My current camper: Outfitter Caribou Lite 6.5

Built by Outfitter Manufacturing just North of Denver, Colorado, in Longmont, this camper is for a short-bed full sized truck.  The dry weight of the camper is about 850 pounds.

The camper features: 3-way fridge, stove, sink with cold water, fresh water tank, forced air heater, LED cabin lights, two roof vents (one with a powered fan) and dinette seating.  The sleeping quarters are a full-sized bed (that can be expanded to a queen) over the truck’s cab.

The sleeping quarters can be expanded to a queen.  I use it as 'unexpanded' and the size is a very wide full.  you can also see to the sink and the pass through window to the truck cab.

The sleeping quarters can be expanded to a queen. I use it ‘unexpanded’ as a very wide full. You can also see to the sink, heater and the pass through window to the truck cab.

the camper's left (or port) side has the kitchen and the controllers for the electrics.

The camper’s left (or port) side has the kitchen, vanity and the controllers for the electrics.

the right (starboard) side has the seating around a table.  under the forward seat is the water tank (20 gallons) and the aft (rear) seat is where the porta-potti is located.  As my traveling partner is Momma Kitty the aft seat is the location where her litter box is kept.

The right (starboard) side has the seating around a table. Under the aft (rear) seat is where the porta-potti is located. As my traveling partner is Momma Kitty the aft seat is the location where her litter box is kept.

The forward seat on the right (starboard) side of the camper.  The water tank, 20 gallons, is under this seat.  You can also see the pass through window to the truck's cab.

This is the forward seat on the right (starboard) side of the camper. The water tank, 20 gallons, is under this seat. You can also see the pass through window to the truck’s cab.  The white ‘hatch’ is where the battery is located.

This camper is used on to Toyota Tundras: 2007 and 2016 (the older is the work truck, the younger is the personal truck).  To level the camper’s weight, and items towed by the trucks, Firestone air bags have been installed on both rigs’ rear axle.

Firestone airbags under the Tundra's rear axle.

Firestone airbags under the Tundra’s rear axle.

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  24. Enjoyed your bog. How well built and reliable have you found the caribou lite. Reviews are mixed and old. Thank you for responding in advance.

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    • Well I must say I’m sorry and taking so long to respond to your question Bill. Like all things you ‘get what you pay for’. An Outfitter is OK for what I paid … an equally equipped Four Wheel Camper would have cost $26,000. Most of the issues I’ve had were easily corrected. To be honest the greatest problem at this moment is leaking softwall windows. I’m putting together a post that covers the problem and the solutions I’ve tried. The Christmas and New Year holidays 2016 will allow me to work on this BLOG and detail my activities and how the Outfitter is performing!

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