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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
RE: RAM 3500 DRW W/6.4 Hemi

I would say run away fast! I bought a low mile Ram DRW 4x4 with the V-10 gasser. Worse thing I ever owned! About 5-6 mpg with a load & hit 13 once empty @ 55 mph! I had all the power I ever wanted, quite, smooth but just couldn't stand putting gas into it. Beside the fact that the engine wasn't worth %&(^. I'd stay away from any Mopar gas engine, traded it on a Dodge DRW 4x4 5.7 Cummins & have never regretted it. Spend the extra & get the diesel!
lincolnmatthews 05/15/17 08:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Three Lances in a Row

Cool! We're on our 3rd Lance now 1st was an 880 then a 014 1050S (new but lost in shop fire) luckily found a 014 1181. Our favorite so far, hopefully our last! We love this floor plan, why they discontinued it, I'll never know. Only concern is the huge slide with the Schwintek mechanism, but its been updated so hopefully it lasts awhile. Oh well, I don't care I'll repair it forever that's how much we love the 1181!
lincolnmatthews 05/15/17 08:26pm Truck Campers
RE: CO2/Propane alarms gone off twice since we bought camper

Hey thanks you guys1 I'll pull & check it out & see about ordering one of "fleecebay"
lincolnmatthews 04/28/17 11:29am Truck Campers
CO2/Propane alarms gone off twice since we bought camper

Purchased out now 3 yr old Lance 1181 in Jan of this year. Once while plugged into an extension cord along it went off, I figured it was an low voltage issue as the power had been off for a day or so. Then this last weekend while out plugged into power at a park the alarm went off in the middle of the day for no apparent reason, (no propane smell, been in & out several times etc. So I pulled the fuse & we slept with more than one window cracked open that night. Of course its mounted down by the floor by the step to go overhead & the fridge is right there, but shouldn't be an issue unless ?? I believe its made by Safe T, do these things go bad? I wouldn't think in a 3 yr old camper. My RV dealer said that if someone used some spray cleaner at some point that this could cause them to **** out. Just hate to spend a $100 at this point for a new one just to see if this solves the problem. Anybody ever had a similar problem with there's? Might add that the batteries are stored in an outside compartment not in the steps like my last Lance, anyway thanks for any ideas!
lincolnmatthews 04/27/17 10:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance Bed Maid System

I haven't checked the above links yet, but a company called RV Superbag I believe makes the Lance system. I have not yet ordered it yet (expensive I think close to $300) but when we do I will order the King size for our Queen size mattress as it will come down further on the mattress. Once in a while a Lance Bed Maid comes up for sale on the Lance Owners Forum (that's what I'm kind of waiting for, because I'm cheap!)
lincolnmatthews 03/30/17 07:32pm Truck Campers
Lance 1181 on old Dodge dually??

I lost our new 1050S last week due to a shop/garage fir,(pretty traumatic). Were looking at a used 1181 which I know are heavy, I'm sure it'd be pushing 5000k fully loaded. I've got a 99 Dodge 3500 4x4 with stableloads,Hellwig stabilizers & am thinking of adding the 3300 Super Springs in conjunction with my OEM overloads. What do you guys think? Most of us run overloaded with large campers, I'm sure there's guys out there running an 1181 on 1-ton SRW? Anybody running this kind of wait on the older 1-ton's? I'm just going to go out & update my truck! One note my tires are more than rated for the weight along with my Dana 80 rear end. Anyway thanks for your opinions!
lincolnmatthews 01/16/17 02:18pm Truck Campers
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