Currently in the middle of a tear down on my pop up TC..
I decided to ditch the corrugated fiberglass and opt for smooth sides...My question is should I go with smooth fiberglass or aluminum sheeting? I am leaning towards aluminum as I have access to a sheet metal shop, if aluminum what gauge would you think?
Also, any reason to put any type of vapor barrier material between the insulation/wood frame and skin?
...Also, any reason to put any type of vapor barrier material between the insulation/wood frame and skin?...
Generally , any type of VB would preferably be located on the warm side of the insulation (i.e. on the inside) to prevent batt insulation from absorbing moisture from the inside... not sure what you have in the camper... but you perhaps might consider a housewrap like Tyvek??? ...it is "breath-able" yet provides waterproofing features.
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You may want to insure that the Tyvek is appropriately spaced from any heat sources such as the furnace exhaust or any other possible heat sources... I do not know if it is a concern...you may be fine, but a little extra clearance for assurance is not a bad thing. I tend to try and "look ahead" and err a little extra on safety's side.
ON EDIT: I had not looked on the Tyveck website in a while... out of curiosity I looked and found this: DuPont™ Tyvek® is combustible and should be protected from a flame and other high heat sources. If the temperature of DuPont™ Tyvek® reaches 750°F (400°C)
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