About Us

We love the truck as a platform and were tired of subpar RV-type camping equipment. We decided to start Skinny Guy Campers to change that. Our products are designed and built to last.

How it all started

Skinny Guy Campers was born from a spark of inspiration during a 2019 hunting trip in the wilds of New Zealand. Co-founders Jason Bontrager, a seasoned veteran of the RV industry, and Donavon Frederickson, a masterful diesel mechanic with a rich RV dealership heritage, combined their expertise and passion for adventure to create something extraordinary: an overland truck camper designed for any truck, garage, or trail.

Jason’s roots trace back to his family’s RV manufacturing company in Indiana, where he grew up immersed in the world of recreational vehicles. Meanwhile, Donavon, working in his family’s RV dealership in Montana, mastered the intricacies of diesel mechanics. On that fateful trip, their mutual frustration with the quality issues plaguing modern RVs ignited a revolutionary idea for a superior small truck accessory.

In 2019, Donavon built the first prototype in his barn, a testament to innovation and craftsmanship. Jason visited later that year and was captivated by the camper’s ingenious design. By 2020, the camper made its way to Indiana, where Jason assembled a dedicated team to bring their groundbreaking product to life.

Whether it’s a spontaneous backyard campout with your kids or an epic journey across continents, Skinny Guy Campers are engineered to turn any adventure into an unforgettable experience. Join us and discover a new frontier of exploration and comfort.

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