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Old 11-18-2014, 11:13 PM   #15
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I used contact cement, then carpet. It is well insulated and hasn't pulled off.
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:12 AM   #16
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........I have slept in fiberglass trailers with no insulation and it is not much more than a windbreak in the cold and it is an OVEN in the heat.
There is apparently a LOT more than a 1.1 overall R-value with reflextix/ratfur system installed. .......

Heretofore I have seen reflextix touted as anywhere from 11 to 15 overall R-value when installed with the rafur in a Scamp. Simple observation seems to confirm this.
One last observation, when sleeping in a modern Scamp in cold weather, feel the cold Cascading from the windows while the walls are warm and comfortable to the touch.
Science can be persuasive even with an incomplete understanding...
but stll, Bumble bees can actually fly.
A 3 1/2 inch layer of fiberglass installed in a wall cavity is rated at R-11. A layer of reflectix covered in rat fur also R-11? to R-15? Floyd, I realize you love all things Scamp, but that's just silly. Raz
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:47 AM   #17
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A 3 1/2 inch layer of fiberglass installed in a wall cavity is rated at R-11. A layer of reflectix covered in rat fur also R-11? to R-15? Floyd, I realize you love all things Scamp, but that's just silly.
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So you say...
Are you then willing to accept 1.1 as the R factor?
Do you know of a more effective wall covering for a molded fiberglass trailer?
Without more info, maybe we should leave the "R" factor to cold hearted pirates.
"Shiver me timbers!"
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Floyd, I pulled your chain just to get your response. You didn't disappoint

Considering that our 13' trailers are about the size of a small bathroom and for that space both the air conditioners and the furnaces provided are quite large, I don't think any of our trailers are well insulated.
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Next time you are using your furnace you can get a good idea how effective the insulation is by measuring the outside hull temperature with an inexpensive IR thermometer. If you don't have one, you should. They are very handy. Raz
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Floyd, I pulled your chain just to get your response. You didn't disappoint

Considering that our 13' trailers are about the size of a small bathroom and for that space both the air conditioners and the furnaces provided are quite large, I don't think any of our trailers are well insulated.
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Next time you are using your furnace you can get a good idea how effective the insulation is by measuring the outside hull temperature with an inexpensive IR thermometer. If you don't have one, you should. They are very handy. Raz

Our Scamp has about half of a conventional rooftop A/C plus a heat strip. It is also old enough to have the smaller output 12000BTU furnace. They are both overkill.(thanks to reflextix).
Neither is still available, having been replaced with larger units with even more overkill.
Last time I used the furnace or the A/C, I got a good idea of how effective the insulation is by experiencing unsurpassed comfort.

I used to use an IR thermometer to read tread temps on our racecar. It was a nice toy and nobody wanted to put it down!
Like us, they were a bit silly and predictable!
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