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Old 01-08-2013, 08:25 AM   #29
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Nah, there's no uncertainty. If you camp in the winter you will never regret heating with wood. There's just nothing like it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:32 PM   #30
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I think you stepped into a minefield of uncertain PEOPLE, you will do just fine. I think you got a good plan with the snail stoves, and double wall pipe. Can't go wrong. I don't have an outside air source and I have had no issues with fresh air, these old trailers have lots to leak in fresh air. I have a large gap under my door... I bought a detector just in case, but no issues yet.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:28 AM   #31
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latitude adjustments

So, I just moved from an old shack in beautiful Missoula, Montana, which I shared with two other dudes, girlfriends, couch friends, cats and dogs, to a 1975 Safari Land Yacht, solo and full time, just outside of beautiful Roseburg, Oregon. I made this switch because it's time to get a career, I love wine, I love agriculture, and I love the Pacific Northwest. Southern Oregon covers all the bases.

So happens, my mother and her significant man friend for life are traveling, as semi-pro Airstreamers are wont to do, through Roseburg in February, and they spy this rig for sale. One thing leads to another, sharks smell an aluminum deal in the water, and the Land Yacht gets purchased. 23 feet, 1975, great interior styling, everything in almost-new condition, at a weirdly small price. I move into it a week later, with a Subaru and a small u-haul trailer full of stuff.

There was a small leak under the shower, but a short panic led to analysis, and it was just a leaky hose clamp. No sawz-all to the belly pan required. The power converter was also kaput, but after much agonizing I replaced it. The whole procedure was remarkably simple, and now I have lovely overhead lights and a CO detector.

I gave up a few things, like a mountain bike and some furniture, but I gained much more in freedom. I'm already imagining things like solar panels and a high-efficiency wood stove. Apparently the Airstream bug is one of those charming varieties that burrows, lays eggs and hatches, because I had a dream last night where somebody was demonstrating a radiant floor in their airstream, and telling me it didn't weigh much at all.

You Airstreamers have been on to a good thing for some time, now. Sometimes it is like living in a beer can or a small plane fuselage, but so what? It's everything a bachelor needs, and nothing he doesn't, but they should come equipped with a medium sized mutt and an aloe plant. For company.

Heavy duty plastic totes are indispensable for storage. Sleeping bags, climbing ropes, tents, the chainsaw, and all kinds of bulky things that don't see everyday use can live outside, provided they're kept dry. This revelation is why I do not have to walk sideways through my bedroom today.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:11 AM   #32
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:31 AM   #33
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Vermont Woodstove

I want one of these..

How perfect would this be.

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Old 08-08-2013, 07:32 PM   #34
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Friends of ours have installed a marine woodstove, not sure what model, in their Airstream parked on the their property in Northern Ontario. They use it as a winter base for skiing and according to them it works well. No running water of course in the winter, but the trailer is, reportedly, warm and cozy.

When I lived in the UK I spent some time living on a narrowboat where the only source of heat was a small woodstove. It was never an issue. Yes, mornings could be cold, but small spaces heat up quick.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:55 PM   #35
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Dear friend
Absolutely, absolutely ABSOLUTELY, PROVIDE OUTSIDE MAKEUP AIR regardless of how 'leaky' your airstream is purported to be.
Just saying....but ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!>
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:25 AM   #36
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My question to you all is

If I buy a used airstream say no less than 15 yrs maybe newer.
Does the heater take up allot of space? I will be buying site unseen besides pics online and having someone of course inspect it before I buy. BUT my question is .... How hard or easy is it to remove the electric heat and add a wood stove? Or should I keep the electric heat and add a stove ?

I want the wood stove for sure, just not sure how to remove the factory propane e heater or even if I should? help
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:29 AM   #37
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Doug and Maggie what stove is that?? I want to know
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If there is any electric heat, it's built into the AC unit and takes up no additional room.

From the factory there is a ducted propane furnace with a 12V fan. The modern furnace doesn't occupy a huge volume, and will generally be inside a cabinet or closet so that's not space that's readily re-usable for a wood-burning stove. If you're remodeling to the point that you're rebuilding/replacing cabinetry, it might be worth removing the propane furnace. Otherwise it's probably going to be as good to just leave it there as another heating option.

EDIT: I don't think Airstream offered this as an option in the age range you're talking about, but it was an option in older trailers and lots of people add them to their own trailer. You may find a trailer with a catalytic propane heater. People like these for boondocking because they require no electrical power.
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Doug and Maggie what stove is that?? I want to know
It is a Vermont Bun Baker wood stove. If you google it, you will find it.

Needless to say, it is pricey.


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Old 09-02-2013, 11:22 AM   #40
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Besides the o so expensive Kim wood stove. Are their any other eco ended wood stoves for rv o boats??

I like the squirrel I wounded is it to Big or just rgt for a 30 ft airstream?
Then theirs the cod and sardine. ANY MORE I DON'T KNOW ABOUT? )
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