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Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-24-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ron F
It's been awhile since I posted anything, but...

It's been awhile since I posted anything, but here's a solution that I used. If you're handy you can make a rack to hold a couple of bikes inside your camper. I made this one so that it would come...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-28-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,511
Posted By Ron F
Hi Bill - June, It's been a few years since...

Hi Bill - June,
It's been a few years since we've owned the EggCamper. I miss it a lot. The nice thing about the Egg was that the bed was long and wide enough to fit a "standard home" full-size...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 08-22-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,689
Posted By Ron F
If you look around the web, you'll find various ...

If you look around the web, you'll find various lists telling which are the best states for retirees. Each of these are based on various factors such as your source of retirement income, property,...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-22-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,948
Posted By Ron F
It's interesting to note that although Toyota...

It's interesting to note that although Toyota makes it clear that the van needs to be equipped with an anti-sway device, they don't include an anti-sway device, not to mention additional transmission...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 03-13-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By Ron F
There are a couple of county parks within easy...

There are a couple of county parks within easy reach of Tampa. E. G. Simmons in Ruskin, FL and Lithia Springs in Lithia, FL. I believe that you may get in as a "walk-in" to either one. Fort DeSoto...
Forum: General Chat 04-29-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3,937
Views: 551,604
Posted By Ron F
London Aire in Charleston, SC

This one pulled into James Island County Park Campground near Charleston, SC two days ago. It's a 17 year old molded fiberglass London Aire, built by Newmar: three axles, two slide-outs, 5th wheel....
Forum: General Chat 04-22-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ron F
Norm, You probably already know this, but...

Norm,
You probably already know this, but Flanners Beach is a nice little National Forest Service campground nearby New Bern. It's small, with several electric-only sites (you need to add water to...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-03-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,910
Posted By Ron F
You can see photos of every site at Skidaway...

You can see photos of every site at Skidaway here:
Skidaway Island State Park Campground - Photos, Information, and Reviews (https://www.campsitephotos.com/campground/Skidaway-Island-State-Park)
Forum: Hi, I am.... 02-20-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,797
Posted By Ron F
Wayne, It was the 2011 that had the sealed...

Wayne,
It was the 2011 that had the sealed transmission. I don't know what they did in 2006. Also, with the sealed transmission, there is no dipstick. It's completely sealed and as near as I can...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 02-20-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,797
Posted By Ron F
I towed our EggCamper 17' with a 2002 Sienna,...

I towed our EggCamper 17' with a 2002 Sienna, then later with a 2011 Sienna. The 2002 had the 3.3L engine, the 2011 had a 3.5L engine. They both did fine, even through NH mountains. The advertised...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-02-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,648
Posted By Ron F
Wayne, I'm just commenting on my experience...

Wayne,
I'm just commenting on my experience with the Anderson hitch.
It's possible that a WDH is not needed if your truck suspension can handle the Casita tongue weight. I've also used air lifts...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-02-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,648
Posted By Ron F
I'm using an Anderson WDH and love it. It's easy...

I'm using an Anderson WDH and love it. It's easy to use, it works and it's silent.

Carefully follow the steps for setting up the hitch the first time. Then, just measure the distance between the...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 01-22-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,910
Posted By Ron F
Skidaway is a nice park. Most of the sites are...

Skidaway is a nice park. Most of the sites are large and well spaced. There is septic at some sites. Water, electric, and cable at all sites. There is a "planned" community just east of the park with...
Forum: General Chat 12-13-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,582
Posted By Ron F
Hey Alf, That looks like my old EggCamper and...

Hey Alf,
That looks like my old EggCamper and Bill's Casita in the background of the second photo. Do you remember playing Hand & Foot with us?

I like Myrtle Beach SP. It has a wonderful beach....
Forum: General Chat 12-13-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By Ron F
It is annoying. It comes up every time I log in....

It is annoying. It comes up every time I log in. I'm using Firefox with popups blocked. There's no way that I want to fill my inbox with things that may not interest me. I do have a Yahoo account....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-01-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,815
Posted By Ron F
If you can afford to do it, you can estimate your...

