Forgive me Scamp faithfull, I looked at a Lil' Snoozy and liked it - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-31-2014, 10:00 AM   #1
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Forgive me Scamp faithfull, I looked at a Lil' Snoozy and liked it

Saw one just as we were pulling into the campground last week. The couple appeared to be packing up so I rolled down my window and asked to look at their rig. They were glad to show it to us. While not perfect (I would like the wheels flush with the side of the body), I really, really liked the layout. I am not ready to trade off my Scamp 16 yet but maybe someday.
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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Tim, the fact that the tires are out a bit gives the Snoozy a very stable feel.
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:28 PM   #3
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Tim, the fact that the tires are out a bit gives the Snoozy a very stable feel.
And you don't need extended mirrors on the tow vehicle....we just picked ours up and brought it home Thursday.
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I understand the stability, but my Scamp is much higher, and the track narrower and I have no stability problems. To be brutally honest, I see no reason other than cost or engineering that Snoozy does not inset the wheels. I like the layout, but would not buy something that hangs that wide.
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Old 05-31-2014, 02:19 PM   #5
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Why I liked the wheels outside is if you get a flat it doesn't bust up the fiberglass body like some of the others plus it is more stable and you don't need oversize mirrors .
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Would you please explain why the wheel placement prevents extended mirrors from being needed? I'm a newbie and assumed extended mirrors were to see approaching traffic.

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The camper is 8ft wide including wheels the box itself is 78in so we dont need extra stick out mirrors like some of the other campers. Go to lil snoozy .com he explains it
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Would you please explain why the wheel placement prevents extended mirrors from being needed? I'm a newbie and assumed extended mirrors were to see approaching traffic.
You actually use the mirrors to see what's behind you. Approaching usually means what is in front.

If the body of the trailer is narrow enough when compared to the tow vehicle, you don't need extended mirrors.
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You may not need mirror extensions but you then have a narrower trailer. Lil Joe has the same feature.
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The camper is 8ft wide including wheels the box itself is 78in so we dont need extra stick out mirrors like some of the other campers. Go to lil snoozy .com he explains it
Geeee....
Aren't most FGRV's like SCAMPS, Bolers, and all of the eggs about 78" wide? Ya almost have to be that wide to fit in east-west beds. Which is to say that the Lil Snoozy really is a lot wider without the benefit of additional inside space. You still have to keep those "Wide Track" wheels on the road and into camping spaces.

FWIW: Credit for inventing "Wide Track" goes to Ford, not Pontiac.... There was a version of the Model "T" Ford available with a wider front axle and spacers on the rear axle so that the wheels could ride in the wagon runts in rural areas.
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I'm doing my research into buying a FG camper. As a tall person, 6'5", the Egg Camper and Lil' Snoozy are the only ones I have found that accommodate my height. Hope to visit the Egg factory this summer.
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Yep, you can bet that FGRV's aren't popular with basketball players.
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If one looks at utility trailers or uhaul rentals the wheels are always out (wide track ) 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 ? I like to hear from these owners that have had blowout at highway speed and if it wrecks the fiberglass shell? that was my thought when we bought our Lil snoozy
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Gotta say, most of the dozens of tire blow-outs, both on FGRV's and mini motorhomes that I am familiar with occurred with over age tires. Yes, a few have happened with newer tires, some that had prior road damage but, after you remove the number of blowouts from those causes, the number of blowouts on RV's is very small and, IMHO, not sufficient enough to warrant making a selection based on the fear of that happening.

BUT... in one FGRV I saw several years back, the owner had squeezed metal trailer fenders into the existing wheel wells as armor to protect against blow-out damage.

Bottom line: Take care of your tires, do not leave them exposed to sun during storage, monitor tire pressure, inspect for damage often and toss them on their 5th birthday. And, BTW, don't buy cheap tires.....

I have seen it mentioned in earlier posts that the Lil Snoozy frames are built by a boat trailer builder, which might better explain the wider stance.
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