December 06, 2023 2 min read

Hower Built specializes in custom fabricated Pop top campers made with a high attention to detail and exacting craftsmanship to bring your dream camper to life. Fancy enough, the HEST Dually, pillows and comforter fit perfect in this rig built by Hower Builtowners, Colin and Chelsi. 

Photos by Austin White @austingwhite

Your Name: Colin & Chelsi Hower from Hower Built 

Location: Durango, Co 

Make & Model: 2014 Toyota Tacoma with custom Hower Built Camper

Critical dimensions for your bed platform: 54”x78”

HEST products: HEST Dually Long + Comforter

Is this your daily driver or getaway car?


What do you like most about your rig? 

The pass through combining the camper to our Tacoma makes for ease of combing the two small spaces. The HEST sleeping combo dually, comforter and pillows makes for a better sleep in the camper then at home!

On your average weekend adventure, what is the gear set up you bring with you? How did you navigate gear storage needs into your rig set up?

How did you navigate gear storage needs into your rig set up? Summertime we typically haul our dirt bikes and come winter we swap out for the snowmobile. We integrated storage in our trailer so our camper is just for camping/day to day use and the gear goes on the back of our custom trailer.

Any custom details? 

Being able to leave the HEST dually, comforter and pillows in bed so when we pop up beds ready no set up time!

Coolest place you’ve taken your rig to?

SW Colorado is a pretty rad home base but Southern Utah escapes are some of our favorite!

Any projects in the pipeline to get your rig even more adventure ready? 

Eventually a modular truck bed

Biggest challenge in your build out?

Comfortably fitting 2 people and 3 midsize dogs in a 5’ truck bed with all our necessities.

Tips for others looking to do the same to their vehicle?

Build it slowly and find what you truly need vs want.

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