Trucks Loki Basecamp: The Ultimate Adventure PodUse it as a standalone unit in the field or on a pickup truck to morph any space into a mobile shelter, work studio, or off-the-grid hideout.
- Words Zack Zeigler
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Loki, the Quebec City-based manufacturer of truck top campers, has been around for nearly two decades. What the outfit has been cranking out the past few years, however, has helped launch them into the mainstream minds of outdoor enthusiasts.
Their all-season composite truck campers are designed for off-grid and year-round use. In other words, cabin fever shouldn’t be an issue for those who own either model: the smaller Icarus or the larger Falcon. In fact, whether you use it for travel or adventure, a mobile office, or a nomadic lifestyle — it’s ready to roll.
For a Loki Basecamp, you start with a $5,000 deposit with an end price of $69,000 for the Icarus Series or $135,000 for the Falcon Series. How do you justify the cost? Their position is that their products are a long-term investment. Since the units are independent of the vehicle, you aren’t forced to replace everything when the miles pile up on your truck.
In fact, the idea was to make the Loki easy to transfer from OEM trucks — Ford F Series, RAM Trucks, GMC Sierra, Chevy Silverado — to the field. The modular configurations also add a more personal touch. Whether it’s the roof racks or how to use the tile arm, storage or shower — there’s no wrong way to make it work for you.
Each Loki Basecamp features onboard heating, AC, four-season insulation featuring double-density synthetic composite material ”solar power (up to 360 watts), up to 600 AH battery bank, and water reservoirs — honestly, there’s just too much to list.
But the tech is something we have to touch on. The smart power system places control of the lighting, water pump, computer screens, water levels, temp, and energy use at your finger tips via your smartphone or control panel.
Of course, vehicle conversion estimates will vary wildly depending on what features you’re going with, but a common starting figure is in the $30,000 range.