This page is not specific for Canadian sales
but relevant Canadian material is included...
What distinguishes Four Wheel Campers?
- Four Wheel Pop-up Campers are built for trucks that tackle real back-country travel.
- They are constructed with a strong, light-weight, welded aluminium frame and have the lightest unit weight in the truck camper industry.
- With the roof down the profile is lowered, reducing the center of gravity and wind resistance. Imagine not having to deal with top-heavy sway in windy conditions!
- The flexible frame construction allows the camper to move with the twisting motion of the truck-bed.
- The low profile and light weight also keeps the camper weight more directly over the rear axle further reducing driving problems.
- All of these features contribute to fuel economy when travelling.
What size truck do you need for a Four Wheel Camper?
Nearly all domestic and foreign, 2 or 4 wheel drive pick-up trucks will accept these camper units. The only exceptions at this point are the hybrid SUV trucks. The Grandby and Keystone units fit full size pick-ups. The Eagle and Hawk fit short box trucks. The Finch and Raven fit the small box, quad cab units. With their light weight, low profile and balanced characteristics you should be able to find one that is just right for your truck.
Do you offer custom work?
Not really. Four Wheel Campers must submit the designs in blueprint format and these must be approved by numerous state agencies. Any alterations to the original plans must go through the same process. There is a 30+ year history of proven success behind the designs, but if you have something special in mind sometimes small things can be changed to better suit your needs.
How is the camper attached to my truck?
Four small forged eyebolts are placed into the truck bed in front of and behind the wheel wells. The base of the camper is manufactured with eyebolts and interior access ports, allowing the use of four turnbuckles to hold the camper firmly in place. This makes for a very strong installation and a clean look on the outside of the camper (ie. no chains or turn-buckles hanging off the outside of the truck/camper) Please note, some models may require through-bolting onto the truck bed, or the use of external turn buckles.
How do I raise or lower my camper roof?
First undo the six external latches. Then go inside and lift first the rear and then the forward portions of the roof. The patented "Easy Lift" roof system requires a simple push that locks two panels past center vertically to hold the lightweight aluminium roof securely in place. The whole process takes less then one minute in normal circumstances.
How much weight will the roof hold?
The lightweight aluminium roof will hold 1,000 pounds of evenly distributed weight in the raised position (example: snow load of 1000 lbs.). If you plan to carry luggage, coolers, kayaks, canoes, etc. on the roof, we usually recommend keeping the weight to approx. 200 - 300 lbs.
Can I keep my tailgate on with the camper installed?
No, the design does not allow the tailgate to close after the camper is installed. You can leave the tailgate on the truck if you would like, but it will not close when the camper is on and it can make getting in and out awkward.
Do I need heavy-duty or overload springs to carry a FWC Camper?
No. In most cases the extra springs are not needed as the camper units are well within the carrying capacity of most 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton and larger trucks. Many of our customers do have "over-load springs" or "Air Bags" installed. If you think you will require them many types are easily self installed.
Can I put a long bed camper on my short bed truck?
Yes. Many owners purchase a long bed camper and have it installed on a short bed truck by leaving the tailgate on the truck and in the down position. When putting a long bed camper on the short bed 1/2 ton trucks, most of our customers will usually get "over-load springs" or "Air Bags" installed. It is not really the extra weight that requires these, but where you are putting the weight. If there is too much weight behind the rear axle it might cause the truck to squat slightly. It is still possible to tow a trailer with this combination, but having the tailgate down might decrease your turning ability or require you to get a hitch extension so your trailer does not hit your tailgate.
Do I have to remove my plastic bed liner?
Yes. Our unique design of attaching the camper to the inside of the truck bed with eye bolts and turnbuckles creates problems when a plastic bed liner is present. A plastic liner would need to be cut to install the eyebolts and the loading and dismounting of the camper is much more difficult with a liner in place. If a bed liner is a must, we suggest using either a "spray in liner" or a rubber bed mat.
How long does it take to get my camper once I've placed the order?
Typically it takes 6 to 8 weeks from the date you place your order, but production times vary depending on the time of year. The least busy time of the year is winter. Please email for current production schedules. All Canadian orders are freighted to our showroom/warehouse for pickup and this will add further time.
Does the camper work well in cold weather?
Yes and no. With the optional furnace and the Arctic Pack, occupants can be comfortable in below freezing weather but some precautions must be taken if you are thinking about traveling in Canadian winter weather. See photo above (-21°)...
What is the " Arctic Pack" option?
This a custom designed layer of material that is attached to the interior of the pop-up sides in cold weather conditions.
Is there an outside shower option available for these camper units?
Yes. We do offer a built in Hot Water/Outside Shower package on many models.
Does Four Wheel Campers make an empty shell model?
Yes. A shell version is available for all models. With the exception of an interior wall finish these units are empty, allowing you the opportunity to create and build your own interior layout. For more specific information on the shell models please see the shell model page.
Are Canadian units different from the US units?
Yes. All units ordered through Morrissey Industries Ltd. have had factory modifications which meet the harsher weather requirements and different industry standards found in Canada.
The Canadian showroom is located 45 minutes outside Vancouver B.C. As well there are seasonal swowroom/storage yards in Hudsons's Hope, B.C. and Auburn, Ontario. The US showroom/factory is in Woodland, California.
In Canada where can I look at one of your campers?
Morrissey Industries Ltd. is the Canadian distributor and dealer for Four Wheel Campers in Canada. We generally stock a good selection of the most popular models for you to view. The showroom is located in Anmore B.C. - a short drive from downtown Vancouver. (Only open by appointment)
Our staff will answer any questions you may have about camper details, specifications and prices. We will help you identify the benefits of each design - including which will be the most suitable for your vehicle and your own personal needs.
Can I have a camper shipped to me?
Canadian sales - All camper units are freighted to our showroom near Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Customers are welcome to pick them up at the showroom or we can make arrangements for delivery to most areas within Canada for an additional cost.
Can we have a unit delivered and installed at our home?
Yes, for an additional charge. If we are delivering a unit, we can make arrangements for you to take delivery and have the unit installed wherever it is convenient. The Canadian delivery truck is fully equipped to do installations on the road. As long as we have a clear flat area, such as a parking lot or quiet side-street we will be able to do the installation.
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