Originally Posted by vinstream
Without a thermal break on the ribs of any Airstream all the insulation in the world will not matter or how it is attached!
the o.p. has a modern stream.
there IS a thermal break on the ribs, under the outer skin.
they've been doing this for YEARs (more than 10)
to the op
the info you have viewed or your interpretation of that info seems 2b mangled.
they've never hung the pink stuff then attached the outer shell to hold it.
a complete outer shell is attached to the floor/frame then takes a shower...
any sealant gaps are fixed from INSIDE at that time...
THEN the pink stuff is installed from INSIDE before the inner skin is attached.
and they don't spray any water based adhesive on the inside of the outer skin.
the pink stuff is stuffed into the spaces and held long enough for the inner skin to go up.
spray adhesives are used to attach the mouse fur or vinyl ceiling/wall treatments.
the spray goo is low on VOCs but i don't think the stuff is water based
perhaps you've seen pics of outer segment REPAIR/replacement
which might show skin being added over the existing insulation.
but that's a repair not original/new assembly.
the basic question seems to be "howz my stream built
and the clearest way to understand that is a factory tour.
the a/s website used to include a picture/slide show of assembly
and there are/were threads here with pics from INSIDE the plant...
from the daze b4 cameras were banned....