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Old 09-24-2012, 08:32 PM   #15
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Wow, that certainly is colorful, both inside and outside. How much weight do you carry on the back? My spare's weight was enough to break the welds on my Egg Camper and I had to have the bumper strengthened and welded.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:40 PM   #16
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did you get those shelves above your sink? How about that magnetic strip? What type of runners or tape did you use for your curtains? Mine has the old rods and your look like they slide in tracks of some kind.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #17
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I should know this ( the weight ) but I don't. The PO added the rear cargo carrier and he claimed it would hold 300 pounds. The spare tire is in the cargo carrier on top of our car.
The shelves were added by the PO. He has them attached by command hooks. The magnetic knife holder is from Ikea. It is sitting on top of more command hooks added by PO. The knives on either side of the command hooks holds it in place. The curtain tracks/hardware are very cool. I learned this from another Egg owner on this web site. They are from Camping World and they are installed using the existing screws and holes in your windows. The sliders that attach to the fabric and then to the tracks are also from Camping World. I searched for them on the CW website and ordered everything on-line.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:11 AM   #18
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we painted cabinets, added knobs, made new cushions and curtains, added 2 new fantastic vents, repaired sewer lines, reset sink, covered headboard, cleaned dog and cat hair out of every possible nook and cranny (PO and I am allergic), added magnetic knife holder, LED bulbs to replace in all light fixtures. still need to do some closet organizing and under bed storage solutions. i'm there will be more things I want to do as time rolls along. we are on our way from minnesota to florida to see if we can live in this small space and not kill each other. plus, i will be working from the camper (computer stuff).
Hi Jill,
I purchased my Eggcamper Sept. 2011. Your PO John was kind enough to let me see the camper before I ordered one for myself. It was not for sale at that time. I drove down from Jacksonville to see for myself. Ordered one when I got back to Jax. Yours looks very nice. Keep having fun. Mine is also listed on this site.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #19
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Our most useful improvements have been shelves for the closet, bins above the sink, curtains and cushions, and making the table five inches longer. The longer table doesn't impede movement and really comes in handy. Except for the closet shelves my wife was resistant to every one of these improvements, but now agrees that they have all been helpful.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:30 PM   #20
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Hi Jill,
I purchased my Eggcamper Sept. 2011. Your PO John was kind enough to let me see the camper before I ordered one for myself. It was not for sale at that time. I drove down from Jacksonville to see for myself. Ordered one when I got back to Jax. Yours looks very nice. Keep having fun. Mine is also listed on this site.
Wayne Perpall
So you met John!! He is a great character. We got along well.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:26 PM   #21
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Our improvements generally fall into the decor and storage categories as we bought our 13' Scamp new. The photos show our black out shade and decorative side panel curtains with tie-backs. I use Velcro as much as possible because the hook side attaches firmly to the rat fur covered walls and ceiling. I change the side panel curtains according to my changing decor themes. The photo doesn't show this, but I keep the original cream colored curtains in the middle.

Our bedding system is very comfortable and easy to store. The bedding is two comforters 90" x 72". When the bed is "made" we fold the comforter in half (45" x 72") and place them flat on the bed. The photo shows that they are attached to each other with a loop and button system that allows us to use one or two comforters without having them slip off us at night. One photo shows a long tube (from a fabric store). We roll up the comforters and place the roll crosswise over the dinette cushions, under the table for storage when the dinette is set up.

Another set of photos shows our removable custom made cushions covered in cotton knit (think T-shirt fabric) over custom-cut thermafoam mattress topper; very cozy! You can see in the photo that we roll up the foam toppers and bind with a luggage strap. The bundles fit perfectly in the dinette bench hatch.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:29 PM   #22
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Hi Jill,
I purchased my Eggcamper Sept. 2011. Your PO John was kind enough to let me see the camper before I ordered one for myself. It was not for sale at that time. I drove down from Jacksonville to see for myself. Ordered one when I got back to Jax. Yours looks very nice. Keep having fun. Mine is also listed on this site.
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Wow, you got yours just after we got ours. We're down in Jupiter. Funny thing is we have a niece and her hubby living up there in JAX.

Small world...

Jason

PS: I need to get some pictures of the inside - we have stained the doors darker, changed the problematic white microwave for a stainless model with door lock, and added a tv and blue ray player.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:35 PM   #23
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having looked over the egg campers, i'd say the best improvement you can do is #1 load a coffee pot on board
#2 put some wear and tear on it camping a lot.

after that it will sugjest things to you on its own.

remember, god does not count time camping against your life span.
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Here are some organizational tips with photos.
1. Choose items that nest and are multi-purpose when possible. Rubbermaid makes great nesting containers that double as mixing bowls or salad bowls.

2. Cookware from a backpacking or boating store nest nicely and have "folding" handles.

3. Making dividers for the "silverware" drawer are soooo helpful.

4. Plastic shoe boxes fit best in every nook and crannie. I got mine from The Container Store. They also have 1/2 size shoe boxes that are also handy. Be sure to label them clearly so you know the contents.

5. Since the photo was take we have replaced the hanging garbage bag with a small, metal pop-top (with foot lever) can that holds grocery bags. The top keeps the smells out and we throw out our garbage before heading to bed.

I've done a lot to vary the decor of our camper but don't have photos as yet and don't expect to take any until the spring.

'Hope these ideas help. I always love to learn what other people do to make their camping experience more efficient, more beautiful and most of all, more fun!
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Wow, you got yours just after we got ours. We're down in Jupiter. Funny thing is we have a niece and her hubby living up there in JAX.

Small world...

Jason

PS: I need to get some pictures of the inside - we have stained the doors darker, changed the problematic white microwave for a stainless model with door lock, and added a tv and blue ray player.
Nice to meet other EggCamper owners in Florida.

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:06 AM   #26
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We are in Florida too! Dan and I live just north of Tampa.

We really do need to do a Florida egg camper meet-up.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:56 PM   #27
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Hey Ray N: how did you install those shelves?
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Hey Ray N: how did you install those shelves?
The wood shelves rest on small hardwood blocks attached to the walls of the camper with epoxy cement. Use a level to identify positions, then carefully cut away any insulation to get down to bare wall - just enough to allow room for each block. Apply the epoxy and hold the blocks in position with duct tape until set. The most difficult part was getting the correct shapes for the shelves. I used lightweight card stock which I pressed and folded into position and then traced that onto lightweight plywood for cutting with a jigsaw. I attached some thin board to the edges to form a lip. I believe I used screws to attach the shelves to the hardwood blocks. The bottom wire shelves are standard items from, (I believe), Walmart. I securely fastened them together with zip ties and tied them to another hardwood block to keep them in place in the closet.
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