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Old 03-31-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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Wanting to insulate

I'm looking to get my trailer ready for the hot summer heat. To help the A/C I was thinking of adding foam board panels to the inside of the walls. Was thinking this might raise the R valve seeing the fiberglass/plywood wall doesn't have much of any. Has anyone tried this? How did it work out for you? Any thoughts or inputs you can give would be great. Thanks!

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Old 03-31-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
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First- welcome to the forums!! I might be wrong but I am not sure that you will be able to add this insulation as the interior panels are probably bonded to the studs. This would make it almost impossible to removed the panels without destroying them. Good luck with your project!
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:06 PM   #3
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Welcome to the group. I have an 18LT, and while I haven't thought about the walls, I have contemplated adding insulation under the floor. I just need a CHEAP source for some of that plastic cardboard/sign material that I can use to hold up the insulation, and make it watertight. The only way on mine to add wall insulation, would be to remove the GLUED on wall panels, and glue on wall board, then panel over, or some such as this. Since I have an electric bed, would be difficult, removing, shortening, blah, blah, blah....

Good luck, keep us posted if you try it. Remember, cold air goes down, so the floor is why is why I was thinking I would get the most gain there.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:38 PM   #4
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Welcome to the group. I have an 18LT, and while I haven't thought about the walls, I have contemplated adding insulation under the floor. I just need a CHEAP source for some of that plastic cardboard/sign material that I can use to hold up the insulation, and make it watertight. The only way on mine to add wall insulation, would be to remove the GLUED on wall panels, and glue on wall board, then panel over, or some such as this. Since I have an electric bed, would be difficult, removing, shortening, blah, blah, blah....

Good luck, keep us posted if you try it. Remember, cold air goes down, so the floor is why is why I was thinking I would get the most gain there.
try these guys for the underbelly material. not sure how much the shipping would be.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:59 PM   #5
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Spray foam it instead. We did it to ours and have no regret. Better r value, rodents don't like it, water proofs and makes the trailer more rigid. If you use fiberglass batt you are looking for issues down the road. the mice alone will be a issue.
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