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Flooring it and taking it for a ride

Not “flooring it” on the ride, haha.

We finished laying the 1/2” polyiso, after taping the edges with house wrap tape, and then fastening 3/4” plywood over it.  Finding the existing bolt holes was a little tricky, but thanks to neighbor Jim, they are all in place.  A couple of the holes do need to be re-threaded, that’s how they came from the factory, as the original bolts were shorter, so they worked okay.  We’re using longer ones to attach the plywood and include the polyiso depth.  You can barely see the polyiso in this shot, but it’s all there!

Plywood flooring

Jamey doing the ‘final’ install of plywood over the polyiso.

Flooring is down!

Flooring is down!

I also got Reflectix, some heavy grey fabric on sale, and fitted them to the door windows.  Spray-glued them together, then finished off the edges with grey duct tape. They friction fit right into the openings, but I got several heavy duty small magnets that can be added if needed.

Window cover fitted in door

Window cover edging

I tried a narrower black duck tape first, but changed it to a wider grey one after

Finished products!

Finished window covers!

We then brought the van to Elmira, where a relative with a large garage can take care of installing the Maxxfan, Mach 8 air conditioner with heat element, solar racks and panels and an opening window on the side. We hope to be able to help with it, and get some pics along the way.  So the driveway will be empty for a while.

Hoping the next post will have lots of good updates to share!

Passenger swivel and windshield cover

Passenger swivel, noise and insulation

After the floor removal, the passenger swivel seat was installed, and I got an inexpensive windshield cover to block the afternoon sun. Passenger swivel and windshield cover

And we have been putting in the noise reduction and insulation, both polyiso & thinsulate. Thinsulate for walls and doors

 

Noico on the ceiling

Putting the Noico on the ceiling, then thinsulate over it

Insulated! Except for around the fan and AC installs.

There’s even more after this, but that’ll be a new post soon.

Thanks so much for following!

 

 

Ram Promaster with noico

Noise reduction

Finally got out to finish installing the Noico.  Got all the way to the wheel wells, and oops! That stuff is sharp! 🔪  Had to run in the house and do a little first aid.

It couldn’t be finished anyway, we’re waiting for a T30 replacement to finish removing the factory floor. The other one skittered away into a floor recess, never to be seen again!

It’s nearly done, here’s a few pics. Ram Promaster with noico

 

Beginning a new adventure!

It’s been two weeks since the new dark grey Promaster was delivered.  So far, all the planning is in my head.  I wanted to have a separate site for the plans, materials and work that will get done.  And of course, our travels once it’s ready to go!

This made it SO much easier!

Theres a few things I can do while waiting for (me!) the final plans to get drawn.  It came with mfr floor and walls, so yesterday I removed the walls. I ordered a special tool which made it easier to pop out the plastic pegs holding it in place.

The walls are out!

Don’t worry! Soon I will have detailed plans to share!

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