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Old 06-03-2009, 10:33 AM   #11
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Re: It's Getting HOT!! RV Air Conditioners??

How did you install your insulation? Any photos? If so, could you post a link to your gallery or the thread where it's shown?
I'm always looking for new ideas in insulating an old bus.
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That's a nice looking install...

Are the metal boxes mounted to the frame or the bus body or what? I'd think hundreds of pounds of steel box plus a genset is going to put a fair bit of a load on... something, especially when banging over a few speed bumps or potholes. How are they mounted so you don't leave them behind you on the highway? :P
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I don't think shocks would last long on the box lids....way too heavy I think.
I'm not sure what it would look like but maybe a set of springs from a car or pickup hood? A car hood weighs alot more than even a 3/16th steel lid because it's way larger. Or maybe the shock absorber-like mounts from a Dodge Caravan or any other flip up (as opposed to side opening door) lid? The entire rear section of a caravan ain't exactly any lighter than a hood and the leverage of both hood and rear door are way worse than your small lids.

I'd think a snapping cable and 3/16" lid severing fingers or dropping on your head could be really bad. :P Maybe want to round those corners a bit too, and if needed put some kind of rounded insert in the bottom half so it still seals tightly. There's a reason nearly all modern utility bodies have rounded edges on all those external doors, bang your head on a half open one sometime. :P
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