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Lance Camper has been manufacturing truck campers since 1965. They have a large campus in Lancaster, California where they manufacture travel trailers and truck bed campers.
For anyone in the market for an RV, we highly recommend taking a factory tour of each manufacturers you’re considering. There are many benefits to going on a factory tour:
- See how the RVs are made
- Get answers from factory representatives instead of dealer sales reps
- Meet owners and ask them about their experience
When we decided to downsize from a Class A motorhome to a smaller camper, one of our considerations was a lightweight travel trailer. Since we were in California at the time, we drove up to Lancaster to take the Lance Camper Factory Tour.
Lance Camper Factory Tour
In this video, you can see a recap of our Lance factory tour which goes into detail about how the truck campers and travel trailers are built from start to finish.
Topics covered in the Lance Factory Tour video include:
- Lamination room where the side walls are constructed (01:00)
- CNC machine with guided router (02:31)
- Wiring for each camper (04:29)
- Upholstery department (05:53)
- Slide-out assembly (06:13)
- Lance travel trailer build (07:39)
- Lance truck camper build (11:56)
You can schedule a Lance Camper Factory Tour by visiting their website.
Below are some of the cool Lance campers we have come across along with a video walk-through.
Lance Hellwig Concept Overland Truck Camper
Lance and Hellwig partnered 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 Nissan Titan XD diesel.
According to the representative from Hellwig, the cost of the concept vehicle was just under $120,000.
Lance 1475 Lightweight Travel Trailer
This lightweight travel trailer is under 3,500 lb dry. Our favorite feature is the sitting area with two chairs next to the large windows.
Lance 2075 Euro-Inspired Travel Trailer
Most recently, we got to check out the all new Euro-inspired travel trailer by Lance. This no slide travel trailer is towable by a one ton truck and our favorite feature are the big windows in the bedroom.
Are you considering a Lance Camper? Do you own one? Leave a comment and let me know.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 14, 2016 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.
5 thoughts on “Lance Camper Factory, Travel Trailer and Truck Camper Tour”
Hi, I am interested in buying the Lance 1172 model but need detailed information, a brochure and option listings. Also any other information would be helpful.
Also, a listing of dealers in the Tampa Bay Area in Florida.
Thank you for your help.
Trying to find dry weight specification for 1994 Lance 3000 slide in camper. Does anybody know where I can find this information?
Have you tried reaching out to Lance customer service?
I looked at the Lance truck campers and they are very nice, however, I decided on an Arctic Fox 990 because it carries around 50 gallons fresh water and has very large black and grey holding tanks (40 gallons each) and also uses two 7 gallon propane tanks. Lance only has 5 gallon prepare tanks and smaller holding tanks. The unit is very well designed and built. If I were to replace it I would get the exact same. Don’t skimp on the truck, this camper needs a true one ton duel rear wheel hauler. I have a 2015 Ford F-350, diesel, crewcab, long bed, F by 4, with a 14,000 GVWR. (You will without a doubt need this much.) Please do not let the camper salesman or truck salesman tell you differently. It really hauls. I bought mine at Thompson RV in Pendleton Oregon. They give ready to roll deal and 10% discount for cash or check. No sales tax in Oregon.
Good luck on your quest. I enjoy reading your stories.
Thank you for the advice regarding the truck and Artic Fox, we’ve seen a few of their units and they look really nice as well. A truck camper is not at the top of our list in terms of considerations for our next rig but good to know if/when we go that route. Also, thank you for the note about Thompson.