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Old 01-22-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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Insulating sandpiper

We bought a 2016 sandpiper last month and I'm worried about the west Texas heat that will be here soon. Today it was 55 and the inside was 79 when I got home!.. Looking for some tips on insulating anywhere and everywhere that I can. Our last trailer was a jayco with climate shield and it was always nice and cool in the summer. I'm really worrying about this new one.
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Old 01-22-2016, 06:54 PM   #2
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Old 01-22-2016, 07:26 PM   #3
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For me, the windows are the biggest exchange of heat and cold. It's no fun, but we put Reflectix on most windows.

I have put Reflectix down on the one bunk that is above the outdoor kitchen, but I've been thinking of replacing that with 1/2" foam insulation.

I also support and tie down my awning (thanks to FRF member, OldCoot) so that I have shade all the time on that side.

I try to have tree coverage for shade.

I know that another member here insulted the front of his fifth wheel. He pulled the shoe box and insulated behind of it.

But you're right- these rigs aren't well insulated. The one that I've been debating "how to handle" is the floor. There's barely any insulation under here- just minimally around the tanks. I've debated pulling the undercover down and seeing about some kind of insulation plans.
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Old 01-22-2016, 07:39 PM   #4
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We are in midland, Texas and no trees around. Thanks for the advice. I hope I don't regret this sandpiper.
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:13 PM   #5
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We are in midland, Texas and no trees around. Thanks for the advice. I hope I don't regret this sandpiper.

I'm currently staying in Odessa myself and am also worried about the summer weather. I don't have any tips or tricks as I am brand new to the camper/TT world. Good luck tho
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:34 PM   #6
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Thank you. In gonna cover the windows with reflectix for sure.
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:42 PM   #7
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Cold here. Put Reflectix over Windows and bathroom vent. also insulated the storage compartment under the bed. Will do the top of the rest of the storage compartments in the spring.
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Old 01-23-2016, 03:15 AM   #8
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How did you insulate under the bed?
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