Thursday, February 15, 2007

Kamp King Koaches (A classic revisited)

In my travels of the roads and the internet, I've come across some odd and old campers. Some were quite an innovative concept for the era in which they were built, a few I wouldn't mind having one of myself.

The most interesting ones I've found so far are Kamp King Koaches, they had both the option of a rear Snap-N-Nap similar to the products that Amerigo produce in the same era, but also the option of a pop up roof and a roof deck, something I have yet to ever see again in Truck Campers.

There was quite alot of innovation lost when the Gas Prices soared during the OPEC embargo and later during the Carter Recession.












"All Kamp King Koaches carry a lifetime warranty in writing to the original owner" - There's something you'll never see on a Camper today!

16 comments:

  1. I'm the original owner of a Kamp King and chuckle at their "we will be here Tomorrow" statement and would ask how their lifetime warranty works?

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  2. I think it works about as well as my Lifetime warranty against leaks on my old aluminum truck cap that I have for my pickup ;).

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  3. Pretty sweet. I had no idea these things existed. I'd love to see one.

    Lol, "The ultimate in passenger protection"...

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  4. I just got one of these from a friend. Anyonw interested in taking it off my hands?

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  5. Which model do you have? Kamp King made a lot of different models, much like Bel-Air Campers, who looked very similar to Kamp King.

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  6. Not sure - the id tag is pretty beat up. It does have the skyrider cab, and is approx 10 ft long. does not have the roof patio tho.
    Looks exactly like the one on the "brochure".
    Only difference I can see is the referigerator access is higher up the side (upper half not lower half. Will try to get pics posted somewhere after the weekend.

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    1. if you still have the kamp king, I'd be interested in buying it from you. Rob

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    2. i am Roby Mcnamee grandson of the builder designer and owner of kamp king coaches i would love to own one i grew up in the plant were there were built 360 686 4446

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    3. I have a coach ..Hi.I'm Giovanni ..I'm in San Diego CA. I have original with patio and pop ups and all four power jacks in it original stat..its been in storage for 11to14 years along with the original Ford of that year..bought together. I'm keeping the truck as a classic.. But the kamper king camper..is up for sale ..make a offer..and you or anyone may contact me at (619)634-1544 first come 1st.served... Thank you for your time and patience,,, may you have a blessed-Day,,,,,,,Giovanni Lopez

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  7. I have a 67' Kamp King camper that I've been restoring for a few years now. My model has a picture window down the passenger side that rivels the windows found in much much larger trailers or RV's. No matter where we camp in Western Canada we always get comments and questions about our Kamp King.

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  8. I am selling a 1967 Kamp King, I can get the model but it looks a lot like the one in the picture with the 67 (or so) White chevy truck. except the bed area is not as tall, it is not the skyrider model. does have wrap around windows in front. Great condition. jollygreengiant1973@yahoo.com. in Washington state.

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    1. Art,
      I am very interested in finding out more about your Kamp King. Will send you a separate email as well. Hope it is still available.
      Feel free to email me directly, melbatst@hotmail.com (in Washington state as well).

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  9. I am interested in selling my 1969 ford 302 Kamp King coach. New motor very low miles runs like new, I've done a lot of work on the coach but still needs more. If interested you can email me at randyarvizu@yahoo.com. I live in So Cal.

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  10. I have one for sale. https://www.facebook.com/groups/538110192917916/permalink/1199949326733996/?sale_post_id=1199949326733996

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  11. I've got one for sell gbrlmch@aol.com

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  12. Does anyone have a Operators Manual for a 1967 Ford Kamp King Koach? Please pdf it to greaternorthroad@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

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