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Old 01-21-2016, 02:42 PM   #43
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I have to say the fact that you can't find one listing right now for an all electric egg camper speaks to me that the demand is high. ...
Or its simple the fact that very few are actually made.
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Old 01-21-2016, 06:46 PM   #44
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I think I've read every post in this thread and the one point about propane that I haven't read.... is a fully functional trailer that can be used for a bug out. Whether that's weather related or a catastrophe at home. For instance, if your home loses power (natural disaster) you can move into your trailer and be well fed and warm if you have propane. Extension cords don't help much if there's no power available.


I see the eastern part of the US is under a severe weather alert for snow in the next few days. While I hope no one needs to move into their trailer, it's nice to know they could for the reasons I mentioned above.


Best of luck in your decision.
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:16 PM   #45
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Or its simple the fact that very few are actually made.
Yes, almost no trailers are made that are all-electric. And then there are the people who do not know what they are buying having never camped. They decide they need to then put in propane.

Good point Donna made and I know some people in California and elsewhere have their trailers stocked for just such situations after a few occurred. Even campgrounds do sometimes have the power out.
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We camp off grid quite often .Solar and propane make this possible and enjoyable. Our refrigerator spends more time running on propane than 120 VAC. I have to agree with the idea of just buying a standard trailer with propane and not fill the propane tanks.
You will not have to worry about propane and have better resale value. IMHO
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:38 PM   #47
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I think I've read every post in this thread and the one point about propane that I haven't read.... is a fully functional trailer that can be used for a bug out. Whether that's weather related or a catastrophe at home. For instance, if your home loses power (natural disaster) you can move into your trailer and be well fed and warm if you have propane. Extension cords don't help much if there's no power available.
Exactly why I have a fully stocked larger sticky + generators. If a bug out , the Casita would be elected. Donna's comments made me think of how many times in the past 30+ years that we've had to use what ever RV we had at the time because of power or water outages. Sure was nice to finish cooking the meatloaf in the LP oven .
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Old 01-22-2016, 07:02 AM   #48
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I think I've read every post in this thread and the one point about propane that I haven't read.... is a fully functional trailer that can be used for a bug out. Whether that's weather related or a catastrophe at home. For instance, if your home loses power (natural disaster) you can move into your trailer and be well fed and warm if you have propane. Extension cords don't help much if there's no power available.


I see the eastern part of the US is under a severe weather alert for snow in the next few days. While I hope no one needs to move into their trailer, it's nice to know they could for the reasons I mentioned above.


Best of luck in your decision.
Thanks and yes I agree and my friend did that once too, but we had the whole house wired for a generator since my hubby hunts and the cost of the meat we would lose in our freeze would be more in the end than the cost of the generator. We saved our money and had the breaker box in the house all rewired and compatible for generator. I do agree this could be very helpful though
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Old 01-22-2016, 07:20 AM   #49
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As for my "not owned yet trailer", I do also have a little honda generator if I needed it, I bought it for all the years of doing my local Relay for Life at the local parks overnight to keep my fundraising going all night with lights and coffee pots etc. It was also nice plugging in a friends camper so the kids could be in there when it was time to sleep, and then me and my mom slept outside on cots under the canopy with sleeping bags..... one time at relay I was a week overdue for my first child and I slept in my car the night before the event....talk about uncomfortable lol another year I slept in my camp chair for a few hours and had frost on the bottom of the sleeping bag by morning..... I think all my overnight camp outs with relay (13 years) and out houses have prepared me well for camping lol

But again, I haven't bought anything yet....I think the reason I keep coming back to egg camper is that it is all electric, if I got a scamp or an escape made with all electric it would be harder to sell since people looking for those would expect gas, but the egg camper they would expect electric. I do like the little snoozy but at this point I'm more comfortable with the tanks than the potty cartridge, and I do prefer the side entry vs rear with the canopy, otherwise that would be the other I'd be looking at.

Thanks everyone, and I do hope this helps others to really look at all these good examples of why/why not to help them in making their decisions too, you all bring up really good points and each time it does make me think "do I need that??" and if I don't it just validates my decision.

I think so far for me the biggest issue would be losing my outdoor shower (which escape can do but again, those trailers usually sell better with gas), but who says that can't be added down the road. Has anyone ever read somewhere that someone added an outdoor shower to their trailer? I'm sure it can be done, I'll search forums later for this one
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:23 PM   #50
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Crystal, We have one of those super-quiet little Honda EU2000 generators, and it powers our EggCamper just fine in a pinch. The only thing is that we start it on full power until the A/C powers up the first time, then we switch it to "eco throttle". Since the Honda has an actual fuel pump (unlike the Yamaha that is only gravity flow fuel), you can buy a fuel-line adapter that replaces the standard cap on those red plastic 5 gallon gas cans (like you can buy at Wal-Mart), and it will run forever. Have you tried one of those fuel can adapters on yours for longer run time? Dale
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I think I've read every post in this thread and the one point about propane that I haven't read.... is a fully functional trailer that can be used for a bug out. Whether that's weather related or a catastrophe at home. For instance, if your home loses power (natural disaster) you can move into your trailer and be well fed and warm if you have propane. Extension cords don't help much if there's no power available.


