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#151 Ann

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 08:09 PM

I live in So Cal.  Does anyone have an ATC Bobcat they can show me?  

My husband doesn't want a bar over the sleeping area that he might hit every time he wakes up.  Do ATC Bobcats have a bar?  FWC have that bar.  What other options should I consider that don't have that bar?  Help!  Thanks


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#152 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 08:36 PM

Ann, ATC uses a wire, shaped in a triangle, as the push rod to lift the front.  The Bobcat sleeps north-south on a king size bed.   I’m 6’2” and never had an issue bumping anything. Here’s a photo.

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#153 Vic Harder

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 09:14 PM

unless you sleep very oddly, that bar isn't an issue.  In fact,  it is a handy place to keep your phone/watch etc overnight.


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Posted 04 February 2022 - 10:09 PM

unless you sleep very oddly, that bar isn't an issue.  In fact,  it is a handy place to keep your phone/watch etc overnight.

Yup.


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#155 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 11:09 PM

On my Bobcat I made a nice net to fit on the front "wire"push bar to hold things at night.

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Posted 17 April 2022 - 03:21 AM

I have no words to express my gratitude to Marty and the team from ATC.
I picked up my Panther begining of February and went straight to Baja for two months.
This company set the standard so high that it would be very difficult for the others to match their level of service.
The quality is exceptional, the lines, the trim, seams, everything lines up.
I used and abused Marty throughout the building process and he didn't say a single word that made me feel guilty. I felt guilty, but also much appreciated his patience, understanding and willingness to help me.
I feel very fortunate to have had my "toy" panther custom made by such a professional team.
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#157 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 17 April 2022 - 01:23 PM

I have no words to express my gratitude to Marty and the team from ATC.
I picked up my Panther begining of February and went straight to Baja for two months.
This company set the standard so high that it would be very difficult for the others to match their level of service.
The quality is exceptional, the lines, the trim, seams, everything lines up.
I used and abused Marty throughout the building process and he didn't say a single word that made me feel guilty. I felt guilty, but also much appreciated his patience, understanding and willingness to help me.
I feel very fortunate to have had my "toy" panther custom made by such a professional team.

That is exactly why I am buying my second ATC! :)


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Posted 17 April 2022 - 02:34 PM

That is exactly why I am buying my second ATC! :)


It's very rare nowadays to find such a quality custom made product for a decent price.
The best part for me is that, after two months of boondocking in Baja, my wife wouldn't stop telling me how much she loved"her" camper
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Posted 17 April 2022 - 03:14 PM

It's very rare nowadays to find such a quality custom made product for a decent price.
The best part for me is that, after two months <snip>, my wife wouldn't stop telling me how much she loved"her" camper

After 9 years now, Julie is the same. She used to refer to it as "our home away from home". That has changed to now calling our residence "our home away from home." "I love our camper!" is a daily statement from her.


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#160 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 17 April 2022 - 03:35 PM

Adding my 2 cents,our Bobcat has served us well  since 2009.

Over 55k miles,many trips to Yellowstone and two long trips to Alaska

plus a lot of local west coast trips enjoyed it all.

 

The quality and reasonable price makes us "happy owners".

 

Enjoy many great trips with your Panther.

Some photos would be great.

 

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