Well, we finally had a chance to actually use the new EggCamper
. Took a trip to Gunnison for the VFW Colorado State Convention. Round trip 440 miles.
The kit buildout isn't complete yet (will it ever be?) but all the essentials are in place - (hot & cold running water, holding tanks and drains, propane
for stove, furnace
and water heater, roof vent and fan, 120V/12V electrical
systems). Still have to put in cabinet doors and do a lot of finish work.
In case you haven't heard there are a lot of ups and downs to travel in Colorado. For this trip we had to climb to over 11,000ft three times each way. First there was the climb to the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70. Then over Fremont Pass to Leadville and finally Monarch Pass.
We stayed at the KOA in Gunnison and I highly recommend it as a destination campground. Didn't want to try boondocking
since the on-board fresh water tank isn't connected yet. The goal was to have a place to stay during the convention and that's about all we did. Ate, slept and showered in the egg. Spent most of our time at convention activities.
sure attracts attention. Everywhere we stopped people came by to look and ask questions. When we came out of the Home Depot there were six people standing around the camper looking in the windows
. A couple of folks asked if it was for sale
. I think I'm going to get a bumper sticker that says "This one's taken, go buy your own."
Here are a couple of shots of the rig at Clinton Reservoir on Freemont Pass. My GPS registered 11,111 feet in this parking lot. Notice that there is still some snow.
On top of Monarch Pass we saw a few day trippers out for a ride in their Pope automobiles. Note the manual parking brake behind the rear wheels.
Anyway, now that we've made the initial trip plans are being made for more. Even a trip to Illinois to visit my dad at Christmas. At least there are no mountain passes between Golden and Illinois!