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Old 02-23-2013, 03:53 PM   #43
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Here's the battery set up under one of the twin bed framing.

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Old 02-23-2013, 03:57 PM   #44
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Here's a shot of the night stand between the twin beds.

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Old 02-23-2013, 05:12 PM   #45
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Does Lil Snoozy use anything for insulation?
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:10 PM   #46
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Thanks Jim, This is one of the bedroom window cutouts.
It a core sandwiched between fiberglass. The core has metal
strands in it and gives it more strength. I had read in a blog
that this has an R-9 rating. I said something to Alan about it
and he said R-6. I don't know how you rate these kinds of things.
Guess I should google-up and learn. But there is no insulation.
BAMA has been spending a lot of time at rallies and I don't
think he has had much problem. He did purchase a Buddy Heater
at Walmart while in Arizona.

I won't pick my Snoozy up until May or June so I can't testify to
how it is at night or in cool weather. Hope that help to answer your
question.

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Old 02-23-2013, 06:22 PM   #47
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I found this on finding R-factors:

How to Determine R Value

To determine the "R value" of a wall, insulated window or ceiling requires three simple temperature measurements:

The "air" or ambient room temperature.
The inside surface temperature of an exterior wall.
The outside surface temperature of the same exterior wall.

To find the inside "air" or ambient temperature, measure half way up on an interior wall or a piece of furniture such as a couch or table at about 3 feet above the fllor. Be sure to make your measurement away from any outside influences such as windows, vents or heating from direct sunlight. Record this temperature on a piece of paper.

For the wall temperature measurements you will need to pick a place along an exterior wall that you can access the same point on either side of the wall. Ideally, neither side of the wall should be in direct sunlight. Make the exterior measurement and record the temperature. Now make the interior measurement directly opposite the point the exterior reading was taken and record the temperature.

Take the difference (subtract the smaller number from the larger number) of the interior and exterior wall temperatures and label this "Temperature Difference, Interior to Exterior Wall". Now go back and take the difference between the "air" or ambient and the interior wall temperature and label this "Temperature Difference, Air to Interior Wall".

Now, take the interior to exterior difference and find the corresponding point on the bottom of the graph on the last page of this booklet. Move up from that point to the line that is closest to the value you found for the air to interior difference. Look for the slope that comes the closest to this point on the graph. This is the approximate R value of the wall.

Example: Assume a difference of 40 degrees for the exterior wall value and a 3 degreee difference for ambient to interior wall. The slope that comes the closest to this point is R=10.
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This will be my Tow Vehicle --- 2010 Tacoma TRD Sport with tow package.

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That sandwiched shell should offer decent insulation. Your tow vehicle should do the job nicely for you too.
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I gotta tell ya, I'm uncomfortable with the (unvented?) battery box under the bed like that. I heard Snoozy's telling folks to use only AGM batteries which supposedly don't outgas, but still...

It also looks mighty awkward to get to if one needed to!

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Francesca,
The batteries we use are sealed batteries, meaning you do not need to add water. They are still vented. When you look at a sealed battery you will notice a flattened oval opening on either side of the battery. That is where the gasses vent from, and allows for easy connection of a hose to vent those gasses overboard, which is what we do. The pictures posted are of a battery box with no battery, we wait until the last minute to instal batteries. I hope this helps

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The batteries we use are sealed batteries, meaning you do not need to add water. They are still vented. When you look at a sealed battery you will notice a flattened oval opening on either side of the battery. That is where the gasses vent from, and allows for easy connection of a hose to vent those gasses overboard, which is what we do.
Perhaps you don't really mean sealed, since there are sealed (or at least valve-regulated) lead-acid batteries such as AGM and gel types, and this is not one of them. This seems to be a regular flooded lead-acid battery, but with those fittings for a vent tube. These are used in some cars which mount the battery in the trunk or interior.

Nicholas, did you find this feature in a deep-cycle battery? What size (and perhaps even brand if that is available) is it?

Automotive batteries with caps which are not intended to be removed to check or correct electrolyte level are usually called "maintenance free".
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