insulation

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    Installed a deep cycle auxiliary battery

    I hell freight so I sleep in my van most days. Decided to install a second battery (without isolator because I'm not going to be running fridges and showers, plus I drive at least 300 Miles daily so the batteries won't get a chance to get drained) and insulate the back. The next project is...
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    WORX WX081L ZipSnip Cutting Tool for Thinsulate

    Barely used, overall in "like new" condition. Bought for $28 on amazon. Would sell for $15 + $5-6 for shipping. Reply or message me if interested.
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    Thinsulate floor - securing problem

    I am building my floor using Thinsulate and plywood and have ran into some problems attaching the floor to the van. I know that floating floors are one option but read the final paragraph for why I don’t like that solution. I have laid down PVC firing strips on the van floor and attached w/...
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    How to figure out what kind of insulation...

    Looking at a van owned by a guy who had it built by a company who went out of business, so he is unable to get ahold of the builder. He said he doesn't know what kind of insulation was used but he saw it and it looked like a gray felt. As a prospective buyer trying to avoid spray and fiberglass...
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    Flooring-to insulate or not

    I keep going back and forth about pulling up the factory flooring and putting down some insulation and then plywood floors. Its a lot of extra work, but is it necessary? I lose so much heat through windows and I'm putting in an espar heater. Here's what I want to know...will it help that...
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    Polyiso Insulation: Foil Side In or Out

    Hi all, I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. My 2018 170" WB Sprinter just arrived a week ago and I am beginning my build with floor insulation. I plan to reuse the factory flooring, but first fill the three large ribs with 1/2" of polyiso, then cover the whole floor with an additional...
  7. PotatoVan

    Wall Insulation Gap Question

    07 freightliner We're going with the rigid foam + foam Great Stuff Foam option but I'm noticing on our model (and probably anyones) that the points of contact against the sheet metal and the foam board is going to necessarily leave an air gap. If I fill all the way around the board with Great...
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    Flooring: Bedrug Vanrug Cargo Mat

    Anyone have experience / feedback using this product as flooring in a van build? Manufacturer gives it an R-4 rating. It's caught my eye since the bottom has matching ribs to fit snug into the van floor. Not sure how soft it is, but wondering if it would be firm enough to create a flat stable...
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    2011 NCV3 RV Build ~ mountainchimp

    Hello, I want to start a tread on here to document my build as well as to ask questions and get advice along the way. I have read through a lot of the posts on the site and I have learned a lot along the way. I think it will take me around 2 years to do the full build and I am currently at the...
  10. theOMsound

    Floor Insulation

    Hi there! A question about flooring.... We ripped of the old plywood in order to see what was under there so we can soundproof and insulate, as we're semi-converting our van into a touring setup - storage in the back with a row of seats just behind the driver row, and beds up top. We don't need...
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    Thinsulate sm600L

    Hi, I have Thinsulate sm600L. I'm located in NJ. I have done my van and sold some to a few others so far and have plenty left. Can be picked up or delivered. If interested. Email me at RLSRE@yahoo.com Thanks Ron
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    Van partition, insulation, paneling and shelving kit Sprinter 2500 High Roof

    Hi, we have created a partition and paneling kit for the 2500 High Roof Sprinter. The process was 3d scanning the interior of the van, drawing each part using CAD software and cutting at the CNC. This can be made to other models. Please let us know if this is of interest to you...
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    Insulation and moisture mitigation

    So this weekend I plan to purchase my Sprinter and begin the long and rewarding process of converting it into a camper. In all my excitement I have started researching insulation methods but I've ran into a lot of conflicting information and it's unclear to me what I really need to do to stay...
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    Thinsulate insulation

    Hi, I recently built out my van using Thinsulate SM600L as insulation for noise and thermal. I still have a substantial amount and will divide for the amount you need. I am located in Haddon Heights, NJ to pick up or email me to discuss shipping. RLSRE at yahoo.com Thanks Ron
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    Window Covering Tutorial

    I just wrote up a window covering tutorial and I'm hoping someone will find it useful. The way I made my window covers is: Street layer - dark, purple felt Insulation - Warm Windows Front (house) layer - raw silk Bound with quilt binding bias tape Attached with rare earth magnets in tabs sewn...
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    Thinsulate SM600L for sale in south jersey

    Hi, I have have Thinsulate for sale in Haddon Heights, NJ 08035. Can be picked up (I have plenty and will divide for your needs) or contact me to discuss shipping. Thanks Rlsre@yahoo.com
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    Insulation: Has anyone used Lizard Skin?

    My dad had two leftover gallon tubs of the older style Lizard Skin (when it was a combination of both soundproofing AND insulation) so we started using that as out first layer of insulation. The possible problem I am seeing is that because we are painting it on instead of spraying, it is very...
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    Underbody foam

    I removed some of the underbody foam in the process of rewiring our Unity FX for lithium. The foam appears to be off-white with a black surface in some places, dark gray all the way through in others. I also noticed that foam varies in thickness from about 1 to 3 inches even on the bottom of a...
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    Expedited spray foam insulation question

    I've been lurking, reading and researching for a while now. The wife and I are looking to build out a 170" Sprinter. I've read all the data and decided to go with spray foam for bulk of the insulation. The problem I have is we live in New England and the weather is changing. I was hoping to do...
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    Would you use spray foam on the floor?

    I am new to using spray foam - just started the walls yesterday, but I am wondering why people don't use it on the floor? It seems that be the perfect solution to filling the uneven valleys in the flooring. I assume if I have an issue with curing too quickly I could even cross cut the sub...

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