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Old 11-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #15
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Where'd you install the stove? I presume it's not on the counter below the emergency escape window...or does the "propane-ready" package include relocation of that safety feature?

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It is below the escape window. We can exit through any of the windows except the two bedroom windows. We got the optional picture window and extra bedroom window. The stove and sink were moved slightly forward than usual because we ordered it with a closet under the air conditioner. This necessitated putting the fantastic fan on the rear shower wall. We were concerned that this would render the fan inadequate, but seems to have little effect on it's ability to move air through the trailer. The closet is much utilized. It is nice having a place to hang our jackets, my wife's dresses, and a set of dress cloths for myself.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:40 PM   #16
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Just trying to picture this correctly?

So the beds will have the foot down under the front where the slope comes down the most instead of the platform being there for the regular bed?

I remember they talked at first about selling a plain empty version so you could use as a hauler or build it out yourself and it sounds like there is a lot more room in there than it seems with the standard layout?

Did you get to see an empty one to figure this out?

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No, we figured it out after talking to Nicholas several times. After talking to him and his dad, they said that within the last week they have had 5 or 6 inquires about twin beds like we have been talking abt. Looks like they may offer it as an optional floor plan. Makes sense to us. Part of each bed will be able to hinge up with a support for storage. Must say they are very flexible unlike other company's.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:03 PM   #17
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No, we figured it out after talking to Nicholas several times. After talking to him and his dad, they said that within the last week they have had 5 or 6 inquires about twin beds like we have been talking abt. Looks like they may offer it as an optional floor plan. Makes sense to us. Part of each bed will be able to hinge up with a support for storage. Must say they are very flexible unlike other company's.
But the beds foot will be down near the nose?
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #18
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But the beds foot will be down near the nose?
Yea, after laying on the bed there front to back, the roof slope is a little shallow to sit up without hitting the roof. Head towards the back, and a small LED light for each bunk with a switch for reading. At the nose between the beds a small night stand with a drawer and opening for long pass through items and systems to go from one side to the other. Magazine rack on inside of night stand. Batteries as far aft as possible on left bunk along with charger and inverter. Water tank still under the jack knife sofa along with water pump. Still want the curtain to close off the sleeping chamber from the rest of the camper as I sometimes get up early and don't want to wake up my lovely wife as I read or whatever.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:00 PM   #19
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I've had some questions about pics at the Snoozy site and hope you Snoozy owners will be good enough to answer them...

The first pic shows the battery strapped to the floor under the bed- is that the standard installation?

The second shows the Honda Generator strapped on the tongue and plugged in to the trailer power cord- is it meant to be operated in that location?

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:11 PM   #20
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I've had some questions about pics at the Snoozy site and hope you Snoozy owners will be good enough to answer them...

The first pic shows the battery strapped to the floor under the bed- is that the standard installation?

The second shows the Honda Generator strapped on the tongue and plugged in to the trailer power cord- is it meant to be operated in that location?

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Yea, although I'm not a Snoozy owner yet but I think I can answer some questions. The battery location standard is under the bed on the left side. I have seen one there that was in for some changes and it had 2 batteries on the tongue in boxes with no generator. What we are doing is putting 2 batteries on the same side with access by lifting the bed. The generator soon will have an enclosure soon built by them to store it in. The power cord goes to the generator or shore hookup if you have hookups.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:18 PM   #21
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Yea, although I'm not a Snoozy owner yet but I think I can answer some questions. The battery location standard is under the bed on the left side. I have seen one there that was in for some changes and it had 2 batteries on the tongue in boxes with no generator. What we are doing is putting 2 batteries on the same side with access by lifting the bed. The generator soon will have an enclosure soon built by them to store it in. The power cord goes to the generator or shore hookup if you have hookups.
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Is that area under the bed sealed and vented to the outside somehow so as to prevent battery gases from entering the living space?

And I guess my generator question wasn't clear- I wondered if it's meant to be operated in the position shown in the picture...that is, just started up right there on the tongue.

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:22 PM   #22
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Good question, Francesca. An AGM battery might be a good way to go with a Snoozy.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:27 PM   #23
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Per the batteries:
Is that area under the bed sealed and vented to the outside somehow so as to prevent battery gases from entering the living space?

