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Old 09-16-2017, 08:08 PM   #1
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Is it possible to insulate under the floor in order to not take away headroom in the bus?
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:19 PM   #2
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If its underneath the floor, the only place is UNDER the bus. It would not interfere with interior headroom at all.
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:43 PM   #3
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Has anyone done this?
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Old 09-16-2017, 10:49 PM   #4
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I just don't see how you're going to insulate under the bus. Spray it on? you're not going to hit the entire floor, and thermal bridging will get you via the frame
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It has been done successfully. When my dad built his skoolie he had the drivetrain out of his bus. Prepped the undercarriage and spray foamed. They used something like rhino lining on top of it for protection. I was just under his bus a few months ago and it is holding up well. It has probably been on for about ten years.
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My Bluebird was sprayfoamed at the factory before the body was put on the frame. Floors, walls and ceiling. They even did under the wheel wells.

Is quiet and cozy.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:53 AM   #7
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Would this be possible in a bus with the drivetrain still intact? Is this a DIY project?What type of spray foam?Special tools necessary to install?
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:38 PM   #8
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Would this be possible in a bus with the drivetrain still intact? Is this a DIY project?What type of spray foam?Special tools necessary to install?
You don't want to bury the wires and hoses, but I don't know what your bus is like underneath. Crawl under and look is there space between the ribs? I think it's possible.
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If its underneath the floor, the only place is UNDER the bus. It would not interfere with interior headroom at all.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:58 PM   #10
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It could be done depending on what the bottom of your bus looks like, DIY spray foam would do the trick. I would at the least remove all wiring and hoses and find a different way to support them possibly some conduit secured under the foam. prep the undercarriage then spray it. The drive shaft could be removed easy enough and wrap everything else you don't want foam on. It would be a lot of work but possible.
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