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Old 10-18-2013, 12:35 AM   #1
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Winter living cost effective skirting .

Hey fellow campers , I know I'm not first or last to try this but here it goes. I considered using bails of straw only to be worried about rot and mice and to buy lumber and build walls is very time consuming ( I work oil patch so I haven't got lots of time .) . So I picked up free 4 ft pallets , chopped them in half and screwed them together with some free

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old pliť wood . What do you guys think?
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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Great job. What did you wrap it with? Do you have a heat source under the unit?
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:02 AM   #3
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Two layers of vapor barrier ( plastics poly sheet). And for the heat source I was thinking a small electric heater dead Center sitting on cement blocks
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:12 AM   #4
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What did you do with your sewer and water connections? Where are you? N Dakota?

I'm just curious, I live in Florida and admire your ingenuity. I don't have any experience with what you are up against...
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:47 AM   #5
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To start with my work I'm gone 2-3weeks at a time so it's hard to justify renting a house I'll never See. Currently I only shower in the unit (other I do at the work shop ) . I'm going to buildin a connection box at the back for sewer (insulated). I have a plastic tank that sits in box of truck when I need to haul the shower water away. And fresh water I have another tank I haul in with. So the lot I'm sitting on is a industrial lot fenced and rented to me privately, it has electrical. I live up in central Alberta near Calgary, Canada . I plan on building a shop in the spring with living quarters , but until then I'm in the RV
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:37 AM   #6
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I am from Florida but I know how cold it gets in Calgary. The company I worked for in the early 80's installed the worlds first fiber optic trunking system from Calgary to a microwave facility in Cheadle. I was there in early January to work on the system. I can see why we have so many Canadians in Florida at that time of year

I know there are other members on this site who have experience with your situation and hopefully they will chime in.

Good luck and keep warm.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:50 AM   #7
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Hey fellow campers , I know I'm not first or last to try this but here it goes. I considered using bails of straw only to be worried about rot and mice and to buy lumber and build walls is very time consuming ( I work oil patch so I haven't got lots of time .) . So I picked up free 4 ft pallets , chopped them in half and screwed them together with some free old pliť wood . What do you guys think?
Have you considered some rigid styrofoam to provide some insulation? Suspect that your heater will have a job to keep things warm otherwise. Too late regarding the tape, however suspect you'll need some effort to get the glue off your TT come spring.
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