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Old 07-27-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Parkliner or Eggcamper?

My partner and I cannot decide which fbrv to purchase: Parkliner or the EggCamper?

We are looking to purchase new and the biggest factor in narrowing down our selection has been interior ceiling height. We need at a minimum 74" and prefer more. Both of these have great interior height. We also like the looks and features of each.

Can anyone offer words of advice on how to choose the camper best for us?
Which is the better RV?

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Old 07-27-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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If I understand their features correctly, you have an all-electric camping experience with the Egg Camper, while there's propane stuff in the Parkliner. Depending on your camping style that can mean a lot or a little.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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Welcome to FGRV Mike.......
The Eggcamper is wider and taller than the Parkliner and it sits a little lower to the ground. It is all electric so you will need hookups after awhile of if you need heat or hot water. Parkliner has the propane furnace and stove and water heater so you can operate off propane. The bed in the Eggcamper is almost queen sized and you have more closet space. The Parkliner has more o/h storage cabinets. Costs new about the same for both.
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I can't speak for the Egg Camper though i hear and read they have great interior space!

I can speak from personal experience that we LOVE our Parkliner set up. And at the one Egg-Fest we went to it got ohhhs, and ahhhs from those visiting. They were impressed by the look and sense of spaciousness inside the Parkliner.

For us we ordered our unit without propane and it runs exclusively off the two optima blue top batteries between charges after a ~week of off grid use. Since we live in the Pacific Northwest and enjoy a mild climate our style of camping allows such a rig.

Best wishes in your search and acquisition!
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My partner and I cannot decide which fbrv to purchase: Parkliner or the EggCamper?

We are looking to purchase new and the biggest factor in narrowing down our selection has been interior ceiling height. We need at a minimum 74" and prefer more. Both of these have great interior height. We also like the looks and features of each.

Can anyone offer words of advice on how to choose the camper best for us?
Which is the better RV?

Thanks!

Mike L
Atlanta
While both have plenty of headroom, I found the Parkliner to be surprisingly roomy and well thought out. The Parkliner is a bit shorter at 15 feet but it sure seems like more. It is tall inside and out.
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Yes, the Parkliner's shell is about 12' whereas the Eggcamper's is 2 feet longer or 14'. I'd suggest you attend a rally and see both in person or contact each factory and they can put you in touch with some owner in your state.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:19 PM   #7
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Hi Mike, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

Decisions, decisions, decisions. I agree with the others, you need to physically see a trailer to know if it's the right one for you. Either way, once you get out and start camping you'll be making one great memory after the other.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:31 PM   #8
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You stated that overall headroom is your primary requirement but haven't mentioned other requirements.

The EggCamper's double wall construction and white fiberglass interior is very easy to keep clean but to some is too much of a good fiberglass thing. We enjoy our EggCamper but I bought it as a shell and installed all the appliances, propane, electrical, plumbing and cabinet doors since I it built "my way."


It just boils down to your camping style and what features you are looking for.

The best way to see which one is for you is to look at an (unmodified) example of each brand. Have fun finding one though since it seems that everyone modifies their camper after they buy it.
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I was sort of astounded the first trip I took inside an EggCamper!
The sense of open space inside is the feature I have not seen since or before and needs to be seen/felt in person to appreciate.

On the other hand it also had a really sterile interior as it is all gel coated fiberglass.
The Parkliner has a soft interior fabric on the walls which feels somewhat more cozy to me and the inside layout feels cozy to me anyway and not as open as the EggCamper otherwise too.

They also both feature what I consider an under powered AC setup if you will be camping in hot areas much at all,both use window units sort of built-in low instead of a rooftop AC which seems proven to perform better in almost every setting and example I have seen or heard about. Just something to think about if you will need AC.

As Jim said the EggCamper does also seem to ride much closer to the ground which I can imagine may be a challenge in some spots too?

You really need to find a way to get in front of and inside both to see how they feel to you.

Oh and welcome here too!

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Old 07-27-2013, 10:23 PM   #11
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I have never been in a Parkliner but I can tell you that I love my EggCamper. have spent 106 nights in mine in the last year.

The all white fiberglass interior was a big draw for me. Very easy to keep clean and it allows you to decorate in any manner you wish.



The air conditioning is the downfall of the EggCamper. If you are plugged in and can leave the air conditioner running all day, you can keep it fairly comfortable. I stopped in KS a couple of weeks ago for the night and it was 104 when I turned on the air conditioner. It was still over 80 degrees in the trailer when I turned in for the night.
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Wow! Thanks for the great info and the warm welcome to fgrv! We agree we need to see each in person ideally. I think we lean towards the "sterile" but easy clean all fiberglass interior of the Eggcamper. We have dogs. The air conditioner is a worry. I like not having one on top, but we live in Georgia and I am really looking forward to beach camping on the Gulf. I need AC! I wonder if we could get a larger custom AC in a new build?
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:55 AM   #13
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Mike,

To me the main issue with the Eggcamper is it's all electric nature.

There are just too many places to visit where there is no electricity, virtually everyone of our wonderful national parks.

A trailer is handy in any form of emergency, hurricane,...., again all electric is not as secure a backup.

The other aspect of the Eggcamper that we dislike is the lack of fore and aft windows.

Saying all that, trailers are personal and what ever you buy, it's secondary to the lifestyle.
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We bought our EggCamper all electric and later had a propane furnace and cooktop installed. At the time we bought ours there was a propane option from the factory. As for interior space...there is room to set up two Strongback chairs and to use them. I really like the openness. Makes it feel larger than it is.
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