My curiosity ran wild...
I called Eggcamper
to see what it is all about. I reached Jim Palmer and was he ever a nice accomodating fellow to talk to. The following is how the conversation went;
He is located south-west of Grand Rapids Michigan
has a 13' body, and a 17' chassis.
He is partially targeting the rental market. The rental market does not want to rent campers with propane
(insurance and safety), his focus will be electric with provision to mount an Onan generator
on the tongue.
to be under 2400lbs. This includes water, gen set, battery
, frig, etc.
He will be using a flat door and screen by Phillips. While the curved door looks beautiful it is very labour intensive to build and there is no good way to make a screen door to go with it.
He is targeting a production rate of 2/week within a year or two.
He is ramping up slowly as he is keeping this project in the black, and doesn't want to go into debt getting it going.
He really appreciates the input and feedback he has received from this forom, and sends his thanks! He is unable to post anything himself at this time due to computer problems. (He posts something then when he presses <enter> it dissappears)
He is using channel iron that runs from the hitch to the bumper as one stress relieved piece. The channel iron makes for a strong yet light
frame. He has studied the old Boler
frames and his will not have the frame crack issues.
Width of the rig is 88" (7'4") (at it's widest point).
He is using a Dexter Rub 'R' Ride axle
$13,600 usd should get you a nicely equipped rig with battery
and hot water heater. Add $800 for a Norcold refrigerator
. Maybe $13,000 usd base.
He is not taking orders or deposits at this time but does have a list of people ready to contact on launch. He hopes to sell his pre-production models this fall
or early next spring.
It is a double hull construction with a space blanket between the hulls for insulation.
It would sound like you would be able to custom order how you would want your rig equipped.
Nothing is in stone, but this is the way it is shaping up.
Pretty darn cool eh!