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Old 04-01-2013, 05:28 PM   #21
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I do not know if it gets cold without it but I can tell you it does not get cold with it, camping below freezing with the heat on, the floor is not cold, with the foam on the bottom. With the foam thickness on the bottom of the holding tanks which retain heat, very little cold gets to the floor.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #22
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I know that somewhere on this forum there is a picture of the insulation on the underside of the Escape, but I can't figure out how to find it. Does anyone know how to locate it?
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:46 PM   #23
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here are 2 pictures and I know there is a video here on the forum, I'll look for it after dinner.
The foam covers the entire bottom front to back, not just the tanks.
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Here is a good discussion of the foam and it's insulating values
Winter camping II - heated/insulated holding tanks!!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #25
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Here is the video
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Thanks very much! We're leaning toward the insulation package without putting the insulation underneath.
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Hi, in ours, there is no insulation under the floor & we find that our feet can get cold. What we've done is to use some blue foam pad leftover from backpacking down under our feet. If we were ordering a new trailer & had the opportunity, we would have the foam under the trailer installed.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:42 PM   #28
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This whole conversation about insulation is making us wonder about possible toxicity from the inside insulation. Does anyone know about this? I've been reading about "sick" FEMA trailers that outgassed formaldahyde. It sounds like Escape uses higher quality construction materials which would limit the amount of formaldahyde (particle board vs. plywood) outgassing. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #29
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my wife found two nice floor mats the same size that fill up 95% of the floor space, not including under the table. One runs from the door to the bath, the other along the kitchen cabinets.

I am a bit torn with the spray insulation, and am curious as to how it holds up over a longer period of time, though do like the idea.
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After just a few days, our trailer seemed to lose it's 'new' smell which is often caused from off-gassing. The wall foam insulation is covered by a layer of vinyl, so not much chance of off-gassing there.
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