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Old 02-08-2015, 09:29 AM   #1
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Woodstove placement

I would like to hear from anyone who has installed a woodstove in their trailer. I haven't yet purchase a trailer, but it will be 24' or under.

(1) Where could I find space to install one?
(2) Could one be installed in lieu of the stove/oven?
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:37 AM   #2
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Use the SEARCH Function - under that Select GOOGLE and just type in "Wood Stove" - it will bring up numerous threads. Some have done quite nice installs - but don't forget it's another hole in the roof!
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f459...ve-100085.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f462...e-44907-4.html
Frankly I wouldn't do it. There are a few very nice, very very small wood stoves out there - most of which cost over $1000! And a small wood stove doesn't hold enough fuel to last the whole night - so if you have to get up and feed it ever 3 or 4 hours how much good is it?

I do like the look and feel of the flames - but did you know there are marine propane or diesel stoves that can provide that (and keep a teapot warm on the top? One even had a flexible two layered hose/chimney that brought in cold air to the combustion chamber and exhausted the spent air to the outside - very efficient and safe!

You'll sacrifice a good deal of floor , wall and chimney space - and the smaller the trailer the more significant losing even 1 cu. ft. can be.

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Old 02-08-2015, 10:24 AM   #3
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I've wondered about small coal stoves before.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:05 AM   #4
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I would think the heat from a wood stove would run you out of there except in the most bitter of cold. Unless this would be a permanent park job for a hunting camp in an extreme location I would not do it. But yes it can be done and yes people have done it.
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have one in my house.
Would never think of one in my trailer. Unless parked to die(never going to move).
To much work with fuel and ashes etc.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:18 PM   #6
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If wood stoves were great in a trailer, most of us would already have one.

We heat with wood at home, but would never consider it for a trailer. Too many good other options.


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Old 02-08-2015, 04:09 PM   #7
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The reason I am considering a woodstove is because I need to avoid gas, oil and propane for health reasons. If I'm living in the trailer full-time and need to be in a place for income purposes that's very cold in the winter, I need backup in case the grid goes down for several days or longer. i.e., a generator is not an option.

So experienced answers are much appreciated....
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Old 02-08-2015, 04:34 PM   #9
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Hi look at this great guy http://jonsonglobetrotter.de/ he is living on the road since 30 years, he lived in many let me say rv or trailer. Now he is heating his trailer ( no AS ) with a marine wood stove. (Uk) He is doing great, and for me If I would live in a Airstream or so It would be the first work what I would do. To have the choice heat both way is be wounderful. All the best
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I'm installing a navigator sardine in my 26' 1976 Argosy as we speak. Lucky for me, I had a deceased propane fridge right next to the door, which leaves me a space for my stove to sit on a 2 cubic foot wood box, with the chimney going literally directly up into the existing vent from the fridge. Even better than that, there's a low hatch that used to be for accessing the pilot light and such on the fridge, and I'm able to Jimmy a small pipe to add a fresh air return (this has been the biggest controversial issue surrounding CO emissions in an enclosed space) this also stops the stove from suckling air in from other parts of the trailer.

I've heard tonnes of nay-sayers chirp about it getting way too hot, or having to stoke the stove every couple hours, but the reviews I've heard of this particular little guy (The Navigator sardine) is that you can get 6-7 hours of burn time out of a proper load when you use good quality wood/hardwood lump charcoal. I don't think alot of these people understand quite how tiny these little units actually are, the issue of cooking me out of my trailer has yet to be proven. I'll gladly be the guinea pig.

Perhaps I spoke too soon, but it's looking like a seamless installation so far. I'll let you know how well it worked in a week or 2 when I've broken her in.

P.S. Ive been living full time in this vintage beauty on the West Coast of Canada for 2 years now (with my 9 year old daughter). Electric heaters just don't cut it when the cold snaps hit, and propane heat causes WAY too much condensation=mold.
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Really interested in this, as a wood stove is on the list of things to do - after this year's composting toilet and next year's solar upgrade.

I've seen some wonderful installs and have lived with wood stove heat (with no fresh air return) on a boat in the UK, where one well placed stove kept a 42' narrowboat (also known as canalboats) toasty all winter long.

Would love to see some pictures of people's solutions.
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Hi look at this great guy jonsonglobetrotter.de he is living on the road since 30 years, he lived in many let me say rv or trailer. Now he is heating his trailer ( no AS ) with a marine wood stove. (Uk) He is doing great, and for me If I would live in a Airstream or so It would be the first work what I would do. To have the choice heat both way is be wounderful. All the best
Oh my lord.

This guy is insane. I love how far and wide he travelled and the vehicles he used. Tractors. Trailers. Circus wagons.

The site is in German, but well worth visiting. A free spirit indeed.
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Anything heavy, mount it ahead of the axles. probably best location is just slightly ahead of the front axle so that it's in the proper place, but not so far forward as to really bump up your tongue weight.

I'd cut the hole in the side of the shell, not the roof. Run your exhaust out the side and then turn it up. I'd also make a little visor or "eyebrow" from aluminum and rivet to the skin above where the pipe hole is...kind of like the one above the entrance door.

Be careful not to set anything on fire. Other than that, have at it

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Be careful not to set anything on fire. Other than that, have at it

Best of luck,
I like that...

Here's a picture of a 1989 34XB that had a wood stove in it.... vented through the roof. I like the suggestion of venting through the side wall. As for too much heat for a trailer..... that's what the windows are for....



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