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Old 01-28-2022, 05:44 AM   #1
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Insulating the Interior Bedroom Slide

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I did search for the forums for this topic prior posting but couldn't find a related topic, so I'm starting a new thread. Should you find a similar topic, please let me know. - Thanks.

We're cold weather camping in a Class A and have all the necessary heating resources to keep us and our MH comfortable except for the bedroom slide. We have noticed the headboard area of the slide at the bottom has a light coat of "cold sweat" on it in the morning. We've pulled the bed away from the wall to some degree to allow for airflow and the bed sits upon a carpeted wood frame platform.

My initial thought/problem solving approach was to install insulfoam faced boards on the wall (yes, I would remove the attached headboard) and underneath the bed. The concern I have is what would happen then between the slide wall and this insulform board, would it sweat and then have mold issues?

What have you done to tackle this challenge? Thank you for your responses.
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Hi,

I did search for the forums for this topic prior posting but couldn't find a related topic, so I'm starting a new thread. Should you find a similar topic, please let me know. - Thanks.

We're cold weather camping in a Class A and have all the necessary heating resources to keep us and our MH comfortable except for the bedroom slide. We have noticed the headboard area of the slide at the bottom has a light coat of "cold sweat" on it in the morning. We've pulled the bed away from the wall to some degree to allow for airflow and the bed sits upon a carpeted wood frame platform.

My initial thought/problem solving approach was to install insulfoam faced boards on the wall (yes, I would remove the attached headboard) and underneath the bed. The concern I have is what would happen then between the slide wall and this insulform board, would it sweat and then have mold issues?

What have you done to tackle this challenge? Thank you for your responses.
Put foil faced foam with the foil towards the heated space. Seal it well to the existing wall.

Ideally you could also put temporary insulation on the bottom of the slide assuming you aren't moving that in / out. The More R's the better for comfort and energy savings. Tuck the foam to help seal the slide seals to keep the draft out.
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Dry it up well ,use a fan. Once the insulation is on it will stop sweating. The cold wall is dehumidifing the air in RV. When my friend spent winter in TT we friction fit foam board outside both slide side walls and foil taped top. All under side of TT we insulated with the fully plastic wrapped comfort-therm insulation. I don't see that fiberglass rolls/batts anymore. It was nice to work with , no itch.
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Another problem slides seal around roof and walls open or closed most do not seal across the bottom.
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Pull the mattress away from the wall a couple inches during the day to let the area breathe. That area gets a lot of humidity from just breathing all night long.
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Fans to circulate air helps too. Small Honeywell fans are are really quite and efficient for amount air they move. Low settings won't make it feel any colder in room. You can blow fan down the wall up up into a corner so it doesn't feel like a breeze on you. Controlling the amount of humidity letting build up is important. Long term habitation in the cold would call for a dehumidifier at least once in a while. Moving air around and exhausting some helps without one. I have a squeegee for the shower so all that water goes down the drain instead of evaporating. Definitely helps in the summer as well.
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maybe you can use rolled reflective insulation. It can be put up with velcro so you can take down easy. I have a 3 sided cover for my rv. The afternoon sun comes straight into the cab in the summer and heats up the rig more than I like. I made a windshield cover and attached magnets. It goes up and comes down easy and rolls up out of the way. Reduced temperature quite a bit.
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Dry it up well ,use a fan. Once the insulation is on it will stop sweating. The cold wall is dehumidifing the air in RV. When my friend spent winter in TT we friction fit foam board outside both slide side walls and foil taped top. All under side of TT we insulated with the fully plastic wrapped comfort-therm insulation. I don't see that fiberglass rolls/batts anymore. It was nice to work with , no itch.
I agree with the foam board solution. That stuff works very well to insulate and is nice to work with!
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Yes, we did pull the mattress away from the wall about 3" and keep it open for air circulation. Our humidity level in the bedroom is low, but I placed several small DampRid containers in the room anyway. We go through our morning routine wiping the moisture off the base of the slide walls and in the overhead storage area and keep those cabinet doors open all day for ventilation.
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