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Old 02-19-2012, 03:30 PM   #29
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Alan, as a practical matter, this is really just a conventional solar system. You really can't be running a refrigerator or an air conditioner off from it, .
I suspect the solar system being discussed here would probable do the trick in keeping the battery up if the Snooze has one of the new high efficiency rated electric fridges. Have a friend with a newer trailer and only an electric fridge - they dry camp a lot with a solar system of the same wattage and it seems to do the trick. Not like the old 3 way fridge in my trailer which would drain the battery faster than you could plug the solar in!
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I suspect the solar system being discussed here would probable do the trick in keeping the battery up if the Snooze has one of the new high efficiency rated electric fridges. Have a friend with a newer trailer and only an electric fridge - they dry camp a lot with a solar system of the same wattage and it seems to do the trick. Not like the old 3 way fridge in my trailer which would drain the battery faster than you could plug the solar in!
Interesting. How much power would a high efficiency refrigerator use?
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:12 PM   #31
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I was just informed by another member the 30% credit is only available for your primary residence unless you full time in your rv.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:21 PM   #32
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Interesting. How much power would a high efficiency refrigerator use?
10.5 watts average for a 1.8 cubic foot model. These numbers are based on 90 degree ambient temperature, 40 degree fridge temp, and roughly 30% run-time (actual running wattage is 38.4, but the fridge only runs about 30% of the time under these conditions). These refrigerators are, in my mind, the ONLY way to go for an RV install.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:20 PM   #33
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10.5 watts average for a 1.8 cubic foot model. These numbers are based on 90 degree ambient temperature, 40 degree fridge temp, and roughly 30% run-time (actual running wattage is 38.4, but the fridge only runs about 30% of the time under these conditions). These refrigerators are, in my mind, the ONLY way to go for an RV install.
That's pretty impressive. I assume these are compressor type refrigerators.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:04 PM   #34
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This is all very interesting reading, can't wait to see the pictures. My husband and I are hopeful future owners of one of these neat little travel trailers.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:39 PM   #35
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No, I did not look at the Escape., though I have read good things about them. British Columbia is a long way from Pa and my search stopped in Rice, Texas.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:38 PM   #36
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Wake Up Lil Boozy!

First off, congrats to Pitt Bill on his new Lil Snoozy! You'll love it. We are gearing up for our first spring run, and are just discussing where to go first.
I think it will be in N. Carolina.
Old Man Snoozy...this is for you...Please post some pics of the changes you have been talking about in the threads. I want to see the front tongue enclosure, the fender things, and pics of the changes to the cabinets. I have to keep up with the new stuff and might have to get out the tools when we aren't camping. Any talk of a rally this spring? We had fun last fall with y'all.
RuthG, let's plan a Lil Snoozy get together. Happy Trails!
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:15 AM   #37
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Glenn, Thank you for your encouragement and most of all thanks to you, and Ruth G as both of you influenced our decision to go with Lil Snoozy after researching trailers for far too long. We will pick up our trailer next week and are very excited. Alan and Nickolas have been great to work with like you both said they would be. I just hope I have not been too much of a pain in their neck with questions and requests. If I have been, they have not let on.
We will pick up our trailer on Monday, April 2 and camp nearby before heading back to Pittsburgh on Friday with a boondocking in WV Friday evening.
Alan and Nickolas have sent us some pictures and the extra cabinets look great. I really like how they moved the sink forward and installed a floor to air conditioner closet with a shelf. The new tongue cover and air conditioner cover Alan talked about looks equally good. The additional cabinet and closet will be much utilized after I retire and we begin extended trips lasting up to four months at a time.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:34 PM   #38
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Snoozy Mods

hey Bill,

Any chance YOU could post pics of the tongue and fender covers and the changes they made inside: cabinets, ac cover etc, so we can keep up with the Jones'. It's the downside of getting in on the frontside, if you know what I mean!? No regrets though, we love our Lil Boozy and will be camping soon! Thanks
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:33 PM   #39
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Still hoping for pics from new owners!
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Been re- reading all the info on the Snoozy tonight and this was a thread I had missed, so I was hoping some of the new owners would post pics as mentioned (hoping to hear from Herschel soon!). I thought it would be silly to start a new thread...


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I do not have the fender covers. I could post pictures of the other mods if I was that technologically savvy. I have to wait for one of our adult children, of which all live out of the area, to come by and do it.
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Thanks Bill! I'll try to be patient! I recently got an iPad and the 11 yr. old does things with it I didn't even know it did!!!!

Congrats on your Snoozy--I'm betting you have a great summer!
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