Hi guys and gals. New to the class a scene after upgrading living spaces from my 1982 dodge okanagan camper van (awesome my-time-my-way.blogspot.com).**I was mulling over rent or..? *for the upcoming fishing season...guess ? won as I am now the proud owner of a 1986 31' Vanguard. Its quite a unit. Only 76000km on it. 126hrs on the onboard gennie. Fully insulated, storm windows....nice, real nice.**Its an 86 and some things arent working quite right. I noticed a couple of holes in the ducting, one window isn't sealing correctly. A few controls I've never seen and so on...*Its got a "Level Command II" information console that appears to be reading right. Even came with a full belly of propane and got respectable mileage over the 250km trip home. If its life was a road warrior it shows no signs of wear. Originally from Saskatchewan so virtually rust free.**Im leveling it today to power up the fridge.So now...I have questions.
I am certain these or similar have been covered before, my challenge is net connection and surfing the entire sight is difficult. That being said, drop a link on a brother if you know where the info is at.**Ill start with the base. I picked up a 30x50 trap for my skirting. I will make a more professional skirt later but its not practical right now. So I thought Id lay this thing out, center the beast and drive it on. Then lay my blocking and get it levelled. Once levelled work on the skirt. Original thought was snaps. Im still on that thought.
Does anyone have a simple skirt tip? How should I connect it to the unit? I thought about just tying it over like lacing a shoe and then cutting out the door. Wouldnt be pretty but it would keep the wind out of the belly. Rigid insulation, framing, proper...later.**Propane...I would like to get a 200lb tank set beside me as the last thing I want to worry about is having enough juice to be warm. And that brings me to another question, if I get *200lb tank, could I still run a buddy heater off of that? Not sure about running one inside, doesnt ring right to me. But I though about running it under the rig inside the skirting. The big one has a fan. Get a week on a 20tank at low 4000btus. Would this be a significant enough heat source to change the ambient floor temp hopefully raising the rigs comfort? There is no option for an electrical option which would be ideal.***Other than that...let the games begin!
As I said I am living in this thing so filltimers in cold climates weigh in please. All experience is more than my experience. For example...its the middle if winter, the rig is working hard to stay warm And. .I find a leak in the roof? Im not planning on using the tanks just yet but if I did, how do you use them in -30c for a week? Or can you?**I will have a shack built next to me next year with a wood stove in it which will make life easier but for now this is what I've got.**
sorry its all mashed in...Im on my phone and its capabilities ate...limited to me patience level