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RE: Do pass-through windows leak?

My 2006 Lance 1181 never leaked.
notsobigjoe 09/05/21 06:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic fox 990 rocking back and forth

Don't worry OP, We'll figure it out. Some more input is fourth coming and we're going to the weekend so hang in there. Someone will help you figure it out.
notsobigjoe 07/07/21 04:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic fox 990 rocking back and forth

Sounds like your airbags are overfull.
notsobigjoe 07/07/21 03:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Carpet on ceilings.....

Dear time to roll The foam is an integral part of a Northern Lite structure. Hence the word Lite is used in the brand. Dear covered wagon Keep vacuuming! Thanks everyone for all the thoughts. I will have to think about this and not do something I will regret. You have all given me lots of considerations. It's nice. Reason this came up was when cleaning the fridge mirror, sun's angle just right, I noticed what had to be carpet fibers everywhere on the glass. Good luck with your project OP and please keep us informed as to your progress.
notsobigjoe 07/07/21 10:05am Truck Campers
RE: Carpet on ceilings.....

Unfortunately you can't just glue new fabric up to the old fabric. If you try it will last for a short while and then start falling down. The old must be removed. Then the surface needs to be sanded down to create a good bonding surface. Then you can have someone spray some nasty smelling glue up onto the surface and press new headliner material into the glue. If done right you'll get about another 20 years out of the new headliner. Or you can strip it all off and sand it smooth. Then paint it with a few coats of exterior rated acrylic paint. Either way it would look great! I'd go with the carpet though if your considering resale value.
notsobigjoe 07/06/21 12:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Carpet on ceilings.....

This is some info I found. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24524524/print/true.cfm https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/removing-ozite-or-fuzzy-ceiling-carpet-315232.html https://www.motorhome.com/motorhomes/motorhome-gear/ceiling-fabric-care/ https://pantherrvproducts.com/6555-ozite-ceiling-headliner-carpet-72-wide-sand-per-linear-foot/ I typed this into DDG and came up with these posts above. OP, the list is endless. Good luck, Joe https://duckduckgo.com/?q=spray+on+ozite+for+rv+ceilings&t=brave&ia=web
notsobigjoe 07/06/21 10:23am Truck Campers
RE: RecPro RV A/C

If I remember correctly, Amazon jacked up the price the amount of shipping from RecPro. But it was “free Prime shipping.” So it equaled out. I went directly from RecPro. Very happy with the unit. Yes, free prime shipping just means the shipping is included as I have researched many things and they are priced almost exactly the same when you add in the shipping from a dealer as free prime shipping. Marketing Genius but very shady...
notsobigjoe 07/05/21 03:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 865 vs 855

There's a couple campers for sale locally. An 855 and an 865. The 855 is a 2010 and the 865 is a 2012. Lance lists the 865 for short bed half ton or bigger and the 855 for short bed 3/4 ton. My question is, what, other than sizing it down a hair and removing some of the extras (second propane tank, second battery) did lance do to drop the weight? What I am getting at is, did they use lighter grade construction to make it lighter? Or, would the construction and strength be the same and they just shrunk it down a bit in length and potentially width and removed some of the extras inside. The 865 is priced more attractively and it's newer, but the 855 is very well equipped. Our truck will handle either fine. I'm not part of the weight police whatsoever but I'd like to pass this on. My good friend from way back just bought a used Lance 650 for his dodge 1500, Not really sure of the specs of the truck. Anyway he had to beef up the rear end because as soon as he loaded it, it was over weighted. I know it's not the campers your asking about but I thought the info was pertinent. Good luck with your decision. PS, My buddy got the lightweight camper to beach camp and he loves it for that and it is very large inside for a tiny camper. Not for my big fat ass though... LOL I'm not carrying it with a half ton. As in my sig, I have a 3/4 ton with a swaybar and helper springs and load range E tires, etc. We have a truck camper already. Considering an upgrade. Thanks, I didn't know there was such a thing as a signature. COOL...
notsobigjoe 07/04/21 10:37am Truck Campers
RE: Lance 865 vs 855

