So, what the heck is a Snoozy II, and why should you even bother getting to know it? In my opinion, any camper that starts off priced at a tad under $28K, is built out of composite materials that won’t rot, is light enough to be towed by an array of vehicles, and can be equipped with some off-grid features is worth the attention.
One way to understand how your life may change with a Snoozy, I invite you on a three-minute trip where you can imagine that you own one of these campers. Now you’re sitting in the driveway with this trailer hitched up behind your truck. That fiberglass shell sits on top of a galvanized frame with a 3,500-pound (1,587-kilogram) spring axle underneath.
great emphasis on is how this camper affects your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. While it’s not clear just how much a dry Snoozy weighs, another factor behind the lower fuel consumption is how the shell is shaped. Simply put, it should act a lot like a torpedo through the air; a sharp lip directs airflow over and under the camper carrying it gently towards that squared-off rear. Speaking of the rear, this is also the point of entry.
Once you’ve parked your truck and stabilized your unit, you’ll want to head to the rear of the trailer and open the door to your temporary abode. Take out some lawn chairs and table setup, grab your boots from underneath the bedding, access the storage bays tattered along the exterior of the body, and before you know it, a fire pit is ready.
From here, it’s up to you how adventures unfurl, but you’ll probably get hungry at some point, and because the Snoozy lacks an integrated cooker, you’ll be able to choose where you fry your fish using a portable cooktop. Why not use the fire pit? A fridge, sink, and microwave are part of the standard package.
getting dirty, building tree branch forts, and soaking in the smell of burning wood or coals from a grill, you’ll want to clean up. Luckily for us, the Snoozy is fitted with a wet bath too.
As I explored what this habitat and manufacturer offer, I realized that this trinket can be prepared for off-grid living. It features 27 gallons (122 liters) of freshwater, and it looks like you can easily bring along some portable solar panels or ask Snoozy to integrate them into the shell, if possible. Sure, this will cost extra, especially if you factor in an inverter, charger, and bigger batteries, but being self-sufficient isn’t cheap.
Nonetheless, if you factor in the lifespan of fiberglass, the features and capabilities that Snoozy has to offer, and its ability to be taken off-grid, a starting price tag of around $28,000 (€29,210 at current exchange rates) should sound rather appealing. If you want to boost its abilities, a couple thousand more should do just fine. It helps to know what’s out there.