So this insulation business is taking more time than anticipated but that’s now all builds go. More time, more money.
Yesterday, the temperature in Los Angeles peaked at 91 but today was supposed to be a lot cooler. The weatherperson was wrong. Argh.
So I had a bright idea to build a “fancy” awning to help shield the inside from direct sunlight. A used vinyl tablecloth and some clips for the win!
It made the inside of the half insulated van more tolerable to work in.
Whine whine whine. Finish up your schooling. Whine whine whine.
Luka back in the van with us for round two of insulation help.
When it got too toasty for him, he came back with a piece of art for the van.
It’s a portrait of me.
His art will sit in the window recess until the Amazon guy delivers our windows.
So after 3 days of playing music and podcasts through the van’s radio, our brand new battery died. F&*#, Mercedes!! I guess it’s time to bust out our bluetooth speaker. (Insert eye roll here.)
We added some old Yakima racks to our new rig. Dan might have burned all his finger prints off his fingers from the hot metal but he got it done. After installing them and looking at how the solar will attach, we are little concerned if the awning will be able to attach to the tracks too. But not going to worry about it today.
Up until now, we have only used EPS foam. For the ceiling the window areas, we decided to use polyiso foam because it has better heat sealing. It doesn’t bend like EPS but the ceiling and windows have less curve to them than the other wall pockets we filled.
Dan cut his fingers with the box cutters and didn’t even realize it. Can you see his bloody fingerprints on this piece of foam?
The walls went in smooth too. We’ll see if all these pieces end up on the floor in the morning or not. Tomorrow we will use some spray foam to secure the pieces and fill in the small gaps that we couldn’t get foam board into.
I love when the kids pick up my camera and ask me to say cheese. Thanks, Luka for the photo.
Here is the video Dan put together for day 4. Much more details from his point of view. Enjoy.
Thanks for following along,