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Old 01-17-2015, 02:53 PM   #71
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Hi Laurie,
Just in case you haven't completed you bed set-up here's what I just did to my 2012 Eggcamper. Added a 6" extension to the front of the bed plywood. For good support, it has 3 -1" dowel legs with velcro on the bottom which keeps them in place on the floor carpet very nicely. The 6" width is cut back on the sink side so the compartment door can open. Bought a 4" Queen memory foam from Walmart.com ($99). Cut the memory foam on the sink side where there is only about 53" of width for the first 12' from the wall and on the dinette side rear corner and now we have almost a Queen size mattress. You can still sit at the dinette and the Queen sheets fit fine, except for a little bit where it needs to be tucked under at the edges where we cut. Then, sleep with feet toward the narrow (sink) side and head on the dinette side and enjoy almost a 60"x80" Queen bed. And, since Eggcamper is 87-88" wide there is still a 7-8" slot on the sink side for some storage--probably clothes for us. Just got to find a container or containers that are 7-8" wide and total 50-53" long. so far so good on the mods. More to come.
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Old 01-17-2015, 03:13 PM   #72
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While I don't have an Egg Camper, I have a page showing many modifications & additions to my Escape 17 that may be useful.
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Old 01-17-2015, 03:41 PM   #73
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Jon,
Your Mod pages are super. Just took a quick look and can't wait to go thru them all. Sure to be many useful ideas for many different brands of FG campers
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Old 01-17-2015, 05:27 PM   #74
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While I don't have an Egg Camper, I have a page showing many modifications & additions to my Escape 17 that may be useful.
Hi John,
Can't thank you enough for sharing your mods, especially with photos !

We recently bought a Scamp '13, and I've begun my to make "my list". Many of which I saw on your page, so I quickly Bookmarked it. With no experience in travel trailer camping, I'm trying to read up as much as I can. You have a lot of valuable upgrades !!
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:29 AM   #75
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Something I just thought about and is my next mod for the fridge. IKEA has a drawer light - it has a light sensor that turns it on when you open the drawer. I think it takes 6 AAA batteries, and is about as big around as AA battery.

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Old 01-20-2015, 08:54 PM   #76
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Overhead Light In Eggcamper

Since the Eggcamper has good interior height, I decided to install an overhead light. Walmart $10, and a standard base 60 w equivalent 800 lumen LED bulb. Fairly easy install. Managed to snake the romex through from the R. Front closet to a holesaw hole drilled just forward of the vent. Works great and No headbumps. Now we have both 12v and 120v lighting.
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:49 PM   #77
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pictures, coast signal??
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:15 PM   #78
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Hi Jim,


Like the old TV "You Asked For It" (ha!) here's some pics of the overhead light. (I hope I've added these pics correctly so they show up here)
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Eggcamper - overhead light wiring inside RF Closet.jpg  
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:26 PM   #79
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Eggcamper Overhead Light and Bed Extension

We found a very shallow fixture at WalMart that still fits a standard bulb. The light extends down only about 4". 60w LED is good, but the lens dims the light, so I think a 100w LED equivalent bulb will be in order when I can find one for a decent price.
The second pic, above, is the switch. I may just put in a separate switch for the light, because this wiring eliminated the red light for the water hear switch, and I thought that was kinda nice to have, so I'll probably cut in a separate switch and restore the switch/red light combo for the water heater.
The third pic--I rotated it, but it didn't take in the transition, so, right side of pic is the top.
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:48 PM   #80
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The above pics:
1. 6" Bed extension using plywood and a wooden closet rod dowel cut down into 3 supports. Put a piece of Velcro on the bottom of each of the 3 legs and they stick real well to the carpet without using the other Velcro side. In fact, they stuck so good, that I had to put 1 screw in each bottom of each leg or the glue would not hold the Velcro to the bottom of the dowel.
2. Shows how the mattress is cut down. These memory foam mattresses really vary a lot in true dimensions. Many are a lot smaller than the standard sizes. I had to read the fine print before ordering. This one was close to start with: 79x59.5" for an 80x60" Queen size. The old "Full" size memory foam that came with the camper was only 74x52" instead of the true 75x54". The 79" length was more than I needed, so I cut of 3" in order to have some storage for clothes at the bottom of the bed. Final Dimensions are 76" x 59.5" for most of the length except where it cuts down on the kitchen side to 53" wide. As long as we sleep with feet toward the kitchen side, I doubt we will notice the size difference from the Queen bed we have at home. The extra 5-6" definitely makes a difference. And 11" wide totes (Green colored) are from WalMart. The inside width measures 87.5" at the point where the bed comes up against the sink/kitchen fiberglass.
3. 2014 Outback and 2012 Eggcamper going on a test drive


We still have a lot of work, especially cleaning and polishing to do. Maybe some of that will get done while we are on the road.
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>>The extra 5-6" definitely makes a difference.<<

Dang! 5-6 extra inches in our 45" wide scamp bed would probably make it feel like a luxury suite! :-)
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Thanks for the pictures, I noticed you still have original mosquito fan in oh vent, I switched to a remote control fantastic fan, really made a difference, also installed a smoke lens cover over both ceiling vents.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:48 AM   #83
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... I switched to a remote control fantastic fan, really made a difference, also installed a smoke lens cover over both ceiling vents.
Hey Jim, I apologize for going off topic for this thread, but in a nutshell, how are you getting along with that new Escape 21 footer? Is it as great as it looks? Dale
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Loving it, why not come to the rally in april in Tennessee, myself and at least 6 other Escapes will be there.....I can give you a personal comparison.
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