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Old 06-15-2016, 08:23 AM   #1
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Under floor insulation??

Hi all, I'm doing a frame off restoration on my 62 trade wind. I'm almost to putting new belly skin on and was wondering what others would recommend for insulation. I was thinking about 4 x 8 sheets of the pink closed cell foam, cutting it to fit and screwing it on in between the frame sections.

Any other ideas and can anyone confirm that insulating is worth the time effort and cash?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 06-15-2016, 09:22 AM   #2
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I did essentially what you are thinking of doing: a couple layers of closed cell foam with a final layer of she shiny bubble wrap looking down. Held in place with spray adhesive and screws with big plastic washers. Thickness of my assembly is about 1.5". I figured that it didn't make sense to obsess about the insulation in the walls and then leave the floor completely uninsulated. Can't really tell if it makes a difference or not, since I don't have anything to compare to. Just beware that if you have or will have tanks under your floor and inside your frame, that yo won't be able to insulate very thick, or maybe at all where the tanks go.

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Thanks for the info!
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:08 PM   #4
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I decided not to insulate my floor. I typically do not use my trailer in extreme heat or cold. Just an occasional weekend. If I was full timing I would have insulated.
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