Floor Insulation

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Re: Floor Insulation

Postby John61CT » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:17 pm

I'd ensure a vapor barrier on both in and out side, function of the house wrap.

If there's extra space for dead air to the outside in a hot climate, the reflective layer goes inside that space facing out.

No need for bubble wrap, plain thin mylar sheet, very cheap and flimsy is usually OK in that position.
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Re: Floor Insulation

Postby McDave » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:13 am

Hey Garth,
If I remember correctly you use this trailer to stay in when you are working, right? And it pretty much stays in the same place for extended periods? I'm just guessing now but east of the Mississippi and south of Mason- Dixon? Maybe MO.,KY., or TN. area? And really your biggest problem with this trailer besides the unusually cold winter this year is your feet are cold because the floor is cold, right? So I bet you would be happy as hell if your trailer was as comfortable as mobile home and you didn't have to marry the fat girl at Home Depot so you could afford the materials to make it that way, wouldn't you? Yeah, I thought so...

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Re: Floor Insulation

Postby sodatrain » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:14 am

Thanks! Makes me wonder... Just use house wrap on the exterior layer so that it can breathe to the outside in the event there is some moisture.


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Re: Floor Insulation

Postby davidAndshannon » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:24 am

I put down interlocking foam floor mats in our Teardrop and it helps the floor not feel as cold.

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Re: Floor Insulation

Postby McDave » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:16 pm

Here are some skirting vids. Another thing that could be a big help would be to put a ground cover under the trailer first. This will keep the ground moisture from rising up into that space. Then any skirting that keeps the air from exchanging will be a big help, and you can get as fancy as you want. I really liked the PVC pipe frame idea in vid# 1. That type of system would be easy to remove and store and re-install the next time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQVFj6Sp5uc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px11YYRnABI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FZfbIXGE08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXR4_cpqQ2w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFD6iKiPbEA

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