With a raised basement, wider interior floor, more windows, new pull-out tray, and a service center, Lance Campers launches the new 2016 Lance 1062. It’s totally TME.
Recently there has been a steady progression towards model year refinement and evolution throughout the truck camper industry. We still see new floor plans being announced, but more often we see popular floor plans tweaked, maximized, and enhanced (aka, TME) to launch a new and improved model.
As a clear example of this trend, the new Lance 1062 floor plan appears to be nearly identical to the outgoing 1052 model it replaces. So what’s so exciting about the 1062? It’s been tweaked, maximized, and enhanced! In other words, the Lance design team studied what made the 1052 work, and developed important structural, feature, and cosmetic changes to make the new 1062 even better. Lance Campers felt the improvements were more than enough to give the new camper a fresh model number.
Truck Camper Magazine is a strong supporter of the industry’s renewed focus on truck camper designs that don’t just wow on the internet, RV show floor, and dealer lot, but work well for the consumer over the long haul. We encourage them to continue tweaking, maximizing, and enhancing the most popular floor plans. Of course we also encourage them to reach with bold new designs, strive for innovation, and relentlessly push forward on quality. As an industry and community, we need all of the above.
To get the full story behind the new 2016 Lance 1062, we talked to Gary Conley, National Sales Manager, and Randy Hunter, Product Development for Lance.
Above: 2016 Lance 1062 floor plan – click to enlarge
2016 Lance 1062 Specifications:
The 2016 Lance 1062 is a hard-side, dry bath, double-slide truck camper for long bed trucks. The interior floor length of the Lance 1062 is 10’11” and the interior height is 6’6″. Lance is reporting the dry weight of the Lance 1062 at 3,596 pounds without options and 4,115 pounds with standard build features; Ultra Deck Plus bumper, air conditioner, generator, convenience package, awning package, four season package, and roof rack.
The tanks in the 2016 Lance 1062 are 45 gallons fresh, 27 gallons grey, and 22 gallons black. The camper accommodates two batteries and two twenty-pound propane tanks. The MSRP for a standard build Lance 1062 is $37,627.
Above: The passenger’s and driver’s side of the 1062 – click to enlarge. All photography and digital renderings provided by Lance Campers.
Above: A digital rendering of the 1062 dinette and kitchen – click to enlarge
TCM: Does the new Lance 1062 replace the 1052?
TCM: From fifty paces, the outgoing Lance 1052 and the new 1062 appear to have exactly the same floor plan. What distinguishes the 2016 Lance 1062 from the outgoing 1052?
Gary: We have raised the basement over the wheel wells to give the 1062 a wider floor and a taller basement area. This change decreases the step up into the dinette and reduces the step up into the cabover making both easier to get into.
Above: Raising the basement reduces the step up into the dinette and the step up into the cabover – click to enlarge