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Old 02-06-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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My husband and I are about to become owners of a 2005 Outfitter Caribou 6.5. We will also need to trade our 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 extra cab in on a Tundra. Will a 2001 or 2002 Tundra 4x4 access cab with 4.7 liter V8 be adequate for weight and hauling ability? Would the TRD package be worth seeking? Looking at prices, we can afford those years of Tundra.

This one has some real niceties: one piece membrane maintenance free rubber roof, fully welded aluminum frame, torsion assisted lift system, vacuum bonded composite walls, filon, high gloss, UV protected, white FRP exterior, Owens Corning block foam insulation, solar reflective windows, 3'3 way fully insulated, properly vented refrigerator, electronic ignition 16K BTU furnace, microwave oven with inverter, awning 6' rear - fiamma, solar system - 80 watt, basket, rack and ladder, 24" wide scissor step, outside shower with 3 gallon water heater, 4 corner electric jacks, 201b LPG bottle with gauge, power vent system, 21 gallon fresh water supply, shurflo electric water pump, 3 burner high-output stove with Piezo ignition, 30AMP power converter with trickle charge, queen size cab over bed, under-bed storage, LPG and carbon monoxide detectors, locking fresh water fill , 100 and 12 volt outlets, oak interior doors, washable curtains, CD player with AM/FM radio , sliding cab through window, screen door and keyed locking deadbolt, 1 overhead storage cabinet, series 27 battery. We found it almost impossible to locate a used pop up slide in light weight camper locally. This one was 45 minutes away. We were looking for ATC Bobcat, FWC Eagle, Hallmark LaVeta or the Caribou 6.5. After months of research and looking we found this one posted late at night and after we emailed, the owner had many more requests. He is even willing to deliver. Is $12,900 too much? not much out there to compare to.

Thanks for any help. We have to let them know tomorrow afternoon. We are really looking forward to doing some traveling as we are both avid photographers: clikrf8 images photography by judy tilley

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Old 02-07-2011, 11:12 AM   #2
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Welcome Judy,
Here's hoping your acquisition fills the bill. May you enjoy it to the fullest. Enjoyed the landscapes on your site.

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Old 02-07-2011, 11:37 AM   #3
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Welcome from another newbie Your home state is beautiful and we plan on spending some of the summer up there with friends. Hope all your travels are safe and fulfilling
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:46 PM   #4
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Another newbie from Washington State

We just joined today and are from Western Washington, north of Seattle. We are spending the winter in the Bay City Texas area.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:53 PM   #5
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Judy, Welcome to the forum and good luck with your new RV...
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:19 PM   #6
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Hi everyone,
We decided to pass on the Caribou 6.5 because we would have had to buy a bigger newer truck (Tundra) pushing finances beyond the breaking point. So, now it is down to California to buy a new All terrain Camper Bobcat just right for our Tacoma. It does help to research and post and get feed back and do some soul searching. Sometimes, you don't get what you want, you get what you need. It is a beautiful camper, the Caribou with some nice extras but I believe we will be happier and richer with our Tacoma/ATC Bobcat. Hope to get on the road in June. Happy trails to you all,
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Hi Judy & Welcome!!!

I am in SW Washington. What part of our fair state do you hail from?

Hope that you like it here and post often. Be sure to post pictures of you new 'baby' when you get it. We love to look at those.

Take care!

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Hi, Judy, new to the forums, too. I was in Leavenworth, WA and vicinity this summer-beautiful area.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:21 PM   #9
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Thanks for the welcomes. We live in Bellingham, WA where our power has been out a few times this weekend/Monday.

We have looked over the ATC/FWC info and have finally decided on the FWC Eagle for our Tacoma. It has a seamless room and a round cornered door for rain runoff. These units are difficult to find used and we might as well get new. Resale is good and we should get much use, especially getting close to places to photograph.

Hopefully we can make up our minds about the options and order in mid-March. Yes, we will definitely post images.


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