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Old 12-03-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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OK I am going to attempt to completely insulate the Lil snoozy and redo the layout what is the best insulation material to use any and all comments welcome
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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What about sprayed polyurethane foam? 1.5" to 2" should stop any condensation and will insulate very well.

I'm curious to hear what layout changes you have in mind.
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:08 PM   #3
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Bama, I am sold on the Lil Snoozy after looking at yours in Quartzsite last winter. I had thought that I would at least use the reflextic insulation covered by marine headliner (rat fur) like Scamp uses in the sleeping area at least. I thought of doing this after reading about the condensation issues that other Lil Snoozy owners complained about. What changes to the floor plan do you have in mind now that you have had time to use it for a while? I would like a Novakool refrigerator set on top of the counter (no bending over) in place of the cupboard that separates the kitchen from the entertainment area. I also would like to use a double recliner love seat in place of the jack knife sofa, and Hehr double paned windows.
I was also kicking around the idea of using an Alde furnace & water heater or a Propex heater. Looking forward to your plans.
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I would start with the windows, that to me is where you lose the most heat. Your entire shell is sealed and if you are losing heat, try insulating the windows first.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:48 AM   #5
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What temperature do you want to use your trailer in?
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well this is all about Darlene ( aka boss , head cheese in charge ) she had to have an pacemaker / defibrillator + back problems . so it is either remodel or sell it and get a more handicap friendly remodel is on drawing board selling is on our mind .
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I do not think there is anything else that is more accessible than Lil Snoozy with the rear door and single step and wide aisle. Perhaps a propane system may make it warmer and more useable in the winter but as far as ease of ingress and exit, what you have is it. Even an Escape 17 with the winter package will be a little harder to enter.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:41 PM   #8
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The Lil Snoozy video on their website has a blurb about a company next door or very near to them that makes aluminum ramps for the snoozy for those that have to be able to run their electric carts/wheel chairs up into the unit. I could picture one that either folds up or stores under neath like the U-Haul moving trucks have.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:43 AM   #9
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My computer is telling me it's 28 degrees outside.
And my Snoozy moniter is telling me it's 46 degrees inside.

Knowing the freeze was coming, I plugged that little heater
in at half speed and low fan setting. I told the wife I doubt
it'd keep up if we were going in and out of it...........lol

I don't know how much if any the insulating I've done so far helps.
The upper cabinets and under the couch with reflectix and a layer
of those puzzle mats from Sam's Club over the reflectix under the
couch.

It was all easy to work with. All I needed was a tape measure
and a pair of scissors.

I planned on doing under the bed and lower cabinets, but couldn't
find my round toit.
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The cold front has reached us. Today at this time it is 20 degrees outside,
ice on our walkways. My Snoozy monitor reports 40 degrees inside the Snoozy.
I was thinking of taking a picture of it in hybernation, but couldn't decide to call
it Mr. Lonely, or Miss Lonely.
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When transporting with my Hauley to deliver books and gift items, at this time of year people will remark on how cold the merchandise is. I tell them we keep the inventory chilled so it arrives fresh.

Herschel, don't you and your wife grow old, I hear it's heck.
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When transporting with my Hauley to deliver books and gift items, at this time of year people will remark on how cold the merchandise is. I tell them we keep the inventory chilled so it arrives fresh.

Herschel, don't you and your wife grow old, I hear it's heck.
boy is that wright I remember ( o no I forgot ) well maybe ?
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Now with this really cold weather, it's obvious we don't
have a winter trailer unless we can come up with a heater
that really works.........lol

Got down to 34*. I checked that little heater. It was warm,
but the light wasn't on. don't know if it quit or what. I carried
a Eden Pure infrared heater out there. Still holding above freezing.


Outside temp 18*, 33* inside Snoozy right now.

Hope it will hold as it falls to 3* later tonight.
I'm thinking it might work better if there were some warm
bodies inside.............LOL
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Snoozy temp is now 30*
Hope not to have unexpected problems later.
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