GMC has revealed how the company’s trucks and SUVs can be easily transformed into a tough little home perfect for an outdoor adventure.
The legendary automaker shared some of the possibilities in its latest gift guide.
The document recommends everything from cool boxes to a full-fledged tent that can be set up on the roof of a truck.
Reliable shelter is one of the most important things to plan for when spending a night outdoors.
GMC recommends getting a tent that fits on a truck from Freespirit Recreation.
They make 55-inch and 80-inch versions of the High County Series shelters, which are available on the company’s website for $2,395 and $3,495, respectively.
The larger model can accommodate up to five people, while the smaller model can accommodate up to three people.
Both tents are equipped with a ladder that allows drivers to climb up and enjoy stunning 360 degree views from the roof of their vehicle.
But even the smaller tent requires the installation of roof rack cross rails or a pickup bed support.
The rails for some vehicles can be purchased for $255 from GMC’s website, while the bed support is as low as $660, depending on the model.
Another necessity for campers is to keep food fresh.
For this reason, GMC recommends purchasing a Dometic brand electric cooler to keep perishable food fresh.
The CFX3 55IM model, which retails for $1,079 on the manufacturer’s website, can store up to 53 liters of food and has a built-in ice maker.
It can be plugged into an outlet in the vehicle or powered by a solar panel.
Outfitting a truck for an outdoor adventure is not a cheap process, but it is cheaper than buying an entire RV.
According to Optimum RV, new models cost around $15,000 in some parts of the country.
But buying the 80-inch tent, a cheap bedstead and the cooler would cost about a third of that.
Pickup trucks and SUVs from manufacturers like GMC also tend to be better off-road vehicles than a standard RV.
This would allow campers to travel to more remote, unspoiled destinations.