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Old 05-15-2016, 05:53 PM   #1
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Lil Snoozy peek??

Hi all, we are new here! We are very interested in the Lil Snoozy but are in Texas. Would there be someone out there that perhaps owns one closer to us that wouldn't mind us having a peek before we think seriously about ordering? We have looked at it and the 16' Scamp (which we are also trying to get a look at - but when we see one listed it's gone before we get a chance ha)

Looking forward to all we can learn on this group
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:01 AM   #2
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Welcome, Laura!

If you don't get any offers here, I know Scamp has a referral program, and I suspect Lil Snoozy might, too. Their sales department sets you up with a nearby owner willing to give you a tour. No obligation to purchase, but if you do, the owner gets a small bonus. Win-win.

I am curious though... Many people cross-shop Scamp and Casita, but this seems an unusual match-up. They are about as different as two molded fiberglass trailers can possibly be. What led you to these two?

Scamp: old-school design, side entry, traditional lined single-wall shell, treated OSB subfloor, riveted fiberglass cabinetry, propane/electric appliances, small (45"x76") convertible main bed, flush toilet with black tank, electric brakes, painted steel frame, compact size, limited headroom, lighter weight

Lil Snoozy: new design, rear entry, double-layer honeycomb core unlined shell, full fiberglass bathtub floor, bonded wood cabinetry, electric-only appliances, large (60"x80") permanent main bed, cassette toilet, hydraulic surge brakes, galvanized frame, larger size, more headroom, heavier weight

Have you looked at Escape? An Escape 17 would be an in-between choice, size-wise, and combines some of the best attributes of both. Not to discourage you from either Scamp or Lil Snoozy- they're all great trailers, just different.

And the obvious, as you're in Texas- Casita... no?

Best wishes finding the one that's perfect for you!
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:38 AM   #3
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Best feature, in my opinion, is the wide aisle width. Important if you have big dogs!
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:17 PM   #4
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Smile Lil Snoozy

With our precious United States going to h#!! in a handbasket I chose a Lil Snoozy because of the many features which allow to go off grid with their options ie: solar etc.
I too am just a few hours away from Castia but Lil Snoozy remains my first choice, too many better features to mention (for me). Don't be in a hurry, take your time, find out which is better for YOU. Prov. 11:14
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:11 AM   #5
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Hello Laura!

There are several LilSnoozy owners living in Texas. What area do you live? My husband and I just showed off our "Belle" to a nice gentlemen from Mexico, (moving back to the USA ). If you are in my area,my husband and I would be honored.

You might want to also check the forum with LilSnoozy owners website. You might get more information.


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Old 05-25-2016, 07:12 AM   #6
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Interesting comparison, thanx

These notes are rare to find for anyone shopping. This kind of comparison can become confusing when shoppers are leading with their hearts and not their minds and fall in love with fit/finish and fail to notice important differences. Well put.

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Welcome, Laura!

If you don't get any offers here, I know Scamp has a referral program, and I suspect Lil Snoozy might, too. Their sales department sets you up with a nearby owner willing to give you a tour. No obligation to purchase, but if you do, the owner gets a small bonus. Win-win.

I am curious though... Many people cross-shop Scamp and Casita, but this seems an unusual match-up. They are about as different as two molded fiberglass trailers can possibly be. What led you to these two?

Scamp: old-school design, side entry, traditional lined single-wall shell, treated OSB subfloor, riveted fiberglass cabinetry, propane/electric appliances, small (45"x76") convertible main bed, flush toilet with black tank, electric brakes, painted steel frame, compact size, limited headroom, lighter weight

Lil Snoozy: new design, rear entry, double-layer honeycomb core unlined shell, full fiberglass bathtub floor, bonded wood cabinetry, electric-only appliances, large (60"x80") permanent main bed, cassette toilet, hydraulic surge brakes, galvanized frame, larger size, more headroom, heavier weight

Have you looked at Escape? An Escape 17 would be an in-between choice, size-wise, and combines some of the best attributes of both. Not to discourage you from either Scamp or Lil Snoozy- they're all great trailers, just different.

And the obvious, as you're in Texas- Casita... no?

