Behold, the Magnificent Del-Ray!

Posted: May 30, 2013 in Truck camper
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DSC04821 (1024x768)That’s right.  Uh-huh.  It’s high, wide, and  handsome, and it’s the baddest truck camper around.

This afternoon I made a trip to ALRO steel and got stock to modify the jack mounts on the Del-Ray, and to make “Happijack” style camper hold downs for the truck bed.  I got the jack mounts done, backed the truck under the camper and drove it down to our house just setting in the back of the truck.  Since it weighs as much as the truck, I figured it’d say put.

It did.

One irritating thing, the truck now sets just off the overload springs, and the slightest bump smacks the overloads on to the stops, making a disconcerting “clunk-clunk” noise.   A piece of old tire tread should make a good insulator, something for me to do while I’m off work.

Before I can get Kim to go camping in it, we need to make new dinette cushions, curtains, a new mattress and paint the exterior, but it’s got potential.  We’re both excited about it.

Maybe this fall, it’ll show up at a campground near you.

Watch out.

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Comments
  1. Paula Foresi says:

    are those horns on the front?

  2. flynbrian48 says:

    Yes ma’m, them are horns. Interestingly, “Horns” is the name of a (good to read on a plane ride)
    novel, and soon to be released movie.

  3. Carla Coleman says:

    And I’m quite sure any one of us (as in, vintage camper addicts) would be more than pleased and honored should it show up in a nearby campground. Better yet, in the camp site next door 🙂

  4. Judy Baurs says:

    Love it!!! It looks huge!!

  5. I love the panoramic windows! I’m sure Kim told you we bought a ’96 Hi Lo. As someone was exclaiming they couldn’t believe we bought another camper I was thinking to myself…”Well, Brian has more than one camper.” You and Kim are our role models!

  6. flynbrian48 says:

    We are obviously a bad influence Cheryl!

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