Faithful readers will remember that for reasons known only to myself and an excess of disposable income, last summer I bought a mid 60’s “Del-Ray” truck camper.  Why, I have  hard time explaining, but it certainly looks neat in the back of my GMC dually, and it might actually get used someday.

We had it stored for winter in my Dad’s shop, whose roof a couple of weeks ago partially collapsed from snow load.  In order to clean up and rebuild, I had to get the camper out, and it’s now setting in the back of the GMC,  with the plow on the front and chains on the rear tires for plowing.  As it’s setting in my driveway, and the weather was decent today, I made a trip to Home Depot, spent my Christmas gift card money, and got some vinyl trim to finish up the new ceiling I’d put in last fall.

I’m happy with the results, and while I need to figure out how to finish up the front windows and get a couple more sticks of trim, it looks really nice now.   Still on the “to do list” is the center cushion for the booth, mount and plumb the new water tank and demand pump, and some “Panel Magic” or “Liquid Gold” on the cabinetry and paneling, but it’s useable and looks pretty cool now.

What will we do with it?  Well, a trip up north would be fun towing the Chris Craft, and we certainly could use it for camping and some short trips, but I really haven’t figured out what we’ll do with it once it’s finished.

I’m sure we’ll think of something.

The mighty "Del-Ray" Imperial 90.

The mighty “Del-Ray” Imperial 90.

From the bunk, looking rearward.

From the bunk, looking rearward.

Ceiling trim.

Ceiling trim.

Looking up from the door forward.

Looking up from the door forward.



The dinette.

The dinette.

  1. Keith Vander Pol says:

    With the mounted living quarters, you could just become an itinerant snowplower following the storms across the country. You’d never lack for work!

  2. Karin says:

    what is this ‘excess disposable income’ that you speak of? 🙂

  3. Rebecca says:

    Majestic Yellowstone replacement?

  4. Kim says:

    Yes, I too would like to know where this excess $ is coming from?!

  5. Sandy says:

    Are you interested in selling this?

  6. Edie says:

    Have you sold this, or would you be interested in selling?

  7. john zakarian says:

    Hiw much would you want for the camper alone?

  8. Jim Overhulser says:

    I left you a message on another page of this blog regarding the camper. My dad made the Del Rey truck campers in the 60’s. He is being inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame this August, 2016. I am looking for a couple of surviving campers for the show-n-tell portion of the festivities. I might even have some brochures and papers (after the museum chooses what they want for archive). I can surely make copies of stuff. Please find the Facebook Group “Del Rey Tour Club” i just set up and PM me. You have my email here, too. So good to see a “Sonora” still alive!

  9. Daniel says:

    I just inherited this same camper 1965, it needs new jacks and I’m trying to locate a camper weight do you happen to have a ball park weight?

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