Originally Posted by coastsignal
Hi Bill & Jeannie,
We initially dismissed the Eggcamper
because of lack of propane
. But reconsidered after seeing how many owners had installed propane
in their Eggcamper
. A good used 2012 came along and we bought it in Nov of last year and we've been very happy with it.
The frame tag on our lists 2500# GVWR. Our weighed at 2380# at the local truck stop with all our stuff in it and ready to go camping. Burt we are lightly loaded as we are towing with a 2014 Subaru Outback, which tos it very easily. Eggcamper
is about 20% frontally larger Egg than Scamp
, so we lose 1/2 of our mpg. It's averaged 16mpg since we left on Jan31. The car averages 32mpg without the trailer. Next year, We might just tow with a larger vehicle like a Tahoe or Small pickup and get almost 16mpg.
and tow vehicle considerations were met, The #1 consideration was, and is still, the bed size. Eggcamper comes with a Full size bed, which can easily be modified to an almost Queen size bed. #2 is the 2 person dinette that you don't have to disassemble the bed to use. #3 is the Toilet/bath that we use very little, but's nice to have at night or when dry camping
, or when far from the campground toilets.
in the end , I installed propane, but found almost no use for it, so I left the 20# tank and propane stove at home when we stopped mid-vacation. Supermarket deli/salads/entrée items, fast food, and the wonderful 12v fridge
are our friends on this vacation, but others mileage may vary. We are sightseeing and staying no more than 4 nites at any one campground, and have little time to cook, even though I like to cook.
GL on whichever type you decide on
Mark & Linda
Mark & Linda
I agree with your three key attributes for the Egg Camper
. Being tall I would add ceiling height. The main deal breaker for me was the realization that GVWR was only 2,500 rather than something closer to the 3,500 lb axle
rating. I also wanted to make some improvements to the interior and realized that while I liked the appearance of the white gel coat inner panels, they also would make modifications very difficult.
We have recently been able to see an Escape
19 and a 'non egg' Safari Condo Alto. The workmanship was excellent on both but dry weight
on the Alto over a thousand pounds less than the Escape
. And we are still pondering whether we would prefer a class B based on a Ram Promaster or a camping trailer. Both have pros and cons but the van at 21' is quite parkable and for our lifestyle it is very convenient to have our dog kennel (& bathroom & kitchen) close by our daily activities. But more $ and another drive train to maintain.
Not an easy decision and we appreciate the thoughtful assistance of the group members.