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Old 04-19-2006, 09:37 PM   #43
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I was thinking retro Lunar Module.

I'm sure the FS makers must have been thinking about a fiberglass Airstream and came up with Fiber Stream. Someone should have taken them by the hand.
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:50 PM   #44
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How about LOTS of little windows like the dome/observation cars at the end of the old Milwaukee Road HIAWATHA streamlined trains?!



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Too cool if they were tinted, and a couple upper ones could crank open.

http://www.trainweb.org/hiawatha/opening.html

Here's a link that shows the old cars^

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Old 04-19-2006, 10:14 PM   #45
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Since it's coming from Michigan, how about

WOLVERINE

They could come up with a cartoon wolverine like the Bigfoot symbol or the Tasmanian Devil!
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:24 AM   #46
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Suz, it does look low to the ground, especially when one is used to the raised rear of the 16' Casita.
I like the stance on the wheels though. Wide track makes it look sporty. Coupled with 88" width might make it more challenging to tow than I'm used to. I haven't seen a Burro or Uhaul in some years...are they that wide?
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I think the rear bumper placement makes it appear to ride lower than it does. Something about the bumper color sort of brings your eye down also.

The website should contain height info, interior and exterior. I still fantasize about a garageable 16fter.
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:05 AM   #47
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And, the photo of the bath wasn't on the site when Jim asked me to post the photos.
... nor was it on there when I looked. Perhaps he did read some of the comments and that's why he added the picture of the bathroom so we'd know.
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:23 AM   #48
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I think the translucent door in the photo above is a shower door, used as the bathroom door; it appears to have your bath with shower. This is also a requirement for us, which is why we have a Boler B1700RGH rather than the other used units which were available in this area (generally B1300 and Trillium 1300).
That would have to go! Gad...I do like my privacy in a private place. If it needs to be translucent...at least they could make the bottom 3/4 completely blocking and leave the top portion clear. My stars..what was he thinking
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:44 AM   #49
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wow! What a great looking travel trailer! I love it.

I do agree that the door on the shower must not be transparent...

Like Suz, I'd prefer NO stripe to this one that has angles that compete with the smooth, curved lines of the trailer. I think it would make more of a statement, if it were bare.
Less is more, especially in a modern design.

I'm afraid I'd feel a bit claustrophobic without any window in the back...perhaps a porthole or something?

I, too, am not a blind fan. I'd prefer roman shades, at an upgrade price, of course. They could match or coordinate with the cushions. You can use an insulated lining on a Roman Shade to help on all temps.

I love this trailer, it is functional, classic, well designed. Can we get it in colors?

Well done, I'm impressed!
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:54 AM   #50
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I saw one of these outside a body shop in Grandville, MI this morning, and checked out the website. Apparently they are manufactured at that body shop. I will call them and see if I can get a look inside soon. This looked oike a 13 foot, not a 17. My first impression was that it needs more windows. My second thought was, "hey, no rivets"!

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Yippee! If you find out prices, let us know.
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:42 PM   #52
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Jupiter has some cool names for it's moons that could make a good name for this camper:
Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea, Thebe, Io, Europa, Ganymede (the biggest), Callisto (the second biggest), Leda (the smallest), Himalia, Lysithea, Elara, Ananke, Carme, Pasiphae, Sinope and many other unamed moons.

I kind of like Callisto.
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:09 AM   #53
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How about LOTS of little windows like the dome/observation cars at the end of the old Milwaukee Road HIAWATHA streamlined trains?!


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Too cool if they were tinted, and a couple upper ones could crank open.
Great idea! I'm coming into this game from tent camping, so my love of the outdoors is a prime consideration. I'd like more windows, to see where I'm camping
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:23 PM   #54
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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
The Eggcamper 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.
Loaded weight 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!
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:34 PM   #55
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The Eggcamper has a 13' body, and a 17' chassis.
$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.
Seems like a lot for a 13' trailer. We purchased our 2005 13' Scamp, fully loaded, for just under $10,000.
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:52 PM   #56
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So now we know why the exterior is so clean looking: with no propane, there are no vents for the refrigerator, furnace, or water heater.

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Seems like a lot for a 13' trailer.
That's a 17-foot trailer: they're all measured from coupler to bumper, so a "13 foot" Boler has a ten-foot body. The EggCamper is also wider than a typical 13' egg, and similar to other widebodies such as my B1700, which is a "17 foot" model with a 14-foot long body.

The price seems, to me, to be competitive with those for similarly-sized units from Casita when I considered them a couple years ago. Current Canadian prices for Escape and Bigfoot (25B17.5 models) are significantly higher than the EggCamper estimate (there are no Canadian prices for Casita or Scamp, since they don't sell here).
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