, one wife, and a kid later, we had a rooftop tent on top of an FJ Cruiser with a thick mattress and enough room to sit up and read at night. The we accidentally bought a motorhome in 2017 and traveled as tourists for a couple of years, until the realization hit that motorhomes are for…other people. It did however, have a heater and a kitchen, a place to sit and eat in bad weather and a comfortable bed. Even electricity to power all the gadgets. If only something existed that offered these amenities and the ability to drive off-road?

I had been familiar with Four Wheel Campers for a number of years and felt like one of their pop-up campers might offer the right combination of luxury and capability, when paired with the right truck. My wife, Melissa, wasn’t so sure. Luckily, I’m stubborn! We visited a dealer where we were able to step inside a camper to get a better feel for the size, layout and features. Eventually Melissa agreed we could…

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Our factory locations in California will be closed for a 3-day weekend May 28th – 30th (In observance of the Memorial Day Weekend).



Get ready for another exciting show season. We’ll be “popping up” at different events all over the West Coast this Spring with our campers on display for you to see up close & in person. Check out our “SHOW DATES” page for dates and locations.




We are now completely moved into our new factory. Our new factory & camper showroom address is . . . Four Wheel Campers, 1400 Churchill Downs Avenue, Suite A, Woodland, CA 95776. We invite you to come see our new digs!


This has been our busiest year in the history of our company (50 years). New camper orders are out pacing our production capabilities. Unfortunately this has resulted in historically long lead times. We encourage you to connect with your nearest dealer so that you can discover what their order schedule looks like, and when possibly to place your new camper order to meet your 2022/2023 trip needs.


Here’s to your future trips and adventures, and thank you for considering us to ride along with you!


Team Four Wheel Campers