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Old 04-03-2013, 09:29 PM   #43
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Seems to me that aluminum is a soft metal. That after time the body panels will develope gaps that will eventually leak and let in cold air and start to leak.

Probably if you bought a new AS and moved it one time onto a permanent RV lot. Then did not move it would last 75 years maybe more. But towing anything will cause things to loosen up. It is just the way things work.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:37 PM   #44
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Welcome to the Forums ! Great 1st post and those pics are worth a thousand words to anyone contemplating insulation upgrades.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:28 PM   #45
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I heat a 6 by 16 greenhouse that is aluminum and plex in the winter to 80 degrees easly with a old fashion electric oil filled heater. Looks like the old steam heater coils. Has anyone who is plugged in try one of these?
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:36 PM   #46
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I heat a 6 by 16 greenhouse that is aluminum and plex in the winter to 80 degrees easly with a old fashion electric oil filled heater. Looks like the old steam heater coils. Has anyone who is plugged in try one of these?
Hi, this is what we use.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:19 PM   #47
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We use the oil filled, like you describe, in our 31' Sovereign. Works for us. But we usually don't go if it is going to get below about 40 degrees outside. I hate propane in an enclosed space. Especially if you bounce it up and down the road for forty years and then use it while you sleep.
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The effect of the already meager insulation is further damaged by the aluminum channels. See this article for details.
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For the Street Rod community, a product called Lizard Skin is available. One type is for sound deadening and another is for insulation. Both are a spray in material and they can be used together. They are sprayed on just a couple of mils thickness and have been proven very effective to deaden road noise and insulate the interior of vehicles. Might be worth looking into for your AS.
http://m.lizardskin.com
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