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Old 03-15-2012, 06:55 AM   #15
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MCDENNEY... most of the time we are in a spot with electricity but have a catalytic heater for times without a hookup. We also have a Honda 2000i. In colder weather we'll always go for a hookup electric site but not usually in the summer. We use a hookup more than I would like and less than my wife would like. You know that old saying "if mama ain't happy," etc.

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:49 AM   #16
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Hi John,

I'm in Marine city, at the intersection of 26 Mile Rd and Canada. Three miles N or Algonac State Park, if you have camped there.

It would be nice to support a Mich company but the Eggcamper appears to have the interior fully formed from molded fiberglass so not much ability to modify the interior layout. I believe the Lil Snoozy (what a dumb name!) has an entirely wooden built in interior, installed after the "hull" is complete so itwould be easier to customize.
very cool, i have camped in algonac , with the tear jerkers on our annual frieghter watch in the fall.
i have also voluntered at the park with dnr stewardship program a few times working on the lake plain prairy recovery project.
pretty sure we will be there again in sept for a camp out. you should look to join us. will be a pasle of tear drop campers, a scotty or two a scamp , even a T@B

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:53 AM   #17
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Hi John, how do you like your new scamp? I picked mine up last week. Drove from Vermont to backus, mn in that snow storm. 3074 miles in four days to pick it up. Love it.
lol,,,, we don't pick it up till monday morning. but i'm printing out your post...and the first time the wife starts fussing about an 1700 mile run,,,,,i'm gonna give it to her!
i've driven truck to vermont a few times... thats one beautiful state.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:56 AM   #18
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Thanks to all for your advice.

I think we will need the propane furnace.

I am almost done with an interior floor plan for a lil snoozy. I will post a picture soon.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:05 AM   #19
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Hi, Denny. Welcome to My husband and I spend time during summer months, off the grid in the Colorado Rockies. We don't run the (propane) furnace at night, just a few minutes in the morning warms up the trailer nicely, so we can get out of bed, make coffee, etc. and get the day started. We use a 3.2Amp solar panel for our electrical needs (the furnace motor in the a.m., plus the water pump for showers. We use lights when we need them, but turn them off when we don't.) We also carry a battery lantern, for ambient light, especially helpful on rainy day(s).

With the fridge on propane, we can go until we need to dump the gray water; and of course, with the propane there's no need to forego hot water. (We have the "on demand" system: when I want hot water, my husband lights the water heater. Nowadays, Casita uses one with electronic ignition, so this would be easier - i.e., I would do it myself.)

FWIW, I'm one of the (apparently) few people I know who likes to cook on the stove in the trailer, where it's not windy and the burners stay lit!

Anyway, ours is a Liberty (deluxe, which means it has the bath) model Casita. We do not use the twin bed arrangement, but I have a couple of friends who have done the modification Frederick mentioned, to make the twin beds wide enough to actually be comfortable. I just noticed a pic of one of them last night, in the Interiors topic.

And, here's another pic of a Liberty with twin beds arrangement, from the same topic. It's not as easy to see the modification (or if it was even modified to widen the beds?)

Good luck with your decision. It's a fun process... and remember, it's all a compromise (or set of compromises)!
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:47 PM   #20
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If you order a Snoozy, you won't have to modify it much. They will build it pretty much the way you want it. It might not be too hard to figure out a 20" bed extension so you can have the queen mattress turned 90 degrees from usual.

If I were buying one, I'd keep the roof as clear as possible and plan on installing a couple of those 80W stick-on solar panels (from Unisolar, I think?) to power an efficient propane furnace and an efficient DC fridge. And I would only need a generator for AC, if it was too hot out.

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