Van insulation, the most controversial topic since the creation of Vanlife.
After years of passionate debate, Internet experts still can't agree on the best insulation for DIY van conversions. So at Tec Vanlife, we offer different options & combinations for you to choose from.
Our friends at @Faroutride has made a detailed guide to help you make your educated decision.
1. Duck Liner + 3M Thinsulate (Recommended)
Estimated combined R value: 6.4
-The aluminum foil on the Duck Liner prevents the radiation heat transfer, the Duck Liner sticks to your van wall which significantly helps with the condensation and moisture control (make it impossible for hot air with moisture to make contact with cold van shell). 3M Thinsulate has a higher R value, the two material together delivers an amazing insulation result and our customers absolutely love this combination
-Both materials are mold, moisture resistant
Price starts at $2750 for a short wheel base van, materials included. Price varies depending on the van wheelbase & how many windows you have.
2. 3M Thinsulate only
R value: 5.2
-Easy to work with
Price starts at $1450 for a short wheel base van, materials included. Price varies depending on the van wheelbase & how many windows you have.
3. 1/2" Spay Foam + 3M Thinsulate
Estimated combined R value: 7
-Highest insulation R value
-Fills hollow structure, conform to curved surfaces
We do not recommend applying a thicker layer of spray foam in to a camper van. Reason being is because a thicker layer of spray foam can distort your van panels and may cause damage.
Price starts at $3450 for a short wheel base van, materials included. Price varies depending on the van wheelbase & how many windows you have.
To get an accurate quote for your van, please email us at email@example.com
(All prices include insulation for the hollow area above the headliner, sliding door, and rear doors.)