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Donna D. 08-10-2009 08:03 PM

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)?

Thanks!

Donna D.

Jim Bennett 08-10-2009 09:54 PM

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

ronstew 08-10-2009 10:01 PM

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

Donna D. 08-11-2009 05:48 AM

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

Jim Bennett 08-11-2009 05:59 AM

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.

reace 08-11-2009 07:12 PM

Re: 3/8" foam backing
 
Hi All,

It is a closed cell foam. ::) High density.

Tammy

Jim Bennett 08-11-2009 07:22 PM

Re: 3/8" foam backing
 
Thanks for that Tammy, it must not be a real high density like Ensolite, because it compresses quite easily.

Donna D. 08-11-2009 07:26 PM

Re: 3/8" foam backing
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by reace
Hi All,

It is a closed cell foam. ::) High density.

Tammy

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!!

escape artist 08-11-2009 08:11 PM

Re: 3/8" foam backing
 
Hi: All... I might be a little dense ;D 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
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie ;)

reace 08-24-2009 09:33 PM

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.

Reace


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