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Old 10-27-2012, 11:52 AM   #29
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My husband built wood shelves in our closet without attaching anything permanently to the trailer. This is how it was done. He installed four uprights in the corners, cut in half so as to easily insert into closet, and bolted the two pieces together when placed in the closet. He drilled evenly spaced holes into the uprights (prior to installing) so the shelves could be adjustable using L-shaped metal shelf supports. Two shelves were permanent for stability. The bottom shelf, above the wheel well lifts up for access and rests on a horizontal frame with an opening. The top shelf is a half shelf for easy access above the closet door opening. It is a carpentry challenge to deal with the curving sides. Sorry, I have no photos.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:25 PM   #30
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Has anyone installed a MaxxFan 5100 (the kind with the larger overlapping lid and grill to keep rain out) on their EggCamper using the original central 14"x14" fan opening? If so, how did you deal with the fiberglass rib that runs down the middle of the roof from front to rear? Doesn't that raised rib keep the extended fan lid from closing completely when in transit? It seems it could be mounted at a 90 degree angle with the longer lid extending out to a side rather than to the rear, and that would be fine when you're set up at camp, but will it catch too much wind from it's side while going down the interstate and rip the lid off? It's already a tight fit at the top backing our camper under our shed, so we don't want to lift the fan above the rib using a spacer because it might not fit in the shed anymore, and that would introduce more places that could potentially leak. Any good ideas out there?
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:29 AM   #31
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I replaced the original vent/fans with two Maxxfans on our EggCamper. The original vents were installed on either side of the seam. They didn't straddle the seam. Unless they changed the design for the 2010 model, there's plenty of room to install the 5100 with the cover facing to the rear, according to the instructions. Of all the mods that I've done to our EggCamper, that was one of the best. I don't have a photo with the Maxxfans installed, but here's a photo of the rooftop, prior to installing the 5100s.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:29 AM   #32
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Perhaps you could grind down the seam somewhat and reseal, we are probably talking about maybe no more than 1-2" in the rear portion, correct?
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:19 AM   #33
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For whatever reason, on our EggCamper, the roof vent fan is right smackdab in the middle. Seeing the top of Ron's camper, rather than trim away some of the rib and patch what's left, it might be just as well to leave the original fan in place (maybe replace it with a MaxxFan 4000 series that will still fit within the existing gap in the rib), and then bite the bullet and have a new hole cut for a second fan near the back over the bed, opposite side from the waste water vent in the front, and mount a 5100 there. We're used to sleeping with a ceiling fan over our bed, and since the 5100 has a ceiling fan mode, that might be just the answer. I don't think it would be hard to run an electrical wire the short distance through the roof to pigtail power off the existing fan.

I've also e-mailed Jim at EggCamper to see if he has ideas or has heard from others who have successfully done what I originally asked about. But again, installing a second fan off-center back over the bed is sounding better all the time. Thanks, Dale
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:42 AM   #34
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My 2007 had 2 vent openings, one over the bed curbside of the seam and one over dinette, streetside of the seam.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:41 PM   #35
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Great pics & ideas. I also own an Egg Camper. It has a 2 gallon hot water heater. What hot water bypass kit do you recommend? Also, which fan (model) do you recommend for replacement of the fans that come with the EGG. I need to replace both of my fans.
Maxxfan or Fantastic Fan? Easy to replace?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:34 PM   #36
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Dale ,
Did you hear anything back from Jim about installing the Maxxfan 5100k in the middle seam? We just ordered this Maxxfan, so we are very interested in any information you find because our original "fan" is in the middle seam. We do not have a garage, so no problem for us with a bit of additional height.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:23 PM   #37
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Letitia,

Yes. Jim passed the info and pictures I sent on to his engineer. The engineer said the 5100 model won't seal closed because of the height of the center rib. Since it's okay to drive down the road with the 5100 model open, we could go ahead and install it flush to the roof if we are willing to accept that it will not completely close or seal shut. Or we could fabricate a spacer to raise the 5100 about 1 inch above the roof line, then it will seal closed above the rib. We're not really willing to do either at this point. We're currently considering either a MaxxFan 4000 series model that doesn't have the anti-rain overhang cap or simply going with a Fantastic Fan (although some have said the moisture sensor that closes the cap when it rains has it's flaws). I guess another option would be to cut a new hole off center to get away from the rib, but we're not willing to do that either - yet.

We'll probably just keep running the little factory-installed fan unit we get mad at it or have some divine inspiration about Maxxfan vs. Fantastic Fan. I'm curious to see what responses Dennis O gets to his post on the issue.

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Dale,
It's disappointing that the vent is in the center of the roof... apparently a design change from the 2007 model, which had two vents offset from the centerline. Likewise the 2-gallon water heater. Our 2007 model came with a 6-gallon electric water heater. I later installed propane and a combo gas/electric Atwood water heater. I still have the original if anyone wants it. Just pay the shipping.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:10 PM   #39
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Thanks for all the information....when I ordered the fan, I did not have a clue that it would not close 😳 so we will look into the idea of the 1" spacer. Does anyone have a suggestion as to the material we should use for that spacer? 😕
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #40
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You could start by contacting Jim at the factory. With the growing popularity of upgrading to the MaxxFan 5100 model, it seems like he would want to fabricate an inexpensive spacer to keep his loyal EggCamper owners happy. Worth a shot, anyway. I understand there would be more cost involved, but think it would be a good idea if they would change the mold to accommodate the 5100 and to even make it the stock fan from the factory, but that's probably a stretch. If not Jim, then maybe a local fiberglass boat repair shop would have some ideas on how to fabricate a spacer that would seal against the rain and wind. Let me know what you come up with, and I'll let you know if we have any better ideas from this end. Dale
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:08 PM   #41
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Letitia, Do you know for sure if EggCamper has gone back to two ceiling vent fans mounted on either side of the center rib for their current model? It's hard to tell from their website which photos are of a current model. Some photos that look new show a gas stovetop that, as I understand, is no longer a factory option. But if they have gone back to two fans mounted on either side of the center rib, then they have already chosen to just avoid the center rib rather than remold the area to accommodate a wider selection of current fan model upgrades. So I guess that solves the problem for new buyers, although it looks like it complicates things a bit straddling a lateral fiberglass seam on the inside. If it's not one thing, it's another.... Dale
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The Maxxfan arrived yesterday😊.
I'll keep you posted on what we figure out....meanwhile we are headed out tomorrow for a weekend trip...still need AC, so we are not ready to tackle the job of installing the fan. 😳
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