Hey Kerry4951 - Is the single round table leg stable enough. I see a lot of doubles in new rigs. Have you ever wished you added two?
RenoAl - forgot to mention there is solar.
#40Fan - Good point on the exhaust. I guess I'll have to keep an eye on that. Right now the astro-turf step carpets could melt I suppose. Funny thing is that the tailpipe & muffler are brand new. The dealer had to spend $1300 after I couldn't pass emissions from a broken particulate line.
DGrid39 - About struck shopping. I was able to zero in on the most likely best price but doing a bunch of searches on cars.com. They have to keep the prices competitive in there or no one calls. I figured out the range was 31k-40k for 2008 depending on mileage and options. When I found mine at 36,500 I knew it was it. They lowered it enough to absorb the handling fee and then with takes I came out to 40k. I knew they didn't have much room left, then they ended up eating it once they had to fix a taillight & tailpipe but they stood behind what they sold.
~DJ - yep we spent two nights in it at a campground only 40 minutes away. Everything checked out great. Now we're getting ready for a 2 week trip.
Everyone - I like the memory foam top suggestions for the mattress. It's a little thin. I noticed new lances have a better one. Question? Does the memory foam still feel like a mattress? Where do you get one? Does it stay in place?
With regard to the tailpipe, I think that it's more the black soot rather than just the heat.
It will turn everything that it blows on black, I know my last 2 did that, which is probably the better reason to get it redirected, otherwise you'll be tracking that in as you walk into your new camper...
Dale & Ellen
2005 Dodge Quad Cab 3500 5.9 CTD 4X4 Long Bed w/Tonneau cover
2011 Arctic Fox 1150
2008 Polaris X2 500 ATV
2004 Bayliner 185 BR
2002 Honda VTX1300
I will be happy to share the cushion info. You may want to contact Lance and try to use the same company that makes their cushions. I got my initial contact information off one of the cushion ID tags. There should be a tag on each cushion. Through that, I was able to track down a phone# over the internet by Googling the company. Once I got ahold of a very nice person on the other end, we were able to confirm measurements, foam style, and fabric. Since they make all the cushions for Arctic Fox, she was very helpful and familiar with the cushion make-up, and I was able to deal direct with them. The comany that I used was: Home Style Industries, Nampa, ID. Their website is: www.home-style.com
I found it was much easier to deal directly with the cushion people. Northwood (AF) told my dealer they could sell me fabric, but that I would have to get my own foam and make up my own cushions, or have an upholsterer do it, since what I needed were custom sizes.
Scott: Great choice but as you can tell from my signature block I also have a 1131 so I am a little biased. We have two small kids (3&5) the space is great for them. Normally we spend every moment we can outside but if the weather is really bad the kids can play in the tent area and be out of the adults way. I also put a small TV mounted to the back wall in the tent area.
As you mentioned earlier the first, of many, mods I made was putting real shelves in the pantry. You will triple, if not more, the space.
We bought ours in 2008 and so we have 3 years and over 15K miles in it. If you have any questions PM me. I tow either my Jeep or boat behind me so I installed the Torklift Superhitch with the 48" extension. It works great but is a beast going down the road.
You will figure things out on your own so I will not bore you with my advice expect for one thing. When you camp in the rain and your tent get soaked dry it out as soon as you can. The mildew will build up quickly causing you hours of grief trying to clean off.
Will be in your area in July. Maybe we will run into and can check out each other's mods.
08 F350, DRW, 4WD, DSL
07 Lance 1131
1 wife, two kids, and a dog
Here is what I will do the next time I get a TC. The first chance I get, I will check carefully to see that all seams are caulked well. I will remove every screw that's on the outside and put caulk in the screwhole and replace the screw. I would also pull off the vinyl insert in the aluminium trim channels and do the screws that hold the trim piece on. It will be a lot of work; but, years later I will be grateful that I had done so. Would that I had done this with my current TC's when I first acquired them.
2001 Silverado 3500 DRW CC LB 6.0
1993 Lance Squire Lite 150 (8'6")
2001 Fleetwood Caribou 11J (11'6")
Hey, way to go, looks like your going to have lots of fun.
We saw a lance similar to that out at Ketelsen campers here in Denver. We've been looking at the Lance 950s and Lance 1050s. Can't wait to get ours.
Maybe will see you out camping the mtns of Colorado this summer.