Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-03-2015, 10:49 AM   #1
New Member
 
Currently Looking...
Castaic , California
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2
Insulation

How does the insulation on a 25FB airstream hold up on a hot summer days? Does it get very hot inside the trailer?
__________________

__________________
24brem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 02:42 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Belegedhel's Avatar
 
1973 21' Globetrotter
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,198
Welcome to the Forums.

Airstreams in general have relatively thin walls (~1.5"), single paned windows and aluminum interior and exterior skins linked together with aluminum ribs. So it isn't just a matter of the insulation in the walls, it is all the other design features you have working against you that makes these trailers not-so-well-equipped for extremes of temperature. So yes, if you park one in the sun, it warms up inside, if it sits in the cold of winter, it gets cold inside. They are kept comfortable mostly through brute force., ie a big air conditioner or a stout furnace.

good luck!
__________________

__________________
Belegedhel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 03:32 PM   #3
New Member
 
Currently Looking...
Castaic , California
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2
Thanks
__________________
24brem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2015, 01:26 PM   #4
Silver Bullet
 
choctawmel's Avatar

 
1986 34.5' Airstream 345
choctaw , Oklahoma
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 668
Images: 1
Has anyone drilled small holes in the walls and, using canned foam, filled the walls?
__________________
choctawmel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2015, 01:29 PM   #5
King of the Zebra Speedo
 
Panama Red's Avatar
 
Obrien , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,405
Images: 7
Don't do it. I tried that with the floor of a boat once... That expand-a-foam bulged the floor of the boat up about six inches. I had to cut the floor out, dig out all the foam, and re-fiberglass it. It will bulge your walls like crazy. Also, most of it is open cell, which means that it absorbs water... Another feature not good in boats or Airstreams.

-Red, learning lessons the hard way...
__________________
Somebody ought to clean these windows. There is a tremendous buildup of gook all over them...
Panama Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2015, 06:31 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
dbj216's Avatar

 
1986 34' Limited
1966 24' Tradewind
Conifer , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,119
Hi 24brem, you have a good question. As Begeledhel said, our aluminum trailers conduct heat and cold very well. Kinda like aluminum cookware. New Airstreams have a reflective paint on the roof skins that does help. Awnings also help keep the trailer a bit cooler. A good AC helps keep things comfortable.

Maybe you will find one you like.

David
__________________

__________________
dbj216 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does old fiberglass insulation equal new fiberglass insulation? Petethefeet General Interior Topics 7 11-14-2010 01:16 PM
Glass windows; insulation smallfry Windows & Screens 5 01-10-2003 06:15 PM
is the insulation flammable ? oldvws General Interior Topics 3 12-31-2002 12:12 PM
Insulation Cat General Interior Topics 6 11-26-2002 07:31 AM
Pipe insulation niftypkg Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 1 09-22-2002 10:34 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.