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Old 11-01-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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A few mods....

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Here's a few mods on my family's Seasonal Site & our 29 Jayco 29FBS. These items might help others...

Battery Switch: http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/100_1336.jpg

Surge Guard: http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/100_2043.jpg

Sectionalized Deck: http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/100_1388.jpg
Note: Remove a few horizontal bolts and entire deck separates into 5.5ft x 9.5ft sections - to be removed in my 6x10 utility trailer.

12V manual fan (to assist fridge on hot days):
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/100_0589.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/100_0586.jpg

Underbelly Spray Foam (to keep critters out):
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/100_0696.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/100_0700.jpg

Our canoe / Kayak trailer: http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...-Trailer-2.jpg

Hope this helps others...

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Old 11-04-2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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Nice mods spike99.. I just hope the spray foam is not sprayed anywhere that you will need to get at in the future.

I have to get busy and photograph all my mods and post them here...
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:08 PM   #3
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Nice mods spike99.. I just hope the spray foam is not sprayed anywhere that you will need to get at in the future. I have to get busy and photograph all my mods and post them here...
Before Spray Foaming (with 2 lbs Close Cell) approx 3.5-4.0" thick, I re-routed many of its "under belly" factory wiring. If factory wiring was pulled tight and/or on an diangle run (re: corner to opposite corner pull), I simply re-routed it into straight and smooth 90 degree turns. I then wrapped all wiring with over sized plastic zoom coverings. Same plastic loom they use on automotive engine wiring. I also applied duct tape on tank sensors as well. If I do need to replace a tank sensor or other wire (like a sensor wire), I simply gain access to one wire end and gain access to its other end. And "fish" new wire inside the over sized plastic loom tubing. Yes. Some digging out the Spray Foam in certain areas - for access to the end points. When wire is easily replaced, I then use a hand held spray can to re-do the foam in that small area.

If wondering, the professional contractor (who did the spray foam) told me that he "foams up" lots of internal Trailers (like A/C cargo trailers for hauling food products during hot summer days) and his north sattlite office sprays lots of RV trailers as well. Especially RV trailers to be used in Edmonton / Calgary and north Canada area. Thus, lots of experience of where and how thick to spray - in case under belly future repair is needed.

Within the picture, you'll problably notice a 3/4" grey PVC pipe - with junction boxes every 12 ft. re: http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/100_0678.jpg If wondering, this accessable cable path is for additional 12V wiring. For example, for duplex - 10 guard brake wiring and for rear reverse light wiring. And, for our attached deck 12V main feed wire. To access this wire area, I simply remove a juntion box cap, then access / fish in additional 12V wiring.

Before spray foam, our TT's floor would squeek and shift. After Spray foam, my entire family noticed its floor is much firmer. Its like walking on a stick house floor - instead of a flimsy tree house floor. When Spray Faom expands and dries (under 5 seconds), its "binds" its touch point items together. Thus, dramatically firming up its floor feeling.

Know the before and after effects of of Spray Foam upgrade, I'd recommend Spray Foam on all Trailers. Their inner walls, their inner roof and their under belly areas. Especially if one plans to keep their TT for 5+ years. To me, the cost of this upgrade was well worth it. Especially the benefit of keeping critters out of it - because all under belly holes are now filled it.

Hope this helps in your research - if thinking of applying Spray Faom to your TT.

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Old 11-05-2010, 11:06 PM   #4
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During my "do I or do I not?" apply mass spray foam in the under belly of our TT, I found a very informative video. After seeing this video, I knew Spray Foam is a way to go. Especially since factory under floor fiber glass insulation was NO longer working for our Jayco - at our seasonal camp site. To view a cool video, surf:

Hope this helps - if others are planning mass spray foam upgrade on their Jayco as well...

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Old 11-06-2010, 09:19 AM   #5
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I noticed you mention Edmonton/Calgary area. I am in Calgary and wonder if you could tell me the name of the spray foam dealer you used?
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Nice looking place you have there , How long do you keep it set up for?

I really like the deck, you did a great job. I would like to see more pics of your deck setup if you have them.

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Old 01-13-2011, 09:42 PM   #7
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I think I've seen you mod posted else where right?

Awesome layout you got there. I guess the TT stay put and not moved?
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How much weight did this add to the trailer?
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I did some checking here in the Calgary area last fall in regards to the spray foam and found that if the RV is to be put in a fixed spot then it is worth the effort to spray foam, but if the unit is used for traveling then you have to put a topcoat over the foam to protect it from rocks, debris etc. and it was just not cost effective. Maybe this is the reason that manufacturers don't do it.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:14 AM   #10
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Maybe this might help- I had our Jayco dealer insulate and seal our new 26RLS. He glued regular R13 bat type insulation to the darko board and then put the board up sealing all the openings with spray foam insulation.
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