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Old 03-02-2014, 10:25 AM   #169
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Hi again Robert,
I have been trying to find information in your past posts about how you adhere the Reflectix to the fiberglass hull (no luck). Could you please let me know what product you use and any helpful tips that you've discovered through experience on attaching the Reflectix.

Many thanks!
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:58 PM   #170
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Hi again Robert,
I have been trying to find information in your past posts about how you adhere the Reflectix to the fiberglass hull (no luck). Could you please let me know what product you use and any helpful tips that you've discovered through experience on attaching the Reflectix.

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Hey there, look in post #85 of this thread. He used Weldwood contact cement. You should be able to pick it up in a well stocked home improvement store.

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:06 AM   #171
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:32 AM   #172
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Hi Robert,
I was just going through this thread again, getting inspired for my Boler restoration and had a few questions regarding your electrical system. You chose a 12V/120V refrigerator...have you been happy with this choice (versus a 3-way fridge)? How is it on power usage? I am looking into purchasing a Nova Kool fridge. Would you mind sharing what type of battery you chose and the make/model of the battery monitor and convertor you use? Lastly, I see that you store your battery inside the trailer. Any safety concerns (battery acid, ventilation, battery explosion)?
Thank you so much for sharing, in such detail, all of the great work you do with these old trailers!
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:44 AM   #173
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Hello Shannon,

Yes, I prefer the all-electric NovaKools myself. They work well and require NO big cut-outs through the shell body for venting. As to batteries, I recommend buying the best you can afford. Two 6-volts is even a better way to go... I prefer AGM batteries because there is no maintenance or gassing. But, I've recently discovered that any battery inside your cabin should be contained and ventilated.

I like the Progressive Dynamics converters (you don't need a big one) and a battery monitor by Bogart Engineering. I'm also keen on the solar power options from Zamp Solar.

Good luck,
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:51 PM   #174
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Thanks so much for your speedy response and sharing that info! If you discover any battery containers that you like, would you mind sharing that? If I find a good source, I’ll post that in the forum.

Hope everything is going well with your Nest Caravan project!
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:01 AM   #175
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Hello Robert, I noticed you glued the reflectix to what looked like a painted surface. Any issues with bonding over time?

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Keaner,
Not sure what you're seeing but, nope... no paint on the inner fiberglass walls. The old ensolite was scraped clean as well as possible, then contact cement (applied to both insulation and walls) glued the Reflectix into place. Unlike 3M Super90 or the like, contact cement is not adversely affected by high temps.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:38 AM   #177
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Ooops! Sorry Keaner... I am now reminded of the paint to which you refer. (I got my projects mixed up!) That was done by the previous owner, and given all of the other body work with this rebuild, I had forgotten.

As you can read in this thread, because the original assembly joints were in such poor condition, the entire shell body was disassembled and then rebuilt. Much of the "paint" was ground away to allow clean areas for the new fiberglass seams and patches, etc.

Nevertheless, there are still areas of "clean" paint that did indeed get covered by the Reflectix. However, we have had no problems with adhesion.

Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:40 PM   #178
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Hey Robert,

Great work. I am curious what type of wood you used for this build? Also, in an earlier post, you had some gray material for framing, what is that? When you are building this out, did you have to worry about weight? Any info you ca provide would sure help.

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Old 02-13-2016, 02:27 AM   #179
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Robert has not posted in awhile, I just checked Nest website, it is up and running.NEST Caravans
Hoping him much success.
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