Happiness is a Warm Floor

Insulation. This has been a topic of conversation for months. What to use, batting, stiff, R-value. Let it lay on the belly pan or try to keep up, and how. This has been talked about and talked about and talked about. Insulation has been looked at and studied at Lowes, R-values have been researched but not understood.

I really don’t plan on being in Blanche during a snow storm and I just feel that the purpose of camping is to be outside. At Bonnaroo, those people with their big RVs and Campers are inside, in the air-conditioning all day. They miss out on so much because they get used to the cool air. If you don’t have that, it makes you get out and do more. It’s cool late at night when you want to snuggle in and sleep. Honestly, the only time I have really wanted air, is in the morning. It does start to get warm pretty early and it would be nice to be able to sleep a little later without being hot.  I know that I need insulation but I am not worried about getting the thickest stuff to stay warm.  I really hope I don’t ever need to live in Blanche…

Flooring Insulation

Flooring Insulation

In the end, we decided on the Perma R polystyrene sheet insulation.  It comes in 4×8 sheets that could be cut to fit between the frame rails and floor supports.  We purchased the 3/4in because it has move give, and could be slightly bent to fit under the lip of the frame rails.

Dad and Zach measuring the insulation for cutting

Dad and Zach measuring the insulation for cutting

L-brackets were installed on the frame rails to keep the insulation up off the belly pan.  These were mostly needed down the sides.  In the middle, the frame rails that the floor supports were bolted into would hold the insulation off of the floor.  We installed 3 L-Brackets for support.

L-Brackets holding up insulation

L-Brackets supporting insulation

L-Brackets supporting insulation

L-Brackets supporting insulation

 

L-Brackets Installed

L-Brackets Installed

Insulation installed on L-Brackets

Insulation installed on L-Brackets – this one was taped also because of the opening for the propane vent.

I believe that we used 6 sheets with some odd pieces left over.  This will also be used in the walls and roof.  Batting insulation will be used between the fender wells and on the curved ends.

Beginning of insulation in floor

Beginning of insulation in floor

Insulation installed in the front

Insulation installed in the front

Insulation installed in the middle

Insulation installed in the middle

Insulation installed in back

Insulation installed in back

 

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2 thoughts on “Happiness is a Warm Floor

    • Decorating is way down the road. I already have most of the things I’m going to hang up and know where they are going. Have my paint for the walls. I’m prepared for when we get there.

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