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 88. 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 88 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 88 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 88 features a smooth fiberglass siding, with several exterior color options from which to choose. 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 88 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.


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.


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 Kingstar 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 Hitch Pack Tower, 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

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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 certified RVIA Level 1 RV Technician, and has restored several Airstream travel trailers. A communications expert and licensed ham radio operator (KK7TCA), he retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years, holds a BS degree, and now runs Truck Camper Adventure full-time. He also does some RV consulting, repairs, and inspections on the side. He currently rolls in a 4WD Ram 3500 outfitted with a SherpTek truck bed with a Bundutec Roadrunner mounted on top.

1 Comment

  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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