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Old 02-06-2019, 04:00 PM   #11
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:48 AM   #12
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Yes I am insulting the outside of my bus
Using a sealer first than 1/2 r3.6 board that will have a white ( my choice of colour) .030 skin over it. Giving me th ability to make a continuous skirt as low as I want it.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:25 PM   #13
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Curious why everyone is going with Foam Board or Blown insulation. I found this (https://www.insulation4less.com/default.aspx - PRODEX) which claims to be specifically for metal buildings, and have a R value of 15-17 for basically a 10MM install (5MM insulation with 5MM of space). I do not know if it would in this type of installation.

Has anyone researched or done an insulation like this, if so what was your experience?
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:29 PM   #14
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Jacking up Bus

I am a larger guy and can not easily fit under my bus (which is a short bus). I am considering jacking it up to get underneath it nd am trying to decide what is necessary to safely lift it.

Would two 2 ton jacks be enough to lift the back safely, or do I need more lifting power. It theoretically is rated for 10000lbs in back but i do not believe the back axle has that much weight on it now.

What is the most secure set of points to jack and hold our buses up?
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:08 PM   #15
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Actual weight on our E-450 dually rear axle is right around 8000 lbs or 4000 lbs per side.

I jack at the springs or slightly inboard of them. Don't jack at the differential. Chock the front wheels when jacking the rear. Trying to jack one rear wheel with the emergency brake or trans in park is iffy because lifting one side lessens the grip of the tires on the opposite side and the wheels may slide if you happen to be on a slight grade. Ask me how I know that.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:21 PM   #16
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Curious why everyone is going with Foam Board or Blown insulation. I found this (https://www.insulation4less.com/default.aspx - PRODEX) which claims to be specifically for metal buildings, and have a R value of 15-17 for basically a 10MM install (5MM insulation with 5MM of space). I do not know if it would in this type of installation.

Has anyone researched or done an insulation like this, if so what was your experience?

That looks like Reflectix type insulation. They spec R1.1 per layer assuming each layer gets the same air space. Reflectix is handy stuff but nowhere near R-15 in one layer.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:24 AM   #17
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That looks like Reflectix type insulation. They spec R1.1 per layer assuming each layer gets the same air space. Reflectix is handy stuff but nowhere near R-15 in one layer.
It comes up from time to time but its basically snake oil.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:42 PM   #18
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I got mine to a point of being able to use it and then started going on weekend trips. Glad i did because i have found things i like and things i wanted to change after using it.
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