Buying a car can be a difficult decision. Buying a home is also a task which full of choices and decisions. There are so many different options, layouts, and extras available that choosing what is right for you can be a complicated task. Determining what you want in a car and a home is usually very different, so imagine how difficult it is to purchase a motorhome, which is a mix between the two. With so many choices and options available, it is easy to see how your head can begin to spin when shopping for a new motorhome. When looking for the perfect RV, you will obviously look at layout, weight, appliances, etc., but don’t forget the insulation.
The insulation type is easily overlooked, but is an important piece to any RV. The construction of RVs has greatly improved over the years, so insulation concerns are not what they used to be. Regardless of the type of insulation found in a RV, if the manufacturer has high quality construction, you’ll end up with a high quality RV. Still, with so many choices when it comes to purchasing an RV, understanding the different types of insulation used and each type’s pros and cons, will allow you to find the RV which is a perfect for you.
The three most common forms of insulation found in RVs are spun fiberglass, Styrofoam, and Foam-cor. Fiberglass has been used in campers and RVs for a very long time. The advantages of fiberglass are that it is light-weight, durable and keeps its insulation properties for a very long time. It is also less expensive and fire resistant. This type of insulation can be found on all types of RVs from lower-end to the most expensive coaches. Any RV which uses fiberglass for insulation will need framed walls as it does not provide structural support. Styrofoam, also known as Polystyrene, is usually more expensive, but is very high quality when it comes to insulation effectiveness. Styrofoam also adds structural strength to laminated-type construction. Foam-cor can add additional insulation and is often used in conjunction with fiberglass insulation. It is not thick enough to be used as the sole insulation type, but can be a nice add-on.
It is important to talk with the experts at ExploreUSA RV Supercenter to let them know the type of camping you will be doing. These representatives are very knowledgeable and can let you know what types of insulation are found in their various models, and which type is best for you based on the type of camping you will be doing.
With winter and its colder weather now upon us, many RVers head to warmer climates or store their RV for the winter. For those of you who will use your RV during the winter months, you’ll be very glad if you have good insulation on your RV. Many people think that cold weather RVing is not doable, but it actually is, if you have good insulation (it is also important to put a skirt around the bottom of your RV and do a few other maintenance tips in very cold temperatures). Although definitely possible, if RVing in the winter is not your thing, you’ll still appreciate good insulation in your RV in the summer to help keep the heat out. So, no matter when or where you RV, good insulation is a must.
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