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.