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Old 08-03-2007, 08:56 PM   #15
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Burros do that too. The backs of the furniture openings are not sealed in, so there are a few spots that are not close to each other.. but I guess technically, still double walled. The walls are just a foot or two apart from each other

Thats interesting. Gives us double shell fanatics a NEW trailer to choose from then!
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:49 PM   #16
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"...still have to look up the fridge as it's DC only and he says it draws about 2 amps... gave me a model number of Norcold 0040 DC only... forgot to ask if it could be upgraded. "

This fridge IS the upgrade. These things are SO much better than the propane/electric models. They cool quickly and cold, they can run off-level, they don't have to have nearly the venting, they don't blow out in a high wind, there are no issues with gas stations, and you can leave it running when parked without killing your battery. They run for days on a battery, and automatically switch over to shore power when it is available. If I were ordering a new Scamp or Casita, I would specify one of these fridges as an upgrade. I put one in OSMO, and would never go back.
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:31 AM   #17
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We stopped to see the Egg Camper on our trip to Michigan. The outside is very impressive but the inside was a real disappointment. The overhead cabinets, few as their were, are very small and lined with the space blanket material seamed with silver duck tape. The seats were lower than a Casita and the cushions were very thin with low quality material. If you want a microwave you can get one mounted with metal brackets hanging down to hold it in place. The owner was very nice but told us he purchased a dozen microwaves for $35.00 each from Wal-Mart. I think he should have left that information out.

Marketing is all about weight and not interior quality. Pressed flooring, which was sealed and you can purchase a rug that fits the floor plan and can be removed, similar to a throw rug but fits the entire flooring. He had a carpet floor wall to wall rug in one of the trailers and it was creeping all over the little time we were in it. Again the rug material was of very poor quality and with one washing I can see it shrinking and no longer fitting wall to wall. The refrigerator was smaller than the 16ft Casita’s with a freezer the size of less than a ½ gallon ice cream container. You can get the Egg Camper with shore power or battery power but not both. The air conditioner was placed under the seat and blows directly towards the outside door and not into the trailer. No outside step, no screen door, no window in the outside door, no venting of the refrigerator from the outside, no bathroom door, extra would be a folding bathroom Plexiglas see through door.

I did like the design of having the sink first when you entered and not having the refrigerator cabinet blocking the enterance view when you walk in like on the Casita design. This did give it a more open look but then again it was very bare and plain on the inside.

IMO: the outside is of first quality but the inside is far from quality. You even have to purchase a board (pressed wood is what he showed us) to go across the back seat if you want to make the back seats into a bed. The cabinet doors and table are pine and look really cheap, no handles or locks on the cabinets for traveling.

I believe this guy has the beginning of a good trailer but light weight is not the only factor, interior quality would help pick up his business. I will say that the shell was very strong and in my opinion better than the Casita in strength. The price was very high for what you were getting with many add-on's that made it even higher than a 17ft Casita.

Glad we took the time to see it and made us appreciate the interior quality and extras we have in our Casita.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:50 PM   #18
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... no venting of the refrigerator from the outside..
Propane-fueled refrigerators need outside venting for the combustion exhaust. A purely electric refrigerator in a trailer does not need outside venting any more than the one in your house... and in my opinion the elimination of two huge openings in the outside shell is one advantage of this type of refrigerator.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:59 PM   #19
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I vented the shore power fridge I put into the PlayPac. It wasn't that there was anything dangerous coming off the thing - it just had a tendency to pour hot air out the back.

That was an older fridge though - I'm not sure the new ones get so hot in the back.

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Old 08-05-2007, 08:07 PM   #20
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It is true that the heat from the 'fridge needs to go somewhere. In cool weather it is the heat you want and would run a furnace to replace if you vent it outside, but we more commonly camp in hot weather so there is a reason to send it outside... however, that means pumping heat out of the trailer with the refrigerator, which will then run more and take more energy if outside is warmer than inside.

The extreme in sophistication would be automatically controlled dampers to send vent flow inside or out to suit the temperatures, and of course a thermostatically controlled fan... next project, Per?

I suppose you need to match your camping conditions, but the lack of outside venting by itself is not, in my opinion, a fault.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:15 AM   #21
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Wanna finnish one yourself?

Looks like that they are now selling Egg Camper Kits that are ready to roll down the highway for $9900. Hook it up and take it home to finish your way.
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:04 PM   #22
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I pick up my EggCamper kit next month! Another toy to occupy my time. Will post more info once the critter is in my possession.
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:09 PM   #23
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Propane-fueled refrigerators need outside venting for the combustion exhaust. A purely electric refrigerator in a trailer does not need outside venting any more than the one in your house... and in my opinion the elimination of two huge openings in the outside shell is one advantage of this type of refrigerator.
My 12 volt fridge in my Trill is not vented outside and i found the fridge worked very well.
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:27 PM   #24
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I pick up my EggCamper kit next month! Another toy to occupy my time. Will post more info once the critter is in my possession.
Welcome to FiberglassRV Orlen! We've been awaiting your arrival. I THINK you're the first EggCamper member and we really want to hear from an owner's perspective.

We love pictures too! Hope we can all live vicariously through your building of this trailer
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:43 PM   #25
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The double wall design really looks like a copy of the older Burro designs. Are these the same people that owned Burro? And, if so, why not just make the Burros?
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:09 PM   #26
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I got it! I got it!

Picked up my EggCamper kit on October 15th. It towed great from MI to CO. It's now in my garage while I plan how to install all the things I want "Just the way I want them."

So far I think it is a great rig.

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Old 10-20-2007, 01:05 PM   #27
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Woo Hoo, Orlen!

Since you will be the first (that I know of) to put together an Egg Camper Kit, it'd be great if you could share a few photos with us along the way.

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We have had one for a little over one year. We have spent about 30 nights in it. It is easy to pull and easy to maintain. No carpeting inside like the Casita and Scamp, so the smells from cooking, dog do not stay. The full bath is great.
The floor has carpeting, but is removable and washable.

My husband added shelves to the one cabinet and that is for our food storage. We bought the one with the permanent bed and there is lots of storage under the bed.

It is small, but easy to heat and cool. We also changed one of the ceiling fans to a fantastic fan and put on a glass shower door. It is wired for cable and we have a 17" flat screen TV mounted to the side of the kitchen cabinet.

Jim Palmer is terrific and we still correspond with him. Even though I am 62 this is my first time camping and I have enjoyed this more than I could have imagined.

We drove from Clearwater FL to Michigan in Novembto pick it up. It handled in the cold, rain and high winds. Pulling it with a full sized V8 Dodge van. Well worth the trip. We are planning a 5 week trip to CA, WA and OR this summer, that is how much we like it.
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