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Old 11-08-2018, 04:47 PM   #11
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I picked up my new 19 yesterday and am on my 2nd day camping. Everything is great, but to my surprise, there was no underbelly spray foam as I expected. When I initially asked for a quote, I asked for it, and it was on the initial quote, but never made it on the build sheet. I missed it and so did they..oh well. So I'm trying to decide if I want to get a kit and insulate it myself, or just let it go. I did get extra insulation and double pane sliders.....thoughts?
The floor becomes the weak link if you have upgraded insulation/windows everywhere else. As many others have stated, quieter, and we can confirm the trailer is easy to heat when weather gets cold if you have the insulation.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:09 PM   #12
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I picked up my new 19 yesterday and am on my 2nd day camping. Everything is great, but to my surprise, there was no underbelly spray foam as I expected. When I initially asked for a quote, I asked for it, and it was on the initial quote, but never made it on the build sheet. I missed it and so did they..oh well. So I'm trying to decide if I want to get a kit and insulate it myself, or just let it go. I did get extra insulation and double pane sliders.....thoughts?

Someone on here used sheets of foam and insulated the floor themselves. I did a search and did not find the magic combination of terms to bring it up. I imagine there are a few on here that remember who is was and can bring the postings right up.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:24 PM   #13
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Here are the photos of that diy sheet foam install that I had saved.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:25 PM   #14
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I believe it was Ron in BC that did the foam floor.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:28 PM   #15
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Someone on here used sheets of foam and insulated the floor themselves. I did a search and did not find the magic combination of terms to bring it up. I imagine there are a few on here that remember who is was and can bring the postings right up.
It was Ron: Adding underfloor insulation
... but he only did the forward part, not under the tanks.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:40 PM   #16
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Yup, that was me. I put a priority on the forward area because when you're sitting at the dinette in cold weather with sock feet it's nice to have an insulated floor.

I don't put much priority at the rear because the storage area under the bed is about R zero, even with the extra insulation. Things like the hatch are at exterior ambient temperature. One reason that I insulated the underside of my bed base.

I'm not sure that underfloor insulation has any effect on exterior noise. I've had trailers with and without double glazed windows and it's my view that the largest reduction in exterior noise comes with the double glazed windows.

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Old 11-09-2018, 06:15 AM   #17
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I would get it before the underside gets too exposed to road conditions. Quieter and offers protection.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:21 PM   #18
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I am currently looking at doing the spray foam myself. There are a few companies that have closed cell foam kits for around $300.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:31 PM   #19
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One advantage of using spray foam is you won't end up with air gaps between the structure and the foam itself. It even stiffens a structure after it's applied. I'd worry about air and/or water getting between anything else. That could encourage rot, bugs, ice damage, etc,...
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