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RE: Whats the best way to search for a nation wide TC purchase?

Again, issue is, with an old / used camper, you still have the water intrusion / rot issue if it wasn't properly maintained. Lots of stories on many different sites (including this one) about rebuilding a camper. Not something I'd want to do. Nor do I! Or I'd be asking about that vs replacing the whole rig.
Blanco1 07/20/17 05:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Whats the best way to search for a nation wide TC purchase?

Check out Toms Camperland in AZ , 3 locations . Lots of TC`s , like 50-60 , I saw a used Host Yukon side entry on the site , lots of Lances . In my opinion you should go to a RV show or a place with a lot of campers and see what will suit your needs , 1 slide ,2 ,layout ... Take your wife and dog , you may fall in love with a camper more after actually being in it Thanks! I'll call them right now! Wow!! They awesome selection on their website.
Blanco1 07/20/17 03:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Whats the best way to search for a nation wide TC purchase?

In general focus on the PNW and mountain west states. That's where the vast majority of TCs are and also the right side of the country for you. Personally I'd go private party. Can't trust a dealer anymore than Joe blow so why pay the premium. It's buyer beware anyway. Craigslist seattle alone probably has 100+ TCs any given day. And if you know or can find a rvnet buddy to check it out first when you find the "one". That's a bonus. But as much as it rains out there might that not be the best place? I would imagine more chances of wood rot? I would imagine the south west might be better? But yes some states have higher popularity with truck campers than others... Southern Ca. is not big with them.
Blanco1 07/20/17 03:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Whats the best way to search for a nation wide TC purchase?

I bought my 2008 Lance 805 3 states away from me last February using Search Tempest. I was specifically looking for that model so it took a while. Once I finally decide what model I want I will shop for a year or more if need be? Its not like I don't have a TC now, just looking for an up-grade. So I'm in no hurry I will wait for just the right deal.
Blanco1 07/20/17 03:17pm Truck Campers
Whats the best way to search for a nation wide TC purchase?

I'm looking for a used light weight TC & I'm willing to drive across the USA to buy it for a good deal? & camp all the way back? Is there a nation wide Truck camper site? at this very moment I'm in love with the Lance 1131?
Blanco1 07/19/17 09:56pm Truck Campers
RE: What is the lightest Double Slide out Truck Camper?

Wow! I really like the 2007 1131 with the flip out tent & side entrance! The side is perfect for leaving trailer hooked up & the tent would be perfect for my 100 lb dog to have his place to stay out of our way & allowing us more freedom to move around! Thank for the info & yet I'll still keep looking for more options. I'm figuring good luck finding a nice used one at a good price?
Blanco1 07/18/17 11:51pm Truck Campers
RE: What is the lightest Double Slide out Truck Camper?

995 and 975 have them and the 2007 1181 has one Thank you! I'll check those out. What year 995 & 975?
Blanco1 07/18/17 11:28pm Truck Campers
RE: What is the lightest Double Slide out Truck Camper?

On Lancecamper.com, go to Owner Support -> Previous Brochures http://www.lancecamper.com/owner-support/ enjoy ;-) Might anyone have any idea about what years these full wall slidesout were? Looking through their previous brochures, there's 24 years worth of past brochures.
Blanco1 07/18/17 04:32pm Truck Campers
RE: What is the lightest Double Slide out Truck Camper?

I'm not brand loyal yet my truck is a '97 3500 Ram Dually, 4x4, 5 speed manual with a cummins diesel. & my next TC must have slide outs or I'll consider a trailer? Seems a triple slide is not an option due to weight? So now I'm on a search for a double slide! My '08 Lance 992 was about 3800lbs....cant find the old posting. The dont make it anymore but I think you can find one up to like '15. Great camper, wish I kept it! Got any pics of it on your truck?
Blanco1 07/18/17 04:15pm Truck Campers
RE: What is the lightest Double Slide out Truck Camper?

On Lancecamper.com, go to Owner Support -> Previous Brochures http://www.lancecamper.com/owner-support/ enjoy ;-) Cool thanks!
Blanco1 07/18/17 04:13pm Truck Campers
RE: What is the lightest Double Slide out Truck Camper?

You do realize that the slides may need to be out for you to be able to use the camper, right? Yes I already realized this. Lance has the brochures from their past models all online, so you may be able to find what they once made that suits your wants/needs. Maybe try to access some of the campers that you like and see/feel what they are like and imagine camping in them. No one here knows what you need and how exactly you will use the camper. So in the end only you can make an informed decision. Still, even if it has no slides at all, maybe have a quick look at the Northstar STC. It has the side entrance. I'd love to look at their past models from over the years. Didn't notice that on their site? Might you have a link? & as far as how I plan to use it? I plan to go CAMPING in it!
Blanco1 07/18/17 07:12am Truck Campers
RE: What is the lightest Double Slide out Truck Camper?

