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Old 01-02-2012, 02:23 PM   #15
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Bill,

Thanks for your considered comments. I am always interested in the whys.

Propane question. I guess I don't understand the insurance/propane issue. I once looked up propane deaths and they are extremely rare.

I do see the advantage of mainstream appliance, particularly when they are equivalents like the AC unit. We use a $100 ac unit and is more than adequate.

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Why is the shell of the Snoozy stronger than other brands?

I agree about the caps, the rigs would look better without them though I've yet to see one leak on our 21 year old Scamp.

All in all choosing a fiberglass trailer is a good choice, people are continually impressed that ours is 21 years old. Equally I was impressed by all the Bolers we saw in Canada that were 30-40 years old.

Thank you for the information,
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #16
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Since your trailer is all electric,will you buy a generator?
Harbor freight has one which has the advantage of being easily and cheaply replaced. Many people prefer the Honda though, at four times the price, claiming you get what you pay for.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:38 PM   #17
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For information purposes:
Why is the shell of the Snoozy stronger than other brands?



Thank you for the information,
I think the Snoozy shell is a laminate really of fiberglass sandwiching a foam core.
That would have to make it stronger and better insulated than any other Egg I know of?
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:43 PM   #18
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Since your trailer is all electric,will you buy a generator?
Harbor freight has one which has the advantage of being easily and cheaply replaced. Many people prefer the Honda though, at four times the price, claiming you get what you pay for.
Floyd

I will never buy anything again at Harbor Freight no matter how simple and mundane.

I had a Shovel Head break from there,not the handle but the scoop!
Trust me it was not due to the level of exertion in its use either.

I love my Honda Generator and I think I told you when I got mine a group of us got a deal on 19 of them in one shot off of a Microsoft Touring display where none of them had been used much but none were new either.

Every one of them starts on the first or second pull even 5 years after getting them and most of us use them for Ham radio activity a lot.

Just not worth it to me to buy cheap for something of such potential importance some day.

But thats just me?
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:59 PM   #19
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What about heat options?
Cube heater

This works fine for me. I don't do extreme cold camping.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:07 PM   #20
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Propane question. I guess I don't understand the insurance/propane issue. I once looked up propane deaths and they are extremely rare.


Thank you for the information,
My guess as to why they are discouraged from installing propane is the same as my reason for no longer working on propane A 100% INCREASE IN LIABILITY INSURANCE RATES!!!!!!!!! Without ever having a claim, working on propane equipment doubles my liability rates. At lowes check gas water heater prices. A propane water heater costs more becaues of liability issues, not because the parts cost more etc. etc. etc.

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Old 01-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #21
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Hello Bill and congratulations on the new rig. In the care and feeding section of the forum there is a thread on trailer height. It was suggested that Lil Snoozy data would make a good addition. You got one!! How about it? Raz

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I will never buy anything again at Harbor Freight no matter how simple and mundane.

I had a Shovel Head break from there,not the handle but the scoop!
Trust me it was not due to the level of exertion in its use either.

I love my Honda Generator and I think I told you when I got mine a group of us got a deal on 19 of them in one shot off of a Microsoft Touring display where none of them had been used much but none were new either.

Every one of them starts on the first or second pull even 5 years after getting them and most of us use them for Ham radio activity a lot.

Just not worth it to me to buy cheap for something of such potential importance some day.
But thats just me?
Ed;
So does that mean you got my point ... Or was I too subtle???...

Bill;
Do you have your mirrors set so that you can easily see the fenders?I have often towed my Car dolly and I found that to be important.

Also... What are you towing it with?
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:14 PM   #23
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Ed;
So does that mean you got my point ... Or was I too subtle???...

Bill;
Do you have your mirrors set so that you can easily see the fenders?I have often towed my Car dolly and I found that to be important.

Also... What are you towing it with?
I tow with a Jeep Cherokee. I'm not sure how the mirrors will be. I had no problem with my pop-up. The Lil Snoozy is slightly wider.
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I tow with a Jeep Cherokee. I'm not sure how the mirrors will be. I had no problem with my pop-up. The Lil Snoozy is slightly wider.
The only danger I see is the that if your mirrors are set to see only down the side of the trailer you may forget about the fenders. I have seen a few accidents caused that way with car dollies and boat trailers.
In two cases ,one boat and one car dolly they got too close to the temporary concrete barriers in road construction zones. The problem is exacerbated in that case, due to the tapered shape of the barriers, which can make you think there is more clearance than there really is. The dolly actually climbed the barrier and flipped the towed car, wrecking the truck and blocking traffic. The boat trailer just climbed part way up and bounced off with damage to the fender and wheel.
I have lent out my car trailer which has external fenders, and had it come back with fender and light damage more than once. In one case a friend was watching the car and he hit the side of his garage door opening with the fender resulting in damage to his building and my trailer.
This is something that is not a problem as long as the driver is aware and keeps it in mind.
But it is worth mentioning, like closing vents and making sure the garage door is all the way up for top clearance when it is close. Or knowing the height of your trailer before entering a station or drive up!
Enjoy your new trailer! Maybe we will meet at a rally some day!
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The only danger I see is the that if your mirrors are set to see only down the side of the trailer you may forget about the fenders. I have seen a few accidents caused that way with car dollies and boat trailers.
In two cases ,one boat and one car dolly they got too close to the temporary concrete barriers in road construction zones. The problem is exacerbated in that case, due to the tapered shape of the barriers, which can make you think there is more clearance than there really is. The dolly actually climbed the barrier and flipped the towed car, wrecking the truck and blocking traffic. The boat trailer just climbed part way up and bounced off with damage to the fender and wheel.
I have lent out my car trailer which has external fenders, and had it come back with fender and light damage more than once. In one case a friend was watching the car and he hit the side of his garage door opening with the fender resulting in damage to his building and my trailer.
This is something that is not a problem as long as the driver is aware and keeps it in mind.
But it is worth mentioning, like closing vents and making sure the garage door is all the way up for top clearance when it is close. Or knowing the height of your trailer before entering a station or drive up!
Enjoy your new trailer! Maybe we will meet at a rally some day!
Regards;Floyd
Check the laws.....
As a quick check it appears that 31 States require a view directly behind of 200' or less.

OK Floyd time to go to work and prove me wrong.
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Bill,

If you are retired and able it would sure be great to see you and your rig way out west for the July OR gathering. I hope someday to see a Lil Snoozy, but I bet it will be east of the Mississippi. Oh, and if you went to the OR gathering maybe your weight could be intered in the data base.

Floyd, really good to mention the fender issue. I've thought of the wider fenders but did not think of mirror placement. I can see where we who aren't used to that type of trailer could screw up.

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:46 PM   #27
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Bill,

Congratulations on ordering the lil snoozy. I hope and expect you will be extremely happy with it.

I've taken out my lil snoozy on six long weekend camping trips this past year, and have totally loved getting away. It's such a pleasure to have a little camper, packed and ready to go. All I have to do is get the food, and the dogs and it's off on an adventure.

When are you getting your snoozy?

I sure wish it was warmer, and that I could escape for a weekend. Last winter we had a warm weekend in February , and we actually went camping for one night. Hopefully, this year too.

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Check the laws.....
As a quick check it appears that 31 States require a view directly behind of 200' or less.

OK Floyd time to go to work and prove me wrong.
I think it's actually less here in Illannoy, but that wasn't my point.
The point was to set the mirror low enough to put the fender in the field of vision so that you would be constantly reminded of their presence and position.
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