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How to insulate a camper van
hello , how about the floor insulation. it he do a great job ? should i thing about putting some foam ? thank
Cedar paneling for van interior
Hey guys, ripper job here! Looks amazing. This has inspired me to do it with my 83 Hiace. I've got a few questions (also related to your insulation "how to"):1. Do you think that 5.2" width (rather than your 4") panels would suffice?2. Would the process be much or any different if I was having to block out some windows? 3. Did you only use the foil insulation for the floor? And would fibreglass insulation work for the roof? Rather than Durofoam (not sure what it's called here in Australia?)4. Also, did you guys leave a gap between panels? Or did you make them flush against one another?
Awesome!!! Thanks so much for the comment :) I hope your inspiration is materializing!
Oh, I see! Yes, then the skis would not fit at all under! We have used similar ski racks in the past on a car and they are pretty easy to use. If you use them vertically, I would be careful that the skis don't slide downwards as you are driving. Or make sure that one of the racks is high enough to hold everything high enough so it doesn't touch the road. Probably just needs a bit of testing. Also, we often have our mountain bikes on a rack in the back, and our skis inside on the same trips (when they are longer trips), so I think that having both skis and bikes out might be a bit too much! Maybe a rack like this would also work for you: http://ep.yimg.com/ay/orsracksdirect/thule-tram-hitch-ski-rack-9033-32.png (but not sure how much you can open the back door in that case). Hope you find something that works soon!
Hi, sorry for the slow reply! We went to Vancouver Foam Store: http://vancouverfoam.com/ . 4 inches thick is pretty standard, but they had 2 options: one that would be more durable if you sleep and sit on the cushions everyday and one that is for uses that are a bit more casual. You can talk with the people there, they know a lot of stuff! (Also, I wouldn't really go below 4 inches thick, even if you are worried about head space... at 4 inches we sometimes still feel the board under the cushion when we sleep). Cheers!
Hi! Thanks for the comment! Yes, we are skiers and snowboarders. On a normal trip, we end up bringing with us around 2 pairs of skis (for me) and 2 or 3 snowboards (for my partner). We know it is a bit much... but we can't really make rational decisions about that haha! We put all of them under the storage platform. http://www.instructables.com/id/Storage-platform-for-the-back-of-your-Sprinter-van/ We keep them on one side of the platform, and we can put other gear on the other side (we put the other stuff in milk crates and other plastic boxes usually). For the snowboards, some of them are usually in a transport bag (this keeps together the bindings so it makes it easier to slide another snowboard on top). For the skis, we use straps to keep pairs together. I hope this gives you an idea of how we do it!
Thanks! Our design is a bit different where below the "storage platform" is not open all the way through. Instead we designed two long draws sliding out the back and then something similar in the front. Because of that we cannot store our skis inside the van. So we are on the hunt for a good rack solution. Not sure if your interested in something like this but we came across this the other day. Looks promising and should be able to mount to the rear doors allowing you to store the skis vertically. https://www.seasucker.com/shop/ski-rack/#tab-descr...Thanks again for the reply. Your design has been a huge source of inspiration. Thanks for sharing!
Hi! I guess it depends on the big board you would choose for this! It for sure added some weight, but cedar is a pretty light wood and the panels were only 0.25 inches thick, so it wasn't that bad. Hope your project is going well!
Hi! Sorry for the slow reply! Our bed platform is 72 inches long by 69 inches wide. I guess this would be just short for you. You can adapt it to your own size though for sure! Good luck!
Hello! Awesome build! I see you two are skiers and wanted to know if you have found a solution for transporting skis? From the looks of your design there is no good way to carry them inside the van. We have a similar situation and can't find a decent rack system. If you have any thoughts or experience with this I would love to hear it. Cheers!
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Hi everyone. So it seems that there's no consensus on whether or not a plastic vapor barrier is good or bad for the project. I'm afraid I'm not a trial an error guy when it comes to a $45,000 sprinter. I guess the best way to find out the answer is to ask Mercedes Benz how they insulate their passenger models. Once I hopefully find out, I will share it with you folks. Thanks
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