Lance I've looked at Lance before & never saw that?!?!? You have a link? Don't see it on their website? If only offered certain years I'd love to know what years & model it was. But not offered new. http://www.lancecamper.com/truck-campers/ But If I buy new I will want a side entrance.
Blanco1 07/18/17 12:23am Truck Campers
RE: What is the lightest Double Slide out Truck Camper?

From my research all those campers "list" in the range of 4000 lb, but you have to follow the option list to get more accurate weight. When I see huge difference in the space feel with dinette slide, the 2nd slide usually adds more floor space or 2nd sofa, both I don't really care much about. Than if floor space is important to you, whole wall slide is between. Who makes a TC with a whole wall side? That might be awesome?
Blanco1 07/17/17 02:38pm Truck Campers
RE: What is the lightest Double Slide out Truck Camper?

It sounds like you really want the space of a triple slide camper but are willing to settle for a double slide due to weight. At a certain point it seems to me that a trailer makes more sense. I have a 9'6" camper without slides. That is as much as I would ever want to carry on a pickup. Two issues come into play with a trailer. The space I have available to store it and the fact that I'd like to tow my boat or car toys behind it to the play areas. That being said , in a perfect world I'd like a side enterence , so I don't have to climb over the tongue of the trailer or disconnect it.
Blanco1 07/17/17 02:36pm Truck Campers
RE: What is the lightest Double Slide out Truck Camper?

From my research all those campers "list" in the range of 4000 lb, but you have to follow the option list to get more accurate weight. When I see huge difference in the space feel with dinette slide, the 2nd slide usually adds more floor space or 2nd sofa, both I don't really care much about. Than if floor space is important to you, whole wall slide is between. Yes I want floor space, being we have a 100 lb dog that goes camping with my wife and myself. In a no slide out camper like my Lance 900, it's too cramped in there. I really wanted a triple slide but have come to accept that my 1997 dodge dually really is not ideal for all that weight. So now I'm looking for a lighter dual slide out. Yes floor plan is important , especially if I end up buying new then I have options, but if looking used, I'll have to take what I can find, yet want to look for the lighter ones vs heavy.
Blanco1 07/17/17 02:33pm Truck Campers
What is the lightest Double Slide out Truck Camper?

I'm not brand loyal yet my truck is a '97 3500 Ram Dually, 4x4, 5 speed manual with a cummins diesel. & my next TC must have slide outs or I'll consider a trailer? Seems a triple slide is not an option due to weight? So now I'm on a search for a double slide!
Blanco1 07/17/17 12:19am Truck Campers
RE: Camper, Trailer or motorhome?

What year is your truck? It should have zero launch if it's somewhere around 2003 (?) forward. (somewhere around there anyway) What is Zero Launch? Can someone explain Zero Launch? My is a 1997 & I'm sure I don't have this option? Can I install it into my older truck?
Blanco1 06/08/17 02:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camper, Trailer or motorhome?

30 HP Suzuki fuel injection I suspect mine is smaller & I only have a trolling motor for it & yet that all I need. Your picture has motivated me, Thanks!
Blanco1 06/07/17 09:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camper, Trailer or motorhome?

I'm not crazy about buying a motorhome being the cost & I like the idea of disconnecting from a TC or Trailer & having my truck again. & yet with any of these choices, my storage space comes into play. I originally went went with a TC for it towing ability behind it with a car trailer or boat & etc.. Yet have learned to HATE taking my boat to the loading ramp at the water with my HEAVY TC on my trucks bed & it being a manual trans rig. That whole parking brake & clutch & steep ramp angle game is no fun! Yes my rig is 4X4 & 4x4 LOW does help but still. Not in anyway pleasant. I may just stop using this truck with the TC on it for any fishing trips. Yet also realize most trailer sorta become an issue with the boat being involved. Sure in Ca. I can tow a double if its a 5th wheel, but the I can't back up & its just become so long! Why not get a motorhome, you can bring a small car/truck and a boat without double towing issues or length, just have a custom built stacker for the two. Plenty of clean used motorhomes out there http://i.imgur.com/hzdq8lfl.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/hzdq8lfl.jpg Backing up is never a issue Nice Picture but I could do the same thing now behind my TC. I do have an inflatable boat that you just reminded me about the I'm gonna bring out from the basement. I was also considering a float tube? or Kyak? Yet mine only has a trolling motor, What size is the outboard in that picture?
Blanco1 06/07/17 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camper, Trailer or motorhome?

What year is your truck? It should have zero launch if it's somewhere around 2003 (?) forward. (somewhere around there anyway) What is Zero Launch?
Blanco1 06/07/17 04:29pm General RVing Issues
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