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Old 07-28-2016, 04:51 PM   #161
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Originally Posted by teambadass View Post
I'm still not convinced that tearing out the walls is the best idea, esp. if the bus will be moving a lot or being used for a different purpose in the future... I forget which thread I read where someone brought up the idea of the skin of the bus (both interior and exterior) being integral to the structural integrity of the bus as a whole. When I was reading through some of the "completed conversion" thread, I read about owner/drivers completely losing screws in their panelling and having to retighten and refix, which in my mind is due to the structural integrity of the vehicle being compromised. Yes, I think insulation is super important in terms of temperature control, resource conservation, etc., but if installing stellar insulation means one has to compromise the structural integrity of something that is meant to move, I don't know that it's worth it.

I read that post just awhile ago- I believe they were talking about the lower bar of metal the seats bolt onto .... Very interesting read. The middle sheets of metal will be fine to take off and put back on..
The structural integrity of mine is fine and it goes offroading.
If its compromised any, its like .0000000000001%...
I'm fine with the tradeoff. How anyone can deal with the tin can interior is beyond me, but I have friends who do.
Gotta crack a few eggs sometimes...
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Old 08-15-2016, 01:54 AM   #162
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That will not do well in challenging conditions. It also requires an air gap to achieve the r value it claims to have. I went with foam board. I would have preferred spray foam but that was not in the budget. I just installed the first bit today. I had my 23 and 20 year old sons helping measure and cut. It will be time consuming but not too difficult and the price was not too bad. Good luck finding the right solution for your bus.
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