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Old 07-05-2016, 07:23 PM   #1
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Ceiling Panels

Hello everyone! First, I want to say how thankful I am for skoolie community! I've been following for a few years, learning as much as I can. I just bought my first bus, its a 96 International Blue Bird. I'm tearing everything out now. I started pretty determined to take off the ceiling panels and replace the insulation. But i took out a speaker and felt around up there. There was no moisture or signs of mold and the insulation seems to be working well given these 90+ degree days. I took of the side panels, i will be replacing that for sure, but even that insulation had very little signs of mold. I want to do this right, after all I'm hoping this will be my full time tiny home. Ive been reading past posts and have found arguments for both taking out and leaving the ceiling as is. One said the panels are important to the structural intergrity of the bus, so I really don't want to mess with that. ....Any thoughts??
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:02 PM   #2
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i m o i would take it out and spray foam it. i want to live in mine also. the thermal bridging turns them into ovens.with 3 heaters on and half the bus blocked off in feb i almost froze to death in il. if its just a weekend bus then i can see leaving it. good luck and welcome
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:56 AM   #3
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has this been done before?

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Might stop some heat transfer, and wouldn't add much weight
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