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Old 05-15-2014, 11:06 AM   #15
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Ron's egg is a real beauty and he has really taken great care of it. Good Luck with your sale Ron.
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:04 PM   #16
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I agree with Missouri Mark, this seems almost perfect...and i've looked alot. It looks like there are two solar panels, and I was wondering if they are shaded at all by the fans and/or are the panels adjustable or tiltable or fixed? I can't tell by the picture how close the panels are to the fans. Nothing this nice ever shows up in the southeast. I love all the modifications you've made!
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Good Q? on panels. Wish I could buy it. I'm still a year away w/savings.

Paige, being from Georgia, do you see any Lil' Snoozys? It would be my 2nd choice -interior height issues on all others.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:26 PM   #18
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Ron,

Nice rig. You should have no trouble getting your price.

Can you report on how well the broadcast TV antenna works? I'm debating putting one on my camper. Is that mast something that can be raised up higher?
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:04 AM   #19
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Paige, There is a single 85-watt solar panel centered on the roof. It isn't shaded by either vent cover and cannot be tilted. It does a good job charging the battery, even with some filtered sunlight. The key to powering with solar is the efficiency of the lighting and 12v appliances.

Conrad, The sensor antenna with the signal amplifier is good for about 20-30 miles. We've had good reception in some areas and not so good in others, but I'm not inclined to pay a satellite subscription. The mounting is on a telescoping painter's pole (available from Home Depot or Lowes) and it extends a couple of feet over the roof and allows rotating the antenna. Having a TV with an integrated DVD player helps when you're out of range.
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Thanks for the tip Ron. I have a galvanized steel telescopic mast I bought for my house and never used. I deemed it to heavy for the camper. A painters pole is a fantastic idea, much lighter, easier to extend. It could work with more than one antenna too. I've been thinking about using some sort of clamp mount to my ladder. This will tie in well with that idea.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:55 AM   #21
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Thanks for the reply Ron. I've read that a single large panel is much more efficient, and I couldn't maneuver one up there by myself, so it might as well be fixed.

Mark..funny you should mention Lil Snoozy. I popped in here a few weeks ago and was reading about them because there was a super nice one for sale. I got some great advice and info on size and towing. I don't need extra height, but i am a bit claustrophic, and i love the pictures of the windows on the snoozy. Even though i mostly want trailer for bed and bathroom and wouldn't stay inside during the day, I don't do well without large windows and an "open" feel.
I've often wondered how difficult it would be to add windows to an older scamp, or would it be structurally unsound? Anyway, the only fiberglass i've been in was a casita that a neighbor owned. I have gotten soooo much great information here from members and their pictures. I've wondered why you don't see much glass in the southeast. Good luck with your search. : )
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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 : )
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Paige,
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.

The fridge 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 or Casita.

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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 : )
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Ron, Have you sold your Egg? I hope not, I'm very much interested in buying it. I would like to speak with you by phone. I can email you my contact Info. Thanks Jeff
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Ron, Is your Egg camper still available? I live in NY and would visit asap. Thank you, John Ellsworth
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The EggCamper is sold. Thanks for all the interest.
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Congratulations, Ron. Thanks for your responsiveness.
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