We followed the Lance truck camper from the lamination building where they assembled and pressure pinched the walls and ceiling, to the installation of the tanks in the basement, putting roof on with it’s Dometic air conditioner, Fantastic Fans, and sky lights, to the installation of the appliances like the Dometic stove & toilet, to putting on the slides, and finally to the systems checks before it rolled off the line.
Once the build of the camper was complete, the rig was moved to a space in the R&D area so that we could perform some of the modifications ourselves, including the installation of a RV Water Filter Store system as well as a LivinLite.net Pepwave router and data plan setup for connectivity.
We partnered with RV Water Filter Store to install their Essential System plus a the Ultrapure Premium Under Sink Drinking water system.
The Essential System is a dual-canister system that connects with an RV Water hose and is used in-line to filter water BEFORE it gets into our fresh water tank.
The Ultrapure system is an under-sink system that is an additional AquaCera Cermetix filter for water we intend to drink. This one will not only remove bacteria, but also removes fluoride, arsenic, chloramines lead, heavy metals, so for a smaller size, we can get better final quality in our drinking water. This involved drilling a hole in the counter to install a drinking water spigot and some simple pulmbing under the sink…although the smaller space ended up making this process a little interesting! 🙂
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furnace & Water Heater
The furnace in the 1172 sits under the stove in the kitchen, so the oven and range were removed to access this area. Ducting was also re-run to best work with the retrofit. The AquaGo was installed under the vanity of the bathroom. It took a day and a half to complete these installations, and before the Truma team left they made sure to thoroughly test out the systems and the control panel to make sure all was working properly.
Tom checking out the space for the furnace install under the oven
The Truma AquaGo being test-fitted in the side of the RV
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Let the Packing Begin
Lance Camper Manufacturing
Truma North America
Mobile Must Have
RV Water Filter Store
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