And I guess my generator question wasn't clear- I wondered if it's meant to be operated in the position shown in the picture...that is, just started up right there on the tongue.

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Yea, they use sealed batteries with no vents. I wonder also about charging. The generator is meant to be run in that position although I guess some people take them off and move them away for less noise, maybe a sound insulated shield for more noise suppression. Also, forgot to mension this that Lil Snoozy is the only currant fiberglass camper that has a RVI Certification. Many hoops to jump thru, but some good stuff also
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What is RVI certification??
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:10 PM   #25
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Yea, they use sealed batteries with no vents. I wonder also about charging. The generator is meant to be run in that position although I guess some people take them off and move them away for less noise, maybe a sound insulated shield for more noise suppression. Also, forgot to mension this that Lil Snoozy is the only currant fiberglass camper that has a RVI Certification. Many hoops to jump thru, but some good stuff also
"Sealed batteries with no vents?"

I'm not sure what that means- are you referring to AGM batteries as mentioned by Mike above? That's an unusual requirement for a trailer maker to impose on a buyer! Battery safety is a pretty well understood thing in the business, and in my opinion many manufacturers would think it unwise to trust that folks perhaps new to such things would know the difference in terms of safety, and always choose the appropriately sealed battery.

As for operating the generator in its position on the tongue:

My concern would be its proximity to the power cord entry point directly above it, which appears to me to enter the trailer under the bed and into the same (unsealed?) area that the batteries occupy. The type of hatchcover shown is certainly not airtight and I'd be most concerned about carbon monoxide from a running tongue-mounted gasoline generator entering the trailer. I think we're all familiar with the tragedy last year in which five people died from carbon monoxide poisoning when they placed their generator too close to a luggage compartment whose door was slightly ajar. (Link: Coroner: Carbon monoxide killed five at Clarksville Speedway - Kentucky New Era: News

The second picture below shows both the ajar hatch and the position of the generator in that tragedy. I was immediately reminded of it when I saw the connected generator picture at the Snoozy site. (first pic below)

My recommendation to folks that are having one of these trailers built would be to have that electric hatch moved elsewhere, or at the very least changed to a sealed outlet that one just plugs the power cord into.

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Old 11-08-2012, 03:57 AM   #26
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"Sealed batteries with no vents?"

I'm not sure what that means- are you referring to AGM batteries as mentioned by Mike above? That's an unusual requirement for a trailer maker to impose on a buyer! Battery safety is a pretty well understood thing in the business, and in my opinion many manufacturers would think it unwise to trust that folks perhaps new to such things would know the difference in terms of safety, and always choose the appropriately sealed battery.

As for operating the generator in its position on the tongue:

My concern would be its proximity to the power cord entry point directly above it, which appears to me to enter the trailer under the bed and into the same (unsealed?) area that the batteries occupy. The type of hatchcover shown is certainly not airtight and I'd be most concerned about carbon monoxide from a running tongue-mounted gasoline generator entering the trailer. I think we're all familiar with the tragedy last year in which five people died from carbon monoxide poisoning when they placed their generator too close to a luggage compartment whose door was slightly ajar. (Link: Coroner: Carbon monoxide killed five at Clarksville Speedway - Kentucky New Era: News

The second picture below shows both the ajar hatch and the position of the generator in that tragedy. I was immediately reminded of it when I saw the connected generator picture at the Snoozy site. (first pic below)

My recommendation to folks that are having one of these trailers built would be to have that electric hatch moved elsewhere, or at the very least changed to a sealed outlet that one just plugs the power cord into.

Francesca
The 30 amp cable goes into a box that is attached to the front so it dosen't get all tangled up with other stuff under the bed. My thought are that the box is sealed to prevent water from entering inside and fumes from the gen set from entering but I don't know that. We had a Bluebird Wanderlodge and it had a lg 4 cyl diesel gen in the nose and had the exhaust directly below the side window and nothing was ever said about the fumes. RVI is Recreational Vehicle Institute is a national certification for RV's. Some have it some don't
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ray---when you do get your lil snoozy, we'd love to come see it!
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ray---when you do get your lil snoozy, we'd love to come see it!
I'll let you know, we are really anxious.
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