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Old 12-01-2014, 11:35 AM   #11
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Did I see right you put an insulation board on the roof and sides of the slides, nice. What do you do for hot water or don't you?

I had custom fitted wraps made for the slides. These are made of the same insulated material as the skirting. It helps protect my slide seals and makes it very easy to brush off and snow build up. Although it is usually fairly windy where I am parked so I don't have to worry about the snow too much.


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Old 12-01-2014, 02:07 PM   #12
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I had custom fitted wraps made for the slides. These are made of the same insulated material as the skirting. It helps protect my slide seals and makes it very easy to brush off and snow build up. Although it is usually fairly windy where I am parked so I don't have to worry about the snow too much.


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Old 12-01-2014, 08:14 PM   #13
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For the hot water I am using the stock water system in the trailer. When I shut it off I drain and blow down the entire system with my air compressor. Cleans the lines right out.


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Old 12-07-2014, 01:41 PM   #14
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Looks like fun! haha

im doin the same thing in nisku, gotta say the ol XLR actually holds up alot better than i had thought it would. I dont have any skirting yet, but she only starts to freeze up when its below -20c and its windy.

I run a PIRIT heated hose for my fresh water so i dont have to keep water in the tank, worst case scenario the water lines and grey tanks could freeze, but i could replace those twice a month and still save money over renting a place around here LOL

Curious who did your skirting? ive gotten a few quotes and wow, ill bank up some snow or stack some small square bales around the trailer! everyone has been in the $6k ballpark, and i cant justify that as i dont plan on spending another winter in the trailer
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:31 PM   #15
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@ykdave. I has Kimber's Creations make my skirting. With the two wraps and everything custom fitted it came out to about $5000. It is an insulated skirt with that foil bubble wrap sewn in to it. The biggest thing is to block the site flow. Even canvas would help. I don't recommend hay bales due to mildew and fire hazard but every bit helps. The skirting will also help keep everything from freezing. I have a heated water hose as well but my water source is too far away to run a continuous feed. With the warmer floors it also makes the propane heat more efficient. And the floor way more comfortable.


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Old 12-21-2014, 09:54 AM   #16
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Be aware that your water lines run just above the wheel wells on the curb side and are not insulated. I had a tire blow out last spring and when repairing the damage stapled new liner in the wheel well and into a water line. Had to pull the shower out and stove in the front to replace the lines.
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:53 PM   #17
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Thanks for the notice on that Rick. It is good to know. With the insulated skirting kit attached and the heaters in the crawl space the entire under side is at +12 degrees Celsius so the lines are protected. I have looked at the inner fenders and the tires that came with the trailer. I am planning on some new higher rated tires. The stock ones are kinda cheap. I was also looking at installing cross link polyethylene lining or box liner to protect the underside. Good to know where I can and can not put screws! Thanks buddy.


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so, how did your winter go?! any issues?

gotta say, it was actually a half decent winter, especially compared to the crap im used to getting up north LOL
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:13 PM   #19
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I don't think I've even come close to 32 f above , I think 40 f above is about as cold as we have spent in our V lite. So you and the trailer survived I take it since you posted again. How did you both make out any damage?
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:32 PM   #20
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hahahaha

Yes, all good on my end. I seen about 2 weeks of -35c highs (-31f), for the most part we were around -25c (-13f) lows.

I did eventually skirt my trailer (1x2 framed 2" R10 styrofoam panels), cost only a couple hundred vs the $6k for the canvas type skirting. Albeit not quite as aesthetically pleasing, it served its purpose well. due to the size of the space and the plumbing arrangement i divided the skirting into 2 sections, lead axle (fresh water tank) to the front of the trailer with a 1200w heater, and lead axle back to the forward side of the fuel tank (this area houses the plumbing to the hot water tank and kitchen) with a 600w electric heater.

im a procrastinator, so of course i waited till the first night that it hit -20c and i froze the water to the rear of the trailer before i decided to skirt LOL. Thankfully, pex is extremely forgiving as far as freeze/thaw cycles, no harm done.

ive been pretty surprised that i havent really burnt an outrageous amount of propane. I do run a 600w space heater in the living area as well as another in the garage with the door closed between garage and living area (furnace not ducted back there). i run off of a ~120gal/420lb propane pig, generally get it topped up every 5-6 weeks at a cost just shy of $200. I cant complain about heat, hot water, and cooking for less than $200/month in a stinkin trailer in the winter!
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