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Old 11-02-2009, 07:26 PM   #15
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Melissa....
Most truck stops have a scale (Cat Brand is my favorite as you can weigh it in sections at one time in a single weigh) go on a sunday when truck traffic is minimal and ask them if you could unhook and just weigh the trailer...... if thats not possible weigh it twice... once with the tow vehicle and trailer and second time with just the tow vehicle and simply subtract the difference. If you get lucky enough where the scalemaster says you can unhook the trailer put the trailer wheels on one section of the scale and put the front crank down on another section of the scale so you can get a hitch weight and an axle weight ...... just take a good look at one of those scales and you will see what i mean......cat scales are recognizable from the highway because they have a picture of a black cat on the sign.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:19 PM   #16
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Thanks, Joe. I'm not sure I've seen any truck scales on my stretch of I-95 here in Florida but we are headed to Ft. Bragg in North carolina over T'giving so I'll keep my eye out for them there.

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Most truck stops have a scale (Cat Brand is my favorite as you can weigh it in sections at one time in a single weigh) go on a sunday when truck traffic is minimal and ask them if you could unhook and just weigh the trailer...... if thats not possible weigh it twice... once with the tow vehicle and trailer and second time with just the tow vehicle and simply subtract the difference. If you get lucky enough where the scalemaster says you can unhook the trailer put the trailer wheels on one section of the scale and put the front crank down on another section of the scale so you can get a hitch weight and an axle weight ...... just take a good look at one of those scales and you will see what i mean......cat scales are recognizable from the highway because they have a picture of a black cat on the sign.
Hope some of this helps.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:20 PM   #17
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Hi Melissa! We travel in a Scamp 13 with no shower. When available, we use campground showers, but for boondocking we have a 4x4 shower tent by StanSport (a wonderful Christmas gift from daughter). These are available from Cabela's and other outdoor retailers. We adopted the shower methods decribed in other posts ... here's how we do it:

We carry all our shower stuff in a covered tub in the tug - the tub is our "shower pan" to keep (most of) grey water contained.

We use a Coleman hand-held shower with battery-operated submersible pump - $20 at WalMart

When it's shower time, heat the water in a large kettle on the range or camp stove, place the kettle on a small table/milk crate in the cabana, the tub on the ground inside and the pump in the kettle of water

Once you're ready to shower, it works much like a small RV shower ... wet down, soap & scrub, rinse - adult can be squeaky clean in less than 2 gallons of water! Your girls will think it's fun!

When finished, carry the tub to the sewer hook-up spot at your site, or pour into a 'blue-boy' type portable wastewater container for later disposal.

This has worked well for us ... indeed we are using our shower cabana now (that's another story). This procedure has even been used by brave souls INSIDE a 13 footer using tension rods and shower curtains, but we've not been that brave yet!

Sounds like you are really 'doing your homework' and we wish you success in finding the Egg just right for your family.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:49 AM   #18
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my 1994 Casita SD is 16' , sleeps three with the side dinette down and has a shower/bath and air conditioning up under the front closet.... It weighs in at about 2300 lbs loaded as per cat scale and the tongue weight is 260 lbs (measured with one of those fancy rv tongue scales) the newer ones may weigh more...i'm not sure.
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Joe, my understanding is that the 16' Casita's interior height is only 5'10" -- at least that's what the Casita site says. Is your Casita's inside height more than 6'?

Melissa's husband is 6' tall -- he may object to having to always stoop when standing or walking.
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:50 AM   #19
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Hi Melissa,

I tow an EggCamper 17ft. that weighs in at about 2000# dry. It has a side dinette that would work as a short bed. It has a shower and double bed and ample head room. I tow with a 2002 Toyota Sienna (3.0 V6). I think there's one in Florida somewhere. If you get in touch with Jim Palmer out at the EggCamper factory, I'm sure he could put you in touch with the owner so that you can see one in person.

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Thanks, Joe. I'm not sure I've seen any truck scales on my stretch of I-95 here in Florida but we are headed to Ft. Bragg in North carolina over T'giving so I'll keep my eye out for them there.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:59 AM   #20
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Joe, my understanding is that the 16' Casita's interior height is only 5'10" -- at least that's what the Casita site says. Is your Casita's inside height more than 6'?

Melissa's husband is 6' tall -- he may object to having to always stoop when standing or walking.
My inside height is 5'10" which i am short enough to fit under but i did bring a few friends in there that are about 6'2" and they said it didn't bother them at all..... I thought for sure they would say this is annoying but for the light weight and all the amenities inside they said they would have no problem.... I don't walk around much inside. It's too small....... sitting, sleeping or outside.... LOL
Scamp 16' are supposed to be taller inside and may even be a little lighter..... maybe someone on this forum could chime in on that?
Also what ron says about the "EggCamper" I didn't realise they are that light for a 17' wonder what the tongue weight is on them?
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:04 AM   #21
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Hi Ron, that would be great if there is an EggCamper in Florida. I do want to get to the next Rally here which I think is held in Sebring around Feb or so. I'm going to look at the schedule on this group.
How does Jim keep his 17 ft so light when e'body else's is much heavier? Does being all electric accomplish that in itself or are there other weight saving methods he uses? Have you weighed yours ready to camp? Any idea how wide the rear bed is?
Living in Florida most of our camping is in flatter territory but my folks just moved to Wyoming so we are beyond excited to be spending summers traveling in that neck of the woods to Yellowstone and all the fabulous sites out that way. I just dont want to strain the Sienna (3.5 V6) in the mountains etc.

