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Old 08-16-2015, 07:21 AM   #1
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lil snoozy or casita

I am trying to decide between a lil snoozy and a casita.
What were the factors that caused you to choose one over the other?

My wife and I plan to camp primarily in the southeast, sometimes with our young granddaughters. And we plan to make a few cross country trips when we retire.

Thank you for your help.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:30 AM   #2
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Hi John. to FiberglassRV. I don't own either brand, but would ask... why those two? The build type and layouts are totally different. And when you say Casita... which model are you considering?
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:55 AM   #3
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Go with a 17' Casita and never look back.
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:23 AM   #4
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In that size class I would seriously consider an Escape 17B (with the bunk option, since you mentioned grandkids). I like its lighter weight (compared to a Casita 17), open floor plan, and flexible front arrangement (dinette, couch, or bunks).
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:11 PM   #5
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The Casita is nice but very little headroom 5"11 -for 16 ft or 6"1 headroom for 17ft . The casita is a very heavy trailer for it's size .

The Snoozy has a full queen bed and a 6ft couch that coverts to a bed plus less tounge weight and less weight .The snoozy has 6"4 in headroom. The snoozy is a full fiberglass travel trailer vs wood floors for scamps and I believe parkliners and maybe casita? also

Go to Lil snoozy .com and you will see standard and optional equipment .

The 17ft escape is a real nice trailer also .
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:54 AM   #6
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I live in Georgia, and I can get to SC or Tx much easier than BC.
I am considering the 17' Casita Dx, possibly with the bunk option.
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lil snoozy or casita

That's a big obstacle, I agree.

What I personally don't care for about the Casita bunk option is that (unlike Escape) theirs doesn't preserve the dinette function, and you give up a nice big window.

With the L'il Snoozy I seem to recall they are all-electric these days. I value the flexibility of being able to camp without hookups sometimes. I'm also a little hesitant about the long-term performance of their hull design. Based on one forum member's reported experience with a stress fracture around the door, the double-layer fiberglass sandwich might be a bit tricky to repair.

I think I would try to get a first-hand look at all three before making a decision.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:49 AM   #8
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Study the material used to make the shell on the Lil Snoozy. It is a different process which can affect durability as well as repairability.
The Casita is conventional molded fiberglass using the same proven process used by the rest of the industry.
There are those who believe that all change is improvement, if you are one of them, buy the Lil Snoozy.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:59 AM   #9
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I live in Georgia, and I can get to SC or Tx much easier than BC.
I am considering the 17' Casita Dx, possibly with the bunk option.
Consider all options then buy what you like the best.
Backus MN can be a nice trip...

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Old 08-17-2015, 11:37 AM   #10
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Try to attend a rally and see them for yourself we had the 17 Casita LD and loved it but no third bed option but did have the queen bed to fit all. The big difference is the Fiberglass cabinets in the casita which I really liked compared to the wood in all the others one reason we went with the Oliver for our second trailer.
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:04 PM   #11
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The biggest reason I went with the LiL Snoozy is the hull. 3/8 to 1/2 thick. You can walk on it. The others hull is about 1/8 . They are so thin the cabinets have to help them hold their shape. Rivets, the Scamp and Casita have rivets through the hull. I have read about door fitting problems, rotting floors etc. The LS has no holes in the roof to leak.
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Other than location of the factory, what do you like on each unit and why are you having difficulty deciding between the two? Matching them up, side by side, what is it that you see that might be an issue, something that might not work? Something you wish was different? I take it you are aware of bed sizes which can be a deciding factor. Also, look at refrigerator size if you'll be crossing the country.
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:17 PM   #13
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The biggest reason I went with the LiL Snoozy is the hull. 3/8 to 1/2 thick. You can walk on it. The others hull is about 1/8 . They are so thin the cabinets have to help them hold their shape. Rivets, the Scamp and Casita have rivets through the hull. I have read about door fitting problems, rotting floors etc. The LS has no holes in the roof to leak.
I take it you are not aware of spalling of the truly eggshell thick outer layer,and its comparative lack of impact resistance, especially in the area of small voids.
I think I would refrain from walking on it if I were you.
I have seen just about everything that breaks on just about every make of fiberglass trailer and still see them as far superior to stick built trailers. ( Lil' Snoozy included)

When you find a bunch of 30year old Lil'Snoozys we can compare durability and I really hope yours holds up as well as the Casitas, Scamps, Bolers,LoveBugs, etc. with already proven track records.
Mine is practically like new, but it has only eleven years of heavy use.
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I recall being in a Casita and feeling more cramped than in our 13' Trillium.

Lil Snoozy is more like a stick built as far as room.
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