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#1 montanataco

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 04:04 PM

Hello Wander The West crew! I'm a long time reader with the hopes of picking up a slide-in camper for my 2006 Tacoma sooner or later... just researching and waiting for the right opportunity to pop up.

 

A buddy of mine is selling his Skamper 065S that has happily occupied the bed of his 2003 Tundra for a few years and I was wondering if it could be a feasible option for my 2006 Tacoma.

My Taco is a V6 Access Cab with a 6' bed, 4x4 TRD Offroad and towing packages with Timbrens and load range E tires currently installed for occasional horse trailer towing duties.

 

I've thoroughly perused the forums and see 06S models fitting Tacos, and 072S models being a little large but doable... but can't dig up much on the 065S?

 

He mentioned the weight stamped on the original manufacturing plate is 960# but that he estimates it currently at 800# after some gutting of non-essentials.

 

Asking $3500 with no leaks, forced air propane furnace, battery bank, roof fan, and updated bed mounting points...

 

Seems like a solid price, but what should I look for to make sure it's all up to snuff? I'm loosely aware of the corner lift bracing on the roof (torsion destroying roof)... anything else?


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#2 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 06:33 PM

Welcome to the site montanataco.

With the pop up camper market going crazy with pricing,

this might be a good one to check out.

 

Don't know much about Scampers I think they are built

with a wood framing much like the ATC/FWC campers.

There might be some "historic" connection.

 

On our travels I have seen these campers but that's all I know.

 

If it's close would be good to check it out. It might be a good "sleeper" camper.

Good luck.

Frank


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#3 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 08:01 PM

I did a quick search of the 065S Scamper and all I found was a trailer camper.

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#4 Vic Harder

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 09:58 PM

Don't know much about Scampers I think they are built

with a wood framing much like the ATC/FWC campers.

There might be some "historic" connection.

 

Wood?  Frank... you know better than that!  Aluminum in ATC/FWC for sure.


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#5 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 10:46 PM

I know Vic.But I think the frame is made the same way but with wood.

Saw one with the siding off at FWC when I visited back in 09 to see their

campers.They had one in the shop that they were working on.

It looked like a "2X4" framed house.

 

Aluminum only way to go!!!

Frank

 

Do I get points taken off?


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#6 Vic Harder

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Posted 24 April 2021 - 06:06 PM

Ah, no points here, and glad to understand what you meant to say about the shared history of these campers.
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