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Old 07-07-2016, 03:49 PM   #29
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My wife and are into our 2nd season in our Casita 17SD. We love it!! We do not regret buying it at all!

But - while I am 6'6" tall, we do find the bed "ok". My wife is 5'1" so I steal a little of her foot room, and we sleep well. We have also got accustomed to the large fridge, and gas water heater for boondocking.

I initially wanted an EggCamper for headroom / bed length - and still long for one. Now that I understand fgrv's better - I'm up for modifications! I want to look for a used eggcamper - if and only if I can make these mods.

So EggCamper owners - I have questions!!

1) Can I fit a larger gas/elec fridge in the EggCamper? I want one the size of my Casita fridge which I believe is 4.0 sq ft!

2) Can I swap out the water heater for a gas/electric water heater easy enough?

3) Can I install a larger a/c in the orig location?

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Hmm, you think like me. I want a bigger fridge, gas water heater, and furnace also.

When we bought ours Jim was not doing any gas models. At the time he said there was quality issues with suppliers that led to repeat repairs and such.

Any way the 12V (not 3-way) sits on top of the plumbing into the waste water tank (grey?), so there are limits on how tall of a fridge that can be installed. Now I think you can get a decent sized fridge in there, but maybe not 4.0CF? I suppose you could flip flop the layout - move the fridge to the rear and sink to front, so long as the wheel well clears the back of the fridge. I would stay 12V because it will run several days off a single large deep cycle. Add a simple solar panel and you could run indefinitely.

The water heater is just a miniature version of the one in your house. Basically there is plenty of room there and blank slate to start with. Should be plenty of room for which ever water heater you choose (disclaimer - I have only seen RV heaters in passing but there is TON of room in there).

Several people have installed larger AC units. Bigger issue IMHO is sealing the air gaps. You can see day light around the bezel of the AC unit (inside). I'm currently working an idea to run a remote and have ducting to the AC unit so it can be better sealed to the outside.

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Old 07-08-2016, 12:08 PM   #30
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I saw the one that was older in MI with carpet and propane. I'm like you, I'd rather not have the carpet but I do want all electric which is why the newer ones appeal to me. I think for me the biggest issue is selling my sticky. I have had it for sale a good couple months, but nothing other than a neighbor but not enough ground clearance for them. At least when you find one, you know you can sell your current pretty fast w/o a huge loss

I know I have followed most egg camper posts, if you search by posts I have commented on you will probably find the thread with the fridge mods. Someone took pictures of the underneath of the fridge from the side cabinet showing the pipes and the wheel well. For me it's about adding one extra sleeping area which might be a cot in the isle.

I was telling another member that I wish I would have waiting just 6 months before buying my trailer to get the egg....I wanted all electric and my friends pretty much told me to give up on that thought since they don't make them and I listened. Then that fall I found one on a google search and just wanted to cry. It was then that I made up my mind and have been searching and trying to sell ever since. I just have a hard time with the new price.....if only money grew on trees I'd get an Ollie, but they don't even make them all electric, I asked...Escapes, Scamps Snoozy's and Eggs are the only ones I can get all electric, but I can't get past the rat fur so my options are the 2, then it came down to toilet.....Eggcamper won (or at least still #1 choice)

Now I am excited cuz in Sept my hubby agreed to go camping with the other baseball coaches and their families with me and the kids. This will be the first camp trip he will have done with us. I so wish I had the egg for this trip since he is taller than myself, but such is life.....if only it all fell into place I'd be so excited to make that our first camp out all together
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:04 PM   #31
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I own a 2007 Egg. I have ripped up the carpet and I want to warn you its glued down like nothing you have ever dealt with before! I did finally get it all up after 4 days of pulling on it and with my husbands help.

You can take a look at on Instagram under 1beadbug or just put in #eggcamper.