If you can afford to do it, you can estimate your gas/electric bills for the length of time that you'll be on the road and send that amount before you leave. They'll be happy, you'll have peace of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-30-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,815
Posted By Ron F
Dude, There are several mail forwarding...

Dude,
There are several mail forwarding services around, Escapees RV Club (https://www.escapees.com/MailService/Default.aspx) , https://www.myrvmail.com/ , and I think UPS stores also have mail...
Forum: General Chat 10-21-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,168
Posted By Ron F
Sounds like straight poop to me.

Sounds like straight poop to me.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-16-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,390
Posted By Ron F
I doubt that 13 watts will be sufficient for what...

I doubt that 13 watts will be sufficient for what you're hoping to do. Typically 13 watts only provides trickle charging to offset no-load discharge as when a battery is in storage. If the panel were...
Forum: General Chat 09-09-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By Ron F
Eddie, It was nice seeing you and Laura at the...

Eddie, It was nice seeing you and Laura at the rally last week. We're making our way south on 15 now. We're full-timers, so we don't go anywhere too fast. We're at Ives Run (CoE park) in Tioga, PA...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-08-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,485
Posted By Ron F
Donna's right. You need a flat surface. Peterh...

Donna's right. You need a flat surface. Peterh did an excellent description of a hatch install here: https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/adding-a-hatch-34476.html

Ron
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-04-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,537
Posted By Ron F
Tim, Oops, you're right: 225 ah, and it's nice...

Tim,
Oops, you're right: 225 ah, and it's nice to have that capacity, especially when you consider a 50% discharge.
Ron
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-03-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,537
Posted By Ron F
I had a T1275 on my EggCamper. I sold the Egg...

I had a T1275 on my EggCamper. I sold the Egg earlier this year, but after 3 years, the 1275 was still going strong. It's spec'd at 150 amphours. Two T105s also equal 150 amphours, but you need...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-16-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,436
Posted By Ron F
Dale, Yeah, it looks beefy, but it's not. It...

Dale,
Yeah, it looks beefy, but it's not. It rusts from the inside, then the wall fails. And, if you store your stinky slinky inside the bumper, the rust will chafe the hose and cause it to leak...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-15-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,436
Posted By Ron F
Dale, Problems developed over time with the rear...

Dale, Problems developed over time with the rear bumper location. The square tube bumper starts to rust and the thin walls of the bumper tube is easily crushed and eventually fails. Then, the tire...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-01-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,986
Posted By Ron F
John, On a couple of trips with the EggCamper,...

John,
On a couple of trips with the EggCamper, I had a canoe on the roof of the tug (2011 Toyota Sienna) and thought that I got a slight increase in gas mileage. I think the canoe worked to deflect...
Forum: Classified Archives 07-23-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,177
Posted By Ron F
Darald & Pat, You folks made some very...

Darald & Pat,

You folks made some very functional mods and the Pat's decorating is beautiful. I expect that you'll miss the egg after it's gone... I know that I miss mine. Somebody will be very...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-15-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,055
Posted By Ron F
I've used Morningstar customer support and they...

I've used Morningstar customer support and they were really good about responding to questions.
Ron
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-26-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,055
Posted By Ron F
Clif, Thanks for the heads up. I went back...

Clif,

Thanks for the heads up. I went back to the install/operator manual ( https://www.morningstarcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SSMPPT.IOM_.EN_.03-4-13.pdf ).

The install guide for my...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-25-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,055
Posted By Ron F
Lyle, You can also find some helpful folks at...

Lyle,
You can also find some helpful folks at the Northern Arizona Wind & Solar Forum ( Activity Stream - Solar Electric Power Discussion Forum by Northern Arizona Wind & Sun...
Forum: General Chat 06-22-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,335
Posted By Ron F
Alf, The new rig looks great. Enjoy! Ron

Alf,
The new rig looks great. Enjoy!
Ron
Forum: Classified Archives 06-06-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,230
Posted By Ron F
The EggCamper is sold. Thanks for all the...

The EggCamper is sold. Thanks for all the interest.
Ron
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 06-06-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,039
Posted By Ron F
2015 Scamp Camp at Highlands Hammock State Park...

2015 Scamp Camp at Highlands Hammock State Park is 2/9 - 2/15/2015.
Forum: Classified Archives 05-28-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,230
Posted By Ron F
Paige, The portable waste tank lets me empty...

