I've been pondering about what to put over the Reflectix that is helping insulate the walls of my Compact Jr.
It's really made a difference since my walls are just a thin layer of fiberglass, about the same as an ordinary fiberglass canoe.
When the sun beats on the camper the inside walls are very hot to the touch.
And when it's cold and damp the inside walls are cold and damp too.
But the Reflectix helps a lot. However it gives you the feeling of being in a space capsule with all that shiny silver.
So I thought about buying inexpensive yoga mats that would be easy to cut and conform to the wall curves and put them over the Reflectix with double-sided tape.
So I went to Wal-Mart and found the least gaudy color they had. I grabbed a few at $9 each and made a beeline to the check out as my wife was waiting in the car.
Here's the lucky part, a couple was blocking the aisle so I slipped down a side aisle and it happened to have shelf coverings.
They had heavy duty shelf liners, foam backed, and labeled machine washable. Pretty tough stuff, like the kind you find in RV stores to keep things from sliding around in drawers.
And it came in a burlap finish and was only $5 a roll, and surprisingly was Made in the USA.
I'm about a third of the way done in covering the Reflectix and here's how it looks so far.
I'm really pleased with the look of it.
You can also see on the ceiling some light
brown indoor/outdoor carpet. It keeps the walls much cooler in the direct sun, and helps with dampness too.
It's got a fuzziness to it not unlike "rat fur" and the back of it is a thin layer of smooth vinyl which helps it adhere to the ceiling with double-sided tape.