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Old 12-09-2002, 06:31 PM   #29
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First off...it "aint gonna look like Arkansaw" and second you are right the fit wont be super tight and air circulation will be suffient enough to ward off that much humidity happening. Besides HE has a light bulb thingy that he plans to turn on when ever he sees a problem. And on sunny days I will open opposing sides for air to circulate.Think we got a handle on this one. Besides we arent using hay..Arkansaw,I never.This is Missouri.Hehe not much difference. Beautiful terain. The skirting is on hold until the phone wire and the water connection is fixed.
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Old 12-09-2002, 07:02 PM   #30
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these folks....

check out the trailer skirts on this site....WARNING!! don't go here without a sense of humor!




http://www.mytrailerpark.com/





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Old 12-09-2002, 07:26 PM   #31
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Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

Big J,

Thanks for the laughs!!!
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alas, yet more...

here is another site with more good ideas for skirting.....



http://www.missouritrailertrash.com/index.html




again heed the above warning.....

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Old 12-10-2002, 06:38 AM   #33
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Those pictures of Mo trailers are for real. I have seen some that make those on that web site look like the Ritz.A place not far has old burnt out water heaters for a privacy fence,at least an acre of fence!Thanks for the grin.
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No great art than real life!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-11-2002, 08:08 AM   #35
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The frames are done up to the street side where all the hookups are. Have to study this a bit. Had several comments from other RV'ers in the park.All were good and some are considering the same application(rather than hay bales)... Phone problem turned out to be conflict with computer modem and phone being plugged in at same time. One lesson learned...dont buy cheap Walmart water hose.
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Old 12-25-2002, 08:01 AM   #36
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Question How are things working out?

Rubyslipper,

Just following up on how things have been going for you guys.

Any new insights that you can share on living in your A/S in cold weather?

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Old 12-26-2002, 01:23 PM   #37
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John.The insullation frames seem to be a good thing so far.Temps havent gotten down there to really test. I have pics but cant figure out how to post them over yet but am working on it. We have found a small leak in what maybe our gray hold tank.Not happy about this but figure if we dont let the level get too high we should be ok until we can get it to dealer for "look see".The plastic over inside of windows is a must! The propane guy commented on the amount of fuel we burn compared to other "wintering" trailers is considerably less. I found a insullating blanket product at the local Ace Hardware that I am using with velcro to make a cover for the door. I also made a cover for the fantastic vent since there wasnt one. Works great.
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Old 12-26-2002, 02:11 PM   #38
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Plastic over the inside of windows?

Could you explain how this is helping and how did you attach the plastic to the inside of the windows?

I'm guessing that it's helping with the condersation? Am I correct on this?

Could you also explain about the insullating blanket? Is this attached inside? Is it cutting down on cold pockets?

I'm learning from your experience!!!

Sounds like you've learnt alot since first starting out! I'm happy to hear that your A/S is using less LP than the SOB's. Saving on LP is a beautiful thing.

Keep us updated as you learn more- John
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Old 12-27-2002, 10:29 AM   #39
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The plastic is inside over the windows.Those kits with the tape and a hair dryer to seal. This is helping with drafts since we dont have storms. As for condensation.....nothing helps with that. Every day I crack the windows open just a bit to let air circulate the moisture off.We are having a heck of a time with the window in back over our heads in bedroom.Guess I could smother the husband with a pillow so he doesnt snore with mouth open so much.. . The insullation blanket is a neat product. Its bubble wrap sandwiched between an alumimum looking fabric. I cut to fit over the door and vent opening and used velcro to attach to trailer. I remove it during the day.I also have a piece of it in the storage area under our bed to help with the cold air that comes in from the rear door. Only time will tell how all this will work.Still trying to figure out how to post a photo...!
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Old 12-27-2002, 10:39 AM   #40
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Foil=bubble=foil

My old Scamp was entirely insulated with the foil-bubble-foil insulation. The insulation was glued to the fiberglass shell with contact cement. Then, the insulation was sprayed with contact cement and a fuzzy fabric headliner was installed. The headliner was very much like the fabric in my 2003 International.

That Scamp was always a super warm trailer in the winter and air-conditioned very efficiently in the summer.

I made vent covers of the sulation and velcro that really helped heat loss at the vents.
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Old 12-27-2002, 12:11 PM   #41
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Still trying to figure out how to post a photo...!
Hi again Rubyslipper. Thanks for keeping us updated on your winter living experience. The following link should be helpful to you in posting photos. The main 2 things to remember are that if the photos are too large, they must be resized to a smaller
resolution. 400x300 works well for me. The 2nd thing is that the photos must be in either .jpg or.gif format. Best of luck to you.

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Many Thanks!

At night when going to bed, I close the hallways doors and run a ceramic space heater in the bathroom/bedroom area. I don't have any windows in this area cracked open and I don't get any condensation.

But the living room does since it's not being heated at night. So when I get up, I'll turn on the furnace and then crack the living windows and they dry up quickly.

The small windows below the larger ones, also have condensation and I wipe those with a towel.

Good Luck and thanks for the infor- John

p.s. cold to us down here is 40 degrees
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