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Old 03-19-2013, 10:53 PM   #15
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I would love to quit banging my head on my Scamps rooftop AC but I can learn to duck .
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Solution found for a whole bunch less $$ hang this (thanks Frederick)! "Sign" Over Door
That's not all I did. I have 2 words for you:
  • Pool Noodle

I cut a piece of Pool Noodle 2' long, and covered it with a sleeve made from leftover curtain material. I slid this over a 3/4" dowel rod 3' long suspended between the closet and refrigerator/pantry cabinet just in front of the upper edge of the door frame. By attaching the ends of the dowel thru the walls on the sides, I add the springiness of the dowel's wood to the cushioning of the pool noodle.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:29 AM   #16
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or, you can always step outside to look at the view, less windows mean less condensation areas and a warmer trailer.
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I would love to quit banging my head on my Scamps rooftop AC but I can learn to duck . I appreciate all your help but I see no solution but to go to a different manufacturer Thanks Again
They say we shrink as we get older.. The Parkliner has an interior height of 6' 5" but not as long or wide as the Egg camper. That said, without the drivers side "furnitue" I bet it seems roomy. Raz
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:56 AM   #17
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We found Jim Palmer to be extremely friendly and helpful. He even took me for a training session in pulling and backing up when we bought our EggCamper. But, he does seem to be inflexible in providing modifications to his product. It must be nice to be in a position where you don't have to cater to your customers' needs - but not so nice for the customers. I think he builds them as a retirement hobby, more than a money-making business.

Jim told us that he had camped in a Casita (or Scamp, I don't remember which), and decided to build a similar camper for tall people. I had always wanted a molded fiberglass camper, but being 6' 4" (the same as Mr. Palmer), I held off buying one. My wife never wanted one because they seemed too "closed in" for her. The EggCamper met both of our needs, although my wife recently admitted she would still like something a bit more spacious inside - (she's mildly claustrophobic). I'm hoping the new, wider, 21' Escape will have the open feeling of the EggCamper; my wife found the 19-footer too narrow and felt uncomfortable in it, (although I found the design to be really nice).
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:07 AM   #18
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Part of the claustrophobia of small trailers can come from the lack of windows.

There is an eggcamper in our park and the lack of end windows is hard to understand. The egg has 4 windows and our Scamp has 8

One of the nice Scamp features is big windows at both ends. Another thing that can open up the Scamp is a half table.

As to AC, an advantage of the closet AC is you never hit your head on it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:24 AM   #19
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Just an observation - often the cleverest minds aren't outgoing personalities or even good business people. Look at the list of eggs at the top of the page and count how many are still in business.

Still, many are great campers, so sometimes you have to bite your tongue and do what is best for you. Or - never attribute to malice that which can be explained by ignorance.
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Now granted Norm, you do live in yours with Ginny... so harder for me to compare with 2 people... I have the rear bath so the window in there I dont get to use but 5 windows plus my door's window lets in alot of light...but the ParkLiner is pretty beamy with a 6'10" interior width so i don't feel confined in it...now add another person or 2 probably... lol

The Eggcamper is too white inside for me... even with my ParkLiner Im jazzing it up inside with wood and tile and fabric!
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:09 PM   #21
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On the other hand, the interior of the EggCamper is a blank slate that you can decorate any way that suits you. We've started the process in ours.
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lets see some pictures!
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We love our EggCamper, just as everyone likes there choice of FG camper. It provides comfortable accommodations on the road. I also like to tinker to make the changes that make it perfect for how we travel. To each his/her own. As Ray and Jim said, Jim Palmer is great to work with, but like Henry Ford...

With that, I'll just say that I saw a Parkliner at the Sebring rally and it was very nice, well planned and executed. And, the willingness to provide build options is certainly a plus, even if, like me, you like to tinker.

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Deryk,

I also love my EggCamper and here are some photos of my decorated EggCamper...I am typing this as I sit in my EggCamper and look out the window at the ocean. I have spent 90 nights in my EggCamper in the last year.
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Nice Gayle! Evethink about putting a bathroom door in? Granted like being on a boat, there is little actual privacy while your in the head... but we like the illusion of privacy there lol
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My wife is unhappy with the 44" bed and the narrow aisle in our Scamp.
I too did not like the narrow bed nor the head banging on the rooftop AC . We decided to look at a slightly larger trailer to accomplish these goals . The EggCamper at 17 ft long and being wider and taller seemed to fill the bill but dealing with Jim Palmer was an obstacle. I looked at several MFG but only Casita, EggCamper , and Escape make a true 17 Ft FG trailer in my price range. Cost is a factor to me as it it is with you. A Casitas 17 ft solves the bed issue but not the AC or Aisle issues. I can purchase a Casita 17 ft Spirit Deluxe with a 9000 BTU AC, propane furnace , awning , TV with DVD player, Antenna/amp, high lift axle / D rated tires, vinyl flooring, sink stove cover , cable ready , 4.0 cu ft 3 way refrigerator , 6 gal electric / gas water heater , 25 gallon fresh water tank, outside shower , 2 burner gas cook top , microwave ETC for less money than the $18880.00 loaded EggCamper. I compliment Ms Gayle on her decorating skils which I do not posses I know there are tradeoffs but after spending numerous hours modifying my 1999 Scamp I was hoping to avoid that and just go camping . Thank all of you again
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