There's a couple campers for sale locally. An 855 and an 865. The 855 is a 2010 and the 865 is a 2012. Lance lists the 865 for short bed half ton or bigger and the 855 for short bed 3/4 ton. My question is, what, other than sizing it down a hair and removing some of the extras (second propane tank, second battery) did lance do to drop the weight? What I am getting at is, did they use lighter grade construction to make it lighter? Or, would the construction and strength be the same and they just shrunk it down a bit in length and potentially width and removed some of the extras inside. The 865 is priced more attractively and it's newer, but the 855 is very well equipped. Our truck will handle either fine. I'm not part of the weight police whatsoever but I'd like to pass this on. My good friend from way back just bought a used Lance 650 for his dodge 1500, Not really sure of the specs of the truck. Anyway he had to beef up the rear end because as soon as he loaded it, it was over weighted. I know it's not the campers your asking about but I thought the info was pertinent. Good luck with your decision. PS, My buddy got the lightweight camper to beach camp and he loves it for that and it is very large inside for a tiny camper. Not for my big fat ass though... LOL
notsobigjoe 07/04/21 09:07am Truck Campers
RE: Question: too much camper - too little truck

Hi folks: It was 7000 miles and 30 days of white knuckle ride. So I'm wondering if anyone else has this combination and if so what their experience is. Should I put on other mods to the suspension to improve the ride and if so what will give the most improvement. Any advice? Ken I'm sure a lot of other people will chime in here with help. But I had the same experience, only with a long bed truck. Talk about excitement, wait till you experience a blowout on a rear tire with all that weight way up high! My solution - I bit the bullet and went to a dually pickup. TOTALLY different experience. So much more stable, even with strong crosswinds and freeway speeds. I'm back to being relaxed while driving. Dually all the way! Mine has a Belltech anti sway bar front and rear, Timbren GMRCK35MA Suspension Enhancement System, Gabriel 43163 Rear Load Carrier an it is rock solid. About $1000 and I installed them. Took me a long time to figure it out but my 1181 loaded is 5000lbs on a Chevy 1996 c3500. My only risk are the cheap Walmart tires but there next... Saving up for some heavy duty Michelins. https://i.imgur.com/uBZHYVhl.jpg I have taken this rig everywhere there is to go on the east coast. Good to see another GMT400 still hauling a big old camper! I'm jealous as that front Belltech bar is 2wd only. OP does your leaf pack have the upper overload spring(s)? I know on some older 350 trucks that was optional. I believe it did before the previous owner lowered it for car shows. At one time it was in show condition but I fixed that...LOL I put an extra leaf spring in the rear to offset the upper springs, it pushes the rear up. In other words I believe it does what the upper springs would have done. It's a big setup but I've had it for so long that I just decided to go all out and spend the money and do it right. As stated above the absolute only sway I have on that vehicle is tires, I'm gonna change that hopefully soon. I'm also taking the booth out sometime and putting some theater seating in it's place. I bought a small Home A/C to mount over the door to run when were sitting at the table I'm hoping it will take care of some of the god awful noise from that thing on the roof. Many many upgrades over the years.
notsobigjoe 07/03/21 01:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Question: too much camper - too little truck

Hi folks: It was 7000 miles and 30 days of white knuckle ride. So I'm wondering if anyone else has this combination and if so what their experience is. Should I put on other mods to the suspension to improve the ride and if so what will give the most improvement. Any advice? Ken I'm sure a lot of other people will chime in here with help. But I had the same experience, only with a long bed truck. Talk about excitement, wait till you experience a blowout on a rear tire with all that weight way up high! My solution - I bit the bullet and went to a dually pickup. TOTALLY different experience. So much more stable, even with strong crosswinds and freeway speeds. I'm back to being relaxed while driving. Dually all the way! Mine has a Belltech anti sway bar front and rear, Timbren GMRCK35MA Suspension Enhancement System, Gabriel 43163 Rear Load Carrier an it is rock solid. About $1000 and I installed them. Took me a long time to figure it out but my 1181 loaded is 5000lbs on a Chevy 1996 c3500. My only risk are the cheap Walmart tires but there next... Saving up for some heavy duty Michelins. https://i.imgur.com/uBZHYVhl.jpg I have taken this rig everywhere there is to go on the east coast.
notsobigjoe 07/03/21 10:55am Truck Campers
RE: Hershey RV show

