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Old 03-15-2019, 11:29 PM   #21
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:17 AM   #22
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Might be the Faraday Cage comments
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:03 PM   #23
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Note all the ply used in construction. New marine Ply flooring (painted and sealed), upright ply making ceiling/roof supporting walls, wood framing for galley that contains a small 110 ceramic heater and a little microwave oven. You can cook outside on propane or butane cooktops or use the campfires/grills, BBQ, etc. Or take dry food and boil water only. Or...?


We do have a small 12V/110 cooler for insulin and keeping ice up t a month (we were surprised it worked so well) and some other groceries...we buy a lot of fresh along the way.


There ARE fiberglass campers out there, assuming you have a truck you like!?


Amerigo made them for a while, probably longer than they made the trailers.


Best luck hunting for your perfect egg. It can take a while to find, and may cost more than you wish...but in the end it can be worth it.


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Old 03-19-2019, 03:39 PM   #24
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International scientist appeal to UN and WHO:
https://www.emfscientist.org/

1,670 peer reviewed scientific papers:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/19Cb...AdYl3Eur3/view

1976 US naval report on harm (note that effects are the same as recent findings):
https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploa...eport-1976.pdf

Harmful effects on children: http://ehtrust.org/wp-content/upload...andout2016.pdf

Overview on harm:

The telecom industry's disinfo campaign:
https://www.thenation.com/article/ho...investigation/
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:51 AM   #25
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I think the point about the aluminum windows is a good one. Also some of the trailers have aluminum on the entry doors.
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:11 PM   #26
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Yes, most of these have some aluminum...but "minimal" aluminum sounds acceptable. Kind of depends...like what does a 110 year old man wear under his trousers, boxers or briefs?












Depends.

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Old 03-21-2019, 06:05 PM   #27
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I tried to post a list of links to sites that list the current science - peer reviewed studies, but it got censored. I'm not sure about the links rules. Anyway, if you're interested, you can look up the 1,670 studies listed on Power Watch's site that show how EMF radiation causes harm, or go to EMF Scientist to read about the 2,000 and counting studies by the almost 200 scientists who signed an appeal to the UN and WHO to impose strict limits on EMF radiation. Environmental Health Trust also has a good page listing peer reviewed studies. Last year The Nation published an extensive expose titled: How Big Wireless Made Us Think that Cell Phones Are Safe that goes into some of the ways the telecom industry has conducted a disinformation campaign that has gone on for decades to deny independent science showing harm. I've had EHS for seven years, and it has devastated my health.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:09 PM   #28
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Oh dear, I just noticed that they did post my earlier list of links to science regarding EMF radiation. All apologies! This is the first time I've tried joining a group like this and I'm still getting it figured out.

Also, thank you so much, gang, for all of your brilliant ideas and expertise! I so appreciate the thought that went into your posts! I can't stay online for very long, so I'll try to print them out and reply as I can.
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:19 PM   #29
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Thank you for this valuable info!!! And that's very happy news - that molded fiberglass shells don't have aluminum sheets for support inside. I'd been told that they mostly all had them.
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:23 PM   #30
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Very glad to know about the insulation issue - so I'm looking for Ensolite! I'm actually looking for a camper, not a trailer, but thanks for the info! Really appreciate it!
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:36 AM   #31
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I notice that the market place section says "closed." Now that you all have helped me understand what to look for, where do you recommend I place an ad?
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Old 03-23-2019, 12:29 PM   #32
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I read a lot of the posts, and not knowing how much time you have,
or how handy you might be, nor if someone may have already suggested it;
but there is also the option of getting a "gutted" fiberglass camper/trailer,
which would allow you total control over what material gets put back into it.
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:20 PM   #33
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Thanks! That's a really good idea, because I don't need much in there, mainly a place to sit at a small table and a place to sleep!
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:22 PM   #34
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Thanks, John. I don't think the band would be a deal breaker, but the less aluminum the better. Appreciate you pointing that out!
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:24 PM   #35
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Checking them out

Hi there,
If you want to come check out multiple options in the fiberglass world you can come look at our shop in Seattle. I currently have 10 trailers of different makes and models that you can look through. I fix and customize them for people as well as rent them out. Rental might be a good option if you want to try it out a few times before you commit to a purchase!
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Old 03-24-2019, 11:09 PM   #36
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conductive metals like aluminum absorb and block radio energy. the quietest RF place you could be would be in an all aluminum(*) trailer thats properly grounded. metal screens over the windows which are also grounded to the metal skin would block all frequencies with a half wavelength of the screen hole size and larger...

(*) ok, pure copper would be even better, but noone makes copper trailers. electrically connected-to-the-outer-skin copper screens on all the windows and vents would, however, be a good thing.
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conductive metals like aluminum absorb and block radio energy. the quietest RF place you could be would be in an all aluminum(*) trailer thats properly grounded. metal screens over the windows which are also grounded to the metal skin would block all frequencies with a half wavelength of the screen hole size and larger...

(*) ok, pure copper would be even better, but noone makes copper trailers. electrically connected-to-the-outer-skin copper screens on all the windows and vents would, however, be a good thing.
I wonder if Airstream marketing people ever considered that their trailer is the closest you can get to a faraday cage (by properly grounding, as you point out). I guess the market niche might be too small.
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Very glad to know about the insulation issue - so I'm looking for Ensolite! I'm actually looking for a camper, not a trailer, but thanks for the info! Really appreciate it!
They no longer make Ensolite with the white "elephant" skin anymore. Here are some links to faced and non-faced (raw) ensolite. Most of it is black with one vendor offering brown. You could put it up and then put marine headliner or some other material over it. I don't know how well it would paint.

faced:
https://foammart.com/product/ensolite/
non-faced (raw):
https://www.professionalplastics.com...ITEPVC-NBRFAOM
https://foamforyou.com/ensolite-foam.html
https://scs-interiors.com/products/e...t-raw-material
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What does Escape use? Itís an off-white, smooth vinyl-faced, closed cell foam product. Not sure, but I think Iíve seen similar products on marine supply websites.
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indeed, its a marine headliner, I don't remember the specific variety...

Kim, by 'camper', you mean a slide-in cabover pickup truck style camper ? very few of those are fiberglass, although there have been some FG ones in the past like the Chinnooks. Won't the metal bed/box of the truck have the same radio reflection issues ?
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