I'm starting a thread about absolutely everything I do to our new EggCamper
. I just thought it would be a great place to document everything, for info for myself in the future, and others as well to read the findings.
Our good friends are buying our Casita
so I have to deliver it to them along with all the upgrades to it I have done! I get to start over with the EggCamper!
So my wife and I brought our Eggcamper
home last weekend and have had no time to do hardly anything to it due to work and company. A few issues we wanted to tackle asap were larger fridge
, larger tires
, a lift kit, maybe a shock kit, new battery
, a charge wizard, new a/c, and a new MaxxAir 5100 roof vent.
I will not get much done because I have foot surgery in a few weeks and will be out of commission for 6-12 weeks. This journal will be updated for years.
First things first - assessing the a/c performance. I happened to bring it home during the hottest heat wave of the summer. We had 95* heat and direct sun - I have read the EggCampers a/c was weak and figured I'd give it a try! I let the a/c run for 3-4 hours. I sat a thermometer on the sink and had no fan circulating the air. Egg was in direct sun. The camper never got below 87*. Personally I find that unacceptable for performance, which I have expected and read - so a new a/c will be on the to do list. I do realize sealing the gaps will help. And the roof vent felt like a heat lamp with the sun shining thru - so a shade of some sort for the vent will go a long ways. But I still think a bigger a/c would be a great mod so I will do it. Our Casita
froze us out in any condition and I'd like the same in the Egg.
is bigger than we expected. Although much smaller than our Casita fridge
, we decided we can live with it - so we will not be doing anything to it unless we outgrow it which I doubt. You cant turn the fridge light
off if you leave the door open so I am going to install an on/off fridge switch next to the water pump switch.
Lastly the egg has 205/75R14 on it now. I upgraded our Casita to 225/75R15 and it was awesome. The bigger tires
go with the Casita to my friend. I took the larger wheels/tires off the Casita and put them on the Egg. It had 3" clearance between the top of tires
and the wheel lip at 12 oclock with the old tires. It has 2 1/2" with the larger tires. The front/back/inside clear fine. The outside is line to line with the egg lip at 12 oclock where it used to be about 3/8" inside the lip with the narrower tires. I'm thinking the bigger tires will fit, so I'm going to try them one more time and road test it along with a hard shaking in driveway to see how far the tires/axle will move before I give the Casita to its new home. I'll report back with more data once I do the road test.
Attached are a few pics of the egg as we picked it up from the sellers. I plan to take pics of everything I do and post on this thread. I'll keep this thread going. Please join me if you wish, or ignore if I bore you!
Thanks very much! Joe