Eggcamper from Grandville, MI: How Many? - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-11-2013, 08:48 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
Name: Wayne
Trailer: Eggcamper
Florida
Posts: 27
Registry
Ken
The garage doors are 8'-9" tall and 10' wide. The ceiling is 10', so I put in as tall a doors as possible, with that ceiling height, when I built the place. Built it for my 26' boat and also for access to my cabinet shop. When I brought the egg home from Michigan I planned to have one of those inexpensive metal carports built for cover.
Discovered it fit in the garage so my little Honda Civic is under the carport.
__________________

__________________
Wayne Perpall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2013, 08:59 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Name: Bob Ruggles
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 2012 Chevy Silverado
Michigan
Posts: 1,305
My EggCamper came from the factory (less than 50 miles from home) in 2011. Since, a cargo access door has been added behind the curb side wheel and propane with furnace and 2 burner cooktop. Our spare tire is on the back bumper where the factory installation put it.
__________________

__________________
rgrugg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2013, 09:09 PM   #17
Junior Member
 
Name: Wayne
Trailer: Eggcamper
Florida
Posts: 27
Registry
AC in Eggcamper

Ken
AC works good for me. I have a small fan that I put on the kitchen counter or on the floor in front of the AC to assist in moving the air. It is just a table top or desk top fan, but does a super job.

Camped in August of 2012 at Salt Springs here in Florida (middle of the state) for 4 days. Worked just fine with no shade. However I did leave it running most of the days. I would come back from swimming in the spring and take a nap at about 3 pm and be very comfortable. Hot part of the day.

I would like to see the unit mounted on the rear of the trailer above the bed so the cold air could naturally fall rather than me having to push it up with my fan. I like the way lil' Snoozy has it mounted up high in the rear of their trailer but it is a long way from the bed. I am pleased with mine and usually have to turn the AC to low at night because it does such a good job.
__________________
Wayne Perpall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Mike Magee's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,142
I would be glad if it weren't falling on the bed. My AC is above the bed, and I find the constant air blowing on me to be irritating. But then, I don't run the ceiling fan in my bedroom for the same reason.
__________________
How much time do we have left? 2 Chr. 7:14
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 05:53 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Name: Ray
Trailer: 21' Escape - former owner of 17' "other brand."
Florida
Posts: 699
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Magee View Post
I would be glad if it weren't falling on the bed. My AC is above the bed, and I find the constant air blowing on me to be irritating. But then, I don't run the ceiling fan in my bedroom for the same reason.
Similar to my wife in that regard - I can't turn on ceiling fans, have the car air vents pointed in her direction, or have any portable fans aimed where any air hits her. Oh well, not a big deal in the big picture.
__________________
Ray N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 09:39 AM   #20
Junior Member
 
Name: Ryan
Trailer: EggCamper
Michigan
Posts: 5
My wife and I have an Eggcamper. We picked ares up in Grandville, August of 2012.
__________________
Ryan in Mi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 01:12 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Name: Ray
Trailer: 21' Escape - former owner of 17' "other brand."
Florida
Posts: 699
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Letitia View Post
An interesting fact about ours.....this is what the original owner posted on the Forum when he first advertised it for sale:

The weight listed on the title is 1822 lbs. In Ohio a trailer must be weighed before it can be titled. The tongue weight is listed on the trailer itself. It is 350 lbs. Also, this camper has 3" frame rails as opposed to 4" rails on the regular units, hence the lighter tare weight. Jim Palmer had built this camper for himself -- we just happened to want one and this one was ready to go.

😎
You are the first person I know of who has the actual weight of their EggCamper. When someone asks me, I tell them "around twenty-five hundred pounds." Maybe now I'll change that to two thousand pounds. I did weigh my tongue and it was 281 pounds - I hope I did it correctly.

BTW, I just checked my EggCamper frame and it also has three inch rails. Will some other EggCamper owners check theirs and see if three or four inches is the standard?
Attached Thumbnails
281 Weighing Tongue.JPG  
__________________
Ray N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 03:13 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Name: Dale
Trailer: 2010 EggCamper; 2002 Highlander 3.0L; 2017 Escape 21'; 2016 F-150 5.0L Fx4
Alabama
Posts: 580
More data for the curious. Our local farmers coop has a certified drive-on truck scale and some really helpful owners, so I took our EggCamper in and did some weighing. Ours is a 2010 model with 4" frame rails, single taillights on each side and a single center-mounted roof vent. Note that our EggCamper has been modified to have three deep cycle batteries mounted on the tongue, not just one, and we also have a power tongue jack instead of the hand-crank version. Combined, I'm guessing the two extra batteries and power jack add roughly another 100 pounds to the camper (45 lb/battery + 10 lb jack) with the vast majority of that weight carried by the tongue. Other than that, our Egg Camper is pretty much like it came from the factory.

With that said, dry weight on our EggCamper was 2,520 pounds (probably 2,420 without the two extra batteries and power jack). When hitched, 380 pounds of that (15%) is transferred to the tow vehicle. We've removed one of the batteries simply because we don't need it, and that drops the tongue weight to 335 lb, just under the 350 lb tongue rating of our 2002 Highlander. Our Ford F250 is rated for 500 lb tongue weight, so it's well within the limit even with all three batteries on board. I just thought other owners out there might want to know. Dale
__________________

__________________
War Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eggcamper


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AWNINGS New BIMINI CANOPY for Eggcamper. - $480 (GRANDVILLE, MI) Camilla Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 0 06-08-2011 07:56 AM
New Eggcamper Ann E. Hi, I am.... 9 05-07-2011 06:34 PM
New From EggCamper? Ray N General Chat 5 03-01-2011 08:34 PM
Eggcamper Sharon G Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 30 07-09-2009 04:14 PM
EggCamper artspe Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 6 07-05-2008 03:22 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.