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Old 12-27-2010, 08:45 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by jolinpeck View Post
In the absence of a definite answer I went to Forest River direct and here is what they told me. If they are correct and I have no reason not to believe them, I am impressed. I am looking to trade a 2003 Newmar Kountry Star. Newmar products are among the best made and the Georgetown R values are better than the Kountry Star.

Roof: the roof goes from 4 1/2 inches at the crown down to 2" at the side. The R value for the roof is 21. The Kountry Star is 16

Walls: The sidewalls are 2" for an R Value in the sidewall of 10. The Kountry Star is 11, a little better probably because the walls are a little thicker than 2"

Floor: The floor is 3" and with the covering and with the heat ducts it has an R Vaue of 19. The Kountry Star is 11

So now we know.
Thanks for the information. I to was impressed watching them construct a Gerogetown. The floor was laid over a steel floor platform that was welded to the Ford Frame. Then the walls were welded to the floor. After that the composit ceiling, with the frame on the bottom and complete styroform contour roof, with the glued fiberglass was attached to the walls. Finally the curved fiberglass on each side was attached to the sides and roof and sealed. The caps, front and rear, were added last. All of the interior was added before the sides were attached to the frame.
We have used our Georgetown in the winter down in Florida( which was cold the last two winters and had no problem keeping warm in freezing weather with the furnace and fireplace.


Ken and Velda
Dahlgren, VA.
2008 Georgetown XL 378
2010 Ford Escape Limited
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