3 Chevy Colorado Campers, GMC Canyon Camper Options

The Chevy Colorado, and it’s close cousin the GMC Canyon are handsome little trucks, with model years running 2003-Present. There are 2 generations, the first running from 2003-2012 and the 2nd from 2012-present day. Payload capacity ranges from 1,370 to 1,581 lbs. Maybe you’ve been looking for a Chevy Colorado camper or one for your GMC Canyon?  Here’s 3 campers designed to fit it:

Northstar Pop-Up Campers

chevy colorado northstar camper

Northstar makes 4 models of cab-over, pop-up campers that fit Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks:

  • MC600 – Base weight: 1198 lbs. A 6’3″ floor length fits both long and short bed trucks. Interior height is 6’4″ when opened.
  • 600SS – Base weight: 1258 lbs. Sidewall height is 5.5″ taller than the MC600 Camper. A 6’3″ floor length. Interior height is 6’11” open.
  • TC700 – Base weight 1311 lbs. For long beds only, the floor length is 7 feet.  Interior height of 6’4″ when opened.
  • 700SS – Base weight: 1371 lbs. For long beds only. Sidewall height is 5.5″ taller than the TC700.  A 7′ floor length and interior height of 6’11” when open.

Four Wheel Pop-Up Campers

chevy colorado gmc canyon camper

Four Wheel Campers makes a couple different camper models that are a cab-over design, which fit the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. For 5 foot Colorado/Canyon truck beds, Four Wheel Campers offers the Swift Model that requires bolt down installation.

  • Base Weight: 795 lbs.
  • Sleeps 3 adults
  • Low Profile: Thickness of cabover is only 8 inches, reducing wind drag
  • Interior Height: 6 feet, 4 inches when top is popped up
  • Framing: Aluminum
  • Siding: Aluminum (fiberglass available)
  • Freshwater Capacity: 20 gallons
  • For 5 Foot Beds

For a Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon with a 6 foot bed, the Fleet Model is available. With a base weight of only 845 lbs, Four Wheel’s Fleet pop-up camper easily comes within the payload capacity of the Colorado/Canyon.  The Fleet camper specs include:

  • Base Weight: 845 lbs.
  • Sleeps 3 adults
  • Low Profile: Thickness of cabover is only 8 inches, reducing wind drag
  • Interior Height: 6 feet, 4 inches when the top is opened up
  • Framing: Aluminum
  • Siding: Aluminum (fiberglass available)
  • Freshwater Capacity: 20 gallons
  • For 6 foot Beds

Phoenix Pop-Up Slide-In Camper

chevy colorado phoenix camper gmc canyon

Phoenix Pop-up Campers build each of it’s campers to order. While no base weight is mentioned, these are lightweight campers with welded aluminum cage framing, a molded cab-over top and fiberglass siding.  Tons of standard features are included and all the options imaginable including custom fabric and countertops.


Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon Camper Suspension Upgrades

If you’re thinking about purchasing a camper for your Colorado/Canyon, It may be a good idea to upgrade the suspension to accomodate the weight load. Some of the options available include helper and overload springs, or air springs (airbags). Here’s links to some suspension upgrade products specific to Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyons:

Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon Helper Springs – Medium Duty rated up to 1,500 lbs.

Colorado/Canyon Air Helper Springs

Maximize your Colorado/Canyon safe load carrying capacity, stability for a camper and improve overall ride quality. These air helper springs are campabile of 3,200-5,000 lbs. of load-leveling capacity. Firestone 2384 Ride-Rite Kit for 2004-2012 Colorado/Canyon 4WD & 2WD

Colorado/Canyon Suspension Stabilizers

Helps improve handling characteristics of your Colorado/Canyon/S10 when loaded with a camper. Keeps your springs actively under load. Significantly reduces side to side sway and body roll. Torklift A7311 StableLoad Suspension Stabilizer

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2 Comments on "3 Chevy Colorado Campers, GMC Canyon Camper Options"

  1. Sergio menegassi | June 12, 2018 at 6:59 am | Reply

    Have a 2011 canyon with v8 looking for a camper for it.or a pop up.

  2. I’m looking for a pop up to fit a 2017 Canyon, long bed , recommendations?

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