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Old 11-09-2014, 01:22 PM   #15
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Smile alternate approach

Noticing the lack of insulating properties in my 1964 Globetrotter, I purchased 24 cans of spray insulation. I drilled holes through the inner skin inside the cabinets and removed light fixtures and recepticle plates to get additional access to the space between the inner and outer walls. I sprayed the insulation until the can was empty and then sealed the hole with a plastic plug. The plugs pop in place. They are available from hardware stores in the automotive specialty hardware trays. After spraying, you can determine from the temperature drop of the skin how far the foam has gone. Mark it with a pencil and you know where the next can should go.
The insulation has made quite a difference in the roof especially on sunny days. I used the "large gap" variety of the foam.
To do the whole Airstream Globetrotter would probably take 50 cans or a professional application kit. Good luck.

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Old 11-09-2014, 05:37 PM   #16
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Have you ever removed you interior skin? When you get it off you will find the cavity is so full of wire that there is little room for insulation.

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Old 11-09-2014, 06:47 PM   #17
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I really don't like the cold,but I do know it would be impossible to live a normal life in a montana winter in an airstream the water and the sewer would be froze solid,

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