Update: The T@DA is now on a local RV lot for anyone interested.
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Here’s the Craigslist posting: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/rvs/4015997956.html
2009 Dutchmen TADA, no longer in production and very classic. Manufactured in the European style (sheet metal and fiberglass “sandwich” sidewalls on a steel X-frame) for light weight so that smaller vehicles can tow them. Only 2,200 pounds towing.
The build and interior is very high craftsmanship.
@ Sleeps three (2 on main bed, 1 on the table that folds down)
@ Microwave oven
@ 2-burner stainless steel gas stove
@ Stainless steel sink
@ Dual electric / gas water heater
@ Gas space heater
@ Electric heat pump unit for both A/C and heating (unit is incorporated in the body so no A/C unit on top)
@ Bathroom with cassette toilet and shower
@ Rooftop vent with electric exhaust fan
@ All tinted pop up windows with fully integrated roller screens and roller blackout shades
@ Roller screen door
@ Max height is 8′ (can be stored in a garage or even most parking garages)
@ Lots of counter space and cabinet storage space (cabinets are very high quality wood construction, not the typical cheap trailer cabinets)
This Red trailer with its grey trim is a real darling and must be seen to be believed. However, serious inquiries only, please. If you make it yours, expect to be stopped at gas stations, restaurants and markets along your way with curious minds wanting to know all about it. Expect to give a little tour now and then to admiring fellow campers once you get all set up.
This is the perfect trailer for the minimalist couple with perhaps a small dog or two that’s beyond tent camping, is perhaps tired of the hassle involved with pop-ups (I’ve owned two of those) and kinda doesn’t see the sense in hauling around 5,000 pounds with a huge vehicle.
The price is steep for a small travel trailer. However, it’s very unique and out of production. It was $23,000 new and I shopped around. Couldn’t get any dealer to budge on price. So in that respect it’s a deal, if not a collector’s item. It’s only been out a dozen times or so, a few thousand miles of travel.
So to the question everyone asks: why are you selling? Beatrice and I have been in the process of a massive life/expense downsizing. She could retire any time, but wishes to keep at it perhaps a couple of more years (her first day with the new batch of 6th graders, today, and she’s excited as can be…still, after 30 years). We’re planning on doing more travel, both camping an international stuff, and for camping regularly rather than 3 times per year, it’s a bit small. We’ll be moving to something slightly bigger (I said “downsizing,” but that’s on average).