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Posted: 03/08/18 09:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They huck-bolt their BAL frames. Many "top" companies weld their frames, leading to "junk" You might YouTube and look at the 2475 due to start production later this year, it has a king bed. You can attack a big bike carrier on the back on the modern version of the trailers.


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As always the end use determines the type of TT you need. Most TTs are RVs intended for periodic use at a campground environment.

The father and more often you drift from this norm the more stress you can put on the TV and TT.

In AZ we found off-road could mean a nice sand road next to the beach of a quiet lake. Or, it could mean a rock strewn rutted trail up an ATV trail to a spectacular view.

There is no reason to pay for a four season TT if you hate going outside when it is cold. Likewise, if you often camp in harsher weather it can take a toll on TT not designed for such use.

Only you can decide which TT is most likely to fill your needs. Lance product do have a good reputation.


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pfidahospud wrote:

I think 25-30% is a little ambitious with a trailer whose build/wait time is over a year. (High?) Quality Lance trailers are in high demand, and I wouldn't expect to get much more than 15-20% off MSRP. My best suggestion is to contact several different dealers and price shop.
Disagree. Your sitting in the chair in front of them, and they want to make a sale. I just made a deal at 30% off on an MSRP of over 55K on a new GD Reflection. Let them make the first offer, then just do the calculation on your phone while sitting there, give them the number and say "this is where I'm at". Be ready to walk - we were, and they knew it.


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Their have been some reports of the huck-bolted frame sagging at the back end of the trailer. I've looked under a new Lance, and it appears to be really designed to be lightweight. Perhaps at the expense of strength ?

The likely reason for huck-bolting it together is not because it's engineered better, but because it's less expensive to do it this way on their typically low production numbers. Huck-bolting it is a very low skilled labor process. Welding requires a higher skill level of workforce as well as more expensive ( welders ) equipment.

Those trailers also use a composite ( foam sandwiched ) floor at least on some models too. For me that would be a deal breaker. OP, I'm not trying to diss the brand or trying to talk you out of it, just saying you might want to research everything about it to see if it really meets your criteria. One thing about the brand is they have a loyal following with lots of rallies and that's important to some folks that like to socialize.

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gmw photos, are you specifically referring to Lance trailers and/or the 2375 model when speaking of sagging frames? I know other brands have had issues.


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TurnThePage wrote:

gmw photos, are you specifically referring to Lance trailers and/or the 2375 model when speaking of sagging frames? I know other brands have had issues.

I was referring to Lance, check their forum that's where I read the discussion. Here is a rather lengthy discussion with numerous owners chiming in:

http://lanceowners.hoop.la/topic/frame-issues

* This post was edited 03/09/18 12:26pm by gmw photos *

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Ah, have to join to read.

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Well, I was interested in this trailer, and didn't want to see this thread wither just yet. Per gmw photos' link, I tried to join the Lance Owners Forum, but have been apparently turned away. Guess I'll never know how stout that huck bolt frame actually is. coolmom42, good luck with your choice. Would still love to hear about it if you get this model. In the meantime, I will concentrate my shopping efforts elsewhere.

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