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Author Topic: Insulation questions  (Read 7227 times)
Angola Coach Conversion "Aesop's Tortoise"
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« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2011, 02:25:26 PM »

Dr Steve -

Before you get totally into the fiberglass (hope you haven't bought it yet!), do you have any 18-wheeler repair facilities in your neighborhood or nearby?  Especially ones that repair the reefer trailers?

If so, go talk to the shop foreman.  See if he can put you in contact with the guy who comes by and spray foams the trailers after they've been repaired.  Try and schedule a visit with your coach's interior all prepped so all he has to do is shoot it while he's there doing some trailers.  Might also be able to get him to shave it smooth after shooting.  Win-win.

More expensive, yes.  But THE BEST for our applications.  And you, living that much closer to the Equator than the rest of us, really need to have good insulation in your coach. 

This is one area of your conversion that you shouldn't peso-pinch!

FWIW & HTH. . .


RJ Long
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« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2011, 03:15:56 PM »

The advice RJ is giving is sworn to by so very many.  Foam board works but fibreglass does not.  MCI had the fibreglass they used sealed in plastic packets that eventually ruptured after 30 years and then just became mildew repositories that stank and rusted stuff.   Put the fibreglass bats under the floor if anywhere but foam is preferred there also.

To track down people that do this contact the wholsaler of the foam cylinders that the factory or jobber uses.

Good luck Doc,


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