I see the eastern part of the US is under a severe weather alert for snow in the next few days. While I hope no one needs to move into their trailer, it's nice to know they could for the reasons I mentioned above.


Best of luck in your decision.
With you Donna. We lived in the Northeast where we rarely have a power outage however it did happen. We moved from the house to the RV and spent a comfortable day.

Once while in the Seattle area we had a massive wind and snow storm. Trees came down and power was out for a week. Our RV served as the eating place for us and the family we were visiting. (WA was really slow to get power back.)

It's nice to have a backup place and plan. Personally even if I didn't want to use Propane if I were buying an Escape I'd have it installed.
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As for my "not owned yet trailer", I do also have a little honda generator if I needed it, I bought it for all the years of doing my local Relay for Life at the local parks overnight to keep my fundraising going all night with lights and coffee pots etc. It was also nice plugging in a friends camper so the kids could be in there when it was time to sleep, and then me and my mom slept outside on cots under the canopy with sleeping bags..... one time at relay I was a week overdue for my first child and I slept in my car the night before the event....talk about uncomfortable lol another year I slept in my camp chair for a few hours and had frost on the bottom of the sleeping bag by morning..... I think all my overnight camp outs with relay (13 years) and out houses have prepared me well for camping lol

But again, I haven't bought anything yet....I think the reason I keep coming back to egg camper is that it is all electric, if I got a scamp or an escape made with all electric it would be harder to sell since people looking for those would expect gas, but the egg camper they would expect electric. I do like the little snoozy but at this point I'm more comfortable with the tanks than the potty cartridge, and I do prefer the side entry vs rear with the canopy, otherwise that would be the other I'd be looking at.

Thanks everyone, and I do hope this helps others to really look at all these good examples of why/why not to help them in making their decisions too, you all bring up really good points and each time it does make me think "do I need that??" and if I don't it just validates my decision.

I think so far for me the biggest issue would be losing my outdoor shower (which escape can do but again, those trailers usually sell better with gas), but who says that can't be added down the road. Has anyone ever read somewhere that someone added an outdoor shower to their trailer? I'm sure it can be done, I'll search forums later for this one
I've only known two Eggcamper owners, both bought all electric and had propane installed later. Both sold their Eggcampers and bought Escapes with Propane.
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:05 PM   #53
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Not my call, but if I were Escape, I wouldn't build an all-electric unless you paid in full when ordering it. I wouldn't want to be stuck with the all-electric trailer and only a forfeited deposit if the sale didn't go through.
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:36 PM   #54
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True story - I grew up on a remote ranch in the high mountains of south-central Colorado (Custer County, for those who know the area), and one of our closer neighbors (about 5 miles east of us) had a slide-in camper he used once a year for hunting season. It was back in the 1970's, he had just mounted the camper onto the bed of his farm pickup and was prepping it for a hunting trip when he smelled propane. He crawled inside the camper to try to figure out where the leak was when something sparked, and the camper literally exploded around him! Luckily, he was on his belly on the floor when it exploded, and everything blew up and away from him. Had some singed hair and a ringing in his ears for a good while afterward, but miraculously, he lived to tell the story. Actually his wife is the one who loves telling the story on him. She was home, heard the boom and ran frantically out of the farmhouse to find him stumbling about in the rubble that used to be his camper. Very lucky guy.... Oh, and he replaced the damaged bed of the pickup with a stake-side flat bed for feeding his cattle and never went hunting again - as far as I know. True story...
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Well Dale, there's the one in a million incident for an LP explosion. Wonder what the cause was. Glad he was OK.
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He was an older man, life-long rancher/cowboy and life-long smoker, with a lot of what actress Kim Darby would call "True Grit". His wife accused him, seriously and teasingly, of: 1) being absent-minded and entering the camper with a lit cigarette or 2) being totally stupid and lighting a match (he always carried kitchen matches in his shirt pocket) to better see inside the dark interior. He plead total innocence to both accusations. His best guess was that one of the matches in his shirt pocket accidentally lit somehow or that his large western belt buckle sparked against something metal as he slid into the camper on his belly. It was the talk of our small community for quite some time, and the court of public opinion sided strongly with his wife.
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