As we continue the search for our next RV, we wanted to check out lightweight travel trailers. Since we are in California, we made our way to Lancaster for the Lance Camper Factory Tour. Every Wednesday, Lance Camper opens its doors to the public to tour their factory. It was interesting to learn how Lance travel trailers, truck campers and toy haulers are built from start to finish.
Lance Camper Factory Tour
We’ve found three great benefits to going on a factory tour. 1) See how the products are made 2) Get answers from factory representatives instead of dealer sales reps 3) Meet owners and ask them about their experience. Below is our factory tour with Jim Waters.
While we were at the factory, we got a chance to check out a concept overland truck camper and the new 1475 travel trailer.
Lance Hellwig Concept Overland Truck Camper
Lance and Hellwig partnered together to build this concept overland truck camper for the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The camper is a standard Lance 650 truck camper with an exterior wrap. The truck is the new Nissan Titan XD diesel. According to the representative from Hellwig, the cost of the concept vehicle was just under $120,000. That’s more than we want to spend on a full time setup, but it was cool to check it out.
Lance 1475 Lightweight Travel Trailer
Although we’ve pretty much narrowed in on camper vans for our next full time RV, we also wanted to look at lightweight travel trailers. Lance came out with the 1475 model that is under 3,500 lb dry. Our favorite feature is the sitting area with two chairs next to the large windows. While the 1475 travel trailer can be towed by a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, we would look for a better vehicle built for towing full time. Below is the video walk-through of the Lance 1475 travel trailer.
If you’re looking for lightweight campers, check out this roundup of Small Travel Trailers Under 3,500 lbs.
Disclosure: We’re the Russos is not affiliated with nor endorsed by Lance Camper.