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Old 08-03-2015, 04:01 PM   #99
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Foil insulation - observations, tips and tricks

See jonplayers TRAVELUX restoration on this site at post 240 or so, and his use of Energyshield. Great pics of great work.
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:26 PM   #100
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Not to start the anti foam controversy back up, but if I had to do a frame off rebuild I would ...

Run plasitc conduit for the wiring
Generously slather all joints and rivets on the inside with TremPro 635
Put heating pads on the tanks wired to their own breaker and individual disconnect switches
Place pieces of Reflectix between the ribs and line the underside with it
Spray with foam and trim slightly deep
Using foil tape, put another layer of Reflectix between the ribs and on the belly before installing a vapor barrior (plastic sheating) then the inner skin, the banana peals tucked under the outer wall skin (again slathered with TremPro) and under the belly skin (again TremPro)

Then live with a window and roof vent always cracked open to allow moisture to escape.

Observations from living in climate extremes (Mojave in summer, Colo Mtns in winter) but maybe ridiculous.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:51 AM   #101
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Thanks so much for the help everyone. One of the challenges I am having with this sight is that there is so much information! I spend hours reading threads and start to come to a conclusion about what I am going to do and then someone comes along and suggests something else and I end up starting all over. I would love a general consensus (good luck with this request, right):

Prodex or a Rigid foam insulation board like Rmax from home depot?

And if the board, what thickness? And does it need an air gap like a prodex style does?

Thanks so much. (Maybe I will start this under a new thread. I am new to this site and not sure which option will get the best traction.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:32 AM   #102
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Reviving old threads alerts the contributors that their input is again requested, is how I see it.

A new thread with specific questions not previously answered -- with links to old threads -- is a way of exploring the breadth and depth of the question. But if it isn't new, a thread can add to clutter.

Pointing to specific posts from old threads with links can be a very good approach. Keeps readers from having to slog they some long threads.

Take your time in setting up a thread, is my advice.
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:11 AM   #103
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Good Prodex Article

Found a pretty good RV restoration article that breaks down the benefits of using Prodex. Good R value + vapor barrier + sound barrier + no rodents + easy install. Seems like a no brainer given these advantages.

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Old 08-05-2015, 03:51 PM   #104
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Thanks guys,
even though it seems like everyone has a different opinion, it all helps!
Here is a link to the thread I started.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...rd-139278.html
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