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Old 01-07-2010, 09:38 AM   #57
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I was wondering the same.

BTW, I'm really impressed with how easy it is to "winterize" the eggcamper. Looking underneath I see the only lines exposed are the two large drain lines. Every other line runs through the inside. To drain the hot water tank and the fresh water tank all you have to do is open one valve each, pre-installed drain lines lead directly down and out, (be sure to unplug the heater before draining to avoid any potential problems). It looks like the sink and the shower empty directly into the gray water tank with no exposed lines. Both the gray and black water tanks are nestled neatly between the frame with only a very little hanging down below. I don't know if all of the brands of molded fiberglass campers are designed so well, but I'm impressed.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:48 AM   #58
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Oh, and I have a question for all of you other EggCamper owners, do any of you have the weight distribution hitch? Jim Palmer talked us out of getting one, he told us that with a light, well designed, and balanced trailer, (like ours), WDHs cause more problems than they solve. After towing it over 1000 miles, I think his advice was correct. Did any of you find differently?
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:37 AM   #59
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Oh, and I have a question for all of you other EggCamper owners, do any of you have the weight distribution hitch? Jim Palmer talked us out of getting one, he told us that with a light, well designed, and balanced trailer, (like ours), WDHs cause more problems than they solve. After towing it over 1000 miles, I think his advice was correct. Did any of you find differently?
My Burro is about the same size and weight as an Eggcamper, and my Equal-i-zer hitch is gathering dust. The trailer tows great, not a hint of sway. I bought a FG to get away from needing a WDH, and it's been a good move.
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:31 PM   #60
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I tow with a Dodge Nitro and do not use a WDH or anti sway bar. Have newer had a problem.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:35 PM   #61
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I'm wondering how heating up the unit works if totally electric? We went from Calgary to Arizona and back over this X'mas holidays. We left in -18C and it was more than -20C the first evening in Idaho Falls. Same thing on the way back. In a small unit I can see some form of electric heater working okay but in our 25' unit even the solution for my contacts was frozen. With the propane furnace we got everything unthawed and spent a very comfortable night.

On generators, I use a Yamaha 3000. It is the most quiet at 47db on eco mode. While camped at a BLM in Yuma I was quite surprised by how loud some of the generators were on the big motorhome units. Some 4 campers away drowned out the sound of mine when I was about 10 feet from mine. I couldn't imagine sleeping with one of the loud generators rumbling underneath me. On the otherhand almost all units at this site had an array of solar panels.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:44 AM   #62
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I don't know about temperatures as cold as you're reporting, but this week we've had lows here in NW Florida in the mid 20s F. It's the longest and coldest spell I've seen in our 33 years here. I didn't completely winterize the egg so I've run the built-in electric heater on the coldest nights. I keep the heater dial at the lowest setting and it stays about 50 F in the egg. I know the heater doesn't click on very often, but can't say how often in the early morning when it's the coldest. I'm pretty sure it would keep you snug even at sub-zero temperatures.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:05 AM   #63
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Hello,
I apologize for not checking in on this forum. I'll make a point of doing so more often.
We drove from MI to SD (total of 840mi one way) to pick up our EGG Camper. It was worth it. The seller bought it in Aug 2009 & shortly after family issues came up. It was stored in a shed & was never used. They accepted our offer, so it was worth the trip.
I stopped in to see Jim Palmer for some tips on pulling it & whatever else I could learn from him prior to our trip.
We picked it up in Brookings, SD just before nightfall. We stayed in a state park a short
distance away & plugged her in for the night. It was GREAT! The 2nd night we stopped in a rest area for a 4hour nap & then finished the journey home. We had no problem pulling it with our 1996 Town & Cuntry Minivan.
Shortly after we brought it home, I winterized it & put it in storage.
We are making plans for spring break to take it down to Savannah, GA area & Nothern Florida (Jacksonville) the first week in April.
We are planning on purchasing a Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander to replace the minivan.
After much research on single axle trailers & what would meet our needs, this fits the bill.
Any questions or comments are welcomed. We've learned alot from this web site.



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Old 01-12-2010, 01:47 AM   #64
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Dennis, Whoo Hooo! Congrats! Hope you guys enjoy many years of great camping in your new Egg. They are very nice trailers, Enjoy!
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:17 AM   #65
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Oh, and I have a question for all of you other EggCamper owners, do any of you have the weight distribution hitch? Jim Palmer talked us out of getting one, he told us that with a light, well designed, and balanced trailer, (like ours), WDHs cause more problems than they solve. After towing it over 1000 miles, I think his advice was correct. Did any of you find differently?

Hi Ray,

I'm towing our EggCamper with a 2002 Toyota Sienna minivan. I don't have WDH or sway bars and I haven't had any problems towing. The Sienna has the smaller 3.0 liter engine. I did add a transmission cooler to the van, which I believe is a must for any tow vehicle.

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Old 01-12-2010, 06:39 PM   #66
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I'm towing our EggCamper with a 2002 Toyota Sienna minivan. I don't have WDH or sway bars and I haven't had any problems towing. The Sienna has the smaller 3.0 liter engine. I did add a transmission cooler to the van, which I believe is a must for any tow vehicle.

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Dennis, that was a great buy! Egg Camper was on my short list, and I did spot that listing. A drive from Calif to SD was not feasible and I figured it would go to a deserving and lucky family. Use it in the best of health.

Ron, what is a transmission cooler?

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Dennis,
Congratulations on the new camper! I haven't camped near Savannah yet, but there's a really nice state park near Beaufort, SC called Hunting Island that is really nice and secluded. It's about 90 minutes from Savannah and Beaufort has some nice looking homes too. I believe Forrest Gump was filmed in Beaufort and Savannah, and lots of movies used homes in Beaufort for a backdrop, including one of my favorites, "The Great Santini".

Any Eggcampers headed to the Scamp Camp in Sebring, FL in February? We're hoping to compare lots of fiberglass campers there that week.

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I have never seen one, but looking underneath the eggcamper frame on your hands and knees is the floor enclosed in a fiberglass belly type pan like a casita or is it exposed wood like a scamp? I am assuming it has a wood floor as I type this.

Second, What about when you walk inside the trailer if you peel back the carpet is there a bare wood floor under the carpet like a scamp/escape or is the floor encapsulated in fiberglass like a casita? Thanks in advance.
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I have never seen one, but looking underneath the eggcamper frame on your hands and knees is the floor enclosed in a fiberglass belly type pan like a casita or is it exposed wood like a scamp? I am assuming it has a wood floor as I type this.

Second, What about when you walk inside the trailer if you peel back the carpet is there a bare wood floor under the carpet like a scamp/escape or is the floor encapsulated in fiberglass like a casita? Thanks in advance.
The EggCamper floor is wood encapsulated in fiberglass resin. It is completely sealed top and bottom.
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Any Eggcampers headed to the Scamp Camp in Sebring, FL in February? We're hoping to compare lots of fiberglass campers there that week.

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John,

I know that there'll be at least two EggCampers in Sebring. We'll be there with friends from CT, who also have an EggCamper. We're REALLY looking forward to getting out of the snow for a while.

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