INSULATION: how do you start

It’s always about money and I hate that something stupid as money can control your life and make best friend become enemies.

So the car I have been searching for since I was a kid is now mine. The first thing on the “to do list” is done, and now? As I said I’m lucky who has my dad to discuss with and that is what we have been doing a lot. I have been reading on Internet about insulation and how people are handling the humidity and condensation in the car. I learned that you need some kind of protection of the insulation from the humid air inside the van, witch is waterproof and can help to transfer the humidity away. I have seen that people are using a reflective material to handle those problems and then they just need to warm the area and it stays because of the reflection. But even if that sounds great I did choose to go a different way. Because of two reasons.

  • One. As I am crazy in snowboarding and always loved winter more than summer this car has to be able to live in even if it’s cold. Even if I’m a optimistic one I can see that living in a car during winter time isn’t the most comfortable thing you can do. But why not try? To success with that we taught that we would need something more which is not only reflective.
  • Two. Money. It’s always about money and I hate that something stupid as money can control your life and make best friend become enemies. This high cost reflective material doesn’t really fit in my plan about keeping the low budget and use as far as I can only recycled materials.

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With those reasons behind me I did choose to use a fiberglass insulation on the walls, foam on the floor and a thinner more flexible foam on the roof. For all this I payed around 50 €. To secure the insulation against condensation I used some plastic that i found in the basement and of course all Swede´s favorite, duct tape. Its not perfect, but who is that?

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