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Insulating under my travel trailer

Colnot | Posted in General Questions on

I’m preparing my travel trailer to live in during the winter up here in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland Canada.  Just north of St. John’s our capital city. I’ve skirted the trailer with rigid foam board on the inside. Just wondering what would be the best method to heat the underside of my trailer during the winter? Prefer not to use propane. Temperature hovers around 0 C during the winter There is a dirt floor about 24 inches from the bottom of the trailer, would heat lamps be a viable option with some sort  of thermostat to turn the lamps on when it gets to about 4 C( 39 F)like the heating cable for my water supply from the park I’m living in? Its a 2017 Keystone Sprinter, approximately 37′ by 8′.  Thanks Tony

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Your skirt will not be effective unless it is airtight. For more information on building a skirt, see "Crawl Spaces vs. Skirts."

    One you have completed construction of your airtight skirt, surround your skirt with bales of hay. You won't need to heat your crawlspace -- it should stay above freezing.

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