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RE: Help identify plug on roof of lance 825

Agree, their schematics are very helpful. Reading the manual, it sounds like the cable "loops" in the galley and then terminates behind the battery. I'll keep searching in both areas and take pics when I find them.
Shiltsy 04/03/14 10:12am Truck Campers
RE: Help identify plug on roof of lance 825

Just crawled up there this morning and confirmed that it is the SAE-2 connection. Next step is to use my wire tracer to send a signal down the line and see where it terminates.
Shiltsy 04/03/14 08:40am Truck Campers
RE: Help identify plug on roof of lance 825

Sure looks like that SAE 2 type plug. I'll take a closer look tomorrow when it's light, but sounds like solar is the most likely candidate. It's definitely not the radio antenna as I located that inside. I rooted around behind the control panels and I didn't see any obvious terminated wires. Planning to call Lance tomorrow and see if they can tell me where the pre wiring terminates....
Shiltsy 04/02/14 09:00pm Truck Campers
Help identify plug on roof of lance 825

I was up ion the roof planning for the solar project and noticed a two conductor plug labeled "MT In" directly in front of the fridge vent. It seems logical to me that this would be pre-wiring for solar. If it was satellite, I assume it'd be a coax connection. I took two pics that you can see at the link below. Clicky Am in luck?
Shiltsy 04/02/14 07:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 825 bulb type

Monkey, That's exactly right. You can purchase replacement bulbs. Make sure you purchase from a reputable site and the bulb has good reviews. There are some super cheap ones that lack quality. The price of these bulbs has come way down over the years and they often draw 1 watt or even less!
Shiltsy 03/28/14 06:08am Truck Campers
RE: Lance 825 bulb type

First of all, I have to apologize for using two account names. Complete oversight (I blame my web browser) that goes back about a year. Anyway, here's what I ended up ordering for LED's. I've ordered from superbrightled's in the past. They ship quickly from IA and the quality has been great. Amber porch lights Stove hood light (decided to go for a blue accent light) Docking lights - probably won't be as bright as halogens, but I'll take 1w draw all day long. I don't use the docking lights often, but if it becomes an issue I can replace the halogens or buy some bigger LED's. Wardrobe light Will send pics once I receive the lights and get 'em installed!
Shiltsy 03/27/14 09:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 825 bulb type

Been busy at work all day, and my owners manual is in the camper but I found one online with all the bulb specs. I will post those specs and an LED ordering/conversion guide as soon as I get a chance. I think it would be helpful for others. I've already converted all my interior lights and the difference in power draw is massive.
Shiltsy 03/27/14 02:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Upper Midwest truck camping

I can definitely confirm the Chequamegon. There are some nice rustic sites with lake access (via walking trail). The sites are secluded and never waterfront, but pretty cool area. I have never in my life seen mosquitos as bad as last time I was there. They would literally swarm and attack if you left your camper without bug spray!
Shiltsy 03/27/14 02:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 825 bulb type

Yes, I have a couple good sites for finding LED's. I just need to identify what type of bulb base fit in the exterior light sockets. vleds.com costs a little more than some of the other sites, but they have a great selection of high quality LEDs.
Shiltsy 03/27/14 07:02am Truck Campers
RE: any truck......

I absolutely love my Tundra even though it limited me to lighter campers, but would love nothing more than a DIESEL engine option. Gas mileage hauling the camper/boat is pretty bad with the gas engine.
Shiltsy 03/25/14 10:59am Truck Campers
RE: Recommendations for solar setup

This is really great feedback. I may also explore adding a wifi hotspot and security camera that would run while in storage. It'll be interesting to see how much those two devices would draw. Next step is to crawl up on the roof and map out potential square footage where panel(s) could be placed. Space/weight is always at a premium on our TC's! After my storage shed was broken into last fall, I'm hyper sensitive to security...
Shiltsy 03/25/14 08:26am Truck Campers
RE: Recommendations for solar setup

"Hum, I wonder if you could put a flexible panel (or lots of little panels) on the top of your cargo carrier? Might be worth looking into. Someone on here will know." I was just thinking the exact same thing. Gives me a bunch of space and also the added benefit of not having to drill into the roof of a camper that will now be stored outside! Will keep the forum updated on my little project here.
Shiltsy 03/24/14 11:35am Truck Campers
RE: Recommendations for solar setup

Thanks for the quick feedback. I am really looking for a system strong enough to give me a full charge while the rig is in storage. The 3-4 days of dry camping will get me through most camping weekends. I just want the system to be topped off without plugging in during storage. Basically want a system with max output per square foot of roof space consumed. If I can fit a 2x4' panel will 100w serve my purposes well?
Shiltsy 03/24/14 10:38am Truck Campers
Recommendations for solar setup

I have a Lance 825 truck camper that will be stored outside without electrical access starting this spring. I'd like to setup a solar system that will charge the batteries while in storage. I have all LED interior lights, no TV, no electric coffee maker, no AC, etc, so when I boondock I can easily make the battery last for 3-4 days. Space on the roof is limited because of a Thule cargo carrier and vents, so I'm really just looking for the most efficient panel that will keep my single 12 volt deep cycle charged during storage. Love to hear your suggestions. I'm not afraid to spend some money for the right system including a controller. Thanks!
Shiltsy 03/24/14 09:55am Truck Campers
RE: TOYOTAS TUNRA & TC

USMC, 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!
Shiltsy 07/06/13 10:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Finding the right TC

Yeah, saw that one for $16,500 in TX, but not sure I want to drive to the Mexican border... could have it shipped up I suppose.
Shiltsy 05/30/13 02:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Finding the right TC

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.
Shiltsy 05/30/13 12:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Finding the right TC

Thanks for all the great feedback! Searchtempest is a great site. I actually found a Lance 825 in CO Springs for $14k, which is a pretty good deal. Colorado road trip is a nice bonus!
Shiltsy 05/30/13 10:28am Truck Campers
Finding the right TC

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.
Shiltsy 05/28/13 11:25am Truck Campers
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