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Old 08-29-2007, 03:46 AM   #1
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What do you think?

The wife and I are talking about putting the pink panther insulation, underneath the trailer, inbetween the Cross beams of the frame to insulate the trailer better, and the tanks. The insulation will be protected by CDX water treated plywood sheets, or the treated hardi board? Each panel will be removable from the bottom to get to the tanks, or lines if needed. I know it will add maybe 200-300 lbs to the trailer, but we want to make sure things are protected from the weather. also in the case of running something over while traveling, we think that the "double insulated floor" (if U chose to call it that) would help prevent more damage to the trailer, lines, tanks ect since they would not be exposed. Id like to think of this idea as a preventative measure. BTW found the right switch for the outside step lights i asked about on another thread.... Thanks !!!!

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Old 08-29-2007, 06:24 AM   #2
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I think stay away from both the fiberglass and the plywood or hardiplank. Underneath mine there is a layer of the radiant barrier bubble wrap stuff like you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes and some corrugated plastic. Goto an RV dealer/shop and get some of the corrugated plastic under covering. The corrugated plastic is about as thick as some good cardboard and can be screwed right to the frame underneath covering the bubble wrap. These products are lightweight and will not absorb water like the fiberglass will. Plus if/when you need to work on the underside you wont have the fiberglass to deal with.

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I like greg's idea too.
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The idea is sound, but I agree on the fiberglass problems. That insulating bubble wrap is pretty good stuff and easy to work with. I'd also play with the idea of using foam board (the blue exterior grade kind) with bubble wrap as a bottom layer if you want extra insulation. The foam board is waterproof and friction-fits so a less elaborate mounting system would be needed. If your really inventive, you might also explore using Eave-shield as a final membrane. self-adhesive and very strong. Just thinking of that as I type, but it might be workable.
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By the way, where did you find the light switch?
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For some reason its in the front Bunk bedroom behind the door......
we thought that that switch would be for the lights, or TV on off switch or soemthing of the sort.....
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Thanks for the Idea aintgotnun.. sounds like that will same me some $$$ and time in the process.... I havent thought of those items.....
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Thanks for the Idea aintgotnun.. sounds like that will same me some $$$ and time in the process.... I havent thought of those items.....
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:17 PM   #9
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Young Travelers,

Take a look at this stuff.

Seamless Underbody Shield


It claims to be:
Totally Waterproof & Insulating (R3)
Protects From Road Debris
Impact Resistant
Easy to Apply


Check it out HERE .
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Old 08-31-2007, 05:30 PM   #10
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Young Travelers,

Take a look at this stuff.

Seamless Underbody Shield


It claims to be:
Totally Waterproof & Insulating (R3)
Protects From Road Debris
Impact Resistant
Easy to Apply


Check it out HERE .
That'd be what I've got under mine as the final layer. It covers the bubble wrap stuff.

Great link!
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Underbelly material..

Thanks for the link,
just ordered 40' of it. Now for the hard part of installing it once it shows up.....
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Thanks for the link,
just ordered 40' of it. Now for the hard part of installing it once it shows up.....
shouldn't be to hard. an extra set of hands would be a help though. use a regular power drill not a battery drill because you will go through batteries big time. use the smallest self tappers (1/4" or 5/16") and a washer combination you can find. the smaller the diameter the easier it is to shoot in.

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