To answer your questions...
- This is my first season with this setup. The guy I bought it from ran the exact same Tundra setup with bags and E tires for 3 years and said his experience was great as well. He did a lot of highway and mountainous terrain out west.
- Just completed a 300 mile trip and the rig was an absolute dream. I had the Lance 825 and my Skeeter bass boat that added a couple hundred more pounds of tongue weight. The Tundra got 10 mpg.
- Braking is fine, but I'm sure it's further than without a load. I have the transmission help with slowing whenever possible.
- Fridge is small and I ended up shuttling a lot of beers from warm storage to fridge. Bringing a cooler next time!
That's a used 2010. I am amazed at the price they're getting for these Lance 825 campers. Seem to be around $20k new and not many that are a few years old. Based on my research, I'm not finding much lightly used around the $10k mark.
I'm in the market for a lightweight hard sided truck camper. I'd like to stay around 1700-1900 lb dry and a wet bath is a requirement... So far, the Lance 825 seems like a great option. The Palamino Maverick might work, but construction seemed a little cheap on the one that I walked through. Sun Valley (out of business) also has a couple in this weight range with a shower, but they are hard to find.
It's really tough finding new or used inventory that meet my requirements. Outside of eBay and RVTrader, are there other places I should be looking? Any manufacturers that I'm missing?
Thanks for the feedback! Great to have our camping season starting after a long winter.