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Old 01-05-2014, 04:14 AM   #43
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Speaking of Indians: I once heard discussion of the difference between how an indian and white man build camp fire. Indian build small campfire and stand close up. White man build big campfire and stand far back. Sometimes seems to apply to many things between haves and have nots. H R T T winterized sitting in back yard . Wife and I warm in house wishing we could afford to go to warmer place for winter but we have to heat house to protect it from15 to 20 below temps occassionally here in Iowa so figure it costs less to heat one instead of house and camper to.We feel blessed to be able to do that, and help others in neighborhood to shovel snow and keep warm too. Learn to enjoy what you have whether much or not so much and share what you have with others when needed. See you in campgrounds in warmer whether. Yohop: JackJudy
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:30 PM   #44
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broke through. It wasn't the door. I put some high grade foam insulation around the outside. ice formed on it, and it ended up expanding to the point it that is blocking the door from both sides. Going to be a long winter
Update. I find it difficult to believe you are still hanging in.... As I believe the weather has / is / will be even colder than it was.

Let's hear about it!
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:48 PM   #45
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Alls good. Just got back from holiday.
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:38 PM   #46
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:18 PM   #47
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busted pipes

Bad news. My neighbors at the other end, left before the cold snap, @ Christmas, and never came back. I guess they didn't bother to winterize. The guy across from them stopped to tell me they left and didn't come back. He said he stopped by to check on his, and water was pouring out their front door. Couldn't do anything but shut it off.

busted pipes, water damage, and a weekend of 50* +, to get a good start on the mold process. Another camper for the weeds is my guess. Kind of a shame. I wonder what the CG will do if they abandon it completely?
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:48 AM   #48
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Had to make another fix. Woke up last Friday and heard a loud pop. Though it was a pipe bursting. The CG spigot froze up again and had to take at it with a hair dryer. Everything was fine after that. I drained the camper and left for the weekend. Sunday, I came back with bating used on a lawn chair cushions, and cut it up, and taped it up around the spigot with the winter tape. Then wrapped it in plastic. Then put a 5 gallon bucket over the whole thing. I'll to pull the bucket and plastic off to get to the shut-off handle, but all should be well protected.

We have a another storm front coming in, and single digits all week. My El Cheapo electric heater is going like a champ.
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Good luck....This so far has been the coldest, steadiest winter in a long time....At least here in Northern Ohio.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:54 PM   #50
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Check out electric mattress pads. We installed one in our trailer several years ago and mounted the twin heat controls on either side of the bed. If you are in really cold areas, you could add an electric blanket on top.
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