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Old 07-29-2019, 11:56 PM   #1
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Host Mammoth or Lance 1172

Ok here we go I want your feed back, if you could pick only one which one and why?

Someone told me tonight that the mammoth was taller because of the basement but based on specs it’s 3 inches not much. What do you see and what experience can you share.
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Fit and finish was not as nice on the Lance. I prefer Rieco Titan jacks over HappiJac. I prefer Power Gear slide mechanisms over Schwintek. Lance does not make a triple slide camper. The Lance floor and basement is smaller since it starts over the wheel wells instead of the full width above the bed rails.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:32 PM   #3
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I guess it is just you and I, no others want to join in?
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The Lance is really at a disadvantage in this comparison. The Eagle Cap 1165 or 1200 would be a better comparison to the Host Everest or Mammoth.
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i don’t know much bout either one, 2 reasons didn’t fit my criteria but jmo the host is light yrs. above lance.
you want to look at them i know a real good salesman. the kids of rhe folks that made beaver mh started host in bend.
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Contact Kevin at Apache Camping in Portland. You will be able to see the Eagle Caps and Hosts along side each other. I don’t have a good resource for Lance in the PNW.
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one of their best dealers with the fewest complaints and highest customer satisfactions is highway trailer sales right there in salem.

are you talking about kevin that owns apachie, or a salesman named kevin?
i have met the owner several times, nice guy.
bill or Charlie are 2 good guys at Portland. Charlie was service manager for apachie for over 20 yrs. in Tacoma and really knows them in and out.

bill has been with apachie over 20 as well.
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Kevin Baker, owner, is who I was referring to. There are actually a number of Kevin’s employed by Apache in their four locations, so I apologize for any confusion.
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Bedlam, how tall is your camper on your truck or when you have it lifted to take it off the truck, I'm looking at Steel carports to keep it out of the weather but just remembered you have to jack it up to take it off so wondering if 14 foot would be high enough?
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My flatbed deck height is 3.5' before I set the camper on it. The jacks extend enough that you do not need to shore up the feet to clear the truck. Once the camper is on the truck, it is under 13.5' at the highest point (AC and antenna). I would suggest a 14' tall door or opening and slightly more clearance once inside so you can raise the camper off the truck without fear of hitting something. This will allow you to remove the camper and drop it down to it's lowest height (about 10') and even be able to clean or work on it while under cover.


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Thanks just what I was looking for, it looks like you have a lot of clearance between your cab and TC from this picture any side views?
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There is more room between the cab over and cab on the chassis cab trucks due to the 6" higher deck verses a pickup bed. It is less noticeable if you own a Ford since their cabs are taller.


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ok I get it now, thanks for the info.
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