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Old 10-01-2017, 08:24 AM   #15
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...Seems, by your reasoning, dual pane windows are a scam also.
Unlike plastic bubbles, dual pane windows have a partial vacuum inside. That's what makes them effective, as a vacuum does not conduct heat.

Reflectix is designed as a radiant barrier, not as thermal insulation. It works by reflecting radiant heat energy back into (or out of) a conditioned space, not by blocking conduction of heat energy, like thermal windows, fiberglass batts, or various kinds of foam.

Putting foil bubble wrap over the windows allows its reflective properties to work as intended. Covering it with headliner is the issue. It's a hack, and it hasn't been tested in that configuration.
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I wasn't talking reflectix on the windows, simple bubble wrap, as sold for packing material.

Old fashioned storm windows, plastic window insulation kits, neither uses a vacuum. Guess they never worked either.

How about down clothing? Purpose of down is to create loft, dead airspace.

Lots of gullible folks over decades have all been taken to the cleaners, I guess. Adding dead air space is worthless.

No further comment from me, I'll just continue to apply the bubble wrap in winter and wear my down clothing when it gets cold out. :-)
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:14 AM   #17
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lyle I understand your message but wasn't he talking new carpet on his walls and ceilings? I am not flaming you by the way!
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:19 AM   #18
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the job

I hate to say this but due to the small size of Scamp campers to gain the amount of temp. protection people desire this is an impossible job. I think the little foam and ratfur Scamp and other trailer cos do is really cosmetic.

Not much to be gained by any of it now if you want to figure out some way to have 2x4 walls and ceilings a good gain can be made but to what avail!

save your money and effort if you are going after this it really cant be done!
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:02 PM   #19
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The difference in comfort level before and after applying a single layer of bubble wrap to the windows and vents was phenomenal. Just sitting next to the windows, with curtains drawn was quite chilling prior to applying the bubble wrap, after applying, I could sit next to the windows all evening without getting a chill. You will not convince me that that single layer of bubble wrap did not make a HUGE difference.

Seems, by your reasoning, dual pane windows are a scam also.
If you get rid of drafts from windows and vents you certainly will be a lot warmer Even with new seals my trailer windows are not draft free. So I do use window blankets. I used to live in an old house with single pane windows. Every winter I put a layer of plastic over the inside of the windows sealing the edges down with tape or wood battens with foam on the face to compress the plastic film to the surrounding window frame. That created a poor man's double pane window out of the old drafty windows.
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So where is another source for the rat fur? Does anyone know of one?

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Old 10-13-2017, 04:03 PM   #22
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Google "marine headliner." That's what "rat fur" is, and there are a variety of different textures and colors available beyond Scamp's basic brown. It can be installed directly onto the fiberglass shell.
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Google "marine headliner." That's what "rat fur" is, and there are a variety of different textures and colors available beyond Scamp's basic brown. It can be installed directly onto the fiberglass shell.
Thanks. I am not concerned about resale value. Just want more warmth for us. It got down to the high 30's at night on our drive from Colorado to California. The curtains were cold (damp?) in the mornings. They are not right up against the Windows. I am thinking now of somehow putting cardboard, maybe with that tin "foilish" stuff on. But, then again, maybe I'm "foolish"...
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Old 10-14-2017, 05:38 AM   #24
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Ilene my 40ft bus had 1/2 in foam glued all over then naugahide glued to that. You can do it yourslelf but beware the 3m glue is stinky and toxic!

a good headliner replacement place can do it for you also.

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Got new carpet for walls and ceiling

Opening a window or vent an inch or two will help with the dampness. Breathing releases a lot of water vapor into the cabin, and it will condense wherever is finds a cold surface, especially windows. Pieces of Reflectix (the tin "foolish" stuff with bubbles in the middle) covering the windows will help a lot- Velcro tabs to hold them in place, perhaps.

Getting something on the walls will help a little, too.

It doesn't take a whole lot of heat to raise the temperature in such a small space. If it doesn't have a furnace, most people find a small electric heater on low does fine with hookups.

For the future, if you plan to camp a lot in colder temperatures, a furnace is a good investment. If it's only an occasional thing, it might be better to use a heater and pay for electric.
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Old 10-14-2017, 09:35 AM   #26
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my heat method

I use a wave 3 heater no battery power required. you can read up on it on Amazon!

for safety you must crack a window and your upper vent. Very cheap to run I took a month trip in feb some 20d wx got back and still had a 1/2 tank left.

you just crack the window not open it all the way as some people seem to think. I have even seen them in the 500k rigs!

good luck

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