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Old 12-01-2014, 01:13 AM   #1
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V-Lite Living at -40

Because of my work I needed to have a place to stay while I was working away from my home. Welcome to the Canadian oilfield. At -40 (same on both scales) this creates some challenges. But I seem to have it all set up.

I have 2 electric heaters in my insulated skirting which keep the crawl space at about 11 to 12 degrees Celsius. The inside is a comfortable 20 to 21 degrees Celsius.

My Flagstaff V-Lite is doing very well with all the Canadian modifications. Lol



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Old 12-01-2014, 02:42 AM   #2
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Wow. Hard core.
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Old 12-01-2014, 04:44 AM   #3
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Good job on the skirting.
But that is doggone cold!
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Wow! Thanks for sharing.
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Where is the F/W supply entering your V? Hope at -40 you don't loose Elec. or run out of Propane/line freeze? Youroo!!
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:41 AM   #6
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Where's the picnic table and BBQ grill?...
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:16 AM   #7
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There is a trailer park in the town a few miles for my house and there is several 5ers that are occupied all year round. While it doesn't reach -40, it does dip to -20F and I always wondered how that worked out. I believe they are hooked to city water and sewer but how do you manage your water and sewer out there on the tundra?
Thanks for sharing and stay warm!
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:34 AM   #8
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There were some serious challenges when in came to planning out the water and sewer issues. Although we are not in the tundra (lol) I am on a friends hobby farm. That being said he runs a hose to the horses everyday so we just add water to my tank when needed. But I do not fill it any more than about 3/4 fill. That keeps the fill port from freezing. The fill and bent also run through the closet in the bedroom so it stays fairly warm.
The waste water, is not fun but it works. I use a portable waste tank that I can take over to the septic system and dump in. I store the tank in the crawl space so it will not build up any ice.
As this is not a full time operation when I leave the trailer for any more than a day or two I use my air compressor to blow the water system clear. And I drain all the waste tanks.
I also have a wireless sensors that monitor temperature in the Bedroom, living room and crawl space. If any of the sensors drop below a preset temperature it rings an alarm in my friend's house.

As for the barbecue and table I actually have a 12 x 12 shelter beside the RV with a smoker, BBQ, and table for those times when it warms up to minus 20. Lol
Crazy Canucks. 😃


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I'm impressed! I'll bet that you are living better off than most.
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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?
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