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Old 09-13-2014, 11:20 AM   #1
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Adding insulation.

Started on the basement storage area. Hope to finished this weekend. Going to do the front storage compartment too.

Wondering if adding insulation in the underbelly. Have read many opinions on this. I don't know if it is part of polar package. I know dual pane windows are.

If any have done this what are u thoughts and experience.

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Going to get different insulation to get in the hard spots.


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Old 09-17-2014, 08:50 AM   #2
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Doesn't look like many are interested in a very useful mod.... it is a lot of work, but work, I think will pay off in the long run.

Hi Arpipeliner. I've insulated my 29HFS Toy Hauler in the cargo area (under bed) tanks, water lines/pipes, and the entire floor, as well as sealing up holes better than the factory. I really should have bought the winter package (Extreme Pkg), but seldom get caught in cold weather. I know it makes a difference with heat as well, but I don't have data to back it the claim.

I really like Reflectix, but found an excellent insulation / sound proofing material at HD. Its the bottom link. I am also redoing a 66 Mustang and am in the process of covering surfaces under floor and truck (behind rear seat, etc) with it. It isn't 'itchy' like fiberglass, which is nice. The Frost King product doesn't stick to plastic (poly tanks) as well as I would have liked, but by cleaning the tanks well with a degreaser; it is better. Strange that the aluminum duct tape that sticks incredibly, doesn't stick to it either (Frost King)... tried degreaser, alcohol, lacquer thinner, even enamel reducer, no luck. It sticks incredibly to metal, such as it as designed to do, but I think it will stay on the tanks. I'm going to find a picture or two to attach.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:01 AM   #3
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I've used Reflectix in my Corvette restoration for heat up thru the floor pans and road noise elimination. It has worked wonders. Now Wifey can ride along with her sandals off.
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I did my 5ver last year with Reflectix. Did the storage areas......front storage....all inside the cabinets inside that butted against the outside walls. Also did all my storage doors.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:21 PM   #5
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I got the basement done with 2" foam. The top except the driver side rung. Will use the reflectix to get around the plumbing on that side. Decided to do the back wall behind their cover that backs up to the sink on the 29 RE. Also the front wall that goes to the basement. Came down both sides where the door hinges to the very bottom. This seals off the open spots of the propane that needs to left open but stops the air flow into basement.

Going home this weekend and get my staple gun and probably tackle the rest next weekend. Still think of running a foam board in the ceiling of front compartment for extra measure and foiling the rest.

Thanks for the input and advise. Have to get busy before the cold gets here.


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Old 09-18-2014, 11:22 PM   #6
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I ordered more reflectix to make sun shades... window covers for all the windows... to block sun, or cold, or light. I'll try cutting precisely just 1/4" wider and higher for a force fit.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:32 PM   #7
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Finished basement and front compartment this weekend. Did the cabinet area around stove and frig in the slide.

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Basement. Sealed all the way down. The front compartment would be a pain to get to all the areas.

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Front compartment. Did the ceiling and seal off gaps in the area.

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Old 10-06-2014, 02:33 PM   #8
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Under the stove and the cabinet beside it.


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Old 10-06-2014, 05:11 PM   #9
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I used the reflectix over the windows first on our previous RV and have cut more reflectix to go over the windows of our 8289 when we first got it. The unit cools down so much faster after a days travel in 100 + heat. I'll be doing the inside of the wardrobe and cabinets in our down time. May even pull the fridge and stove to get those areas, couldn't hurt.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:59 PM   #10
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Good idea. I have a 2015 Rockwood 8289. If I just pulled the under belly and insulated under the camper I wonder if the foam would be the best choice. Lots to work around under there. My first thought was to replace the flex duct with insulated flex and fix the horrible wiring job. What the customer can't see FR did not spend much time on it.
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