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Old 11-20-2011, 09:05 PM   #15
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Who cares? All of us who travel or live in a small trailer have too much in common to quibble over arbitrary lines in the sand. It's a beautiful trailer Jim, and I'm really impressed by the weight.

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Old 11-20-2011, 09:50 PM   #16
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Jim is not setting any precedence here; He's not the only Moderator that has a non-molded trailer.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:30 PM   #17
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Jim, it's beautiful and looks like a quality rig. Congratulations on finding a trailer that's right for you!
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:50 PM   #18
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Congratulations Jim. We hope you have many happy camping trips with your new RV.

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Old 11-20-2011, 11:12 PM   #19
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Karalyn, this Lance is almost the same size and weight as my KZ Escape. I lost 2 mpg compared to my 17' Burro widebody. So I'll guess that Jim is facing about the same difference vs his Eggcamper on fuel economy.

Jim, can you open the bathroom door when the slide is in?

I like the look of the 26 gallon water tanks, and the cabinetry appears well built. I see it has a tankless water heater, too!
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:52 AM   #20
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Jim, Congratulations on the new rig. I wouldn't call it the dark side. I think we are all after the same concept, compact, light weight, fiberglass rigs. Heck your lance weighs less than the escape 19 we talked about. Looks like Lance has put together a well thought out camper. I love the winterizing kit, the tankless water heater, and the storage. Man those compartments look huge!

I do have one question. Does it have only 1 propane tank? Did you find yourself needing more while winter camping? We have two tanks on our casita and I don't recall even using one up all camping season.

Also, how about batteries and battery life? I noticed Lance offers a solar option did you get it?

What kind of mileage are you getting with this rig vs your egg camper?

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Old 11-21-2011, 09:07 AM   #21
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Karalyn, this Lance is almost the same size and weight as my KZ Escape. I lost 2 mpg compared to my 17' Burro widebody. So I'll guess that Jim is facing about the same difference vs his Eggcamper on fuel economy.

Jim, can you open the bathroom door when the slide is in?

I like the look of the 26 gallon water tanks, and the cabinetry appears well built. I see it has a tankless water heater, too!
The bath door is a pocket door and yes, you can squeeze by and use if needed.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:17 AM   #22
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Jim, Congratulations on the new rig. I wouldn't call it the dark side. I think we are all after the same concept, compact, light weight, fiberglass rigs. Heck your lance weighs less than the escape 19 we talked about. Looks like Lance has put together a well thought out camper. I love the winterizing kit, the tankless water heater, and the storage. Man those compartments look huge!

I do have one question. Does it have only 1 propane tank? Did you find yourself needing more while winter camping? We have two tanks on our casita and I don't recall even using one up all camping season.

Also, how about batteries and battery life? I noticed Lance offers a solar option did you get it?

What kind of mileage are you getting with this rig vs your egg camper?

Happy travels,

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Don,
It has one battery, I got a group 31 120 a/h battery and plan on installing a 40 watt solar later on the roof. There is one propane tank and I have a backup replacement. It is a new 25 lb fiberglass tank which is see thru. The 20lb on the trailer has a gauge by the way, so I have a spare. I'm sure either will get you thru a week. The tankless heater uses less propane since it does not have to keep the tank hot.
The heater has a nice thermostat which seems not to have the "swings" from the bi-metallic spring type you see in a lot of campers. I got 13 mpg pulling with the Jeep thru the mountains, will need to check with the Hemi Ram but that seems to get 13 mpg all the time, towing or not.
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Do you have a link or documentation that came with your trailer says what Lance uses instead of the wood backed fiberglass? The prevalent delamination wood backed bond method so often reported. I could not find the the answer on the Lance site. I'm sure it was right in front of my eyes as usual
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Do you have a link or documentation that came with your trailer says what Lance uses instead of the wood backed fiberglass? The prevalent delamination wood backed bond method so often reported. I could not find the the answer on the Lance site. I'm sure it was right in front of my eyes as usual
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Thanks, I thought this was a Very interesting article how lance used SolidWorks and CNC machines to make them stronger and lighter. Also the "CNC machine at Lance routing wire paths into insulation like a circuit on a microchip" Amazing. 2010 TOUR: Lance Campers
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The Lance site says 2,480 pounds Approximate gross dry weight. Sure is light for a slide-out wow. Did yours have a sticker on it somewhere showing the weight as it sits in your driveway? Or maybe something on your invoice showing the real weight? Thanks
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The Lance site says 2,480 pounds Approximate gross dry weight. Sure is light for a slide-out wow. Did yours have a sticker on it somewhere showing the weight as it sits in your driveway? Or maybe something on your invoice showing the real weight? Thanks
my wet weight with all options- air conditioning, microwave, power awning, tv,2 fantastic fans from factory was 2730 on the yellow sticker, add propane fill and battery- 2800 on street and out the door.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:22 AM   #28
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One more thing I found out, it has self adjusting brakes and nev-r-lube axles.
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