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Old 10-27-2009, 10:15 AM   #57
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Hope you are well

How about an update. After trying a winter in an Airstream, what would you do differently, and what worked well ?
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:36 AM   #58
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Thumbs up Full Timing thru out winter in NY

We decided to "go for it" and utilize the airstream as living space full time. Also added a 14 x16 "cabin" that is about 8 feet from airstream, and we are now building a "breezeway" that will connect the two. The "cabin" will have a wood stove, and "space" to stretch out in...a place for the dogs, cat, and plants...and friends. Am also building a porch onto the cabin, so we have a place to still be "outside" yet covered from the rain and snow.

We "skirted" the stream with strawbales and plastic. That has made a big difference.

So far, the airstream window handles drip with water, as do the windows themselves...am hoping the heat from the wood stove will help with this. It's only dipped down into the 20's thus far.

Life is one big adventure! Love the stream.
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"We decided to "go for it" and utilize the airstream as living space full time. Also added a 14 x16 "cabin" that is about 8 feet from airstream, and we are now building a "breezeway" that will connect the two. The "cabin" will have a wood stove, and "space" to stretch out in...a place for the dogs, cat, and plants...and friends. Am also building a porch onto the cabin, so we have a place to still be "outside" yet covered from the rain and snow. "

Mmmmmmmmm. Sounds lovely. We have similar dreams, for in between extended road trips.
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mawjett --- start a new thread and link out & back to this one please? I'd (We'd?) really enjoy sharing your observations as the seasons change!

Right now the ground isn't frozen and has water vapor hanging over it like fog, when that gets locked up it will be just whats in the trailer to deal with.

Just be sure to aire your bedding for an hour in the morning, don't make up the beds too fast or after several days or a week you might have problems, keeping warm or condensation-sweat in mattresses...

Also - I think the condensation will slow down a bit once the mushroom forests, err no that's not it umnn, once the really cold weather freezes the moisture out of the cold air masses over Manitoba, Ontario etc..
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