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?