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Old 04-25-2004, 03:40 PM   #15
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Well I just got back from my weekly trip to Lowes and I looked at their inventory of this insulation. Looks pretty good and is available in multiple width dimensions. I think this is what I am going to use on the under side.

There is a double thick available thru insulation companies that I will investigate.

I like the idea of it being a "neat" install. Although FibreGlass does not absorb water, it sure gets soggy and matted and it does hold dust and dirt.
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Old 11-08-2004, 02:08 AM   #16
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One question would be, does insulation in the floors/roof matters very much if heat loss occurs primarily through the windows? It seems double-lane windows are a big upgrade over single-pane.
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Old 11-08-2004, 07:25 AM   #17
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Jack, accordding to Vicky at the factory the Limiteds use the same insulation as all the other models, and the idea that the Limiteds has a higher R-value insulation is just not true. I asked Vicky "then why are people reporting that this is stated on the tour, and she replied that she knew or had heard that they were saying this, didn't know why and it isn't the case. The only difference in insulation was in the slide out portion ONLY.This seems to be a myth that just won't die.
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Old 11-08-2004, 07:50 AM   #18
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Lots of misinformation on the tour

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I asked Vicky "then why are people reporting that this is stated on the tour, and she replied that she knew or had heard that they were saying this, didn't know why and it isn't the case.
Our tour guide waved a section of Henschen axle that had a gear-shaped shaft. He loudly claimed that this is what sets Henschen apart from "that other axle company".

When we toured the Henschen plant, the first thing I noticed was that every axle being built had a square shaft. I asked the manager and he said that they had briefly tried using the gear-shaped shaft quite a while in the past. It was very expensive to machine the shafts and they didn't work a bit better than the square shaft so they went to the square shaft.

The Henschen site shows square shafts, but, as I recall, the Airstream site still shows the gear-shaped shafts. I tried to find the tour guide later to tell him he was wrong, but I was unable to catch him.
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Old 11-08-2004, 09:22 AM   #19
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This seems to be a myth that just won't die.
You would think they would talk to the source, Don the tour guide and straighten him out on this matter. He is the guy weaving that tale!
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I agree, the tour guide should get the facts straight. Although it sounds good, if it isn't true they shouldn't be saying it. It seems like an awful lot of people are walking away thinking that if they choose the Classic or Limited that it's better insulated. Just another great upgrade if you go with the top of the line. I was told that the only place that you'll find the foil faced bubble insulation is in the slide out itself. Maybe that's what he's refering to?
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No, he was quite clear about the Limiteds. I think I even have him saying it on the video tape I made during the tour. Maybe at one time that was true. Consider he has been retired for some years now and maybe no one told him of the change. He did mention the difference in the insulation in the slideouts. He was quite clear though that the Classic and Safari lines shared the same insulation.

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