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    Posted: 21 Nov 2016 at 8:02pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 2016 at 10:14pm
We recently purchased a 2016 Lance 1685 travel trailer.  Currently on our third trip, and I am just amazed and delighted.   Too much to explain but would suggest if anyone is looking to trade up, this is one great trailer.  Weighs about 4k lbs. and we can still pull it with our Pathfinder.  
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Most impressive Mark!  You have now entered the "GLAMPING world."  I am looking at all the extras this thing has that our 177 does NOT like: A/C, television, entertainment system, microwave, convection oven, power jack, dry bath, an extra 9 feet length and nearly 2 feet wider, and the list could go on and on.  Hope you stay around on this site, a lot of us depend on your 'expertise' with our lowly pods.  Have a great winter; ours just started last weekend as we got our first snow.  A town about 20 miles SE of us (Kalkaska) got just over 10 inches.  They are off to a great start.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 2016 at 8:14am
Originally posted by jato

Most impressive Mark!  You have now entered the "GLAMPING world."  I am looking at all the extras this thing has that our 177 does NOT like: A/C, television, entertainment system, microwave, convection oven, power jack, dry bath, an extra 9 feet length and nearly 2 feet wider, and the list could go on and on.  Hope you stay around on this site, a lot of us depend on your 'expertise' with our lowly pods.  Have a great winter; ours just started last weekend as we got our first snow.  A town about 20 miles SE of us (Kalkaska) got just over 10 inches.  They are off to a great start.


Well.. not sure how it moves us to glamping.. since we started with an Airstream.. maybe.. "back to glamping"?  LOL.

We really wanted just a bit more room so Sue can work from the camper, allowing us to "go out" for longer.. saving vacation days. We have done it a few times with the pod, and it's OK, unless we get a run of bad weather, then the pod gets cramped and the occupants get irritable.. Wink

The numbers work out that we get 50% more floor space, and nearly double the volume of space. WE really wanted to go with the 1995 after seeing one in person, BUT.. It has the smallest shower of ANY camper I have ever seen. If we didn't use ours everyday, I guess it might be workable. And a mod can be done to get a little more room by moving the curtain out a couple inches, but.. it would always feel pretty tight I think.

WE are hoping for a good winter.. we JUST lit the stove for the first time yesterday, usually we have burned a rick by now.. last weekend you couldn't find ice at any convenience stores because the hunters had bought it all to cool deer.. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 2016 at 8:14am
The thing that would also help me to move to a Lance eventually is the 4 season package. It would also have to wait until we got a vehicle with a higher tow rating as I would want one with the walk-around bed. Until then, I am very happy with our RP-179, especially with my modifications. Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 2016 at 8:45am
Originally posted by StephenH

The thing that would also help me to move to a Lance eventually is the 4 season package. It would also have to wait until we got a vehicle with a higher tow rating as I would want one with the walk-around bed. Until then, I am very happy with our RP-179, especially with my modifications. Big smile


Yes, the N/S bed is something we are looking forward to, though I haven't ever felt the E/W bed in the pod was that big of an issue. We for sure like the 4 seasons aspect, as early/late season is our favorite time of year to be in the woods. Something I didn't know, the "fireplace" in an RV, or at least in this one, can be visual, OR it can be a 1500watt heater that's pleasant to look at and not in the middle of the floor.. which is what we use in the pod most of the time anyways if we have hookups.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 2016 at 2:42pm
Originally posted by furpod

BTW.. we put a down payment on a Lance 2295 today. Will pick it up on Dec 3rd.




Congratulations! It sure looks like a nice rig. As others have said, we NEED you to stick around (here on the Forum) to share your wisdom/experience. Good luck in selling "furpod".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 2016 at 3:21pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 2016 at 9:54am
What David and Leo said...^^^ +3
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