Colorado: Jeep Comanche and Quantum 5 combo, $6,500obo - Fiberglass RV


 
 
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:45 PM   #1
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Colorado: Jeep Comanche and Quantum 5 combo, $6,500obo

Hello,

I have decided to part ways with my 1980 (I think) Quantum 5 and our Jeep Comanche tow-rig. Thought I would try to sell them both as a combo to start with.

Truck:
1988 Jeep Comanche Pioneer 4x4
4.0, manual trans, np231
Longbed
Dana 30 front, 35 rear, 3.07 gears
5th wheel hitch with wiring
approx 125k miles (low mileage)
Passed emissions last month with flying colors.
No major mechanical issues, this is a great truck in really, really good condition.

Camper:
RARE 1980 Quantum 5 by Contempo.
Build # 25, with reports indicating that the company only had only 500 total serial numbers allocated/approved. Actual number built is suspected to be far less than that.
This is a 17 foot, tandem axle camper with fiberglass sides and top (makes it very light and easy to tow, only ~1,700 lbs). It has two beds, fridge, shower, bathroom, kitchen sink, stove, microwave, and dining area. Interior is in amazing shape... like new.
A blurb in Consumer Reports from 1980 showed the trailer being towed behind an El Camino, but it is right at home behind the Comanche. We also have a 98 Dakota that we have used to tow it as well, works perfect.

I have a few pics up on my craigslist posting right now (1988 Comanche and a 5th wheel camper) ; I have a lot more (and larger) pics going up on that posting soon. There are also some pics on this site, just search for my posts to view them.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
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Nice looking combo!

John
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:07 PM   #3
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Nice looking combo!

John
Thanks! When we got them (also bought as a combo) we had no idea the quantums were as rare as they are. Its been great to us, but we won't really be able to get any use out of it for the next two or three years, so its time to sell.

Feel free to let me know if there are any questions I can answer!
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:49 PM   #4
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Nice Camper

Does the Camper have AC?
  1. Did you post the pics? Couldn't locate them.
  2. Camper and Tow Vehicle are both good looking.
  3. Still for sale?
  4. Located in Colorado?
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:28 PM   #5
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Looks like AC on the roof in the pictures posted here:
Quantum 5 by Contempo questions
Craigslist listing says located in Parker which is on the SE edge of Denver according to Google and Wikipedia
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:25 PM   #6
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Evening,
Does your state have Temp plates available for transport of a vehicle?
Where can I see some pictures of inside?
Thanks...
Tony
New York
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:39 AM   #7
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I have some more pics of the trailer located at:
Picasa Web Albums - 11430551412430805... - Drop Box

and some more of the truck at:
Picasa Web Albums - 11430551412430805... - fwcommanchepics


I believe that CO does authorize temp plates. Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions I can answer!
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:45 PM   #8
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Evening,
Was informed by CO. DMV of all the proper paperwork to submit for temp. plates to transport BUT it was still at the DMV discretion if they wanted to issue the plates.
Shame can't think of any deal with this uncertainty in transporting.
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You should be able to piggy back both on a registered trailer or use and auto hauler service.

Or see if the registered owner will drive them to you.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:03 PM   #10
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Thought of shipping but $$$$........ but would be so easy to fly out from New York and drive back and enjoy the country at the same time.

Tony

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You should be able to piggy back both on a registered trailer or use and auto hauler service.

Or see if the registered owner will drive them to you.
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Maybe Merlin would like to take a drive to NY with his gas and flight home paid for.
Alternatively, can you get temp plates from NY?
Any friends that have dealer plates?
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:01 PM   #12
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We are more than willing to work with you on various methods of shipping or registration/temp tags...
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:48 AM   #13
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We are more than willing to work with you on various methods of shipping or registration/temp tags...

Have you sold your camper and Commanche? I have been wondering about the status

I will appreciate your letting me know. Thanks Much!

Paula
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:17 PM   #14
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I haven't heard back from you on the actual condition of some of the key parts of the trailer. The only email reply I've received was ten days ago. My second email with additional questions was over a week ago and has not been addressed. Since you have checked in through PM on this forum, I thought I might try you here.

During the interim I have been in contact with, likely, the only person that actually owns two of these and has talked at length with the 92 year old owner of the coach works company that built the Quantum 5. I've learned so much more about the Quantum 5 from that conversation.

My main concern after learning more about the construction of the Quantum 5 involves the condition of the floor near the sink, door, and around the fender wells. The damage, which is common in these areas cannot be seen from underneath the trailer but can be quite extensive requiring a complete rebuild of the floors for support. Have you checked those areas and what is the condition of the floor?

Please feel free to reply by email (the same one you replied to previously) or here on the forum. Thanks very much. I look forward to hearing from you.
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