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Old 03-15-2017, 12:02 AM   #57
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It's only a problem until you solve it by adding enough solar or replenishing your propane supply as needed, etc. It doesn't solve itself.
There's more than one way to solve off the grid issues. There's lots of talk about adding solar and more solar, larger and more batteries. Using lots of propane and therefore needing to be close to a source. This all well and good for some. However, there are others of us that look at these issues as a challenge to live with smaller solar and a single battery. To stretch propane out a lot longer than you might expect. This where I believe the dividing line between RVing and Camping happens. I'm a camper, and can live without a lot of stuff many don't feel they can get along without. We, my wife and I, really believe that less is often more.
Do you really need that electric water pump, that propane water heater, a powered vent? The toilet and show are they really necessary? Tent campers have lived without all these things for years and still are, RVers have to all this stuff. As I said before there's more than one way to live your life and your trailer life. No right or wrong, just different.

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Old 03-15-2017, 09:50 AM   #58
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Great thread -- sure got lots of folks thinking.

I've had a wood stove in my home for 39 years (just calculated that. Damn.) I currently have a convection-type furnace in my 17' Boler, and wouldn't trade for an instant -- for the many reasons cited above.

What I have not read -- and might have missed -- is the reason why the OP wants a wood stove, though lots of folks imputed motives. If it is simply to save power on a furnace blower, perhaps there are still convection furnaces on the market.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:58 AM   #59
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stove ?

Lots of good ideas here, mostly about safety and making it small enough to fit, and the problems a small stove would have, using tiny fuel . Thinking of MY Scamp, my biggest problem would be the bouncing. The stove might ultimately end up on the floor, in pieces. And the 'chimney', needing some kind of opening in the fiberglas shell, could be a leaking problem. I just got back from Quartzssite, heading east to Sedona I saw tons of new potholes on Hwy 40. It was impossible to miss the potholes or patches, even the patches had patches ! Drive behind a Scamp or Casita on a bumpy road, which might be any major highway nowadays, and imagine what is going on inside the trailer ! Just my two pesos ! David in Fresno and Sonora
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:38 PM   #60
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I recall staying in a log cabin in northern B.C. one night. I loaded up the air-tight wood stove with green wood before crawling into bed. It was 26 degrees below zero.
Did I mention I too was loaded?
Woke up about 4 am and the air-tight stove was bouncing up and down from the intense heat inside, and out. Must have been 130 degrees in the cabin, but at least it wasn't on fire.
With no mind of the blizzard outside, I opened the cabin door, and went back to bed.
If you want to be warm in a 13' trailer, I highly recommend a wood stove.
I've lived in northern BC for about 40 years. You reminded me of the style of "airtight" wood stove that we used to call "hippy killers." Thanks for the smile.
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Ah, yes. They were anything but "airtight". But, $39 for a wood stove. How can you resist?
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:18 AM   #62
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I have a cubic mini wood stove in my trailer, 16 scamp it sits on a stainless steel counter top and the pipe goes through the window with an aluminum plate in the window so it is removable. It heats the trailer nicely but will only burn about 3 hours when wide open using a fan to force feed it air and move heat around. If shut down it doesn't put out much heat. It is Sum what of a hassle to use but you can't beat the dry heat. I put it in to use for boondocking to save on battery useage but that is going to change soon when I go to lithium batteries.


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Old 04-01-2017, 04:22 AM   #63
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Jeff can you give anymore info on this stove, any photos? Thanks
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Jeff can you give anymore info on this stove, any photos? Thanks
Here you go. https://cubicminiwoodstoves.com/coll...ini-wood-stove
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