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Just got myself a 2016 Titanium Wagon. I want to do some sound deadening to quiet down our horrid road noise here in Washington State, probably the noisiest freeways in the country. I figure if I quiet it down a wee bit I'll be happy keeping the vehicle for a long time. Anyone do this and have tips on where to start? I figure Dynamat type deadener in key spots, maybe some insulation in the voids. I'm not going to go overkill, so want to focus on the biggest improvements for the least amount of material. My Q is whether it's better to start in the floor or in the walls. Seems like the rear of the van is noisier than the front. At some point I'll also pull the front carpet to put in a mini-subwoofer in the little storage compartment under the passenger seat. Sound dampening, a small sub, and a garment rack for work will be the beginning and end of my mods. Cheers, Justin
Hey y'all! I've just purchased a new '16 TC LWB Cargo Van which I intend to convert into a camper. So far this forum has been really awesome, as I've been able to get some inspiration for some different designs, read about some challenges others have encountered, etc. I've searched the forum (as well as youtube, and tons of other sites) for some info on insulation and while I find some great info here and there, I've been unable to locate a thread solely dedicated to insulating the van. There also seems to be many different opinions on best approach to insulation. My current plan is to use some sort of loft insulation to stuff into the open cavities wherever I can, then cover everything with reflectix or something similar, including removeable panels for the windows. Easy enough.... My primary questions are: - To prevent condensation build-up while sleeping in the van, does EVERYTHING need to be covered? I see a lot of photos where most of the metal panels are insulated somehow but lots of bare metal is still exposed. Would a little air flow inside prevent moisture build-up on these exposed areas? - Does a vapor barrier need to be installed over the reflectix or does reflectix act as a vapor barrier on it's own? - Should I consider a third insulation material such as rigid panels of durofoam to add in to the mix? - How are most of you adhering the reflectix or similar material to the frame? Spray adhesive? Would velcro work making things less permanent? - Once I do get the insulation project sorted out, if I wanted to install wood paneling over everything, does anyone have any recommendations on the best way to go about this? I imagine some furring strips up and down the frame is the simplest start but I'm also not sure of the easiest and most effective way of adhering them. As you can tell, I'm a complete novice but come hell or high water, I'm going to have this girl ready to roll come summer time. Any and all input from you fine folks is greatly appreciated.