Installation of the insulated floor is almost done. Today I worked on the stainless steel fasteners. In the coming weeks I’ll be posting all the details and videos. You can find the project at Mod: Insulated Floor.
10 Cool Ideas To Lower Temperatures In Your RV
While these cooling tips are valid for all RV’s, I’ll be focusing on off-grid camping and boondocking. Those of us that frequent regular campgrounds with all their amenities have it much easier. It is always difficult to stay cool in the Heat of Summer or warm when the temperature drops. The best we can strive… Continue reading 10 Cool Ideas To Lower Temperatures In Your RV
Fiamma Thermal Curtain
Thermal curtain between cabin and living area for more privacy and heat insulation from Fiamma.
Insulating Your RV: Thermal Insulation
PREVIOUS: Passive Cooling This discussion here is not about the solution to the great insulation debate among RV’rs, but my personal view of the many topics involved when insulating an RV. The decisions I take are based on my preferences, my budget, my location(s) and how I’m going to use the van, thus your selection… Continue reading Insulating Your RV: Thermal Insulation
Insulating Your RV: Passive Cooling
PREVIOUS: Acoustic Insulation Insulating is only one approach to avoid heat gain/loss. Passive cooling techniques were developed for the home, yet also apply to recreational vehicles. Cooling is enhanced through natural breezes or by fans that move the air; improved evaporation exposes the skin to dryer air as long as the humidity is not too… Continue reading Insulating Your RV: Passive Cooling
Insulating Your RV: Acoustic, Thermal & Passive Cooling
Insulating an RV is a controversial subject among RV owners. With such a great variety of products and even more opinions about the ones to use, it’s unavoidable that individual choices will lead to multiple solutions, customized to local climates and personal convictions. But in the end, if it works for you, then it works… Continue reading Insulating Your RV: Acoustic, Thermal & Passive Cooling
RV Fridge Checklist: How To Store Your Food On The Road
RV fridges come in all sizes, and more importantly as a single 12V or three-way unit. For years, the three-way fridge has been the traditional unit for use in RV’s, yet it had two major drawbacks: The absorption type fridge requires leveling of the vehicle. It has complicated power source requirements: 12V + 120V wiring… Continue reading RV Fridge Checklist: How To Store Your Food On The Road
Cargo Van Conversion: Safety First!
When you’re seriously considering to transform your cargo van into a full-fletched RV, you really have to pay attention to your SAFETY during and after the conversion. You know, whether you’re clumsy, impatient or don’t know how to hold a hammer. In that case, this undertaking is not for you. Go and buy a fully… Continue reading Cargo Van Conversion: Safety First!
Is RV Soundproofing Really Essential?
In planning the upcoming conversion, one of the first issues I have to look at is insulation. While insulating an RV tends to be against heat loss and cold, more and more conversions nowadays incorporate some sort of soundproofing. Very popular materials are Dynamat, Fatmat and the poor man’s Peel & Seal. Popularized with car… Continue reading Is RV Soundproofing Really Essential?
Heaters for the RV
How To Stay Warm In Winter STAYING COMFY IN A RV DURING THE WINTER MONTHS IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE. EVEN THE SNOWBIRDS THAT GO WAY SOUTH ARE SOMETIMES CONFRONTED WITH A COLD SPELL OF A FEW DAYS. Staying warm during such a period can be difficult, yet good planning of your van conversion will keep… Continue reading Heaters for the RV