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Old 06-14-2014, 10:35 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by jennykatz View Post
This give a lot better stability and if you get a flat a lot easier to fix and work on trailer brakes, bearings etc . If your in a parkliner , boler, scamp,or casita what happens if you have a blowout at 6o mph and tire blows right through fiberglass wall ?
Easier? How does that work? In order to fix a flat, brakes or bearings all wheels need to be taken off the trailer and the process for doing that is no different on the trailers listed vs the extended out wheel as found on the lil' snooze. What am I missing?

I have had tire failures and not had the tire blow through the fiberglass. Although I am aware that can happen I don't believe it is as common an event as some may believe.

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Old 06-14-2014, 09:39 PM   #16
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Hmm. From the Lil Snoozy website, the inside width of the trailer is 6' 6" (or 78"). The bed is 63x79". How they get a 79" bed into a 78" space must be interesting to see.

David, what IS the side to side dimension of your bed? (I assume the 63" dimension is front to back.)

My Trillium bed measures 77x45" (or 6' 5" x 3' 9"). The brochure states overall (outside) width as 6' 7" or 79".

So, the two are about the same width, so the idea of accessory mirrors or not seems moot.

Another point, is the Snoozy is 8' (96") over the tires. In Washington, being over 80" requires running lights, that is corner lights, and three lights in the center showing red to rear and amber to the front as well as lights at the widest points.

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Old 06-15-2014, 07:01 AM   #17
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I started this thread because I was impressed with the layout of the Snoozy, but since then have noticed there are several (older) rear entry trailers out there with similar layouts. They are not necessarily eggs (Grasshopper, Taylor Coach) but have the layout that more closely fits the way we camp and use a trailer. It looks like Snoozy made a decision to use “stock” type components (axle, frame, fenders) and a smooth sided shell without wheel wells as both cost cutting measures and fabrication streamlining elements. These are not bad things when construction efficiency crosses path with lower price and better or at least not reduced suitability for use.

That is the rub, the Snoozy is not (IMHO) “cheaper” (from MSRP prices I have seen) and the “wide track” does not fit the way I drive or camp. I tend to hug the side of the road when towing, always have and just prefer to do so especially with oncoming traffic on the (narrow) roads I frequent. I want to be able to run my TV over to the edge without the trailer running off the road or taking out mailboxes. In sum, I see negatives to the outside wheels without sufficient advantages to counter it.

I have actually had a tire come apart and do significant damage to a vehicle. It was a Chevy Blazer and a Firestone tire that literally tore off the end joint and hanger of the exhaust pipe. That was a rare occurrence and I did not go looking for vehicles with outside wheel wells because of it and will not be basing a trailer buying decision on it either.

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