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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-12-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,128
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Compressor fridge

My strategy:

Replace refrigerator with similar sized 120 volt unit. These only cost $100 up to $600

Attach 400 w inverter to house battery. I use pure sine wave but I'm not positive that's...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 10-01-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,003
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Casita For Rent

I bought an '86 Casita a few years back, now it earns me about $500/month average.
https://airbnb.com/h/casita2at2120
As an experienced real estate engineer, I've settled on fiberglass trailers...
Forum: General Chat 10-01-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,800
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Yes it will definitely sell.

Yes it will definitely sell.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 10-01-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,573
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Snoozy Toilet

Bill I totally agree.

But my Snoozy is current in full time use, so the toilet gets used several times a day. No gas station restrooms nearby, and it's in a semi-permanent location.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Information 11-16-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,319
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Nope, 14 month lead time, sorry

Nope, 14 month lead time, sorry
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Information 11-16-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,319
Posted By Kevin in Denver
14 month wait list for Scamps

Oh crap, you are correct.
Scamp needs an IPO to build a megafactory.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 11-11-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,573
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Care and maintenance required

The grey water tank now handles both black and grey.
When connected to sewer, the 1-1/4" tank outlet will clog in about 3 months.

But if I let the tank fill up and drain it all at once, this...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Information 11-11-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,319
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Might not be 100years

I was pleasantly surprised to find a Scamp 13 is currently only a 3 month wait list vs. the typical 6 months.
Forum: General Chat 08-29-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,834
Posted By Kevin in Denver
anti-sway is inexpensive

Very cheap but very effective:
https://www.harborfreight.com/trailer-sway-control-kit-96462.html
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-28-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Kevin in Denver
I happened to see one at the Sawyer Lake...

I happened to see one at the Sawyer Lake trailhead near Chapman Reservoir on the Fryingpan River, Colorado on July 19th. It had a Scamp 13 parked adjacent.
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-27-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Kevin in Denver
https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f51/hymer-tour...

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f51/hymer-touring-gt-owners-and-resources-thread-88819.html
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-27-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Kevin in Denver
The pop top makes it garageable.

The pop top makes it garageable.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 05-17-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,573
Posted By Kevin in Denver
No the toilet sits on a fiberglass platform since...

No the toilet sits on a fiberglass platform since I ordered the trailer without any toilet.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 05-17-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,573
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Lil' Snoozy Toilet Hack

I didn't like the idea of a cassette toilet, so I tried to figure something out that allowed you to dump the black water tank like most RVs.
All I could come up with was pretty expensive, but I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-17-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,562
Posted By Kevin in Denver
I have a 2016 Snoozy and I found some foam backed...

I have a 2016 Snoozy and I found some foam backed carpet to install with hot glue.
The Snoozy is made with a 1/2" fiberglass sandwich that has a little insulation, but not enough for comfort and...
Forum: General Chat 05-17-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,834
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Ponderosa Model

I'm amazed as a consumer of fiberglass trailers in Colorado that I hadn't heard of Little Joe until now. It is a tough business!
I want one with a shower which apparently the Ponderosa has.
Have...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-17-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,017
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Agreed. Back to the point about the...

Agreed.

Back to the point about the Unicell fiberglass box, I think the used one-piece Unicell vans are undervalued compared to the more common fiberglass reinforced plywood (FRP) construction....
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-15-2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,017
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Best Heating solution and rollup doors

The best heat source would be the gasoline Espar or Webasto heater, but they are quite expensive and complicated compared to resistance heat plus engine heat.

$90/night is just the price on...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-14-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,017
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Heat is the biggest challenge

The cheap 110v fan forced heaters do use too much electricity. Low setting is usually about 700W.

A gas generator to provide electricity for heat is probably too noisy and too much hassle and not...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-13-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,017
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Unicell Fiberglass Van conversion

Hi I'm Kevin (Casita owner) and this is Siena the off grid van conversion.
Unicell makes these beautiful bodies, this one is a 2012 and when you wax it, it looks brand new.

What I'm going for...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-02-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Kevin in Denver
The counter depth is 15.5"

The counter depth is 15.5"
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-02-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,311
Posted By Kevin in Denver
If you are cheap like me...

This will solve 96% of all flat tire issues:
https://www.amazon.com/Flat-S420-6-Aerosol-Inflator-Standard/dp/B0107W05OQ

Or a space saver spare...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-02-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Kevin in Denver
TV

The counter is 47"

I used a wall mount bracket that is only $15 at Harbor Freight...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-01-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Kevin in Denver
40" TV fits nice

I just installed a wall mount 40" TV in my 2016 Snoozy (I don't have a window there)
$180 at walmart.com.
It also came with a stand for a countertop mount, but I guess you can lay it on the bed...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 11-30-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,619
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Stick built depreciation

Great question. My logic is that stick built trailers still depreciate much quicker even if they always stay inside a garage. Since this is just an experiment, the asset has to be liquidated when...
Forum: General Chat 11-30-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,779
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Factory installed insulation

Here's a photo of what Casita uses vs. the "double shell" of the Lil' Snoozy.

Seriously, even though it's not much insulation, it's adequate for these tiny spaces.

The worst thing that...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 11-29-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,619
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Housing Shortage Experiment

I'm so interested in this idea that I wound up buying one each of my three favorites: Scamp, Casita, Lil'Snoozy.

Since Fiberglass egg trailers have the least amount of depreciation in the sector,...
Forum: General Chat 10-29-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,530
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Considered a pop-up?

Maybe an A-Liner? Home - Aliner (https://aliner.com/)

With good care, you could squeeze 15 years out of one I bet.
Forum: General Chat 08-01-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,230
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Hitch Buddy

With a Hitch Buddy and a fifth wheel camper, you'd have something very similar:

Trailer Life Directory Open Roads Forum: Towing: 5'er tow dolly...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-01-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,199
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Water and Sewer Solutions

Here's a couple of ideas I had that could save you 52 trips to the dump station per year:

saniaccess3, saniflo, sani access 3, saniaccess...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-31-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,199
Posted By Kevin in Denver
Hi Stevieboy, Are you saying that you plan...

Hi Stevieboy,

Are you saying that you plan on full-timing inside the heated garage?

If so, I think it's a fantastic idea. The biggest drawback is not really having a window that has a view. ...
Forum: General Chat 07-30-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 55,786
Posted By Kevin in Denver
The extra insulation in the Escape sounds exactly...

The extra insulation in the Escape sounds exactly like what I'm looking for. Could you give us a comparison?

Thanks in advance
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