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Insulating under inner trim
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Hi all

Pretty new to all this so point me in right direction if answered before

Looking to insulate my van (2012 SWB Enterprise) - been stripping it clean, but noticed there's a fair few bits of wiring behind the inner trims, especially on the back left, and what looks like an air vent (0.44 in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyXPgijQoyk)

Any idea whether covering that up with insulation, then ply, might cause any issues? I could always look to leave a few patches around it - just keen not to block any air vents, but also keep the inside nice and toasty.

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It's probably an air escape so that the doors shut reasonable easily. If you use foam insulation or that thick white wadding on a roll then I guess the air will still move.

The biggest No.1 heat loss will be via the roof, followed by the main side panels & sliding door. Maybe just concentrate on those and see how you get on heat-loss wise?
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Cheers - that seems reasonable. Issue is if i do the whole thing up then have to tear some stuff out again to re insulate sections - but a small section shouldn’t be an issue

While on it - anyone got any experiences with how much of the other cavities they insulated? Quite a few in the back unlike some other vans I’ve seen - but any experience on whether they’ll be a particular heat loss issue? They seem quite small so thinking no - but I know nothing John snow
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First point is heat travels up by convection. An insulated roof and sides will be 90% of the solution. I don't think getting into every nook and cranny will bring much benefit. The big gains are the big areas. Roof and walls, like a house.
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Cheers - will focus there then
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