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Old 03-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #15
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I drive 60-65 mph and average 11 MPG.
I'm not a Snoozy owner but am following this topic with interest and would like to ask a couple of questions of you, Mike:

What's your tow vehicle, and what mileage do you typically get with it when you're not towing?
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Do I understand correctly that you wouldn't be using the new trailer for anything but hauling cargo?

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:53 PM   #16
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I'm not a Snoozy owner but am following this topic with interest and would like to ask a couple of questions of you, Mike:

What's your tow vehicle, and what mileage do you typically get with it when you're not towing?
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Do I understand correctly that you wouldn't be using the new trailer for anything but hauling cargo?

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See post #6. And yes, probably not for anything but cargo.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:37 PM   #17
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Thanks, Mike!

I must be blind as a bat to have missed it...

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Old 03-11-2013, 10:24 PM   #18
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2010 -f150 -4.6 V8 4door crew cab most fo the time the mpg is 15.6 -16.2 60 to 65 mph towing 19 to 20.5 solo one time towing i got 14 in the rocky mts. and one time 18.5 in south tx . hope this helps .
Thanks Herschel. You've put a fair number of miles on that rig, I think, so that's some solid results.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:39 PM   #19
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I get about 22 when pulling my boler in the mountains 26mpg with out boler
I have a 2001 dodge diesel with a few tunes
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:10 PM   #20
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Have you looked at this type trailer?
Buy & Sell New & Used Trailers Fiberglass Enclosed Utility Motorycle Trailer at TrailerShopper.com
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:40 PM   #21
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Can't recall seeing a Sport Tec trailer before. I have looked at a couple of similar ones. Problem with them has been, none of them were large enough. I need a good 70 square feet of floor space and payload of 2000 lbs. But thanks for pointing that one out. Maybe I can research and see if that company ever made a larger model.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:34 PM   #22
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Hey, Mike!

About that 2,000 pound payload need:

I think the curb weight of the Snoozy is around 2200 pounds and gross 3500 (?), though of course that's presumably with its ordinary fixtures. Are you thinking that the bare shell would come in at 1500 or so?

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IIRC the bare shell version is 1100 lbs.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:30 PM   #24
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Only 1100 pounds! You're good, then.

I'm amazed at how much the finishwork must weigh...it's not often we have that sort of info re. FG trailers, so this is real interesting to me.

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If we're allowed to deviate from Lil Snoozy to other moulded fiberglass cargo options, I'll point out the Shuttle by Trailers Unlimited; an appropriate model might be a 6'x12' SH2000-S6 (single-axle, 6' wide body). They're here in Edmonton, but someone much closer might build something similar. The body of the models up to 6' wide is moulded in a single piece, and the rear opening is framed in steel and equipped with steel-framed fiberglass doors (I don't know how they handle side doors, but they offer them). It doesn't have a Snoozy's sophistication of body construction - it's just a gelcoated single layer shell like most of our trailers, with wood stiffeners 'glassed on the interior walls so they don't "drum" - but it's moulded fiberglass.

At least two Edmonton companies (Budget and Trailers Unlimited themselves) rent these out, and the ones I've seen (probably hundreds of times) appear in good shape, so they seem to stand up well.

The photo on the S6 page unfortunately shows a smaller model, but by coincidence it has the spare tire positioning which I suggested in another Snoozy thread.
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Great link, Brian- those Shuttles look pretty nice.

I'm surprised nobody's bought one and posted on here about converting it for camping etc...though you have to go up in size quite a bit to get more than six feet of headroom, the prices are sure reasonable.

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Shuttle, I haven't seen them before. They look like they could work. I wonder what is involved in getting one of these into the USA from Canada?
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Probably a lot easier than trying to get a private-sale travel trailer across, since you'd be getting it from an actual manufacturer!

Here's an NHTSA link that describes some requirements.

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