Originally Posted by wrenchtech
I am getting ready to do some insulating and I was hoping to get some input from folks who've gone before me. I am working on the rear most 12 feet of the bus. I'm thinking about 2 inches of rigid insulating board on the floor. It is too cold right now for me to spray foam so I am thinking about an inch and a half of rigid board on the walls and the ceiling. I am also thinking about taking out three windows on each side of the bus starting just forward of the rearmost window. I would then partition this area off and call it my bedroom. In the spring I will revisit this job and get some foam in the ceiling and the walls. Can I reasonably expect to heat this area with one of the 5 kW diesel forced air heaters?
I think a 5KW diesel air heater may roast you out of a bedroom area like that, so leave a way to vent some of the extra heat. We've been in the teens overnight and it kept the bus in the 50s when it was set on a low-ish setting. That's with heating outside air instead of recirculating the air from inside...not sure how much of a difference that makes, could be significant, I just don't know.