Just sitting around
My Outback is currently in Western PA where it's been since February.
I work the week and use it as my motel room and I fly home on the weekends.
Last winter was pretty mild, but I'm getting antsy about this coming winter. I don't like the cold to begin with, and everyone was saying last winter was unseasonably warm, and we a due for a cold one. To me it was cold and uncomfortable in my trailer.
So I used 2 100# lp bottles and put heat tape on my water hose. The sewer is hooked up with PVC pipe with a flex connection to my outlet. I pretty much just kept my grey and black valves closed and dumped the tanks each week. I was always monitoring the thermostat cause I was always afraid of running out of gas in the night. Getting those heavy bottles in the back of my truck and taking them to get filled is also a PITA.
My Outback has R7 walls, no thermal windows, R10 ceiling (block foam) and R14 blanket floor with enclosed and heated underbelly. Stupidly, I didn't get the fireplace option cause I thought it was silly. Thought a space heater would do better. Dumb, I know.
I'm really on the fence about just getting a better trailer or 5th wheel for this winter. But I doubt I can actually purchase one considering the logistics involved and the shopping/research needed. I like the floorplan OK, but I'd get something a bit different if I was replacing this one.
So I need some advice on surviving the winter. I've thought about getting a big bottle - like 100 gal. - and just running the furnace at a high level. Not sure if these are up to the task. I definately want to get a better water hose - something with the heating element built in. What to do about windows? Should I rig some kind of skirting?
If worse came to worse, I can stay in the Hampton Inn down the road for some serious stretches of cold.