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Old 07-16-2012, 04:17 AM   #46
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Replaced a 20 y/o cabover with this Lance. I wanted to get one of those Teardrop trailers but I was over-ruled. I wouldn't recommend a small cabover for more than 2 people unless you really like togetherness but it is fine for us.

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Old 07-16-2012, 04:22 AM   #47
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I think that would be PERFECT for two people.

I dread the idea of pulling, parking, maintaining a trailer but one of those looks great.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:25 AM   #48
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What's it weigh?
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:10 PM   #49
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What's it weigh?
About 2,000 lbs
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:44 AM   #50
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Just stumbled upon the Actioncamper.

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Old 07-25-2012, 06:44 AM   #51
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Cost prohibitive though...
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:29 AM   #52
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Cost prohibitive though...
that looks awesome, but 50 grand? really?
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:08 PM   #53
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that looks awesome, but 50 grand? really?
I didn't read up on it on the site...does that include the Jeep and labour to install it?
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:24 PM   #54
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I didn't read up on it on the site...does that include the Jeep and labour to install it?
If it was a package deal, that would be sorta reasonable. Looks like the 50K is just for the camper. Add ~30k for the jeep and new springs/shocks...
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #55
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Replaced a 20 y/o cabover with this Lance. I wanted to get one of those Teardrop trailers but I was over-ruled. I wouldn't recommend a small cabover for more than 2 people unless you really like togetherness but it is fine for us.


Sweet Ford truck............my favorite "body style" if you will....
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:33 PM   #56
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Thread revive.....

Our previous TC/truck combo at Bar Harbor, Maine.



Don't have pictures of the new camper on the same truck...yet.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:46 PM   #57
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Someone mentioned airbags. I have a 12 Taco and looked at airbags but.ended up with.
Super springs for towing a 2550 lb trailer. Prior to the Super Springs there was significant sag.
ETrailer sells them. Initial cost was a little more than airbags but they work very well and
no adjusting. I looked at the Livin Lite but got a good deal on a pull behind rig.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:38 PM   #58
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My Father in Law has a Lance on his 2001 (I think) Dodge Ram with a Cummins.
The reason he got the bed camper is that he tows a single stall horse trailer, so a pop-up or other towable isn't really an option. He absolutely loves it, and it's easy to remove when he needs the truck bed to haul stuff.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:43 AM   #59
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If I wanted to move every day a truck camper is OK, for longer stays it gets small, very small. Not every one can take the small size. Plan to add an awning for more outdoor room when it rains. I had one to launch the boat, and packing the trailer just to take out the boat when a storm is coming is no fun. AC and heat in one of these is way better and less propane or electricity used than in a pop-up, and winter camping is oh so much more pleasant because of insulation.

There is no optimum solution. I loved where you could put a small boat behind the pop-up, and if you have to back up, it is uncouple and push things time. I eventually ended up with a 24 foot 5th wheel, then figured the extra gas and maint, I travel by MC now.

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Old 11-01-2012, 04:27 PM   #60
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If I wanted to move every day a truck camper is OK, for longer stays it gets small, very small. Not every one can take the small size. Plan to add an awning for more outdoor room when it rains. I had one to launch the boat, and packing the trailer just to take out the boat when a storm is coming is no fun. AC and heat in one of these is way better and less propane or electricity used than in a pop-up, and winter camping is oh so much more pleasant because of insulation.

There is no optimum solution. I loved where you could put a small boat behind the pop-up, and if you have to back up, it is uncouple and push things time. I eventually ended up with a 24 foot 5th wheel, then figured the extra gas and maint, I travel by MC now.

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Good points. I've always figured that if you're going to go to the trouble a cab/chassis vehicle is a good starting point. It opens a whole world of boxes that can be put on the back and can be changed relatively easily. But like most things, its horses for courses.
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