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Old 09-05-2013, 09:44 AM   #99
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I should have added that thousands of happy Casita owners will likely tell you that if you buy the camper new and take good care of it, the wood subfloor is no problem at all. Folks are just saying that it's something to inspect if/when considering buying a used camper with unknown history.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:38 AM   #100
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Keith, I don't mean to always be the bearer of bad tidings, but have you checked out the "spongy floor" issue with Casitas that have been treated roughly - even unintentionally on rough roads? In a nutshell, as I understand it from the forum posts of others, the fiberglass seal covering the wood flooring can crack for whatever reason (hitting a big pothole, etc.), water from wherever (shower splash, etc.) can then seep through the crack and into the wood flooring, the water can't get back out, and the affected area of the wood flooring deteriorates (rots) over time. When you step on the affected area, the floor feels spongy. So if/when you feel a spongy floor, chances are the wood flooring underneath is deteriorating. It's rare, but a headache if it happens to you. It's worth a quick web/forum search just so you're aware of it whether you're concerned about it or not.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:57 PM   #101
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Hi everyone! We (two sisters from Del) are newbie. Prior to this post I have been researching by reading some of your wonderful posts...for which we thank you.Last week we sold and parted with our beloved 25' Sunline.So glad she went to a great hm.After reading several posts and reality of NC being 7 hrs drive vs other fib glass mfg we are heading down to check out Parkliner this Fri 20. As others have mentioned we too have had challenges of getting in touch w/ anyone at PL. We appreciate that they are a bussiness going through growing pains so are trying to be patient and supportive of them.Very best to each of you and again heartfelt thanks from two sisters who still have a lot to learn. Realize now since the sale of our beloved Sunline we now need to learn the language of 'Eggs' and the political correctness so not to offend any of you eggceptional folks that make this such a great and informative website. Betty Lou and Bev
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:08 PM   #102
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Hi everyone! We (two sisters from Del) are newbie. Prior to this post I have been researching by reading some of your wonderful posts...for which we thank you.Last week we sold and parted with our beloved 25' Sunline.So glad she went to a great hm.After reading several posts and reality of NC being 7 hrs drive vs other fib glass mfg we are heading down to check out Parkliner this Fri 20. As others have mentioned we too have had challenges of getting in touch w/ anyone at PL. We appreciate that they are a bussiness going through growing pains so are trying to be patient and supportive of them.Very best to each of you and again heartfelt thanks from two sisters who still have a lot to learn. Realize now since the sale of our beloved Sunline we now need to learn the language of 'Eggs' and the political correctness so not to offend any of you eggceptional folks that make this such a great and informative website. Betty Lou and Bev
On my way back from the Parkliner factory I was near Columbia on I26 and stumbled onto another fiberglass egg maker Lil Snoozy. Since your making such an effort to check your purchase out I would recommend you checking out Lil Snoozy also. I have visited Casita in Tx, Scamp in Mn. Parkliner in NC and Lil Snoozy in SC. I havenít made it out to see the Escape in Az in person but that could happen. Anyway I had seen the Snoozy and was not considering it initially, but after my visit and actually seeing one in person it is very high on my list.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #103
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Lil Snoozy doesn't have electric brakes or propane stuff. While we loved the trailer, we want electric brakes and propane! On the other hand, Lil Snoozy is perfect for TV's that only have a 4 pole flat connector.

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Old 09-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #104
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They will fix a person up with electric brakes and plumb for propane
and solar if requested. They just won't hook up the propane. You'd
have to do that yourself or have a propane tech do it.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:08 PM   #105
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I just wanted to thank you Flharleycop. My wife just retired and I'll retire in a few years. We are also looking at getting a FGRV we just don't know which one. Your posts have been very helpful in our decision. We're leaning towards the 16" Scamp layout 6 because of the its weight and its hitch weight. We have a sticky for now but we are going to sell it when we decide which FGRV were going to get. I'll let you know what we decide on when we do. Thanks again.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:18 PM   #106
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Hi Flharleycop thanks for menti
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #107
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Hi Flharleycop thank you for mentioning Lil Snoozy in SC not certain if time will permit to check out lil Snoozy factory at this time. Really do appreciate everyone's input and feedback. Certainly want to make a well informed decision. My sister and I are not in a position nor equipped to make changes or repairs so really see the value of what others share prior to our purchase. Did see a 13' Scamp while camping in our Sunline. The owners were very nice and let us eowwww and ahhhhh over their adorable Scamp but we end up over at our campsite for appetizers b/c we all couldn't fit in the Scamp. Do like the layout that PL offers. Had not heard of Lil'Snoozy until visiting this forum. Actually had a deposit on a new R-Pod non fg TT but did not purchase b/c when we turned on roof mounted a/c it literally sounded like a rocket engine. So disappointed a/c so loud and with further inspection noticed places where trim was coming off already. Also considered A-framed folding by A-liner. It's our opinion that a fg rv will suit our needs fine. Just didn't think deciding on which fg rv to purchase would be such a challenge. Again thank you everyone for your willingness to share your knowledge and experiences. I know Two Sisters in Delaware who can't thank you enough! BL and Bev
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Here's you a photo tour of the Snoozy Two Sisters in Delaware.

