RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-18-2020, 06:09 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Neverhome2's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 250
Lance 1575 question

We are considering downsizing quite a bit from our Entegra. After some health issues we find that we are not using it as much as before but we are not ready to quit camping altogether.

We are looking at a Lance 1575. We have a Ford F150 that would easily pull the Lance but we also have a 2020 Ford Escape (250 HP) which has a trailer weight capacity of 3500 and tongue weight 350.

Any opinions on pulling the Lance 1575 with the 2020 Escape?

Also any opinions on the Lance 1575 are appreciated.
__________________

__________________
Larry & Jean
2017 Entegra Insignia 450 ISL
Neverhome2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-18-2020, 07:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
scbwr's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: North Ridgeville, OH
Posts: 1,630
Based on my experience towing two travel trailers, you don't want to be close to the maximum tow rating. I wouldn't tow the Lance with the Escape. It would probably pull it, but I think with gear loaded, you'll be pretty heavy and the towing experience may not be very good. In comparison, the F150 will tow it without "blinking" and you also have the advantage of the truck bed for carrying any extra stuff that you may want.

Before buying our Bay Star, we had downsized to a Winnebago Minnie 2201DS, which only had the dinette. For us, it was a mistake and we replaced the dinette with a nice Flexsteel Easy Bed couch. Consider how you like to use the "main room" and decide ahead of time if you want a dinette, or a comfy couch/recliners with a portable table for dining or when you need it.
__________________

__________________
Retired but busier than ever!
2012 Newmar Bay Star 3302
5 Star Tune, SumoSprings, Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer, Blue Ox Avail
Brake Buddy, 2015 Chevy Malibu
scbwr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2020, 11:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: St. George, UT
Posts: 1,259
We down sized from a Country Coach to a Lance 1995, and we absolutely love it. We line the back wall of the dinette with pillows and we can get very comfortable.

I’ll agree with using the F150, and you may want to consider a 1985, or a 1995, easy on the tongue weight, lots of floor space, optional fold out sofa under bed. The walk around full queen bed is a huge plus.

Not only is it less stress camping, but a whole lot less stress maintaining. Get the axels serviced once a year, and keep an eye on the tires is all we’ve done in three years.
__________________
Owners of a 2018 Lance 1995
St.George, UT
Former 02 Intrigue by Country Coach
bneukam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Solar planner advice in reverse! 1575 watts Csclark5253 Going Green 57 12-12-2018 08:41 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×