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Old 02-25-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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EggCamper changes/additions

After being gone from home for 11 days so far, we've decided that our EggCamper being all electric is not satisfactory. When we get home we'll have a furnace and propane cook top added.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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Sounds like a nice addition. Personally, I love propane.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:55 AM   #3
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Bob, I added propane to our EggCamper. It's nice to be able to have heat off grid. I didn't bother to add a cooktop. We always cook outside. But, I also replaced the original electric water heater with an Atwood combination electric/propane unit. It means cutting another hole in the side of the camper, but well worth it. I installed it in the same location as the original WH. Two 11# tanks fit nicely in a tongue box.
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I think its a wise idea. Unfortunatly every time you go out there is no gaurantee that electricity is going to be availible everywhere everytime. Its better to be versatile and prepared.

I wouldn't trade my 3 way fridge for a dc powered one for nothing. Yeah in an ideal world solar will do the job but a few dark and stormy days....nah...I want the 3way fridge manufacturers to start makeing them more efficient so I can run them on solar, and if the weather is gonna be iffy, switch it to propane as a backup plan.

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I felt the same way with my EggCamper. Do not forget the propane and carbon detectors also. Once you get the propane heat installed you will then feel the need to use the trailer in cold weather and possibly insulate the unit better. That was when I decided to upgrade.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:19 AM   #6
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I'm adding a propane furnace to mine as well. My question is with running the lines. Do you have to tee off of the regulator, or can you tee off the main line after it is in the camper? I want as few holes as possible in the floor.
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I'm adding a propane furnace to mine as well. My question is with running the lines. Do you have to tee off of the regulator, or can you tee off the main line after it is in the camper? I want as few holes as possible in the floor.
You can T off the line any place after the regulator.
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Do you have to tee off of the regulator, or can you tee off the main line after it is in the camper? I want as few holes as possible in the floor.
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You can T off the line any place after the regulator.
I agree that you can add a tee wherever you need, but the fewer fittings and the less line in the interior the better, so tees under the floor with separate lines coming up to each appliance are desirable. I would only tee in the interior for directly adjacent appliances. As with all design decisions, it's a compromise with no single perfect answer.

Previous discussions have dealt with what material is appropriate in each location... I think it's worth searching for those if you have any questions or concerns.
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I agree that you can add a tee wherever you need, but the fewer fittings and the less line in the interior the better, so tees under the floor with separate lines coming up to each appliance are desirable........
I agree, better to have fittings outside the trailer.

Adding a hole to the floor is not such a bad thing, especially if you seal the inner perimeter of the hole to protect the plywood.
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If I lived anywhere but in the deep south or it we ever boondocked I would add propane too. Down here all the state parks have electricity! We're staying at a park in Illinois in April and while they have electricity, it looks like they don't have water at every site - the same thing happened the very first night we spent in our EggCamper up in Michigan - electricity but no water! What's up with that?
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It's a lot of work winterizing water lines. And most locations are on wells.
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.......... the same thing happened the very first night we spent in our EggCamper up in Michigan - electricity but no water! What's up with that?

In Michigan most of us carry packets of dehydrated water.
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In Michigan most of us carry packets of dehydrated water.

Ah the good old days!


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Tom.... I have those dehydrated water packs also. They are so handy you just have to add water and stir. They are great!
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