FGRV Double Decker Pontoon Boat - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-23-2018, 01:36 PM   #1
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FGRV Double Decker Pontoon Boat

Call me hillbilly but I always thought it would be cool to buy a 30ft suntracker pontoon boat. They have roofs over the back half. Then take an fgrv (lil-snoozy with rear door?), and remove it off the snoozy frame and slide it onto the aluminum floor of the pontoon - on the back half - under the roof! Put a 2000 genny on the roof. The boat is 8ft wide so the fgrv should fit between the supports of the roof! The snoozy door goes right onto the deck! Ladder from front deck to roof!

Now you have a FGRV anphibi-camper! Use it on water as a cabin cruiser with all the comforts and advantages of fgrv! use it on land and have an fgrv with a big double decker deck!

Sure you need a heavy half ton, or 2500 to pull it - but the remote camping spots are now endless!
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Old 05-23-2018, 02:03 PM   #2
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I'm not much of a water person, but I can see the appeal of something like this, even going as far as using it as a house boat.
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A page from an early Scamp brochure...
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You gotta be kidding. That sounds like toooo much work. Just unhook the fiberglass portion from the trailer and mount an outboard on the back and back it into the water!!! Varoom, Varoom.
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You gotta be kidding. That sounds like toooo much work. Just unhook the fiberglass portion from the trailer and mount an outboard on the back and back it into the water!!! Varoom, Varoom.

I can just picture it! A Lil Snoozy planing across the lake. Does this make my neck look red?
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I can just picture it! A Lil Snoozy planing across the lake. Does this make my neck look red?
Are we talking politics or not enough sunscreen when out on the river?
Had to ask,
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Floating Scamp

There is a tugboat that pushes barges up and down the Columbia River around here that the captain has a 13 ft. Scamp on the top for his personal down time we were told after we saw it and asked. A guy with good taste. Wish I had a picture I could share.

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Granted, lots of vehicle, especially if you tow it on the pontoon boat. But I think of it as an amphibious vehicle. Leave the pontoons at your favorite marina, and take the trailer on inland adventures. Guess you would have to find a tow vehicle, or a larger pontoon boat.
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I like it, but if I understand your description, I’d have to reverse the configuration to put the rounded front of the camper toward the bow of the pontoon boat so I could walk out the back door onto a rear deck with access to the motor, etc. If I did indeed remove thee frame and suspension from the camper, it would significantly reduce the total weight, so that would help in balancing the overall load... this would be a real consideration.

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There is a tugboat that pushes barges up and down the Columbia River around here that the captain has a 13 ft. Scamp on the top for his personal down time we were told after we saw it and asked. A guy with good taste. Wish I had a picture I could share.

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Now that's cool! I'm not sure I've ever seen a tugboat that had deck space for a Scamp.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:15 AM   #11
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Hey you can call me a hillbilly too because I dream about multi purpose campers like this! Check out the CaraBoat made in Australia. It's a twin engine beauty that looks like Lil Snoozy on steroids. Luxurious, pricey and not for sale here yet but they want to. Isn't the creator of Lil Snoozy from the boat world? How about an aquatic version of it? Could be the next big thing...
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Now that's cool! I'm not sure I've ever seen a tugboat that had deck space for a Scamp.

Yes. That would make a nice houseboat. I suspect it would be cheaper and work better to just buy a houseboat and keep your LS for land adventures..Neat concept though.
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This is the Caraboat from Australia mentioned by Flaco. If this floats, I'm certain a Snoozy would. Well, be careful opening the door.
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You gotta luv a snoozy
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