Best wishes finding the one that's perfect for you!
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:55 PM   #7
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Laura, For what it's worth, the rear entrance of the Snoozy has its advantages for hauling longer things things like kayaks, bicycles and pole tents (load straight in length-wise), protected inside the camper while traveling, versus side entrances where long things often can't make the 90 degree turn on entering the camper. Just something else to think about....
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Another benefit to rear entrance-it's 28" wide and can have an optional ramp made for big dogs and/or wheelchair.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:59 AM   #9
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Hi, I am new and would like to comment on Lil Snoozy Travel Trailer. My Wife & I (both retired) live in Las Vegas and have decided that the Snoozy fits our needs. I flew to S.C. and placed our Snoozy Order on December 7th, 2016. We were told not to expect it to be finished until July. We ordered many options and are quite excited about the Trailer. I had never seen the trailer in person until my visit to the factory. I was hoping I might find an owner that would answer some questions:
1. Are the Surge brakes sufficient in most driving conditions? We have 7 pin connector.
2. If the Base Snoozy weighs 2,650lbs should we add 1,000 more lbs for personal belongings? I really have no idea, but would like to keep weight below 3,000lbs.
3. We are towing Snoozy with electric vehicle. Less weight the more range we have.
Do campgrounds have NEMI 14-50 outlets & NEMI 5-15 outlets at hookup location?
Thank you for any information you would like to share.
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:42 AM   #10
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Hi Scottie. I have towed a large variety of trailers over the last 48 years, and now have towed our Lil Snoozy 60,000 miles since 2014, and can say that the surge disc brakes work flawlessly. I am so pleased with the seamless operation of the brakes, and hope to never go back to electric brakes. I did connect the reverse lights wire from the tow vehicle to the solenoid on the trailer that blocks out the brakes while backing up, through the 7 pin connector. The Snoozy is so stable that we never experienced any sway, even while passing semi-trucks, cross winds, head winds, etc. I never had our LS weighed, but others have, and loaded for camping 2700-2800lbs was the average range of their trailers. I have found that most RV parks have 20, 30, and 50 amp service available. What brand of electric tow vehicle do you have? Congratulation on your LS purchase.
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Old 12-14-2016, 02:28 PM   #11
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Lil Snoozy comments & questions

Hi David,
Wow, thank you for answering my questions. I am really happy to hear about the surge brakes. I was a bit concerned about them after talking to others. Snoozy's owner told me the surge brakes were all that we need. As far as that wire from tow vehicle back-up lights, I will deal with it if I have to. I am hoping my Tesla's 7pin connector will have that taken care of. Is this something that all Snoozy owners have to do to block brakes when backing up?
We have been Tesla fans since 2014 and are pulling our new Snoozy with a Model X 90D. This vehicle has a towing package installed and can tow up to 5,000lbs.
It is a heavy vehicle and tops the scales at about 6,000lbs. Here is the part you might find interesting. It has a rated range of 255 miles. I have been reading towing effects range considerably. For example, range will be reduced by head-winds and mountains, and speed. I have read that trailer weight is not as important as aerodynamics when towing with model X. Weight will definitely effect range when towing up a mountain. Long story short, if I keep my speed around 50-55mph we can expect a range reduction of 50% on good terrain with little headwind. Our plans are to stick close to major interstate highways and Tesla Superchargers. I am pleasantly surprised about the weight you mentioned. I was thinking a loaded Snoozy might be more like 3500lbs. I am really happy to hear your 60Kmiles of experience adds up to happiness with Snoozy. I have a few more questions if you would not mind me asking?
Weight will de
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Can someone explain the major differences between the toilets found in a Casita/Scamp and Lil Snoozy?
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Old 12-14-2016, 03:12 PM   #13
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Lil Snoozy peek??

The Snoozy has a cassette toilet. Sort of like a porta-pottie. You remove the tank, transport it to the bathroom and dump it in a toilet or to the dump station. Most trailers have a holding tank and you go to the dump station, connect the waste hose to the trailer, and open the dump valve. I personally would not want to carry the cassette to an appropriate dumping location.

But......the Lil Snoozy is a nice trailer, cassette toilet or not!


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Thanks, Carl. I suspected as much. . . I like lots of the other options of the Lil Snoozy, but I think the toilet might be a deal breaker for me. I appreciate you taking the time for the explanation.

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