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post #21 of 220 Old 12-21-2014, 07:34 PM
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Hello all. Newbie on board - Fair Warning

I'm still in the dreaming phase, but am pretty well sold on the Promaster as my Campervan platform of choice. All my (years) of lurking have lead me to a similar basic plan as is being bantered about here. I wanted to call everyone's attention to (in my non craftsman mind) a remarkable build from the UK - in particular the treatment of the seating/bed arrangement in the front section behind the cab. Keep also in mind the platform is RHD and maybe on the 159" WB, so adjust your geometry accordingly. I find the design and craftsmanship by this Family truly amazing. Maybe those of you way ahead of me on your dreams/builds will get another round of ideas for us all.
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I got the van Monday and was tied up for two days helping my daughter who is selling her house. Today I began insulating. I bought mostly 1" polyisocyranute and some 1/2". A calculator by garyBIS convinced me 1" and reflective surfaces will be enough. Search the thread on insulation for a reference to his calculator. Thanks GaryBIS In addition to the rigid foil faced foam board I got a can of Great stuff "cracks and gaps" for my pro gun. Trying this with out a quality applicator is nuts buy one with the foam and a can of cleaner. Mine is about 15 years old and still works fine. I also bought a roll of Reflexix which I plan to use sparingly in places I can't get the foam, and as you will see I can get the rigid foam about anywhere.
first step was removing the interior panels.

Next I tried a 4' section of 1" foam on the ceiling with a few lines of great stuff behind it and around the perimeter.

Then I filled the upper channel with foam board and even the 4" wide section at the top. The secret is to put in half at a time and glue it together.

Then I began the wall cavities. This is easy and fast if you rough cut the pieces and trim them with a pocket knife and fill the edges with foam from the gun.

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I got the van Monday and was tied up for two days helping my daughter who is selling her house. Today I began insulating. I bought mostly 1" polyisocyranute and some 1/2". A calculator by garyBIS convinced me 1" and reflective surfaces will be enough. Search the thread on insulation for a reference to his calculator. Thanks GaryBIS In addition to the rigid foil faced foam board I got a can of Great stuff "cracks and gaps" for my pro gun. Trying this with out a quality applicator is nuts buy one with the foam and a can of cleaner. Mine is about 15 years old and still works fine. I also bought a roll of Reflexix which I plan to use sparingly in places I can't get the foam, and as you will see I can get the rigid foam about anywhere./Users/RalphHudson/Desktop/Attachments_2015730/IMG_0658.JPG
first step was removing the interior panels.
/Users/RalphHudson/Desktop/Attachments_2015730/IMG_0660.JPG
Next I tried a 4' section of 1" foam on the ceiling with a few lines of great stuff behind it and around the perimeter.
/Users/RalphHudson/Desktop/Attachments_2015730/IMG_0661.JPG
Then I filled the upper channel with foam board and even the 4" wide section at the top. The secret is to put in half at a time and glue it together.
/Users/RalphHudson/Desktop/Attachments_2015730/IMG_0662.JPG
Then I began the wall cavities. This is easy and fast if you rough cut the pieces and trim them with a pocket knife and fill the edges with foam from the gun.
Hi RD,
Must be great to be starting after all the waiting!

I'm not seeing the pictures -- am I doing something wrong?

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It is great! Try again I screwed with them some more.

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Looks good - I'm seein' them all!
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I really did consider the panels like this, but talked to someone who had it and they said it squeaked like mad. This is the only reason I did not use it. The van flexes when in motion, will the Great Stuff hold in that situation long term?

Also, filling in all your gaps at this point really restricts the running of any electrical wires.

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I really did consider the panels like this, but talked to someone who had it and they said it squeaked like mad. This is the only reason I did not use it. The van flexes when in motion, will the Great Stuff hold in that situation long term?
That's too bad you trusted someone who must have installed it wrong. I did mine exactly like RD is doing and there is zero "squeak". The polyiso squeaks on its own but that is why the Great Stuff is critical. Yes, the Great Stuff will hold as it is rated at temperatures much higher than we could ever see.

I've had mine insulated like this with nothing else in the van for a few months and will say I am VERY happy I chose this combo.
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No Squeaky man! PLUS the van is noticeably quieter although I have not been on the test road with my dB meter since I started. I do have a baseline. Most of the noise now seems to be from the floor and wheel wells so I may not gain much more. Unfortunately I had to buy a new pro foam gun @ H-D as my old one just had too many problems. Oh well, it will still be a complete insulation job for $150. DON'T TRY TO USE THE CANS WITH THE STRAW! Slap me, I'm yelling again.

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DON'T TRY TO USE THE CANS WITH THE STRAW! Slap me, I'm yelling again.
That's something worth yelling about...

Cans n' straws stink!

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RD, you are in for a sweet surprise when you do the floor and wheel wells. That's where the major noise difference is.

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