Backyard Photo Shoot

They also have a (2) twin beds version.

And some factory shots:
http://lilsnoozyclub-com.webs.com/ap...bumid=14183253

You're right, making a FG decision can be really challenging.
I think most of us have had each brand at the top of the list
until we finally settle on one.

And, to the Forum.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:50 PM   #109
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I go back and forth, I had some of the same concerns as you both mention BL and Mark, one I would like to avoid roof mounted AC, no real good reason except hight and airflow. That is what drew me to the 16 Casita over the 17 or the Scamp 16. Then the bed was also a concern, that puts me back at a 17 Casita with roof air or a 16 deluxe scamp (larger bed than standards) I like the side dinette in both forms. Then the weight is also an issue for me so the 17 Casita is getting a bit close. Then the Parkliner came up and it has the real queen bed and no roof AC, would be perfect but I didn’t get a warm and fuzzy with the organization of the company itself (they are new and still working through start up issues). Then I bumped into the Snoozy which other than being electric only seems to be leading my pack right now (queen bed, no roof ac, light). But I still like the Scamp for the reasons stated and the 16 Casita (just not the bed size in the side dinette). Good luck in your hunt and keep us posted and maybe soon I will get off the fence and into a camper.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:37 PM   #110
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Betty Lou and Bev, While you're looking, don't overlook the EggCamper (made in Grandville, MI). The layout is almost identical to a ParkLiner but stretched out two more feet to 17 feet (which we appreciate). There is a whole separate chat room on the FiberglassRV Forum for the EggCamper with owner photos. Some say the finished fiberglass white interior looks sterile, but we say it's bright inside, super easy to clean and wide open to decorate any way we want (what doesn't go with white?). The carpet pulls up easily to take out for quick cleaning (convenient for those of us with dogs). We bought our EggCamper used, and it's still new to us, but we're loving every inch of it so far. So as long as you're still looking, check it out. BTW, isn't it great that everyone loves the fiberglass RV they have and recommends theirs to every one else?! It's all good! Just get something soon and start enjoying! Dale
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Betty Lou and Bev, While you're looking, don't overlook the EggCamper (made in Grandville, MI). The layout is almost identical to a ParkLiner but stretched out two more feet to 17 feet (which we appreciate). There is a whole separate chat room on the FiberglassRV Forum for the EggCamper with owner photos. Some say the finished fiberglass white interior looks sterile, but we say it's bright inside, super easy to clean and wide open to decorate any way we want (what doesn't go with white?). The carpet pulls up easily to take out for quick cleaning (convenient for those of us with dogs). We bought our EggCamper used, and it's still new to us, but we're loving every inch of it so far. So as long as you're still looking, check it out. BTW, isn't it great that everyone loves the fiberglass RV they have and recommends theirs to every one else?! It's all good! Just get something soon and start enjoying! Dale
War Eagle,
Is the Egg all electric like the Lil Snoozy? If so how has that been for you?
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:04 PM   #112
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Keith - Yes, our EggCamper is all electric, and at this point we're happy that way. I should add that the original owner upped the on-board electrical capacity considerably for boondocking by adding two more deep cycle batteries (three batteries total wired in parallel) powering a 1000W AC inverter (mounted over the sink) in order for them to run a couple medical devices through the night. So we have plenty of on-board auxilliary battery power. As for no propane, My wife and I both grew up in cold climates and enjoy cooler weather, and now we're in Alabama, so we're more worried about keeping our A/C running to stay cool than we are worried about staying warm. Although we haven't used it yet, the little built-in heater acts like it will put out a ton of heat, and I've heard others say a little ceramic heater with a fan will keep a small egg toasty warm. So we're more likely to just throw on a jacket and another blanket on the bed or just stay home if the weather is predicted to get really cold. As for eating, as long as we have the little frig plus a good ice chest and the microwave, we're good for breakfast and lunch. For dinner, we'd prefer to grill outside if the weather is nice or fall back on the microwave and eat a light dinner if not. Again, if the weather looks like it's going to keep us inside the camper, we'll just stay home and wait for better weather. So at least for now, we're perfectly happy not having to mess with propane - inside or outside the camper. Dale
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