CRAZY BIG Lance 1172 Truck Camper RV! 1-Ton Dually Only!



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RV Towing Upgrades
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*RoadArmor Suspension Equalizer: https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=road+armor&furl=-pg-Trailer_Leaf_Spring_Suspension?etam=a0001
EquaFlex Suspension Equalizer: https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Leaf-Spring-Suspension/Lippert-Components/LC145546.html?etam=a0001
*Dexter HD Shackle Straps and Wet Bolts: https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Leaf-Spring-Suspension/Dexter-Axle/K71-358-00.html?etam=a0001
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*16” G Rated Wheel Tire Combo: https://www.etrailer.com/Boat-Trailer-Wheels/Taskmaster/A16RGBML.html?etam=a0001
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*Furrion Wireless Backup Camera: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Camera/Furrion/FOS05TASF.html?etam=a0001
*Furrion Wireless Side and Rear Cameras: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Camera/Furrion/FCE48TASL-07.html?etam=a0001
*Phoenix Electric Trailer Jack 4,000 lbs: https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Jack/Ultra-Fab-Products/UF38-944040.html?etam=a0001
*GlowStep Revolution Steps: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-and-Camper-Steps/TorkLift/TLA8004.html?etam=a0001
*LCI Solid Steps: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-and-Camper-Steps/Lippert-Components/LC791574.html?etam=a0001
*LCI Cord Reel: https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories_and_Parts/Lippert_Components/LC677582.html?etam=a0001
*Reese Fifth Wheel Dual Motor Landing Gear: https://www.etrailer.com/Camper-Jack/Reese/RP500708.html?etam=a0001

Must Have Equipment!
*6000 Watt Generator Kit: https://www.etrailer.com/Generators/etrailer/333-0003-2-0007.html?etam=a0001
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*LED RV Replacement Taillights: https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Lights/Optronics/RVSTLB61.html?etam=a0001
*Fastway Tire Chocks: https://www.etrailer.com/Camper-Jack/Fastway/FA84-00-4840.html?etam=a0001
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Truck Upgrades:
*Airlift 5000 Airbag Kit: https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Vehicle_Suspension.aspx?etam=a0001
*Airlift Wireless Air Controller: https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Air-Lift/AL72000.html?etam=a0001
*Access Toolbox Bed Cover: https://www.etrailer.com/Tonneau-Covers/Access/834532004829.html?etam=a0001
*Bedrug Bed Liner: https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Truck_Bed_Mats.aspx?etam=a0001
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27 thoughts on “CRAZY BIG Lance 1172 Truck Camper RV! 1-Ton Dually Only!

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    I approached this video much differently than the first. Hopefully it comes across with a different tone. I am experimenting with different styles to determine what will work best in the current environment we find ourselves in. Thanks for your support!

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    Ford makes a distinction between cargo weight capacity and payload capacity so you don't have to calculate the weight of passengers. Their towing guide assumes all passenger seats will have a 150lb person. If you look at the 2020 Ford towing guide a F-350 Supercab 4wd dually with gas engine will have a cargo weight rating (camper rating) of about 6,000 lbs. That assumes every seat is occupied with a 150lb person. By contrast, their F-450 crew 4×4 has only a 4,500 lb rating, again assuming all seats are occupied. Obviously those ratings are on base, XL trims. If you get a copy of Ford's builder guide, it will have the weight of each option and you will have to deduct that number. Example are power exterior mirrors, running boards, sunroofs, etc which all take away from the cargo weight capacity.

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    Diesel is much better than gas. The ram 3500 I have has over 6K for the rear axel so I don’t know where you got you info…

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    would the 450 dually be better than the 350 dually to carry the 1172 camper? On YouTube videos I've seen most everyone put a 1172 camper until I saw this pro fisherman put his on a 450 dually. What's the gain? Thanks!

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    Hi JD, Is it OK to always roll around in tow/haul mode with exhaust brake on? I have a very heavy (about 5400 lbs) Lance 1181 truck camper on an F-350 dually powerstroke. I tend to keep tow/haul and exhaust brake on all the time because I feel like it gives me more control. My understanding is that keeping tow/haul on is easier on the transmission but I'm not sure if its advisable to keep the exhaust brake on. Do you think I'm getting worse mileage with tow/haul? Any thoughts on Torklift stableloads vs adding a few leaf spring? Many thanks!

