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Old 02-04-2013, 02:36 PM   #15
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Some of the double hull models have insulation inserted either at the factory or by the owner. Our Burro and UHaul have not had any added insulation, with only the air break acting as an insulation layer. We haven't needed additional insulation yet, either, after 6 years with the UHaul.

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Old 02-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #16
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And another question about those double walls:

It sounds like Burro, U-Haul, Bigfoot, Oliver, and Eggcamper have them-
Bigfoot is not a double-hull trailer. It was inside walls screwed to attachment points.

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Old 02-04-2013, 03:42 PM   #17
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In researching the various trailers, I see that some use rivets and some don't (they fuse? parts together.) My intent here is to get some feedback on the pros and cons of each in order to inform my decisionmaking. Or, maybe it doesn't make much difference?
My Fiber Stream and my Compact Jr. (both "single-hull" trailers) used wood supports "fiberglassed" to the inside of the exterior walls to attach the bench seats. On both trailers (35 and 42 years old) this wood has rotted inside the fiberglass, such that the screws into it have all pulled out leaving enlarged holes and loose furniture separating from the walls. Years of neglect have taken their toll, and I'll have to cut the wood loose from the fiberglass and start over.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:51 PM   #18
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. . . is there typically insulation in there, or is that provided by the air gap?


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Old 02-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #19
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Bigfoot is not a double-hull trailer. It was inside walls screwed to attachment points.

It's not?

Hmmm...I got that from a guy that was trying to persuade my hubby to buy one of their truckcampers last year. Now I'm wondering if it was even made by the same company, or if he was just blowing smoke.

Live and learn...thanks!


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