Thanks for this info,

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I tow an EggCamper 17ft. that weighs in at about 2000# dry. It has a side dinette that would work as a short bed. It has a shower and double bed and ample head room. I tow with a 2002 Toyota Sienna (3.0 V6). I think there's one in Florida somewhere. If you get in touch with Jim Palmer out at the EggCamper factory, I'm sure he could put you in touch with the owner so that you can see one in person.

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Old 11-03-2009, 07:46 AM   #22
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Hi Melissa,

My wife and I are going to be at the Sebring meet in February (2/8-2/13), together with Darald and Pat (also EggCamper owners). So, if you don't see one before then, you're welcome to tour ours.

I think that Jim has really worked hard at eliminating weight without sacrificing function. I suspect that a lot of eggs use particle board for cabinetry, and things like roof-top A/C that adds pounds. The EggCamper A/C is a standard "window-type" unit that probably tips the scale at 50# instead of a heavier roof-top. The frig is 12V only, so I suspect it weighs less than a 3-way. It all adds up. I haven't weighed our camper loaded for a week of camping, but I doubt that we add 400 pounds of clothing and food.

Ours is the electric version, but we do bring along a propane stove that we used for cooking outside.

I admit that I haven't taken it over really big mountains, but here in New Hampshire we have many small mountains and I haven't had any problems hauling it up hill.

The double bed is quite wide (tall). I think I put the measurements out on the forum a while back. I'll have to go look for them. I haven't ever measured the side dinette made up as a bed. I've never made it into a bed.

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Hi Ron, that would be great if there is an EggCamper in Florida. I do want to get to the next Rally here which I think is held in Sebring around Feb or so. I'm going to look at the schedule on this group.
How does Jim keep his 17 ft so light when e'body else's is much heavier? Does being all electric accomplish that in itself or are there other weight saving methods he uses? Have you weighed yours ready to camp? Any idea how wide the rear bed is?
Living in Florida most of our camping is in flatter territory but my folks just moved to Wyoming so we are beyond excited to be spending summers traveling in that neck of the woods to Yellowstone and all the fabulous sites out that way. I just dont want to strain the Sienna (3.5 V6) in the mountains etc.

Thanks for this info,

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Old 11-03-2009, 07:56 AM   #23
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Melissa,

Here's an excerpt from a previous post:

The overall length is 17 ft. tip of tongue to rear bumper. Excluding the dogleg to the door, the main (open) floor space is 40 1/2 in. x 73 1/2 in. Toilet/shower is approximately 38 in. x 30 in. Our's is a permanent bed, which measures approximately 50 in. x 86 in. Headroom is 79 in. The Fridge is Norcold model DC0040, and the label says it draws 2.5 A at 12V. It is small, and has an aluminum cooling unit at the top that holds a ice cube trays, but I wouldn't exactly call it a freezer.

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Old 11-03-2009, 08:18 AM   #24
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Thanks! It definately is going on my list to investigate. Where is the Rally in Feb? I couldnt find it on this site. Do you have reservation info? I'll be bringing my Popup if that's ok.

Thanks!

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Here's an excerpt from a previous post:

The overall length is 17 ft. tip of tongue to rear bumper. Excluding the dogleg to the door, the main (open) floor space is 40 1/2 in. x 73 1/2 in. Toilet/shower is approximately 38 in. x 30 in. Our's is a permanent bed, which measures approximately 50 in. x 86 in. Headroom is 79 in. The Fridge is Norcold model DC0040, and the label says it draws 2.5 A at 12V. It is small, and has an aluminum cooling unit at the top that holds a ice cube trays, but I wouldn't exactly call it a freezer.

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Thanks! It definately is going on my list to investigate. Where is the Rally in Feb? I couldnt find it on this site. Do you have reservation info? I'll be bringing my Popup if that's ok.

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My inside height is 5'10" .... I don't walk around much insidel....... sitting, sleeping or outside.... LOL

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Yes, I don't walk around much in mine either. But when cooking, washing the dishes, washing myself, getting dressed, combing my hair, and etc. it's really nice to stand up straight.

If Melissa's husband doesn't spend much time standing inside (cooking, etc.) then the reduced height probably won't bother him much either. For me, I don't know which is worse -- trying to wash myself or wash the dishes while ducked down under a too-low ceiling -- either one is an annoyance that becomes a back ache.
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Hi Joe,

I set up the height of hitch for a tongue weight of 250#, which is what the manufacturer recommended, and the trailer sits pretty level at that height. I don't use a weight distribution hitch or sway bar. It tows very nicely at highway speeds.

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My inside height is 5'10" which i am short enough to fit under but i did bring a few friends in there that are about 6'2" and they said it didn't bother them at all..... I thought for sure they would say this is annoying but for the light weight and all the amenities inside they said they would have no problem.... I don't walk around much inside. It's too small....... sitting, sleeping or outside.... LOL
Scamp 16' are supposed to be taller inside and may even be a little lighter..... maybe someone on this forum could chime in on that?
Also what ron says about the "EggCamper" I didn't realise they are that light for a 17' wonder what the tongue weight is on them?
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:07 PM   #28
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Hi Joe,

I set up the height of hitch for a tongue weight of 250#, which is what the manufacturer recommended, and the trailer sits pretty level at that height. I don't use a weight distribution hitch or sway bar. It tows very nicely at highway speeds.

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250# tongue weight on a 17' is fantastic along with your approx. 2000#overall weight. However you did it.....Nice ?Going
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