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Fiftyten's three-piece truck back hauls cargo and camps in the backcountry

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Fiftyten with roof tent on the left and with flat-top box on the right
Fiftyten with roof tent on the left and with flat-top box on the right
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At ISPO, Fiftyten showed a camper truck configuration with slide-out countertop, sink and refrigerator
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At ISPO, Fiftyten showed a camper truck configuration with slide-out countertop, sink and refrigerator
Fiftyten's Box is a versatile building block that buyers can personalize into their own perfect camping/carrying solution
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Fiftyten's Box is a versatile building block that buyers can personalize into their own perfect camping/carrying solution
A look inside the Fiftyten Box
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A look inside the Fiftyten Box
The Rooftop Tent floor lifts out of the way, creating standing room inside the Box
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The Rooftop Tent floor lifts out of the way, creating standing room inside the Box
Fiftyten's Rooftop Tent looks like other roof tents, albeit integrated neatly with the Box instead of just mounted on top of it
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Fiftyten's Rooftop Tent looks like other roof tents, albeit integrated neatly with the Box instead of just mounted on top of it
The Fiftyten Box has left and right hatch access, along with a rear hatch
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The Fiftyten Box has left and right hatch access, along with a rear hatch
The roof of the Rooftop Tent is designed for hauling gear
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The roof of the Rooftop Tent is designed for hauling gear
Fiftyten shows its modular truck back system at ISPO Munich 2018
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Fiftyten shows its modular truck back system at ISPO Munich 2018
Fiftyten won a Brandnew Award and had its truck on show at the Brandnew section of the ISPO Munich show
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Fiftyten won a Brandnew Award and had its truck on show at the Brandnew section of the ISPO Munich show
Thanks to a little gap between booths, we were able to check out the front of the truck
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Thanks to a little gap between booths, we were able to check out the front of the truck
Fiftyten owners can swap the roof-top tent for the standard flat roof and back again, though it will take a little unscrewing and screwing
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Fiftyten owners can swap the roof-top tent for the standard flat roof and back again, though it will take a little unscrewing and screwing
Popping the top on the Fiftyten system
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Popping the top on the Fiftyten system
All opened up
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All opened up
The Box includes two side hatches and a rear hatch, while the Tray has a rear storage drawer and two side compartments
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The Box includes two side hatches and a rear hatch, while the Tray has a rear storage drawer and two side compartments
The Fiftyten will work with a variety of pickup trucks from makers like Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford and Nissan
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The Fiftyten will work with a variety of pickup trucks from makers like Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford and Nissan
Fiftyten with roof tent on the left and with flat-top box on the right
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Fiftyten with roof tent on the left and with flat-top box on the right
The three stages of Fiftyten
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The three stages of Fiftyten
Tray, to full cargo box, to pop-up camper
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Tray, to full cargo box, to pop-up camper
The Fiftyten is a versatile solution for outdoor recreation and camping trips
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The Fiftyten is a versatile solution for outdoor recreation and camping trips
Fiftyten camper outfitted for outdoor cooking
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Fiftyten camper outfitted for outdoor cooking
Taking in the sunset from the Fiftyten camper
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Taking in the sunset from the Fiftyten camper
Enjoying some indoor-style outdoor climbing with Fiftyten
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Enjoying some indoor-style outdoor climbing with Fiftyten
Thanks to its rugged pickup truck base, the Fiftyten can muscle its way to trailheads and campgrounds well off the beaten path
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Thanks to its rugged pickup truck base, the Fiftyten can muscle its way to trailheads and campgrounds well off the beaten path
Off-road in a Fiftyten-backed pickup
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Off-road in a Fiftyten-backed pickup
On the road with a Fiftyten pickup
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On the road with a Fiftyten pickup
Enjoying some brilliant color contrasts of nature
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Enjoying some brilliant color contrasts of nature
On the road with a Fiftyten pickup
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On the road with a Fiftyten pickup
With the set of jacks, the Fiftyten Box can pop off the back, freeing the Tray up for hauling duties
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With the set of jacks, the Fiftyten Box can pop off the back, freeing the Tray up for hauling duties
Plenty of under-bed storage for various gear and tools
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Plenty of under-bed storage for various gear and tools
A closer look at the Tray side storage compartment
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A closer look at the Tray side storage compartment
The Tray can be used for hauling bikes, snowboards, etc.
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The Tray can be used for hauling bikes, snowboards, etc.
The Fiftyten Box is lined with tie-down track for securing furniture, cargo, etc.
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The Fiftyten Box is lined with tie-down track for securing furniture, cargo, etc.
A look inside the empty Fiftyten Box
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A look inside the empty Fiftyten Box
Rooftop Tent bed
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Rooftop Tent bed
Securing things down with the tie-down track
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Securing things down with the tie-down track
Outfitting the Fiftyten Box
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Outfitting the Fiftyten Box
A look at Fiftyten's outdoor kitchen area
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A look at Fiftyten's outdoor kitchen area
Fiftyten founder Stefan Decker poses with his Brandnew Award-winning design
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Fiftyten founder Stefan Decker poses with his Brandnew Award-winning design
Dropping the camper box off and pulling away with just the Tray
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Dropping the camper box off and pulling away with just the Tray
Fiftyten in full gear-hauling mode
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Fiftyten in full gear-hauling mode
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ISPO Brandnew Award winner Fiftyten is bringing a modular expedition camper system to Land Cruisers, Hiluxes, Amaroks and other double-cab pickup trucks. Its three-piece cargo and camping system slides a flat bed, canopy and roof tent atop the truck chassis of your choosing, providing a versatile way of hauling gear and sleeping people, adjusted to each individual adventure. Whether you're setting out for an afternoon of biking or a multi-week expedition across the hinterlands, you'll be glad to have Fiftyten in your rear-view.