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    Beware folks. The warranty is absolutely worthless. I learned a VERY EXPENSIVE LESSON. NEVER AGAIN. I’ve had numerous RV’s this is a bad investment. Look at Arctic Fox for quality. Definitely not Lance.

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    Great info. So 5500 to haul this big boy. Hummm. Thank you for taking the time with slide ins info. I need to look for a tire video from you. RV and truck. Keep up the great work.
    Mike

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    Northern Lite > Arctic Fox > Lance in terms of construction. luxury would be Arctic Fox > Lance > Northern Lite

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    Awesome video. Just reserved my Arctic Fox 990 legacy edition and getting my F350 Dually tomorrow. Looking forward to hitting the roads and mountains.

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    Crazy big?? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    Great info. Been considering this camper along with a F350/450 with a Lund Pro V Bass Boat in tow.

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    Have you ever reviewed Artic Fox? Like to hear your opinion of them vs. Lance.

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    All your videos reviewing RVs is always very informative. And well presented. I feel you do well no matter what. And yes these style of videos aren’t as good as your normal video. But we all understand it’s the time we’re in. It’s tough out their and it’s not easy. But we shall get through this and be ok in the end.

    Thank you for sharing. And doing a great job educating all of us. But mostly me. 🤓

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    I believe the all weather includes an insulated mattress pad, bypass for the water heater, additional door insulation and covers for the vents, we just got the 2465 but have yet to use it thanks to the lockdown, on our trailer I think it's an uprated furnace as well, dual pane windows………think that's it ours was msrp 61k, nicely spec'd. paid 50k

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    I've been looking for something to travel with for my construction job. You hit the nail on the head.

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    I'm interested in the host Mega camper for trucks it's got three slide outs and a really nice bathroom a two-way access to the master bedroom and I have a lot of storage

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    You have mentioned in a few videos that these MAX bed campers will over max out even a base dually with the highest bed capacity, Why do manufacturers make them if no one can safely tow them? And are there options to make a truck handle this without concern? That would be an interesting video IMO.

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    JD, Any content is better than nothing. You're in a tough spot. Might I suggest/request some ideas? Your "insider" knowledge is extensive. I would like to know more about the different manufacturers according to say, quality from best to worst, at certain price points, which companies own which brands, and does that affect quality (Thor owning Airstream for ex), where to find the information we may need to make a decision, etc. Maybe ask your viewers what insider info they would like to know and do a series on that. A sort of "Ask JD" and keep it fairly broad to encompass general interest. I'm just thinking others would like to bend your ear if they could as much as I would. Just a guess. Thanks. Troy

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    We bought a Lance camper, model 1010, new in 2003. It has aluminum skin with wood frame, before they started doing the laminated wall structure. It has served us well with few issues.

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    Towing does affect wet weight of the truck. Tongue weight transfers to the vehicle gross weight.

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    We watched the Mortons on the Move You Tube Channel. They took the 1172 to Alaska on a 350. I always thought they should have used a 450 but then I heard you say the 450 may actually have the same or worse payload compared to a 350. All of that to say that when I look at the 450 Limited payload specs on the ford website it says the capacity is 7,850 lbs…. Am I reading that wrong or is there a different payload number I should be looking at?

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    We have been looking at campers in this range and an issue I keep coming up against is that it is hard to get payload numbers for the ford trucks I have been looking at.
    Any tips on how to get that info?

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    Not sure why people are griping about the format of this or the last video given the circumstances. I don’t want you going through units on lots or anywhere else for that matter for your own safety.

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    This was an interesting way to discuss the RV and I really enjoyed it. We enjoy your knowledge and experience and you have really helped us a lot! I have an F350 and you mentioned the F450 has less payload. Curious, what is the advantage of an F450 over the F350? Instinctively, I would have thought the F450 would carry more.

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    I think Morten’s on the move Utuber used this unit on their Alaska trip.

  • August 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    Well done video. I use to have a 1152 slide in camper before slide outs were available and was just legal at CAT scales fully load camper on a dually F350. With slides there is no way I could safety carry this camper. Nice review and Lance does make great products. ( I own a Arctic Fox, but would have no problem with owning Lance.)

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