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Old 01-14-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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Better than Reflectix

I found a product I think is better than Refletix when used as a heat barrier. I was looking for some type of insulation product to cover the floor of the back of the van to keep the heat from the exhaust system transfering inside. The marketing blaa-blaa-blaa on their site claims up to a 97% heat transfer reduction. It cost more than reflectix but I thought the price was reasonable. Especially if you compare it to Dynamat.

Check out this link to EZ-Cool automotive insulation. Make sure you watch the burn test video.

http://www.lobucrod.com/

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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Re: Better than Reflectix

Been discussed a few times.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6674&hilit=lobucrod

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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Re: Better than Reflectix

Oops......that's what I get for being lazy this morning and not searching the archives.
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Re: Better than Reflectix

No worries, just wanted you to be aware of the previous discussion and alternatives.


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Old 01-14-2012, 01:03 PM   #5
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Re: Better than Reflectix

EZ Cool on top. Reflectix on the bottom.
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Re: Better than Reflectix

Thx Gnarvan, i had never heard of it before you posted so thanks. I'll look at the previous thread too and try to figure out a cost comparison. If it's comparable to Reflectix, i'm interested.

Also, i dig the high bunk setup in your van. Do you have some more pics up anywhere? I'm about to finally invest in a welder. It looks like a great alternative to wood bunks since square tubing provides so much more strength with less space used (my current bunks and cabinets are framed with 2x4s, which are cumbersome but i did it for strength.
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Re: Better than Reflectix

I've got a few more interior shots of the bed frame in my gallery. I can load a few more that show more of the construction process when I get home in the morning. A good friend and fellow riverrat of mine has a quigley wheelchair van that he built a raised bed platform in. He lost a lot of storage space by using wood.

I call the storage area under the bed the Yakker Cave. When I'm hauling 8-10 people running shuttle on rivers the kayakers get to ride in the cave. It's a boater Vs. Kayaker thing. I know carringb understands since we've boated together before.

The ez cool beats reflectix hands down when it comes to stopping heat transfer. It's more expensive but worth the extra cost in my book.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:25 PM   #8
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The Low-e can also be bought at local insulation installers.
I did my whole van, easy to work and works great to keep heat in and sound out, got it at a local dealer
Check http://www.low-e.com/ for dealers near your place.
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