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 +This trailer was purchased as-is at a local Airstream dealer and completely restored by the owner. ​ This included replacing every exterior screw, repainting inside and out. new axles, bearings, wheels and tires. Adding electric brakes. Replacing marker lights and updating the electrical survice. ​ Interior window fittings were polished and a new floor treatment installed. ​ Upholstery was professionally done in vintage Ford Fairlane vinyl
 +====== Brand ======
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 +**1964 Kamp King** by Riviera
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 +Riviera Trailers were a small one at a time company built in Oakville Ontario. ​ There was the model pictured here and a slightly longer version with a water closet. ​ There were no "model names" given to the units. ​ The owner of the pictured unit, Michael Lambert invented the name that seemed to go with the vintage of the trailer and re-christened it KAMP KING.   It is likely a 71 or 72 trailer as that is what was on the ownership papers. ​ Some of the parts on the trailer had a 60's manufacturing date so we would advertise that at the car shows.
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 +This trailer was purchased as-is at a local Airstream dealer and completely restored by the owner. ​ This included replacing every exterior screw, repainting inside and out. new axles, bearings, wheels and tires. Adding electric brakes. Replacing marker lights and updating the electrical survice. ​ Interior window fittings were polished and a new floor treatment installed. ​ Upholstery was professionally done in vintage Ford Fairlane vinyl.
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 +I am wondering about the history of this camper.
 +My wife owns a "​RIVIERA"​ that she got from her parents and I am currently in the process of restoring due to water damage; however the manufacturing tag on this one states that it was built in Comerce City, Colorado.
 +I am also aware of a camper that My Grand father put on a Ford Chassie that was also called a "​RIVIERA"​ made in Colorado
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 +I agree with the previous paragraph. I too have a '68 Riviera my husband and I are currently restoring. There is virtually no information about this brand online, but OUR camper'​s tag does say Commerce City, CO. 
 +.====== History ======
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 +====== Manufacturer Information ======
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 +Canadian, Oakville, Ontario possibly. Likely a home based business
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 +====== Years built ======
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 +1970s====== Models ======
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 +the Kamp King pictured is a ficticious model name invented by the owner. ​ Models were simply 16 or 18 depending on lengt
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 +====== Interiors ======
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 +The trailer had a simple panelled plywood interior with a front dinette and a rear pull out bed couch. ​ It has a bunk bed above the rear bed and the table drops down for a double bed.  In complete caos you could sleep 6. Ther is an ice box and a sink with a freshwater tank and a hand pump.  No 12volt system. ​ A/C system for shore power. and a 4 purner LP range. ​
 +The Kamp King featured here has been re-uphostered in Bermuda Blue and White to match the Lambert'​s tow vehicle and the floor re-tiled in black and white checkers. ​ The panelling is bright white with aluminum accents giving the interior a "​diner"​ feel.  The retro fabrics used for the curtains complete the look.  The new look is retro, moderne and opens up the space.====== Standard Features ======
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 +====== Pictures ======
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 +====== Some owners ======
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 +Restored and re-designed by Michael and Tina Lambert.
 +The unit was sold in 2005 when the Lamberts purchased a vintage Airstream.
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 +Unit photographed at the Old Autos annual Classic Auto Show in Bothwell, Ontario, Canada
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