What can I do about the relaxaed door
We trailerd the horses up to the mountains this weeked. We have been seeing near freezing temps for a few weeks now out in central Wash. but this past weekend was well below freezing in the mountains. I have decited that if I am going to winter camp I need to loose the Mr. Buddy heater. The condensation is horrific. Its going to rott out my Scamp for sure. My door is all relaxed from being old and it froze shut from the condensation driping into the craks arround it. What can I do about the relaxaed door? Also I am looing at installing an Atwood Everest Star. Does anyone winter camp with one of thoose or similer? I am courios how warm it will keep it? I can handle the cold but the kids (And Baby) will need it nice and toasty! Any comments?
I had a similar problem, living in the same general area as you. I don't believe the door is really relaxing. What is happening, I believe, is the door was constructed using a pith board core to separate the outer skin from the inner fiberglass. That is saturated with water with no way for it to escape
. If you take your door off it will probably weigh 20 to 30 pounds due to the water.
What I did was to remove enough of the inner panel with a circular saw set to just cut through the fiberglass then chopped out as much of the pith board as I could. Then I used a pressure washer to clean out the remaining. The door sprung into the proper shape! From there you have a choice on how you want to rebuild the inner side of your drawer. Whatever you use, it must not be so stiff that it straightens the bend in the door. DAMHIK (don't ask me how I know)
Does anyone winter camp with one of thoose or similer?
Mine originally had a camper furnace
. I removed it because of the noise and excessive electrical
usage. I replaced it with a propane
fireplace designed for yachts. This is a wonderful for most nights, casting a warm ambiance of flickering flames throughout. However with the limited insulation of the Scamp
, with the outside temps below freezing, it needs some help. On my 16 ft I mounted it in the wall to the bathroom next to the range. It has a fan, but not enough to keep the floor area warm. It is vented outside, though, so it can run all night and we are completely condensation free.
I plan to add a small catalytic heater and need to do this in the next week or so, before we take off for Missouri.
Hope this helps.