Recent Updates for the EggCamper - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-21-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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I finally got around to doing some organization of the space and decorating in our EggCamper.

The EggCamper has two large closets. The one nearest the door had a closet pole for hanging clothing. The other was just open from bottom to top. However, the bottom of the street side front was carpeted plywood over the power cord storage and the bottom of the curb side front was carpeted plywood over the power converter.

I did the layout and cut away the foil insulation where I used 3M 4200 fast cure to glue hardwood blocks. Then made some cardboard templates to find the curvature of the wall. I moved the closet pole to the street side and added a shelf in that closet so that a couple of pairs of shoes would fit beneath it. Here are some photos of the shelving.

To be continued.
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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I managed to scale the size, so here are some more photos of the mods:
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:26 PM   #3
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I moved the heater from it's originnal position, where the new drawers are now, and put it nearer the floor. And finally the curtains:
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:59 PM   #4
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Very nice!
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:49 PM   #5
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you've done a wonderful job! i especially like the look of the curtains. i know you will be very comfortable with all of the great mods you have done. happy camping!
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:32 AM   #6
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Great Job! I know how satisfying working on your egg can be Keep it up!
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:37 AM   #7
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Nice! Much more practical!
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:51 PM   #8
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Ron,

You have really done a great job. Hope you had a teriffic summer.

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ps: I see you changed the under bed storage access also.
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You have really done a great job. Hope you had a teriffic summer.

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ps: I see you changed the under bed storage access also.
Hi Art,

Thanks, and yes the summer was a little wet, but we had some good camping in spite of it. I finally retired at the end of May. So, some of the projects that I'd planned for the egg finally came around.

I took the fiberglass flip up out completely, replaced the mattress support with plywood and built a couple of roll out, I guess you'd call them drawers. They're actually just a platform with a front and each one holds two plastic boxes that we use as clothing storage. The fit isn't quite what I want yet, but they are very functional.

I have a couple of other mods in my head at this point: an outside access hatch, curb side rear and an outside 120v outlet. Way in the future is solar.

I'm heading up to the White Mts this weekend and it's off grid. It's only two nights and I'm bringing my little Honda generator, so no power isn't that big a problem. The little fridge in these EggCampers is pretty efficient.

Here's shots of the under-bed storage things.

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Old 09-23-2009, 08:35 AM   #10
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Ron,

The Roll-out looks like another well done job, very nice. We eliminated our blinds and added curtains because it was too much work putting the blinds up and down all the time (because of our dogs). As for the outside recept., I picked up a cover plate at Lowes which has a rubber gasket, is fairly flush and snaps shut. works well. I tied it into the GFI at the counter. I bought a plug in socket and a florescent bug light which I can just plug in when I want outside light at night (in hindsight I should have added a switch inside, maybe in the future). The curbside outside access is a great idea because we very seldom use that large space for anything because it is not easily accessable (my only concern would be keeping it water tight). I'll let you figure it out .

We're still working so we can't get as much time off as we'd like, but we did manage some weekends away and a week on long beach island.

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I finally got around to doing some organization of the space and decorating in our EggCamper.

The EggCamper has two large closets. The one nearest the door had a closet pole for hanging clothing. The other was just open from bottom to top. However, the bottom of the street side front was carpeted plywood over the power cord storage and the bottom of the curb side front was carpeted plywood over the power converter.

I did the layout and cut away the foil insulation where I used 3M 4200 fast cure to glue hardwood blocks. Then made some cardboard templates to find the curvature of the wall. I moved the closet pole to the street side and added a shelf in that closet so that a couple of pairs of shoes would fit beneath it. Here are some photos of the shelving.

To be continued.
Ron -
Thanks for taking the time to share your new mods for your EggCamper! We are brand new to this forum AND to the EggCamper. We spent Labor Day weekend reading all we could find about fiberglass rvs online - the next week we visited Jim Palmer at his Egg factory in Grandville, Michigan. Needless to say we are going to pick up our bright, shiney EggCamper day after tomorrow!

On our way home from seeing it for the first time we began planning what if we put some shelves in the closets - move this - tweak that - change the color of the doors - put this type of knob on... We can hardly wait to get ours home to begin our 'special touch' mods. Thanks for the great photos and ideas. With any luck I too will soon be posting our fun projects.

Retired in Michigan,

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Congratulations Bill,

I too retired this year. The open spaces in our EggCamper were just begging for shelves, and drawers. I think that if I were to order a new one, I'd have Jim make a couple of changes to make modifications a bit easier. For example, when I added the drawers on the curb side, I had to move the heater down. If had come from the factory in the lower location, it would have been easier. Likewise, I would have ordered the camper without the venetian blinds.

The closets are huge, and the new shelves make them very functional. Some people don't like the open toilet, but we just close it off with a nice shower curtain and it works fine for us. We've been married quite awhile, and it's just the two of us when we camp.

Good luck with your EggCamper.

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It looks like your curtain are "rod-less", mounted in a track maybe? Do you know where to get such hardware?
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Fred,
The tracks came from Camping World. I also got strips of mating glide tape that can be sewn to the fabric there. The track was part# A202. The glide tape is part #A115.

Here's what it looks like: Glide-Tape, 72" - Rv Designer Collection A115 - Window Covering Hardware - Camping World

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