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Old 07-10-2010, 07:52 AM   #15
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The sticker on the door says it's a '92. I thought it was a '94. Thanks for the reminder about insulation. Any recommendations on what kind? Could I use that in place of the "foam sandwich" technique? The new roof will be a rubber roof, so the final sub-roof has to be flush and smooth. Also strong enough so if I have to get on it, I have a strong support. The insulation I found when I removed the header above the drivers seat was R-13. Is that sufficient? Should I be thinking of the blown in kind that hardens a bit? Thanks for all your wonderful advice!

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Old 07-11-2010, 01:06 AM   #16
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Roof insulation

What ever you do don't use the foam stuff that hardens! It drys and then can turn to dust when vibrations on road surface affect it. They make a rigid closed cell bubble/foil panel insulation that others have used in place of sidewall insulation in trailers that would probably work better for you sandwiched between the outer and inner plywood of your roof. Do a search here and you will likely find it under insulation. I forget the R-value but I am sure you will find it superior to R-13 bats and easier to install. I believe it can be glued to the plywood and would make for a stiffer roof. Hope this gives you more to consider. Happy Trails, Ed

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Thanks for the info, Biged. My head is now spinning with insulation questions. I did search the forums and what I found was info dated 2006. I like more updated info. I'll put a post on the insulation specific forum and see what comes up.

Update.....welder has given me a very reasonable price to remove, fab., weld, reinstall my new rood structure.
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when the welding is done, please have some fire extinguishers and water hose available. safety first :-)
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hey, it looks ready to install the second floor ;-)
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I referbed the complete inside of a '77 GMC 26 Palm Beach. Was impressed with the original sprayed in foam insulation. Also foamed a van back in 1980 and the thing not only was rattle free for the 7 years I owned it, but was like a styrofoam cooler! If I were to do the task you've started, definitely would find someone to spray foam on before closing the roof.
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This thread had amazed me how far apart you had to take it, had to go looking but was wondering how the project was coming along?

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