Instead of just designing another pickup camper, Fiftyten split its camper into three essential components: the Tray, the Box and the Rooftop Tent. The chassis-mount tray replaces the truck's stock bed and provides a flat bed for hauling sports gear and other cargo, complete with aircraft-style tie-down tracks for securing everything in place.

Fiftyten in full gear-hauling mode
Fiftyten in full gear-hauling mode

Below the bed, the Tray also includes water/dust-resistant storage compartments on the left and right and a drawer at the rear. There's space below to install a water tank or air compressor (not included), too. An LED light completes the package.

The Tray is great for those simply looking for a means of hauling gear to and from the mountains, but it's not much of an overnighting solution. A step toward that goal, the Box drops enclosed storage atop the tray, offering a customizable space for owners to outfit as they like. They can keep it relatively open for storing gear, tools and other belongings or equip it like a camper, adding a kitchen, furniture and other overnight amenities. Fiftyten shows a variety of options on its show trucks and in its materials, including a side hatch-access outdoor kitchen, a pegboard set-up for hanging tools, and sport-specific shelving.

Thanks to its rugged pickup truck base, the Fiftyten can muscle its way to trailheads and campgrounds well off the beaten path
Thanks to its rugged pickup truck base, the Fiftyten can muscle its way to trailheads and campgrounds well off the beaten path

To make customization easier on owners, Fiftyten lines the Box walls with 28 feet (8.5 m) of T-slot mounting track that can be used to secure furniture or loose cargo. A 12 V connection taps into the truck's battery for electrical needs, and you could always add a dedicated AGM battery. The Box can slide off in minutes via four jacks when the driver wants to pull away with just the Tray on.

Popping the top on the Fiftyten system
Popping the top on the Fiftyten system

Fiftyten's Box looks good for a lot of things, but not so comfy for sleeping in. For that you'll want to top it off with the Rooftop Tent, a pop-up module with an 8.9 x 4.4-foot (2.7 x 1.35-m) sleeping area. The roof tent looks fairly standard, its detachable fabric and mosquito mesh providing protection from fluttering critters of the night. The tent floor can move out of the way, opening up to 7.5 feet (2.3 m) of headroom inside the Box below for changing clothes and other indoor activities. The tent's roof is designed to carry gear.

The Rooftop Tent floor lifts out of the way, creating standing room inside the Box
The Rooftop Tent floor lifts out of the way, creating standing room inside the Box

Those owners who want to switch back and forth between cargo box and pop-up camper configurations can swap the roof-top tent for the flat Box roof, a matter of 30 screws and adjusting the watertight seal in place.

Sticking with the flexible, modular nature of the system, Fiftyten has priced each piece individually so you can purchase just one or two pieces, buy the three-piece system over time, or buy the full three-piece camper kit at once – whatever fits your needs and budget. The Tray costs €5,500, while the Box and Rooftop Tent retail for €6,500 a piece, putting total cost at €18,500 (approx. US$23K) for the three-piece kit.

Fiftyten founder Stefan Decker tells us that the concept has influences from both Australia, where truck trays and canopies are popular, and Europe, where outdoorsy folks dig their roof-top tents. We saw one similar Australian-made system not long ago in the Gecko camper.

Thanks to a little gap between booths, we were able to check out the front of the truck
Thanks to a little gap between booths, we were able to check out the front of the truck

Fiftyten first presented its system to the public last year and showed it at this month's ISPO Munich show, where it took home the Brandnew Award in the Summer Hardware category. You can see more photos of it at the show and in the field in our gallery, and take a walkthrough with Decker in the video below.

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Fiftyten-Concept Presentation-2017

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