Hey a little late, I went to the Hershey show for many years when I lived in Binghamton NY. I did not really see that many, just one or two at a time. There is a hand full at the state show in Syracuse but I'd call and check it out first. I used to go to many camper and boats shows in the northeast for many years and the farther south I went the less they had.
notsobigjoe 07/02/21 07:01pm Truck Campers
RE: TCM (Truck Camper Magazine)

I don’t personally care if the owners of TCM are sellouts or not. If you like it, read it. However, I tried to read it, but I found the content targeted at new to TCM people who were shopping for one of their advertisers products. That’s fine, but just not for me. I find the information here much better which is why I read the posts here. Jim, I agree with that. One of the things I like about this forum is everyone is sorta in the same boat. OK, Not everyone but everyone I click on. I left LOA for a couple of reasons and one of the reasons was the constant "I would call your local Lance dealer and see what they say" Ummm, What? That's not in my world. Here the do it yourselfer is strong minded and honest. Hey I screwed it up can someone help me type of place and ten members come to the rescue. I'm way more into that line of thinking than anything anyone could ever dream up in a warranty. Believe me I do miss a couple of the guys at LOA but here I will stay.
notsobigjoe 07/02/21 06:56pm Truck Campers
RE: TCM (Truck Camper Magazine)

Needs a second cover page, and get rid of banners - current main page is waaay too populated…It was far better when dear Harley was in charge - lol (God bless Harley…). Harley "gone"? Good, I was tired of the too cute BS about the cat. And yes, we have a cat. LOL
notsobigjoe 07/02/21 11:07am Truck Campers
RE: Lance camper skirt

Hi OP, I think the best place to look and talk about anything Lance camper is Lance of America. It's a forum of just lance owners. I was a member for many years and can tell you they are a good group and you can find parts there to buy or you can sell your own stuff. Good luck
notsobigjoe 07/01/21 05:12pm Truck Campers
RE: When to throw in the towel...

I have a polar cub 9200 AC in my camper, We have been out in 113* heat at night in the desert with the AC going and I have never thought it was loud and neither has my wife. They do make a retro fan blade that is quieter for the newer RV AC units. You may want to look into that. Could you post a link cause mine is way loud.
notsobigjoe 06/30/21 06:37am Truck Campers
RE: When to throw in the towel...

I'm more tempted to give it all up because reservations are getting impossible to get and the price of private CG's is just getting stupid. I recently tried to plan a stay in Spokane Wa. and the CG's were $77 to $90/night. NOT GONNA HAPPEN. Scott they can run 2-300 dollars a night down here in Florida. Anything on the beach is a year out private or state. Weekends are a year out. I am referring to the campgrounds that I visit and no others.
notsobigjoe 06/29/21 05:14pm Truck Campers
RE: When to throw in the towel...

We cancelled early many, many times. Just a week ago at Flagler beach an hour away from our house we called it a day early. This is our favorite campground and aint cheap with no refund policy. But two days of the sky opening like a water falls was enough. The humidity was awful. We packed it up and went home. Only so long you can sit in a truck camper on the laptop and eat at restaurants. I applaud your decision and you'll be doing it again I'm sure.
notsobigjoe 06/29/21 09:00am Truck Campers
RE: Bathroom access on the road

This is one of those subjects that gets everyone's attention. I had a coachman camper with a side door and no slide and I now own a lance 1181. In my humble opinion it was not that the slide was ever in the way but the argument for me would be which door is better for access on the road. I would go with the side door. OP, opinions aside it's what you can live with. If you don't want to be bothered with the slide so be it. If the slide doesn't bother you ditto... Many of us can not live without the slide and many can. Every opinion has been given in the 5 pages of this post.
notsobigjoe 06/27/21 08:33am Truck Campers
RE: Lance 1172 overhang

I would imagine it is almost 4 feet like my 1181. The 1172 is bigger and longer than mine i think.
notsobigjoe 06/23/21 04:05pm Truck Campers
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