As we are trying to reduce the heat penetration in hot weather and heat loss in cooler weather different layers of insulation are going in. The first layer is virtually finished. Hushmat and Noico have been installed on most of the outer metal surfaces. Because we have the solar panels and deck on the top of the van I was mainly worried about sound deadening up there so that's where the Noise foam went (although it will also provide a thermal break.) The Hushmat I stuck on the exposed high sides of the van and I'm hoping it will prevent some heat radiation. On top of those materials will be a layer of Thinsulate that I will start gluing in after the windows are installed.
Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.