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oldmansax 11-28-2013 11:32 PM

Floor insulation in an '82 PT?
 
I have been spending some time in the '82 PT40 at my shop. I am using just the four electric heaters. I can stay warm enough but the floor is VERY cold. I can see there is foam insulation in the walls & I hope in the ceiling but is there any in the floor? My MCI floor was way warmer but it had been insulated during conversion.

TOM

Ed Wimberley 11-29-2013 07:39 AM

Tom
The entire bottom of the floor on ours is spray foamed. Every one I've looked under has been foamed. My guess is that yours is also,

Pletcher 11-29-2013 07:27 PM

under the carpet in ours is just the wood floor.

Frank W. 11-29-2013 08:24 PM

Next time your under the coach...look at the floor area and you should see about 1.5" of spray foam. Typically painted black - on our FC it covers the entire floor of the coach area...to include above large fixed items like the tanks, retarder, fuel tank. My guess is that it is applied during construction.

For cold weather if parked for awhile a common practice is to surround the bottom of the coach to prevent free air access - not really useful if travelling. For those "staying awhile" i've seen thin plywood, styrofoam sheathing, plastic tarp/wrap all used at times.

patticake 11-29-2013 09:15 PM

Under that wood should be steel, and like Ed said, there is foam on the bottom side.

iamflagman 11-29-2013 09:18 PM

Look between the rails and you can see the sprayed on insulation on my 'Bird (not what the arrow is pointing at.)

Mike Hohnstein 11-29-2013 09:58 PM

Something to do with the alarm system

Rick 11-29-2013 10:31 PM

HWH Leveler Lights??

iamflagman 11-30-2013 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamflagman (Post 232614)
Look between the rails and you can see the sprayed on insulation on my 'Bird (not what the arrow is pointing at.)


Looks like you guys need to learn how to read also:rolleyes::D

Ernest Ekberg 11-30-2013 09:22 AM

the newer lxis have a layer of cork sandwiched between plywood. the older fcs and pts, just have one layer of plywood over the steel.

To it and at it 11-30-2013 10:34 AM

Both of my FC's had (have) really cold floors. I guess that's why they came with groovy thick shag carpet.

Area rugs help a lot.

To it and at it 11-30-2013 10:52 AM

Both of my FC's had (have) really cold floors. I guess that's why they came with groovy thick shag carpet.

Area rugs help a lot.

oldmansax 11-30-2013 09:07 PM

Thanks for all the replies. Mine does have foam on the bottom of the coach but I'm not sure that the entire area is foamed well enough to make an air tight envelope on the bottom, not to mention there is no insulation between the bays and the floor. Guess that's one more thing to add to the ever growing list! :(

TOM


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