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Old 08-26-2008, 11:17 PM   #29
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Can you even imagine what it would be like to be in a single-hull trailer sans interior covering (of any kind) in a rain storm Makes my ears ring just to think about it.
Interesting thread! I'd like to pop in here, too, with observations from this, our first journey in the Compact Jr., and questions for our future.

The kid who owned the trailer before us thought the noise of rain on the roof was so horrific that he installed vinyl floor tiles on the EXTERIOR of the trailer. Clearly, it didn't work. (And they've been removed since they looked like crap, didn't do anything helpful and were peeling up and flying off as we rolled down the highway from home immediately upon purchase.)

The kid also found the lack of insulation in the CJ was terrible. He installed the space-age bubblewrap. It looks really funky, but I can tell you it WORKS! When we were in Oregon early on this first trip (nothing like an 8,000-mile maiden voyage!) I opened the closet (not insulated) one morning and heat POURED out! The sun was already on that side of the trailer, and though the top is tan, it was collecting a LOT of heat. The rest of the trailer (lined) was not. SO glad I didn't wrip off the space alien skin!

HOWEVER, I would like to cover the insulation. I was thinking about some doorskin type paneling (wood, hard, durable and relatively lightweight), or some sort of other material that would be durable (keep in mind - small children also travel in this trailer). The Rat Fur sounds promising. (Save the Naugas! No more hides!) BUT, how do I secure the fur/carpet/marine lining over this insulation of questionable insulation? It appears he used some sort of contact glue to connect it to the walls. On a hot day, I removed a thin strip from the roof. (It was impeding the top folding.)

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Old 08-26-2008, 11:54 PM   #30
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I used a spray adhesive made be 3M called General Trim Adhesive (part number 08080) to hold the insulation inside my generator enclosure. Upholstery shops use it frequently and it can be purchased where automotive paint supplies are sold. Good auto parts stores will probably sell it also.

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Old 08-28-2008, 12:38 AM   #31
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Can you even imagine what it would be like to be in a single-hull trailer sans interior covering (of any kind) in a rain storm Makes my ears ring just to think about it.
Isn't the top seam of the burro also single walled without its carpeting? Is that carpeting necessary for sound deadening/moisture reduction?...sorry that I haven't responded sooner...I have been having trouble accessing since the site changed servers. One main computer I use still thinks its offline.
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I would like to cover the insulation... material that would be durable (keep in mind - small children also travel in this trailer).

BUT, how do I secure the fur/carpet/marine lining over this insulation of questionable insulation? It appears he used some sort of contact glue to connect it to the walls.
My 1st trailer was a gutted out Compact Jr. that I refitted to the best of my naive ability way back when...

The interior of mine was a mustard-yellow paint that I knew I could improve upon. I read up on how Scamp applied the shiny foil/bubble wrap like stuff and then a soft material over that, so I decided to do something similar. But, I wanted a washable surface, so I browsed the fabric aisle in WalMart. I decided to use Oilcloth over the insulation on the walls, and Denim to cover the cushions. The Oilcloth pattern I chose was a light blue with tiny white dots. Here is how it turned out:


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I used a 3M Spray Adhesive to glue up the wall insulation and covering.
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