We did it - we pulled our Marigold from Raleigh area in NC to Marion, NC to Chatanooga, TN to Huntsville, AL and back to Chatanooga to Swannanoa NC to Aberdeen NC and then home - 12 days on the road!
The Snoozy behaved beautifully. We discovered a brake problem the day before we were to leave (scraping and rattling sound on right brake side) and called Alan and Richard in a panic. Result was that we had to find a repair person and were lucky to get in touch with Becky of WheelWorks in Raleigh who came to our house at 6:15 AM to check out the problem. It turned out to be a loose lug bolt which was flying around inside - apparently the trailer people had not connected the nut tight enough and it shook loose and disappeared or was never put on at all. It could have been a serious safety issue, but Becky fixed it and checked all other bolts on both brakes
, added air to the tires
, and gave us the go ahead. We paid her and Richard has reimbursed us under the warranty. So all is well.
The camper was quite comfortable under a variety of weather on our trip - ranging from really cold to dry and comfortable to pouring rain. The little heater kept us warm at night. We really like the rear bumper and step we had designed and fitted for us by Alan. I will try to get a picture posted on here, maybe tomorrow, for others to see.
I have one question for more experienced Snoozy owners - what did you do about the door window? The mini-blinds are fine for the windows
(although I don't like blinds as a rule - they will do for now). But I realized suddenly the first dark morning when I stepped out of the shower that the door window was not covered in any way and I apparently was putting on a show for the whole campground. My husband took 2 sheets of drawing paper over the window with tape for the rest of the trip. But that is only a temporary solution. I saw on another thread that Carl (?) put up a car shade (with velcro to hold it); so that is what I will look at first. Any other suggestions?
Although we had planned to take our first trip to the coast as it would be flat and less scary driving for novices, it turned out we had to go to AL and this meant over the mountains. The Snoozy was a trooper and was no trouble, even on those scary mountain curves. My husband had little difficulty backing up when necessary. We got attention everywhere we went - with people asking about the Snoozy and wanting to see inside. We felt quite important - in spite of being so little and surrounded by giant expensive motorhomes. It was fun!