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#1 OFFLINE   BreakAes

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:34 PM

Hi all,

 

I'm planning on buying a truck and camper.

 

I saw this 11 foot Lance camper from 1996 the other day: https://bellingham.c...6267661348.html I liked this one, and it seemed to be in pretty good shape. Supposedly there are no leaks, and the seller told me it had been sealed well. I did notice a bit of bend in the aluminum at the top where it must have hit something, and I didn't comb through everything in detail, but it still may be fine. I'm guessing a few dings here and there are to be expected. The seller seemed honest to me.

 

I'll be checking out this truck and camper package in a few days: https://bellingham.c...6272973178.html The camper is also an 11 foot Lance camper, but it's from 1987.

 

The 1987 camper is 2,500 pounds supposedly, so that's around 900 pounds lighter than the one from 1996. Why is that? Any thoughts about the differences between the two?

 

I feel like I want an 11 foot camper since it has the full sized fridge and freezer. Am I correct in assuming that the bathrooms are a bit more spacious as well?

 

I guess the main thing that worries me is the weight of the 11 footers. I want to keep the truck and camper under $10,000. So it may be more difficult to find a truck in really good condition that'll have enough weight capacity for the newer 11 foot campers, and keep the budget under $10,000.

 

I'm also trying to check out this 8' 6" Lance camper: https://bellingham.c...6276781226.html to see how I feel about the size of those models.

 

Regarding the pricing on all this, what do you suggest I offer for the 1996 camper, and what would you say is the max I should settle for? I'm thinking I'd like to keep it at $4,000 max. I did look at RV Trader, and the prices there seem higher.

 

In terms of the 1987 camper and 1995 F250, what should I offer and settle for with those? I'm thinking I'd want to pay $8,000 max for both, assuming I want both. I may just want one or the other...or neither, of course.

 

Let me know what you think, thanks!



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Posted 28 August 2017 - 03:00 AM

My first concern regarding campers that old would be wood rot which you may not be able to see. I would check around the front window and also in the area where the tie downs attach. The newer one looks like a nice unit if it checks out.

#3 OFFLINE   BreakAes

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:54 PM

Thanks for the tips. And yes, I did feel like the 1996 one was nice, assuming it really doesn't have any leaks. I should know on Thursday after seeing the 1987 camper. I'm leaning towards buying the 96 one, but I'll have to check out both.






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