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Old 10-28-2015, 09:16 AM   #15
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Charlie, it is a little larger than that, and many find it worth the extra wt.

Lil Snoozy Specifications

Overall Dimensions
Length: 18 ft. 6 in. (encompasses tongue to rear of AC unit)
Height: 7 ft. 7 in.
Width: 8 ft. (from outside tire to outside tire)

Living Area Dimensions
Length: 14 ft. 6 in.
Interior Width: 6 ft. 6 in.
Interior head room: 6ft. 4 in.
Bed Size Area: 63 x 79 (34 sq. ft.)
Overall Living Space: 95.25 sq. ft.

Overall Weight: 2500 lbs.
Tongue Weight: 185 lbs.

The Snoozy comes with a "Jack Knife" sofa which will comfortably sleep 2 children or one adult, in conjunction with the full Queen bed the Lil Snoozy will sleep three to four very comfortabl
That 8', tire to tire, width has been referred to as a negative feature, in reference to being built like a "Speed Boat" it makes sense that it is, basically, on a boat trailer (LOL).
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Old 10-28-2015, 10:03 AM   #16
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...Fiberglass trailers are all constructed similar, most are 1/8" thick.. I own a Boler and Escape right now and they are both about 1/8" thick shells, I previously owned a 2008 Casita FD and I can assure you it was also 1/8" thick....
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...The Fiberglass in my Bigfoot is about 1/8 " thick... I believe all fiberglass trailers have very thin fiberglass material and all manufacturers use the cabinets etc. to add structural integrity.
While this may well be true of Boler's, Escape's, Casita's and Bigfoot's, not ALL fiberglass trailers are made this way. Minimum wall thicknesses in an Oliver are on the order of 3/8" to 1/2". High stress areas (like the roof and wheel wells to name a couple) are reinforced with strong but lightweight Nida-Core and measure from 1" to 2" thick.

And, in the spirit of full disclosure, I'll stipulate that Oliver's are heavy and expensive, but like the GEICO ad says "Everybody knows that..."
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Old 10-28-2015, 10:27 AM   #17
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Yes Steve, your Oliver is very well built. It has a double FIBERGLASS shell with some sort of material in between (nida-core ?) but that 1 to 2 inches is not solid fiberglass. My Bigfoot has walls and ceiling about 1 inch thick but they are not solid fiberglass. This thread started as a question of FIBERGLASS thickness, not total wall thickness. Lets not confuse the two. Does anyone what thickness the two FIBERGLASS shells are on an Oliver?
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:31 AM   #18
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...This thread started as a question of FIBERGLASS thickness, not total wall thickness. Lets not confuse the two. Does anyone what thickness the two FIBERGLASS shells are on an Oliver?
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...Minimum wall thicknesses in an Oliver are on the order of 3/8" to 1/2"...
I'm sorry, perhaps I was not clear. Each of the two hulls are from 3/8" to 1/2" thick. In most places they do not touch one another. There is insulation attached to the inside wall of both shells and there is a dead space air gap between the two. Any places that Nida-Core is used, it is adhered to a layer of fiberglass of the above thicknesses.
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:42 AM   #19
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Donna!!! I had NO IDEA a such thing even existed!! I WANT ONE!!! What a perfect way to go! With a 1/2 ton TV, its fine. We could work on it and use it as we are waiting for retirement - like add new appliances etc. Ever have one of those days where you cant stop thinking about something?? Well, this is going to be one of those days!! Now we need to find one in reasonable price and condition.

Do we know what years they were made?? Id like to find one of the newest models available. We've got the Casita to hold us over, and years till we go full time - so time is on our side for this!

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Bigfoot did not make very many of the Flying Clouds - pretty rare and as such a hot item - the one list is now sold.

Bigfoot are still being made and they make very nice trailers. The currently make a 17', 22' and a 25'. They are heavy trailers so you 1/2 ton is going to need to be a V8 for anything bigger than the 17', although I know some who own the 17' who will say it needs a V8 as well.
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The glass is not thick. It's two thin layers (less than 1/8" each) with some kind of honeycomb-type layer in between. The net result is comparable to other molded fiberglass trailers of similar size.
I have seen several erroneous posts about the hull construction on the LiL Snoozy. I have looked at mine through the door latch opening and drilled through the bottom when installing my dinette. I also have the piece of hull material that was under the water pump. This same material can be observed as a gray water tank shield under the trailer. The hull is constructed by laminating a rigid honeycomb material between two 1/8 fiberglass layers. This makes a 3/8 to 1/2 solid, hard material that is similar to the same thickness of fiberglass. There is no need for additional roof support. You can walk on the roof. If you don't believe it go to the LS Facebook page and watch the video of the ALS challenge. One of the employees dumps a five gallon container of ice and water on the owner who is standing on the ground. As David stated the floor is like the hull and has no wood in it. The trailer cabin is 14.5 feet long and it is not a lot heaver than a conventional fiberglass trailer.
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Sorry guys - I didn't know the topic was a hot button. And I didn't know the Casita was also 1/8" as are most apparently. I better be careful on the roof! This answers my question as to if Escape are too thin - and it seems they are using the same construction as most others. This answers my questions and I learned a lot! I appreciate all the replies. I'll let this thread die now.

I did start a new thread about the Silver Cloud Id love to discuss!! Thanks all!
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Old 10-31-2015, 05:39 PM   #22
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1/8 inch thick

Corvettes are also 1/8 inch thick and plenty structural FG doesn't rely on mass for strength rather the glass fibers do the heavy lifting.
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