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Old 05-18-2012, 12:21 PM   #21
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Re: Sprayed Foam Insulation Underneath Trailer plus 12V water tank heating pads

This is a video of my Escape 19 with the spray foam and heat pad option. Hope this helps some people with questions.

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Old 05-18-2012, 09:54 PM   #22
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Re: Sprayed Foam Insulation Underneath Trailer plus 12V water tank heating pads

That foam is too wild!! Wish I had some.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:50 AM   #23
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Re: Sprayed Foam Insulation Underneath Trailer plus 12V water tank heating pads

I wonder why it stops at the bath rather then all the way to the front? Anyone know?
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:57 PM   #24
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Re: Sprayed Foam Insulation Underneath Trailer plus 12V water tank heating pads

In the video it appears to stop at the front stabilizers?
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:36 PM   #25
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It does stop at the front stabilizers. As far as the reason, I do not know.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:15 AM   #26
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Re: Sprayed Foam Insulation Underneath Trailer plus 12V water tank heating pads

I've seen the sprayed foam under a 19' Escape, and it looks like it would make repairing anything under it extremely difficult.
It dried to a very hard, bubbly, uneven surface - hard to keep clean. And if a water tank or line should need repair, I've no idea how you'd get to it, except to chisel through the insulation.

Despite my concerns, I'm inclined to get the foam anyway, because I've heard a couple of times from people who experienced frozen tanks.


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Old 09-21-2012, 07:48 PM   #27
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I understand this is an older thread. But I thought I should jump in so people can consider about foam insulation. We have had this underbelly foam insulation since Nov 2011. Our first trip was in Dec 2011, couple of nights below 0 degree C, it was no problem. Warm inside with heater on and off, a bit condensation. We have 12V heating pads for black and grey water. Dumping was no issue.

We always stay plugged in during winter months. yes, the insulation does get dusty from road debris, I just light wash them. The color of the foam deepens as time goes on. I agree that it will be more difficult to fix the tanks/plumbing if there is a problem, but that would the sacrifice, I guess.

We camped in Portland, Or in the summer, it got to 90 degree F during the day, the foam helped kept it cool until maybe late afternoon, then outside started to cool again. So we just turned on the fan. Overall, I think the foam is a great choice for us.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #28
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Re: Sprayed Foam Insulation Underneath Trailer plus 12V water tank heating pads

I looked under my new 19' with the foam and it covers the entire trailer from the tool box back to the spare tire. The foam makes the floor inside warm and helps retain the furnace heat. As far as the heat pads, I thought they were on the grey and fresh tanks as the black tank is located inside the trailer under the toilet and into the street side dinette area. Another question for Reace down the road. My switch is located under the bed. I'm thinking of switching out the chrome switch for a lighted on that is lighted when the heaters are in use, going to so the same on the battery disconnect under the dinette.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:30 PM   #29
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>As far as the heat pads, I thought they were on the grey and fresh tanks >as the black tank is located inside the trailer...

Hi Jim,
It is great that 19's have black tank inside.
we have a 17', maybe that is the difference, I remember I specifically asked about fresh water tank when we added the heating pads. The answer I got was that if we fill them up, it will take a long time for them to freeze, (assuming we don't camp at minus 30 degree C for 1 week).
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:26 AM   #30
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Re: Sprayed Foam Insulation Underneath Trailer plus 12V water tank heating pads

I have a question about the external shower hookup...

I understand that the spray insulation doesn't protect the hookup. But like a hose attachment on a house, freezing might or might not be a problem depending on the location of the shutoff valve relative to the wall insulation. On a house tap, there are two solutions for freezing weather -- you either have a separate shut-off value inside the insulation and shut this value while leaving the outside valve open, or you have a special valve that is turned on/off from the outside but the valve itself is actually located inside your house insulation.

So what's the situation on the external shower hookup? Is there a separate shut-off valve inside the wall of the trailer so that you don't need to worry about the pipe cracking, or is the valve itself inside the insulation, or is an external shower hookup just a bad idea if you plan to camp in below-freezing temperatures?

Thanks for the info...
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