Once again, we’re taking a turn off the interstate of multi-tasking, no time to smell the roses madness, to the old two lane highway of yesteryear .
This time visit is fairly short and sweet, namely another of the amazing pieces of Truck Camper engineering that came out during the 60s and 70s when Americans had gotten the RVing bug bad, the Del-Rey Tri-Level Sky Longue Truck Camper.
Very little information exists on these mammoth and amazing forgotten truck campers, at current, I only have this one brochure page and this photo below.
I did have a link to an ad for one, but I failed to store any of the pictures of the inside of this old girl before the Craigslist ad expired.
So, I’m going to try and summarize this unit as best as I can. The Sky Lounge was another of the truck camper models that had a set of seats in the front of the cab over for passengers to ride and view the road going by, this was counted as Level 2, the first level being the main kitchen and living area in the bed of the truck.
The third level comes in as you can see in the brochure where there’s a raised platform behind the seats for the extra bed, which is actually located at level with the roof over the main living area, so you’re actually sleeping above the kitchen, giving you the extra space for a third bed in a time before slide outs.
So, if you ever see one of these rigs up for grabs, get it and preserve it, there’s just so few of these amazing marvels left anymore.
Now, before we close this topic, I promised to add a little more in on my ever growing collection of memorabilia pertaining to the Kamp King truck camper line from McNamee Coach Corp.
Like a lot of truck camper manufacturers over the years, many of the greats (a lot of whom are only memories, now) have demonstrated the true ruggedness of their units using some amazing feat of excessive load or strain.
Six-Pac did it by placing a dually one ton pickup truck with an 8’ six-pac camper in it’s bed on the roof of one of their big truck campers (which they don’t make anymore).
McNamee did something similar with their Kamp King, they placed everyone from the shop on the roof of one of their campers .