We wish our camper didn't have the gas stove or water heater but then I don't boon dock I'm a glamper and we prefer to do all our cooking outside. I don't want to smell what we had for dinner for days. I have taken the tanks totally off my camper and put on a front tool box in its place for some outside storage. I just can't imagine pumping gas into a structure that is sealed so well. When we sell it someone will have some very nice storage or the tanks can sit inside the box nicely.
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Maybe this photo will post.
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:38 AM   #33
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Thanks for the tips Jason. I cant wait to fjnd one and start working on it. I like the sink fridge swap idea. Interesting.

Chrystal, the more i think about gas, i may just stay all electric. The 06 im Michigan just sold. Ours will come someday. Only one left i know of is the 06 in cali.

Tracy, I love the floors! I was affraid the 06 07 models were glued. At least you proved its doable. Those look sweet. Your cushoins cover a lot of the back wall carpet too. It looks nice!
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That extra cushion in the back comes forward and makes the double bed into an almost King. We sleep with our heads to the front of the camper and feet to the bath. I made a pull out that fils the space in front of the sink so when it's pulled out it comes to the front edge of that first side seat. I will try to get a photo of it this week.
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:23 AM   #35
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That extra cushion in the back comes forward and makes the double bed into an almost King. We sleep with our heads to the front of the camper and feet to the bath. I made a pull out that fils the space in front of the sink so when it's pulled out it comes to the front edge of that first side seat. I will try to get a photo of it this week.
Would love to see a pic sometime! No rush tho. Just when you get a chance.

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We pulled up the carpet in out 2011 and it was not glued down. In fact I think it was basically just cut to shape and sitting there. We replaced it with solid bamboo planks we had bought years before and never used.

We figured out that a queen mattress will fit - just a little snug against the counter by the sink. The full we have is loose fit and probably 6 inches extra each end(to the windows).

Biggest improvement may be the kick out rod for the shower. Its in the curve at the front so either you lean over or against the curtain. BTW - the kick out rod from Camping World is a little to big and needed some trimming so that it would fold back into the shower when not in use. I don't know if they make a shorter one but it wasn't too hard to modify.

If you get AC in your Egg, SEAL UP THE CRACKS! Also some caps for the vents under the camper would be a good idea. I was doing some cleaning and ran our AC - there was hot air blowing in the gaps! The fit and trim are pretty abysmal.

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Old 07-12-2016, 08:25 AM   #37
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I own a 2007 Egg. I have ripped up the carpet and I want to warn you its glued down like nothing you have ever dealt with before! I did finally get it all up after 4 days of pulling on it and with my husbands help.

You can take a look at on Instagram under 1beadbug or just put in #eggcamper.

We wish our camper didn't have the gas stove or water heater but then I don't boon dock I'm a glamper and we prefer to do all our cooking outside. I don't want to smell what we had for dinner for days. I have taken the tanks totally off my camper and put on a front tool box in its place for some outside storage. I just can't imagine pumping gas into a structure that is sealed so well. When we sell it someone will have some very nice storage or the tanks can sit inside the box nicely.
Where is your furnace, if you don't mind me asking? We have the later electric model and I see no electric heater or outlet next to your fridge like ours.

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Old 07-17-2016, 07:15 PM   #38
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Well it looks like our search may be over!!!! I got a call from a nice couple from Michigan who saw my wanted ad! They have a 2013, no carpet, no awning (it has the canopy option) and they are the original owners. Deposit sent, and my wife and I are making another road trip to Michigan! Very excited!! I'll post pics once we get the new egg picked up!

Some good friends of ours are going to ponder buying our Casita. He said he would let us know this week. If they don't buy it, I'll get some pics of it and get it posted soon.

Did I mention I was super excited......ha! My wife is actually excited too. She fits just fine in the Casita at 5'1" but she like the idea of the open space.
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Congratulations, Joe! So glad you were finally able to get exactly what you were looking for. Best wishes for many adventures in your new EggCamper!
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@silver ghost. Our camper didn't have a heater in it, we just use a little electric one but we don't camp off grid so that works well for us.


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It's a done deal guys! We are Eggcamper owners! Couldn't ask for nicer couple than we bought from either! Everything went so smooth this time!
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Sweet. Sure am glad your persistence and patience paid off. Now for some real fun.

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