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!
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!)
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!
Never really liked what they put on the later Lance's (orange, blue, going across a window!) So when I ordered my 2015 1050S Lance I had them all deleted except the front & rear Chevron (vee) & the Lance name on the sides & back.
They dry out & fade over time & look like &(*&^ IMO