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Old 10-16-2013, 11:10 PM   #57
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:11 PM   #58
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:35 PM   #59
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Good idea. Thanks for sharing it.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:02 PM   #60
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Added swivel seats

My wife and I will spend long days fishing in a small boat where we appreciate swivel seats with good back support. So we decided to give them a try in our EggCamper. They are not permanently mounted - just attached to plywood on non-skid mats. They came together great and fit the dinette well. We'll see how we feel about them after a couple of outings.
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Old 10-19-2014, 01:13 AM   #61
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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).
I am so bummed that this is such an old post. Hope you see this response. Your Eggcamper mods are awesome! May I ask what you used for a TV mount above the bed like that? And do you take the TV down when you are in transit?
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:14 AM   #62
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The previous owner did that. He took a flat piece of wood large enough to hold the 32" tv, covered it with some rug like padding material and mounted it to the wall above an existing storage cavity using hinges so it would swing up. The previous storage door was removed. All the electronics are inside that cavity. Holes were made in the wood for the cords. The tv was screwed to the wood with long screws. There is a lock at the bottom of the wood piece so that it remains secure to the wall while traveling. We have traveled many miles and had many things fly around in the camper but that tv has never moved. We did remove it to store the camper for the winter.
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:57 AM   #63
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The previous owner did that. He took a flat piece of wood large enough to hold the 32" tv, covered it with some rug like padding material and mounted it to the wall above an existing storage cavity using hinges so it would swing up. The previous storage door was removed. All the electronics are inside that cavity. Holes were made in the wood for the cords. The tv was screwed to the wood with long screws. There is a lock at the bottom of the wood piece so that it remains secure to the wall while traveling. We have traveled many miles and had many things fly around in the camper but that tv has never moved. We did remove it to store the camper for the winter.

Thanks so much for the reply! I would love to see some photos of how it's mounted behind the TV. I am assuming that he used a commercial TV mount to attach to the TV so that he could attach it to the board. When you take the TV off for the winter, do you unscrew it from the wood or from the wall with the hinges?

I think I get what you are saying - let me know if I am wrong.

He removed the original storage door and put some hinges where the old ones were, and that is how it is attached to the wall?

That's just about the ideal size and location of a TV for the EggCamper - as far as I have seen anyway.

Very cool. Thanks again for the response!
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:55 AM   #64
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Hello Dale,
How did the swivel seats work out? We are outfitting a 2012 Egg. It has no cushions so, I'm looking for ideas.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:52 PM   #65
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Hi Mark,
Ours did come with rather flat cushions and I just made zippered slip covers for them. We are going to start full timing in it in a month. Presently it is stored in Charlotte, NC and we are in Michigan. Does anyone have dimensions for the bed. The sheets I made are misplaced. Thanks, Laurie
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:34 PM   #66
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Hello Dale,
How did the swivel seats work out? We are outfitting a 2012 Egg. It has no cushions so, I'm looking for ideas.
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Mark, The swivel seats are great. We're really glad we made them. We used some of that perforated foam stuff like you put down on a wood floor to keep a rug from sliding around, and that holds them firmly in place (from Lowe's in the flooring section). Just to be safe, we go ahead and set them on the floor of the camper when travelling, but I think they would stay in place even in an emergency stop. For a bit more comfort for me, I raised the table up about 3/4" by simply adding a small oak board spacer up under the table, and that gives my legs just a little more clearance under the table. Let me know if you have any more questions or concerns. Dale
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Old 12-31-2014, 12:00 AM   #67
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Hi Mark,
Ours did come with rather flat cushions and I just made zippered slip covers for them. We are going to start full timing in it in a month. Presently it is stored in Charlotte, NC and we are in Michigan. Does anyone have dimensions for the bed. The sheets I made are misplaced. Thanks, Laurie
Laurie, The EggCamper website lists the bed area as 53" x 80+", and I think that's pretty much right except the rounded corners in the back might take some away. A standard "full" mattress is 54" x 75" (just 1" wider). We never tried to make a full-size mattress fit. Instead, we purchased a Parklane Euro PillowTop 8" Mattress for campers (made in Oregon; purchased from Camping World) with inner-coil springs (6") and memory foam (2"), or something like that, and I believe it is 50" x 74". There is about a 2-3" gap all the way around the mattress - easy to make the bed with standard full sheets then just toss throw pillows in the gaps if you want. My wife and I normally sleep on a standard "full" bed at home, and it sleeps about the same. And for what it's worth, we love the mattress. Very firm, but that's what we like. I'm not sure Parklane still makes this model (I believe they have a newer replacement model), but I've seen a few like ours still on display at Camping World, and we'd get another in a heartbeat if needed. I hope all that rambling might somehow be helpful.... Dale
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:08 AM   #68
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Hi Dale, Thanks so much for the measurements. I have a foam top that we thought we might use and now I can cut it down.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:10 AM   #69
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Thanks for the comments & info, Dale. The swivel seats might be a possibility for us also. Just bare fiberglass in the seating area right now. I think that I have 2 lightweight marine seat frames that may work for a swivel seat. Since you mentioned it, I'm going to look into the table height also. We have a lot of mods to do--Balance the trailer weight-Mount propane & battery outside-install Propane lines-TV 7 Antenna-maybe even solar- Maybe some will even get done before we leave for Cedar Island, NC on Feb. 1. We have res. for Scamp Camp in Sebring, FL Feb. 10-12 and then plan to head across to Big Bend NP & Tucson, AZ. then back to Western Mass.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:29 AM   #70
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Hello Laurie,
I get the same measurement as Dale does, 53x80+. The 80+ width is 86" at the points where the trailer width is at it's max. There was an (about full size-but not quite 54x75"), 6" memory foam mattress in our Egg when we bought it. But, with the trailer width of 80-86", and the rounded corners, there was a lot of uncovered area. And, since we are used to a Queen size at home, I got to thinking of what should be an easy mod: adding a few inches to the front of the bed over the floor and taking a bit of the seating area so the bed would be a bit wider on the dinette side. We just bought a Queen size memory foam mattress (60x80") and plan to trim and custom fit it in order to take up some of that extra space left by the rounded corners and extra trailer width. One of the reasons we bought the Egg was the bed size. We tried Scamp and Casita and the lighterweight models that we looked at mostly had 44-50" wide beds and we just toss and turn (ha!) too much for the smaller size beds, so after trying out a few, we decided the minimum we could do with was about a full size width of 52-54"
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