Mod: Insulated Floor

Laying an insulated floor in an RV serves two purposes. The insulation minimizes the heat (or cold) transfer between the interior and the exterior of the van, while the subfloor creates a solid base upon which all the cabinets can be attached to.

Temperature control or more precisely control of the humidity inside the van, is the most important issue when converting a van.

This project is subdivided into seven smaller projects, that are each documented with videos, photos and a step-by-step guides. When the project is completed, the entire guide will be made available as a FREE download below.


wheel wellSTEP ONE: Tie Downs & Wheel Wells
Noise reduction in cargo vans is sometimes important and the wheel wells are the obvious place to tackle the main source of noise production.
paper templateSTEP TWO: Paper Plywood Templates
To cut out the wheel wells and the C pillars from the plywood sub-floor, paper templates are made to accurately transfer the shape of the floor in the workshop.
floor insulationSTEP THREE: Floor Insulation
Insulating the floor, will help control temperature variations within the RV and add some sound reduction as an additional benefit.
glueSTEP FOUR: Fasten Insulation With Glue
To reduce squeaking and prevent unwanted movement of the insulation, spray glue will hold it to the metal floor.
spray foamSTEP FIVE: Spray Foam Application
The remaining spaces between the insulation panels are filled with an application of spray foam.
plywood-floorSTEP SIX: Plywood Installation
The plywood sheets are fitted and installed on top of the insulation.
fastenersSTEP SEVEN: Hardware & Soft-Ware
The hardware is installed, caulk applied and the finishing touches are being made.

  • Download This Free Guideinsulated-floor-small-1pdf [ .pdf Download ] – Size: 3.4 Mb
  • 56 Pages.
  • 8 Videos
  • 115 Images

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Disclaimer:
I’m just a DIY’er with a lot of common sense, but with some of the projects, I use some tools and materials, that require you to really know, what you’re doing. Always read the manual and consult an expert if you’re in doubt.

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2 thoughts on “Mod: Insulated Floor”

  1. I liked all your videos. It seems you know what you are doing. Besides the filming was great even in difficult and narrow passages.

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