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Old 01-19-2014, 10:38 PM   #29
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I am 6'-1". Eggcamper is great for me. Jim Palmer, designer and builder of the camper is also a tall man. This is one of the main reasons I settled on it.

I purchased the Honda 3000 generator. It will power the ac, microwave, hot water heater, refr. and whatever else I want, all at the same time. Most of the time it drops down to the econ mode. Twice the price of the 2000, but it does not have to work very hard. It is also heavy vs the 2000.

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Old 01-20-2014, 12:12 AM   #30
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One of the features that sold me on a Lil Snoozy was the couch. I hate sitting on bench seats at a table. Even our original Scamp with the couch/bunk was not comfortable for any length of time.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:12 AM   #31
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David, Are you going to go all electric with the Snoozy? I think that's important info for the original poster.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:32 AM   #32
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We were looking at Lil snoozy and an egg campers we never even got to the egg we saw the inside of the twin bed snoozy and it was all over . We bought it right then and there .

Things that snoozy had
1-78in width did not need special window mirrors for towing (Toyota Sequoia TV)
2-Cassette toilet 4-5 gallon black tank very easy to dump in regular toilet no hose required the egg had a 8 gallon black tank Looking for a dump site when on the road would not be good .
3-rear entry door better for bringing in bikes full 28in door opening
4-6ft. 4 in. head room just feels roomy inside
5 all electric a plus we use a little magma grill with propane canister for cooking , and a little electric heater for heat .
6-You could change the wiring over to a 7 pin instead of 4 pin elec. from TV to TUG to charge battery when running or change over to 2/ 6 volt batteries and get solar. Also could go with a inverter to run fridge.
7- If buying new go with a AC/DC fridge and get solar
8- The only advantage to propane is cooking which we have solved and heat .If you do a lot of winter camping I could see propane but otherwise stick to all electric the KISS principle
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:47 AM   #33
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I certainly appreciate the tremendous responses. After thinking about it, my #1 priority will have to be headroom and bedroom for my 6'4" body. #2 will have to be good AC/Heat. No matter what, I will have to be able to get a good night's sleep in every season - I don't want to be limited to fair weather camping. It gets hot in Missouri in the summers and I like spending time on the Ozark rivers. I can handle the daytime temps by taking dips in the river, but I have to have a cool place to sleep comfortably. Same with cold temps, I can dress warm and stay busy during the day, but have to be warm place to sleep and get up in the morning in warm place.

I am thinking I can always make additions after purchase. While I am not mechanical, I have several friend who have the ingenuity to make modifications. I think I can go with all electric on purchase and make modifications from there.

I am certainly intrigued by the solar panel option. So from what I am reading on here, it is quite cheap to get solar power installed for RVs.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:56 AM   #34
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Didn't quite finish my thoughts...is this doable....

As far as power sources if I go all electric, and I want to camp where electric isn't available, could I get by with a small generator and solar panel? How much power can you get from solar panel? I am assuming that would be dependent of good sunlight during the day? Would the solar panel store enough power to get me thru the night? As I could shut everything off during the day and have lights and AC/Heat at night??? I believe I read on here that there are generators that store power so you don't have to run them continuously. It wouldn't be near as bad as far as noise if the generator would kick on every few hours and then shut off.

And like I said, I think I have some buddies who could install propane capabilities for me.

Again, I know very little about such things, converting to solar, propane, generators, ect. But I am now thinking that I can get modifications done cheaper on my own than thru the manufacturer.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:11 AM   #35
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You should be fine with "use" during the night from your battery, whether charged up to start with or re-charging with a solar panel. Of course if your trying to power a small city on a battery your outta luck. But with normal camping use you should be fine.

I don't do a lot of dry camping but even when it was 2 of us flipping on lights, opening the fridge, etc I ran off a fully charged battery for 3 or 4 days. But when dry camping I am not worried about having my tv going, lap top, cell phone charged etc. I am camping, enjoying the great outdoors!

Others who have knowledge with solar will eventually pipe in, but I think again if your not trying to run a small city off your battery/solar panel you will be fine. Good Luck.


I will add that when dry camping I run my fridge off propane. Just found it works best for me.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:24 AM   #36
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I don't believe the Snoozy has a furnace, at least my 2012 did not. You'd need a heater for the cooler temps.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:37 AM   #37
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You're right - I double checked and they don't have heaters. But I would think that a small portable heater would work fine in such a small unit.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:48 AM   #38
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Snoozy supplies a small ceramic heater.
And also a two plate hot plate.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:21 AM   #39
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I also used a small electric ceramic heater and it worked fine. But if you want to boondock then you would need a propane heater and then you still have to make sure you have propane. Might as well get a trailer that has a propane furnace and stove ....

I also suggest an Escape. It will have almost everything you need. Perhaps a used one would meet your budget. Escape just rolled out a 21' and is soon to roll out a 21' 5th wheel. People are upgrading and more used Escapes are coming available.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:26 AM   #40
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Dry weight 2500 lbs and hitch weight 254 lbs... that's no park model! No problem for a vehicle with about 5000 lb tow capacity, like Highlander, Traverse, Grand Cherokee, Tacoma, etc.
So it weighs about eight hundred pounds more than a Scamp 16 or a Parkliner.
Now add from the options list.
What's that mean leaving the driveway?....

Now consider frontal area and shape... (about as important as weight).
It's a Parkmodel alright, even if the larger TVs that you mentioned can tug it.... Of course compared to an Oliver...
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:35 AM   #41
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David, Are you going to go all electric with the Snoozy? I think that's important info for the original poster.
I will change over to propane & stick on flexible solar installed myself.
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You're right - I double checked and they don't have heaters. But I would think that a small portable heater would work fine in such a small unit.
For AC or electric heat you really need a site with electricity or a generator. Batteries really aren't practical for such high energy appliances. Raz
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