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Old 03-22-2003, 11:11 PM   #15
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Faster Typist?

Nope, I got involved in how to format the website so that it was a title instead of just a URL. :chin I'd been wanting to learn that for a while and decided that was as good a time as any.

I got a real chuckle when my post appeared and yours was already there. Good job.
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Old 03-23-2003, 07:57 AM   #16
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Florida???

I wish I was in Florida. Actually I was there for two weeks over Christmas.
Coming back after that put me into a depression.
I noticed yesterday tho that the grass outside is beginning to get some green tint to it. Whooopie!!!!! It's coming.

Suz, you know what a mess the fireplace makes and starting it up on a cold morning, just takes too long.
We reserve the fireplace for cozy evenings.......
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Old 03-23-2003, 09:42 AM   #17
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I wish I was in Florida. Actually I was there for two weeks over Christmas. *
Coming back after that put me into a depression.
I noticed yesterday tho that the grass outside is beginning to get some green tint to it. Whooopie!!!!! It's coming.

Suz, you know what a mess the fireplace makes and starting it up on a cold morning, just takes too long.
We reserve the fireplace for cozy evenings.......
As you recall, my daughter lives in your neck of the woods, so I know about that bitter, bitter cold that seemed unrelenting this year. She said the snow hadn't been that bad, but the biting cold just would not ease up. Of course the night she said that, was the night that big blizzard started moving in.... and yes, I do hear that spring is coming! Hurrah, Hurrah!

About the fireplace. Yea, starting it in the morning is a real bummer. About the mess...well, Pete, I hate to be critical of other people's work, but if you had put the fireplace in the back instead of the middle of the trailer, you could have installed a clean-out. Yea, I know, centrally located in the middle is a better distribution of heat, but still.......;)
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Old 03-23-2003, 09:05 PM   #18
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Fireplace

Suz,

Hindsight is always better then foresite.

Today was beautiful! About 68 degrees. We washed down the deck ( no I don't have one in the back of the Burro- but it is a thought) and cut the 3/4 " plywood sheet for the bed of the Burro. I'm gonna be able to lift up that mattress in one easy swing, just like the big trailers can do.
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Old 03-24-2003, 07:16 AM   #19
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Spring

Isn't it amazing how enoyable the outdoor chores are in the Spring? The same ones that are so tedious by the end of the summer?

I went out and washed my trailer yesterday. It wasn't all that bad, but we'd had some dirt, wind, rain...just enough to make it kind of icky. I keep a loose tarp over it most of the time, but the wind had blow a lot of dirt under it and with the moisture....

I think the dog was trying to tell me that he was ready to go camping, also. Usually when I go out to the trailer, he goes in with me, checks it out then prefers to lay just outside the door. He rarely stays in there for very long. Yesterday morning was different. He brought his rawhide chew stick in there, plopped himself down, and proceeded to enjoy himself. Even when I went in the house to get more coffee he stayed in there....something he NEVER does. Yep, I think he's trying to tell me that it's time to get a move on. ;)

Ain't Spring grand?
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Old 03-24-2003, 10:30 AM   #20
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* * * * * * Nope, I got involved in how to format the website so that it was a title instead of just a URL. :chin *I'd been wanting to learn that for a while and decided that was as good a time as any.

I got a real chuckle when my post appeared and yours was already there. Good job.
Hey, Deb! I noticed your nice, clean hotlink! And I appreciate your effort! (I try to convert the ones I see where the urls are lonnnnnng.)

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Old 03-24-2003, 10:32 AM   #21
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* * * * * * We washed down the deck ( no I don't have one in the back of the Burro- but it is a thought) *
Wow, Pete. A fireplace and a deck... that would be some kind of fancy. What's your towing weight?
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Old 03-24-2003, 05:44 PM   #22
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Towing weight

With out the wife's stuff inside it's only 11,576 lbs.
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Old 03-24-2003, 09:07 PM   #23
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(I'm paraphrasing our fearless Webguy, here!)

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Old 03-27-2003, 01:13 PM   #24
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Venting?

We have a propane heater in our 5th wheel and we were wondering about something. Do we need to keep a window cracked or a vent cracked for ventalation when using the propane -- especially in such a small place?

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Old 03-28-2003, 07:59 AM   #25
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the answer is yes, ventalation must be provided. I copied the warnings out of my instuction mauel.

1st WARNING:
This is an unvented gas-fired heater. It uses air (oxygen) from the area in which it is used. Adequate combustion and ventilation air must be provided. refer to page 2
2nd WARNING: (page 2)
If the recreational or commercial enclosure does not have a window or roof vent, DO NOT USE THIS HEATER INSIDE
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So what do you all do to vent your trailer when you are running your propane heater? Do you open the roof vent or a window?

It was so very cold (snowing!) the first night we camped and used the propane heater, that opening a vent (which we did) sorta defeated the purpose of having the heat on. The next night we bought an electric ceramic heater to use instead of the built-in propane heater. Also, the built-in propane heater was very noisy when it went off and came back on. It kept us awake all night.

But there are going to be some times that we are going to want to use it when we "dry camp" so I would like to know how you all vent your trailer when you run your heater.

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Old 03-28-2003, 11:29 AM   #27
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Hi, Nancy!

The propane furnace/heater in my Casita is vented to the outside. I still prefer to keep a window open at least an inch when we're running it.

Actually, I prefer to keep a window open anytime I'm sleeping in the Casita....

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Old 03-28-2003, 01:04 PM   #28
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Hi Nancy!

>>propane heater was very noisy

They all are. But like living next to a railroad track ... after awhile, you won't notice the trains.

We prefer using a electric ceramic heater when we have power.

While dry camping, we heat up the trailer BEFORE we go to bed, then turn the thermostat way, way down if not off completely ... preferring to snuggle together under mounds of blankets.

If we do turn off the furnace, in the winter, when dry camping, if and when we wake up cold in the middle of the night, we run it a few cycles before crawling back under the covers to catch a few more hours of sleep.

Burning gas while we sleep makes me nervous in both my home and trailer ... and we try to dial the thermostat as low as humanly possible when we sleep.


We also usually "crack" the bathroom window and the top vent in the trailer, while sleeping, even if we're not running the furnace.

But, as I said, you get used to the noise.
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