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Old 06-13-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Ive been crawling around my moms 89 16ft Scamp upgradeing a few things as well as addressing years of neglect.My wife and I have a Bigfoot 2500 camper with 1 1/2 thick walls,Ive taken time to insulate it and address all drafts etc.My wife and I camp 4 seasons so single digit temps in the moutains arent out of the ordinary.This lil scamp has me puzzled can you even winter camp in these things?I cant believe how many drafty areas these have.Where do I even start with insulating this thing a bit better?Im doing all I can for my mom on this thing and thats a big area that needs to be addressed. Surely someone has does something.Thanks Aaron

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Old 06-13-2012, 12:59 PM   #2
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There's refectex type of insulation already installed in the Scamp. The insulation is rated at R15. We've been in our at temperatures in the single digits and the furnace didn't have any problems keeping up.
The biggest heat loss area is the front window, assuming her's has one. The gravel guard and a bit of foam will help that. Some people will put some foam in the ceiling vent. Remember that air volume inside isn't that great, and sealing too much might not be a good idea.

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Old 06-13-2012, 03:28 PM   #3
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Agree with Byron that the rat fur and refectex do a pretty good job. I have also camped in the cold without a problem. The windows can be a bit drafty but I put a thermo lining on my curtains that helped a lot. Its a small space and doesnt take a lot to keep it warm.... but an extra gasket around the door and that should close off any leakage from there. I keep the front rock guard down which helps with the front window issue as well. If the hot water tank is running it helps to keep the trailer toasty as well.

If she has a bathroom in her scamp that can get cold if the door is kept closed - helps to add a plastic vent to the bottom of door to allow the warm air into that area.
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