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Old 07-20-2015, 12:11 PM   #1
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what the heck. glacier package. r value bs

what the heck is the R value of the glacier package. I revisit this question earlier going into August and September in Texas
says with the glacier package you get r22 roof and r 20 in floors
these numbers just do not add up. it's only at 160 option cost.
huh??? What??what the heck these numbers do not add upJayco gets its bubble wrap insulation from prodex or insulation 4 less.
a shady operation to say the least
but let's do the numbers 400 to 600 and materials alone per jerk at prodex
labor cost at least another 400 to 600
1 Jayco rep said the bubble insulation by itself is r14
huh??? What?
R value from rflectix are any reputable company the R value of bubble insulation is one
foam board by itself is r5
Jayco website says all white Hawks now I have the glacier package standard equipment
no where on the website does it tell you anything about the glacier package r
I popped the cap that the power cord goes into to see what was in the wall. Foam board was there nothing else
so somebody tell me how Jacjayco gets these ridiculous r values with a glacier package that only 1 r value

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Old 07-20-2015, 04:07 PM   #2
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If the Jayco rep said that the R rating of bubble wrap insulation is R14, he is either lying or doesn't know jack about insulation. It's basically a scam since it is never installed properly. Read more here.

In all fairness to Jayco, I haven't seen them advertising R ratings for their RVs lately. Instead, they have been touting what temperatures the RVs can maintain inside when the RV is placed in an environmental chamber. However, I question those results since certain variables are never revealed, such as the heat source, the length of exposure, etc.

Open Range still quotes their outrageous R ratings but "qualifies" them by calling them calculated values. Even then, they are "mistaking" Assembly R Ratings for actual R ratings since foil bubble insulation is a radiant barrier and to get the full value they have to installed with a specified air gap on both sides. Otherwise, they have an R rating of less than R1.4 since heat will conduct through it instead of being reflected.
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