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dave#1    Posted 09-30-2017 at 13:26:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • When it rains it pours
  • As most of you know our house burnt down in April, No one was hurt but a total loss.
    Well, I just got off the phone with "Al" about our new Modular home being built in Pennsylvania, Says all new homes are being delayed because of FEMA coming in and ordering new homes for the hurricane victims From "ALL" the manufactures of modular homes, the numbers are staggering
    Understanding that most homeowners have somewhere to live while they wait on their new home I don't, I'm living still living in a camper at my property guarding my stuff and won't leave til we move into the new home, Were talking late Oct. Nov., Starting to get cold here in NY, Calling for a low of 35 tonight, got heat in the camper though and I can " Wink, Wink" snuggle up with the wife !! (Ya, good luck with that) LOL


    Philny    Posted 10-03-2017 at 21:56:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sorry it's taking so long , who did you go with for your house G&I or someone else

    Dave#1    Posted 10-04-2017 at 06:48:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Westpoint homes
    Local company

    SteveVa    Posted 10-01-2017 at 10:29:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I believe you should very nicely point out to "Al" and his company in writing, that you are homeless due to a fire, and that you have a contract that should be fulfilled prior to any new orders, reguardless of the sourse. Hopefully you have a contract with an estimated delivery date... Hold them to it. Good luck...

    Tyler (MD)    Posted 10-01-2017 at 08:10:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Bummer Jaco. Hang in there. When it's all said and done, you'll be happy in your new home for sure!!!


    Farmer Dan    Posted 09-30-2017 at 20:31:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I've got a guest room in my house if you need a place to stay for a while? Now that I think about it you could use the entire 2nd floor. IF you can put up with the dog and I.

    John in Mich    Posted 09-30-2017 at 16:52:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • How big is your camper? I have a 6.5 foot slide-in for my truck. That is good for a couple of days by myself. A month or two? NOT A Chance!
    A good used travel trailer in 25-30 foot range would be a lot more comfortable. Can find them for under $5000. Motor homes in $6-8000 range.
    Not trying to tell you how to live or spend your money. If it were me in that situation I would HAVE to buy something. Wife would make my life more miserable than having the fire! Best of luck.

    dave#1    Posted 10-01-2017 at 10:43:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Our camper is a 1986 29' 5th wheel that's in better shape than most, we have it sitting right next to our burnt house, I was able to get the water and power turns back on in the house after removing 90% of the breakers and have one downstairs bathroom that is still use able, all that will change when frozen pipes become a possibility.
    It's actually quite comfortable.


    Island Mike    Posted 10-01-2017 at 12:23:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I fill the water tank in the rolling condo, then drain the hose. I put a small 500 watt oil filled heater, and a thermometer, next to the RC water tank. And I leave the small door open that is next to the tank.
    I ran a 4 inch ducting pipe, directly from the furnace plenum, into the main area of the RC.
    The regular household fridge was not happy when it went below freezing. Was only thin tin between the works and the cold air. So I filled the area behind the fridge with insulation, and the fridge is happy.
    I tried different types of insulation around the base of the RC, but did not notice much difference. The floor stays cold. I use an electric heated floor mat where I sit and use the computer. Rugs and carpet and mats help. The lino is chilly on the tootsies.

    I also have a propane blast furnace in reserve. The type used at building sites.
    I am also going to experiment with the diesel heater from my boat. It quit this year. But when I get it working I will run a pipe thru a wall for the heat. It should be more economical than the propane heater.
    I usually fire the propane furnace in the morning, and use the electric heaters the rest of the time. Sometimes I fire it in the evening as well.
    The magic switch for the furnace did quit, but I found a replacement.
    The circuit board for the water heater quit but I found a replacement.

    I think my rolling condo is a 95 vintage. Too much money for slide out models.

    Island Mike

    dave#1    Posted 10-01-2017 at 14:34:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Good info thanks.

    Right now I'm using city water direct to our RV, when we start getting nights below freezing I'll start thinking of switching to the 45 gal. tank in the camper, that will take longer to freeze than the garden hose running across the yard, Only issue is, the RV hot water heater crapped out years ago and I'm using one of those tank less on demand heaters off EBay,It works great but it's mounted outside the camper, not sure what to do about that.
    I also need to figure out what I'm going to do in the house with the water, There's heat.
    I'll figure out something- always do LOL


    Island Mike    Posted 09-30-2017 at 16:46:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Bummer:
    32 is about as low as a camper can be kept warm.
    My rolling condo ( big fifth wheel ) gets darn chilly below that. And it is a lot colder in your area.
    I put some solid insulation under the mattress, and an electric mattress warmer is your best friend. Hope your furnace is running okay.

    Island Mike

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 09-30-2017 at 15:29:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I feel bad for you fella (and wife)and no doubt the hurricane victims are in a world of hurt also but it would appear your circumstances would qualify for housing too.No home for you seems the circumstances are justified equal as the hurricane victims.Wheather it is from water or fire,,,no home is still no home.Hope this won't be too long.

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