Originally Posted by ForwardMotion
Can anyone help me with how to insulate over my engine on the rear bench? I’m not sure how hot it gets when driving and what to use to cover it?
So mine is a "step-bench" extending about 4' into the bus. It has two levels and a slope that joins them. The whole lot is covered by an insulating mat.
I plan on building the bed over the lower level. I will add R-Max across the entire surface, held in place by foil tape and sealed at the edges with the same. Then I'll cover it in 1/4" ply, but make it easily removable.
The reason is that the rear engine covering metal has access panels in it to get to the back of the engine. Probably necessary if the head ever has to come off. Mine has two panels. They are both screwed and sealed tight but are eventually removable.