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Old 06-18-2015, 09:35 PM   #1
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What are the best RVs that have the best insulation for dealing with the elements lik

I ask this question because though my ultimate RV will be in Earth Romer, I will be looking for something in the meantime in which I want to full-time in, and right now especially in the deserts get brutally hot.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:39 PM   #2
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Newmars are good, County Coaches are also good as far as motorhomes go.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:53 PM   #3
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We have found our Newmar to be very well insulated and tightly built. Stable temps in heat or cold.


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We loved our Newmar but no RV is going to keep you cool in 115 degrees!
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I like my rexhall it does a great job but like twogypsies said above a certain temp none of them do a great job. Thats why i have wheels so i can go were its cooler
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Had a woman who has been running a large RV park for years tell me that my 2001 Bounder would do much better in the cold than the newer rigs. Not sure how true this might be but I did notice I didn't use anywhere near the amount of propane as others.
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Kind of depends on how much $$$ you want to spend.

I wanted to stay under $100K so mine is middle of the road. Keeps the
heat/cold out OK and the A/C does not have to work too much to cool it
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Triple E built up here in Canada is very well insulated, but they are no longer building A class motorhomes.
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With a 2 or 3 inch wall , how good can any one be ? Spray foam would be better than
fiberglass. Only a handful of mfg's use foam . Attention when building paid to air leaks (intrusion) is helpful also.
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I ask this question because though my ultimate RV will be in Earth Romer, I will be looking for something in the meantime in which I want to full-time in, and right now especially in the deserts get brutally hot.
Short answer, the more expensive are generally the best. They have more insulation and it is sprayed in to fill any and all cracks or openings in the framework, they have dual-pane tinted/UV blocking windows, higher quality shades and front curtain, etc
Look down the side of an RV when it's cold outside and heated inside. If the insulation is block-cut and placed in frame openings, vacant spaces where the insulation is missing or gaps are present, show up as condensation on the exterior, especially at aluminum framework-which is a good conductor of heat/cold anyway.
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You did not mention new or used.

New class A under 1 million dollars

Entegra is the top. Roof R24, walls R16, floor R33

Newmar is second. Roof R24, walls R11, floor R16

These two clearly list the above specs on the websites.

Followed all the laminated walled coaches. Their walls are around R7. Winnebago brought up the back of the pack, they only test their coaches to 55 degrees.

You have to dig deep into their websites for the information, but it's there.

Used opens a whole different can of worms.

Entegra/Travel Supreme, Triple E, Newmar, Country Coach etc...
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Good info John!
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Floors,walls,ceilings what about slides, some slides don't have a seal on the bottom when they are open flow thru air. I'd say none of them are built for the extreme elements unless you buy one of those extreme rv's built like a tank.
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If I remember correctly, BigFoot, Western Canada, used to build 4 season motorhomes, trailers, and pick up campers. We saw some at a rally around 2005, and were very impressed. I read in another post that they stopped production then reorganized, but are only building truck campers (?).
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