Trillium- No longer freezing inside in PM - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-23-2014, 10:45 PM   #1
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Trillium- No longer freezing inside in PM

One of the things that bothered us alot about our Trilly was the fact that in the Pacific NW evenings during spring-summer-fall, the Trilly would be freezing inside during the evenings.

One of the things we tested out on our most recent trip to the WA coast this weekend, was lining the floor with Harbor Freight polyurethane foam anti-fatigue mats ( inexpensive at $15 for a whole set of them ) and also putting the same foam under our seat cushions ( saving us the trouble of installing new foam in our seat cushions).

We also covered the floor foam with all weather carpet and small memory foam throw rugs.

The end result was we stayed warm in the evenings without having to resort to using blankets or an electric heater to stay comfortable. What an inexpensive fix!

An added bonus is that these Harbor Freight polyurethane pads do not absorb water to any appreciable degree, in contrast to the standard carpet liner that was installed previously and were a pain to dry out with our leak problems.
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:13 AM   #2
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Very interesting outcome. What is the floor covering that you used these over ?
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Those cold northwest nights

We just turn on our heater.
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Dave,

We put the Harbor Freight polyurethane pads, cut to fit with seams taped, over the original floor which is fiberglass with plywood on top in parts with what looks like another layer of fiberglass on top of the plywood.
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:37 PM   #6
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Harbor Freight - anti-fatigue matts

You can access Harbor Freight by googling harborfreight.com and searching under "anti fatigue matt" which will give you two hits for the 1/2" polyurethane foam, in squares and in a roll. It looks like the squares are only available in a HF store. The price is sure right at $10 ( on sale now).

I saw the same interlocking squares of polyurethane foam pads at a local Home Depot store as well with the only difference being they were colored.

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Glad to hear that the anti fatique matts work. We used them on our new 73 trillium early this spring, so it is nice to hear that it should be a warmer night for us in the cooler weather. We got the idea when my sister, who has travelled in their 74 mentioned that she found it cold going south in February. Although they had a heater ,they found the dampness coming from the bottom of the trailer. She has since incorporated the idea into her trailer. Thanks for the post.
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