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Old 11-11-2016, 07:17 PM   #29
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These pics show the bolt/nut reversal for the wheel trim. I left the lower 2 bolts untouched on the front and rear edges as the tire will never mover fore and aft to hit these - I only flipped the upper 4 bolts where the tire can go up into the wheel well.
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Here are the before and after pics of the lift. There is a lot of room above the tire, but the bigger wheels and tires will fill the space and look better!
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:26 PM   #31
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Lastly I took the ball off of my receiver hitch and flipped the receiver over and reinstalled the ball. This lifted the ball height by 3" - same as the camper. Pic shows the rig all ready to go!

I took her out on the highway and tried many tests. Got up to 82mph, sped up, slowed down, hit brakes aggressively. All of this and not one bit of sway or movement. She rode just like before the mod. That was a relief!! Now I feel much better about taking this low riding camper off road!!

Not sure when I'll spring for the new wheels and tires, but its all ready to go when they do arrive! They will lift the camper 1" more.
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:57 AM   #32
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No more decals !

The last modification before winter storage! ALL decals removed, the a good wash and wax! We just couldn't get past the words "EggCamper" in kindergarten font. First two old pics before - last two new pics after!
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:54 AM   #33
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Now it looks like a Burro.....nice job on the axle rise, my Eggcamper was too low to the ground.
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Old 11-13-2016, 01:25 PM   #34
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Nice job, Joe! Wish we had your energy and expertise!
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Old 11-16-2016, 05:58 PM   #35
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Now it looks like a Burro.....nice job on the axle rise, my Eggcamper was too low to the ground.
Thanks Jim - The lift was well worth it!! I wasn't sure if the side decals would be better left on, its a little plain now. The stripes were great but the lettering had to go. Oh well - I guess no going back now! It will grow on us. I've read thru your EggCamper mods! I'm looking forward to doing some of them soon!

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Nice job, Joe! Wish we had your energy and expertise!
Thanks Letitia - one of my next is the maxx fan like you did. I read thru your thread on the how-to! Looked like an impressive job! I hope it goes as smooth as yours did!
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Old 11-16-2016, 09:38 PM   #36
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Thanks Jim - The lift was well worth it!! I wasn't sure if the side decals would be better left on, its a little plain now. The stripes were great but the lettering had to go. Oh well - I guess no going back now! It will grow on us.
You could always add some custom stripes .
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Old 11-17-2016, 06:02 PM   #37
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Thanks for the water system winterizing tips. A quick trip to the local hardware store, about $6 worth of fittings and tubing, and we're all ready for what might be our first light freeze of the Fall this coming weekend.
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You could always add some custom stripes .
That's not a bad idea! I'll keep that in mind!

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Thanks for the water system winterizing tips. A quick trip to the local hardware store, about $6 worth of fittings and tubing, and we're all ready for what might be our first light freeze of the Fall this coming weekend.
No Problem - I'm glad it helped!
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:11 PM   #39
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Well this next project isn't my proudest! It actually turned out kinda ugly. But here goes. We knew we needed a bike rack for sure. After LOTS of pondering, I decided I wanted to put a receiver hitch on the back of the egg like we had on the Casita. I do realize there are lots of pros and cons to all the bike placement options, including tongue weight etc, but we really want them on the back for many reasons.

1) to keep the tongue space freed up for future mods like dual 6v batteries, maybe a Honda eu2000i, or a storage box. 2) bikes are locked to the trailer and out of the way. 3) can easily remove bike rack and transfer to truck receiver. 4) cargo carrier possibilities.

So after a lot of searching I found "multi-fit receivers". Some were very large. Most didn't spread the distance I needed. The I finally found the Draw-Tite 82201 and it seemed to fit the bill so purchased it off Amazon.
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So after it arrived - I realized this thing is a tank! Extremely stout! It's heavy too (53 lbs) so I guess that will force me to add dual 6v's on the tounge to offset the weight! So I tried a trial run mounting the receiver UNDER the frame, and it didn't work out as planned (pic 1). First of all, I had to move the receiver forward so the stabilizers would not hit it when they swing down. Once I did this, the top of the bike rack itself would hit the fiberglass of the egg - not good. I would have to use a receiver extender and that's just more clap trap to wobble. And the real deal breaker was that the receiver hangs down 5.5". I didn't just raise the egg with a 3" lift kit to turn around and add receiver hanging down 5.5". I want to keep the ground clearance.

So next I decided to see it if would fit upside down - on TOP of the frame (pic 2, 3, and 4). It actually worked out well. I had to drill an extra hole to mount the brackets to the thick frame. I still have to add a lower strap, and put a long bolt in the back hole. Probably doesn't even need it, but I'd rather overkill the installation. So with the receiver on the top of the frame, it actually fit further back and now the bike rack will not even get close to the fiberglass. Also, I lost zero ground clearance! The only down side is its ugly!!

If I had to do this all over again, I think I would have just took the egg to a welding shop, and had them cut off the original bumper, then weld on a tubular 2"x4" bumper, then weld on a 2" receiver tube to the bottom of that - just like the Escape Trailers do.

But I guess since I already bought this thing and drilled holes in it, I'll keep it on there. Even tho it is ugly, its very functional with no other downside.
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Old 11-26-2016, 04:00 PM   #41
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Hi Joe,


I'm 6'7" and am looking for an Egg Camper. I'm from Michigan and am disappointed that they are no longer being made. I know they're hard to find but I thought I'd ask if you know of any on the market. Do you have any Egg Camper contacts who might know of any that may be available?


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Hi Joe,

I'm 6'7" and am looking for an Egg Camper. I'm from Michigan and am disappointed that they are no longer being made. I know they're hard to find but I thought I'd ask if you know of any on the market. Do you have any Egg Camper contacts who might know of any that may be available?
Hi Dave, Unfortunately I don't currently know of any for sale. I did find that being patient would pay as a few popped up for sale over the summer this summer. Most sold vary fast. But the good news for you - most were for sale in Michigan! I'd keep looking on this forum, the fiberglassrv4sale forum, and craigslist in Michigan. I'm sure one will pop up hopefully in the spring!

Good luck in your search, and if I find one, I'll yell.!

Thanks! Joe
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