Hello fellow rv'ers, my wife and I are looking for a new to us used camper. From the research I have done Okanagan made a very nice truck camper. I found a 2004 8'9" what the current owner calls a 8cbr. When I research it, I cannot find any pics of the 8cbr. I called the owners, they are in there eightys and do not use email or pictures. They want to snail mail me some, how cute....Can anyone tell me the specs about this camper. It has the driver side slide. H2o tank sizes, weight, layout, mid bath or rear bath, rear kitchen, etc? Anything would help. I know it does not have a gen, no ac and the owner says he uses a drill on the jacks, does this mean he overides the electric jack option? The owners didn't know a lot about it and it is 500 miles away. Thanks.
I have an Okanagan camper brochure. It lists an 811SL model as being new for 2004. This model has the following specs.
Box Length: 9'0" Fresh Water Tank: (Imperial/US gal.) 30/36
Overall width: 8'1" Grey Water Tank: 25/30 gal
With slide out: 9'7" Black Water Tank: 15/18 gal.
Overall height: 8'0" Dry Weight: 2343 lbs
Inside height: 6'6"
Bedroom height: 45"
Says it will go on a short or long box truck. Slide out has dinette and 6 cu. Ft. fridge in it. Kitchen is rear and bathroom is mid camper. Floorplan shows a Queen double in cabover, with a wardrobe on the driver's side. I would guess that fully loaded and packed for camping, you will be close to 3500/3600 lbs.
We have an Okanagan 8'9"ws model (2007) No slide. Specs are basically the same except for Tank capacities and weight.
We are quite happy with the camper, except for the limited holding tank capacities. We have learned to cope with this however. The overlall quality has been good. Was disappointing that the company went out of business a year after we purchased the camper, however we had only one issue that required warranty work, and the dealer took care of it for us. The mention of the owner using an electric drill to raise the camper means that the jacks are not electric but manual. There is an adaptor that goes in a drill to use with the jacks. It does require a fairly powerful drill.
Hope this helps.
Thank you all for your quick responses. My next question following the specs, is it currently does not have electric jacks, though it does have hapijacks 4150, does anyone know if okanagan ran the wires for theses even if they were not ordered as an option. Also does anyone have any other comments or things I should look for specifically with this used camper other than the basics? It is 9 hours away but the price seems to be the driving factor on this one.