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JimK-NY wrote:

I stand corrected. It appears that the old 855 was a lot lighter than any of the models currently available. Even so that 3275# estimate will turn out to be on the low side. Check this brochure and you will quickly see the weight is for a stripped down model without microwave, without awnings, not even a TV antenna or a stereo.
https://recreationalvehicles.info/2010-alp-eagle-cap-truck-campers/2010-alp-eagle-cap-truck-campers-brochure.pdf

That 3275# estimate is likely to hit a loaded weight, minus passengers, well over 4000# and probably closer to 4500#.


Looks like the 2008 855 was built before the brand was bought by Adventurer. There is no microwave etc. So, will be watching the weight at the scales. Thank you


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FWIW,

Eagle Cap of La Grande OR was bought and brought out of bankruptcy in about 2006 by Okanagan’s Owner Chris Epp...It was in this era that EC’s began to gain some design influence from Okanagan’s innovative design team...In about 2011 Chris (due to illness) sold Eagle Cap to his brother James Epp, the Owner of Adventurer in Canada who later relocated the EC factory from La Grande to the former post 2008 bankrupt Alpenlite facility in Yakama, WA.

The second build generation EC’s (beginning about a year before EC’s 2006 bankruptcy) had (*) full front and rear fiberglass caps and true fiberglass sidewalls (no luan underlayment), but was discontinued at Yakama due to cost, and replaced with a premium Lamilux 4000 high luster roll-out material...

*this industry leading redesign and material upgrade (pre-bankruptcy) was intended to overcome the many first generation costly warranty delamination re-works due to water intrusion, by avoiding the use of industry standard luan and filon....It was this costly redesign that helped lead to first generation EC’s bankruptcy...

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Looks like we are getting a model of the EC that was before Adventurer "improved" "cut costs" on the EC. That might be why there are no brochures to be found anywhere??

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FWIW,

Eagle Cap of La Grande OR was bought and brought out of bankruptcy in about 2006 by Okanagan’s Owner Chris Epp...It was in this era that EC’s began to gain some design influence from Okanagan’s innovative design team...In about 2011 Chris (due to illness) sold Eagle Cap to his brother James Epp, the Owner of Adventurer in Canada who later relocated the EC factory from La Grande to the former post 2008 bankrupt Alpenlite facility in Yakama, WA.

The second build generation EC’s (beginning about a year before EC’s 2006 bankruptcy) had (*) full front and rear fiberglass caps and true fiberglass sidewalls (no luan underlayment), but was discontinued at Yakama due to cost, and replaced with a premium Lamilux 4000 high luster roll-out material...

*this industry leading redesign and material upgrade (pre-bankruptcy) was intended to overcome the many first generation costly warranty delamination re-works due to water intrusion, by avoiding the use of industry standard luan and filon....It was this costly redesign that helped lead to first generation EC’s bankruptcy...

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