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Old 12-23-2011, 12:56 AM   #1
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Camping in a "WSHTF" situation

Would like to see pics, hear ideas, experiences about a wood stove in a TT. Flat top stove would seem to be the way to go.
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:39 AM   #2
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as a hot puff of smoke !!!

my grandfather did something like that
in a way anyway
he has his on some sliding platform kind of a THING
long story
bottom line
the Fire Marshal would have not been impressed

sorry back to you here
for starters you will need to plan on
reinforcing the roof where exhaust pipe exits
fact
we probably do not wish to cut through
a supporting member up there ??
extra floor support may also be needed
fire proff backing and flooring ((A MUST ))

wood burning stoves also call for a safty zone
nothing close within 3 to 4 feet ???

I have one now (at home)
and have enjoyed others
as we know most are rather heavy !

what comes to mind most is the space needed
around a wood burning stove
it really is a lot

if you carry insurance ??
and they happen to get wind of this
plan on them being gone
as a hot puff of smoke !!!

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Old 12-23-2011, 06:21 AM   #3
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I've never seen it done in a TT before. Seems there would be LOTS of heat in a small area. Also, with a large flame like that, flying sparks in a TT could be hazardous to your health.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:22 AM   #4
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ran us right out of the room

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Seems there would be LOTS of heat in a small area.

good point made amxpress
how many times has a wood burning stove
ran us right out of the room ??

plenty

we all have seen the old style (very small) round type
kind of tall and slender
only hold a few ((little)) logs
one of those would be plenty I think in a trailer
less weight etc etc etc

Wood Stoves Approved for Mobile Homes | WoodlandDirect.com

a few years back I was needing
new pipes for our wood burner
quailty parts add up in price fast !!
I found out !!!
http://www.woodlanddirect.com

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Would like to see pics, hear ideas, experiences about a wood stove in a TT. Flat top stove would seem to be the way to go.
This is an extremely dangerous idea.

You will NOT be able to get insurance on the trailer and could be on the hook for the entire loss if you failed to disclose or remove it. (assuming you survive the inevitable fire at all).

The walls are made of THIN plywood covering Styrofoam in the newer campers. Any concentrated heat will cause damage to the walls.

AT THE LEAST, the Styrofoam will release poisonous fumes from the heating process.

I just sold my BIL's single wide mobile home in Alaska (not mobile - no axles or tongue) and he had installed a VERY small wood stove in a corner of the living room. It was an EXCELLENT installation job. He had covered the walls with a fireproof material and had a floor of cement board covered with brick veneer (1/4 inch brick slices) under it.

All gone now.
The buyer could NOT get insurance until it was ripped out.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:46 AM   #6
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if you really have to have one

Inventor creates wood-burning stove for RVs


Greg Gerber posted on October 27, 2011 14:43

BURTON, Wash. -- Two years ago Bridget and Roger Lehet were living on a 30-foot boat with their daughter in what they thought was absolute poverty. Out of necessity they invented a multi-fueled wood cook stove, originally designed for the boat, but also perfect for any small space such as yurts, RVs, cabins, or any other place where portable heating and cooking are required.
The stove's compact design, measuring 30 inches tall with a 10-inch diameter, allows it to be installed with very little footprint, while its burn technology offers plenty of useable heat with little to no visible emission, said Bridget Lehet.
One of the key features which make this stove unique is its portability. Weighing only 80 pounds, and utilizing a 3-inch chimney system vented through the RV's roof, this complete unit can be deployed in minutes, possibly for disaster relief efforts.
Another unique feature is the patent-pending secondary combustion system which recycles exhaust gasses from the primary fire by re-burning them at temperatures of up to 1,600 F which completely incinerates all carcinogenic smoke particles before they become pollution, she explained.
This also allows the Kimberly Stove to operate on very little fuel. For winter heating, a 5-pound extruded sawdust log will provide enough heat to keep the average boat or RV warm and cozy for at least 8 hours, and provide more than 1,100 F for cooking.
For spring and fall use, one pound of standard charcoal will run this stove at a lower heat range for up to 12 hours.
Flexibility of fuel types is another unique feature of the Kimberly stove. The firebox and all areas of high temperature and corrosive exposure are constructed completely of type 316L high temperature stainless steel.
"This allows users to select fuels other stoves canít burn such as salt water drift wood, charcoal and coal," said Bridget. "Soon we will be able to offer the ability to use pellets, gasses and oils, such as bio diesel.

Inventor creates wood-burning stove for RVs > RV Daily Report |
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Not my idea of "pretty" but if your goal is "free living off the land" it might work. I would run this buy my insurance company in any case. (Unless of course your rig is paid off and you don't want/need insurance.)
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When I was a kid in the 50's my parents had trailers and they all had coal/ wood fire places in them, that was in the UK where you needed heat all year round the biggest problem I remember was trying to control the condensation.
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This is an extremely dangerous idea.
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I'm cheap

Free heat is the goal. Paying for insurance might cause me to hafta go into town more often to make money. Like many of you, I just want to segregate myself and family from this poisoned society as much as possible.

That stainless stove looks pretty nice. Being as small as it is, it would stick out in the room less allowing for more living space to be utilized.

And yes I realize everything needs to be very fireproof. Ive got a construction background but that doesnt dictate that I know about wood stoves. However I'm sure I can do something that's safe. I was thinking prior to installing stove I would rip out the paneling from the entire kitchen and living area and put up 1/4 inch Sheetrock, preferably green board if I can find it. Around the stove I'd use cement board with synthetic stone or tile stuck to it. Would def have cement board on bottom as well but would probably use flagstone rather than lick em stick em rock. The brick floor is cool too just a bit more labor intensive and disturbs the rock fireplace look that seems the cheapest/easiest.

I've seen alot of stoves with the pipe ran out thru the wall, I would prefer this method of venting unless there is some inherent flaw w it. Don't wanna mess up the roof til I'm ready for a complete rebuild.
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