Originally Posted by P. Raz
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.
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!