More insulation question re an A liner Classic..

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  1. karen Hoffmeister

    karen Hoffmeister Member

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    Has anyone insulated the interior roof panels of an A liner Classic? Maybe with Reflectix? Possibly covered with cloth?
    Have the bottom insulated. And we are still married !
    As well as the windows that do not open with plastic shrink wrap. As well as Pool noodles for interior roof connections.
    Really want to have camper as a 12 month camper .
    I know some say " why don't you just get a trailer?" Short and flat is best to avoid wind problems and the poor house, and I can buy a lot of Reflectix for the price of a well insulated Rv..And it is a challenge. Happy Holidays.
    Thanks.
    K.H.
     
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    Thank you ! K.H.
     
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    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    IMO based on our Aliner use, best you can do is have velcroed insulation blankets on the inside wall of windows and skylight openings. Remove some of these before closing it up for towing.

    And add adhesive foam sheets 1/8" thick on the big metal areas at the hinges.

    Do let us know if you develop an improved solution.
     
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    Thank you.
    Will do.
    K.H.
     
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    I hate to say this because we have an aliner but I really wanted a scamp, but we were looking in 2019, right before covid. Scamps or Casitas are molded in 2 sections, or parts, so water damage would be minimal I'd expect. And the scamps are made in my home state, Minnesota. So I may be partial.
     
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    Thank you.
    We are looking forward to running around with our classic.
    The Scamp looks fun, but the low profile of the Classic coupled with our anti sway bar gives peace of mind.
    Also,....knowing ourselves, if it were larger, we would just fill it up with more stuff.
    Thanks for your update.
    K.H.
     
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    In cold weather, A-frame trailers are like older houses with single-pane aluminum frame windows. They are OK in moderate climates, not good at all for extremes. The large aluminum frame parts conduct heat efficiently and the windows do their part with the net result being huge heat losses. I don’t see any simple or easy way to “fix” this issue because its cause is part of the trailer’s design. In cold weather the best we can hope for is to keep the inside temperature above the dew point to minimize condensation and drips.
     
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    put 1/8" adhesive foam rubber on exposed aluminum, is what we did on the larger expanses of aluminum and will do on the smaller area near the bed
     
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    Thank you.
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