It's good to see this design succeeding, as choice is always good. Also, I see there is much more information in the web site now, including floorplans.
...The owner told me it was wider than a Scamp. ..
In the specs at the bottom of the home page it is shown as 88 inches wide, or 7' 4" (2.24 m), about the same as my 17' Boler
, and 8" wider than the typical egg (such as a Scamp).
The 80" (6' 8", about 2m) width is the limit for trailers before wide-vehicle clearance lights
are required, which may be one reason why that width is popular... or maybe that's just enough for a "long enough" crosswise bed. While I appreciate that the extra width makes interior packaging easier, many of us have tow vehicles which are significantly narrower than 88", and having the trailer so much wider is a problem for both rear vision and aerodynamics.
As I looked at the website it became clear that this is a relative of my Burro, with insulated double shells joined along the roof, etc. The seam may be done a little differently; maybe this one has a flat flange-to-flange type joint. (My late Burro has the seam done so the joint is smooth on the outside and in contrast this one may be an attempt to make double-sure it does not come apart. Or it could be a different production and assembly method.)
I noticed this in the FAQ
[b]WILL CENTER SEAM COME APART?
IT IS JOINED WITH ADHESIVE STRONGER THAN THE SUBSTRATE
AND THEN FIBERGLASS LAYERED INSIDE
If that apparent standing seam is flanged edges of the shells, then I guess this is basically Boler
construction rolled over 90 degrees, with the adhesive which Boler
neglected to use, and with some unknown finishing process instead of a trim piece. It might be quite solid.
If it is, as the website shows, 2000 lb before options, at this size it must have just about everything optional.
I see that the Eggcamper
has acquired the expected fittings through the walls since we first saw photos. At the time, it was a no-[b]propane setup, but the currently featured unit has "Suburban gas appliances", including what looks like a propane-fired water heater. Does anyone have any idea what the grill on the street side - lined up with the area under the forward dinette seat - might be for? It would be a good place for a furnace
, but a strange outside grill for one.