Gordon White at Truck Camper Magazine reviews a Lance 960, a hard side, non-slide, wet bath truck camper for long bed, full-size trucks. The Lance 960 signaled a bold new design language with new features and appliances to take the iconic brand into the future. Is the 960 a true leap forward for Lance? Take a seat.
It’s no secret that our first truck camper was a non-slide 2005 Lance 1030. It’s also no secret that we sold that Lance Camper upon returning home from a six-month cross-country adventure and promptly went out of our minds thinking of ways to afford to get back into truck camping. Guess what that led to?
Since then, the days when I walk into a brand new Lance Camper and think, “Same old Lance” are long gone. For example, there’s little that recalls our 2005 Lance 1030 in the new Lance 960. Even though the two Lance Campers are both hard side, non-slide models for long bed full-size trucks, the floor plan, framing, materials, and inside decor are radically different. Heck, even the Lance logo is different. Folks, if you think Lance hasn’t changed over the past 18 years, you haven’t been paying attention.
Announced in late 2020, the Lance 960 was developed as a statement product to showcase where Lance is taking their truck campers into the future. The fact that Lance decided to launch a non-slide as their first new model in nearly five years also reaffirms a trend we’ve seen across the truck camper marketplace; non-slide hard side campers are hot again.
On an overcast day at Parkview RV Center in Smyrna, Delaware, we went through a Lance 960 stem to stern. There’s a lot to love about the newest Lance model and a few things we’re still digesting. Is this a successor to our beloved Lance 1030 and the 1055 that followed, or something else entirely? Let’s dig into this fresh and new-fashioned Lance, and find out.
To see the complete Lance 960 truck camper review at Truck Camper Magazine’s website.