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jaycocreek

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I was told the old Lances were built better than recent ones.


I'll bet that applies to allot of the new campers..My last two Lance truck campers were and are,trouble free with very little maintenance needed...My last Fleetwood Class C needed constant maintenance where my Beaver Class C needed very little..My Jayco units were as good as it gets as well as my old Terri's which were good but not as good as the Jayco's...All older units...

Most all of my travels are on washbordy dirt roads and that's hard on everything,pickups included..I see alot of issues on new units reading the internet and that's sad for the price they want for them..


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JimK-NY wrote:



Looks like you got a great old camper. I was told the old Lances were built better than recent ones. In any case it also looks like you have a great place to use it. I have relatives in Mt Pleasant and my father was born in Wales. It has been a while since I visited but still remember some of it.


Thank you. I don't know if they were built better or not. If they were I'll never buy a new Lance. LOL

A good friend was a Lane dealer up until 3-4 years ago when he sold his RV dealership. He did a walk thru with me on the phone and told me what to look for. Other than the generator and a recently replace water heater most everything else was "cosmetic".

I didn't plan on buying such a big camper. It kind of pushes my truck to its limits.

Mt Pleasant is a really nice little town. I've been past Wales but never been there.


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I can tell you that I lucked out getting one with a one piece aluminum roof.
My friend that owned the dealership said he wished they had never quit using them.

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Agreed on the one piece roof...I put roof coating on mine to help with the heat and seal also..

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Agreed on the one piece roof...I put roof coating on mine to help with the heat and seal also..


I've been thinking about doing that to mine.

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Wouldn’t the aluminum color reflect heat better than white? What did Lance switch to from aluminum in those aluminum campers for the roof?


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jaycocreek wrote:

Agreed on the one piece roof...I put roof coating on mine to help with the heat and seal also..


I've been thinking about doing that to mine.


It works at keeping it cooler inside and also fills any unseen pin holes or cracks on the roof..I have put snow roof or something similar on every aluminum roof I have ever had..That is the first thing I do when I buy a used unit,do the roof and I have never had a roof leak doing it this way..

The aluminum roof gets hot,real hot..On a sunny day I swear you could fry an egg on it..LOL

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jaycocreek wrote:

Agreed on the one piece roof...I put roof coating on mine to help with the heat and seal also..


I've been thinking about doing that to mine.


I'm done thinking about it. I'm not going to put a coating on my roof. Just one more thing to "maintain".


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Wouldn’t the aluminum color reflect heat better than white? What did Lance switch to from aluminum in those aluminum campers for the roof?


Not sure which one would reflect the heat better but I think the coating would end up cracking or spitting and need to be redone or touched up periodically.
Besides, if it gets hot inside I just fire up the AC. [emoticon]

I have no idea what they switched to. I just remember Scott telling me that he wished Lance would have kept with the aluminum roof. Probably because its one piece so no seams and its maintenance free.

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I'm done thinking about it. I'm not going to put a coating on my roof. Just one more thing to "maintain"


What's there to maintain,coat it and forget it..I do check around the vents and hatches but I've never had to reapply around them like you would with other methods..Like that lawyer on TV,one call that's all...lol..Although I have three coats on it,all in one day.

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Mine’s got an aluminum roof as well, although with the top surface painted white (came that way). I think Lance started using TPO roof membrane about 2005 when they started building the Max models with “Lance Lock” aluminum frames.

I’ve always appreciated it. It’s got some nice hail dents in it. It’s also one of the handful of reasons I just continue to hang on to it, rather than buying a new TC.

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