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Old 04-24-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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I purchased a 2010 EggCamper a couple of weeks ago from another Fiberglass RV member.

I had been considering buying a small trailer for some time and for various reasons had decided that I wanted an EggCamper. I don't have the skill or the will for restoration or repair of an older egg so I had determined that I wanted a new or fairly new EggCamper. Finding a used EggCamper is very difficult and I was pretty close to ordering a new EggCamper when I saw a post on the forums for a 2010 EggCamper that had been used twice.

So....I had never seen an EggCamper in person...I had never towed anything and never been camping...and I bought the trailer sight unseen the next day...did I mention that the trailer was 750 miles from where I live?

The sellers were super nice thru the entire transaction. They kept the trailer an extra couple of weeks until I could get three days off work to make the trip to get the trailer.

My sister and I made the trip and successfully towed the trailer home with no issues. The EggCamper was in pristine condition and the owners had made several excellent additions/modifications to the EggCamper that increased the value of the trailer.

The sellers also provided much needed advice and instruction. I do think they thought I was a little crazy but they were very helpful while thinking it.

So I have a lot to learn (thanks to all of you for what I have already learned over the last few months) but I am eager to figure it all out.

Ms Gayle

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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Yo Gayle! Welcome to FiberglassRV.. we're glad you're here.

Remember, none of us were born with a molded fiberglass trailer spoon in our mouths... we've all learned, some more than others. But, what an adventure!

We're here for you.. just ask

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Old 04-24-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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Eggcamper's are cool. Enjoy it! So when's your first campout? And we certainly like pic's here...........
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:04 PM   #4
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Hope you have as much enjoyment with your EggCamper as we have had with ours.

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Old 04-25-2012, 03:11 PM   #5
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Well that sure is a neat story. Thanks for taking the time to type it up and share it here. You and your sister already have one great memory in the egg. Happy Camping
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:28 PM   #6
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you truly are adventurous! i applaude your guts to do this without any previous camping experience.
welcome and happy camping!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:12 PM   #7
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:34 PM   #8
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Can you drive it to the fish fry IN in May? Lots of folks to give you all kinds of advice (and good fish!).

Welcome. You now have a camper that I look at a lot. Were we in the market, it would be one of the kinds I would consider.

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #9
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Thanks for the Invite

Thanks for the invite CindyL...sounds like it will be fun...unfortunately I cannot get away during that time frame...maybe the next one...
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:22 PM   #10
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Way to jump right in! Here's to many (more) adventures in your new trailer!
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:39 PM   #11
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Ditto, hope you have fun! 750 miles is certainly the jump in with both feet kind of start.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:29 PM   #12
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Hello to everyone. I will soon be a NEW EGG myself.

I will be picking up my 2010 EGG on Monday and I am so excited. I have been reading the discussion threads and getting ideas on how to deck out my EGG but that will have to wait until spring. I guess you have to become a master at storage systems. I have a girlfriend that lives 12 months a year in a Scamp and travels to campgrounds all over the country working for her rent. Trading dollars for days, what a great life. If there are special rallies that take place I hope to attend. See you all soon in Mary's Play House.

I have a question about the need for a generator. I was told that a Honda 2000 was all a person needed but even though a Honda 3000 would weigh more, would it be better to have MORE power? OR is a generator needed? I realize you can pay for a hook up at the parks but if you have your own power source does it save you money in the long run?
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:45 PM   #13
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Mary, For the cost of a Honda generator, you could buy solar cells, a couple of good batteries, and an inverter. The power you require in a trailer is minimal, especially if you have LED lights. An electric heater is really the only thing you need a generator for. I would suggest that you purchase a propane furnace instead.
Many of your fellow campers in the camp ground will be happier if you don't run a generator. I purchased a small 1200 watt generator for $200. I have never used it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:51 PM   #14
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If you are picking up a 2010 "EggCamper," the Honda 2000 will handle it easily. Remember, you won't be running the heat and the AC at the same time, so the only other 120 VAC loads will be the converter, and if you have them, the microwave, and coffee maker.

But consider David's advice. I initially bought a Honda generator, camped with it once and then left it home. As quiet as it was, it still made more noise than I wanted to hear. Beyond that, many campgrounds have restrictions on generator use (hours of operation).

I added solar to my EggCamper and changed all the lighting to LEDs. Although the solar won't run the 120VAC appliances, it does maintain the battery so that I can go pretty much indefinitely on 12vdc. The fridge is 12 vdc and very efficient. I also added propane and a propane furnace to my EggCamper.


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