Well, I did it again. I purchased a new 2012 Lance model #1575 shipped from California. I think I got the first one on this side of the Mississippi. I toyed with the idea of getting an Escape
, but for $10k less I think I got a better one. Yes, it is obviously not a molded fiberglass, but is it 100% all six sided fiberglass construction. No wood in walls for delamination issues, aluminum frame with Azdel composites. The roof and underneath is smooth fiberglass. All seams have been sealed with Dicor, Lance also installs the vents without screws, the new Fantastic Fans have clips to hold them in so there are no screw heads for leaks
. What turned me on are the Dometic thermopane windows
and tankless water heater and insulated holding tank. It is a 4 season trailer. I can winterize it in 15 minutes if need be with a built in winterizing kit. The slide makes it 10' wide when camping.
I toyed with installing themopane windows
in the Nest Egg, but the window manufacturer said I was waisting money. With 3/8"-5/8" thick walls there was little insulating value in the trailer. The Lance has 1.5 walls/2" floors and ceiling.
I wanted an all season trailer and this was the closest I could find for less than 2500#. Even the Escape
with all the options, was approaching 3000# and $30k
so I took this route.
We went camping this weekend in the mountains, down to 20 at night, we were toasty with no condensation on walls,windows. The fantastic fans had some on the covers.
I hope the forum members here can accept a renegade member and I'm sure they can appreciate the quality once they see one.
We took a shakedown trip to an operating grist mill over 250 years old. They had the best home made food.