Lance Unveils Its Freshest Work: Squire Travel Trailer Strikes the "Perfect Balance"

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With a presence on the RV and camper scene since 1965, it's really no wonder that folks all over the world have heard the name Lance. Well, this timeless crew is at it again, and this time around, we explore their freshest work, the Squire travel trailer.
Ladies and gentlemen, take a nice long look at the images in the gallery and behold one of Lance Camper's most recent creations, the Squire travel trailer, and its one and only floorplan, the SQ19. Better whip out your checkbooks for this one, as it's meant to strike the perfect balance between size, capability, and, above all, costs.

Now, to start things off, Lance sought to create a unit capable of handling the needs of as many different kinds of humans as possible. In the process, they gave birth to a camper that can accommodate the lifestyle of the "weekend warrior or the extended trip nomad." That last bit implies that this unit is ready with everything we need to live off the local landscape.

To achieve this, Lance created a camper that is suitable for everything from a mid-size truck or SUV and larger, clocking in with a dry weight of under 4,500 lbs (2,041 kg) but capable of handling up to 7,000 lbs (3,175 kg) of total weight. All that's being distributed on two axles. From here, Lance's proprietary "pinch bonding" brings forth four dual Azdel walls and a one-piece roof, all set up on a steel frame.

Funny enough, Lance also managed to add a slide-out to this unit, and with it, they're able to expand the interior to an extent where two people could walk past one another and not have to shuffle sideways while carrying a bottle of wine or plates with not food.

Squire Travel Trailer
Photo: Lance Camper Mfg. Corp.
Here, I have an idea. Let's pretend that you own one of these freshly ground diamonds and have trekked across a state or two to finally find yourself parked and stabilized on the edge of some vineyard in Southern California. Take a moment and absorb the sights and sounds of the landscape around - you're just in time to catch one hell of a sunset - and once you do, it's time to prepare your home.

Depending on how you like to live your life, this might be the perfect time for you to unload the unit and your outdoor dining set from any of the storage bays tattered around the exterior of the Squire, unfurl an awning, and even throw up a tent for the kids.

With the halflings busy with whatever the landscape hands them, you and your significant other had inside to prepare the rest of your home. Go ahead, press a button, and watch the interior come to life. Yet, it's not the slide-out that caught my attention most, but rather this unit's layout.

Squire Travel Trailer
Photo: Lance Camper Mfg. Corp.
For starters, the interior can serve the needs of small families, which is made possible by a modular dinette. Still, that same dinette can also be left untouched, and since the bedroom and living space blend seamlessly, it would be a perfect layout for the Mrs. and I to live it up as we please and even entertain a guest or two.

We begin our tour at the rear of the unit, where the entrance is also found, and as we enter the SQ19, to our left sits a floor-to-ceiling wardrobe with plenty of space for all your wearables, and straight ahead, a large bathroom is set up in the corner and places separate features. The latter allows one person to shower while the other brushes their teeth.

To the right of the doorway, part of the port wall is occupied by nothing more than a large galley block fit with all the appliances needed to keep everyone's bellies full. This includes a three-burner top, 8 cu ft fridge, faucet, and sink with cover, oven, and access to 45 gals (170 l) of fresh water.

Squire Travel Trailer
Photo: Lance Camper Mfg. Corp.
Across from the galley sits that modular dinette I mentioned, but the rest of the unit is reserved for nothing other than the bedroom. With everything powered up and ready to go, throw yourself onto the queen mattress, pull the curtains, and take that siesta; the kids will wake you up saying they're hungry.

Clearly, so much more goes into crafting each of these units, but you understand the idea of what's possible with one. All that's left to do now is find one of these babies in a nearby dealership and go from there. But how much can we expect to drop on a fresh Squire?

Well, this depends on quite a few things, and the first is your needs. This defines what features you'll be adding to your unit, if any, and the second is the dealership you choose to purchase your SQ19 from. That said, the manufacturer doesn't display a price for a new Squire, but some RV dealerships are already advertising these babies for around $69K (€64K at current exchange rates).

Is it too much? Is it too little? Honestly, I don't have an answer, and that can be interpreted as the "perfect balance." At the end of the day, it's up to you to decide if the Squire fits your needs, but if this floorplan doesn't, be on the lookout as Lance has announced that another layout - the SQ26 - is on the way.
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About the author: Cristian Curmei
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A bit of a nomad at heart (being born in Europe and raised in several places in the USA), Cristian is enamored with travel trailers, campers and bikes. He also tests and writes about urban means of transportation like scooters, mopeds and e-bikes (when he's not busy hosting our video stories and guides).
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