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Old 07-30-2013, 07:14 AM   #57
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A lot of campgrounds don't allow the use of generators after a certain time, no matter how quiet they are. I'd do a check of the types of places you think you would like to visit and see if they usually have electric power. If they don't, I don't think I'd go with the EggCamper, and I don't think the propane factory option is even offered any more.

I'm sorry to say this because for us, the EggCamper is perfect, but for where we live, and the types of places we visit, the lack of propane isn't an issue. On one of our first camping trips, after buying the EggCamper, we were talking to an owner of a fifth-wheel. He had been camping in it for over five years and said he had never even filled his propane bottles; he always used electricity. (I wonder if he had the, usually standard, propane cook-top?)
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:14 AM   #58
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That's interesting Deryk, and a good recommendation. At least we could pick up one of those without breaking the bank. We would need one for the Egg Camper, not so much for the ParkLiner. We probably won't make a decision until we see one or both these eggs. Thanks!

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:17 AM   #59
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I like all the fiberglass trailers and think any of them are excellent for traveling about. To me it's the trip not the trailer.
Right on Norm I'm with you, I've had several different makes of trailers and have enjoyed them all.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:20 AM   #60
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A lot of campgrounds don't allow the use of generators after a certain time, no matter how quiet they are. I'd do a check of the types of places you think you would like to visit and see if they usually have electric power. If they don't, I don't think I'd go with the EggCamper, and I don't think the propane factory option is even offered any more.

I'm sorry to say this because for us, the EggCamper is perfect, but for where we live, and the types of places we visit, the lack of propane isn't an issue. On one of our first camping trips, after buying the EggCamper, we were talking to an owner of a fifth-wheel. He had been camping in it for over five years and said he had never even filled his propane bottles; he always used electricity. (I wonder if he had the, usually standard, propane cook-top?)
The Egg Camper has a 12V frig though doesn't it? Really, any campground we're in could have power or not, no big deal. We camped in tents for 40 years, and are prepared to camp without power. We have a number of propane camp accessories and can get by fine as long as we have a frig. Heck, we have great coolers, don't even really need a frig. I don't think it's so much where you camp, as how flexible you are as a camper. We've been camping a long time, and just got our first trailer two years ago. It's mostly the bed we're concerned about!

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The Egg Camper has a 12V frig though doesn't it? Really, any campground we're in could have power or not, no big deal. We camped in tents for 40 years, and are prepared to camp without power. We have a number of propane camp accessories and can get by fine as long as we have a frig. Heck, we have great coolers, don't even really need a frig. I don't think it's so much where you camp, as how flexible you are as a camper. We've been camping a long time, and just got our first trailer two years ago. It's mostly the bed we're concerned about!

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Excellent point. Electricity or not, it would be a large step up from a tent!
BTW, the refrigerator and water pump will work for a couple of days on just the battery power, especially if you replace the inside lights with LEDs. The refrigerator is small, so we usually bring along a large ice chest in addition anyway.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:46 AM   #62
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It might be time to close this discussion, or at least to get back on subject. It seems to have turned mainly into attacking the other brands of trailers - myself included in the offenders.
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Well, windows are an important part of the discussion, so don't close it just because of that.
Ray, like Frank alluded to, how others perceive windows is quite relevant to the thread. Any, and all, factors when comparing these two manufacturers is good to know, and the reason for the post in the first place.

I don't think it is a matter of attacking other brands, I think it is a matter of preference, and of course most people do want to back up their choice and purchase, that is human nature.

As long as it does not get down to outright bashing a manufacturer, or worse yet another member, for their choices, comparisons are quite welcome.

As mentioned by a few here, and other threads over the years, everyone's desires and expectations are different, and it is nice to have options from various manufacturers to choose from.
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As mentioned by a few here, and other threads over the years, everyone's desires and expectations are different, and it is nice to have options from various manufacturers to choose from.
Well put Jim. What I particularly like are comments from folks who have had any number of eggs and like them all because they're eggs. How can a potential egg owner go wrong with advice like that? It makes me feel better about whatever egg the boss, er, wife, decides on!

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:53 AM   #64
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Well so far, 2 state parks in NJ that I have camped in seem ok with the generator...passed other campers running them. I try to pick a spot to drop the trailer and set the generator up where there is no one but forest behind it so it helps when faceing the exhaust in that direction.

Someone told me they added a section of pipe with an elbow on it and a rain cap at the top and slid it over their exhaust on their honda 2000 and ran the pipe up to the top of their trailer and it seemed to run a little quieter. Ive seen some mods for construction generators adding a small car muffler and helped quiet it down some.

I might try the pipe since its a small investment and if it lowers it a few decibels then makes it less detectable. Another option is a vented enclosure to help muffle the sound. Just to say before the haters come out and start up alot of folks here do not like generators. I prefer to not have to run mine... but if absolutley necesary I will.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:58 AM   #65
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None of the state campgrounds in the Adirondack Park here in NY have power for camp sites of any kind. They have hours you can run, and I do not believe they spec decibels. For all the tent camping we've done in the Adirondacks over the years, folks running generators have never bothered me. Maybe I just got used to it over time, I don't know. If I had one, all I can say is I would be very conscious of it, it's noise, and proximity to other folks. Sounds kinda like you Deryk!

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But whichever egg you order, I would insist on the maxxair rooftop fan, the deluxe model vs the fantastic fan since without adding some form of hood over it(which for me, I dont like the look of it since I dont have the rooftop ac unit and prefer just the nice lines) so you can run it even if its raining outside yet closes and is about the same size as the fantastic fan closed.
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The other suggestion would be jalousy windows vs sliders so that you can have the windows open while its raining.
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I get slightly claustrophobic with no air flow moving around. Im all about good ventilation!
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heh Frank, I had a friend complaining to me while camping back in early june that the sound of the 17yr cicadas was driving him crazy... can't satisfy everyone...but I try to be as respectful as possible.

A campground Im planning to go to in august up in the pocono's is ok with the quiet generators at night. Now I check since if its going to be ungodly hot and humid I dont mind roughing it during the day but at night I want some comfort to get a good nights sleep!
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The other suggestion would be jalousy windows vs sliders so that you can have the windows open while its raining.
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I get slightly claustrophobic with no air flow moving around. I'm all about good ventilation!
Jalousie windows seem to be a vanishing breed. It's one of the things I don't like about some trailer that have sideways sliding windows. Not for me! Our 30 year old stickie has jalousie windows that still all work great!

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We had the same trailer and also loved the jalousie windows on four sides. Absolutely the best layout of all my small trailers.
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We just returned from a very enjoyable 22 days of camping at unserviced Provincial and National Parks. Most of these parks have restrictions on times of day when generators may be used. Without propane appliances, it would have been very difficult to have done our trip. In fact, with gas BBQ, fire bowl, fridge, stove, water heater, and furnace all running off of propane, we went through three 20 lb propane tanks during this trip. If I was purchasing again, I could not even consider a trailer without propane.
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