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Old 09-14-2013, 09:33 AM   #85
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I have been looking at the Snoozy also, and so far it is the one I seem to keep coming back to. The only issues I have questions about which I read here are the

1.‘Surge Brakes” I read a concern not an owner post, but someone raised that surge brakes could present a problem going downhill on mountain passes where the brakes could drag and get to hot. I have had surge brakes on my boats with good results but I have never been anywhere but the flats with them. Now I am planning on venturing to Colorado and out west so mountains are in my target.

2. This I just read on this thread about the interior walls getting sticky… I hate fur but I am furry so sticky walls will really be uncomfortable, what do you real Snoozy Owners think and do you have any of this?

3. The condensation issue has me confused, does this occur when your in it, or when the camper is being stored? I live in South Florida so humidity is king and its hot, I don’t mind leaving the fan on or a window cracked when camping but I don’t think that is possible when it is stored between trips. Our usual temp is mid 90s with PM thunderstorms daily during the summer.

Thanks for your info.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:42 AM   #86
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The condensation issue is interesting, particularly with a double walled trailer with insulation between the walls.

In all our travels I have never seen condensation on the carpeted and insulated walls of our Scamp 16 and the insulation is not too thick; the only place I've seen condensation in our Scamp 16 is on the uninsullated windows and their frames.

I would wonder if there's insulation in the walls.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:16 AM   #87
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One of the first ones came to the FG rally in summer 2011 in Pennsylvania brought by Nicholas himself. The condensation issue occurs while the unit is in use, either in summer or winter. While empty leaving a window or vent cracked with some damp rid is all you need.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:33 PM   #88
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Our walls were a bit "sticky" when we first got it in April.
They aren't now that I can tell. So maybe it's more of a curing
thing. As anxious as every one gets, we pick them up when they
come out the door.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:48 PM   #89
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thanks that was what I was hoping.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:03 AM   #90
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I have been looking at the Snoozy also, and so far it is the one I seem to keep coming back to. The only issues I have questions about which I read here are the

1.‘Surge Brakes” I read a concern not an owner post, but someone raised that surge brakes could present a problem going downhill on mountain passes where the brakes could drag and get to hot. I have had surge brakes on my boats with good results but I have never been anywhere but the flats with them. Now I am planning on venturing to Colorado and out west so mountains are in my target.

2. This I just read on this thread about the interior walls getting sticky… I hate fur but I am furry so sticky walls will really be uncomfortable, what do you real Snoozy Owners think and do you have any of this?

3. The condensation issue has me confused, does this occur when your in it, or when the camper is being stored? I live in South Florida so humidity is king and its hot, I don’t mind leaving the fan on or a window cracked when camping but I don’t think that is possible when it is stored between trips. Our usual temp is mid 90s with PM thunderstorms daily during the summer.

Thanks for your info.
1. No problems at all.

2. Very slightly tacky when new. Nothing would actually stick to the walls. You would not even notice it if not looking for it. Maybe they have improved the gel coat chemistry since my 18 month old trailer was built?

3. The entire body has a 3/8" thick foam core, so is insulated everywhere. That said, 3/8 insulation isn't much and condensation will form on the smooth shiny walls when it's relatively cold outside and humid (like when cooking with a gas flame) inside. Condensation on the windows is worse as there is zero insulation.

Condensation occurs because its warmer and more humid inside the trailer than outside. Wouldn't happen in storage as you aren't adding extra moisture inside.
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1. No problems at all.

2. Very slightly tacky when new. Nothing would actually stick to the walls. You would not even notice it if not looking for it. Maybe they have improved the gel coat chemistry since my 18 month old trailer was built?

3. The entire body has a 3/8" thick foam core, so is insulated everywhere. That said, 3/8 insulation isn't much and condensation will form on the smooth shiny walls when it's relatively cold outside and humid (like when cooking with a gas flame) inside. Condensation on the windows is worse as there is zero insulation.

Condensation occurs because its warmer and more humid inside the trailer than outside. Wouldn't happen in storage as you aren't adding extra moisture inside.

Thank you,
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