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Old 11-12-2014, 02:30 AM   #15
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Headed up to not-so-sunny Granville, MI to meet with Jim Palmer and sign for my new EggCamper on Friday morning. I will take plenty of pics. My transport pickup should be happening same day and I will have the trailer back in south Texas by Monday or Tuesday! Very excited!
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:52 AM   #16
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Have a safe trip!
I'm looking forward to your pictures to see what a brand new Eggcamper looks like.....wonder if there have been any changes. We were lucky enough to find a slightly used one here in Florida, and have enjoyed many weekend trips in it. We find it to be just perfect!
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:09 PM   #17
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New EggCamper in the house! (photos)

I went up to the great white north and met with Jim Palmer at the EggCamper factory. He is truly one of the most fascinating people I have met in my life. Had a great time talking to him about the finer points of the EggCamper design, his experimental aircraft builds, and his new recumbent bike concept. Such a talented guy who has lead a pretty extraordinary and rich life.

I had the trailer shipped down to south Texas because I didn't want to spend the time on my days off driving back and forth to Michigan, although since my plane ticket was almost $800 I am not sure if I saved any actual money that way. The trailer was put into tow on Friday night in MI and just arrived about 20 minutes ago to my home in South Texas. The couple who brought it down were very pleasant and professional, and I was impressed that they covered that distance in just over 48 hours. They even stopped by the local wash and sprayed off the road dust before they arrived. I was very pleased with the service.

Here are some photos I took on Friday morning at the factory. I haven't done anything to the camper yet, but have a short list of must-add items before I head out to the field, including my mattress (Bed In A Box Pac Bed 11" memory foam just arrived) a tongue box, a rear bumper spare mount, some shelves, and a TV mount. I think I am also going to set up a couple of additional outlets inside, because, well, you can't have too many outlets.

The new Egg in all it's stock glory!
















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Old 11-17-2014, 06:42 AM   #18
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You'll love your EggCamper. Had mine since 2011. Got it from Jim. Used it for a while as all electric and wasn't satisfied so had a propane furnace and cooktop added. In total, I have added over $3400 in extras and built two new tables. Don't know if this matters to you but the dinette as a bed is too short for an adult unless very short. For that reason and the small water heater and small fresh water tank and small holding tanks, mine will be for sale in the spring (going to Florida for the winter) and will be replaced with an Escape 19. I got my awning at the factory. If you want one I suggest you do the same. I knew I was NOT going to drill mounting holes completely through the side of the trailer. It tows very well with both 6 and 8 cylinder engines. My least capable tow vehicle was a Chrysler minivan and it did fine. Enjoy.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:42 PM   #19
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Very nice Christian! So shiny too 😍
Curious to know what some of the finer parts of the design are!
Sounds like you had a great time meeting Jim Palmer.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:49 AM   #20
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Hi Christian,
The new Egg looks real nice!
Anyone having experience or comments about drilling holes in the Eggcamper? That knowledge would be appreciated. We just bought a used 2012 Eggcamper and would like to install an awning, solar and maybe some other mods to the exterior of the camper. So, I would like to know how the factory attaches things to the outside of the Eggcamper or any tips on: to drill or not, where to drill, and where not to, what you run into when drilling an Eggcamper, what screws, sealant, to use etc. Someone commented that they considered using industrial strength Velcro to hold the solar panels on the roof. Anyone have experience with fiberglass & velcro holding ability? I use Ind. strength Velcro often, but have never used it on Fiberglass. I would worry that eventually, even with Ind. strength, the hold would fail.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:04 AM   #21
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I had an awning put on my EggCamper. Got it from the factory and they installed it. There is an outside rail that is fastened through from the outside to the inside. It's bolted on with a washer on the inside to spread the stress. It's looks like it's about 1 1/4 inch in diameter. I was not about to drill through myself. If they had screwed it up, it would have been their responsibility to fix it. The only changes that I know of since I bought mine is that he now puts the spare tire in the closet instead of on the bumper. Makes no sense to me. We also found that all electric did not work for us in less than warm weather. I had a local rv repair shop install propane with both a furnace and cooktop. Boondocking in cold weather without electricity is not nice. I have two batteries and have used the furnace at night as late as last week while at camp Flying J. Also, the dinette is not long enough to make a decent bed for an adult. Because of that, my son sleeps on the floor (and he's 49 years old). That along with the two gallon water heater and thesmall fresh and holding tanks being so small is why I've ordered and will get an Escape 19 in the spring. Otherwise, the EggCamper is a great trailer, tows very well, and I get 14-15 mpg towing with my Chevy Silverado V8.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:10 AM   #22
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I have done some drilling on the interior, not on the exterior. The fiberglass drills rather easily. If you need larger holes, like I needed to run some cables through the walls, you need a carbide or better yet diamond hole saw.
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I've attached our solar panels with very high bond (VH double stick tape from 3M designed for outdoor use. I can not foresee having any problems with it coming off.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:02 PM   #24
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Hi Christian,
The new Egg looks real nice!
Anyone having experience or comments about drilling holes in the Eggcamper? That knowledge would be appreciated. We just bought a used 2012 Eggcamper and would like to install an awning, solar and maybe some other mods to the exterior of the camper. So, I would like to know how the factory attaches things to the outside of the Eggcamper or any tips on: to drill or not, where to drill, and where not to, what you run into when drilling an Eggcamper, what screws, sealant, to use etc. Someone commented that they considered using industrial strength Velcro to hold the solar panels on the roof. Anyone have experience with fiberglass & velcro holding ability? I use Ind. strength Velcro often, but have never used it on Fiberglass. I would worry that eventually, even with Ind. strength, the hold would fail.
Thank-You
Mark

I should also add that industrial strength velcro works perfectly for sticking things to the gel coat in the EggCamper. Jim strongly recommends doing a wipe of the area with acetone prior to sticking anything to the egg, and my experience with this has been great so far. I attached a 38" Vizio sound bar and an Xbox 360 to the wall at the foot of the bed under the window on the street side. I probably used way too much of the grey extra industrial strength velcro, but I have already driven some REALLY brutal roads with the EggCamper, and everything that was attached was no worse for wear.
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:26 PM   #25
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What size of the Industrial Strength Extreme (gray) Velcro worked the best? It's available to me, in 2"x4", 4"x6",1"x10'. Any preferences or comments?
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:31 PM   #26
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I used the 2x4", and for most applications, that is going to be massive overkill. I ended up cutting it into smaller pieces for most applications. Used the full size to mount my sound bar, and had to take it off the wall a couple of times, and it was rather challenging to do so because the velcro holds so strongly. Unless you are hanging something really heavy, the 1" width is going to be most useful in my opinion.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:50 PM   #27
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Thanks for the comments. I've found that using the regular Industrial strength (not the Extreme version), that sometimes the weak part is the glue on the Velcro, and not the Velcro sides holding to each other.
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I don't see the pint of using Velcro unless you want to remove it.


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