Removed couch from Snoozy - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-12-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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Removed couch from Snoozy

I just removed the couch from my Snoozy.
Wife thought I had disappeared to work at the church.
But she found me in the Snoozy doing she didn't know what.......
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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I'm having trouble getting the pictures up but will keep at it.
I've also found a water leak problem, or should say I've found
the answer to some questions I've seen.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Okay, looks like I'm gonna have to do them one at a time.......lol.
This is the area under the couch after I got it out. I've been searching
for a way to insulate and begin in this area as it will be out of sight
and won't have to be pretty. Good place to practice. lol.

I was actually curious to see if I could figure out how to get this out.
And looking, I found water on the hinge at one end. Didn't examine
enough to see if the metal was rusty, but I'm thinking the balls of water
were rusty. When wife caught me and saw the water, she was glad I
pulled it out to get to a problem before it happened.

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Old 08-12-2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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Here the couch is upside down thrown up on the bed.
And the paneling on top of it that I guess is a dust catcher
for under the couch. I may replace it with some plywood.
Or just make some extra framing for it.

It was attached with 4 screws and washers near the wall on
both ends. And 2 screws on the end in front both ends. I had to drill
out two of these because they were rounded out (phillips).
With 12 screws and washers, the couch wasn't going anywhere.

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Thought I'd add that my gun holster (upper right) is now a flashlight holster.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:19 PM   #5
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Well, it let me do two at a time this time.......lol
I tried to get a closer look at the bolt patterns for mounting the couch.
There were four where the back and seat meet. And two at the outer
part of the seat.

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With this under my belt, I know I can now get it out if the need to
reupholster ever rears it's ugly head......

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Old 08-12-2013, 08:26 PM   #6
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I thought one big advantage of the Snoozy construction was that it was inherently well insulated from the foam filled double hull?

Have you already had reason to doubt this?
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:27 PM   #7
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Here's my last pic on this.
I don't know if you can see it or not, but there are 2 one inch
slots for the water to drain out of the window channel. In the
case for the back glass though, is the pane is outside the weep
slots. Wife was determined to find where the water had come
from. We've had 2 or 3 torrential down pours the last two weeks.
She disappeared and then reappeared with the garden hose and
while I watched she hosed the outside down. That's how I found
the water entry on this occasion. With the down pour, wind at just
the right angle, and the trailer tilting to the right (ground not level),
water made it's way in through the weep holes. I've got some rope
caulk I may be using on occasion to solve this little dilemma.

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Old 08-12-2013, 08:30 PM   #8
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I thought one big advantage of the Snoozy construction was that it was inherently well insulated from the foam filled double hull?

Have you already had reason to doubt this?
The Snoozy is actually a single hull.
It's just that it is a core with a layer on the outside and inside.
To my knowledge, the only real insulation is trapped air.

With mine, when it gets into the upper 90's and 100's the 8,000 BTU a/c will not keep it cool inside, especially if sitting in direct sun. The gelcoat is not as thick
as it should have been on my unit. Where we are the humidity is pretty high.

So, I guess each brand has some that slip through the cracks.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:46 PM   #9
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I found a picture of what a section of shell looks like.
These are the large window cutouts that are used as a rock guard
for the gray water tank under the trailer behind the axle. You can
see how they are (core) constructed. Pretty good design.

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Old 08-12-2013, 09:23 PM   #10
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We have an 8,000 BTU a/c in our Snoozy and it cooled just fine. Never had any problems with water leaks.
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There are several areas we can see light through the shell when the
sun is in the right positions. If we had gotten a proper gelcoat cover,
ours may have done better. Our leaks so far seem to be rain driven.
First one I left the bed window cracked. My bad. Once it rained in the
Fantastic Fan. But the water went down the shower drain. No problem.
No actual leaks so far. Hopefully I'll stay ahead of any that may occur.
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So sorry you can see light through the shell. We were lucky there! The only problem we had was in Texas this last winter by Corpus Christi. Running the heater caused a lot of condensation. We bought a dehumidifier and it fixed the problem.
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You have to run a dehumidifier with your heater? What brand/model did you buy? We have a condensation issue at the front at the joint in the hulls. We are concerned about the mattress getting ruined. Talked it out with the boys in Snoozyville, but have no real cure to the problem.
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Carl, Good detective work on finding the leak, I'll take the couch if your not going to use it.
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