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Old 09-26-2015, 01:46 PM   #1
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Any floor insulating ideas???

I want to insulate the floor of our boler, underneath. And am looking for ideas?

First thought is spray foam, not sure how it holds up, or if anyone has experience with this?

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Old 09-26-2015, 02:09 PM   #2
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We put FLOR carpet squares on the floor. Simple, easy to replace if stained.

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Escape trailers (made in BC Canada) have an option for foam underneath. Also an option for adding heaters to the exterior tanks.

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Old 09-26-2015, 03:55 PM   #3
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I believe spray foam will hold up fine, be easy, if expensive. I applied foam-in-a-can to my Black tank dump pipe. It's appearance won't win any awards, but 20,000 miles later it is as good as day one.

A cheaper alternative would be to use sheet foam from the lumber yard and carefully cut it to fit the various spaces underneath. You could even use foam-in-a-can to seal any gaps around the edges. I would choose foil faced sheet foam since the foil facing the air space below would add to the R value. If you wanted to get really anal you could space to foam down about ¾ inch below the floor and get the advantage of two foil surfaces facing an air gap. Spray foam on the other hand could coat the steel frame as well and add to the total R value.

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Old 09-26-2015, 04:22 PM   #4
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Escape trailers uses spray foam as an option to insulate the floors on their trailers, never heard a complaint other than it makes it difficult to work on or access components under the trailer. Our Escape 19' has it and it seems to work quite well.
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:24 PM   #5
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Thanks all!!
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Get yourself some carpet remnants and put down some rugs on top of the carpet, that will help also.
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:42 PM   #7
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Cork Flooring works great too. The 3/8" of it I had in my Escape 19 was warm underfoot, cushiony a bit, tough as nails, and looked gorgeous. I will likely be done in my upcoming Escape 5.0 sometime in the future too.

Not sure if I will get their spray option, or not. I have a while to decide that.

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