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...
Forum: Classified Archives 05-27-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,230
Posted By Ron F
Paige, There is a single 85-watt solar panel...

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...
Forum: Classified Archives 05-15-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,230
Posted By Ron F
Jim is right. It has a "wet bath," shower/toilet...

Jim is right. It has a "wet bath," shower/toilet combination at the front of the camper.

The A/C is the original 5000 btu unit. There's not much need for A/C in NH, but I've seen posts where...
Forum: Classified Archives 05-14-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,230
Posted By Ron F
Thanks Alf. Your new 5er looks lovely. I still...

Thanks Alf. Your new 5er looks lovely. I still see a fiberglass trailer in our future.

Ron
Forum: Classified Archives 05-14-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,230
Posted By Ron F
Jim, I stole several of the ideas for the mods...

Jim,
I stole several of the ideas for the mods from your posts. You've been very innovative with all your many campers :-).

I really love the EggCamper, but we've been snowbird camping in FL for...
Forum: Classified Archives 05-13-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,230
Posted By Ron F
2007 EggCamper w/Solar & Propane $15,000

I'm listing this on Fiberglass RV before anywhere else.
Ready for the road 2007 EggCamper. New tires in 2012.
Extensive mods, together with original equipment, make this camper ideal for on-grid...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-18-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,986
Posted By Ron F
Mark, The factory heater would be sufficient,...

Mark,
The factory heater would be sufficient, if not for a huge hole in the side of the Egg Camper that isn't immediately obvious. It's the vent for the A/C. The vent allows cold air to infiltrate...
Forum: General Chat 04-12-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,095
Posted By Ron F
This one looks like it's been sitting for a long...

This one looks like it's been sitting for a long time and it will probably cost a bit just to move it. I'm thinking a flatbed trailer or perhaps at least tires and bearings if you choose to tow it....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-09-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,144
Posted By Ron F
You can sometimes find a Dometic Cabana, like the...

You can sometimes find a Dometic Cabana, like the ones made for an RPod trailer, on ebay. And, if you're handy you can add a flexible awning track to the side of the scamp or otherwise fabricate an...
Forum: General Chat 04-07-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By Ron F
If you want to know where you'll be after driving...

If you want to know where you'll be after driving for "X" hours, you can use this web site to get a rough idea. Obviously, towing will sometimes be a bit slower than legal highway speeds.
...
Forum: General Chat 02-23-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By Ron F
What's in a name? It sounds like you've just...

What's in a name? It sounds like you've just discovered EggCamper, but they've been around for several years.

We've put a lot of miles on our 2008 EggCamper and we enjoy the spacious interior....
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-30-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,469
Posted By Ron F
Carol, My friend called it a hot shot, but it...

Carol,
My friend called it a hot shot, but it was probably the lightning rod. It replaced the anode rod and had a thermostat that attached to the tank and the price was about the same.
Ron
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-29-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,469
Posted By Ron F
Robert, I think the conversion that Joe...

Robert,
I think the conversion that Joe mentioned is called a hot shot. I have friends that use one quite successfully.

As for replacing a propane water heater with a combo, assuming the same...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-28-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,469
Posted By Ron F
Robert, I wanted the capability of camping...

Robert,
I wanted the capability of camping "off-grid", so I replaced the electric water heater in my EggCamper with an Atwood combination gas/electric water heater (GC6AA-10E). This was not a...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-23-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By Ron F
You can get LED bulbs for just about any light...

You can get LED bulbs for just about any light fixture. Find (buy) an incandescent fixture that suits your application and order LED replacement bulbs. This has worked well for me, with one...
Forum: General Chat 01-06-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,738
Posted By Ron F
Without reservations this time of year, finding a...

Without reservations this time of year, finding a camp site at the state and federal parks can be a problem. But, most of the state parks hold at least one site as a walk-in, which means that it...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 01-03-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ron F
Mary & Bob, We wander from one Florida State Park...

Mary & Bob, We wander from one Florida State Park to another, mostly staying the allowed 2 weeks at a time at each one. Right now, we're at Oscar Scherer in Osprey, FL, near Venice. From here we move...
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