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Old 06-13-2016, 12:33 PM   #1
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Eggcamper owners - a few questions for you!!

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?

Thank you!!
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:25 AM   #2
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Have you looked at the Parkliner?
Much larger bed and best headroom in FG.

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Old 06-14-2016, 11:21 AM   #3
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The Eggcamper owners must all be out camping! Hopefully some will chime in soon. (If not, you could look up some of them on the member list and PM or email them.)
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:47 AM   #4
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'Lucille' needs her door back on!

Howdy! I've owned my 1988 13' Casita for a year now. Most work on her is completed, but previous owner removed her door to take off the foam left over from the carpet removal. I have re-carpeted the door and replaced the door gasket (which I received from Casita factory).

My brother and I tried for hours to get it back on....door hinges are on the body, but we just can't seem to get the holes lined up with the door holes. It doesn't look like any new holes were drilled in the body and the hinges moved from their original position. Should we take the hinges off the body and put them on the door first, then try to put the door with hinges attached back onto the body?????

Sure hope someone has had experience with the "airplane door" that the older Casitas seem to have.

Needing some expert advise, Kass
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Old 06-14-2016, 12:01 PM   #5
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You need to start your own thread as most people will not see it here unless they are interested in the original post regarding Eggcampers.
Go to the section you want to post in and click start new thread. Otherwise maybe a moderator could move your post.
I am sure soneone can come up with suggestions to help with your Casita door so you can go camping
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Old 06-14-2016, 12:09 PM   #6
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In the meantime, 13' and 16' Casitas have always had that curved door and the new ones still do. A call to Casita might help.

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Old 06-14-2016, 05:22 PM   #7
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Interior height of Parkliner is advertised as 6'4". The Eggcamper is 6'7". I can answer question #3.
We switched out the 5,000 btu for an 8,000 unit. I posted a thread about it on the forum if you want to check it out.
Best of luck in your search!
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:10 PM   #8
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Yes you can swap out the water heater the previous owner of mine had done that, he also added a propane furnace. I'm not sure how big of a fridg you could get in the space where the firdg is but there is room for a bigger one. I am planing on adding one of these ARB 44 Accessories | ARB Fridge Freezers - ARB 4x4 Accessories in my truck because the extra space in my egg was used for the furnace and a silver wear drawer.
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Joe, you can always rework the interior to install a larger refrigerator, but find out what the largest opening is on the EGG camper (ie: door opening or window opening) so the larger refrigerator can be brought inside for the install.
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I feel so bad. We have decided not to buy the egg camper. I have always wanted one and still want one really really bad. But when I count the features that we will be doing without or I will have to put into the egg camper, it makes us decide to stay with our Casita. It's such a tough decision because I know the extra headroom and isle width would be huge for me. But I don't want to do without the larger water tank larger grey water tank propane water heater propane fridge large fridge furnace awning and more. We like to boondock and a generator sounds like no fun. Carrying gasoline and all. I guess for now ill stay put.
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Like most of our egg brands the Eggcamper has some nice features, and I wasn't aware of how much head room they have. But I've always felt it just wouldn't work well for boondocking.

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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!

Yes, you can put a larger fridge in an EggCamper. I would recommend an Engle unit that runs on 12V only. It is very efficient and will run for several days on a battery without recharge. If you have an 90W solar system you can boondock for as long as you want.

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

I have a gas/electric water heater in mine. Originally I installed a gas only unit and when it started leaking (it was over 30 years old when I installed it) I replaced it with a new Suburban SW6. Of course it needed a different cutout to the exterior so had to do a bit of fiberglass work. If you are replacing the original 120v water heater you will only have to cut out one hole.

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

Yes, a larger A/C unit can be installed in place of the stock unit but you will have to run a generator to power it if you are away from a current bush.

Thank you!!
BTW: I should mention that I bought a "hull" with no appliances and no water/gas/electrical installed and did all the buildout myself. If you like to "have it your way" that's the only way to go.
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:22 AM   #13
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BTW: I should mention that I bought a "hull" with no appliances and no water/gas/electrical installed and did all the buildout myself. If you like to "have it your way" that's the only way to go.
Agree!! That would be a way cool project indeed!!!
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:16 AM   #14
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I changed my mind too much. After a talk with Jim from eggcamper - I'm back on board for looking for one. I was affraid of all the mods needed and it would make the cost a hefty one (initial cost + mods). But I have since decided it will work for me once again, and I can do mods along the way - if needed.

Unfortunately, I had one all ready to buy, and I was wishy washy with my decision. The seller got frustrated - which I understand! Now she is telling me that our price we agreed to is not going to work and she feels her original asking price is more inline. And she says she is going to be away for a few weeks and needs time to think about selling it to me.

I think I frustrated her by wanting it, then not, then wanting it again. I understand that. I'm bummed now she wont just say ok and sell it to me. I'm ready to be there with cash in 6 hours! I guess she is going to sell it to somebody else because I waffled in the decision.

Darn it anyway!!

Back to square one - looking for an eggcamper. At least I have time and I can use the Casita till another one comes around - but still...uuugggggg
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