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I am looking to buy used and come across ads for older model Lance TC's all the time. Some are called Squire, or 8000, 9000 and so on. I am having trouble when there are no dimensions given, specifically the floor length. I have a SB truck and believe I should keep the overall floor length to about 8'6" as seen on newer long or short bed styles of TC's like the 815 or the SB only 805,825,845,861 which all have floor lengths of 8'6" except the 861 at 8'8". I know the CG is also an important factor but I would like to know if I am reading about a TC I can use or something with a 10' floor length. Does anyone have a source for older Lance dimensions, and does the floor length I am trying to work with seem reasonable? Thanks.


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I've had the same question when looking at old campers. nada.com can be helpful when pricing and getting lists of rvs. Search the year and brand, you can get a close idea of the campers from smallest to largest.


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Actually, a 1996 Legend 500 was 9' 10".


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Somehow, Brad, I think they just rounded up since 9' 10" is 2" shy of 10'.

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In 1990, A Squre 9000 was an 11' camper.

In 1991, Squire 2000-3000 were 8', 4000 was a 9', 6000 was a 10'. 9000 still was an 11'.

In 1993, The Squire 8000 was 10'.

1996 saw most of the 1000 type models as follows:

M-185-SQUIRE LITE - 8' M-3000-SQUIRE - 8'
M-195-SQUIRE LITE - 9' M-4000-SQUIRE - 9'
M-440-LEGEND - 9' M-5000-SQUIRE - 10'
M-500-LEGEND - 10' M-8000-SQUIRE - 10'
M-880-LEGEND - 10' M-9000-SQUIRE - 11'
M-980-LEGEND - 11' M-945-LEGEND - 11'
M-990-LEGEND - 11'


1997:

M-165-SQUIRE LITE - 8' M-185-SQUIRE LITE - 8'
M-186-SQUIRE LITE - 8' M-3000-SQUIRE - 8'
M-195-SQUIRE LITE - 9' M-4000-SQUIRE - 9'
M-5000-SQUIRE(*) - 10' M-500-LEGEND(**) - 10'
M-8000-SQUIRE(*) - 10' M-880-LEGEND(**) - 10'
M-9500-SQUIRE(*) - 11' M-980-LEGEND(**) - 11'
M-945-LEGEND(**) - 11' M-990-LEGEND(**) - 11'


1998:
M-165-SQUIRE LITE - 8' M-185-SQUIRE LITE - 8'
M-186-SQUIRE LITE - 8' M-3000-SQUIRE - 8'
M-195-SQUIRE LITE - 9' M-4000-SQUIRE - 9'
M-5000-SQUIRE(*) - 10' M-500-LEGEND(**) - 10'
M-8000-SQUIRE(*) - 10' M-880-LEGEND(**) - 10'
M-9800-SQUIRE(*) - 11' M-9500-SQUIRE(*) - 11'
M-945-LEGEND(**) - 11' M-980-LEGEND(**) - 11'
M-990-LEGEND(**) - 11'

1999:
The Squire series was no longer around, nor was Legend, Lance switched to the more commonly known numbering system that is around today.

Nada's improved their camper listings. They actually have older and dead brands now, KIT is actually listed, but has no data for anything older than 1975. If the models carried from the previous year, my unit is a KIT 1106.

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Great info, and quite the list there Joe! Any thoughts on sizing up a camper and using the floor length as a guide for my SB truck? Thanks again.

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's Fine, go right head, I was just reposting what the Nadaguide had.

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Actually, Joe, there's a whole lot of rounding off going on here. Size does matter.
I have the '98 brochure and owner's manual right in front of me and it lists the Squire Lite 165s and 186 as the only models specifically for short bed trucks. The 165s has the wings on the back precluding use on long beds, and the 186 is listed as short bed modified.
Mine is the rare 165-s, extra cab. Basically a larger sleeping area. 1808 lbs, dry.

1997-1998 Squire Lite models: floor length:
165--8'6"
165s-8'6"
185--8'6"
186--8'6"
195--9'6"
So, on a 6'6" Dodge short bed you would have nominally 24" of overhang. Works for me.
If you want I can post up the whole Spec chart here.
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