Wall carpet for Compact Jr - Fiberglass RV

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Old 09-24-2020, 01:41 PM   #1
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Wink Wall carpet for Compact Jr

Hello! We are restoring a Ď71 Compact Jr. We were ready to paint our inside walls, and noticed other fiberglass RVís have insulated carpet on the walls. Ourís has none. So either it never had carpet, or the previous owner took it out. Question is: Has anyone done this project that could give us some advice or do you know someone in the Missouri or Kansas area that could do this for us? Also, has anyone been successful without it? We will be towing this behind our street rod to shows, so wonít be staying in it a lot, but donít want to have major issues with condensation, etc. down the road. Thanks for any help you could give us!
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Old 09-24-2020, 01:57 PM   #2
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The carpet offers a little insulation and mainly serves to prevent condensation on the walls in cool/cold weather. I would want it there.
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:08 PM   #3
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We have a Campstrr with bare walls. They are OK. But in damp NW weather, the condensation is a killer. It depends on the type of camping you plan to do.
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Old 09-24-2020, 06:27 PM   #4
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Scamp uses a layer of foil bubble wrap (Reflectix is commonly sold at hardware and big box stores) with carpet-like marine headliner on top (available online or through a marine supply store In a range of neutral colors).

Both are fairly easy to work with and can be applied using an automotive headliner adhesive.

Actual insulating value isn’t much, but it works well in practice for 3-season use. Does not absorb water or odors, does not form condensation, and feels soft and warm when you brush against it.
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Old 09-25-2020, 11:46 AM   #5
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Compact Jr insulation

All the photos i have seen of the original insulation show a quilted vinyl.

I assume it has some kind of thin batting on the underside.

It looks like the quilted vinyl you would have seen in a 1960's automobile.
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