by Peter Paviowich
The Half Shell is a new non-cabover design for Casual Turtle Campers. Meant to be even lower profile and lighter weight than the original CTC design, this model can be outfitted any way you like – from a simple shell to fit the smallest pickups to full-size, fully-furnished campers with finished interiors. Its signature domed roof gives headroom where needed and creates a comfortable space, especially for its size. The Half Shell design is full of potential for simple, lightweight truck campers intended for those not interested in what is available at the RV dealer.
This particular build was designed to best fit a Ford Ranger or first generation Toyota Tacoma sized truck, though it will fit some others. The utilitarian, minimalist interior features a three-piece, removable, queen size bed platform (shown with a full size mattress). When not in use as a camper/sleeper, this Half Shell can be used as a dry, secure, and very capable cargo hauler. Its upper door is 50″ wide, accommodating panel products and sheet-goods. All connections to the truck bed take place within the bed rails, resulting in a clean installation.
Somewhere between a traditional topper and a small truck camper, this Half Shell is for the adventurous lot.
- Ultimate dimensions: 7’2″ long, 5’7″ wide, 40.5″ wide at base
- 455 lbs
- 25 cubic feet of storage below bed
- Three opening windows
- Reasonable delivery options available.
For more pictures and info, check out http://casualturtlecampers.com/new-model-the-half-shell/
Please email Peter at email@example.com to discuss this particular camper or something similar/different for your truck. We are currently taking orders.