Not an egg but it suits me.
I bought a Bigfoot
3000 series truck camper. These can be had at more reasonable prices than the smaller Bigfoots because you need a dually to carry one at 3000 lbs. Also the 2500 series is much more popular. Conversely, these 3000 series have more room inside and are much better insulated--the consensus is these are the best winter truck campers made.
I've been looking for a Bigfoot
camper for many years now. This one leaped out at me because it was virtually unused. Even though it passed through three owners and is 15 years old, it has hardly been used and stored in a barn the whole time. The original shower curtain and hangers are still sealed in plastic, plumbers putty from the installation was never cleaned from the bathroom sink drain and aside from being dirty on the outside, the interior looks like a camper that is just off the lot. It was lacking all the important things a new owner would add like a garbage can, cutlery and knife blocks--all the normal mods new owners do. I found one coffee pot inside, an extra fan and a very old Sport Illustrated Swim suit poster. There is hardly a nick on the gelcoat and only the plastic trim inserts and some rust on the electric jacks, take away anything from it's appearance. There is so little for me to do that I expect it won't take long to make the modifications I want to make it suitable for me and to look perfect.
It doesn't have Air Conditioning
Panels. I don't care about the former, and plan to install the solar
I am thrilled with the deal I made and particularly pleased to have a camper rated to down -40 deg (C or F), with a very quiet furnace
. I'm looking at putting in a Wave 3 heater and a 120V electric heater on the wall facing the dinette if I can reinforce it a bit, to improve the heating capabilities.
I added a 270 AH Marine 8D gel cell battery
to it when I picked it up. It filled the battery
compartment perfectly. I plan to update the converter, add solar
panels and MPPT controller, and perhaps another battery
in the generator
compartment. All the windows
are double pane except for the bathroom, which I'd like to change to double pane. It also needs new velcro to secure the vent insulation covers.
I have LED interior light
bulbs due in this week, and a few small lift mechanisms for the top opening pajama lockers in the cab over. Next I plan to pull the exterior lamps and replace these outside lamps with LED's and reseal them.
I found one small stain on the carpet under the dinette which I think will come out with some carpet cleaner, and a hole in one vent screen-which will be more work to remove, and a cheap bathroom fan not working. The roof vents could use new butyl tape, and one window seal showed some signs of cracking in two places. I plan to re-bed everything since it is tight now, I want to keep it that way.