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Old 02-18-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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Loren and Debbie here. We have been following the forum for a couple years now. Everyone is nice and very passionate about their fiberglass trailer. I think this is why we bookmarked the forum. All of you folks, helped us to find something to be excited about. We have research a lot of FG trailers and traveled to see some in person. One of those places we went was Van Buren, Ar. We met a very nice couple , who took the time to show us their FG. We were hooked. Two weeks later we ordered a Lil Snoozy. On October 29, 2012 we took delivery of a Lil Snoozy #146. We have spent every night in it until Friday Feb. 15 , 2013, when we arrived at at our son's house in Springdale, Ar. The weather that night was 27 degrees and we decided to sleep in our son's spare bedroom. We have spent the last two and half months at Estes RV Park in Rockport, Tx. Wow, so many nice people out there. I think, Mike Magee spotted our Lil Snoozy on our trip back to Springdale. One correction, it was towed by a gray Honda Ridgeline. Unless there was two Lil Snoozy on the same road. I believe the interest in FG trailers will multiply like rabbits when everyone discovers how much better they are than stick built trailer. We are both retired and ready to get on the road again.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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Congratulations Loren and debie on your new snoozy and catching fiberglass fever . I also tow with a ridgline great tv. Sounds like your getting your money's worth camping that long wish I could
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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Hi Loren and Debbie, welcome to FiberglasRV So very glad you decided to join us, although lurkers are welcome too Congratulations on the Lil' Snoozy purchase and all the memories you'll make are priceless.

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Congrats on your new trailer, and welcome to the fold.

27°F? That is nice camping weather in my books.
But heck, when you have an offer of a warm bedroom.
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Glad you got it ,
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welcome, debbie and welcome, loren! you bought the trailer that i am extremely interested in viewing!! we plan on stopping in to the factory in NC on our next trip south.

and doesn't it feel good to come out of lurker-land and join the family?!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #7
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Woohoo, I'm happy for you! And it probably was you! I was so busy admiring the Snoozy, the truck didn't make a strong impression and I was not certain afterward of it's particulars.

What gas mileage numbers are you seeing with that rig? Have you kept track at all?
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:17 PM   #8
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Thanks for the welcome.
On my first trip from South Carolina to Arkansas, I averaged 11.5 mpg with out the tonneau cover. On my trip to Rockport, Tx I averaged 12.7 mpg and 12.5 back to Arkansas with a tonneau cover. I packed way too much stuff. I drive 2 to 3 miles under the speed limit and in the tow/haul mode. I have been thinking about a 1/2 ton full size pickup.

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Loren, you'll figure out what works best for you within whatever STATE speed limits and road you travel. I tow in a state that has a MAXIMUM speed of 65 MPH on the interstates and the basic rule applies on secondary road and have found my tug/tow combination gets the best fuel mileage at 57 MPH.

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Good info, thanks.
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I have been thinking about a 1/2 ton full size pickup.
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Can you tell us why you are thinking of getting a 1/2 ton full size pickup?

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:37 PM   #12
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When we purchased the Snoozy, Alan at the Lil Snoozy factory, said to expect 5 to 7 miles reduction in mpg with a six cylinder and 4 to 5 mpg with an eight cylinder. I am not sure if it is worth the saving. I really like the F150 eccoboast (23mpg hwy). I am not sure if it is worth it. I would love to hear what others are getting towing their FG trailer.
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When we purchased the Snoozy, Alan at the Lil Snoozy factory, said to expect 5 to 7 miles reduction in mpg with a six cylinder and 4 to 5 mpg with an eight cylinder. I am not sure if it is worth the saving. I really like the F150 eccoboast (23mpg hwy). I am not sure if it is worth it. I would love to hear what others are getting towing their FG trailer.
I'd calculate how much you expect to save in gas vs how much it costs to get into another vehicle including depreciation, financing costs, taxes, insurance cost difference, etc. The whole idea behind FG trailers is that you don't need a big truck to tow them.
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Loren and Debbie, I'm sure you are excited. We picked our Lil Snoozy up 10 months ago and we are still excited.
MPG! We use a 2 wheel drive, manual trans., 4 liter/straight six Jeep Cherokee. We generally get 25 mpg on the open road while NOT towing. That drops to 15.8 to 17.2 while towing no matter the type of road and at any speed under 62 mph.
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