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Old 10-12-2009, 03:25 PM   #15
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The reason that I recommend against using the camp stove inside is that it would be somewhat teeter-totter and susceptible to an accident.
what if it was secured well. my main concern was the stove eating up too much oxygen and killing myself. teeter totter accidents can be easily avoided. and if it was in use, i would be there 100% of the time or turn it off for a minute while i got get something.

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How far in distance are you from the house where electricity
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i am about 200 ft, and have a cable running from the house to the trailers hook up in the rear. i am using this computer in the airstream right now.

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Do you have water supply? A water hose?
i had a hose hooked up for some time, but needed to use it to save a part of my garden when we had our summer heat waves. i was going to hook it back up but then thought of the hose freezing when its cold and then i will be back to no water.

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Does your trailer look like this one?
that is it, except the interior is much nicer lol.
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:24 PM   #16
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Your trailers oven and stove are properly vented and is designed to be used inside your trailer, your camp stove is not. If the stock items work, you may as well use them for that for which they were intended.

Your hose won't freeze if you keep the water running a small amount through the cold snaps. I lived in my trailer all last winter and did not have a single incident of freezing because I kept the water running constantly. Also, does your furnace work? You'll want that operating to help keep your internal water lines from freezing. The interior water lines typically run along side the heating ducts and keep from freezing because of that.
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:43 PM   #17
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If your stove doesn't work you can get by great by buying a two burner stove for about $30 sold at Walgreens. Look for a second hand microwave and a crock pot-you will be in business. An ice chest works well if you have access to ice or again look for a dorm refrig at a yard sale or Craig's list. As far as bathroom needs-baby wipes are a great way to stay clean and you can get large quanities at discount stores. You can buy a urinal that can be enptied in the am.A ceramic heater should help but depending on how cold it gets where you are-how adequate. I bought a large crock with a spigot on it to keep water in my studio. Good luck.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:50 PM   #18
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Your trailers oven and stove are properly vented and is designed to be used inside your trailer, your camp stove is not. If the stock items work, you may as well use them for that for which they were intended.
yea see thats why i asked before i did it. i have been cooking on the BBQ outside because the weather is nice. soon it wont be so nice. how do i go about checking to see if the stove works properly

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If your stove doesn't work you can get by great by buying a two burner stove for about $30 sold at Walgreens. Look for a second hand microwave and a crock pot-you will be in business. An ice chest works well if you have access to ice or again look for a dorm refrig at a yard sale or Craig's list. As far as bathroom needs-baby wipes are a great way to stay clean and you can get large quanities at discount stores. You can buy a urinal that can be enptied in the am.A ceramic heater should help but depending on how cold it gets where you are-how adequate. I bought a large crock with a spigot on it to keep water in my studio. Good luck.
is this what your talking about, the stove in the pictures attached? as for the other things i am already ahead of you! i got a microwave, i got a crockpot, i got a rotisserie oven, and a small toaster oven. i would just like the stove for making bigger meals every now and then. i have a small heater as well that is working great keeps it at a nice 70 degrees in here at night. i have a 5 gallon water dispenser too so drinking water not a problem.

once again thanks for the help. either way i will make due
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:30 PM   #19
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how do i go about checking to see if the stove works properly
Got propane in the tanks? Turn the regulator over to a tank that has propane in it (leave the other turned off), then turn on one of the stove burners and light it. It may take a while, as the propane will have to push out the air that is in the lines. This may take several seconds. You should be able to hear the gas flowing from the burner and once the air is pushed out, you should be able to smell it. It smells like rotten eggs. Note, there may be a shut off under the counter that the stove is mounted in, so have a look there to make sure it is turned on. Once you have one going, start the others (one at a time) and light them. Once lit you can turn them off and the pilot light to each burner should stay lit (providing you don't turn off the propane), so that now all you will need to do is turn the burner on and it will light by itself.

Next you can try the oven and furnace!
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Side note... If you have silver propane tanks as mentioed below - chances are they are aluminum and made by Worthington. Chances are also good that they need to have updated valves to meet current specs. Those Worthington tanks are worth saving even if they need to be revalved - don't let anyone talk you into replacing them for nice new (heavy, cheap) steel ones....
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:24 PM   #21
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- don't let anyone talk you into replacing them for nice new (heavy, cheap) steel ones....
Unless of course you'd like to send them to me. I have a nice pair of compliant steel tanks that I can send you!
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:36 AM   #22
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Got propane in the tanks? Turn the regulator over to a tank that has propane in it (leave the other turned off), then turn on one of the stove burners and light it. It may take a while, as the propane will have to push out the air that is in the lines. This may take several seconds. You should be able to hear the gas flowing from the burner and once the air is pushed out, you should be able to smell it. It smells like rotten eggs. Note, there may be a shut off under the counter that the stove is mounted in, so have a look there to make sure it is turned on. Once you have one going, start the others (one at a time) and light them. Once lit you can turn them off and the pilot light to each burner should stay lit (providing you don't turn off the propane), so that now all you will need to do is turn the burner on and it will light by itself.
now see i thought it would be that simple, when the weather clears ( its storming like MAD right now) i will check into it.

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Side note... If you have silver propane tanks as mentioed below - chances are they are aluminum and made by Worthington. Chances are also good that they need to have updated valves to meet current specs. Those Worthington tanks are worth saving even if they need to be revalved - don't let anyone talk you into replacing them for nice new (heavy, cheap) steel ones....
they are aluminum i can tell these things are quality. i was going to take them to the local propane place and have them take a look for safety reasons.

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Unless of course you'd like to send them to me. I have a nice pair of compliant steel tanks that I can send you!
haha, i think i will keep them where they are
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