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Old 08-15-2022, 11:18 AM   #1
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COLD FLOOR in Casita

We were camping in a chilly area NOT cold. I was surprised by how cold the floor got. Has anyone insulated under the camper?
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Old 08-15-2022, 06:27 PM   #2
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Our Scamp has the original indoor/outdoor carpet and early on I found a wool carpet runner that we use in the alley. In front of the door is a small cotton rug. It is amazing how different those two materials feel on bare feet on a cool morning. Also, whenever needed, both can be pulled out and shaken clean and thrown back in place.
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:14 AM   #3
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Thanks! That was what we were thinking.

Someone posted this on YouTube.
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:45 AM   #4
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The runners work good for us as well.....slippers and/or socks also helps.
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:52 AM   #5
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I bought a piece of indoor/outdoor carpeting at Home Depot and cut it to fit the main floor and dinette floor on my boler. Works great.
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These booties work great for us: Tundra Slip-on Aerogel Bts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09BDXYQL8...p_mob_ap_share
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Old 08-16-2022, 10:58 AM   #7
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While I didn't add skid plates, I did add 2" blue styrofoam to the underside of my Escape 21C. It has held up for over a year & around 8000 miles. I also have a throw run on the vinyl floor. I spend the winters in Quartzsite where the nighttime temperatures often go into the high 30°Fs...
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While I didn't add skid plates, I did add 2" blue styrofoam to the underside of my Escape 21C. It has held up for over a year & around 8000 miles. I also have a throw run on the vinyl floor. I spend the winters in Quartzsite where the nighttime temperatures often go into the high 30°Fs...
Thanks for these answers. I may use all of these.
Did you use glue to fasten the styrofoam? Is it waterproof?
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Thanks for these answers. I may use all of these.
Did you use glue to fasten the styrofoam? Is it waterproof?
I used Loctite PL Premium FAST GRAB Polyurethane Construction Adhesive for most of it, but ran out & switched to Locktite PL Premium Max for the last couple of panels after the Fast Grab no longer was available.

Both work although the Fast Grab sets more quickly. Neither melts Styrofoam, and both dry without exposure to air (many construction adhesives never dry when you use them to stick styrofoam to fiberglass). I painted the exposed surfaces with flat black latex paint - just for looks, not really necessary.
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:11 PM   #10
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Old 08-16-2022, 05:08 PM   #11
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Wool socks, Sept thru May.
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Old 08-16-2022, 06:42 PM   #12
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We were camping in a chilly area NOT cold. I was surprised by how cold the floor got. Has anyone insulated under the camper?
I bought these to put in the floor of my Hunter I when I get to that point. I will probably put a runner in front of the door and sink. I don't know how durable they will be but at least will give some insulation.
Wood Grain Flooring Tiles - Interlocking Foam Floor Mat- 3/8" Thick


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Old 08-20-2022, 10:13 AM   #13
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We use a 2ft X 6ft carpet from Costco. Currently I have some 1/4" foam that was packing from some thing. We have a 2011 17ft SD. We live in Washington state and it gets cold in the winter. We live out of it year round. Good luck!
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Old 08-20-2022, 11:23 AM   #14
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On top of the vinyl floor in my 13’ Scamp, I placed a ~1” black rubber horse stall mat that I cut to fill the area. I put a wool braided rug on top and it’s ever so cozy. Yes, there was a bit of smell from it, but it didn’t take long to go away.
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We were camping in a chilly area NOT cold. I was surprised by how cold the floor got. Has anyone insulated under the camper?
I laid those interlocking gym mat squares (3/4) inch, cut to fit the floor, then threw a runner on top; no more cold floor in my 16 ft Scamp.��
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I bought these to put in the floor of my Hunter I when I get to that point. I will probably put a runner in front of the door and sink. I don't know how durable they will be but at least will give some insulation.
Wood Grain Flooring Tiles - Interlocking Foam Floor Mat- 3/8" Thick


We put down this type of wood-pattered interlocking foam tiles last year, and they’re holding up well. Quick and easy to install, nice looking, and really made the floor more comfortable. We got ours at Home Depot.
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I bought some of those colored foam "jig saw" floor mats for a child's play area. Only about 1/2" thick but they make a world of difference. Of course the color...
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i too Used those floor mats and have camped 52 weeks a year in New Hampshire, these made one heck of a difference. make sure you save a peice to go across the bottom of the door too.
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Old 08-21-2022, 06:53 AM   #19
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When we got our Casita (used) in 2016, my wife found a piece of low-pile indoor carpet in the attic, cut it to fit around the table pole, and we had a carpeted floor all the time.
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Old 08-21-2022, 06:21 PM   #20
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The truth is that nearly all small trailers are not designed for four-season or unimproved road operation. They are insufferably uncomfortable in such conditions.
A custom shop that is working on a -20F to +130F Casita conversion is Texas Cutomz:
https://texascustomz.com/
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