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RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-06-2020

cold can be a relative thing because to some extent our bodies adapt to the climate we are in.

I have been wearing my down jacket indoors during the daytime and on the colder nights sleep with gloves on because my hands seem to wander out from under the blankets.

But it is not all that long until spring comes around Smile I am looking forward to it.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-06-2020

@Crofter in AZ .. so happy to hear you went to RTR.. no.. didn't go south.. been in Happy Camp all this time. Just Happy Camping.. so happy to be out of RV park and sleeping in my own driveway. Had a cat on my van roof tonight.

@Maki.. I can't complain about cold when I hear you're wearing a down jacket indoors! However.. 2 days ago woke up, went into the mobile home and discovered what it is like to run out of kerosine for the Monitor heater. Tried to compensate with my electric heater and blew a circuit.. then couldn't figure out what switch would fix it. My daughter's spouse fixed that this evening and kerosine delivery is tomorrow. Nice to have warm blankets in van at night.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-06-2020

travelaround....sounds like you will have a lot of things to get sorted out to make that trailer functional for your needs. Good that you have family and friends to assist you with it.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-07-2020

Yes, the mobile home is a big DIY project... one I'm not used to. Yesterday I got the heating fuel (kerosene) and now I'm able to use my computer in comfort again. My grandson enthusiastically said he'd help me replace ceilings.... he's 10. I'm expecting help from his dad. Anyhow, one day at a time. Only one project per day usually and right now I'm washing the bedding from my van. If I get that all done (a pile of blankets) I'll feel the day was well spent.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-07-2020

I could make use of a 10 year old for picking stuff up and handing it to me so I don't have to do so much bending Smile


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-08-2020

windy here today, the weather report says there were gust up to 49mph. Fortunately on the side the wind was originating from my trailer was pretty well protected by a building further out and then a big cargo trailer right next to it. But it was still getting some rocking back and forth with the wind whipping around and up and over. But it was warm and cozy inside with the heater set to low.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-08-2020

So you're sleeping in the trailer now!? How exciting! ...after all that work you did...

I love sleeping in my van, in the driveway. It is mostly cleared out now, as much as I plan to do right now. Next, I'll finish insulating. I have 2 panels to install and then the curtains. Then comes the paneling, which honestly, I have no idea how to attach to the metal frame. I have to figure this out.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-09-2020

I can sleep in the trailer but I don't usually do that.

No rain predicted for Sunday, Monday or Tuesday and not too windy. I need to be taking advantage of that and get some of the things done that require going back and forth between trailer and workshop. Taking measurements, cutting stuff, getting tools out, putting tools away. It is a drag to do some of the work when it is wet, windy and freezing cold. Now I will have 3 somewhat cold days with highs in the mid to low 40s but not much wind and no rain. I can finish fitting the flooring and do some work on the cabinet and countertop. A bit of work on the ceiling insulation, just a few pieces to add that are for cushioning to prevent hard and painful head knocks. Of course it will be nice and warm inside the trailer while I am working.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-09-2020

I'm going to get my son in here to help devise a way to panel. One wall is mostly free and clear so I'm just about ready.. just need to get lumber. There's a 133 mile drive one way to get to the nearest Home Depot. 2 hours 29 minutes each way. I've already decided to schedule my out of town trips for only once a month... to save money.


RE: Good morning - crofter - 02-09-2020

(02-08-2020, 12:52 PM)travelaround Wrote:  ... paneling, which honestly, I have no idea how to attach to the metal frame. I have to figure this out.
@ TA
Home Depot sells pan head screws for attaching the paneling. You will need to drill the holes and the screws will go right in. Do not use the self tapping screws. 

Lovely day in southern AZ, 70 degrees and breezy enough to knock the branches off the palm trees.  Planning to check out the local flea markets since it is so nice today.  -crofter