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Lance camper has a manufacturing problem. We bought our camper in good faith, November 2007, new. It is an 1191. It fits a ford f350 purchased especially for the camper. Lance is suposed to be the best you can buy so that is what prompted us to make this purchase. We...
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My wife and I bought a Lance camper 1181. No sooner than we got it home and the slide wouldn't open and when it did it opened all the way by itself and closed all the way by itself.

One time it started closing by itself my wife was in it and it almost closed on her. The dealer to it's credit took the thing back and gave us another model, this time an 1191. He we go, all worked good except for some minor water leaks and we hit the road. No sooner than we got a couple of hundred miles from home the slide quit working.

When I started looking around the slide I also noticed that you could almost put your whole hand outside through the lower corners of the slide as when fully extended. Very poor workmanship, beware.... So here we are half way across the USA and everywhere we stop I have to manually open and close the slide. Additionally, when we run the A/C the unit just runs and runs because Lance didn't install appropriate/enough seals around the slide.

We will never buy another Lance and would consider legal action. As for the dealer, Wheelen RV in Joplin, MO they are great people.

As a side note while we were traveling we contacted several Lance dealers and none of them would look at our problems. Ray & Debra camping in Portland, OR.


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