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RE: Thinking of buying a brand new Lance due to high used prices

I agree with previous posts if not in a hurry maybe you can find a good used one, I say "maybe". I bought a used Lance 880 around 02 (about 8 yrs old) very nice but had sat outside over the yrs that I constantly worked on. We bought a new Lance 1050S in 15 from Hills RV in Yakima with about a 23% disc off list. I would highly recommend Hills & buy new, especially if you have a place to keep it out of the rain! If not then I don't think it would matter much, then buy used. We loved our new Lance but lost it a year latter to a shop fire, but were very fortunate to find a 2015 1181 Lance that was hardly used. So we bought it & am very happy with this awesome camper. This was found on the Lance Forum, good luck!
lincolnmatthews 03/08/18 08:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Michelin XPS Traction Tires, Anybody Ever Run These?

Thanks you guys! I do have the steering brace from BD. Talked to Schwab this week,as I expected it should have the front end aligned with the camper on (as this camper is always on the truck). It sounds like it will have to go on the big truck rack because of the height & width for the some of $200.00 min. oh well I don't care at this point. I think there's to much play in neutral on the steering wheel (rblt Redhead gear box about a yr ago, so I'll tighten that up a little, & will have my indy check out the front end before it goes into Schwab to check out (just for another opinion). I do think after the replies here that its not my tires but needs a front end alignment. I will let you know after I get this done, (in about 2 months or so) Thanks again!
lincolnmatthews 11/28/17 10:30pm Truck Campers
Michelin XPS Traction Tires, Anybody Ever Run These?

I put a set on my 99 Dodge Dually 4x4 several yrs ago. Never been real happy with the way it drives. Being a Dodge of this era they leave a lot to be desired anyway I think, IMHO. Earlier this yr I went from a Lance 1050S to an 1181 Lance so have maxed out my truck (and then some). I've had a reblt steering gear box installed (from Redhead), Stable loads installed (made a big difference) & a Hellwig rear sway bar installed, the truck handles just fine. But it steers like ****! If its a perfect road its ok, but if any ruts or the I-5 **** that we deal with in the PNW its terrible! I have to constantly correct it, back & forth on the steering wheel, very tiring to say the least.I know that if I don't have the front tires inflated exactly to 70 lbs (as per door sticker) its terrible. The trucks got about 130k on it & is in good shape, I'm thinking its my tires picking up every groove on the road & causing it to drive worse than a normal Dodge of this era. I say this because this is my 2nd Dodge 1-ton of this era & they just don't drive as good as a Ford or Chev in my opinion. Don't get me wrong I love my Dodge's looks, the Cummins diesel, etc & have no desire to change trucks! I am going to have my front end checked out, but I believe its fine, just wondering if anyone has ever run these tires & had any problems with the handling, thanks for any replies!!
lincolnmatthews 11/26/17 05:26pm Truck Campers
Shadow Cruiser Campers Anybody heard anything about them?

Just wondering about them made by Cruiser RV in the 80" & later. Was thinking of a clean one up to about 9.5ft'er as a 2nd camper to take up in the woods etc, my 1181 Lance is just to big to go where I like to camp up in the boonies. I can get it there but just think its way to rough on the camper & truck. I've got a spare old F-250 4x4 that's just crying for a spare old camper. I would really like a decent old pop up but there just to expensive for what I want it for. I'll keep my 1181 on my good dually (we love the floor plan) for long vaca's etc. Were the Cruiser's aluminum framed (like I see there trailers are) or all wood? They seemed to be finished nice on the inside & had a cool fiberglass front nose & taillight assy. They appear to be kind of rare, must have been fairly expensive but somewhat well made?? Thanks, from anybody who's ever had one or knows anything about them!
lincolnmatthews 10/26/17 04:26am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap campers:

I kind of liked the older ones better, the old fiberglass nose cap looked better IMO. Better floor plans, almost bought one in 15 but just to **** expensive (couldn't make a deal) so I bought a new Lance 1050S out of Yakima & saved a lot of money (about 10k, a lot for me anyway) After seeing what Adventurer is doing to them for 17, (no more U-shaped seating,(I guess were one of the few that love our U-shaped siting area in our 015 1181 Lance, which replaced our 1050 after a shop fire) & changed floor plans etc i just can't see the real advantage to them anymore, just my opinion.
lincolnmatthews 07/23/17 09:31am Truck Campers
RE: Rear view camera

We had a factory installed unit from Voyager in our 15 Lance, worked great. But when I tried to replace the camera to install on our new Lance (lost our other one in a shop fire) I couldn't get one obsolete already, right! Could have bought a re-conditioned one for about 4-500 as I recall.I wasn't about to give them anymore of my money (plus they never ever replied to my emails) so I figured the heck with them! So I did some checking & ended up having a Furrion (spelling ??) system installed for about 400 complete. They pulled the power off the rear top clearance light for the camera, ( which only works with the lights on, no big deal for us as I drive with lights on especially if I'm towing & need the camera. Besides this serves at on-off switch as our replacement Lance wasn't wired for a camera from the factory. The tech hid the wire from the light by going drilling behind the light & fishing the wire back out behind the camera, looks totally factory a very nice install! Anyway this worked for my situation, good luck
lincolnmatthews 07/23/17 09:19am Truck Campers
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