The portable waste tank lets me empty the on-board tanks (black/gray) without having to move the trailer to the dump station at a campground. During the winter of 2012/13, we camped for 6 months in Florida, spending two weeks at-a-time at state parks around the state. Doing dishes, etc., the gray tank needs to be emptied more often than two weeks, so it's easier to hook up the portable tank and drag it behind the car to the dump station. The tank capacities for the EggCamper
are: Black - 8 gallons, Gray - 14 gallons, and Fresh Water - 8 gallons.
is very efficient. It draws 2.7 amps when the compressor runs, but it runs less than 50% of the time. With ambient temperatures in the 70's, approximately 25% of the time. Off-grid, the battery
provides 150 amp/hours and can be discharged reliably to 50%. So, you have a daily budget of roughly 75 amp/hours. If the fridge
ran at 50% usage, that's approximately 32 amp/hours, leaving 43 amp/hours for lighting
, tv, water pump, fans, etc.. All of the lighting
is by LEDs, which draw approximately 0.1 amp each, and the water pump only runs with the water running. I don't have a figure for the TV, but it's not much. With some conservation, you could probably go for three days in total darkness before discharging the battery
below 50%. The 85 watt solar panel
operating at 60% efficiency (filtered sun, etc), will restore your daily budget in about 5 hours, even faster in full sun.
I'm not sure I understand the window question. The window cutouts are in the side of the camper. The interior is quite spacious when compared to Scamp
Originally Posted by Paige M
Ron, can you tell me what the 22gal portable waste tank is? Also, how big is your freshwater tank? Sorry for the questions, but I hadn't considered eggcamper until i saw yours so i don't know much about them. Do you think you could run your fridge off solar if you didn't use much else? I was thinking that the way the shells are placed on the eggcamper, the cutouts for the windows being in the bottom instead of the side, the entire structure might be stronger, and therefore might be a candidate for larger windows. If anyone has any insight on this...please let me know. I really want the quality and security of a fiberglass, but i unfortunately have some claustrophobia issues. It is making my shopping all the more difficult. thanks for your time : )