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Old 05-21-2016, 05:12 PM   #15
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:46 AM   #16
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Thank you all for allowing me your precious time and thoughts in reply to my amateurish question. Great forum group!
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:10 AM   #17
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Another consideration is where you plan on towing. My vehicle tows well in the relatively flat terrain of the central US but in the montainous regions of the Western US , it is a different story.
I am not sure that your local Toyota dealer will be able to provide much information beyond parroting what the factory tells them.
Asking for personnal experiences with a particular
vehicle will probably give you an answer closer to the truth .
Car dealers only goal is to sell vehicles and make a profit.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:20 AM   #18
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Another consideration is where you plan on towing. My vehicle tows well in the relatively flat terrain of the central US but in the montainous regions of the Western US , it is a different story.
This is a good point so I wanted to add to what I hastily said above about our Highlander, because I didn't give very much info! It is a V6 AWD, with tow package and currently has 135,000 miles on it. We live in Colorado and last year (our first year with our Scamp) towed almost exclusively in the mountains- the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the Snowy Range in Wyoming and over, up and down all along Highway 50 through Nevada to Lake Tahoe (there are 17 named passes, some with 8% grade). We drive at around 62 mph when towing the camper, and had zero slow down on the up hill, zero pushing on the down hill.
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:14 AM   #19
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We towed a Snoozy with actual weight of 2850# with a 2007 V6 RAV4 with tow package rated to tow 3500#. Worked fine, plenty of power, never over heated.

A Highlander with V6 and and tow package would do even better as its a little longer wheelbase.


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Old 05-26-2016, 09:01 AM   #20
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Thanks to you all for your kind replies. It sounds as though I should have no trouble towing a Snoozy with my 2016 Highlander 4x4 V6.... If I can just find a Snoozy for sale! I haven't heard of a single one here in New England, but I'll keep trying.

Thanks again.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:38 AM   #21
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An airplane ticket, or at least a long drive, may be part of the price of admission to the Lil Snoozy club. I follow this forum and fiberglass-rv-4sale.com, and I doubt I see a half dozen change hands a year in a whole year.

How about a brand-new one?
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:35 PM   #22
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How many Snoozies are there anyway?

Jon, I haven't found a Snoozy owner, who will reply to me, any closer than Washington, D. C. I suppose I should bite the bullet and just drive to the Snoozy factory from Connecticut. but before I go I would like to have some idea as to what a new Snoozy will costů I haven't had any luck contacting the manufacturer.

Do you have any idea what people pay for a new Snoozy these days, and how long they wait to get one?

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Old 05-26-2016, 05:59 PM   #23
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Do you have any idea what people pay for a new Snoozy these days, and how long they wait to get one?

Earl J.
There is a link to prices on the spec page of the Snoozy site.


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Old 05-27-2016, 09:28 AM   #24
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Earl J. After reading your last post I must ask why have you been unable to contact manufacturer? If the manufacturer does not respond to your attempts to obtain costs and other information when you are trying to order one why do business with them?....just a thought.

I came to this site trying to get information about a year ago. I admit that I find this class of travel trailer to be outside the normal marketing circle of RV products. None have a dealer network to guide and service the product. The FGRV's pricing structure is much higher than the norm...availability is lacking...inventory of used examples is overpriced. Since owners of these units are "on there own" they have formed this site to help each another...I must admit they are a close knit group and are willing to help other owners of FGRVs.
Perhaps the lack of dealer service networks is the reason.

Based on a year of reading this site I have concluded that a molded fiberglass trailer is not in my future. I will stick with what I have. Best of luck if you decide to continue to search for a FGRV....in the meantime I'll be camping in my regular travel trailer....enjoy the quest !
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