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Old 11-25-2016, 09:42 AM   #41
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Out of curiosity, did you glue the foam and floor down? Also, did you put 5/8"-3/4" plywood over top? As mentioned earlier, I screwed my plywood down to sandwich the foam and it's rock solid. Not the slightest bit of give. It's far more solid then when the floor was just steel.
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:00 AM   #42
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I'm wondering now what the shortest possible frame would be, as I really don't want to give up clearance. Does anyone have any thoughts?
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:02 PM   #43
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I'm with you on the clearance issue. I'm thinking using 1/2 foam, for the little bit of r value and mostly sound deadening, and then 3/4 plywood I'll torch for the "flame" effect and then polyurethane. Just paying for the 3/4 plywood I'm putting back down anyway only to be covering it up with another 1/2 of laminate that I paid for again bothers me. I'm frugal.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:40 PM   #44
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It's also been mentioned that speed kills,

I contend it's the uncontrolled stop that does it.
Agreed

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Old 11-29-2016, 08:45 PM   #45
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Insulation isn't just for cold climates... You're gonna need it to keep heat out and air conditioning in...
I was about to say the same thing, i dont plan on being in any cold climates but i sure will be in HOT climates. And i will want as much insulation on the floor walls and ceiling as i can get.

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Old 11-29-2016, 08:51 PM   #46
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right on! i put 1" foam down then 3/4 t&g advantec down, solid as sears! everything else including wheel wells was spray foamed.
Sears isnt so solid nowadays..j.s

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Old 01-10-2017, 02:46 PM   #47
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Im going to resurrect this old thread because it seems there are some pretty knowledgeable people on it.

I am trying very hard not to do a roof raise. Im at 6'5" now before removing stock flooring. Im going to try and see if there is a way I can stay there (or even gain a little). Im 6'4" so very close.

My thought was, what if I did 1/2" of rigid foam on the floor, glue down 1/2 of tongue and groove plywood, then use some sort of sheeting for flooring? like linoleum or vinyl. Then later down the road if we notice its just too much cold or heat coming through the floor doing an exterior bottom spray layer of closed cell foam. Under my bus doesn't seem too much that I would need access to, before spraying I would drop down wires ect and clear it down as much as possible to bare metal then do about 2 inches of spray foam. My main concern with spray foam on the outside is that I have not seen it done, many here speak of it but its just conjecture and hard to find real world examples.

This plan would put the ceiling height within 1/4 inch of where it is now and save me from having to do a roof raise. Or should I just suck it up and do the 18" roof raise and not have to worry about space and do the full 3" of foam... Wonder which of these options would be cheaper.

Lots to ponder, thanks for any input you can give.
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:02 PM   #48
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Im going to resurrect this old thread because it seems there are some pretty knowledgeable people on it.

I am trying very hard not to do a roof raise. Im at 6'5" now before removing stock flooring. Im going to try and see if there is a way I can stay there (or even gain a little). Im 6'4" so very close.

My thought was, what if I did 1/2" of rigid foam on the floor, glue down 1/2 of tongue and groove plywood, then use some sort of sheeting for flooring? like linoleum or vinyl. Then later down the road if we notice its just too much cold or heat coming through the floor doing an exterior bottom spray layer of closed cell foam. Under my bus doesn't seem too much that I would need access to, before spraying I would drop down wires ect and clear it down as much as possible to bare metal then do about 2 inches of spray foam. My main concern with spray foam on the outside is that I have not seen it done, many here speak of it but its just conjecture and hard to find real world examples.

This plan would put the ceiling height within 1/4 inch of where it is now and save me from having to do a roof raise. Or should I just suck it up and do the 18" roof raise and not have to worry about space and do the full 3" of foam... Wonder which of these options would be cheaper.

Lots to ponder, thanks for any input you can give.
It's your call, bro. 1/2" insulation isn't a lot, but it's a bus. Even the best insulated skoolies are still tin cans. At 6'4" I might have done a roof raise on my bus but I'm only 5'9" so I have no clearance issues. You have all the applicable info right here in this thread.
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Sears isnt so solid nowadays..j.s

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ya and it breaks my heart, lots of fond memories as a child.
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Im going to resurrect this old thread because it seems there are some pretty knowledgeable people on it.

I am trying very hard not to do a roof raise. Im at 6'5" now before removing stock flooring. Im going to try and see if there is a way I can stay there (or even gain a little). Im 6'4" so very close.

My thought was, what if I did 1/2" of rigid foam on the floor, glue down 1/2 of tongue and groove plywood, then use some sort of sheeting for flooring? like linoleum or vinyl. Then later down the road if we notice its just too much cold or heat coming through the floor doing an exterior bottom spray layer of closed cell foam. Under my bus doesn't seem too much that I would need access to, before spraying I would drop down wires ect and clear it down as much as possible to bare metal then do about 2 inches of spray foam. My main concern with spray foam on the outside is that I have not seen it done, many here speak of it but its just conjecture and hard to find real world examples.

This plan would put the ceiling height within 1/4 inch of where it is now and save me from having to do a roof raise. Or should I just suck it up and do the 18" roof raise and not have to worry about space and do the full 3" of foam... Wonder which of these options would be cheaper.

Lots to ponder, thanks for any input you can give.
come on down to florida in feb. we'll raise your roof also
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