For Sale: 2017 Lance 865 Short-Bed Truck Camper ($39,500)

We are selling our 2017 Lance 865 truck camper. We purchased it new from Richards Boat and RV in Lancaster, California after a long search for the ideal hard-side for our trusty, 2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD.  We enjoyed the camper in the original configuration for the first couple seasons, then began working on a long list of modifications to create additional storage, capability and comfort. Our business was shuttered during COVID, and we found ourselves with time to research and execute the build-out on our Lance 865. We enjoyed the completed set-up for the 2022 season, then decided that additional space would be needed to accommodate traveling with our young grandchildren. We have now moved into a Super C motorhome.


  • 3 cubic foot refrigerator, three-way
  • Entry door shade
  • Magazine & Spice Racks
  • 12 volt USB outlet in dinette
  • Microwave oven
  • 19-inch, 12 VOLT LED TV
  • Fantastic Fan
  • A/C – Coleman Mach
  • Wireless electric jacks
  • Switched exterior lights  x 3
  • Removable pass-through window to cab
  • Exterior propane connection
  • Roof ladder
  • Awning – Rear Door
  • Awning – Side powered w/LED light
  • All weather package
  • 18,000 BTU forced air furnace – digital thermostat added
  • Holding tanks: 30 gal Fresh, 14 gal Grey, 13 gal Black
  • Estimated wet weight with optional items and added equipment – 2,850 pounds

Upgrades to Lance 865

Solar & Electric system

  • Victron multiplus 3000w Inverter/charger
  • Victron MPPT 100/50 solar charge controller
  • Victron Orion 3A DC/DC charger
  • Victron multi control panel for inverter/charger
  • Victron BMV712 battery monitor
  • Three Anti Gravity V2 Lithium Batteries – 300 amp hours total
  • Three 175 watt solar panels – 525 watts total
  • WeBoost cell signal booster with directional nut mounted on 20-inch telescoping pole
  • Factory installed AC to DC charger/converter removed
  • All equipment and batteries are located in the space originally occupied by the single battery box with additional storage space created inside
  • Inside disconnects for collectors and batteries

Cab-Over area

  • 6-inch gel foam mattress with organic cotton
  • 12 volt heated mattress pad with independent adjustment for each side
  • Custom storage cabinets on both sides of the bed
  • Custom overhead shelving on both sides of the bed
  • USB charging port added to both sides of the bed

Kitchen/Dining Room

  • All drawer and cabinet openings increased 2 to 6 inches in height and width
  • All new custom/hardwood cabinet doors and drawer faces
  • Two  pull-out wood based cabinet organizers added
  • Overhead bunk removed and replaced with custom shelves and large cabinet doors
  • Hidden hinges with marine push-button SS rim latches and drawer pulls added throughout
  • Dometic three-burner stove-top
  • Two custom drawers below stove-top
  • Additional storage below sink with built-in trash receptacle
  • Sink replaced with larger stainless-steel basin
  • Brushed aluminum backsplash added around counter area
  • Over sink counter raised to accommodate paper towel holder
  • Lagun table leg with custom folding tabletop
  • Modified dinette area with Custom bench with storage for 29×16 ounce water bottles behind bench backrest
  • Removed dinette kick-out and created more floor/walking space
  • Eight mesh fabric shoe organizers below stovetop and bench
  • Additional shelf added above rear window

Bath Area

  • Custom pleated folding shower door allows for more elbow room whether open or folded
  • Soap/Shampoo/Conditioner dispenser mounted
  • Medicine Cabinet depth reduced for easier access to sink
  • Relocated toilet paper holder to allow more knee space
  • Relocated towel bar to keep towels dry while showering


  • All decals removed
  • Roof, TPO nose cap and walls are all in excellent condition
  • Torklift FastGuns available
  • Two-step little giant works well with factory integrated folding 2 steps
  • Roof rack system
  • Frameless tinted dual-pane windows

The camper is located 30 miles east of Sacramento, California. Additional photos available upon request. We are asking $39,500 for the camper only – the truck is NOT for sale. The photo is for reference only. Contact John for more information at 602-617-8016.

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