I am curious who the Isata 5 was designed for and is being target marketed to?
I was reading through an article published in Family Motor Coaching and was becoming enthusiastic about purchasing an Isata 5.
Near the end of the article the author reported that the reviewed unit had an OCCC of 1,568 lbs. However, I don't think they verified the OCCC at the weight scales.
That would probably be fairly easy for me to exceed during a three month trip once or twice a year with my wife. I'm not sure I want to tow a trailer or storage truck. I know I can lose about 30 lbs to help, but my wife is already pretty thin.
Unfortunately my Boxer adds another 75 lbs before his storage needs kick in.
I read in this forum that the quality of materials and amenities are at about the desired minimum for that unit, but that one of the two fuel tanks is being eliminated to increase occc by 200 lbs.
My goal is an OCCC somewhere closer to 3,500 lbs.
I understand that some owners ignore CCC on the belief that there is plenty of wiggle room in reported numbers, but that is not my plan.
I suspect I need to be looking at a Force, rather than an Isata 5.