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Old 03-16-2012, 09:26 PM   #1
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Wildwood 29 qbbs

I just bought a 2011 wildwood 29 qbbs to live in while we gut our house to the studs. We just moved here to sw North Dakota. Anyone else live in their camper have any tips or suggestions to make life easier for my wife and two little boys?
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:29 PM   #2
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Wow!!!!! How long will the house take to be finished?
1 - Where will your water come from (unless you're not totally shutting down the plumbing or electricity?
2 - How are you hooking up sewer hose?
3 - What kinds of temps will you be dealing with?

The hot water heater is only 6 gallons and the hot water won't last long with 2 little boys.

Since I don't know how much experience you have with travel trailers, it's hard to tell how much guidence you are asking for.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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The house could take 2 years to finish. I'm not borrowing money so it's a pay cash as I go project. My wife and I will be showering in my parents house on the property but I want to impose as little as possible in their space. I will be leaving water hooked up this summer but when winter comes I'm skirting the trailer and will be filling and draining tanks manually to prevent line freezing. Will be dumping sewer with macerator pump into house sewer clean out.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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It's going to be an adventure for sure... The housing in our area is unreal with the oil boom. I considered renting but average 2-3 bed houses are renting for 3000+ a month we decided a larger bunkhouse TT would be a better option, and when we finish the house we will have a nice camper at the end of it all.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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Skirting and adding some insulation under the TT will help alot. Get a large home sized propane tank cause the 2, 30 pounders won't last long when it gets cold. You can use electric heaters but, use the furnace too to keep the floor and underbelly warm. If you use the electric and propane at the same time on the water heater, it will recover more quickly between uses.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:08 PM   #6
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I have a huge 1000 gal tank for the house I just need to figure out how to plumb it to the camper. I was going to use heat lamp under the camper for winter too. It seems to work well in my brothers mobile home up here. I just worry bout -30 weather...
Thanks, all info is greatly appreciated...
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Well, I wish you luck. Looks like you will be able to cope pretty well. BTW, there will be alot of condensation issues during the winter unless you open some vents but then, there goes your heat. The boys will think it's an adventure for awhile but, I have a feeling they will be wanting to stay with grandma & grandpa after awhile.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:01 AM   #8
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Man I have to hand it to ya living in the tt for 2 years.
One thing you could do is buy tank heaters for the severe cold.
They also sell heat tape for your outlet pipes which couldn't hurt.
You probably need to dig in your propane line and put a regulator
on a pole next to your tt and then run a flex to your existing
Tt plumbing.
Good luck!
Let us know how its going with updates.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #9
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Thinking of starting a video blog on YouTube to document the process.
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