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Old 04-20-2008, 08:18 AM   #1
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Well, we picked up our new EggCamper fri. Apr. the 18th. Jim spent a lot of time with us answering any questions we had (last time I went camping was 35 yrs ago) and going thru his check list. I will list some info that might be helpfull to others (towing with a Dodge Nitro).

1. W/D hitch is not required for the Nitro to tow the EggCamper.
2. Ball mount needs to have a 3 1/2" to 4" drop (buy the shortest tongue length you can find).
3. 2" hitch ball.
4. If you plan to use a sway control, it will be much easier to use one that mounts on the left (the wiring runs in the C frame channel on the right. (I had already bought a right side mount so I will adapt it later).
5. You need a Long coupler lock, not a short one (I had bought a short one in advance, had to stop at nearest store to buy a long one).
6. I bought a CIPA strap on extension mirror for driver's side. good investment really helps.
7. Did not buy mirror for passenger side and don't think one would help much.
8. Nitro gas milage not towing and driving 65-70 was 22 mpg.
9. with egg,gas milage driving secondary roads and going thru some town with stop lights appx 14 mgp.
10. with egg, driving the interstate in the hills and mountains appx. 14.5.
11. with egg, driving the interstate on the flat 15.4 mpg.
12. On anything other than flat, it's best to lock out the O/D. (too much shifting).
(mpg with egg are at 60-63 mph)
13. Things you will need for your first nite camping not supplied by EggCamper: potable water hose, non potable water hose, good sewer hose (sewer hose is supplied, but not very good), egg has a 30 amp cord and a 30 to 20 amp adapt, bring a 30 to 50 adaptor if you think you need it.

FINAL OBSERVATION. THE EGGCAMPER REALLY FEELS LARGE INSIDE. THE REFRIGERATOR WORKED GREAT. PLENTY OF ROOM FOR AN AVERAGE PERSON TO SHOWER. PLENTY OF LIGHTS INSIDE. BIG BED. LOVE IT.


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Old 04-20-2008, 08:35 AM   #2
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Congrats on your Egg!! May many happy camping days be ahead for you.!!
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:35 PM   #3
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Hi Art,

Congratulations on your Eggcamper! Hope you can take pictures and post them. Happy camping!
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:10 PM   #4
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Art,
Congratulations. I wish I knew you where coming to our Great Lakes State of Michigan. I am less than 5 minutes off of the I-96 highway in Howell, MI. I only live about 1 1/2 hours from where you picked up your Eggcamper. I would have loved to see it and have my wife & son check it out too! They look really KOOL!
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:39 PM   #5
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More info.

Bought a Rinoflex sewer hose. It does not fit in rear bumper. bought 6" PVC pipe to put sewer line in.

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Old 04-29-2008, 10:32 AM   #6
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Art,

We picked up an EggCamper on Monday 4/14 and towed it back to New Hampshire. Jim was very thorough, explaining all of the equipment and answering questions. We're currently fitting it out with creature comforts for a trip to Vermont over the Memorial Day weekend.

We're towing with a Toyota Sienna minivan. We had no trouble maintaining 60-65 mph on the highways, and coming through Vermont, crossed Hogback Moutain with ease.

Enjoy!

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Art,

I meant to upload a graphic of the camper atop Hogback.

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Old 04-29-2008, 07:30 PM   #8
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nice to see the egg campers selling a few, The dealer down the street from me has a new one he brought back from up there about 6-9 months ago and it has not sold, it does look spacier that the casita and I guess it is 6" or so wider.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:42 PM   #9
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Ron that's a good looking Egg you got there.

When I saw your picture it struck an old memory of "hey I've been there" and I called out to my wife Karen "Come Look", "Do you remember that store?"

We honeymooned in Bennington, VT 19 years ago and stopped in that 'road side' attraction the day we hit the road for home. What a small world. Thanks for sharing that pic and reviving a great memory. I hope you enjoy your Egg.

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Old 04-30-2008, 05:31 AM   #10
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I meant to upload a graphic of the camper atop Hogback.

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Ron,

I really like the triple tail lights (I've only got singles). Was thinking of adding another in time. Did you go all electric also? We were down Eastern Shore Va. this weekend with our dogs, on their first outing, they loved it. Had a thunder storm Sat. night with rain and high winds, we were warm, dry and comfortable, but the tent campers we saw in the morning didn't look real happy. because it was wet outside, I cooked our 1st meal in the camper on the griddle and nuker. simple quick and easy. So far it's everything I had hoped for. I'd like to hear your impressions and EggCamper input (there's not a lot of us out here yet).

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(ps. I'd post some pics, but I haven't figured out how to do it yet).
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(ps. I'd post some pics, but I haven't figured out how to do it yet).
Art, we'd enjoy seeing them!

Here's a tutorial thread on how to post photos!

We LOVE photos!

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I got to see an Egg Camper in person for the first time last weekend & noticed immediately that it has lots of head room! My 6' tall husband didn't come close to touching the ceiling. That's a good selling point for the Egg Camper. We also liked the smooth walls--no rat fur, no elephant skin. It seemed so much roomier inside.

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I really like the triple tail lights (I've only got singles). Was thinking of adding another in time. Did you go all electric also? We were down Eastern Shore Va. this weekend with our dogs, on their first outing, they loved it. Had a thunder storm Sat. night with rain and high winds, we were warm, dry and comfortable, but the tent campers we saw in the morning didn't look real happy. because it was wet outside, I cooked our 1st meal in the camper on the griddle and nuker. simple quick and easy. So far it's everything I had hoped for. I'd like to hear your impressions and EggCamper input (there's not a lot of us out here yet).

Art

(ps. I'd post some pics, but I haven't figured out how to do it yet).
Hi Art,
We're heading out for our first trip over the Memorial Day weekend. I'm adding a couple very simple drawers this week. Aside from that we can't think of much that is needed to make the egg camper comfortable.

Yes, we went with the electric model. We expect to be close to power wherever we are, but if we plan to be off the grid, I think we'll just use a small generator to keep things charged. Ours is also the layout with a permanent bed. The small side dinette is perfectly adequate for the times when we'll be dining inside. We expect to do most of the cooking and dining outside. However, coffee first thing in the morning is mandatory. So, the coffeemaker will be set to automatically turn on in the AM.

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Hi Greg,

Hogback was a test to see how well the EggCamper towed behind my Sienna. It did better than I expected. But, I will add that it was just as it rolled out of the factory. We hadn't added the usual stuff that we'll drag along for a weekend or longer.

We came through Ontario on the way back to NH, and the Canadian customs officer insisted on looking inside, not in search of contraband, but because he seemed really interested in having an EggCamper himself.

Everybody that sees it is impressed by the spacious feel. I really like the way it tows.

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