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Island Traveler

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Posted: 06/11/18 09:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Only problem would have been as soon as the plastic melted, it would have released all the water and doused my fire by default! Plus you need a stinkin' hot fire to burn wet wood and the EPA would be on my case about a toxic cloud of black, acrid smoke from all that plastic and styro burning headed south on the "free trade" winds towards Washington State!!!

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Island Traveler wrote:

Only problem would have been as soon as the plastic melted, it would have released all the water and doused my fire by default! Plus you need a stinkin' hot fire to burn wet wood and the EPA would be on my case about a toxic cloud of black, acrid smoke from all that plastic and styro burning headed south on the "free trade" winds towards Washington State!!!


Way back when, I did land clearing on a lot on the Island and used a tire or two (or three?) to get the big pile o' wet stumps and branches going. Tires sure make good fire starters and get super hot! Try it, you'll like it. [emoticon] I think the regs have changed a lot since tho.


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Only problem is, the tires on it are like new... it would be a shame to burn them while on the trailer! I'll just "spill' some gas, have a smoke and forget where I put the cigarette and run like hell, Darn arsonists anyways! Now TT is dry as well as bye, No more rot either... oops my tools were in there... aw sh (darn.)

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Posted: 06/13/18 10:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Before ya do that can you peel off one of those cool looking Tango decals and send it to me?
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Posted: 06/23/18 12:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

way too small... will fix.

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some of the stuff they do in trailers really sucks.
manufacturers approach it all the wrong way, moisture will get into a trailer no matter what, what it needs is a way to dry out between damp sessions. covering both sides of plywood with waterproof material is a huge mistake. moisture barrier on one side and linoleum on the other side is a fatal flaw in the flooring system on all rvs
houses are designed to shed water rather than hold it in the walls and floors, framing can dry out, subfloors and wall materials can dry.


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stevemorris wrote:

some of the stuff they do in trailers really sucks.
manufacturers approach it all the wrong way, moisture will get into a trailer no matter what, what it needs is a way to dry out between damp sessions. covering both sides of plywood with waterproof material is a huge mistake. moisture barrier on one side and linoleum on the other side is a fatal flaw in the flooring system on all rvs
houses are designed to shed water rather than hold it in the walls and floors, framing can dry out, subfloors and wall materials can dry.

I dunno'. The 5/8" interior grade plywood in my 45 yr old trailer was all good except in two areas that were rotted from continued water from above, in the wall. And, in the plywood under the water heater where the water heater was allowed to drain on the flooring. The Starcraft has a continuous aluminum clad under belly.


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