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Old 07-06-2009, 10:32 AM   #15
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im sure you already know, but just in case... there are a few more eggcamper photos to look at in the album section of the forum here. Take care.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:56 AM   #16
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Sharon,

Jim Palmer is the owner of the company that produces the EggCamper. When he was first considering producing a new Burro-like trailer, we had some lengthy and informative conversations. I was impressed both with his depth of knowledge on producing things fiberglass and his business acumen. He does the trailers mostly for his own enjoyment as his other businesses are his profit center.

I have not heard anything disparaging at all about the trailers; everyone who has seen them or bought them has had really good things to say about them. All of the current brands produce good products today, but were I in the market again for a 17' trailer, the EggCamper would be at the top of my short list. I'd have the propane systems etc. in mine as I don't find the all-electric terribly appealing for the camping I do... but having once had a Burro 17' widebody, I find the EggCamper very appealing. There's nothing else out there with the bed size that they have.

As far as the rear windows in the EggCamper, you'd have to speak with Jim to find out if it's even possible. It may be, but I'm relatively sure you'd have to block the window frame between the inner and outer shells since it wasn't designed to accept windows there.

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Old 07-06-2009, 12:06 PM   #17
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Greetings all: my wife and I have a NOS 2006 EggCamper (NOS because it was a demonstrator and essentially virgin when we got it)

1) The plywood doors mentioned vary as to model. Ours have an oak veneer with up-&-down grain on a 1" substrate and we like 'em
2) The front by-the-door closet does open to the left or interior which may or may not be problematic- when you are in the trailer and using it, it may appear backwards; when you are loading the trailer from the outside it is very convenient....which is the bigger nuisance? If one wished to swap, the door can be flipped head-for-tail and re-attached.
3) The stock cushions are indeed on the thin side but for my wife even these make her feel like Lilly Tomlin in the big chair, because of the height of the fiberglass benches. If you look at the factory pix, one has a futon cushion in the back which would slide forward for a bed.
4) Ours has an ac that is however only 4" off the floor and was problematic-we now use a small fan on the floor to re-direct cool air upward
4) Overall we love this egg camper- it is very light-weight, tows like a dream, gets rave reviews every where we take it

PS: The other fiberglass owners are in a quandary because of all the space in ours- during one show-and-tell we had six (6) folks inside comfortably seated and visiting with room to spare. Try that in your typical fiberglass! John & Vi
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:19 PM   #18
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Ken, no, I didn't realize that there was a photo album.... am off to check it out as soon as I finish this post!

Roger, the wider size really appeals to me. And I sure do appreciate your evaluation. I do have an email in to Jim asking about the window. But since I told him I'm interested in buying at least a year from now, I don't expect him to drop everything and answer right away!

Vi, I appreciate your comments about the doors and about the height of the seats.... also the note on using a fan with the air conditioner. I am 5'5" and my husband is 5'4", so that may be the only real problem with the Eggcamper for us. We would be pretty uncomfortable with our legs dangling. I have 5-1/2" mattresses in our Aliner now, and it does not make for comfortable lounging, as our feet don't reach the floor.

I REALLY appreciate all of your input. Can't wait to be a real egg-owning member of this community some day!
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:14 AM   #19
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Ken, no, I didn't realize that there was a photo album.... am off to check it out as soon as I finish this post!

Roger, the wider size really appeals to me. And I sure do appreciate your evaluation. I do have an email in to Jim asking about the window. But since I told him I'm interested in buying at least a year from now, I don't expect him to drop everything and answer right away!

Vi, I appreciate your comments about the doors and about the height of the seats.... also the note on using a fan with the air conditioner. I am 5'5" and my husband is 5'4", so that may be the only real problem with the Eggcamper for us. We would be pretty uncomfortable with our legs dangling. I have 5-1/2" mattresses in our Aliner now, and it does not make for comfortable lounging, as our feet don't reach the floor.

