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Old 01-05-2012, 03:23 AM   #29
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No trips planned West of the Mississippi until I retire in two years.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:24 AM   #30
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I asked for pick-up in late April.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:11 AM   #31
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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.
Ah yes, Lil Snoozy has external fenders. The point being you want to see the widest point of the trailer.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:14 AM   #32
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No trips planned West of the Mississippi until I retire in two years.
I hope you enjoy Lil Snoozy as much as we've enjoyed our Scamp. Retirement and long trips go hand in hand. When you finally make out to Orygun let us know, maybe we can join you at some nice campground. Lots of them around here.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:43 AM   #33
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Late April. By any chance are you going to make your debut at the Townsend gathering April 19-21.

Every year we try to go to that, but are never able. The weather and our roads, illness, something always prevents it.

Have a wonderful time with your trailer. And do put OR in July on that retirement plan. I can not think of any place I like more for the month of July on the OR coast. This will be our fourth and probably last trek out there. I said that the last time we went too.

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Old 01-06-2012, 12:51 PM   #34
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Hi Bill: I am curious where you added cabinets in the Lil Snoozy. Also, when we were there thy did not offer an electric cook top. Is that something that they now install in the camper or are you talking about an electric hot plate? Sure do appreciate your telling us how things are going.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:02 PM   #35
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Ah yes, Lil Snoozy has external fenders. The point being you want to see the widest point of the trailer.
Close but not exactly... I can think of no other RV which has external fenders, and like car dollies and boat trailers, so unless you are towing with a dually, they require special attention be paid to them.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #36
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So Norm, do you think all the other trailer manufacturers who are offering propane must be paying exorbitant insurance rates but are willing to do so in order to offer propane as an option? Pricing doesnt seem to reflect a huge difference in insurance premiums. Just curios how the other manufacturers are handling the liablity issue or if they are grandfathered in at lower rates or if there is another loophole etc.

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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 01-06-2012, 02:11 PM   #37
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Maybe one could use those stick on round mirrors added to their side mirrors. I've used them with my popups and now my T@b. I like to see the side of the trailer with my stock mirror and the tires/ground with the little round mirror. That way I know exactly where it's tracking which is good when towing something unfamiliar to you. Those temporary concrete barriers in construction zones completely un-nerve me but at least I can see exactly how close my tires are to it with the little mirror while still watching the side of the trailer with my stock mirror. So far I've had no mishaps with any of my trailers although I hadn't towed more than a few hundred miles total between my 2 popups until I got my T@b last summer and took it from FL to TX to WY and back to FL. I just did 1700 miles round trip to TN so I've already probably at least tripled my towing total in the few short months I've had Tab-itha. I've only had to back her up maybe 3 times so I really need more of that practice. Always manage a pull-thru site, LOL.

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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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Old 01-06-2012, 02:39 PM   #38
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I opted for the additional windows. To have room for more cabinets I asked for the additional window over the counter (across from couch) to be of half size of usual option window. This would allow for a counter to ceiling cabinet just aft of the bed for hanging cloths.
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #39
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Hi Bill: I would really like to see pictures when you get the little snoozy. I would be very interested in seeing how that turns out.
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Propane, Electricity and gasoline

So Norm, do you think all the other trailer manufacturers who are offering propane must be paying exorbitant insurance rates but are willing to do so in order to offer propane as an option? Pricing doesnt seem to reflect a huge difference in insurance premiums. Just curios how the other manufacturers are handling the liablity issue or if they are grandfathered in at lower rates or if there is another loophole etc.

Melissa,

I admit to not knowing why propane is discouraged or not offered in some trailers. The safety record of propane is excellent as good or better than any fuel source including electricity.

If you're trailer doesn't have propane than you are probably carrying generator gasoline in a plastic container. It's hard to believe that is any less dangerous.

I do find it interesting that most people who buy an all electric trailers add propane, or at minimum cook with propane even if it's outside. This said life is about choices and for some people all electric is the choice.

I suspect that some day there will be all electric trailers that meet everyone's needs. Possibly Solar panels will be come more efficient and batteries will have higher energy densities making it possible to be off the grid without proapane tanks and power cords.

For today, I like propane. It's a wonderful backup to have around when the grid goes down.
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:53 PM   #41
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Congrats Bill, I think the Snoozy is a great little trailer. Got to see it in Pa. last year @ the Eastern Camp. You will have tons of fun getting it ready for your adventures.
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