Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp., a longtime truck camper builder, recently made its debut into the conventional travel trailer market with the lightweight 1880 series of trailers. “For many years we needed to get into the trailer market,” said Norm Jacobson, marketing director for the Lancaster, Calif.-based company which showed the unit at the recent RV Dealers Convention in Las Vegas. “It’s a larger market and right now there is a real need for a top quality, lightweight travel trailer that is relatively inexpensive.” The fiberglass and aluminum-framed trailers offer a dry weight of 3,196 pounds and are initially available in five floorplans ranging in lengths from 18 to 26 feet with MSRP’s starting around $16,500. Plans are to increase the 1880 line to include six to seven floorplans. Lance said the entire unit is block-foam insulated, a feature carried over from its truck campers, and the exterior offers a clean design that eliminates plastic insert trims. The interior is set off by solid wood, one-piece cabinets that are “easy to replace,” according to the company.