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jimh425

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Okanogans had spotty build quality. Compared to other premium brands, they were not worth the higher prices. That being said the biggest area of concern are their slides. There is good and bad about every brand. The price seems a little high even though they were expensive new.


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I had an Okanagan 811SL, we loved it and just sold it to move up to more space in a 5th wheel. They are well made. However, I don't think they are in business now, not sure if that affects your decision, and I cannot comment on the price.


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I own a 90W, 2005. Love it. It was on a 2005 3/4 Ton Chevy gasser. Too much sway even with new Rancho shocks, sway bar, and air bags. Changed to a 2007 1 Ton Dually, Crew cab, Duramax, Allison Trans. All stock from the factory no add-ons. Sooo much better. Weighs out at about 9900 GVW. That's 700 pounds too heavy for a 3/4ton. Now with a 2007 Dually I'm 1600 pounds under weight. The Okanagan is great camper. Headroom on cabover is the largest in its class. Love the larger wet bath compared to other campers. I paid $17000 including tax, with electric jacks and no A/C and no awning. Figure about $1000 for awning, and $1000 for A/C. I think it would be worth about $12-15K today. Howeve, if you bought a new TCs with the same equipment the cost today would be about $25K. So I'm sure they are asking a premuim for these older TCs. I have had no problems with the TC during the 7 years I've had it and still looks good and using it every Summmer. Changed the battery pair two years ago. Changed to Costco 6volt pair. Need more info PM me.


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