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Old 06-22-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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Lil Snoozy Owners Manual

Here's the Lil Snoozy Owners Manual.
Didn't know if anyone would want to put it in the document center or not.

Smoakin Concepts Composites
Lil Snoozy
Owners Manual

I would like to start by thanking and congratulating you on the purchase of your “Lil Snoozy”.
It is our sincerest hope that you derive as much pleasure in using your Lil Snoozy as we did building it.
I have compiled a few items that are normally covered in the presentation and delivery of the new camper
but would like to reinstate them for your convenience.

WARNING: Camping as a whole can cause serious injury and/or death if proper
precautions are not taken by every one involved. Strict adherence to all safety
instructions on all products used is mandatory. It is the users responsibility to
review all publications relating to camping, IE: electrical, gas, fume detectors, etc.

There are hundreds of articles and instructions available through the internet or
through book stores on safety while camping. Campers are constantly bouncing
down the road and it is common for things to break, come loose or stop working
so it is the users responsibility to check all systems before any use to insure you
and your family's safety. We want to make camping a happy and safe activity for
all so we must warn every one of the precautions needed.


-----Your Lil Snoozy is equipped with a permanently mounted standard 30 amp power
cord. You may use this cord on any standard 30 amp receptacle, or it may be used
in a 15/20 amp receptacle (your typical house plug) using an adaptor so long as you
don't let it exceed 20 amps worth of draw.
-----Because we use GFCI receptacles in many places, it may be necessary to reset the
receptacle before use.
-----The A/C panel is located just to the right of the microwave.
-----There are four 110 volt 15 amp breakers that are marked for your convenience.
-----The electrical adaptor also allows used of the generator. Your generator [the Honda
2000] is capable of running all 110v components at the same time, short of the
water heater and microwave. In this packet is a list of the components and amp
draws for each component. As you will see, the water heater is by far the highest
amp draw of any component, this component should only be run by itself or on
20-30 amp services. It becomes a process of load sharing but the little Honda will
do it all; just not everything on at the same time.

In order to get the most out of your generator and for it to have a long and happy life,
it is advisable to follow the following simple steps:

1. Do not overload the generator on start up. Crank the generator with all of the
breakers and switches in the “off” position.
2. Let it run for a minute or two to warm up and circulate the oil, especially
when it is cold weather.
3. Switch your first desired component breaker to the “ON” position. The
generator might increase its RPM to cope with the added load, this is perfectly
normal. Allow the generator to settle into its preferred stride
(this should only take a few seconds) before starting any other components.
4. One at a time, switch the remaining components to the “ON” position,
allowing the generator to settle down each time.

Starting at the front of the Lil Snoozy for a brief “walk around.”

-----The generator and power cord are located on the tongue of the camper, this
placement allows for the generator to be operated while the camper is in motion.
-----The passenger side towards the front of the Lil Snoozy is where you will find the
access door for the under bed storage. Farther to the rear you will see the exterior
-----On the rear driver side is the Thetford Cassette tank removal door. [If ordered]
This door allows removal of the cassette toilet tank from the outside of the camper.
Simply grasp the tank and lift the yellow handle located on the bottom. This
releases the lock holding the tank, then all you must do is pull it straight out. If the
tank won't slide out easily make sure the flushing valve is in the closed position
on the side of the toilet inside.
-----Moving around to the drivers side of the Lil Snoozy: Just aft of the tire is the drain
for the gray water tank. A simple garden hose can be attached to direct drainage.
The camper must be level for it to drain properly. If you lower or raise the front
of the camper just a bit it will assist in faster drainage. The water hose must have
a continuous fall to drain properly. The drain port on the tank is mounted on the
front or side of the tank allowing the axle to protect it from road debris.
-----In front of the tire is the fresh water tank drain. If all faucets are open it will drain
the complete water system except for the water heater.
-----Moving up the driver side farther is the fresh water tank fill, cable TV receptacle
and park side water hose attachment. Your on board water tank will not be filled
when using the park side water attachment. You must fill your tank using the
opening that says “fill.”

Moving to the inside starting at the Rear door:

-----The DC main power switch is located on your right as you enter. This switch sends
power to every 12V DC accessory. Each light has its own switch with the bathroom
light switch located under the electrical panel. The water pump switch is located
on the A/C panel. The bathroom light must be own for the Thetford cassette to
operate. [If ordered]
-----The kitchen window is equipped with gas springs to hold it open. To open the
window, simply unlock the two red latches and let the window open. To close:
grasp the black window latch and pull the window closed, re-latching the red
-----Moving into the wet bath: To operate the Thetford; depress the blue button on the
back wall to fill the bowl with water, when ready to flush grasp the flush handle
located on the bottom left of the bowl.

-----The bedroom has a light overhead to assist with night reading or just more light.
Also the bedroom has a curtain for privacy.
-----Moving to the passenger side there is room for up to a 42” flat screen TV with large
cabinets with shelves inside.
-----The kitchen area has vertical cabinets for small item storage and also two overhead
for light items such as salt, pepper, seasonings, etc. On the side of the vertical
cabinet is a two plug 120 volt GFCI receptacle that can be used for cooking or
small appliances.
-----The sink is stainless steel. Under the sink is the receptacle for the AC plug and
under that shelf is the receptacle for the water heater.
-----On the hot water heater is a small switch, the cover is in clear plastic that turns on
and off the hot water or you can simply turn the water heater breaker on or off at
the breaker panel. If the switch on the water heater is lighted red it is on and
-----The rear door has a screen door with a sliding panel to operate the latch.

Again, thank you for purchasing a Lil Snoozy. Happy Camping!

Alan Smoak
President ---- Smoakin Concepts Composites
Lil Snoozy Campers
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What kind of water heater do you have that draws so much current? Mine only draws 5 amps.

Thank you
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Originally Posted by honda03842 View Post

What kind of water heater do you have that draws so much current? Mine only draws 5 amps.

Thank you
It has a [Ariston 4 Gallon Water Heater]
Pretty sure it's 110V. Haven't used it yet.

I think this may be it at Home Depot
Ariston 4.0 Gal. 6-Year 1500W 120 Volts Point-of-Use Mini Electric Water Heater-GL4.0 at The Home Depot

According to this site, it draws 12.5 amps

If I remember right, they told me at Snoozy that this brand uses the same
heating element for both the 4 and 6 gallon units. So naturally, the 4 gallon
unit should heat up
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