"Another day, another dollar.".... wait a minute, I'm not actually getting paid. Oh well, I guess it's just another day.
Some of you may have heard that I may have bought a 2011 Lance 825 truck camper yesterday, and yes, there was a verbal agreement I would buy it. And the price was agreed on, but the deal won't all happen until Tuesday, and a deal is not done until money changes hands, so I can't say for sure until then.
I've been looking for a truck camper for several months now. I suppose it was about the time I figured out I was sick and tired of putting the bronco's top up and down every time I wanted to go somewhere that I started looking for a hard side camper.
After spending time looking on the Internet and gathering information, I settled on wanting two different campers. My first choice was a Bigfoot model 1500. These are slightly smaller and a lot lighter than the two bigger models. And even though they're still somewhat heavy for my truck, I like their build quality and style, but even the old ones are expensive and hard to come by, which says a lot for their build quality, and that their style doesn't go "out of style" very often. I probably would've bought one even though they're on the portly side, but I couldn't find one to buy anywhere in my area within my price range.
Next on my list of favorites was the Lance 825. The years didn't matter much to me as long as it was built in the early 2000s after they started making them with aluminum frames instead of wood. I think they had a lot fewer problems with them after that.
The Lance 825 has a lot going on regarding what I needed. First, it weighs under 2000 pounds dry which is considered light enough to even be carried by a properly equipped half-ton truck, and anything under 2000 pounds is deemed to be light by truck camper standards.
It's almost the lightest camper Lance builds, and it's built on the smallest camper body they make, which hopefully means I won't be waddling down the road like many of the 4000-pound truck campers I see. And I believe with a little judicious packing, this camper will still way less than the pin weight the Arctic Fox fifth wheel puts in the truck's bed.
I do like Columbine's, maybe it's because it's the Colorado state flower and it grows wild around here.
The middle of a Peony looks like a bowl of Cheetos. Maybe Peonys is where Cheetos come from. Or maybe Cheetos is where Peonies come from. Those are questions for the ages and perhaps we will never know.