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Old 06-26-2015, 07:32 AM   #1
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EggCamper Raises Price

I was shocked when I went to the EggCamper website and saw the price had jumped to $24,990 which is an increase of $5,000. I hope they continue to do well but a few may be put off a little by such an increase all of the sudden.
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:30 AM   #2
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Same here, inflation is no fun at all Escape price increase also announced on their forum too.
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:58 AM   #3
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Same here, inflation is no fun at all Escape price increase also announced on their forum too.
At least the Escape increase is lowered by the exchange rate variable.
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:36 AM   #4
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How much did Escape increase?? That's nuts with EggCamper. I've been in several and I dont see it....I simply wouldnt give it.

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Old 06-26-2015, 11:48 AM   #5
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I can tell you from a manufacturing perspective that allot of those increases are due to a lot of vendor increases our prices alone on our HeHr windows increased 100% from our original quote which is why it makes it very difficult to confirm pricing on our new trailers.
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:20 PM   #6
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How much did Escape increase?? That's nuts with EggCamper. I've been in several and I dont see it....I simply wouldnt give it.
It was a modest increase for 2016 because Escape's margins have been reduced by the USD's valuation over the CAD. On the 19 for example, the increase was $800 CAD, or roughly $650 USD. The increase from the 2014 model to the 2015 model was actually higher, and that was due to the regular inflation of prices as well as new added standard features. IMHO, inflation cannot account for a $5000 increase on the EggCamper.

That's OK. It just makes an Escape a better value than it already was.
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:16 PM   #7
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Jim Palmer at Eggcamper is probably at an age where he doesn't want to work overly hard, so reducing volume might be welcome to him. The other side of it is that he probably would welcome a buyer of the business, and raising profit margins could attract a buyer. Of course some costs are rising, but FG resin is petroleum based and we know what happened to oil prices this year, so that raw material should not have increased.
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Old 07-04-2015, 01:46 PM   #8
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Jim Palmer at Eggcamper is probably at an age where he doesn't want to work overly hard, so reducing volume might be welcome to him..
When we bought our EggCamper (in 2009), Jim said he closed down operations every winter and went to Arizona. He said that he built the EggCamper more as a retirement "hobby" than as a business. This also explains the attitude that "you can have it as I make it, or go somewhere else."
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:08 PM   #9
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Why not just buy a Casita?
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:09 PM   #10
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I hope he'll pass on his expertise, design, and manufacturing assets to someone who will continue to build this trailer. If a successor were to introduce a propane version and I happened to be overcome by a desire for a larger bed and a bathroom, it might become one of my top choices. I will confess a preference for the sleek aesthetic of all-fiberglass interiors. But I've camped 42 days in my Scamp and I have yet to plug in the electric cord. So, for now, it's off my radar.
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:13 PM   #12
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I just checked the EggCamper web site and it says that the "2015 production has been sold out." So I guess Jim Palmer has all the business he wants - or can handle.
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:24 PM   #13
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In one of the video clips, he mentions that he hopes that some day someone takes over and builds EggCampers............ I was really wanting one but the ac under the seat and with my son having to sleep there, it just would not work. Considered getting one without ac and doing my own thing with it but prefer, since spending what is a generous sum to me, to get a unit that meets my needs without modification. I would, however, not pay the new price.
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Vertical is about it, right?

I hope the Casita people don't read about the price increase.
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