I REALLY appreciate all of your input. Can't wait to be a real egg-owning member of this community some day!
Sharon, We live in Georgia, too. We will probably see you one of these times. We go to the Townsend, Tn. Meet. as well as the Casita Meet in Rutherfordton, NC. We are always glad to show off the EggCamper. It has an unbelievable amount of space. My husband says that there is more space inside than it looks outside. I, too, am 5'4" but at the table, there is a raised area which is really comfortable for me. If you did not want your feet dangling, I suppose you could use a small stepstool. The only thing we would wish was larger is the fridge, but by using a cooler, we manage very well! Ease of cleaning, openess, full bathroom, and only 2000# dry weight make this Egg a real winner! Vi
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:39 PM   #20
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vi, for your bathroom/shower, do you just use a curtain as shown at the eggcamper website? i didn't know if a conventional door was offered or not. Also, I have never seen under the eggcamper but if you look under your trailer are their holding tanks mounted under (or inside the seating area) , and is it a smooth bottom like a casita? OR is there a wood bottom like a scamp? Thanks in advance. I have always wondered.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:56 PM   #21
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Donna, your truly a genius, I rooted around for 20 minutes looking for that archive, thanks
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:09 PM   #22
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vi, for your bathroom/shower, do you just use a curtain as shown at the eggcamper website? i didn't know if a conventional door was offered or not. Also, I have never seen under the eggcamper but if you look under your trailer are their holding tanks mounted under (or inside the seating area) , and is it a smooth bottom like a casita? OR is there a wood bottom like a scamp? Thanks in advance. I have always wondered.
Sharon, I understand that the shower curtain was utilized in the manufacture of this Egg to ensure the light weight. We just use the pretty white and tan shower curtain with the liner. The first EggCamper that we saw (and I fell in love with) had a mod at the factory as they were willing to accept the additional weight in order to have the glass shower door. There are 2 fans in the roof, one near the bathroom to help control any unpleasantness, if you know what I mean! The closet door (that has been discussed) swings in to ensure privacy while dressing. All the blinds close nicely, but the window in the door leaves a bit to be desired in the area of privacy.
Now about the tanks, the gray water tank is under the door, which disallows a mounted step and we use a 'Wallyworld' step stool, as it is a fairly high step to enter. The black water is under the shower/toilet. The clean water is under the table, which accounts for the raised area where your feet would go while sitting at the table. That makes the clean water tank higher than the black and gray water tanks, I am happy to say. While the bottom looks like a pressed wood, the entire floor, both top and bottom are heavily coated with fiberglass and is very sound. The positioning of the floor and tanks do indeed, make for a flat bottom. Remember, ours is a 2006 model and some changes might have been made in the current model. Hope this helps. Vi
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:07 PM   #23
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Hi, Vi,

Ken's the one who asked about the tanks and the shower door, but I sure appreciate the information, too!

I haven't gotten a response from Jim about the rear window. Maybe I will write or call him again when I'm closer to actually ordering.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:16 PM   #24
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Hi, Vi,

Ken's the one who asked about the tanks and the shower door, but I sure appreciate the information, too!

I haven't gotten a response from Jim about the rear window. Maybe I will write or call him again when I'm closer to actually ordering.
Sharon, although I visit here daily I rarely post, but I am an Eggcamper owner. I drove from Texas to get mine at the factory over a year ago. Again, from Texas, so I could have gotten something closer. I have had Burros X2 and a Scamp also. I do not miss the rear window at all.
The other side windows are large. As your question to a rear window. Notice in photos that there are what appear to be large protrusions on both side of rear of camper inside at the back. This allows for the pancake style lights on the rear to recess into the body of the camper. I like the large lights on the rear. Placing a window back there might be tricky due to those lights recessions to the inside of camper. I do not think they would do a mod like that, but I am not speaking for the company.

At any one time they are working on about 10 of these on the assembly line. I toured the place as I made my purchase. At that time I took the eggcamper kit and finished it the way I wanted. If I had it to do over again, I would have bought the lower end version and then put what else I wanted in it, as I did a lot of work on it, instead of being out on the road using it. I do not think he is offering the kit version right now. I am sure he would leave doors off if you requested. The big closet door I mounted to open from the left to the right while standing at the counter. It is handy to stand in doorway from outside and load stuff into one that opens from right to left, but I wanted mine to open left to right.

The fridge that is recommended for the camper at the factory is just right for it. If you get one bigger, you can easily get into the wheel well area under the sink and have issues with the install, so I realized the recommended was the way to go. It operates on 12 volt only and works very well.

The camper is very roomy. I keep shower curtain in mine for now. a shower door from Lowes can easily be installed in the camper if you want one some day. I use mine mostly myself and the curtain approach lessens the weight factor too.
I think you would really like the eggcamper.
I only have one issue with it. It sits lower to the ground than most others made right now. It has plenty of clearence on the highway, but I do wish it set a little higher up off the ground, but on hard pavement and highway it has plenty of ground/air clearence. Off the beaten path a high center drag on a back road might create an issue and I do not do that off road stuff. More head room than any FG travel trailer I have seen. I am 6'2" tall. I have about 6 or 8 inches of head room. Bed is big. Gelcoat interior is great. Ask me more, glad to answer your questions..
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I "toured" an Eggcamper last year and liked it, but really missed the rear window. We usually camp by lakes and rivers and we love the view of the water through the back window. I would really miss that. I emailed Jim to find out if a rear window was a possibility and he said no, they will not be offering this as an option.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:05 AM   #26
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Weldon, I really appreciate your post. It sounds like the Eggcamper is a real gem, but also helped me decide that the Eggcamper is probably not for me.

Like Sandra, we choose our camping locations for the majestic, peaceful, breathtaking views. And a big rear window is too high on my list of must-haves to compromise on. And we also go on some hair-raising, unpaved, steep, bumpy roads sometimes, so definitely need a high-lift axle.

I think I am back to dreaming of an Escape, but unless a used one should come available when we are ready to buy, I will probably end up getting a Liberty Deluxe and hoping I can learn to live with the carpet on the walls.

Thanks to all of you who expressed your thoughts on the Eggcamper. It was invaluable information to me.

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I have passed on ithem too. In my part of the country the campground views are out the back.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:17 PM   #28
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I would like to add that I got a very nice email from Jim Palmer that included several PDF brochures and an options price list.

I am more impressed than ever with the Eggcamper and with Jim Palmer.

For anyone who is considering a fiberglass egg, I am convinced that you could probably not find a more carefully crafted product at a surprisingly good price.
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