21 Comments

  • NYCamper62

    Greetings; if you have a tractor supply – lowes nearby all their trailers
    get shipped in on plastic covered foam blocks. They give them away free.
    Two of those on each side of your vent under the tarp will allow you to
    open it and give a little angle to help rain run off. I use 1/3+ kilowatt
    solar off grid enough for refrigeration, lights, fans, stick vacuum,
    laptop. Another thing for campers, ‘jaws’ reusable plastic mouse traps.
    they work well and mice will find you. You can build a fire pit, 1/2 sheet
    of plywood & short posts for a lean to cover, cook in the rain. You can
    hang a dutch oven over a fire and use it like a croc pot.

  • plstrom

    well that isn’t really “living” , off or on grid, you basically don’t have
    stuff ! that really isn’t a viable solution ! wha i am expecting is
    community electricity, running water , tv etc, i think that would be the
    way !

  • Mosby's men

    if you wrap the bottom of the trailer with tar paper it will help keep the
    cold out from under the camper 

  • Tina Fisher

    a few years with Obamacare, we’ll all be living in a trailer, and we’ll be
    grateful we have that. Nice video, great tips. 

  • sssshhhh101

    Do you have any wind-up ‘Toys?’ Like a radio or hand lamps. I use them
    while camping and have them in my preps. I am a fan of wind-ups.

  • RealRickyRoss

    For leaks on campers, go to Lowes and buy the rolls of chimney flashing
    that have sticky tar on the back side. It rolls out and sticks to
    anything. It will seal airtight and keep the water out. It works on
    chimneys, so it will work on campers…I know, because I have used it. It
    cost about $20.00 for a 6″X20′ roll.

  • katiatomsk

    I would depend of the climate you live in, if this is feasible. A friend
    lived in one for over a year in Northern Montana. Winter was really bad for
    them as the walls froze solid. But in the South, summer would could be
    miserable. I would think you live in one of the best places in the US to
    dwell in a camper. We will be in one soon for 6-8 months as we contract our
    house to be built. It will be ok with just the kids and me but if my
    husband, who currently lives overseas, came home, it would be too tight.

  • sssshhhh101

    I wish I could do what you’re doing. For many reasons I can’t at this point
    in my life. I applaud your tenacity and fortitude.

  • platinumpete1980

    PJ,
    Stack some straw/ old hay square bales around the skirt for underpinning.
    Keeping the wind out from under there will make a considerable difference
    on temps and draft during the cold months coming up. Then use the wind
    block for garden mulch next spring.
    I saw on Drudge this morning that y’all are in for a bad cold snap; stay
    warm & YAH bless!
    Shalom,
    Daniel Lusk

  • William Gahres

    Did you not need to file legal paper work for the land, permits for sewage
    and well? If not, how? Don’t the frames rust out? I’d imagine it doesn’t
    need inspection stickers to sit and rot?! 

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