Thread: Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

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    Quote Originally Posted by B85 View Post
    What about drilling some holes in the 2x2 and use some spray foam in side ?
    The tube wall itself will still be a thermal carrier around the foam, not sure that would do much. I am not a thermal engineer though.....

    Secondly I tired to do that a bit with the vertical ribs on the inisde of the box. Spray foam does not work well in those type of spaces, not sure if it just cant vetn enough to expand but it really didn't work. I got maybe 6-8" from hole realistically and used to ton of foam trying to get it in that far.

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    Gabe, we went to the carpet discount place and bought some cheap heavy shag carpet and I cut it to fit the floor area. It works well for us. Ours is spray foamed from the outside so is already warm but the carpet adds a "comfort level" in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Healeyjet View Post
    Gabe, we went to the carpet discount place and bought some cheap heavy shag carpet and I cut it to fit the floor area. It works well for us. Ours is spray foamed from the outside so is already warm but the carpet adds a "comfort level" in the winter.

    Ward
    Yeah I am thinking of going that route too. Snow tracked in is my only concern. May even add heat mats under it for when we have hook ups at ski lots. Need to lift my fridge, its too close to the floor to clear carpet at the moment.

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    My plan for my Uhaul body is 2" of spray foam under the entire floor from the outside. The only spot not covered will be the two frame rails where they contact the 2x4 spacer between the box and truck frame. Inside will be thin plywood then vinyl sheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboyz View Post
    My plan for my Uhaul body is 2" of spray foam under the entire floor from the outside. The only spot not covered will be the two frame rails where they contact the 2x4 spacer between the box and truck frame. Inside will be thin plywood then vinyl sheet.
    Yeah I couldn't get the spray foam guy to do it, not enough room and too much **** in the way.

    I'm planning on rigid sheets a d sheet metal under it. I have 1/8 ish if foam an vinyl over it on the inside

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    Fatboyz, that is exactly what we have on ours.

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    For Randy @B85

    Good news it took maybe 5 minutes from garage door opening to closing. Rivnuts are awesome.



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    Quote Originally Posted by java View Post
    Rivnuts are awesome.
    They are. Until the day comes when you go to take some bolts out...and one stupid rivnut just spins in its hole.

    The anti-seize will hopefully prevent that.

    But sooner or later...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwh View Post
    They are. Until the day comes when you go to take some bolts out...and one stupid rivnut just spins in its hole.

    The anti-seize will hopefully prevent that.

    But sooner or later...
    This is true. But luckily we have vise grips too

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    For the ones that have not been set yet, a bit of Gorilla Glue, Sika, JB Weld or your choice of adhesive on the frame, will help keep the insert from spinning.

    Obviously you do not want to get this in/on the threads, so applying it 'around' the hole, prior to placing the Rivnut, is ideal.

    The commercial Rivnut guns, such as Sherex or Blue Pneumatic, may set the Rivnut better than a hand tool, but I have no personal experience comparing the two side by side.

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