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Old 10-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #15
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Love it Streamline! We are full timing as well here in Colorado! We had a pretty wicked wind storm last night and came through just fine! Love to see your pics and see your progress. We are also having concerns with windows, doors, and other heat loss areas. Have ordered all new window and door seals already and am planning on hay bale skirting soon. Would love to swap ideas and stories!
ps. my parents live in Tok and work in Fairbanks!
Very Cool! Story/ idea swap is a must! Aren't windstorms fun?

This week nights have been getting down to the teens, and we still don't have our woodstove in yet OR the skirting, but the Streamline is doing pretty good. Biggest problem, the door freezing shut. I believe some better weatherstriping and colder temps will resolve the issue. Right now we still have a lot of non-frozen water around, and I believe that is getting in the door seal. Stuff in the closests is kinda wet from condensation. But both have been pretty minor.

My plan for the skirting: Insulfoam board, then straw bales surrounding (on the outside) to protect foam from wind, and two heat lamps underneath to keep the chill off. We found that strawbales alone, in Colorado, didn't quite cut it, BUT I think we could have done a better job not allowing for air gaps.

I should note, although, the water is disconnected for the winter, I believe we could keep the trailer pipes from freezing, but our water source (a hose) is just not going to make it. Already frozen solid. I don't think heat tape/ insulation is going to cut it.

I will post some pictures of the skirting when I get it up next week.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #16
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Looking forward to seeing your pictures. Good for you. I wish I had your courage.

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:30 PM   #17
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Jeeze, this is just like Into the Wild (with a happier ending).
Into The Wild - Theatrical Trailer - YouTube

The book is better.

Please keep this thread going. It's intriguing! The one thing that I would find difficult is no running water in trailer. I could manage with a bucket for a loo, but how are you managing day-to-day washing of dishes, body, hands etc?

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I always love seeing these posts,

I often think that if life gets too tough for me I could always escape and go live in the trailer. All the Stuff I have around me is really just adding stress for no good reason. What a great experience to survive with so little space and stuff in such an extreme climate!
Same mindset here, AldeanFan.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:27 PM   #18
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There have been a few threads journaling life over winter in an RV and they have been fascinating. There was a couple who spent the winter in Vermont with a small yacht wood stove and solar power. That was a fun story to follow and they did great.

A lot of us dream of selling the house and moving into the trailer, so we'll be eagerly following your thread.
I've got a lot of kin folk that dream of selling their trailer and moving into a house.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:40 AM   #19
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Very Cool! Story/ idea swap is a must! Aren't windstorms fun?

This week nights have been getting down to the teens, and we still don't have our woodstove in yet OR the skirting, but the Streamline is doing pretty good. Biggest problem, the door freezing shut. I believe some better weatherstriping and colder temps will resolve the issue. Right now we still have a lot of non-frozen water around, and I believe that is getting in the door seal. Stuff in the closests is kinda wet from condensation. But both have been pretty minor.

My plan for the skirting: Insulfoam board, then straw bales surrounding (on the outside) to protect foam from wind, and two heat lamps underneath to keep the chill off. We found that strawbales alone, in Colorado, didn't quite cut it, BUT I think we could have done a better job not allowing for air gaps.

I should note, although, the water is disconnected for the winter, I believe we could keep the trailer pipes from freezing, but our water source (a hose) is just not going to make it. Already frozen solid. I don't think heat tape/ insulation is going to cut it.

I will post some pictures of the skirting when I get it up next week.

Yeah windstorms are a blast! Just not at 1am! hehe didn't get much sleep.
Our water is never connected all the time. We are at my brothers place and he has plenty of room for us. We have a portable dump tank, full time electric, but have to run a hose to fill up the water. It is about 200 ft to the water spout on his house.. Little far for a hose to be strewn across the ground, especially in the cold. Still trying to figure out how that will work in the winter but we will see. Pretty sure we can skirt how you will and be fine with our pipes and tanks but still contemplating it all.

Few cold days and nights so far.. averaging in 30-20s at night. No issues so far. No freezing doors or anything. It is so dry here all the time though I doubt moisture will be to much of an issue. Can't ever keep any moisture in your house in the winter.

Brother wants straw bales for halloween so might pick some up for him and then use them when he is done for the trailer.
Is it best to get foam board from HD or Lowes or something? Not sure if there is a cheaper place around.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:22 PM   #20
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but how are you managing day-to-day washing of dishes, body, hands etc?
Well, I have a lot of experience in this, the cabin I lived in for the past year before moving into the Streamline was dry, meaning, absolutely no water or septic. It is actually fairly common in rural Alaska. For dishes, we let the grey water out, and wash very sparingly with a 2.5 gallon jug that we buy or fill at a neighbors. I personally sanitize the silverware on the stove with a little heat before calling it done. Also, I recommend watering down the dish soap so it takes less water to rinse it off. Some "dry" cabin people rent a port-a-potty. We did that last year. It is NO FUN to go outside to do your business at -20. On the plus side although, that is how I would catch glimpses of the northern lights. So we are using an rv portable potty, and dumping it at rv dumps and it lives happily INSIDE the trailer.

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Yep. Here it is $8/ sheet for foil backed foam (about 2.5" thick?) and they are pretty big sheets. My plan is to cut the sheets to the proper heights and tape together to further seal out wind, and make a couple of "door" sheets to access the heat lamps if needed.
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Oh, as far as showers, a local gym membership
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:24 PM   #22
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A little mini update. Still no skirting and just a Mr. Heater Propane heater, and nights of about 14. The trailer is a little cold. along the walls and in patches. I do have frost sneaking in by the rivits. I had a little delay on the woodstove, I need a aluminum piece fabricated to cover the window that the pipe is going out. I am convinced once I get my little stove going all will thaw out, fast.
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A picture of the frost that kinda hangs out:

Doesn't look too uncomfortable, right?
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Love it! People keep their houses to warm! If you live in cold places your house doesn't need to be 75 or 80!
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:26 PM   #25
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Would love to swap ideas and stories!
ps. my parents live in Tok and work in Fairbanks!
We have long ago friends tha live in TOK, the 'Landers'. They moved there in the seventies, surely your parents must know them.

Barry & Karen in sunny balmy (73* today) Mich.
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I will have to ask them! I bet they do! Was 73 here yesterday! Snow tonight!
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A picture of the frost that kinda hangs out:

Doesn't look too uncomfortable, right?
Love it! My grandparents had a '66 or '67 Empress with the double bed configuration.

Will be interested in how it goes as I hope to move away from the hot part of the US next year. Learning from these threads on "winter".

Anyone have any thoughts on "sealing" the exterior of jalousie windows? Interior storm windows sound great (and were optional on some trailer brands), but I've always wondered about preventing the cold incursion by starting on the exterior.

Where I live it is about heat & sun load. Interior drapes are great, but shading or covering the exterior of a window is far better.



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