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Old 08-28-2016, 09:43 AM   #15
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We typically do not camp in weather below 40 degrees. We have camped when it got down to 29 or so with no issues for a short time. Our tanks are under the floor, and encompass much of the underside of the trailer between 2 grey tanks, one fresh tank, and one black tank, so there's not much room for insulation anyway. We do not have our tanks heated.
Dingo Girl: we have had no "shift" traveling with things attached to walls. Our recliners are attached to the floor with elongated holes for the bolts, and have not shifted. The refrigerator cabinet is also attached to the floor for safety. Everything else is attached to walls only with aluminum rivets through aluminum tabs into the ribs. Piano hinges were used at the top of the upper cabinets to fasten to the walls. It's all in our thread, "Little Girl Refurb". We did it this way per advice we received at the Four Corners Restoration Rally a few years ago by a high end restorer from southern Ca, Uwe at Area 63 Productions. He is also the one who suggested the floating cork floor we went with. Good Luck!

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Was proven on the forum that 2" insulation board doesn't work in the long haul.


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Was proven on the forum that 2" insulation board doesn't work in the long haul.


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Why not? Do you have a link to the thread?
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Why not? Do you have a link to the thread?
Try this thread, there are others http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...-46536-12.html

Get in your Airstream and have somebody drive you around, you will be shock how the twisting of the inside floor and frame, plus mice love foam. Foam panels are great for things that don't move

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Try this thread, there are others http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...-46536-12.html

Get in your Airstream and have somebody drive you around, you will be shock how the twisting of the inside floor and frame, plus mice love foam. Foam panels are great for things that don't move

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Post #157 in that thread answers a bit. If you don't keep the mice out it won't really matter unless you use mineral wool. You'll want to keep the mice out anyways. Seal every nook and crannie in the belly otherwise you'll get mice in the belly, walls, cabinets, and anywhere else in the trailer. No holes more than 1/8". Foam has come a long way since the 70's. There are sob trailers similar to AS that had spray foam in the walls that have held up since. If you secure the foam well and leave a small gap around its edges it should last fine.
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Toured AS today. They're not really putting anything down there any more. They were putting a layer of reflectex down on the frame then dropping the floor and she'll on top of that.
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Toured AS today. They're not really putting anything down there any more. They were putting a layer of reflectex down on the frame then dropping the floor and she'll on top of that.
About time, maybe there reading the forum....

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