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Old 03-08-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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Just finished Insulating my Basement/ Storage

Well, I just finished insulating my basement storage area in the front of my Travel Trailer. It wasn't hard at all. Looks clean and tight.

Does anybody think this will really improve the trailer as far as keeping it warm & cool in the appropraite seasons. Or did I just waste my time..

Oh, I used 1/2 inch foam board insulation.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:30 PM   #2
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Great idea! It shound help. Did you use caulk tube adhesive to fasten the foam board? Got any pics? I've been thinking about lining the common surfaces between the TT and basement with Reflectix foil but I like your idea better. There is a gap between the matress and night stand where a draft can be felt in cool weather. Right now I just stuffed some Reflectix in the gap but I would like something more permanent.
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I'm perplexed. I'm told by the factory rep that the Jayco front storage area is insulated just like the rest of the trailer. Even though there are no heat ducts in there, I fail to see where it would get very cold in the storage area.

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I kinda did the same thing to try to make the bed/bedroom a little warmer and to give it a finished look. The front storage compartment gets no heat so it seems to make for a colder mattress. I used luan to finish it off and put up hangars. Here`s a link. scroll down the page in the RVnet thread. -Lee


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I used liquid nails on the back of the board then simply attached it to the bulkhead or wall side. I measured each panel and on my G2 I had a half inch inset so I chose 1/2 inch insulation board. One step further I bought battery touch LED lights like the type you put under your kitchen cabinets. This is really nice as it lights up the basement for evening hours without using a flashlight etc... Now I can see inside for those late night arrivals and nightime search parties inside it.

Altar if you look closely inside your basement or just tap the wood you will find it's not insulated there. It's just luan or 1/4 inch wood between you and your mattress. In addition, on my G2 for some reason like WISCAMPSIN stated there is a gap between your matress and the basement. I could imagine major heat loss and A/C loss or worse bugs etc... That is another reason I insulated down there...I will try to get pics tommorow fella's...

Not sure why they do this buy on a short list of flaw designs this is one of them. Also not sure why I dont have drawers or they dont open at all the cabinets on either side of the bed on the floors.
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I think most of any heat loss would be from the doors on the compartment.
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I used liquid nails on the back of the board then simply attached it to the bulkhead or wall side. I measured each panel and on my G2 I had a half inch inset so I chose 1/2 inch insulation board. One step further I bought battery touch LED lights like the type you put under your kitchen cabinets. This is really nice as it lights up the basement for evening hours without using a flashlight etc... Now I can see inside for those late night arrivals and nightime search parties inside it.

Altar if you look closely inside your basement or just tap the wood you will find it's not insulated there. It's just luan or 1/4 inch wood between you and your mattress. In addition, on my G2 for some reason like WISCAMPSIN stated there is a gap between your matress and the basement. I could imagine major heat loss and A/C loss or worse bugs etc... That is another reason I insulated down there...I will try to get pics tommorow fella's...

Not sure why they do this buy on a short list of flaw designs this is one of them. Also not sure why I dont have drawers or they dont open at all the cabinets on either side of the bed on the floors.
I understand that there is no insulation between the bed and the compartment. BUT, they insist that the outside walls ARE insulated, just like the rest of the triailer. I will find out shortly, as we are supposed to take delivery this weekend.

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Outside walls are Insulated

I insulated the interior wall running across the bottom of the trailer in the storage compartment and the ceiling of the basement, Air hot or cold will get in and depending on your layout this could mean, like mine my bedroom may loose heat or loose A/C. It was nothing major cost 20 bucks to do and was a simple project that was more an Ego Boost than anything.

Let's Say it was a WHY NOT type of job....
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Fixed the gaps between the mattress and the nitestands. Noticed last time out it we didn't get the cold air coming from the basement. I know we don't have insulation in the basement, it is just 1/4 paneling. later Ernie
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Not Sure how to insert pics...sorry and help
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