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Old 01-18-2016, 12:11 PM   #11
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I have a couple of 2'X3' carpets, one by the door & one in front of the bed. Before you carpet the entire floor, talk to some off the Casita owners that have carpeted floors. Many wish they had vinyl. The small carpets are easy to pick up & shake out. Mine are backed so they don't slide.
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:24 PM   #12
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When we were looking at the Casitas, carpet was standard and vinyl was an option. On our Escape we have all of the insulation options including the tank heat pads. And rugs make it comfortable on the bare feet. Loren
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:26 PM   #13
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I have a couple of 2'X3' carpets, one by the door & one in front of the bed. Before you carpet the entire floor, talk to some off the Casita owners that have carpeted floors. Many wish they had vinyl. The small carpets are easy to pick up & shake out. Mine are backed so they don't slide.
Hi Jon . Always have put carpet in our RV's including a tent trailer . Wall to wall , they don't slide . We keep them clean and replace when needed. Sometimes have put padding underneath , sometimes like in Escape just the carpet . At door have a mat also . Pat
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:51 PM   #14
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Ron - how are you attaching the rigid foam to the underside of the trailer?
I shoud be finishing up today and will start a thread on installing it. All will be revealed. Why didn't I do this mod in the warm summertime.

We've always used throw rugs but the R value of them is low. R-10 underneath should make much more of a difference. Agree not having full time carpet. Much easier to shake out the carpets and give the vinyl a wipe down.

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Heat Loss

The heat loss of a structure is based on many things.
One of the most significant is the inside design temperature versus the outdoor design temperature ( maximum low temp 97% of the time and degree days) The R1 insulation will have an effect if the temperature difference between the inside and outside is 20, 30 or 40 degrees F. When the difference is 50 ,60 ,70 ,80, 90 or 100 degrees F , R1 insulation has little effect. There is no practical way to make an Escape a 4 season trailer suitable for all of North America. The insulation options on an Escape make it a good 3 season trailer for most of North America.

Our cabin in NW Wisconsin has R 35 walls / floors and R 60 ceilings in an area with an outside design temp of -25 deg F and over 9000 deg days. When wind chills approach 40 to 50 below , we struggle to maintain an inside temp of 65 deg F . If we had R1 insulation , the building would freeze up.

Even with all the insulation packages / heat pads that Escape offers an Escape in my area is at best a 3 season trailer IMHO. Plus ,why would anyone want to camp at -30 deg F or C?
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:27 PM   #16
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I wonder if anyone has had carpeting cut to fit wall to wall, and just put it down as a throw rug? If the edges wouldn't curl up, it could be a solution to keep feet warmer and not be a huge pain if it got stained or dirty.

Since I have occasional kid (dirty feet) traffic, I get those washable $9.99 runners at Costco.
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We use these type of tiles on the floor. Soft, warm, light weight, interlocking, multi purpose, inexpensive, easy to clean, available almost anywhere. We also us them to put on the ground when using the outside shower to keep feet off the ground and prevent dirt spatter. Lots of colour options, easy to cut to desired shape, some have a carpeted top.

Interlocking Foam Tiles and Soft Tile Flooring

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The heat loss of a structure is based on many things.
One of the most significant is the inside design temperature versus the outdoor design temperature ( maximum low temp 97% of the time and degree days) The R1 insulation will have an effect if the temperature difference between the inside and outside is 20, 30 or 40 degrees F. When the difference is 50 ,60 ,70 ,80, 90 or 100 degrees F , R1 insulation has little effect. There is no practical way to make an Escape a 4 season trailer suitable for all of North America. The insulation options on an Escape make it a good 3 season trailer for most of North America.

Our cabin in NW Wisconsin has R 35 walls / floors and R 60 ceilings in an area with an outside design temp of -25 deg F and over 9000 deg days. When wind chills approach 40 to 50 below , we struggle to maintain an inside temp of 65 deg F . If we had R1 insulation , the building would freeze up.

Even with all the insulation packages / heat pads that Escape offers an Escape in my area is at best a 3 season trailer IMHO. Plus ,why would anyone want to camp at -30 deg F or C?
I always thought "wind chill" was a nebulous number which only applies to the feeling on bare skin when exposed to cold and wind. Inanimate objects like your trailer or home are not affected by wind chill numbers.
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I always thought "wind chill" was a nebulous number which only applies to the feeling on bare skin when exposed to cold and wind. Inanimate objects like your trailer or home are not affected by wind chill numbers.
I agree that wind chill affects bare skin. .Last week we had 26 below F with 40 below wind chills. The higher wind speeds affect the buildings infiltration rate . I E cold air enters around , windows+
doors,+ wall openings. Heating calculations do not allow for wind chill but they do make allowances for infiltration or air changes per hour. Most trailer's have many openings in their exterior that are not sealed . In our Scamp you could see the window coverings move when the winds were strong even with the windows closed.
If the trailer has warm air constantly being replaced by cold air through infiltration it takes more heat to maintain temp.
Sit underneath a leaky window when it's 25 below with high winds and you will feel the wind chill affect
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We use these type of tiles on the floor. Soft, warm, light weight, interlocking, multi purpose, inexpensive, easy to clean, available almost anywhere. We also us them to put on the ground when using the outside shower to keep feet off the ground and prevent dirt spatter. Lots of colour options, easy to cut to desired shape, some have a carpeted top.

Interlocking Foam Tiles and Soft Tile Flooring

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Are you using the foam tiles or the carpet tiles? Any problems with height of tiles at the doorway?
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