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Old 07-04-2016, 12:30 PM   #1
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EggCamper still "temporarily closed"?

As of today, the EggCamper website still posts the following message: "EGGCAMPER IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED NEW PRODUCTION SCHEDULE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED". It's July! Anyone know if Jim has the shop up and running again and just hasn't updated their website? Or are they truly still closed this late into their manufacturing season? Has anyone with an EggCamper on order communicated with Jim recently about what's going on? Just curious....
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:47 AM   #2
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Hi Dale,

I talked to Jim about 2 weeks ago on the phone with a few questions on eggcampers. They are still closed. Jim has had a surgery and cannot do the heavy work. He is looking for a transition plan for the production to somebody else. He did not mention a timeline for this business transition nor a restart of production date.
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:16 AM   #3
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I went to their site and sent an email to the info@eggcamper.com address. Will be interesting to see if I get a return.
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:16 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear that about Jim. I hope he manages a secure transition, for both the trailers and himself. Be a shame to lose either.

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Old 07-05-2016, 10:18 PM   #5
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I also had e-mailed EggCamper and no response. And I also wish Jim the best....
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:19 PM   #6
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I had contact with the owner about a month ago. I have the same info that Joe has. It has taken longer for him to recover. It really does sound like he wants to get things up and running again soon.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:44 PM   #7
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yep same here, I got an email back 6/3 stating the same doesn't sound good that he is still recovering.....hope he's back and up soon (him and his campers
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:15 PM   #8
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Sounds like he needs a permanent change to lighter weight work. It does happen. It happened to me when I was only 35 years old. You don't always get back the ability to do heavy lifting after a surgery, I did not.

He has my sympathy.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:44 AM   #9
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I had wondered about this. I, too, hope he gets up and going again soon. I had wondered after listening to one of the TV video clips about his business if he might be starting look ahead to where the business would go in the future by his comments. Of course, as we age, we all start to look a little ahead to be some what prepared for what may come, maybe an advantage to being younger and feeling invincible. I hope he'll be able to continue working with smaller projects as he is very creative and seems to enjoy that kind of work.

Was glad to find the post, did a search, since I had been wondering also.
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:42 PM   #10
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Any news on Jim's health and the likelihood of more EggCampers being produced in the future? Does anyone happen to have an accurate number on how many EggCampers Jim produced before he had to shut the shop down?
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Old 07-26-2017, 06:21 PM   #11
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Hi Dale,

I talked to Jim about 2 weeks ago on the phone with a few questions on eggcampers. They are still closed. Jim has had a surgery and cannot do the heavy work. He is looking for a transition plan for the production to somebody else. He did not mention a timeline for this business transition nor a restart of production date.
Has anybody have personal experience with the egg camper? How would you compare them to a little Snoozy, or casita?
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:57 PM   #12
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Has anybody have personal experience with the egg camper? How would you compare them to a little Snoozy, or casita?
I can't tell you much about the Snoozy or Casity, but in a nutshell, the EggCamper feels bigger and roomier on the inside than it looks from the outside - largely because there is minimal interior cabinetry. That also means there is minimal storage space. There is a nice entry closet, but all the electronics are in the bottom, so you can't really turn it into permanent organized shelving. There are some overhead cabinets, and some floor-level cabinets (mostly under the bed), but nothing at waist height for kitchen/dining utensils, etc. The newer models are all-electric, like our 2010, but that works for us. We love ours for 3- and 4-day weekend outings, but any longer than that and we wish we had more storage space. The best thing is to look at each yourself. There are usually some of all three (plus a ParkLiner, a few Scamps and Escapes, and sometimes a Big Foot) at the Green Eggs & Ham Rally outside Montgomery, AL, in mid-March each year. Come take a look! Dale
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:52 AM   #13
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Any news on Jim's health and the likelihood of more EggCampers being produced in the future? Does anyone happen to have an accurate number on how many EggCampers Jim produced before he had to shut the shop down?
Hi Dale,

I have heard nothing new. As for production numbers, I would "guess" less than 150. I have a 2013 and it is number 120. I think 2014 was the last of em. I wondered the same thing tho!

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Has anybody have personal experience with the egg camper? How would you compare them to a little Snoozy, or casita?
Hi Andrew,

I've owned a Casita and now an EggCamper. My experience is there are trade offs. No disrespect to the Casita at all, but I prefer the Egg by a lot. Its more for the room and "feeling" inside the camper. The Egg feels like you are sitting in a big room. The Casita more of a narrow hallway. Height and width win in the Egg. I'm almost 6'6". I had to bend my head in the Casita and sleep with knees pulled up. In the Egg I stand straight up with 1" to spare and sleep straight with 4-5 inches to spare!

But as Dale mentioned, that openness comes at a price of storage. You have to do a lot of work on the Egg to get good storage space. I did add shelves in all 3 storage areas, but as Dale mentioned if I need to work on the electrical - I have to remove the shelving. The Casita has a LOT more amenities that the Egg does not. Propane heat and hot water in the Casita are HUGE pluses. The Casita also has bigger tanks. You can add amenities to the the Egg and have the best of both worlds - but at a significant price in modifications. You can read thru my journal in my signature below for some mods I have done to the Egg. Hope this helps!
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Andrew, I see you are in Florida. So are we (or will be when we get back there next month). Our 2010 Eggcamper is going to be for sale next month if you are interested in giving it a look. I will put the "for sale" posting up in the marketplace section of this website when I get it ready. We have a generator and solar so boondocking is possible.
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