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Old 05-31-2016, 06:48 PM   #21
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It's too hot here in the summer so we go to Canada to fish.
When the lakes warm up here the Walleyes go deep and can be hard to catch. Heading to Manitoba ,Canada on Sunday for a week of fishing .
Temps are supposed to be in the 50's & 60"s and no snow is predicted , so almost perfect weather. If you ever get the chance to make a fishing trip to Canada ,go for it . There are 3 guys in our fishing group and this will be our 37th annual Canadian fishing trip .,One nice thing about Canada is that they speak a dialect of English so if you pay attention you can almost understand what they are saying.
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:59 PM   #22
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Clearly you haven't been to the east coast yet!
I've been to New York , does that count as the East Coast ?
If you are referring to Quebec then No, and going there is not on my bucket list but BC is.
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Old 05-31-2016, 07:02 PM   #23
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At the rally, Reace said he is quite impressed with the acoustical performance of the new foam insulation they are using instead of Reflectix. He said standing inside with nothing more than the foam installed, he was pleasantly surprised by how the sound was deadened. This foam is 1/2" thick, so thermal insulation should be a bit better too, though there is no real way for Escape to accurately measure the R value. This thickness, along with the floppiness of the material, does create some installation issues for both the foam and other components, though I imagine the crew will get better with it over time.

I have always maintained that the first option I would get would be the added insulation, and the dual glazed windows. This insulation keeps the heat out in warm temps, and the heat in in cold temps, a benefit in any climate.

I am still not sold on spray foam for underneath, and at this time I am forgoing it, as it or another alternative could be added at a later date quite easily.
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Old 05-31-2016, 07:06 PM   #24
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At the rally, Reace said he is quite impressed with the acoustical performance of the new foam insulation they are using instead of Reflectix. He said standing inside with nothing more than the foam installed, he was pleasantly surprised by how the sound was deadened. This foam is 1/2" thick, so thermal insulation should be a bit better too, though there is no real way for Escape to accurately measure the R value. This thickness, along with the floppiness of the material, does create some installation issues for both the foam and other components, though I imagine the crew will get better with it over time.......
this is great news.

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my only concern about maybe adding the under belly spray foam later is... can the underside be made clean enough to then have a 100% clean surface for the foam to stick to?

just curious.

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Old 05-31-2016, 07:17 PM   #25
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this is great news.

and

my only concern about maybe adding the under belly spray foam later is... can the underside be made clean enough to then have a 100% clean surface for the foam to stick to?

just curious.

A quick spray wash will do it, that foam sticks very well to everything it touches. When we use it at work and get it on our skin, it has to wear off to be removed.

Besides, I like the idea of using rigid foam like Ron in BC did too.
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Old 05-31-2016, 07:28 PM   #26
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my only concern about maybe adding the under belly spray foam later is... can the underside be made clean enough to then have a 100% clean surface for the foam to stick to?
Yes, it's done all the time aftermarket on vehicles and they can get them prepped for application no problem.
In addition, Ron in BC posted not long ago an excellent retrofit using sheets of foam board type insulation that in my opinion is probably a superior solution for a number of reasons.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:36 PM   #27
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If you insulate under the floor later, even if you still use the same type of spray foam you can choose where to put it, and whether or not you want to mask anything off to make later work easier.

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I've been to New York , does that count as the East Coast ?
If you are referring to Quebec then No, and going there is not on my bucket list but BC is.
In Canada, the "east coast" would normally refer to the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) or Atlantic Provinces (Maritimes plus Newfoundland and Labrador). Although Quebec certainly has coastline, that's not what people mean by "the east coast" in my experience.

Although New Brunswick is bilingual (the only officially bilingual province in Canada) so you'll hear some French, even the English can be a distinctly different dialect from what you'll hear in Ontario or Manitoba.
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:44 AM   #28
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I have the thermal windows, extra insulation and underneath foam and never had any issues with condensation.
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:54 PM   #29
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Talking about surviving a rainy night. You may have heard about the flooding in Texas. Well...We sold our Casita yesterday. The couple was so anxious to get it, like waiting for Christmas for them. They decided to pick it up although the forecast of thunderstorms was known. We escorted them and the trailer to our local state park in Abilene. They got settled in and were enjoying the beautiful camp site when the camp director drove up and demanded they leave immediately as she led them out of the park through some low lying rushing water. They had time to grab their medicine and get out. My husband was still with them and led them back to our home for Chili supper and cornbread, some dry clothes and bed for the night. They really didn't want to leave their new to them trailer. This morning we were allowed to drive around the barricade and get them hooked up and they drove back to their home in Louisiana. They called to let us know they got home safely. I felt so sorry they had a rough first night and my husband and I did what we could to make it a little better for them.
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Talking about surviving a rainy night. You may have heard about the flooding in Texas. Well...We sold our Casita yesterday. The couple was so anxious to get it, like waiting for Christmas for them. They decided to pick it up although the forecast of thunderstorms was known. We escorted them and the trailer to our local state park in Abilene. They got settled in and were enjoying the beautiful camp site when the camp director drove up and demanded they leave immediately as she led them out of the park through some low lying rushing water. They had time to grab their medicine and get out. My husband was still with them and led them back to our home for Chili supper and cornbread, some dry clothes and bed for the night. They really didn't want to leave their new to them trailer. This morning we were allowed to drive around the barricade and get them hooked up and they drove back to their home in Louisiana. They called to let us know they got home safely. I felt so sorry they had a rough first night and my husband and I did what we could to make it a little better for them.
Glad to hear that all of you are safe .. The pictures on the news of Texas and the flooding are very frightening. .
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