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Old 08-10-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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3/8" foam backing

Okay group, this question has popped up on MRFROG.

"Insulated Interior
Fire rated, durable, soft-touch vinyl headliner with 3/8" foam backing keeps the Escape warm in the winter, and cool in the summer with easy cleaning. Thermal windows and extra insulation package available."

Do you know if the "foam backing" is closed-cell (ala Ensolite) or open-cell (like a sponge)?

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Old 08-10-2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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Re: 3/8" foam backing

I am pretty sure it is an open cell foam, Donna. I guess Reace could confirm this.
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Re: 3/8" foam backing

I banged my head against it yesterday. Definitely open cell.
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Re: 3/8" foam backing

Thanks group. Consensus seems to be open cell. That surprises me.
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Re: 3/8" foam backing

If it was a closed cell foam it would not conform to the contours of the trailer as well, especially when doubling it up. Escape gets the vinyl adhered to the foam for them by another company.
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Hi All,

It is a closed cell foam. : High density.

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Re: 3/8" foam backing

Thanks for that Tammy, it must not be a real high density like Ensolite, because it compresses quite easily.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:26 PM   #8
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Re: 3/8" foam backing

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Hi All,

It is a closed cell foam. : High density.

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I Knew it! Just knew you wouldn't put something that would soak up water like a sponge on the ceiling.

Score another one for Escape!!
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:11 PM   #9
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Re: 3/8" foam backing

Hi: All... I might be a little dense but what makes insulation work is the trapped air...so it can't be to dense. What I do know is our trailer always feels cool when you step in even parked in full sun on a hot day!!! Alf
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:33 PM   #10
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Re: 3/8" foam backing

The 3/8" foam backing is an open cell foam. Donna, I appologize for the confusion, Tammy asked and I answered without really thinking about what she asked......man that can get a guy into trouble sometimes! At any rate, everyone is correct that a closed cell foam is dense and would not form to the trailer walls as nicely.

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