Did You Know $20,000 Can Get You a Camper for Your Own Personal Expedition?

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Sure, not everybody can afford a giant expedition vehicle coming in at over 50k. Because us mortals don’t always have as much as the gods, we are continually striving to become god-like, by any means necessary.
With that we introduce the Hawk from Four Wheel Campers. She's’ not an expedition vehicle so don’t start thinking she’s going to be traveling across Dakar. What you're actually looking at is basically any suitable truck for the Hawk on the back. That’s right! The Hawk is only the slide-in camper you see on the rear of the trucks.

But why should this be a big deal? Because it’s basically a vacation home for under a $15,000 starting price on the shell models. The full-option plan starts at under 20k and includes more options than we could fit in this article. But we’ll hit all the important stuff.

The floor plan we’ll be discussing is the Roll Over Couch, and it all starts with an aluminum exterior body. Why aluminum? Because it’s lightweight and highly resistant to corrosion. Collapsed, the interior height of the hawk comes in at 59 inches. When extended the height comes in at 6-feet and 6-inches with a width of 80 inches. These dimensions may not seem like much, but take into consideration that inside, 3-4 adults can rest comfortably.

Hawk Slide\-in Camper
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The front of the shell or the overhead on the truck includes a queen size bed. Then there's the roll over couch to include more sleepers. Within the camper we’ll also find a sink with a two-burner stovetop and a fridge. A large storage space behind the couch is also inside, and a little loveseat right next to the sink. However, for this floorplan we see no inside shower. One does exist but for the Front Dinette floorplan, which requires a bit more cash.

The interior is completed using wood in the construction as to offer as less of a weight as possible while also retaining a certain level of luxury, while the countertops are completed with Formica. And let’s not forget about the three-piece dining table. This component of the camper can be removed to allow for more interior space. The walls are covered in vinyl side liners help make cleaning easy in case of a messy ride.

Lighting is provided by LED lighting on both the interior and exterior of the camper. 12-volt outlets and a camper battery system run all appliances you may have or use while on a trip. In case anything goes wrong, there is pre-installed wiring able to be connected to solar panels.

Hawk Slide\-in Camper
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Now it may seem like very little, and it may be so, but the camper has only a 20-gallon (75 l) water supply, so use it wisely.

As I mentioned quite a few times, these may be only some of the options available. But if you’re probably a curious bunch, like myself, then I'll throw in a few other options just so you can get an idea. An 8-foot side awning can be selected, a Yakima roof rack system, a roof-mounted solar panel, rear LED flood lights, an interior shower, and exterior too. Even a king size bed is an option. This latter option being suitable for all floorplans for the hawk.

However, with all these and more perks, these campers will keep you well under 50k, so check them out and see what might be in plan for next year's vacation.
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About the author: Cristian Curmei
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A bit of a nomad at heart (being born in Europe and raised in several places in the USA), Cristian is enamored with travel trailers, campers and bikes. He also tests and writes about urban means of transportation like scooters, mopeds and e-bikes (when he's not busy hosting our video stories and guides).
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