New Kingstar Truck Camper Targets Wide Demographic

Following the successful launch of its revolutionary Trail Lodge Edition horse trailer, The Kingstar Company is again blazing trails with a unique truck camper called the Camino. According to the press release, the Camino is designed for 3/4-ton and one-ton pickup trucks, targeting the rodeo and outdoor sports demographic.

Headquartered in Houghton, Michigan, in the state’s upper peninsula, Kingstar ramped up production for the Camino at the beginning of 2020 and is manufacturing the campers alongside its growing line of innovative horse trailers.

“Our goal was to create a camping experience that exceeds expectations” says Marcus Niemela, President at The Kingstar Company. “When you step into a Kingstar camper, you’ll know immediately that these aren’t mass-produced, cookie cutter units.”

Camino Features

The wood framing and closed cell spray foam insulation of the Kingstar Camino provides a rock solid, weathertight structure. Combine this insulated structure with high quality thermal pane windows—standard on all Kingstar campers—and you have a unit that is ready to take on every climate and weather condition.

The Camino is available in either retro aluminum or smooth fiberglass siding, with several exterior color options to choose from. The interior is both rustic and refined, with solid ash wood accents complimenting tasteful combinations of soft leatherette and warm designer fabrics. Available in four rich color palettes ranging from a southwestern motif to saltwater vibes, the quality and attention to detail is apparent throughout the camper.

Standard features of the Kingstar Camino include a 30 gallon fresh water holding tank, two 20-pound propane tanks, two AGM batteries, a battery charger, a 6-gallon water heater, pullout tables, a formica countertop, and vinyl flooring. Kingstar options include a Norcold Furnace, a three-way Norcold refrigerator, two shower options, a propane cooktop, a Thetford cassette toilet, carpeting, “soft touch” ceilings, a Dometic Heki Skylight, a full entertainment package, and more.

Camino Layouts

Kingstar is offering the Camino in four distinct interior layouts, all of which include an east-west overcab sleeper berth with a 4-inch queen mattress, with a north-south berth coming in 2021. All Camino floorplans offer a generous floor length of 9 feet 3 inches, a center of gravity between 34-36 inches, and can be hauled on either a long-bed (8-foot) or short-bed (6.5-foot) truck. The dry weight of the Kingstar Camino is only 2,175 pounds for the standard equipped Open Range model.

Couch Bunk

The Couch Bunk layout will accommodate four persons, featuring an exclusive futon-style sofa that when deployed, rests at the same height as the overcab berth. This creates a bunk bed arrangement that allows for 6.5-feet of stretch-out room above and 6-feet below.

Lounger

Another Kingstar exclusive, ideal for the solo traveler or couple, is the Lounger layout. Two built-in lounge chairs are separated by a solid ash console with cup holders and a hidden storage compartment. Each of the plush chairs are equipped with powered leg rests and easily accessible pocket tables.

Dinette


For those who prefer the classic dinette arrangement, the floating bench Dinette offers an unheard-of amount of leg and elbow room and quickly drops down to a full 6-foot bed when the party is over.

Open Range

The Open Range floor plan offers maximum versatility and creates a spacious, multi-functional area. Rather than a built-in, fixed seating arrangement, the Open Range comes with two high-quality camp chairs, which can be easily folded up and taken outside for those evenings around the campfire. The chairs can also be folded and stowed, creating an additional 6 feet of sleeping space for your two- or four-legged companions.

Camino Storage

All Camino campers offer novel storage solutions to maximize space from in-floor, lift-up boot storage, pull out drawers beneath the seating platforms, and abundant cupboard space inside the camper to a diamond-plated generator and outdoor grill storage pod and an exterior coat closet, called the Backpack, outside.

Starting at an MSRP of $14,900, the Kingstar Camino is sold factory direct in Michigan. For more information, options, and pricing details, visit www.kingstar.net.

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Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a Jeep and truck camper enthusiast, and has restored several Airstream travel trailers. He currently drives a 2013 Ram 3500 4x4 pickup truck with a 2016 Northstar Laredo solar powered truck camper mounted on top. He enjoys football, music, hiking, travel, photography, and fishing. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years, worked in project management until 2017, and now runs this website full-time. He also does some consulting and RV inspections on the side.

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  1. Man, that Kingstar has more leg room around the dinette, but not having a north/south bed might be a higher hurdle than most folks want to jump over. Just a thought

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