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Old 03-10-2016, 06:45 PM   #1
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Just starting a Sprinter conversion. Looking for captain's chairs, other interior, electrical, water systems, Espar, etc. from Sprinter or other RVs.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:24 PM   #2
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Depending on your budget, marine components are more durable and last longer than most of the RV stuff but they are pricey. Unless you hang in the desert most of the time, the interior will get moisture from many sources. Try to use materials that are hydroscopic and stainless fasteners, they don't cost that much more. Coating your woodwork with a quick coat of marine vanish, inside and out will help prevent moisture from saturating into it and speed drying and spill/leak cleanups. Spending a lot of time and effort in insulation is not the fun part but pays back in a more comfortable and quiet rig that you don't have to run a heater or AC as long. Most RV MFG can't spend the time to do a great insulation job since it can't be seen and won't get much of a return on the cost involved in doing it. ,most of my purchases have been from Marine distributers on the east coast, Amazon and overseas through Ebay. It took me awhile to buy all the components at a reduced price but they are mostly all high end marine.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:24 PM   #3
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To reduce the anxiety about how to insulate your van, we recommend 3M Thinsulate(TM) sound/thermal insulation engineered for vehicles. It passes Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 302 for flammability of interior surfaces. Installation is safe and relatively easy. It reduces resonance, absorbs noise and provides an R5.2 thermal value.

I would be happy to answer questions about insulating your van with Thinsulate(TM). We also send out small samples so you can see and feel the material for yourself.

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Old 03-12-2016, 09:46 AM   #4
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Thanks to both of you. I did put a lot of time into insulation, paneling and flooring; and built a comfy folding bed. Now it's time for the expensive stuff!
Sure would be nice to find a salvageable rig, or somebody that changed out stuff on their rig that I could get the other interior fittings and systems from.
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