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Old 03-18-2016, 10:30 PM   #1
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I made it to 100 now a question

In my bus I have a perforated roof on the inside, any way has all kinds of little
Holes everywhere.
1. What's the deal with that?
2. I found I small rust area like on the surface, do those drain better with all the holes?
3. I didn't see any insulation does that mean I don't have any?
4. Should I pull down all the,panels anyway?

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Old 03-18-2016, 10:48 PM   #2
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The perforated panels are acoustical ceiling panels.

The perforations really cut down on the interior noise from both the kids and from the bus.
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:02 PM   #3
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I may be wrong but my thinking was that any kind of leak the roof might of had the holes would allow the water to pass on thou,also the small area that I found I was able to wipe the rust marks off with my finger.
I was just reading this to my wife and she seems to think it was not rust at all but maybe a soda that had been shaken
Up.
I will have to look closer
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Old 03-19-2016, 05:47 AM   #4
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Pull the ceiling and wall panels. The insulation inside is fiberglass batting, and not the highest quality of it. Particularly on a 20 year old rig, there's a damned good chance there's mold growth in it, and a lot of disintegration. My rig's newer, but just look through my build thread at the crud that's grown in the batting.

Replacing the insulation with any kind of foam (rigid or spray) will also help your HVAC system run more efficiently
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Old 03-19-2016, 11:32 AM   #5
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How do you want to use your bus? Weekend Warrior/Camping trips- Just leave it as is and have some blankets and a heater.

If you are planning to live in your bus- Get rid of that insulation! It is straight up garbage! You can see in some of my videos (link in signature) of what the insulation looks like.

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Old 03-19-2016, 02:48 PM   #6
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How do you want to use your bus? Weekend Warrior/Camping trips- Just leave it as is and have some blankets and a heater.

If you are planning to live in your bus- Get rid of that insulation! It is straight up garbage! You can see in some of my videos (link in signature) of what the insulation looks like.

Just my $0.02
We will be living in it full time, even before it is finished, We have 2 weeks from today to be out of our daughters basement...no joke on the street..
So the reason I ask was to see much we might have to do..
We have nothing but the clothes on our back, and just a very few and I mean few personal items. So moving will not be any trouble..
I am thinking we can sleep in the front and work on the back..then switch..
Anyway I have looked at your build and others...looks like we have lots of work ahead..
Lol I keep getting all these $.02 pretty soon I can pay for the bus..
No really thanks a lot.
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Old 03-19-2016, 03:32 PM   #7
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I am about to do insulation on my bus, and I was going to use batting to replace the old stuff. Batting comes in up to R30, but rigid foam is only R4 or R5 at best from what I've found. I'd need an unaffordable amount of foam to equal a layer of batting. Are the complaints about batting only relevant to the existing stuff in the bus (which I removed prior to doing my 16" roof raise), or is there some problem with batting in a bus due to vibration or something?
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:06 PM   #8
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We will be living in it full time, even before it is finished, We have 2 weeks from today to be out of our daughters basement...no joke on the street..
I feel your pain!! We're in that same boat due to our landlord - and ours isn't home yet!

Lots of work but it will be worth it! I had thought we would do the same thing - renovate her "room by room" - but we'll see. Ours was converted when we bought it - albeit not as well as we plan on doing it.

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there some problem with batting in a bus due to vibration or something?
The problem with batting is that it retains moisture and dirt, which leads to mold growth, which brings us back to here, the Insulation and Mold Links, and an unhealthy environment.

If rigid panel is too cost prohibitive, see about either a DIY or professional spray foam installation.
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Another issue with batting is over time it can all settle to the bottom if it wasn't installed correctly.

I had a camper on which I had to do some repair work. When I opened up the wall I realized why it was always so much colder when it was cold outside or warmer when it was warm out side in the bathroom. All of the insulation in that corner of the camper had settled into the bottom 18" of the wall.
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