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MSHappyCampers 09-13-2020 04:59 PM

2018 Lance 2375 TT?
 
My son has the RV bug and is looking at one of these TT's. I know nothing about TT's so can't help him much. Any opinions on these? Thanks! :thumb::D

keymastr 09-13-2020 06:09 PM

I personally don't care for the low ceiling, flat roof, non-ducted AC and lighter weight materials. They have had a few issues with the front caps denting in. I don't know what the fix is but if it has that issue you will see it. They advertise a bunch about having Azdel siding but I have seen Azdel have issues also so maintenance is more important than material choice.

They are pretty expensive for what you get in my opinion, with all the weight saving and low profile being geared towards towing with a smaller less capable tow vehicle. I would prefer a heavier build and get a proper tow vehicle myself but they have a loyal following and you probably will get your money mostly back when you sell.

Barlow46 09-14-2020 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by keymastr (Post 5439201)
I personally don't care for the low ceiling, flat roof, non-ducted AC and lighter weight materials. They have had a few issues with the front caps denting in. I don't know what the fix is but if it has that issue you will see it. They advertise a bunch about having Azdel siding but I have seen Azdel have issues also so maintenance is more important than material choice.

They are pretty expensive for what you get in my opinion, with all the weight saving and low profile being geared towards towing with a smaller less capable tow vehicle. I would prefer a heavier build and get a proper tow vehicle myself but they have a loyal following and you probably will get your money mostly back when you sell.



You need to look at better quality such as Arctic Fox by Northwood. Arched roof, heavy, in house frame, 4 seasons livability. Go to northwoodmfg.org to Northwood owners website and take a look.

Cumminsfan 09-14-2020 08:35 AM

A 2018 Lance is nicer than earlier years that had the filon front cap. I think every MFG had issue with the rolled filon caps at some point. Not all but many developed waves and bubbles because it was not attached, but rather just floating over the framing in the center.

Fit and finish on a Lance is top notch IMO. I've walked through many at RV shows over the years and with their CNC process every cabinet fits like a glove.

While Azdel may have an issue once in awhile, Luan is always susceptible to delam.
The only issue I have with Lance are the floor plans, which is purely subjective.
As far as the 2375 floor plan goes, my grips are that the kitchen counter is almost nonexistent and the rear recliners are very uncomfortable. Replacing them may be difficult since the rear living area is small. There's zero counter top space for food prep.

Again purely subjective. Overall Lance makes a solid TT that should last years longer than much of the run of the mill stuff out of Indiana.

MSHappyCampers 09-14-2020 09:35 AM

Thanks for your comments! I'll pass those along to my son! :thumb::D

bneukam 09-14-2020 10:16 AM

2018 Lance 2375 TT?
 
We own a Lance 1995 for three years now, with zero issues. Installed a 3Ē inch lift and no issues going down back roads. It has a higher book value than what we paid for it.

They have their own forum which I am a member and not sure what the above post are talking about. Yes, they tried a PVC substrate material on the front cap back in 2018 that had issues, and Lance had to make repairs on them. The roof does have a slight curve, and uses a PVC roof which I love.

They use two layers of Azdel which is also a vapor barrier making it very beneficial when camping in cold temps. They donít use any cheap batten insulation like Northwoods.

The plumbing is crimped and very neatly ran with good support. The wiring is engineered to each specific floor plan, and is also neatly ran. I am OCD and personally cannot stand when materials are off, or thrown together.

They use high quality light weight materials including multi ply cabinet frames. Towing with a 1/2 ton truck there is no better option IMO.

MSHappyCampers 09-14-2020 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by bneukam (Post 5440070)
We own a Lance 1995 for three years now, with zero issues. Installed a 3Ē inch lift and no issues going down back roads. It has a higher book value than what we paid for it.

They have their own forum which I am a member and not sure what the above post are talking about. Yes, they tried a PVC substrate material on the front cap back in 2018 that had issues, and Lance had to make repairs on them. The roof does have a slight curve, and uses a PVC roof which I love.

They use two layers of Azdel which is also a vapor barrier making it very beneficial when camping in cold temps. They donít use any cheap batten insulation like Northwoods.

The plumbing is crimped and very neatly ran with good support. The wiring is engineered to each specific floor plan, and is also neatly ran. I am OCD and personally cannot stand when materials are off, or thrown together.

They use high quality light weight materials including multi ply cabinet frames. Towing with a 1/2 ton truck there is no better option IMO.

How can we know if a unit has or has had this problem?

MSHappyCampers 09-14-2020 10:47 AM

My son has an older F150, I think maybe a 2007-2008. I see that this TT has a GVWR of 7000 lbs. Not sure if his F150 could handle it.

Persistent 09-14-2020 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by MSHappyCampers (Post 5440116)
My son has an older F150, I think maybe a 2007-2008. I see that this TT has a GVWR of 7000 lbs. Not sure if his F150 could handle it.

Check the federally mandated weight sticker in the tow vehicle driver's door frame. Calculate the remaining cargo capacity. Double the published tongue weight. Does he have enough.

Also, none of the other specifications may be exceeded including tire specs.

bneukam 09-14-2020 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by MSHappyCampers (Post 5440105)
How can we know if a unit has or has had this problem?



It was an expansion, contraction issue with the substrate, and fiberglass. It caused ripples to form. Nothing structural. Most that I know have been repaired. But the build dates were sometime in Jan thru Mar 2018.

MSHappyCampers 09-14-2020 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by bneukam (Post 5440301)
It was an expansion, contraction issue with the substrate, and fiberglass. It caused ripples to form. Nothing structural. Most that I know have been repaired. But the build dates were sometime in Jan thru Mar 2018.

So you're saying that if no ripples are showing now then it should be OK?

bneukam 09-14-2020 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by MSHappyCampers (Post 5440326)
So you're saying that if no ripples are showing now then it should be OK?



Yes, but some units during that three month time frame were repaired by dealer, and most were shipped back to Lance for repair. A few owners werenít happy with the dealer repairs.

Just to be clear it was only on certain units. If your looking at a build date close to that time frame you can call Lance as they should have the list of VIN that were affected.

wrvond 09-14-2020 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by MSHappyCampers (Post 5440116)
My son has an older F150, I think maybe a 2007-2008. I see that this TT has a GVWR of 7000 lbs. Not sure if his F150 could handle it.

I pulled a 7000 lb. GVWR TT with a 2006 F150 with the Triton engine. 6.2L IIRC; killed that motor in very short order.

MSHappyCampers 09-14-2020 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by wrvond (Post 5440419)
I pulled a 7000 lb. GVWR TT with a 2006 F150 with the Triton engine. 6.2L IIRC; killed that motor in very short order.

:eek: Thanks for the heads-up! :thumb::D


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