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Old 03-01-2014, 06:10 PM   #31
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I've not camped below freezing, but I've had no problem without insulation. Just turn the thermostat up.
to each his own....
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:24 PM   #32
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Just to toss out another idea...
How about taking off the door turning it upside down, drilling a 1/2" or so hole at the bottom (where no one will see it easily) and pushing in cellulose insulation then just put in a 1/2" grommet style plug thus allowing easy in access to the door to put more in if it settles do to vibration.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:06 PM   #33
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I just stumbled on this thread. This absolutely confirms my suspicions that our Escape could be much better insulated. Even with the thermal windows and insulation package, it gets cold inside relative to the outside temp. Double and sometimes triple blankets at night and heater on most mornings compared with single blankets in fall and winter (ok, SoCal winter!) in our Casita. I can only imagine what owners of un-insulated trailers must experience.

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Our Escape with insulation package is way warmer than our Scamp was.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:55 PM   #34
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The images on the aluminum frame windows does not surprise me. Our 30 year old house in Sacramento was built with dual glazed aluminum framed windows.

When I had vinyl framed retrofits installed, it made a huge difference in the house.

I noticed the Olivers which were at Quartzsite this year appeared to have white vinyl windows, but maybe they were just white aluminum frames.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:56 PM   #35
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Our Escape with insulation package is way warmer than our Scamp was.
Ours is much better than our was Casita too.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:00 PM   #36
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I noticed the Olivers which were at Quartzsite this year appeared to have white vinyl windows, but maybe they were just white aluminum frames.
My guess is that they are white aluminum. Oliver likes aluminum - they have an aluminum frame and aluminum structures under the floor inside the body - so it seems likely they are aluminum.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:49 PM   #37
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I haven't had my door latch out but I would think filling the door with loose insulation material may fowl the latching mechanism and lock you in or out.
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:11 PM   #38
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I was hoping you were going to use your expertise and volunteer to try it first!
Okay fine, I'll try it first. I will PM you my address so you can ship your door for me to try on.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:09 AM   #39
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I'm sure you've already thought of this, but instead of pouring something inside the door that will eventually settle and pack down, how about cutting into the door,
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taking the window and lockset out and applying reflectix that way? I know a number of Burro owners have had reasonable results by jamming reflectix between the hulls using every small entry point they could find.

You could then fiberglass/gel coat the repair. If you don't like the final result, make it obvious by adding a magazine rack, shoe rack or garbage pale. OR, coat the surface with a DIY solution like Grizzly Grip (it doesn't need to be "rough.")
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If you're willing to cut and re-fiberglass, I think Donna's suggestion makes sense. But if you're going to all that effort, why not properly insulate it with foam, rather than aluminized bubble wrap?
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