My first experience truck camping was way back in 1982, when I took a Dodge D-50 (Mitsubishi) on a six week road trip with a friend from high school.
D-50 Camping

Again, this was more tent camping than truck camping. Back in the good old days when sleeping on the cold, uneven ground was still acceptible.
D-50 Camping

Back in Toledo, the D-50 was rear ended twice in a six month period. After fixing it the first time, I took the insurance check the second time and traded it away for a 1979 Toyota Corolla I called Gandalf (the Gray). In 1984 I moved to Boulder in this little car, and later traded it in for Bart.