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Old 07-30-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Slider door insulation

I'm looking for ideas to insulate the slider door on my E series van. I know most have barn doors though. The slider door has a design that doesn't seem to be easy to insulate it properly.
I 'm wondering what you guys with sliders have done.
Any ideas are welcome!
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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Re: Slider door insulation

Fat-mat on the bottom and Frost King on the top.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #3
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Re: Slider door insulation

Thanks!
How is that working out for you?
I have the Fatmat Rattle trap throughout the van for panel vibration. I think I may stuff some fiberglass insulation into plastic and fill the slider with it. Then apply a layer of the Rattle trap like you did.
It's the best I can come up with at this point. There isn't a lot of room to build the door panel out for thermal insulation and still have the clearance it needs to slide.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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So far so good, I am hoping the custom interior guys can work with.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:07 PM   #5
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Re: Slider door insulation

by now you may have your slider-door insulation figured out and rolling down the road... just wanted to share what we did on our slider. Here's a picture:



From the inside of the sheet metal we filled all the voids with a combination of shipping bubble wrap + reflectix bubble foil. Then we covered it all with a final layer of reflectix, then installed a layer of hull-liner marine grade carpet and some lower fabric to avoid any rub from the fender flare. So far, three years in & all is working as designed.

The reflectix + bubble foil does an amazing job at sound deadening also. We can be next to a roaring river by day, climb into the van for a nite's rest, and honestly hear only silence inside.

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Old 09-25-2013, 09:16 AM   #6
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Re: Slider door insulation

Thanks for sharing! I haven't actually finished it yet! It's kind of been on the back burner. I did find some auto sound barrier to use along with the fatmat and reflectix. I would really like to get some proper thermal insulation in there as it is such a big space for heat loss in the winter. I am now thinking to add some thin foam board insulation and try to follow the curves of the panels with it.
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