sorted – the roof is now fully insulated with the Triso Super 10 plus insulation

a shiny silver winter wonderland inside our vintage VW camper

OK, it’s not quite getting the tinsel up for the Christmas decorations, but the bus interior is now becoming a bit of a silvery winter wonderland inside! Just need a few twinkling lights, reindeer and a snowmen outside to complete the festive scene! With the sides, tailgate, cab and cargo doors all insulated, time to get the large metal expanse of the campers tin roof insulated next.

starting at the back and insulating our way forward with the Triso Super 10 plus insulation
starting at the back and insulating our way forward with the Triso Super 10 plus insulation

As the roof profile of the VW split screen bus is curved in both directions, I decided to cut the Triso Super 10 plus insulation into smaller sections to fit between the roofs cross member supports. This was then easier to manage between us, plus it meant that we could get all the edges securely taped in place with the silver aluminium metal tape.

the Triso Super 10 plus insulation cut into strips to more easily follow the curved roof profile
the Triso Super 10 plus insulation cut into strips to more easily follow the curved roof profile

Working in smaller strips also meant there was less risk of the Triso Super 10 plus isolation sagging. Ultimately we will be looking to fit a new headlining, which has six metal rods incorporated into it, so this will also help keep the insulation securely in place. Although I have to say I’m loving the silver look at the moment! 🙂

the fitting could not be done without a glamorous assistant, not sure why Lorna calls me that!
the fitting could not be done without a glamorous assistant, not sure why Lorna calls me that!

Always great to have an extra pair of hands to help get the job done!

sorted – the roof is now fully insulated with the Triso Super 10 plus insulation
sorted – the roof is now fully insulated with the Triso Super 10 plus insulation

So finally all done! One things for sure, the interior is a lot brighter and lighter inside with the all new silver reflective surfaces! However, the key question has to be, was it worth the effort, is it actually warmer inside? Well the good news is that it most definitely is!

Lorna is my official judge of all things hot or cold (as she really hates being cold!), and even she says she can feel the difference in temperature inside the bus now! It will be even better when the heating system is fixed and hooked up properly – but that is already on the list of things to get sorted! 😆

Question; So what’s silver on top, silver around the sides and warm and quiet inside?Answer; Our Volkswagen split screen camper! 🙂

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