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Her Third Truck Camper & Four Years on the Road


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Rachel loved backpacking internationally with her sister and eventually moved to Brazil where she fell in love and got married. The relationship ended suddenly, leaving her to build a new life with her dog. For a year, she lived out of her car but eventually upgraded to her current truck.

Her first inexpensive truck camper got destroyed in a storm in Mexico, and her upgrade from that was good for another 3 months, but this Back Country truck camper from OEV was her dream camper — and she’s loving it! It easily pops up with the aid of gas struts and provides her with a full-sized bed, a comfortable workspace for her marketing and content-creating gigs, and a compact kitchen that lets her stay off the grid for a week or two at a time. What do you think?

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This OEV Pop-Up Truck Camper Takes Her Anywhere

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The roof pops up and gives her a comfortable bedroom with a view.

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View going into the camper. Her truma chest fridge is on the left.

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She swears by her Air Fryer, which is easily run by her solar setup.

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Highlights:

  • Rachel’s first interest in nomadic life came when she went backpacking with her sister internationally. She loved living simply and seeing amazing things!
  • Eventually, her travels took her to Brazil, where her family was originally from. She ended up falling in love there and getting married, but the marriage ended suddenly about 2 years later.
  • She needed to rebuild a life on her own, so she hopped into her car and started living in it, which she did for about a year before upgrading to a truck and truck camper.
  • Two less-expensive truck campers later, she finally splurged on this $55K pop-up Back Country model from OEV. It easily pops up and down on gas struts and gives her the flexibility she needs.
  • Rachel works as a freelance photographer/videographer and also does marketing and content creation to make ends meet.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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