Do all the Lance electrical connectors from the camper have the same configuration? If so, what would that be? Where could I find a schematic to follow to prep my truck for the camper plug?
A qualified yes on the same plug. AS far as I have seen, Lance is the only TC builder that uses that particular plug set. It is a small, 7 pin with only six of the pins being used. The camper side has the six holes around the outside and the center pin. The truck side plug receptacle only has 6 pins and wires. The upper left pin is missing, as you don't need the "brake" one on a TC, which you know.
Some used Lance campers, I have seen have been changed over to the standard, larger 7 pin, that comes on many pickups from the factory. Then with an extension cord, the TC can be plugged into the bumper plug-in. I use two plugs in my truck bed, one 7 pin for my 5th wheel and one 6 pin for the Lance. I needed a new camper side plug and wire harness this summer and I only could find one at a Lance dealer in western Colorado. I still need to install it one of these days. Also bought a new truck side plug and harness, about $32 and change just to have on hand or if I buy a new truck.
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Bill, I might add, that if you go to the Lance site, it will have a photo and info on the wires(color/size, etc)
then click on Support
then at the bottom of the page chose the year of TC you are interested in
Under "owner's manual" it will show a photo of the plugs, etc. Mine TC is a 2008 and it shows up in the owner's manual on page 17. Others probably vary, but I didn't check them out.
I am in FL and it was very difficult to find what I was looking for here. I probably checked more than 20 around the state and wasn't satisfied with my findings. However, it was time well spent. I learned a lot during the process. The help and advise of the great people of this TC forum was priceless. It also helped me make a decision on the make and model that I wanted. Once I knew that, it was a matter of finding one. Eventually I found 3, almost at the same time. One in Michigan, one in Mass and one in NJ. I ended up buying the TC in NJ from a private owner. So far, it has been great and I love it.
Regarding your question about the electrical connection, this should be helpful. It comes from my owners manual.
Good luck and be patient.
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Expand your search horizon to 1000 miles to the north, northwest, and west. There is something out there with your name on it. As said previously, patience me lad, patience. Keep your ear to the ground and be ready to jump mfgr's if you must. You want the best for the least but available. Have your hookup tie downs already to go. Get less camper than you want.
Of course that's easy for me to say, being mr. lucky, and living amidst a plethora of campers.
regards, as always, jefe
Yep, expand your search area. While traveling through the Southeast,earlier this year for 4 months, I saw 2 Truck Campers out on the road. This September I was traveling on a highway in Wyoming, and during a 3 hour period, I counted 52 Truck Campers out on the Road. Yep, try the west.