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Old 06-15-2014, 09:10 AM   #15
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Nice Job. Looks great
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:04 AM   #16
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Really nice especially the finish match between with the base cabinets.

Have some questions.

Do you know what the dry weigh was after your modifications?
Where did you get the cabinets or did you make them?
How did you mount the cabinets? I see the shelf brackets but are those ceiling pieces added by the factory?
Did the factory add the wiring for the microwave or did you move it and extend the wiring?
I like the spare tire holder. I'd do a bolt on but that's a easy change. BTW, what is "DOM" tubing?

I'd love to see a few more pictures showing the front of the cabinets both upper and lower.

Personally I never likes surge brakes as I'd rather have control from the cab. I do like the addition of disc brakes though. I'll have to ask if they will do standard electric brakes.

Once again that's a super nice job.

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Old 07-27-2014, 12:28 PM   #17
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I did not get a dry weight on the finished product, as I was in a big hurry to finish it up to be able to live in it at the Cleveland Clinic, and in Michigan during my 12 week surgical recovery period (presently 2 weeks post-op). I had the Snoozy factory install the HEHR windows I picked out (6"shorter & louvered instead of the slider style), and install them as well as the air-conditiioner 6" lower to accept the larger over-head cabinets that I fashioned out of 36"spanner cabinets from Home Depot (I only used the cabinet faces). I used the existing window "pinch rail" mounting screws to mount aluminum "L" brackets and shelving supports to hold the 3/4" birch plywood base (one long shelf), and affixed the sides & cabinet fronts to it. The microwave & lighting wires did have to be extended to make this work. Roll shades are attached below this for window covering. The factory installed a 12 volt only Truckfridge, I installed the SMEV 2 burner propane cook top, and fiberglass propane tank. I still plan to mount interior cabinet LED lights to both upper & lower, reading lights, flexible 100 watt solar panel, and Propex furnace (a la McDenny), and propane water heater, all of which await me in our garage.... probably a winter project. DOM is drawn over mandril mild steel .120 wall thickness. More pictures will be coming months down the road, after I get home and through recovery.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:46 AM   #18
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I had the Snoozy factory install the HEHR windows I picked out (6"shorter & louvered instead of the slider style), and install them as well as the air-conditiioner 6" lower to accept the larger over-head cabinets that I fashioned out of 36"spanner cabinets from Home Depot
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Pretty nice that Snoozy was willing to work with you on your factory installed mods. That is rare these days. If I could just get over how wide they are with the outside wheels & fenders (yes, I know that helps with "stabilty", but then I have never flipped a trailer over either).
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:35 AM   #19
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I did not get a dry weight on the finished product, as I was in a big hurry to finish it up to be able to live in it at the Cleveland Clinic, and in Michigan.

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Hey Dave, where are you camping in Mich.


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Old 07-29-2014, 11:41 AM   #20
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Hey Dave, where are you camping in Mich.


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I am at Houghton Lake Michigan. Do you think you'll be in the area?
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I am at Houghton Lake Michigan. Do you think you'll be in the area?
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Maybe weekend of 8/9. I'll let you know closer to that date.
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Love it. The wheels and spare look great!


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Old 07-30-2014, 08:22 AM   #23
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Love it. The wheels and spare look great!


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Thank you. I've been kicking around the idea of using a RAV4 spare tire cover painted to match the Snoozy, and creating another one on the other side but have it house a couple of 6 volt golf cart batteries. This way the solar panel wires would be a shorter run and the tongue wt. would not increase.
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Dave please put your mods on SNOOZY OWNERS CLUB thanks , I will swap with u an not even charge any boot . lol
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Thank you. I've been kicking around the idea of using a RAV4 spare tire cover painted to match the Snoozy, and creating another one on the other side but have it house a couple of 6 volt golf cart batteries. This way the solar panel wires would be a shorter run and the tongue wt. would not increase.

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That's a great idea if you can make the battery box mount strong enough to take the shock of hitting a bump with the 130# overhung load. This might be a place where the small size and light weight of Lithium batteries would justify their higher cost.

Since the fake spare would be, well...fake, you could make it whatever size you need to accommodate the batteries.


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Got to ask, where did you get the fiberglassrv.com sticker?
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Dave & Paula's Lil Snoozy mods in progress

Here are a few more modifications that I've made. Installed a wire rack under the bed up in the nose where the floor really slops to much to use for storage. I also used 40lb lifting capacity 20" long gas struts to aid in lifting the bed platform to access the under bed storage....to do this I needed to replace the very tight fitting home queen mattress and replace it with two of our very comfortable hiking mattress. 110 volt "Smart" charger along with a Xantrex C12 solar controller fits nicely just under the bed platform.
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Got to ask, where did you get the fiberglassrv.com sticker?
If you go to the top of this Page you will find the on site store in the "More" tab.
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