Monday, September 5, 2016

9/5/16-Van Insulation Installation

Prior to installing insulation, getting relief from the heat was not pretty.

That first pic is one that #bigboyepictoy took of me on a ladder while I was securing reflectix to the outside of my van. The following pics show what it looked like after I finished getting it wrapped in tarps and silver.

Like I said, not pretty. But it was effective. To a degree. About 5 degrees to be exact, but oh SO ghetto!

Plus, when I wanted to go anywhere I had to take all that down. Then when I got back, I’d have to set it up again. A big pain in the ass! Forgive the profanity, but I’m actually being nice. It truly was no way to live, but we do what we have to do, right?

And I was grateful to Bob Wells for the idea and for going with me to help me get what I needed to accomplish the task.

HOWEVER, I am even more grateful to now have insulation! Woohoo!!!

While I was at the summer RTR someone anonymously gave Bob $$ for me to get insulation. What a blessing! Whoever you are, thank you!! And I’m sure anyone that had to look at my rig during the RTR also thanks you. LOL.

Then my friend Tracy sent me fabric. Here’s the video of me opening that package. (Thank you, Michael, for the vid.)

Here’s a pic of me cutting out some of the fabric.

Thank you #bigboyepictoy for helping me with the cutting of the foam boards as well as the installation of the wrapped pieces. Thank you Juli and Tanner for the use of your shop!

There is still more to be done, but for now, here is the result. I love it!

Bring on the heat, as well as the winter. We’re ready now. :))))

#bigboyepictoy's beautiful granddaughters


  1. You've got some style working there with your function. Tres chic!

    1. Thank you, Al! It's even prettier in person and the functionality of it has made me and the furbabies extremely more comfortable - a world of difference. So happy! :))

  2. These are some of the beautiful pictures. I have very bad circulation. My hands and feet are always much colder than the rest of my body and it's worse in the winter. But after installing insulators in my home I feel that I'm better than before.
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    1. Can't tell if this is spam or not, but regardless, am glad you're better. Yes, insulation def helps.

  3. great idea and five degrees is five degrees. God bless all of those who helped with the project..

    1. Hi Sandra! Appx 5 degrees was the temp diff experienced once I wrapped the van, but the inside insulation makes about 10-12 degrees diff - if not more! Huge. I think I will add that info to the post. Thanks for the heads-up. And the blessing! :))

  4. I think I'm going to pay you to insulate/decorate the interior of my van while we are in the Q this winter!!! Everything looks better with a womans touch!!

    1. Ahhhh, thank you, John!! I will be glad to help however I can. And no payment necessary - will be thrilled to pay it forward for all the blessings freely given to me this past year! See you soon!

  5. Replies
    1. Amen to that Yolanda! Am happy to be able to do both now. :)) Happy trails to you two!


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