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Old 07-20-2017, 11:43 PM   #43
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Appreciate the feedback. Yeah, it gets tricky fast when you live out of state and are not retired with work and kids and pets ETC. Glad to hear you got your generator cover. I have never seen one (snoozy) but aren't the walls soft vinyl? I wondered if the cats would pull on the wall covering if it was soft vinyl.
Nope, walls are solid surface. I think fg gelcoat, plus maybe a coat of paint (not sure). No fabric or vinyl.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:11 PM   #44
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Please share your info here Tony Cheers
We are officially going to be Snoozy owners! Visited St. Matthews today and put down the deposit. Richard is a really nice guy and spent about an hour with us going through all of our questions. I compared the build quality between the Snoozy and the Casita, and in my opinion, it's night and day better. The wait time is 6-8 months currently. I believe he said there were 23 orders ahead of ours. Recently they hired additional staff and he felt better about where they were with their suppliers.

Long story short, I was impressed. The one (and only) thing I was disappointed with was the height of the Snoozy. The advertised height was 7'10.5". In fact, it is 8' 1.25" (we leveled a snoozy and measured it). This was bad news for me since my garage opening is 7'10.5". I have a solution for storage but it will just involve swapping out the tires with something smaller. I mentioned to Richard they should update their website to reflect the corrected height.

While it's tough to have to wait till next Jan-March (Casita was going to be ready 10/5), I know it's the right R/V for us and know it will be worth the wait!
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:28 PM   #45
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Hope to see you soon in the campground. Congratulations are in order! It sounds like you have done your research and are solid in your decision. Now - Casita will have to refund you some of your down payment (I wonder if you can "sell" your production slot to someone else that would like one sooner?)
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:30 PM   #46
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Hope to see you soon in the campground. Congratulations are in order! It sounds like you have done your research and are solid in your decision. Now - Casita will have to refund you some of your down payment (I wonder if you can "sell" your production slot to someone else that would like one sooner?)


Thank you! We are very excited :-)

I already contacted Casita to cancel the order and request our deposit be returned. I am out $200, but it was the right decision for us.

Onward and Upward
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Congratulations Tony! I know your excitement. We can't wait to pick ours up next month, but the time will pass quickly!
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Thank you! We are very excited :-)

I already contacted Casita to cancel the order and request our deposit be returned. I am out $200, but it was the right decision for us.

Onward and Upward
Congrats Tony, I like the LS too. Being out $200 in the RV or marine world is cheap
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:26 AM   #49
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Long story short, I was impressed. The one (and only) thing I was disappointed with was the height of the Snoozy. The advertised height was 7'10.5". In fact, it is 8' 1.25" (we leveled a snoozy and measured it). This was bad news for me since my garage opening is 7'10.5". I have a solution for storage but it will just involve swapping out the tires with something smaller. I mentioned to Richard they should update their website to reflect the corrected height.
Like the old story of the truck driver and the low bridge, jut let the air out of the tires.

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You will like the cassette toilet. I know a lot of the Snoozy owners. We all like it. Several posters on here give it some flak but it is just down right cleaner and more convenient.
That, sir, is your opinion and nothing more. While other owner's may say they like it, as with anything else it may be a defensive reaction resulting from not wanting to admit that they bought something they do not really like (love the one you're with). Maybe they truly do like it but I would personally not trust the judgement of anyone who has never owned a trailer with a holding tank system. I have dealt with cassette toilets and do not find them convenient, particularly the frequency with which they must be emptied and I don't relish the thought of using a campground toilet after some inconsiderate, sloppy owner discharged his cassette in that stall (read SPLASH). All I am saying is that it is a stretch for anyone to state an assumption that someone else will "love" something that you find appealing. And just because I have stated that I dislike cassette toilets doesn't mean that I am implying that anyone else will "hate" it or that I am "giving it flak." There are, after all, at least two sides to every issue.
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:21 AM   #51
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Like the old story of the truck driver and the low bridge, jut let the air out of the tires.

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Yes, Exactly! I'm just wondering if I can let ALL the air out of the tires. I have a large air compressor in my garage so putting air back in is nor problem. I might just have to jack it up a bit on each side and give the tire a good shake as air is going in for the bead to catch
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Or squirt WD40 around the bead and throw a match at it like we used to do.
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Or squirt WD40 around the bead and throw a match at it like we used to do.
I used starting fluid (ether) to seat beads on big truck tires before we got one of those air tanks. For Tony, there have been lots of ideas to lower the height, roll it on rims only, no tires. Others have made a small disc wheel out of steel or even plywood. Some use dollies like those used to roll a car around in a shop.
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I used starting fluid (ether) to seat beads on big truck tires before we got one of those air tanks. For Tony, there have been lots of ideas to lower the height, roll it on rims only, no tires. Others have made a small disc wheel out of steel or even plywood. Some use dollies like those used to roll a car around in a shop.


Thanks for the comments here. Richard offered to give me a set of the cheaper aluminum rims to use and I'll use my impact gun to "hot swap" them out. To make sure the concrete doesn't get marked up too bad I'll roll it on plywood. Will take about 20 minutes but it will make my HOA happy and keep the Snoozy out of the elements :-)
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Anyone have any thoughts on using something like this to rest the drum on if I remove the wheel and set it on this to roll it into the garage? I don't see any obvious concerns but others might think of something that I don't see. I think this will be the easiest (this way I'm only removing the wheels once and putting them back on once).
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Let's assume your Lil Snoozy has no ground clearance issues.

Let's next assume you have a relatively level driveway.

The first time, I believe I might have two neighbors ready as spotters

Then I would consider utilizing a tow dolly like one of these:

Trailer Dollies | Trailers + Towing | Northern Tool + Equipment

You could also utilize a floor jack or two. Manned if you move trailer on them.
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