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Old 05-18-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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What to chose and where to find

I really want to fulltime in a fiberglass RV, but my concerns fall in to two areas:

1) What will fit my needs: I want to be able to use my Ekorness recliner (bad back). Who can tell me what brand(s) and models will accommodate a separate recliner?


2) I don't even know the names of U.S. manufacturers and the names of dealers who handle and sell a lot f different brands so I can chekc out thier web sites.

Final comment. I want to pull with a car not a truck. I need the better MPG that a car offers vs a pick up truck.

Your input will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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Hi, Roadman

Sounds like an ambitious plan
I took a look at the Ekorness recliner you mention, and I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be able to get it in the door of my '78 Trillium 4500!
Let alone find enough floor space if you DID get it inside...
Those considerations along with corner-turning radius might be limiting factors in your search...
You might measure your chair and look at manufacturers floor plans with those factors in mind.
For current mfr.'s, try just Googling "Fiberglass Trailer manufacturers".
Lots of listings turn up and most have floor plans on their websites.

Good luck!
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:11 PM   #3
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This list is out of date, Lil Snoozy isn't on it, nor is Parkliner. Oliver is still on it and they stopped production a couple of years ago as did Bigfoot... although they're building truck campers. But, at least it's a start!

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Old 05-20-2011, 01:11 PM   #4
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We love our Ekornes chairs. When we brought one home in the mini van I thought how nice it would be to have in the mini van for relaxing instead of the uncomfortable bench seats in the Scamp. I can't think of any way one could install it in the Scamp 13, unless it was the only thing in the back section. Maybe the Lil Snoozy would work for this type of chair.

Not willing to try to see if I could get it through the door of the Scamp, since there isn't really any practical place it could be exchanged for something else.

Have you thought of a 2nd room (mini van) if you really need the chair for support. Then use the camper for sleeping, cooking, etc.

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. Maybe the Lil Snoozy would work for this type of chair.
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I wish Lil Snoozy would get some pictures, at least, up on their website...
I think the only pictures on the web are the ones Melissa B. posted on this site!

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Old 05-21-2011, 10:53 AM   #6
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Hmmmm, A trailer for fulltiming needs that can be pulled with a car?


I guess first I would ask what type of car are you pulling with? What is the towing capacity?


Lets start there before suggesting any "brands"
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I would imagine that Roadman wants to pull with a car (or car like vehicle) to make it easier on his back. Many of us do tow rigs and fulltime towing with car like vehicles.

I think the bigger issue is finding a rig that has the ability to hold his 'chair'.

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I really want to fulltime in a fiberglass RV

...and the names of dealers who handle and sell a lot of different brands so I can check out their web sites.
Um... Almost all molded fiberglass travel trailers are sold Factory Direct, and are not available through Dealer networks.
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:19 PM   #9
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All in time.......

With Nicks Grandfather just passing.....I would give them some time for grieving.

But yes, I also have a difficult time in waiting. I really want to see exactly how much room is inside. The height of the interior is so important to me (being 6'5").

My wife and I are trying to schedule a trip down from PA to the Snoozy plant around the middle of June. It's here birthday and she's going to be 39 AGAIN!

Have a great weekend!



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I think the only pictures on the web are the ones Melissa B. posted on this site!

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I think the bigger issue is finding a rig that has the ability to hold his 'chair'.

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I am sorry I have to disagree, in my opinion knowing his towing capacity first will go a long way to helping find a trailer that will hold his chair.


What good is it to suggest a particular rig if roadman can't tow it?

There are several options that I can think of, even though I have not a clue how big his chair is. But frankly, not all egg's can be towed by all cars. So starting from the beginning makes more sense. IMHO............
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Here's a hoot-
Roadman hasn't been back to the site since he posted his inquiry!

If he's still out there, maybe he'll let us know what kind of car he's got, or is considering...
Meanwhile, the only "firm" requirement he's given is the Ekorness chair, so it seems to me that's the parameter that matters

Hope you read this and get back to us, Roadman!

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Here's a hoot-
Roadman hasn't been back to the site since he posted his inquiry!

If he's still out there, maybe he'll let us know what kind of car he's got, or is considering...
Meanwhile, the only "firm" requirement he's given is the Ekorness chair, so it seems to me that's the parameter that matters

Hope you read this and get back to us, Roadman!

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I will buy the car after I get the travel trailer. I would not tow with an inadequate vehicle. Sorry. I've been busy.
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I treid to find a website for lil snoozer. No luck. Is there one?
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I will buy the car after I get the travel trailer. I would not tow with an inadequate vehicle. Sorry. I've been busy.
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I treid to find a website for lil snoozer. No luck. Is there one?
Roadman!
Welcome back!
Yes- Lil Snoozy's got a real site up at last. It's at Small Travel Trailer: Camper: Smoakin Concepts Composites
Keep us posted...

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