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Old 04-22-2004, 08:03 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Woodstoves in Airstreams?

Just came across a great site for small marine wood stoves that look like they would be great for an Airstream restoration.

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Old 04-22-2004, 08:17 PM   #2
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The picture of the one on the right with the pup is in an Airstream...very cool!

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Old 04-22-2004, 08:19 PM   #3
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Someone at Marine Stove apparently has done it...check out this conversion Marine Stove

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Thats where I originally saw it., and there was a link to the site. They look great ...but pricey.
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Old 04-22-2004, 08:22 PM   #5
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Jack, that's awesome!!! It would be perfect for anyone that likes to camp in colder climates!.

I just would have the hardest time cutting the hole for the pipes!!!! Maybe in one that had a dent in it already, then cutting up the skin wouldn't hurt so bad.

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Cool restoration, but all I'd have to do is tell the wife we're going to heat the trailer with wood. Things would be a lot more than cool . We heat all winter with wood & I'm here to say that I'm more than happy to see the end of it in the Spring. Say what you will, but it's dirty, messy & maybe ??? cheaper than fossil fuel. I like it only because it's renewable.One good back draft in the trailer & We're gone.
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Old 04-22-2004, 10:39 PM   #7
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Very cool looking, but...

The renovation of that 1955 is beautiful, but... I have to wonder how the extra weight has affected it? Hardwood floors, cast iron (?) wood stove, stained glass panels, lots of stainless steel, and real tile in the bath. All of these are HEAVY! Back to the question though of a wood stove. It would be neat to step outside, chop some wood (to work up an appetite for dinner), and sit in the evening with a hot cup of cocoa watching the little logs burn. Very romantic. But if you're camped in the desert you would have to haul all your wood with you. Many areas prohibit the gathering of wood, and the wood stove does not duct the heat to the far ends, and inaccessible areas of the trailer. Remember, ducted heating keeps the holding tanks (on some models) and plumbing from freezing. I would only want to use a wood burning stove in a small primitive trailer.
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Originally Posted by InsideOut
The picture of the one on the right with the pup is in an Airstream...very cool!

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Yes!! The second one over with the black pup and the sofa. Excellent!! Gotta love that floor and the under-sofa storage!

The other photos are good for getting restoration ideas as well.

But 25K? Hmmm....

Regarding the wood stove, I'm skepical. As small as it is, it's going to need to be reloaded often with small (12") logs. Getting out of bed every hour to stoke it will get old fast.

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Has anyone tried this?


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Between the 4" Pipe for the wood stove and the 4" pipe for the Bosh, I really wonder what the outside looks like up on top? I really don't see any advantage at all in having wood heat in any trailer. The BTU's you per pound of wood vs. prophane should settle the question before it is even asked. yes, looks cool, smells nice outside in the morning but I like to turn on the heat and call it a night.
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Wood pellet stoves

Wood pellet stoves are cleaner and I don't think you have to worry as much about your chimney. Check out the pro's and con's of wood pellet and wood stove. Wood pellets come in a bag and it looks like Guinea pig food. It burns very efficiently and the stove captures most of the heat. Our friends have a wood pellet and I was extremely impressed with it. I thought it did a better job then our soap stone.

I have a Soap stone wood burner in my house and it has been great. I does a great job on my two story house. I would think it would get extremely hot having even a small one in a trailer.

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I wonder how much that TT weighs...tile bath, hardwood floor, cast iron stove, maple counter top???
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Check out their 'Newport' solid fuel stove... about the size of a shoebox!

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I love it when an old post comes back to life. True, axtra weight may not be what ones wants, but then again, not all of these old streamers are built for highway use. Pellets would probably be fine for a more mobile trailer. What I did experiance was a fifties vintage trailer that my friend maintained in northern New Hamphsire. This rig was very heavy, but since he set it up on a leased spot on a river he did not have to haul it often. It was completely boom power, plenty of wood. Four of us spent a great weekend in mid winter and all heat ws provided by a small pot belly stove. Exterior vent for combustion air a must. The unit they found is made for small spaces, should be perfect.

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