NetBoy is an avid truck camper who likes to share the mods and upgrades he made to his Lance 810.
Numerous other pages on the Internet provide great journals of peoples’ travels in their campers, so rather than do that I decided to put together this page documenting various modifications I have made to my truck and camper which make it more useable to me.
We’re sure glad he did!
NetBoy’s 2000 Lance 810 truck camper on a 2004 Chevy Silverado LT.
For those of you who admire a person who doesn’t shy away from any project, you’re going to love these mods.
Here’s a few of our favorite.
He added a storage rack over the door for items he often needed when leaving the trailer. The rack is attached to the wall with 1/4″ plastic cable clamps.
Since the shower lacked racks or hooks of any kind, he fastened small marine-grade ‘pad eyes’ to the smooth shower walls. With the hooks in place, he used bungee cords to secure his golf bag, rolled up American flag, and other larger items. In the photo are two plastic nylon bags he uses to store wet stuff. If it drips, no problem – it’s in the shower after all!
His Lance camper had no rear steps, so he made some that fit into the receiver hitch. He leaves them in place while driving because they don’t stick out far.
He got the treads from an old set of scissor steps and made a custom set screw by welding a nut to the hitch receiver tube. A 1/2″ bolt keeps the steps from moving when you walk on them.
To keep the steps from wiggling when you step on them, I made a “set screw” out of a 1/2″ bolt, which is screwed into a nut welded to the hitch receiver tube. The nut is welded over a 9/16″ hole I drilled on one side of the receiver tube, and does not interfere with the normal pin used to secure a stinger when towing.
Another platform sticks out from the steps to hold his Honda generator while camping. He keeps the generator secure by using a bicycle lock wrapped around the hitch. The platform and generator go inside for travel.
The empty platform.
The platform can be taken off for travel.
He also added a ladder-mounted table to the back of the Lance.
It’s just a 1/2″ sheet of finished plywood with a slot cut into one side to fit around the ladder rungs. A lawn chair carrier supports the sheet of plywood, creating a handy ladder-mounted table.
NetBoy has a bunch more mods on his site. Here’s a list of some others you might want to check out:
- Add extra camper interior storage.
- Create new cabinet in wasted space.
- Bathroom Storage.
- Add built-in electric heat.
- Install Stereo System with Subwoofer.
- Add a nice analog wall clock.
- Install weather instruments.
- Add LED Christmas lights.
- Add a widescreen LCD TV/DVD combo.
- Modify Dinette Bed to improve camper egress and bathroom access.
- Fabricate custom rear steps.
- Build Platform for Honda EU2000i Generator.
- Fabricate front bike rack.
- Cool new toy — a super compact step ladder.
- Replace Magnetek with Inteli-Power converter.
- Upgrade camper house battery.
- Add halogen backup lights.
- Extend camper roof gutters forward of truck cab.
- Built a “Ladder Table”.
- Repair damaged camper jack mounting.
- Install a water tank inspection port.
- Install Accumulator Tank in water system.
- Replace Incandescent Light Bulbs with LED Bulbs.
- Miscellaneous: Assist Strap, Outside Bottle Opener.
- Relocate XM satellite radio antenna.
You can see the entire Netboy catalog of modifications by visiting his website here.