Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-16-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Adony's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 216
Insulation - Cold Weather Camping???

We like to camp in the winter (cold sub 32 degree weather) in our Wildwood T25KS.. Although the trailer stays warm enough the furnace is working more than it needs to be in my opinion. I have found that the nightstand clothing storage cabinets/drawers and under bed storage area in the bedroom (front) of the trailer that are border the cold pass thru storage area are letting this cold air into the trailer. I believe the two thin access doors in the pass thru compartment are permitting the cold air in. I would like to insulate the two walls of the storage compartment (top and rear) which border the inside the trailer BUT what should I use and how can I get it thru the small 18" doors of the storage area. Attached pictures show area that I want to insulate and the small doors (limited access) I am dealing with... Ideas or suggestions???
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_0637.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	50.7 KB
ID:	9612   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_0636.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	56.6 KB
ID:	9613  
__________________

__________________
Adony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 12:23 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: No longer own a Forest River product, but enjoy the info on this site
Posts: 306
If the interior of your camper is warm and toasty in cold conditions - you should be very happy. The front (pass thru storage) area does not have warm air circulating so it will get cold. The only thing I can think of is some foam pads - like the ones you sleep on backpacking. They could add some R-values. Place them so they fold behind the outside storage door.

blocking off cold dead air space should help.. (?)

Good luck

Darren
__________________

__________________
teamgl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 08:06 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,274
I believe I would insulate between the studs just like in a house. Then nail up wall paneling to keep the area neat looking.
__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 11:24 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Adony's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 216
can't get access to insulate

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtnguy View Post
I believe I would insulate between the studs just like in a house. Then nail up wall paneling to keep the area neat looking.
the access hatch is to small to allow anybody to reach the area that the insulation should be applied to.. only could go as far as the arms will reach which isn't very far..
__________________
Adony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 06:02 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 68
I found a lot of condensation on the inside of the frame of these hatches when we were camping in late September last year. Don't know what to do about it. Was thinking of putting in a muffin fan to blow warm air thru there but never did it.
__________________
Palomino G210
Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
Kayaks
Palomino_G210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 10:46 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
bhill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 25
I used 2 inch polystyrene sheeting ( covered with plastic ) with the foil backed bubble insulation on the interior We are living in ours at this time in Wyoming. I also placed our water pump ( Grundfoss) in the pass though. I placed an auxiliary ceramic heater to supplement the heated pass through. The heater is on a Thermo- Cube that turns on at 39 and off at 45 or so..

Thus the low has been -17f with out any issues. If you would like pics let me know
__________________

__________________
bhill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54 AM.