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Old 06-08-2017, 03:43 PM   #15
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My wife 100% rejected an Escape and would not even consider Casita. Shooting from the hip about a Casita since we have not seen a Lil Snoozy.

First the interior is simply nicer. Second the optional window makes it feel far more spacious. Third, she thinks the foam core construction in the Lil Snoozy is a far superior form of insulation. It looks better, possibly more effective (debating that one), will not absorb kitchen smells (her concern from talking to a pervious owner), and can be cleaned easily in case of molding. Fourth it is bigger due to length. Last she really like the color options of the Lil Snoozy.

The wheels do concern me from driving a school bus. My friend joked about having the right of way by tonnage, and he was correct. I do not expect people to get out my way when driving an RV. The narrower wheels of a Casita really appeals to me.
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:18 PM   #16
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Casita and Lil Snoozys are both fine egg campers. We love our Casita. However, we bought used and bought what was available on the used egg market at the time that we were looking.

If u can afford either, I would go with the one I wanted. If the price difference is a major issue, you can't go wrong with a Casita.

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Dean, you are 100% correct. If you get what you want the first time then you'll never regret it. The last few weeks I've been reading and researching and have almost convinced myself to spend a few extra bucks and get something in which I can have a recliner. The snoozy is about the only thing that will fit in as far as these small fiberglass trailers. It'll cost more but I will be very comfortable.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:25 PM   #17
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I've seen the Snoozy and really liked the layout. However, that "simplicity" comes with a loss of versatility - the ability to power your refrigeration, heat and cooking with LP gas gives you more options as far as where you can camp. But it all depends on your style of camping.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:37 PM   #18
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For my purpose, the lp is not really that important. I will usually be where I have AC access. If not the battery can power the refrigerator for a while. Plus I'm not really a camp cook. I am single I have an '86 Argosy/Airstream and I have a Nu-Way hitchhiker 5th wheel. In 20 years I have never used the range for cooking. I'm not so much a camper in the woods as I am a traveler who likes to take his house with him. And I'm single.

Both of these trailers have eventually sprung gas leaks which is extremely inconvenient until you find the leak and can have it repaired. So not having to worry about propane as fine with me.
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Old 06-21-2017, 02:56 PM   #19
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My two bits -- Check the trailer width. The Casita is 6'8" so can be towed without extra length side mirrors and provides excellent vision in traffic. Several others are 8' wide and are a bear in traffic.
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Thanks for pointing that out. I am sooooo overwhelmed shopping these
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:32 PM   #20
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I kind of liked the Little Snoozy's but checked them a bit further reading this thread and found some complete deal breakers for me to consider them. First, no propane appliances. I run the fridge continually on the road and seldom get an electrical site. In the northern climate we also run propane furnaces all the time as well. The second is the toilet. Some swear by the cassette toilet, some swear at it. I wasn't much aware of them but after watching this video I feel enlightened enough to never get one. Be sure to watch the end of the video.



And I suspect some will chime in that cassette toilets are not so bad to dump in a public restroom rather than at home, gross! I will stick to black then grey water hoses as they are no big deal. Grey water flushes out the black pretty well.
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The need to manually empty a cassette toilet is simply gross to me, and I would never own an RV that had one. If that's all I had, I would either use the public facilities or head off into the woods with a shovel.

But generally I like the design and the quality of the Lil Snoozy. I particularly like the sandwiched design of the hull fiberglass and the Red Oak interior cabinetry. I think they'd appeal to a much larger customer base if plumbed for a black tank, and perhaps adding propane and a cooktop.
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My two bits -- Check the trailer width. The Casita is 6'8" so can be towed without extra length side mirrors and provides excellent vision in traffic.
The interior width of the Snoozy is 6 ft. 6 in. So the exterior width is probably 6'8" not counting the extra inch on each side of the center band. Hmmm.

From tire to tire, it is 8'.
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I emptied our cassette toilet once at home, now i almost always dump it at the RV dump station. It's not a particularly pleasant experience but it's not so off putting that i would change it out to a different system. It might also have been the conditioner they used. The sample stuff you get with Thetfords is just terrible. I changed over to another product and I really found it not that bad
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Please share the name of the other product you are using. Some of us don't want a hazmat team called in if we dump in a public place.
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Please share the name of the other product you are using. Some of us don't want a hazmat team called in if we dump in a public place.
We use "Happier Camper". No odors.
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We use "Happier Camper". No odors.
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I think you're referring to "Happy Campers" holding tank treatment?

"Happier Camper" is a new brand of fiberglass trailer based in LA.
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I kind of liked the Little Snoozy's but checked them a bit further reading this thread and found some complete deal breakers for me to consider them. First, no propane appliances. I run the fridge continually on the road and seldom get an electrical site. In the northern climate we also run propane furnaces all the time as well. The second is the toilet. Some swear by the cassette toilet, some swear at it. I wasn't much aware of them but after watching this video I feel enlightened enough to never get one. Be sure to watch the end of the video.


And I suspect some will chime in that cassette toilets are not so bad to dump in a public restroom rather than at home, gross! I will stick to black then grey water hoses as they are no big deal. Grey water flushes out the black pretty well.
I hope you are not getting all your camping advise from these two. The Thetford Curve is a porta potty not a cassette. The cassette toilet tank comes out of an exterior hatch on the Snoozy. We have never had the problems they describe. If they used an additive there is no unpleasant smell. To each his own.
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We have never had the problems they describe. If they used an additive there is no unpleasant smell. To each his own.
So you don't really have a problem with the cassette toilet, emptying it Etc? Did it take awhile to get used to it? That was the only thing that really turned me off from the little snoozy at first but now I'm thinking it may not be so bad considering the good points. And what chemicals do you use?
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